But it wasn’t until I reached Karen’s house --- more than 30 minutes drive from my house, and we were in the process of loading all HER stuff into the back of Shamu --- that I had a big UHOH!
UHOH!!!!! As in…I packed all the “IMPORTANT” quilt stuff, but I left my suitcase with my clothes and toiletries AT HOME on top of the bed!
I probably could have made it without everything for a simple overnight. I could stop at target and buy a new toothbrush --- but this is two nights! And there was no going around it, we were going to have to drive the other way, back toward Wallburg to get my suitcase!
Pulling over to the side of the road, I quickly called Jeff and bribed him with a $10 gas gift card that was thankfully in my purse --- if he would take the suitcase and drive and meet us half way ----
We met in front of our favorite Chinese buffet --- the parking lot completely empty of course, it was just after 9am, and Shamu was easy for him to spot as he turned into the plaza. I got the suitcase, he got the gift card and we were off!
We did start at Target on our way into Camp Dogwood…and there is NOTHING like shopping with silly girlfriends! What was supposed to be a quick stop for some slippers for Karen and some lip balm for me turned into a hilarious bout of “FIND THE SOCK MONKEY!” There was sock monkey everything everywhere ---and she even found sock monkey slippers.
As for me, I busted a gut when I found THIS on the shelf:
We got ourselves over to our retreat location and quickly set up. My goal this weekend is to get this “Winston Ways” top together. Winston Ways was the 2nd block that I submitted to the 100 blocks by 100 designers by Quiltmaker Magazine….it was featured in Vol 3. I’ve wanted to turn this into a quilt for a long time, but time has ben used to whittle down other deadlines. I’m now free to work on this and I was raring to go!
Time for breakfast --- catch ya’ll later!