Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
I meandered in the middle, and did curvy things in the border to mirror (kind of) the squares. I used King Tut in the top - no thread breaks - love it - and Robison-Anton in the bobbin. The combination seemed to work pretty well. I hope that she likes it!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
We stayed for over an hour, and I went into the shop and found a couple Christmas gifts for my nephews - so nice to work ahead for the holidays! Now I just have to remember that I've bought them when December rolls around.
Last stop in the Taos area was the Rio Grande river gorge, a beautiful view of the river from a bridge. Jenna was asleep in the car so Mike and I took turns walking out above the river. Breathtaking. Mike and Jack posed for a self-portrait and you can see from Jack's hair that it was quite windy. To add to the bridge/river excitement, there was a police car with lights and siren that crossed the bridge while Mike and Jack were there! He was so excited about it, he could hardly tell me.
We decided to drive home on the high road (scenic route) from Taos back to Santa Fe, and while quite a pretty drive, it seemed to take forever. I think it doubled the trip back! Arrived back at the hotel and Mike fed the kids leftovers while I picked up some dinner for us. Jack stayed in the room with me to go to bed, and Jenna and Mike went down to the pool since she had napped in the car.
On Tuesday, we packed up to leave Santa Fe and head to Farmington. We did run to the local farmer's market and then let the kids play in a park for a while because we knew they'd spend the rest of the day in the car. One more swim in the pool, one last stop at Josh's BBQ, and then on the road. It was a 3 1/2 hour drive and the kids were great. I drove so Mike could take pictures along the way. I can't even tell you how many beautiful mountains/rock formations we saw....here's just one.
We arrived at the new hotel and, you guessed it, had to check out their pool. This one was outside and warmed enough to be comfortable, so we all enjoyed a good swim, then dinner, and easily to bed. More to come soon...wow - there is a lot to post about this vacation!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
"I have a little turtle, his name is Chinese Chicken,
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap,
and then my little turtle, he turned into a choke."
Pictures to come when we get home - it is beautiful here!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Not much sewing going on this week, but I did get a big quilt on the frame - probably won't get to it until I return, but it is ready for me!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Jen made the sewing machine caddy that is the base for this picture and the name tag, Moneik made the lanyard with my blog's name on it, Regina made the chapstick case, mug cozy, and the candy holder with our logo on it. Jill made the rice bags, Cindy made the coaster, and Linda brought Skyline Chili from Cincinnati! I also shared gifts with the group - finger pincushions - here's a picture of all of them before I left for retreat. A few remain, and those will go to our guild's shop at the next Quilt Show this fall.
All in all, it was a fantastic retreat. I so enjoyed meeting all these women and getting a chance to know them in person. I am really looking forward to another chance to go next year!