Thursday, November 11, 2010

Leaving for the quilt retreat

It's been fun sharing my retreat plans and projects with you these past weeks; thanks for all the nice comments. My things are parked at the back door, and we'll load the car in the morning. Cousin Cathy and her quilt buddy Chris arrived in town this afternoon with ice cream for all the quilters and about 10 pounds of Chex mix. Sounds like we're set for the weekend!

I made a little treat for my cousins. I knitted face clothes from 100% organic cotton yarn (it's so soft!) and cross stitched their initials on some old linen. The linen squares were made into sachets filled with lavender and crushed walnut shells. I bought some lavender-scented French soap and tied everything together with black ribbon. (Audrey, if you're reading this before you leave, act surprised when I give this to you.)

Hope your weekend will be fun; I know mine will be!


Dolores said...

Sure sounds like a fun weekend. The gifts you made are going to be so special for the ladies, useful and so pretty.

Linda said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love retreats! Enjoy!

Sue said...

Oh I wish I could go with you! A quilt retreat just sounds like a wonderful time!

I hope you truly enjoy yourself and that you meet lots of new friends.

Your gifts for your girls are just adorable. I am always impressed at your beautiful stitching!!

Hugs my friend and have lots of fun!

At Home With Amy said...

Oh do have fun Mary. I will be praying for a safe journey for you and your friends. Won't your friends be so happy when you give them their gifts. That was so thoughtful of you. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

Have fun, and what thoughtful little gifts!


Sewn With Grace said...

Have a wonderful time! You provide the nicest, most personal handmade gifts. Looking forward to hearing about all the fun!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Yay! Sounds like a fun time... ice cream and 10 pounds of Chex mix, lol! I know you will enjoy this so much. Relax and treasure this special time away!

The treats are wonderful, Mary! Very cute idea and I'm sure they smell so delightful!

Mrs. Doug said...

I haven't been by to visit in a while and it looks like you have been just a busy as you could be. In my retirement all I want to do is craft and craft and craft... at least from November to March :), after that it's garden, and garden, and garden.

Sounds like fun!

After Christmas I'll post some of my project, but I can't do that right now 'cause most of them are for gifts.

Love your blog.
Will be visiting more often :)

Angela {fussycut} said...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I'm looking forqard to seeing what you accomplished. :)

Karen Sue said...

Can't wait to hear all about it.... and what great gifts! I went 2 years to Meadville with the Pittsburgh Quilting group for retreats. What Fun!!

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

I could always use more washcloths...... :) Hope you had a great time stitching! And hey, when we were in the States last weekend, I bought the cereal for Chex Mix. Can you believe they don't sell it here? I'm so glad I remembered. I bought 6 boxes of cereal but I wish I had bought more. I love that stuff way too much! And so does everyone else here.

Karen Sue said...

what pattern did you use on your knitted cloths???