Friday, November 09, 2007

Mail Goodies and a Retreat

From now until Monday I am on my own time. I took Monday off because I set up three medical appts - the dentist, my yearly gyn appt and then picking up my new glasses. DH is off to New York for the whole week and my DIL/boss is ready to travel to London for the week. What do you think I'm going to do? I'm going to stay in the house and play with fabric and threads. I have a long list of projects I want to work on so I'm sure I won't run out of UFOs to work on between now and then.

On the way home tonight I stopped at the grocery store and loaded up on tons of comfort food including a Shepherd's Pie, cheese tortellini and Thanksgiving Soup. I'm ready to hunker down and enjoy some serious time alone.

My retreat weekend started yesterday with two packages in my mail. The first package was from Paula, the Quilter in honor of the Red Sox winning the World Series. What a terrific collection of gifts - coffee fabrics, thimble magnets, a pattern, a heart teacup and Guatemalan coffee. I had some of the coffee this morning and it's yummy.

The best part of the package is this logo she drew for me. She suggested it would make a great stitchery. She took her cue from the photo of me here. Then she took the photo of my first redwork project and put it on the block. I absolutely love the drawing and will definitely stitch it up sometime in the future. Thanks, Paula, for a wonderful gift!

My other package was my prize winnings from Wildcraft Farm. They are quilt cards that include the directions for making the stitcheries. Two more items for me to stitch.

Today I received one more stitchery treat - Chocolage. A book of full of chocolate stitcheries and chocolate recipes. Where do I start? I really don't know.

I planned this weekend to be a weekend of finishes, but now that I have all these wonderful stitchery patterns I am so tempted to start a new project. What do you think I should do?


Kathy Wagner said...

I say start something new
I am a very bad inflence :)
And also work on some finishing if you have time!

paula, the quilter said...

I'm glad you liked the goodie box. Enjoy your weekend 'retreat'.

Kim said...

love the goodie box you received :) I have that Chocolate book here"somewhere" lol
I can't wait to see you personalized one finished - I say start a new one with that....

CONNIE W said...

Terrific goodies from Paula! A week to enjoy!

Becky said...

Thanksgiving soup??? Is this something you have a recipe for or just something the store carries?

May Britt said...

Your logo gift looks great. So nice drawing. And that chocolate there a lot of stitchery patterns in it??

Helen said...

Indulge yourself and get started on a new project. Love the stitchery patterns. Have fun this week and enjoy your quality time.

Annie said...

I can't resist starting something new - your time alone sounds like heaven on earth to me. Who needs sleep - do it all!

Libby said...

Great mail . . . your own logo - how fun is that *s*

Solstitches said...

What a bumper mail day you had!
The Chocolage book looks wonderful.
I love the personal stitchery design your friend did for you. It will look great on your studio wall.


Sewbaby said...

You are so lucky to receive that great drawing!! Good Luck on your goals for your retreat weekend.