Monday, November 12, 2007

Home from Retreat!


Jane and I had a good flight up and got to the hotel right on schedule. Set up our sewing space, and then waited for friends to drift in. The first night is always fun. No one sews - well, I don't. LOL.

On Friday there was a workshop about applique prepping, and then it's a free day to sew or shop. Guess which one we chose? We went to Quilter's Inn, Main Street Quilt Shop, In Between Stitches and ThimbleCreek. I bought some patterns and some Kansas Star books. I'll dig those out and post a picture tomorrow. In Between Stitches is my favorite shop up there. We went back for a bit on Saturday just in case we had left something behind on the first trip! I was really good this year. Then we all went over to Mimi's for dinner, and then sewed late into the night.

On Saturday there was a machine applique class, and more sewing. Saturday night is the official dinner. Lots of goodies at our place at the table. And our annual pincushions. Mar makes these and they are wonderful. We had show and tell on Saturday as well as our official group picture. Holly puts all of these in a great frame for us. She's such a sweetie!

On Sunday we left the hotel at noon with our favorite taxi driver, and there was no problem getting my shoulder through security this year. As we were getting our purses off the screening belt, everyone started yelling "5-0-5! 5-0-5!" All of the security workers surrounded our screening area. Keep in mind our horrible trip home and the security problem that kept us grounded for five hours last year. Jane muttered, "What now?!!" Everyone had to stand perfectly still, couldn't touch our purses or anything. It was a little scary. I wasn't about to move a muscle. Then an announcement came on thanking us for our participation in their security drill. Whew!

Jane and I were giggling later and wondered what would happen if we started yelling "5-0-5" and fell down spread eagle on the floor. ROFLOL. Okay, maybe that's not really funny, but we thought it was at the time! LOL. Sheesh, you can't take us anywhere.

My favorite thing from retreat? Mar brought me a Condo Cow!!! Yep, a real, honest-to-goodness Condo Cow!! Eat your heart out, Kim!

More details tomorrow night. I'm bushed. Does this mean I'm getting too old to have fun any more? Hmmmm...... I'll tell you what. My bed sure did feel awfully good last night. I don't think I moved all night.

Gratitudes:

~ Friends
~ Tears
~ Laughter

9 comments:

Kim said...

Oh, I LOVE your cow, Vicky! Isn't it a little small for your milking stool though? LOL! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Did you sign up for next year already? Oh, and make sure you share some photos of the loot when you get a chance!

Darlene said...

I've been waiting anxiously for a Retreat Report. I'm glad you had fun.

The Condo Cow is very, very cute.

Carol said...

The Condo Cow is so cute...I laughed so hard at your "505"...I think throwing yourselves on the floor would be hysterical, but you probably would not have gotten home...we'd have all had to send bail money...but the vision is way too funny!

Beth said...

It sounds like you had a great time at your retreat. You'll have to show us what you bought at all those stores! What the heck is a condo cow? LOL I had a cow like that I got from Gateway once when I ordered a computer . . . That's too funny, now, about what happened at the airport. I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Glad you had such a great time and I'm looking forward to photos of your purchases and the pincushions.

Judy said...

Is that Condo Cow something to use with your milking stool? :) It's so cute! I'm so glad you had fun and I'm betting you can't wait til next year, right?

Yvonne said...

Your cow is so cute. I'm so glad you're home and had a good time. Can't wait for all the details. :)

Nan said...

That cow is adorable! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, except for the airport. You never know what's going to happen when you travel anymore. It's always interesting.
Can't wait to see photos of the good times!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm sorry I missed meeting you either at the retreat or at In Between Stitches.. maybe next year.