Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Off for a retreat!

I am getting all packed and ready to go away for a fabulous 4 day retreat with a few of my Quilting Peeps.  We are going to a little island in between Vancouver and Victoria – one of the “Gulf Islands”   My fellow quilting peep – Krista -  “Poppyprint”  will be there as well – she will be riding with me tomorrow.   We are going to be spending the weekend with Rebecca – and a couple of other fabulous quilters!  I think it will be a fabulous weekend and I am pretty excited

Jim will be fending for himself this weekend.  I will be working   mostly Civil war blocks– and I need to put the binding on little Phoenix’s quilt.  Thanks to Carole and her great tutorial I have a new method to try for all the bazillion half square triangles that are in the Civil War Chronicles BOM. 

Jim is cooking up some prawns for me to take along.  They are fresh prawns -  we went out and pulled the pots yesterday.  They are big prawns!  The weather took a real turn today – high winds and heavy rain so it was good we got the pots last night.   I have been baking cookies tonight in-between packing and catching the new American Idol.  I must say I do kind of like Steven Tyler.

We have been busy since coming back from Portland.  First day back at  the gym we came out to find Jim’s windshield had been hit by a golf ball.




The golf ball had to travel across a little crop of trees – past another part of the parking lot – with two rows of cars and then through more trees before it hit the windshield – amazing!  We found the ball in the trees right in front of the car.  Somebody had a pretty bad shot!!  The windshield has been fixed – and the golf course covered the deductible. 

Well I better finish packing as I have an early morning tomorrow – it will be a 90 minute or so drive to the ferry – and first I must pick up Krista. 


  1. What a fabulous way to celebrate. Quilters on retreat sounds wonderful to me. There is no doubt you will all enjoy every minute! Sorry about the golf ball applied to the windshield - what a terrible aim that golfer has, lol. Things are calmer here. BFN :-D

  2. Hey Pam,
    Loved the shrimp story and pictures of the NW! yikes, glad the golf ball hit a car rather than a body! The retreat plans made me feel homesick just a little until I went swimming!

  3. Hey Kim, glad you are making use of the tutorial! It is one of my favourite methods for HST. Enjoy the retreat! Cheers!

  4. What are the chances - how unfortunate!
    Ooh those prawns are giving me ideas for dinner tonight - pity they won't be fresh though!!