Monday, January 28, 2008

Retreat Sunday

Yesterday was a great retreat day for me, although it got off to a slow start. I had trouble sleeping Saturday night and woke up at 1:15 am and didn’t get back to sleep before the alarm went off for DH at 2:45 am. I stayed in bed while he finished packing and got ready to leave. I finally went out to the couch to read some emails hoping I would get sleepy.

I looked out the front window and discovered it was snowing. I had no idea it supposed to snow. I checked weather.com and the forecast said we would get 1 – 2 inches of snow throughout the morning. No big deal. I decided to take some NyQuil since I had a little bit of congestion and sinus headache and needed some sleep.

Next thing I knew it was 8:15. I had a little over 4 hours of wonderful sleep. I climbed out from under the warm quilts, started the coffee pot and looked out the front window. It was still snowing and there was at least 2 inches of snow! Hooray, I thought. Falling snow, football replays and all day to spend quilting. I was ecstatic!

So what did I spend the day doing? I finished my PIF packages and prepped everything for mail. Then I worked on my football nickel swap packages so I would be ready to swap them out when all of the swap packages arrived. By then the replay of the Patriots/Redskins final season game was on and I hadn’t prepped any Butterfly Garden blocks so I decided to finish the binding on DIL’s All About Me quilt while watching the game.

After a short nap I prepped two Daisy blocks for appliqué. I’m making the first one with the freezer paper on top. I haven’t gotten far enough to make any comments on this method so stay tuned.

As you can tell I didn’t get any packing done, but my sewing table is a little cleaner. I must have a mental on packing by myself. This coming weekend I’ll make sure DH and I pack some on Saturday. We have a little over two weeks before closing and I don’t want be here packing when the movers are here on the 15th.

6 comments:

Jackie said...

I love your "All About Me Quilt". I have been collecting novelty fabric to make 2 for my kids. I hope that you have more sleep tonight!

Kim said...

cute quilt. I couldn't sleep last night and made more waves....I always hated packing. I remeber doing it 8 months prego with ds and I moved twice after that...hope to never ever do it again......

Wendy said...

Packing is not fun...and it usually will take twice as long as you think.

Looks like a fun quilt.

Quilting Pirate said...

what a beautiful quilt!

No one likes to pack, but I like snowing quilting days :D Hope you are feeling better soon!

Colleen Eskridge almost formerly of South Africa said...

Happy Packing!Hate packing....wish I could wiggle my nose and it would be done. Have moved house about 22 times since we got married 34 years ago...think God must have a sense of humor. Colleen

Alycia said...

Oh it is so cute! I bet she was totally thrilled with it!!