Monday, September 25, 2023

Weekend of Wonderfulness!

I think I can count on one hand the number of fire pit nights that are left in this season.

I'm still a bit freaked out that October is this coming Sunday.  October!

It's like a time warp happened while I was out of the country.  It marched on, and I came back thinking things would all be the same.

Last night was lovely.  While some grabbed hoodies and jackets, others were still comfortable enough to be sleeveless - so we are in the "betweens" as far as season changes go.

But it's coming.  Everything is turning a golden green.  It gets light later in the morning.  There is a change in the air.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Arriving in Krakow!

It feels like forever since I have seen these smiling faces!

This was our arrival into Krakow after flying all night first to Warsaw and then transferring to get us to our first destination.

Poland is a wonderful, warm and friendly country with such a rich history - devastating at times - but resilient in all of the ways you would hope for.

We had such a wonderful adventure ahead of us!

Friday, September 22, 2023

The First Day Home -

Susan's retreat gals were all checked in and waiting for me when I arrived home from the airport on Wednesday evening!

It's great to come home to the hustle and bustle of quilters doing what they love best - quilting!  And eating - and napping - and reading - and laughing- and chatting....

I have been gone for 3 weeks and I'm so happy to be back!

Saturday, September 02, 2023

While The Cat's Away...Quiltvillians Play!

Good Morning From good ole'  Queens, New York!

I've got some time before heading to the airport and meeting up with my Poland travelers, so I'm throwing in one last post before I go to catch you up on some things!

Questions on "Do you still have retreaters while you are away?" have arisen, and the answer is yes, and sometimes.

You see, nothing is an ALWAYS. but in this case with these trips that have been postponed for 2 years due to Covid, and with Poland the onset of the war in Ukraine with the influx of displaced refugees crossing the Poland border in search of safety - These are the last two trips with make up dates that have been pushed forward and pushed forward until it was safe to go.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Countdown to Wheels Up!

And........we have installation!

Nothing like cranking out the to-do list when my flights begin about 27 hours from now.  

But there is plenty of time.  Time to play with a new accessory.  Time to cut out a new project.  Time to welcome the September Quiltvillians on retreat - 

And time to anticipate the arrival of the new oven door - we've got shipping notification so all is falling into place.  With 27 hours to go to wheels up.  We can do this!

Have you heard of the Sew Q Laser? If your machine doesn't have a laser built in - you can add one!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Stitch Mob Quilt Parade!

If cloudy skies make for great color in photos - then we ordered this weather right on schedule!

In between the downpours that completely cancelled out our firepit plans (That's okay - the quilters were happy to stay inside and just keep on quilting on...) we were able to grab some quick but inspirational photos of the quilts both brought from home, and  tops pieced while here on retreat -

You guys know the drill by now....show your stuff!  Let your hard work be seen!