Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Where do I begin???

Hello Friend!!

If you are still with me you are definitely a friend.  I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted, yet I can believe it.  Checking my calendar I have been away from home 10 of the 19 days this month and that is not counting the grocery shopping.  Now remember I live in the boonies, so when I go to the grocery store it's at least a 2 hour event and those 10 things rated an entry on my date book.  I knew it was a bad sign when I plugged the camera in and the last day I unloaded the pictures were October 5th. OH MY!!!

I've got so much to share and today so little time to do it.  Today I headed to Henniker to an absolutely wonderful quilt shop named Quilted Threads.  I'm doing their BOM with a friend and it's a 42 miles or a 45 minutes drive.  Now that might seem like a haul for some of you, but for around here's that's nothing!!  When Lynn said she wanted to do it and asked if I wanted to join her I thought she was out of her mind!! I asked if she would do it without me, and when she said she would, boy was I relieved!!  I didn't want to say yes and have her do it just because I said yes.  Did you get all of that??  Well, I just didn't want to be her green light to crazy! We solve all kinds of world problems on this quick drive!

Okay, about the shop Quilted Threads.  Here's a picture of the BOM that we are doing.

Today I am LOVIN' them!!  I am really not surprised, Quilted Threads is a very, very classy shop. They carry the latest in everything!  Fabrics, patterns and gadgets, you really can find it all there.  Take a minute to visit the shop by staying a moment on their home page.  Different pictures of the shop will appear.  BUT!!!! This is a cleaned up visit to the shop!!  Usually there are beautiful quilts draped over the second floor railing and they are just to die for!!  AND they definitely give you the inspiration that you need!  This is the first time I've seen my BOM's on a design wall, and I LOVE the blues and creams together.  We just picked up block 10 today and will have 2 more after that.  13 blocks set on point...I have a feeling it's going to be a great quilt.  I just need to figure out the sashing, borders and all of the rest of the details. 

Moving on....guess who's packing for a retreat???  ME!! ME!!  ME!!  You know one of those place where to go and eat too much, sleep too little, rub elbows with the local talent and if you are lucky get a little sewing done??  I'm dragging the laptop and camera.  Won't get to upload any pictures until I return but I am hoping to check in with and catch up on my blogging friends.

I have TONS of quilt pictures to share.  Spending so little time at home this month has put me behind again on posting the wonderful quilts that come my way. I also want to share the info about a block swap we are doing with the guild.  It's a "Freddy Moran Style" swap, and I've really got the gals stepping out of their boxes and scratching their heads.  I'm already keeping very close tabs on November, I don't want it to get out of hand like October did. Hope all of my blogging buddies are doing well!!

That's it for today, thanks everyone for checking in.

love to hear what you've got to say...........


Terry said...

I'm still here! I'm ALWAYS here! LOL I suppose it's good to be busy! Have fun at your retreat! :0)

Barb said...

You bet I am a friend....I love your is awesome. I love living in the boonies except for the driving....we plan to end up in the boonies one day.

Have fun at the retreat!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I'm still here too! Love your blocks. Have fun at retreat!!

Mommarock said...

Wow a retreat.. jealous!! Have a GREAT time.. can't wait to hear all about it. I'm living do have all the juicy details when you return :)

Quilting I love said...

WOW Joanne, you are a busy and productive lady. I hate long drives, going the 18 miles to work is long enough for me. I do travel to quilt shops as much as 35 miles away with a friend, but she does the driving. A quilt retreat how wonderful I have never been to one, so pass on everything you see and do so I can live vicariously thru you. LOL!!!

Stray Stitches said...

You have been super busy! Enjoy your retreat - sounds like fun!!

Allie said...

Too busy to blog or not, I'll be here....your blocks are just incredible girl, I love them in the blue and cream! Remember to take some time just to breathe, ok? *G* Big hugs!

Tudy said...

Just got to your blog through Terry. I love it. Have a great time at the retreat.

Needled Mom said...

I can relate to your month. I am feeling the same way, but it is nice to be back to a routine again.

I love those BOM blocks....very pretty.

Have fun at retreat. We look forward to the pictures.

lisa said...

I was just thinking I should e-mail you and see if more boy-drama was occurring. you know, bumps, breaks, and bruises.

45 minutes doesnt sound too bad to go to a quilt know you live in the sticks and/or are addicted when.... I am thankfully no longer in the sticks, but its still a ways for quilt shops, but there are a TON around when I do get out far enough.

Take care, remember to rest! And we will look forward to pictures!

Jen said...

Great blocks! It's going to be a beautiful quilt. Have a great time at your retreat! Can't wait to hear about it :)

Susan Entwistle said...

The blue and cream are stunning! Lucky lady gets to go on a retreat. Sounds like fun. Can't wait to hear all about it, I've never been on one, so I can live vicariously through your reporting.

SewCalGal said...

I don't think I've been a good friend, as I've not taken time to tell you how special you are, in quite some time. And, you are very special to me and to many others too.

Have fun on your quilt retreat. Take a lot of photos and share (please).