That’s what I did all last weekend.
Our Modern Quilt Guild, the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild, hosted a member retreat, and let me just say right now how much fun I had. Oh. My. Goodness!
There were about a dozen of us there, and we chose secret stitcher sisters and passed out secret goodies to each other all weekend, we played strip poker (with fabric strips — get your mind out of the gutter!), and we played other games and ate way too much the entire time. And we sewed! We all sewed our little hearts out.
If only I myself would run as many miles as my sewing machine did this past weekend, I’d be thin as a rail!
Here’s a recap for you . . .
Stuff We Made
Barbara’s Batik Stars quilt . . .
Stuff We Did
Stuff We Said
You know I couldn’t resist collecting quotes from this event, right?
Here they are:
“Note to self: Don’t wear a t-shirt from home when you’re out of town.”
“I don’t understand all I know about what goes on there.”
“When I was young, we called that ‘pot’.”
“I play poker every time I go to the bathroom at home. Sometimes you get a royal flush.”
“I don’t take Prozac, but I’ve made sure everyone around me does.”
“I thought she said ‘porn’.”
“I’m gonna be unhappy tomorrow, but I’m happy now.”
“That’s the first time I got confused.”
“I don’t need that tool — it’s just a way for me to screw up even faster.”
Stuff I Got To Do That I Can’t Do Where I Live
Shop at a Wal-Mart Super Center at 5:00 am.
Get pizza delivered.
Get Mexican delivered.
Finish 5 quilt tops in 46 hours.
Walk across the street to a restaurant.
Sew with 11 other people and talk and laugh non-stop.
Stuff I Came Back Home To
Reality . . .
An overflowing trash can
An overstuffed laundry hamper
A sink full of dirty dishes
My animals, who all missed me (or at least said they did)
My Cowboy, who I missed, and who waits on me hand and foot and spoils me rotten
Our little ranch shack on our wonderful farm . . .
And my studio . . .
As much fun as I had, I’m still so glad to be home.
You can see some more pictures on the quilt guild’s web site: Pecan Valley Quilt Guild