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VALLEY OF THE SUN RETREAT Feb 14-16 2020   News and Announcements

Started 10/31/19 by KSCarolyn; 123493 views.

Now that I have had a nights rest (good might not be a word I would use though) and am at my house in New Mexico. I fired up the Apple computer so I could actually type as I use my phone the rest of the time and get to peck out one letter at a time.

I think this will be one of my favorite retreats............it was just really fun for me. First thanks to Mel for booking the room and putting up with me. Linda Poo for getting me from the airport and taking me to the hotel and feeding me awesome healthy food that was so yummy........you are the best! Cathy, Kim, and Denise for driving me. The trip to SAS although very short was a total success as I got some beautiful fabrics and will likely be wearing clothes made from some of them to retreat next year.

The food table had great offerings, Judy's almond roca which I have a real weakness for. The grapes were really good. Loved the tea too.

Secret sister was so fun this year, I had so much fun watching Ellen find yet more dove chocolates on her sewing machine. Thanks Becky for putting that all together. Love my secret sister Nyla who got me some great vintage sewing notions and other fun things like a little snail ruler...........so stinking cute!

So enjoyed sitting by Karen and chatting. She and Becky gifted me the scraps they were cutting off their projects (grunge fabric, my current favorite fabric line).

I enjoyed getting to know the new people. Sue I enjoyed our conversations and hope you come again.

Cathy thanks for the use of your featherweight again this year.

Shelley your secret, secret, sister speech (for lack of other word) was sooo funny I was just cracking up. You were so eloquent. Yup a pirate is entitled to booty. I guess we will be wondering forever who done it. I assure you if it were me it would not have been such good stuff. Last I heard the roumor mill listed about half the retreaters..........I have a feeling we will never know.

Viola a big hug to you. Hope you are doing ok after your fall and your heart quilt will wrap you in love from all your quilting sister.

Texas Linda you do make quilts as big as Texas! Sharon I always enjoy seeing your crumb quilts.

I was on a mission this year with the T-shirt quilt and the big carpenters wheel and did not get to visit as much as I usually do but it was so fun.

Oh and Misha I am sorry that time got away from us and we did not actually get to do some cutting and sewing on your dress, I hope to see your completed sundress project though. The flying geese are pretty easy once you get them drawn and I love paper piecing those as you can really make very custom designed patterns.

I know I did not mention everyone by name but you are always a delight to chat with and I enjoy your jokes and all the fun we have.

I think I have my momentum going to finish the two quilts I started at retreat and hope to have them both finished in the next few months.

Lots of life going on till next year but as the deadline for sign up comes I always so look forward to the next retreat.

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

2/17/20

Shelley, I enjoyed our table with LeeAnn and Bobbi too. I had an emergency the day of table assignments were done (hubby’s heart -all ok tho),

I couldn’t have chosen any better. We had a lot of laughs, I learned a new embroidery stitch (thanks Shelley) and Bobbi for the strip.
 I learned how to be Sneaky, how to Fib, and how to down right maneuver because my secret sister was in the chair next to me at my table. Oh what fun being devious is!

lppenguins said:

I learned how to be Sneaky, how to Fib,

Yup you have to be careful of the company you keep! Hope all is well with your hubby.

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

2/17/20

And...I loved sitting next to you as I had never had the chance to really visit with you and get to know you.  Enjoyed watching your quilt top go together on our wall.  Looking forward to seeing you next year.  Have a great year of traveling and hiking. k

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

2/17/20

sounds like you guys had a marvelous time.  Very jealous.  If you check the news, you will see why I could not come due to work.

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

2/17/20

We get just as much enjoyment out of the retreat as you all do!  Just a little less sleep lol this year was relaxed and a lot of fun!
 

 I want to thank all of our helpers. Helping us unload our vehicles, hanging the design walls, this year even setting up tables etc. and finally helping everyone to take it all down and into our cars. 
as we all get a bit older we truly appreciate it!

I know lots of people who only use middle name or something. Use what makes you feel better. We know who you are :D 

Last year I had a migraine every day at retreat and had to keep going to lie down. This year I had none while I was there...but developed one yesterday eve, and it stuck around for this morning... fragile. Moving slowly, and watching the rain outside. SO ready for spring.

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

2/17/20

Every day you learn something new is a good day right (wink). Thanks for good thoughts for DH

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

2/17/20

I saw it Dee and 2 by me are already having closing sales. So sad. I hope you’ll get taken care of, especially for your loyalty. 
we’ve been missing you!

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