Thursday, January 13, 2011

Packing for retreat....

Each year my guild has a four day quilting retreat at a state park about an hour away. Each year I tell myself I will not pack so much stuff (I've pulled a bag out of my sewing room closet still packed from the year before....)
Four days sounds like a long time and that you will get so much done...in reality - not so much.
So at first I was only going to bring one small embroidery project and Roll, roll cottonboll. Then, well, maybe just another hand-piecing project. And well, I promised to make a sewing roll and a quilt for Q4L....now I have my car full. (This year I did remember to pack enough clothes and an extra blanket!)
Then there is the food. How can you sew without food? And what if we have another ice storm? So....two loaves of Sweet Potato Pound Cake, a pan of brownies, a large box of Ruby Linzer bars, and four bottles of wine. I do have a bag of salad too....
So I will be off the grid for a few days and hopefully will have some fun photos of finished projects to show! And hopefully I will still be able to button my jeans.....

btw...Dobby (new photo at the top of post) had his second set of shots today. He is 4 pounds 5 ounces...he is only 12 weeks old...

14 comments:

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Oh my Dobbie is sure a stunner! What a sweetie! And that sweet potato pound cake?! Good GRIEF! If I weren't headed out somewhere else, I'd make a beeline for Hickory Knob and join ya'll!!

*hugs*
Bonnie

sewprimitive karen said...

Well, have a good time at the retreat, but the real message is to say that Dobby is adorable!!

Scrappy quilter said...

Have fun!!

Loris said...

Dobbie is adorable...jus hands down adorable :-)
Have a wonderful time at the retreat. I was trying to follow what they were saying on the weather channel. I think it is supposed to be easing up for you a bit...hopefully.

sandra said...

Have a great time! The cake sounds delicious and looks it too. We all pack to much, but you might NEED it all and would be very frustrated if you didn't have it LOL.

Kathie said...

Have fun, wow that sweet potato pound cake sounds wonderful and looks yummy, what recipe did you use?
sounds like you have everything covered hope your productive! can't wait to see the pictures!
Kathie

Clare said...

Have a great time. By the sound of it you won't have time for sewing. You'll be too busy eating and chatting!

Dobby is going to be a big cat!

Frog Quilter said...

Dobbie is SO CUTE!!!!

Would you share the receipe for the sweet potatoe pound cake?

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheee, hope you had a blast, didn't eat all that poundcake yourself and got lots done. ooh, Dobby is looking like a cat, not just a baby kitten.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Have a wonderful time!!!

Diane said...

I've got a new "grand kitty" in my life and finally understand the abundance of cat pictures on the Internet. Dobby is a cutie. I'd also like to pester you for that poundcake recipe. Hope you got lots of sewing done.

McIrish Annie said...

have a great time on your retreat! Mine is next weekend. let's compare notes after and see who:
1. finished something
2. ate the most and
3 drank the most wine! LOL!

have fun

regan said...

Ok, I'm with Kathie....I think we all need the recipe for that Sweet Potato Pound Cake....it looks amazing! Yum!

Have a great time at retreat!

regan

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh hop you have/had fun! I'm going next weekend and CAN'T wait!