Friday, February 23, 2007

Where to begin?

Wow--another 10 days zipped by me...and so much has happened. I'll just have to spread my news out over time. BUT, the biggest and latest news is that we are expecting Grandbaby #5! We had dinner with all the kids and kidlets last night and my granddaughter got to announce the news. So, little Liam is going to be a big brother and he'll only be a year next month. What an exciting time!
My quilt group, Bias Buddies, had our annual winter retreat. The theme was, "Choc Full of Fun" and man, was it ever! Lots of chocolate! and Lots of fun! We had a couple of guests, a member who moved to SC came up, my cousin from CO flew out and my husband surprised me by flying my friend from Holland over! Of course, time went by way too fast. (It didn't help that I spent the first day on the couch with the flu! But I recovered quickly so I enjoyed the last two days of the retreat.) We played that new Quilt Trivia game and won chocolate along the way........received gifts of mugs filled with hot chocolate mixes, got a gifty bag of chocolate brownie mix, and a wonderful "chocolate kiss" that was actually chocolate fabric wrapped in foil. Our retreat committee did a great job!I worked on my Gratitude blocks (from Judy's blog). I'm way behind on the Hour a day thing, but I am plugging away. This one fulfills a few things...the Hour a Day project, my Quilt 24 challenge (I'm using the feed sack fabrics) and we are going to do this as part of my Stashbuster series with my students. I'm trying to get my students using up their fabrics as they go, so they won't end up with the huge stash that I have. I try to find projects that are easy and fun. I'll send them to Judy's website to get the pattern to complete their quilt.

4 comments:

Diana said...

That chocolate "kiss" was priceless! Your retreat sounds like it was lots of fun!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Hey Karen, when I read about all of your family gettin together I glanced at the photo quickly and thought - what no men in the family...? then I read on and realized that was your quilt group! LOL :c)

Sounds like you and your friend form Holland had a great time!

I really like how your 30's fabrics are looking with that black! Who knew? :c) Congratulations on Grandbaby #5! ~Bonnie in SE Texas

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Hey Karen, when I read about all of your family gettin together I glanced at the photo quickly and thought - what no men in the family...? then I read on and realized that was your quilt group! LOL :c)

Sounds like you and your friend form Holland had a great time!

I really like how your 30's fabrics are looking with that black! Who knew? Can't wait to see more! :c) Congratulations on Grandbaby #5! ~Bonnie in SE Texas

Samantha said...

Congrats on grandbaby 5. Love the fabric kiss! Your group is so creative...