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Monday, March 14, 2011

Home... Thank goodness...

First, I must say "THANKS" for all the congrats & well wish comments on my "Grandparents we shall be" post... It still hasn't fully sunk in... 8-)

About the retreat weekend...

Friday's forecast said rain AND a snow storm was coming our way, but that wasn't going to keep us from the retreat (2.5-hrs away)!! I left home a bit earlier than we normally would, hoping to beat the worst of said storm... and, we did, but just by 20-30 minutes! Safe and sound, warm and cozy for the weekend!!! Sadly, about 8 gals had to turn around and go home... 8-)

The retreat was, as usual, wonderful in all aspects!! Sadly though, the two vendors that usually come out were unable to make it, due to the storm and road conditions... Completely understandable, disappointing, but money saved, and there is always next year!!! 8-)

Goodies from the "Retreat Boutique" 
Retreaters could bring things from their 
stashes and bookshelves, "Quilters Goodies", 
to sell over the weekend...

  I bought...
Two magazines...
Three books...
No fabrics though...

One gal brought two big boxes of upholstery samples that were up for grabs. She didn't want to bring any back home! Thanks Leona!
This is what I picked out as I thought they might be good for a "Teddy Bear" or four... 8-)
Here is a gift of three Halloween FQs, that I received from the Retreat Hosts when I got there, and a Jellyroll I received after Sew & Tell, before going home... How great was that!?! 
Thank you soooo much Sheryl!!! 8-)
Our drive home was indeed eventful! 
My van broke down about 20 minutes away from the retreat house... Thank goodness for my DH driving the 2-hrs out to get us, and for CAA. They came and hauled my van into the city for us...
Now, that is 2-yrs in a row that I've had vehicle problems... Do you think someone is trying to tell me something? lol!

I'll post some Sew, Show & Tells tomorrow...
The retreat was great fun, as per usual...
Thanks Cranberry Quilters!!!
I'll be back next year! 8-)
Myra  

PS: Mr&Mrs.Farmer came up this weekend, joined us for breakfast this morn, a nice visit,
and a game of cards... 8-)

4 comments:

Pat said...

Nice goodies you got....I'm thinking next year you should let someone else drive you there!!!

em's scrapbag said...

So glad the storm didn't ruin your retreat.

doreen said...

Wonderful pictures myra.

Looks like fun was had by all.

and such beautiful quilts.
As I sit here at work, and look at all the fun things.

Guðrún said...

How long is the drive to Mr. and Mrs. Farmer?