Thursday, May 17, 2012
Lunch was phenomenal--Oriental chicken salad in flower pots!
And of course dessert was a must---raspberry peach cobbler--with 5 spoons so we all got a couple bites.
We had fun wandering the grounds and the gift shop that is housed in the old farm house. And the view is spectacular!
On our way to do some quilt shop hopping ---
My blog post is leisurely late this morning.
By the time I got through the yucky traffic ((And no, I wasn’t driving, I was a passenger!)) and checked into my hotel in Joliet, and whisked off for dinner at near by Portillos ((Oh YUMMY!!)) and brought back to the hotel --- I was TOAST.
I spent the evening doing a bit of piecing on my featherweight that I’ve set up in the room –just what I needed to get myself back in touch with the rhythm of chain piecing little bits through the machine.
My room has a little pull out rolling desk, so I can roll it to give myself an L shaped work area, and piece away while watching a bit of TV ---
Pretty sweet set up for 4 nights, don’t you think? Comfy chair and everything!
Today is a more leisurely paced day than the last two ---just an evening guild meeting tonight which explains why this blog post is a bit delayed this morning. Not only am I in central time zone --- but I slept in a bit, woke on my own without an alarm, and then started in to edit the photos from yesterday’s class in a very cozy non-hurried manner!
We did have a great time yesterday – we were full at 20 students. The variety of fabrics and styles was evident, and it was so fun to see the blocks emerge from what people had brought.
Of course --- the things that get me right off….plastic organization thingies!! WHOOOOOWHOOOO!
Silverware trays and plastic baskets hold pre-cut pieces just so!
We ALL wanted this double tired organizer tray! I think she said she got it at Target ---
How handy is this?! I can see many uses for this little plastic number.
This deep divided tote has a lid…..and she’s labeled the cubbies with sizes of pieces so she is ready to go!
Yolande came really prepared! Tool boxes from Lowes or Home Depot make it easy to roll everything you need into a workshop!
They hold ALL the tools of our trade within reach!
The next “tier” down in this tote with more “STUFF!”
More “tiers” --- and her featherweight in the bottom compartment – all ready to roll from the car to the workshop!
I want to try something today ---I’m using a different ID for my windows live slideshow –I want to know if it makes a difference. If for any reason the slide show does not work, you don’t need to email me or comment about it ---I have a feeling if you come back tomorrow it will be functional! LOL!
I really like seeing the preview thumbnails…and those aren’t visible in other slide shows I’ve found – so bear with me while I work some issues out. If there is a problem, it is not ME that is causing it – just be patient, okay?
I’m heading out for a morning walk --- then a nice hot shower, and I’ll be ready for the Guild ladies to pick me up at 12:15 for lunch out and some exploring and shopping! We’ll probably spend the day wandering around and then head over to set up for my lecture tonight ----
Enjoy your Thursday everyone, it’s the only Thursday you get this week, make the most of it!