Thursday, January 13, 2011

Retreat! Retreat!

I am very happy to report (4 months later) that the tulip blocks that I was so stressed out over paid off. The quilt shop's entry in the shop hop received 1st place. I like this because it was chosen by the viewers. If it had been judged, well, we would have had to actually make it flawless. Thank goodness for normal, every-day, wonderful, beautiful, people of quilting.

Now the only thing that I have to stress about is getting my applique class together. I am teaching on the 29th on machine and hand applique. All in one class. My problem is narrowing down all of the information to make it beginner/basic so that I can fit it all into one day. I wish it were the other way around. I wish that I had to try to come up with stuff to fill the hours. Wouldn't it be nice to go home from a class with the newly acquired knowledge of how to use fusible web AND make the perfect Mexican Martini? Or you could learn Texas Hold 'em in a Stack and Whack class. This all kind of makes me wonder what really happens on those quilting cruises.....

Speaking of vacations of sewing bliss, I just completed a quilt retreat weekend at Emilie's Quilt Haus in Stonewall, TX. It. Was. Wonderful. Kay Huffman is the owner/operator along with her husband, Jack. They were fabulous hosts. They also let us see the inside of the one room log cabin that her grandmother was born in. If you don't feel Texan after going there, you might as well give up on the idea all together and leave the state.

Don't you just love the lighting? I had a great view of the Texas hill country. Laughing. Drinking. Sewing. My favorite part was that I didn't have to get up once in the middle of the night to make a bottle or change a diaper.


Tina said...

Hi, Monica! Welcome back to blogland! I'm getting ready for a retreat in March and I can't wait. No cooking, cleaning, or carpooling! The quilt looks great!

Rhonda said...

Good for you Monica. I know you had a great time....I can tell my the way you're leaning in your chair....LOL
I haven't heard of the place where you retreated....the Wackies will have to check it out sometime.