Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Bags Are Packed...

I'm ready to go...are you singing with me?  Well, my bags are packed and I am ready to go...but I'm not leaving on a jet plane...I'm only driving and hour and a half away...besides they probably wouldn't let me on a jet plane with all my stuff!  My projects are in their boxes in the project bag...I probably have enough to keep me busy for at least a month...oh, I'll only be there for just less than a week.  Well, I certainly won't get bored.


I also did a little cooking...I made Anna's (of Thimbleanna fame) Overnight Lasagna...we'll be having that for dinner tomorrow night...it's so much easier to have something that we can just pop in the oven since we'll all just be getting in. And it is absolutely delicious!  I also made Retreat Treats
...I've been making these for years...they are super simple, and we all love them...it's that sweet and salty thing...a pretzel, a Hershey kiss and an M&M...easy peasy...I put the kisses on the pretzels and pop them in a 250 degree oven for about 5-6 minutes...then press the M&M down in until the kiss kind of squishes...that attaches it to the pretzel...put them in the refrigerator until the kiss sets up again...take them out and put them in a container...ENJOY

I did take a few minutes yesterday and got 2 more Farmer's Wife blocks done...#33 Farmer's Puzzle and #55 Linoleum. A huge thank you to Lori (Bee in My Bonnet) for all of her drafting tips.  She changed the size of the pieces in Linoleum just a little bit and made it rotary friendly instead of a template block...I think she's just amazing!  Thank you Lori!

Hope you all have an awesome week!  I'll be home Friday...no internet connection...so I'll see you when I get back!

25 comments:

Shakerwood said...

Looks like someone had to sample the Retreat Treats first. I'm sure it was to make sure they were okay!

Have a wonderful time! Wish I could go!!

Cathy said...

Your retreat sounds like fun and I sure like the sounds of Retreat Treats, will have to give them a try!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Salt and chocolate! I will have to give those super treats a try! Have a great time.

Diane said...

Your retreat treats look like a quilt!
You'll have so much fun. Enjoy being by the beach as well as the fun friends and the quilting.

Sue said...

Have a wonderful time on your retreat! Wish I could come along :)

Pat from FL and MI said...

Yum! Have fun on retreat!

*karendianne. said...

This is exciting. The treats looks yummy and I know you're going to have a great time. I love how prepared you are - especially with all those bobbin's already wound up. Wishing you a BLAST of a time!

Jackie said...

Enjoy your retreat! A week sounds like heaven!

I make those same snacks but use Rollo's instead of the Kiss. They are addictive.

Cheryl said...

Again...I am so excited for you!!! Can't wait to try the overnight lasagna and also your yummy treats..thanks for the recipe. Love your Farmers Wife blocks!! Have a wonderful time.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Those treats look good...enjoy your retreat!

Janet O. said...

I just wasn't sure whether to sing-along with Peter, Paul and Mary's version, or John Denver's.
I've had those treats before and they are so good!! I'd forgotten about them--thanks for the reminder and the directions.
Love your blocks--Lori is amazing.

Candace said...

I was singing along. Have a nice time at your retreat.

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the shout out Carol. I hope you have a wonderful time and get lots done. And thanks for sharing the candy recipe -- I love sweet/salty!

Karen said...

Have a great time on retreat. I know I always take more than I can get done - but I like variety just in case something doesn't work I want to have choice, lol. Your retreat treats look so yummy :)

Hugs - Karen

Allie said...

Yep, I'm singing with you! Oh I hope you have a wonderful time - I know you will - I love your treats, although they'd never make it to the retreat with me, I'd eat them all beforehand or during the drive, lol. Your FW blocks are wonderful - have fun, Carol!

regan said...

Oh my gosh.....I thought those treats were quilt blocks! It makes a really great look quilt! LOL They sound so yummy....will be trying those very soon! Your actual quilt blocks look really good, too! Have a great retreat! Quilt, eat, laugh! FUN!

Kathie said...

have fun! I hope you can finish all the projects you brought with you to work on!!!!
oh those treats look yummy!
Kathie

Barb said...

I am coming for the treats....

Have a good time!!

Cheryl said...

Have a great time and thanks for the recipe for the treats...perfect for those of us who love salty and chocolate! Love your FW blocks.

Barb said...

I love it, your treats looks like a quilt too! These are the perfect sewing treat - no messy fingers.
Have a great time!

annieb said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy those treats!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Have a great time. Looking forward to a full report!

Colleen said...

Have a great time!

Libby said...

Have a great time . . . . and thank you for the how-to on the treats *s*

deb said...

those treats are a work of art!!! I need to make them for Halloween!!!! YUMMM!!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!