Saturday, March 01, 2008

I Know I'm Slow Getting Back to the Routine

Whew, I am slow getting back to real life...I got back on Wednesday late afternoon from our retreat and a stop at a quilt shop. What a wonderful time we had...I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to spend that much time sewing, uninterrupted in my life.
We sewed, ate, laughed, and did it over and over again. We're trying to figure out how we can do this all again really soon. Everyone got lots done...some got whole projects done
and some got parts done

and moved to the next step. I did a little of each. I started and finished this table topper from the book Bits and Pieces.
I got the border fabric when I was in California, they had the sample done and hanging in the shop and Sharon and I just loved it. Now I just have to get it quilted and it will be ready for the patriotic season. It was lots of fun to do...good directions and went together well.
I was also thrilled to get 4 Web Sampler Blocks done
...now I have 6 blocks done and the other 6 have lots of pieces so I need to really concentrate. I got my finishing kit today so all I have to do is get to stitchin LOL!

The sewing group was here today and we had a great time and oh my goodness we had wonderful treats...I made brownies and added the yummy frosting that Karen had posted this week. Oh my, it is out of this world. Then I also made Karen's Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies that she posted a week or so ago. Andy loves those...he's not a real big chocolate fan so these cookies are right up his alley...I think he'd eat his weight in these cookies if I let him. Thanks Karen for your delicious treat recipes...I may not be able to zip my pants but it's OK!

The Happy, Happy news from here is that Hampton and his parents are all well again and they will be here tomorrow. I'm not going to get so excited this time, but I'll be doing the dance when the car pulls into the driveway.

Have a great Sunday all!

19 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Welcome home. Your web sampler blocks look great. Isn't it wonderful to be able to sew without interuption?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the little quilt Carol. I think it turned out cute. Glad you had a great time and I hope that the little guy shows up tomorrow.
Hugs

Ginger Patches said...

I love your table topper and your web blocks! Sounds like such a fun and productive time...and tomorrow Hampton!!! Have a great visit!

Beth said...

Welcome back! Glad to see you had a fantastic time at your retreat! How fun! Your web sampler blocks look fantastic. I got talked into signing up for it, and right now I have 3 blocks sitting here staring at me waiting to be made into blocks. The store I ordered my finishing kit from ran out of one of the fabrics, so she's waiting on that. I am so excited for you that Hampton is coming to visit! Yay!

Doe said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. I'm loving your web blocks! thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Yippee for Hampton's visit! You got alot done and all the projects were yummy!

Thimbleanna said...

Love your table topper and those fabulous blocks. Looks like you had a great time at your retreat. Karen is going to have a lot of us overweight quilters to answer to! I hope you have lots of fun with the kids!

Perry said...

Your sampler blocks look great of course, and I like the patriotic quilt you did. Looks like the right size for a picnic. Sure hope Hampton and family make it ok.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

wow you got a lot done and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Girly you go right ahead and get excited and dance in the driveway too! :O). Enjoy the visit!

Patti said...

Glad you had such a marvelous retreat - retreats are the best! Except for times spent with children and grandchildren. Have a marvelous visit!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh you sound like you had such a great time! I am glad for you. I love all your projects, particularly the little runner! Cute, cute, cute!

Enjoy that belated visit with your adorable grandson.

Paula said...

I just bought the book Bits and Pieces and loved that little quilt. Love the colors you chose! So cute!

Lisa D. said...

Welcome back, Carol! It certainly looks like you and your friends got a lot done on retreat. Your sampler blocks are great! You've done twice as many as I have!

Nicole said...

You must have just had the BEST time! I finally got the first Web Sampler block done yesterday. I need to make one a day so I can catch up.

Mar said...

wow, you got a lot accomplished, love it all, welcome home!

Valerie said...

You all got a lot done. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

What wonderful sampler blocks and sounds like you had a wonderful time. Cute table topper!! Hope your kids were able to come.

Nan said...

It looks like a marvelous time was had by all, Carol! I'm loving all the photos, by the by - thank you so much for sharing!
Your patriotic quilt is adorable! Now I have to find that book. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the web sampler blocks - the ones you've finished are gorgeous!
Hooray!!! Hampton's visiting!! I know you will enjoy every minute of the visit.

Teresa said...

I just love reading your blog. Had not seen it in a few days and you sure have posted some good things. Your blocks are very nicely done and I love all your fabrics. Hubby is a real sweetie to get up there like that, but I would have been scared silly to do it myself.

Got to love those quilt retreats!