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JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:
I would like to have everything unpacked
in that respect, I am the polar opposite of Carolyn. I’m actually sitting here trying to figure out just how much stuff I can KEEP in the suitcase for next year. Totally serious.
Similar to Mel, I got a really bad headache post retreat, but was able to avoid them during the retreat. Just in the last hour or so I’ve finally started to recover. I slept most of today away (after getting up briefly and going to the grocery store for essentials).
I wanted to thank all of the hostesses for their hard work and dedication! With so much going on, nothing is ever going to be exactly perfect but it’s darn sure close.
Though I didn’t win a door prize this year, the selection was most excellent. The massage therapists are always a highlight, and much-needed indeed. The goody bags were lovely, and the needle case will come in very handy.
It was wonderful seeing all the challenges, and I’m already trying to think of something for the new fabric.
Sharon, thank you for the loaner 301, she sewed like a dream!
And last but surely not least, Becky, I can’t thank you enough for taking on the challenge of running our first secret sister in a decade! I had a tremendous amount of fun both as a recipient and as a participant. I’m still trying to figure out who the rogue participant was this year, LOL. Like someone else said, there are so many potential suspects! Judy Akers sure surprised me with how sneaky she could be. Patty was asking an awful lot of questions, was that to deflect suspicion away from herself? And then there’s Viola…you gotta watch out for the ones that seem the least likely suspect.
Filed chapter 11 bankruptcy
I *just now* unzipped my big suitcase and put a load of laundry in to wash. I fretted all day about my debit card being hacked, but couldn't do anything more about it than I had already done on Friday, because the bank was closed today for President's Day. Until the bank opens on Tuesday morning, I had to just cool my jets and settle down. Nothing I could do about it anyway. I did have some typing to do for "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," so I got that done to get some hours in for the day. But you can bet I will be at the bank tomorrow morning as soon as it opens to get a new card and see what can be done about the unauthorized charges that the bank did NOT catch before Friday. I tried not to let it ruin my retreat weekend. Nothing could be better than getting to see quilting friends in person, and I had a great time. Although I did not get any charity tops done for Ellen or Jetta during the retreat, I plan to do plenty of those in my new sewing room soon!
Even good things (like retiring and buying a house) are sometimes stressful, and we'll see what happens when I submit my two weeks' notice TOMORROW. I'm always a little scared every time I quit a job, but almost always very relieved and glad I did it. It's just the ACT of resigning itself that is kind of scary - especially when I have been there for 13.5 years.
Misha (MISHAMISHA) said:
Shelley, sorry we didn’t really get a chance to talk this year. You always think there’s gonna be more time and then there isn’t!
Isn't that the truth?? This year, I opted to work on one of Ellen's charity tops, so I spent Thursday evening and all day Friday on that. I swear that top kept growing pieces to be sewed on! One of the "problems" with a sewing machine project is that you really are tied to your machine and table. You'll get a bunch of chatting done with your tablemates but not too many others.
Then on Saturday, I was working on my Hawaiian Applique and sitting with Kim & Linda Puttman. I could have certainly wandered about the room, but as you pointed out .. there's really only so much time!
Mr. Pirate mentioned to me, upon my return, that it seemed that I had just left. For such a long trip, why wasn't the Retreat longer ... like 4-5 days? !!!!!! Well, I told him .. SOME people actually have jobs they need to show up at. What a concept. :-)
Next year, Gadget, next year. :-)
Misha (MISHAMISHA) said:
In fact, if I were Shelley I’d be casting a suspicious eye in your direction… LOL
You can cast a suspicious eye even if you aren't Shelley. :-)
Yes...I had to find where I recorded when I took the class and who taught it by searching my blog . Lol!
Suze (casuzenn) said:
who was it that had the cool wool quilt on the cutting table?
I wish I had taken a better look at it... But I got distracted by something and when I went back to look it was gone!
Linda.... I hope you bring it back next year!