Monday, April 20, 2009

Quilt Retreat week!

I thought it would NEVER get here. Back in October when Jen, Jill, and I started talking about the retreat I didn't think it would be possible for me to go, but in Jan. when we talked about it, it became a little more feesible when the airline ticket went down considerably. By Feb. I had decided I was definately going to be going to OH to the St. Jude's Quilt Retreat. I figured I had plenty of time to get ready. Then April 1st came around and like a bad April Fools Joke I realized I was no where near being ready for retreat! I had planned to send a package of supplies/kits to work on at retreat and I wanted it send so it had plenty of time to arrive. It arrived last Thurs. at Jill's.
This past week I have been working on bags/purses to take on my trip. I made a sassy bag, didn't like it, so it went to the store as a sample. Then I made another one that was a sassy/runaround combo. I went to upload photos last night that I had taken and realized I didn't have my camera. It sent me into a bit of a shock, since i thought I had lost it. Mom checked and it was still at work, so I'll pick it up tonight. It's a purple horse themed purse and while I'm not 100% sold, I still love it and it will work great for my trip. I just need to finish making a wonder wallet and checkbook cover to go with it. The ones I have aren't the most functional.
I also have been working on a Professional Tote, It's made out of the same purple horse fabric... and yes this will be the final project out of it. I have made 2 Mirandas, a smaller purse, a sassy, three wallets, 1 checkbook cover, and now the Professional Tote. I'm finally to the end of most of the fabric. The one purple I have 2 yards of, but it is going into my thangles quilt, so it has a purpose now too.
I packed my suitcase last night and I just have to finish my Professional Tote and I'll be set to head to the airport at 4:30 Wed morning. I'm so excited to meet all my peeps for the first time!


Jenn Boerger said...

I'm sure your SOOOOO EXCITED for your trip you can hardly stand it!! Hope strip club went well for you on Sat - was going to come in the afternoon, but I was so exsausted that I took a nap instead. Drop me a line when you get back and let's go out to coffee and get caught up!! Have a blast on your trip!

Jen said...

Quilt retreat, quilt retreat, time is near. Time for quilting and time for friends. We've been good but we can't last hurry quilt retreat hurry fast.

Want a rotary blade that doesn't skip, me I want a ...yeah I'm stuck.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

OH're wayyy ahead of me as far as getting ready goes. I'm a last minute girl. The only things I've gotten ready are sewing related!