Thursday, July 27, 2017

Home Again!

We arrived home last Thursday, just one week ago, and I left on Monday for a Quilting Retreat at Prairie Star LodgeNow, I am home again!

The retreat was wonderful - there were 11 of us and we enjoyed lots of laughter, food, 
Have you tried these? Oh my!
and fellowship. We also sewed! Let me share some of the projects made by Barb, Becky, Betsy, Deb, Gail, Pauline, Polly, Ritarose, Sandy, Val, and me.

Here are some small blocks/pieces

and an iron caddy.


When I arrived home today, the landscapers were here. After the driveway and garage work, we need to 'repair' some gardens and build a retaining wall. We also have a few other laborious yard jobs so we decided to hire the work done. It is hard to admit we are getting older and that neither of our bodies want to do the heavy physical labor.


My list for tomorrow is long - I have the normal things to do after a vacation like laundry, bills, etc. I stopped and picked up produce at our favorite farm on my way home today so I need to deal with that. We also need to have a garage sale now that we have a garage and are here. And the list goes on...  yes, we are home again!


  1. Home and then a retreat.....what a full agenda. Looks like a very productive time. Nothing like home, but it does take a couple of days to get the routine back.

  2. Whew! You need a day of rest! Looks like a wonderfully productive retreat for all. And I MUST find a bag of those pretzels...maybe to take to my next retreat??

  3. When we moved here (14 years ago) we had a patio put in, then, we put in 96 feet of retaining wall ourselves. Took over a week, every evening, many times in the rain (rained all that week). That wall is still in great shape (hubby worked hard to level it, and do the proper prep), but, I sure wouldn't want to do that again.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful retreat. Love seeing all the projects!

  5. Beautiful quilts from your retreat. You all got a lot of sewing time in! Smart to hire that out - letting others handle the heavy labor is the way to go. More quilting and knitting time as you supervise their progress!



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