Sunday, June 10, 2007

Getting Ready For My Retreat

I spent this weekend getting ready for my quilting retreat this coming weekend. So far this is what I'm planning on bringing to the retreat.
  1. My Jane Was Nuts blocks - I have a few blocks done and enough blocks cut for 5 other blocks.
  2. The HSTs for my Football Depression quilt. I have about 30 blocks to trim and enough squares cut for another 40 HSTs.
  3. I added borders to the Coffee Panel I bought on my shop hop and made the quilt sandwich. I'm planning on hand quilting around the designs on the panel.
  4. I cut the fabric for my doll quilt.
  5. I cut the borders for my Tea Time Splash quilt and my Stairstepper quilt.
  6. I prepped the next two letters for my Bobby Socks alphabet blocks. I got to start the "E" today. I'm using a deep green on this block. So far I like it.
  7. I tucked in my Focus Fabric Challenge if I decide to make 1.5 inch HSTs using Triangles on a Roll.
  8. I chose the fabric for the travel pocket I'm making from Leanne Beasley's book, "Romancing The Road Trip." Below is the finished stitchery I'm going to use on the cover of the pocket.
  9. I have one surprise project that I'm working on. I'll share the fabric with you, but you'll have to wait to see the finished project. I should be able to get the top done next weekend.
I doubt I'll run out of projects and that's OK with me. I would hate to run out of work at a retreat, wouldn't you?

Last night DH and I tried a new restaurant in town. It's about 50 steps from our front door. It's called Christopher's Third Street Grille. We each had soup before the meal, steaks for dinner (a filet mignon for me, prime rib for DH) and we split a serving of warm chocolate pudding cake for dessert. The food was great, the service was excellent. I know we'll be going back again and again and again. After dinner we went to the movies (50 steps beyond the Grille). We saw Ocean's Thirteen. An evening with DH, steak, chocolate and George Clooney. What more could a girl ask for? Oh yeah, uninterrupted quilt time. Well, I did get that that this weekend too as DH didn't get home from NYC until 3 pm yesterday.

All in all I'd say I had one great weekend. The only way to make it perfect would be for the Red Sox to sweep the Diamondbacks today.


Norma said...

I love the fabric that you have given us a sneak peak at! I can hardly wait to see the quilt made from it!

Carole said...

xHave fun at your retreat! Looking forward to seeing what you do with those fabrics! Happy quilting!

Angela said...

Sounds like a great time was had this weekend. We need days like that.

Morah said...

I have been enjoying seeing your finished redwork and bluework projects. I need a gift for a friend and you came to my rescue. A cute redwork pillow!! Great idea and you didn't even know you solved my problem! Sounds like you had a great date night with DH.

Libby said...

Sound like you are getting ready for a fun retreat. Enjoy!

swooze said...

Have fun at retreat! I need a retreat!

Beth said...

I hope you had fun at the retreat...I on the other hand was AT the Diamondback/Red Sox game on Sunday. While I was quite happy with the youngest son (can you say RABID member of the Red Sox nation?) MUCH preferred the outcomes of Friday and Sat nights games! I do root for the Red Sox unless they play my D-backs...::::grin:::::

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

How many years is the retreat?? Will we see you again? Tracey

Karen said...

Hi, SweetP, love your retreat list, esp. the pic of the travel pocket which is adorable.

Linda said...

My gosh that's alot of projects. Is your retreat for more than a weekend? Love your selected fabrics, very pretty. Look forward to seeing the "item" once you return.

MOLLY said...

Sounds like such a fun time with your DH. I would love to live so close to restaurants and movie theatres that I could walk there.

Anonymous said...

Really like the Wicked Girly, nice choice of colors and layout.

Also, if you really like chocolate, you should try the chocolate crepes at the Silver Moon Creperie (located in between the movie theater and Third Street Grille)!!