Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Great weekend

Two days of nearly nonstop sewing and being with great friends - what could top that? Well, I do have something but first - the weekend.

We arrived Friday afternoon and the weather was beautiful, but who pays attention to the weather? Everybody had projects ready to work on, some that have been to quite a few previous retreat weekends.

Here are Linda and Mary Beth all set up. Notice how efficient we have all become - supplies are neatly packaged and stashed underneath the tables.
Floris is very intently studying her yellow water bottle, hoping the genie will pop out.

Dale is always in a good mood and her infectious laughter keeps us all smiling.

This is Elizabeth's work area. Notice how she has neatly stowed her fabric in a milk crate. Each piece is precisely folded. She doesn't even iron them. I wish my fabric were as well behaved.
This is what I'm working on. I'm using some of my soy wax batik fabrics.

The Canada geese are feasting on all the worms that have come out during the heavy downpour.
This is the view from the porch of the cabin. Very peaceful and meditative, except we're all facing the other way so we can see our design walls.

Good news #1: I have a new great niece, born last week. Named Julia Rose, 9lbs 2oz (ouch). Here is the postcard I'm sending to her and her family. It will have to hold them until I make her baby quilt. Julia is my 12th great niece/nephew. Isn't that a beautiful name? I just love it.

Good news #2: The guy from Purdue called and I now have a commission. Whoopee! Good news all around!


mary m. said...

Great postcard, Cathy...and congratulations on the commission piece. Looks like a wonderful retreat!

Shirley Goodwin said...

That looked like a great retreat, Cathy.

Gerrie said...

Love the post card and am so excited that you got the commission. I have forgotten - do you have a connection to Purdue?

Carol said...

Looks like you had loads of fun, I love the postcard, lucky baby

teri springer said...

Looking good!! Wow...12 greats....I am up to 7 with only 3 of my 4 nieces married and one of the 8 boys. Niece #4 gets married in July. That postcard is great.

Can't wait to see what you do for Purdue (and THAT'S an exhibit I can go see).

Floris, I'm going to miss her and Betty and the rest of the Virginia/DC area girls this summer at QSDS.