Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Circle Love, and Winterruption Recap

Mmm.  This is a wonderful, scrappy quilt.  The orange peel wedges were all hand appliqued.

I like the quilting design of the overlaid circles.

OMG.  I love the colours.

This quilt was crying out for a 'modern' quilting design.
The Beach Girls arrived Thursday,  noon-ish.  We headed over to Debbie's for lunch, then back here where the final straggler had arrived in our absence.  Thursday evening was cocktails, supper, and lots of catching up.  We haven't seen each other since our week in Tobermory last October.  My birthday will be this weekend so there was CAKE and PRESENTS.
Friday was shopping and lunch at IKEA, then big-box shopping at COSTCO.  After supper we watched ROOM which is a very disturbing story about an abducted teenage girl.
Saturday was stitch day.  I gave the girls a demo on how to attach binding using the longarm, then we headed out for supper to the Cornerstone restaurant.  They helped me check a year's worth of lottery tickets before they started expiring (which DH likes to buy but not check) ...sadly, we are still not rich.  The evening movie was The Intern.  A much more pleasant night time flic.
Sunday morning was sort through all the leftover food and repack the coolers for the various trips homeward.  Everyone was loaded up and gone by 10:30.  Poor Sadie didn't know whether to walk around looking for them, or just go to bed (having worn herself out mooching for scritches over the last few days).  She opted for bed. 

  • I try to do a signature cocktail for our retreats.  This one was Maiden's Prayer using the Calgary boutique Gin.  Mostly a big hit!!
  •  It seems that all of our pre-retreat talk about yoga was just that:  talk.  Although we did wear our yoga pants, we never managed to crack open a mat.  
  •  Two hours later the discoveries of 'forgotten' stuff started.  There are two books still here, and a glass bowl with lid.  This always makes me laugh... we STARTED this weekend with items being returned from the Tobermory week.  I guess we will never learn.

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