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I'm not surprised about your swap blocks. I've found the range of expertise you get with with swap blocks comes with the quilter. Some have learned that the hard way and don't do swap blocks any longer. That's kind of what you get when you agree to exchange swap blocks. I've participated to encourage newbies and to make the bonds of quilting friends stronger. Sometimes I don't set right away and let them sit awhile and then the perfect project or person will come along they work with or I'll make them work. It often gives me a chance to challenge my skills. Good luck to you!! I know you will make them look great!!
I'm so glad you had such a great time at your local retreat. We can never have too many quilty friends! But there is something to be said for true, long friendships with those who have laughed together, mourned together, encouraged together and learned from each other. What a rich bunch we are with each other and those that have crossed our paths and made it richer.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...Judy vomiting in the grass between us during the group photo.
Thanks for that memory!!
Yeah! We need a BIG virtual hug as a group!!!
Cathy (cacnurse1) said...Merlin is such a cutie. Looks like he is sitting there like a good boy. He will be lots of company for DJ.
Thanks. I'll tell DJ you think so. He's finally thinks they've broken a record into double digit days for Merlin not having an accident in the house! We have tickets to go see them in September!! I'm excited and anxious a bit with all we have going on with our CA house getting ready to sell and CO one nearly ready to build. But it will be fun finally get to have some snuggles with Merlin.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...I've got to figure out a way to go to the retreat this year. I was telling them about you guys, talking about how long we had been doing it, how much we have shared over the years.
Let's ALL make that our stretch objectives for the year!!
lppenguins said...What girl! You get that dog a crate with a nice fluffy bed in it and he starts sewing with you!
Yes! Dogs, especially when trained young, come to think of their crates as their private, safe private room. Our Molly used to go to her crate when there were too many people or noise and activity in the house. She would hang out in there as she knew was by herself.
lppenguins said...Ami, Dee and Judy. That’s so amazing for your kiddos to be “making their way in the world today”.
Thanks. And know in some way the Valley of the Sun quilters have been a part of getting them there confidently. Just by encouraging their moms along the way have reminded them of the deep love and power of long friendship!
lppenguins said...Start a new tradition on your new ranch. you always have a proper attitude. It’s just a big ole step. ♥?
You're right. Thanks so much for your encouragement.
That makes sense. I hope you get to keep the observatory!
He's living with my boss now and I am able to do what I like :) I miss him, but I don't miss being ruled by him!
Don't know if this helps, but I saw a video on Youtube and they talked about a quilting retreat: https://www.fabricpatch.net/the-piece-and-patch-quilting-retreat-house-in-ephrata-wa.htm
(I have to pay to travel anyway, so it doesn't matter where)