the 'Official' Retreat 2012 sign-up

jennifer_in_vaAugust 2, 2012

Here is the "Official" Retreat sign-up.

Retreat 2012 will be held Oct. 4-7 at Camp Cheerio in North Carolina.

The cost of retreat will be approximately $225 and includes all meals (Thurs dinner through Sun lunch), a place to rest your head when you're not sewing, and our quilting space. You also have opportunity to use the camp's activities like rock climbing, walking trails, etc. if you see fit to do so.

The deadline for sign-ups will be August 15th. A deposit of $40 per person is due to me no later than August 30th. If you need my mailing information, please email me. Final payment will be made in the form of cash or check to me on Sunday at camp. (I don't like to collect it earlier because I don't want to admit that camp is over any earlier than it has to be!)

Additional posts/emails will be put out to cover all the plans, activities, packing lists, etc.

If anyone doesn't see their name on the list, or would like to sign up, please post here!

Here's the current list...

1 Jennifer /Jennifer_in_va

2 Beverly/grammyp & Tim

3 Linda/toolgranny

4 Trish/mrs.santaclaus

5 Sharon/geezerfolks

6 Kate/k8orlando

7 Kristene/tinyteena

8 Cindy/quiltpartner & Jim

9 Teresa /Teresa_nc

10 Marsha/magothyrivergirl

11 Rosa/rosajoe

12 Faye/faytay

13 Jackie/jackier123

14 Jeanne/sandlapper rose

15 Carol/tulipserenity

16 Sue/polardream

17 Robbi/lafonda_ranch

18 Marge/buteau3rd & Rip

19 Valarie/littlehelen

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rosajoe_gw

Jennifer, please e-mail me your address and the check is in the mail lol!!!

Thank you so much for coordinating our retreat!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 2:13PM
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magothyrivergirl

Last call ~ Anyone flying into Charlotte???? Going once...going twice....just kidding :) But I am ready to pull the trigger on my plans.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 2:52PM
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grammyp

Getting your check in the mail. I'm excited.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:31PM
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magothyrivergirl

What time is 'check out' on Sunday for the Sloan Center?
Do we have it for the afternoon?

Thanks for posting the list/ Official Sign-up list.

Lots to do - so little time :)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:58PM
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rosajoe_gw

I received your email and I am so excited the check will be in the mail tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

TWO MORE MONTHS LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 4:34PM
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jennifer_in_va

Marsha

Officially, we have Sloan Center (our sewing space) up till the next meal.

As you know, we usually do a brown bag lunch on Sunday with sandwiches, chips, fruit that we can eat at our leisure (Some take it on the road, some eat before leaving). The counselors have the afternoon off, so things at camp quiet down considerably, but we are permitted to stay for the afternoon if we can/wish.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 5:14PM
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jackier123

Jennifer, please email me your address. You can send it to jgrrobinson@att.net

Thanks,

Jackie

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 10:18PM
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buteau3rd

I can feel the excitement! Check will be in the mail by Mon.!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:16PM
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lafonda_ranch

Sign me up, please :-) I will need your address, too.

Thanks,
Robbi

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 8:10AM
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tinyteena

Hi everyone! I'm excited that camp is almost here and I will finally get to meet so many of you this year. It's 8 weeks today before I fly out. Still have to sort out what I will make at camp - so many UFOs to choose from!

Am including a photo so you can recognise me. It was taken in January at our "100th Birthday Party" - I turned 60 and my daughter, Kelly, turned 40.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all
Kristene

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 9:46AM
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sandlapper_rose

Carol and I plan to be there! She called me this evening to say she saw the message about getting our checks mailed. Glad she was keeping a careful watch. I had cataract surgery a few weeks ago and am still struggling to get my eye well so I have not been reading the board like I usually do.
Love the picture, Kristene! It will be great to see all of you.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:30PM
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K8Orlando

The check is in the mail!

kate

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:34PM
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cindykg23

It's getting closer...!!! Writing my check as soon as I get off the computer :) lol

Kristene, after talking to you yesterday, Jim started teasing me & then I really began to feel guilty. So guess what I did today?? Yep! I actually sewed!! (Had to re-introduce myself to my machine, but she'll get over it - poor thing was so neglected & lonely;) I started a new baby quilt:) Woot! Woot!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:43PM
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polardreams

Jennifer, we are traveling and will be back to Colorado around August 24, but if you email me your address, I can mail a check when I get to Phoenix on the 15th. I am excited - already have my plane ticket!

Sue

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 1:23AM
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jennifer_in_va

I received deposits from Linda & Valarie yesterday! thanks

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 10:57AM
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sandlapper_rose

Mine is on the way!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:22PM
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jennifer_in_va

Received deposits today from

Kate
Jackie
Jeanne
Rosa (Thanks for the adorable dish towel!!)

THanks!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 8:28PM
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rosajoe_gw

You are welcome!!! Thanks for all of the work you put into making the retreat so much fun!
Rosa

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:39PM
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jennifer_in_va

To get caught up on the received list, I have now received from:

Carol
Kate
Jackie
Jeanne
Rosa
Valarie
Linda

Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 1:01PM
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jennifer_in_va

Teresa, got yours this weekend.!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 9:19AM
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buteau3rd

Hope there is still room......check in the mail..Marge

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 3:09PM
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jennifer_in_va

Marge~ There is still plenty of room! I'll let you know when it gets here.

Bev~Got yours today. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 5:48PM
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jennifer_in_va

Robbi, got your check. thnx

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 3:40PM
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polardreams

Jennifer, I am home and mailing my check tomorrow.
Sue

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:51PM
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faytay

Hey Y'all. Looks like work is going to ruin my plans, yet again. (I've already been in contact with Jenn). So I'm really sorry to have taken all your charm squares last year and then not returned to give some back. ;)

After spending the last 2 days last year with a migrane, I was really looking forward to this year and getting some major stitching done. I know you guys will have a blast, and I'll be jealously lurking for updates. Looking ahead to 2013...

Cheers!
Faye

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 6:36AM
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magothyrivergirl

I will miss you! Migraine - oh no! But you Won all those charms!! We will be thinking of you!
See ya in '13.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 9:21AM
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jennifer_in_va

Marge & Marsha~ got your checks today...

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 9:37PM
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jennifer_in_va

Cindy & Sue~ Got your deposits! thanks

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:06PM
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grammyp

Faye, you will be missed.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:36PM
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K8Orlando

We're so close!!!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 3:12PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

My party starts in 17 days! wooooohoooooo

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 4:50PM
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K8Orlando

Your room is ready, Sharon, and this weekend we bought a bigger vehicle so you can bring as much stuff as you want! LOL!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 5:11PM
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jennifer_in_va

17 days !!!>>>>????/ ACKKK!!!

Kate, nice of you to buy a bigger vehicle just for Sharon!! Guess you won't be leaving her on the side of the road!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 5:21PM
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K8Orlando

That's right! Three quilting divas and all our fabric, machines, notions, etc... We'll leave the CR-V home and make the trip in the Expedition. More important than size, the air conditioning works better!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 5:30PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

HoooBoy, more stuff and working A/C!!! I'll get out another suitcase! It's important for quilters to have everything they need when going to retreat!

Jen, I guess I won't have to call you to come and pick me up at the side of the road now. lol

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 8:38PM
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polardreams

17 Days??? Yikes ... I am really anxious ...

Teresa & Linda, I made my hotel reservation so I will see you both in Greensboro.

All of this prep getting ready made me start cleaning my sewing room ... and we all know that things usually get worse before they get better - right? Well, my is close to the disaster zone! Hope I can dig myself out by Oct. 3 so I don't miss my flight.

Sue

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:33PM
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jackier123

I am in the stage of "I think I need to bring everything with me..." My little car will be full. LOL

Jackie

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:55PM
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K8Orlando

I think about this trip constantly but haven't managed to do more than finish the little gifts. I set out a roller bag for sewing stuff, but so far all that's in there are two chocolate bars and several spools of thread! Well, it's a start.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 3:37PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Only 'one' roller bag, Kate? You know you have room for more! I've even dug out some sweatpants since I've been following the temps.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 5:33PM
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aquadragonfly

OH WOW, this sounds like so much fun, so cool to meet people you actually talk to and interact with!
Maybe next year I can join too. I haven't been on a retreat since I was like 12 lol.
I am sure I could learn so much from all of you!

POST PICS!!! LOTS and LOTS of pics!

Oh yeah, Sharon is right y'all might want to bring some sweats and some sweaters. Our weather has been getting pretty chilly at night!
I am not too too far from Charlotte as a matter of fact it is pretty cool an rainy today! An our first frost date is like Oct. 15 so come prepared for cool weather.

I am sure y'all are gonna have a blast.

Now I have to go look up this place, I have never heard of it!

:) Aqua

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:32PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I keep changing my mind on what to work on......finish up 4 BOM blocks, start a bamboo sashiko (which I've never done.....is it better to use the special thread?), play with plaid maverick stars, sew 1 1/2 inch black strips around Chinese Coins, sew 2 inch white strips around crumb blocks, take 2 1/2 inch squares for a Chiclet blocks.....and the list goes on. Right now, just looking at this list, the maverick stars will stay home and probably the crumbs. I really want to see what the Chinese Coins will look like on the turquoise background I have for it, so that might be my main goal. @:)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:17AM
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jennifer_in_va

Kate said she got a new, bigger car...

So my answer to your 'What do I bring?' is "YES"... 'nough said

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:26AM
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magothyrivergirl

I get bored ~ so my advice ~ bring it all ~lololol
It also helps me to switch gears and sew on different colors and threads.
You have unlimited room in Kate's new 'Mother Ship'
I bet you ladies can fill it with lots of projects!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:29AM
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jennifer_in_va

Tell you what...

Since it's so hard to decide, you bring nothing!! I'll supply you with all my projects to work on for the weekend!! That way, I'll get so much more accomplished and you won't have to make a decision... Win/Win situation!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:48AM
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lafonda_ranch

I'm bringing things that I need some opinions on. I figure you guys are the experts and can help me with my decisions! I'm very excited about that!!

I'm also going to bring the embroidery arm for my machine. I won't be able to bring all my thread, but can bring some specific colors if anyone has something they'd like to stitch out. My machine uses a .pes file and it can be on a thumb drive.

Robbi

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 10:29AM
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teresa_nc7

Sharon,
I like using the special thread for sashiko - it's thick enough and "plain" which suits the original use of sashiko, to quilt thick clothing to keep warm in the mountains of Japan.

Teresa

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 11:06AM
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gininmn

You might have meant it facetiously (or maybe not?) but what an interesting idea. I think it would be fun to do a project swap (a small project because I'm very slow) at a retreat. Another fun surprise for owner/starter of the project (who supplies pattern, all materials, all cut out or even construction started) and person who works on it. I guess it would be like the round robins done here but only two people involved and short-term gratification.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 11:24AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Jennifer, Not in your wildest dreams! None of your projects are mindless, and that's all I'm sewing right now. lol

Kate's new vehicle will be put to the test for quilt retreats. I'm sure she had all of that in mind when she was scouting out what was available.

Thank you, Teresa. I doubt there's any around here but will check the flea market on Saturday. There's a small shop with embroidery supplies there and they might have it. Hopefully they would have a large eye needle, too.

gin, I do happen to have my BOM blocks in 'kit' format so will see what happens. @:)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 5:33PM
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littlehelen_gw

Sounds like Kate's car will be filled to capacity...don't forget to pack Kate...she's my roomate :-) !!!
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
V.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:29PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

No worries, I'll make sure Ms Kate is at the wheel when we leave. @:) My grandson is taking me over the night before so we can get an early start Thursday AM. She'll be driving and I'll just lay the seat back down and continue to get my beauty sleep. heehee

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:46PM
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jennifer_in_va

Tell you what...

Since it's so hard to decide, you bring nothing!! I'll supply you with all my projects to work on for the weekend!! That way, I'll get so much more accomplished and you won't have to make a decision... Win/Win situation!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:24PM
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grammyp

I am so far behind! Looks like I will be putting binding on the race quilts at camp. But that is ok, I will still have time for other projects.

beverly

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:58AM
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jennifer_in_va

There is plenty of time at camp! I fully intend to see the weee hours of every morning!! lol

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:11AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Sorry Jennifer. It isn't going to happen. LOLOLOL

For some reason this nursery rhyme came to mind:

Curly Locks! curly locks! wilt thou be mine?
Thou shall't not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream!
SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:21AM
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magothyrivergirl

We are rocking quilters......Jenn and I closed down the Sloan Center in those wee hours every single morning.....and Baby (who slept sweetly).......anyone else ready to see the sunrise??????

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:47AM
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jennifer_in_va

Sharon,
I think I found the wrong man!! I want the one your nursery rhyme talks about!!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 11:14AM
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polardreams

Marsha, I will be trying to hang in there again this year .. it was close for me last year! I have been trying to put all my projects into ziplock bags so I know I have all the parts and pieces. It is amazing how small they can be once you cut them - which is good when you are flying! May even have room for some "shopping" space if we find a quilt shop along the way!
Sue

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 12:32PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I doubt that I'll be one of the late nighters, but more power to those that can sew til all hours.

I came across a bag my SIL and her friend gave me a few years ago from cleaning out the sewing room of one of their friends who had passed. Since I have no sentimental attachment to any of it, it's all up for grabs. The GFG still has pins in it so be careful. (I'm not bringing it back home!)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 5:35PM
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K8Orlando

I'm hoping to be one of the late nighters (or is that early morningers?). But Saturday night someone needs to send me to bed before midnight so I can drive the next day!

Kate

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 2:55PM
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jennifer_in_va

Yeah!!! Another Owl!

The only real problem with staying up like an owl is that we cannot adjust the time breakfast is served :( Oh, well...

There's always later for sleeping. I fully intend to use as much time for sewing as I possibly can!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 4:27PM
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magothyrivergirl

Sue~you did stay up sewing late - I think the difference in time and jet lag caught up with you last year! The first night in the hotel, you and Linda were wide awake and it was past my bedtime :)

I can't wait to get to Camp!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 6:15PM
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toolgranny

I can sew at home. So, I save my time for socializing and partying! But, I poop out early. Must be my age. I'm a year older than I was last year, you know.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 9:34PM
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K8Orlando

Oh I wish I could sew anytime at home! I feel like I steal my time in an hour here and an hour there. The thought of having a whole weekend to sew... without dogs to walk, cats to feed, house to clean, laundry to do... well, its almost hard to imagine!!!

I bought this owl batik at the quilt show this weekend! I added the text for us Sewing Night Owls!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 8:33AM
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jennifer_in_va

That's a Hoot!!! lol

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 9:13AM
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lafonda_ranch

I'm not as late an owl as I used to be. I have been known to get a second wind when it comes to sewing, though!!

BTW, I was just looking at the 10 day forecast for Glade Valley, NC and we are 1 day from being in the range!! The temperatures leading up to our weekend are pretty chilly as of now. Highs in the low to mid 60's and lows in the upper 40's. Great sewing weather!!

Robbi

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 2:59PM
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grammyp

I am usually an owl, but when Tim comes with me I don't work as late as I do when I come alone. Midnight is about it for me.

beverly

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 3:12PM
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jennifer_in_va

In case ya'll didn't realize it...

ONLY 7 MORE DAYS 'TIL CAMP!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 8:01AM
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K8Orlando

I have a countdown clock on my computer desktop!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 9:01AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Clay is helping to get my 'secret' together....heh heh heh
I bought new slippers so nobody would be saying, "EWWWWW"
I'm getting more realistic about sewing projects to take.
Need to find/buy Diet Cheerwine.....no sodium, no carbs, no aspartame.

And the countdown continues.......

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 9:23AM
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jennifer_in_va

OOOOhhh, just remembered I need ingredients for my food treat! Have a new recipe I want to try on you guys!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:22AM
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K8Orlando

Good thing I froze a bunch of the bananas from the last harvest because I don't have any ready on the stalks right now. Jim says I have to make enough banana bread to leave a couple loaves at home for him too.

He's interested to hear about the nearby camping because he's already talking about making it a camping/quilting/golfing weekend next year. (Val, we can leave the guys at the campground while we do our night owl quilting in the comfort of the lodge!)

Kate

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 12:28PM
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rosajoe_gw

I am so looking forward to the retreat!!!

I have fininshed the blood drive and newspaper 'thanks for coming' articles so now I can focus on ME and the retreat!!!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 7:03PM
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vacuumfreak

I'm so jealous... you ladies are going to have so much fun. I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 9:47PM
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polardreams

This weekend is Women of Faith in Denver - just got home from book club so I need to pack for that since I work Bingo for Lions club until 3pm, then leave at 3:30. DS is moving back to town tomorrow & he & his DGF are coming for dinner Sunday. Monday night we are starting a new quilting group at church & I am teaching the first class... Tuesday pack for camp, 4:30 a.m. shuttle to the airport Wednesday ... I will be lucky to get to the store to pick up red licorice to pack for treats!!! I do have most of my sewing stuff lined up. Think I will sleep on the plane! Six more days ...

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:41PM
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sunnycentralfl

You ALL have a wonderful time...I know you will!

I'll be missing all the fun and remembering the past ones!

I will be following the antics...and there will be antics!...lol

It will all be in good fun!

Sew till your hearts are content!
Gwen

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 9:32AM
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littlehelen_gw

Toolgranny...you and I may be the early to bed, early to rise, cause by 10ish at night, I'm not to spry!

Kate: I just bought the SAME OWL fabric...also got it in a darker shade as well... great taste!:) Like the camping idea and drop the boys off at the links..there's a plan!

Reading through everyone's post...feel like I must be missing something...I better re-read instructions/ directions..etc.

Looking forward to it!!
V.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 12:53PM
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lafonda_ranch

I am getting so excited!! So many things to pack up and get ready :-) I'm glad there will be plenty there because I know I will forget something; I always do.

Robbi

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 1:33PM
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K8Orlando

You have the same owl fabric!?! Amazing!!! What are we going to make with it? I'm thinking of covering a small cigar box and keeping sewing notions in it. It's so pretty I want it on display. Oops, I think I just added another project to my never ending list! Now I need some Modge Podge (is that the name of it?).

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:31PM
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toolgranny

Well, I'm getting projects together and trying to make it all fit. I may have to buy a bigger carry on. I already bought a bigger "purse".

We are taking a side tour Thursday morning on the way to camp, and shopping. So, I must plan for expansion. Or, maybe just packing materials to have it sent home ahead of me. Hmmmm.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 4:04PM
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K8Orlando

It will be fun to see what you all buy on the way to camp! I don't think we're going to get there early enough to shop so we'll just have to enjoy your purchases with you.

Kate

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 5:28PM
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littlehelen_gw

Some of my owl fabric is going in a window pane design for a wall hanging. Not for me, but if I love how the design turns out, I will need to make another.
I've come down w/ head cold/ touchy flu symptoms on Thursday...so I'm in recovery mode all weekend! Nite nite everyone...see ya Thursday,
V.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 6:51PM
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ritaweeda

I'm so jealous of you all. My favorite kind of place, the mountains. I have relatives in Gastonia and many more in WV. This is a wonderful time to be up there, but even if I did go, I would probably be running up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway instead of quilting. There is an apple orchard off the parkway in NC that is so wonderful, so many kinds of apples and home-made apple strudel to die for. Hope the leaves are starting to turn for you, although it's still maybe a little early. Have fun.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 7:09AM
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jennifer_in_va

Rita~ It's kind of hard to 'hide in the mountains' when it's home! lol

DH was down through there (and beyond) last weekend and said there's a little color in the trees. We've had a spell now of about 2 weeks where it's gotten quite chilly at night. So I'm hoping that that will give us more color by next week. Last year trees were just beginning to change.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 9:31AM
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K8Orlando

Packing, sorting, re-packing, sewing (a little), and more sorting! Next year I'll be better at knowing what to bring.

I decided it would be good to bring along a simple hand sewing project so I'm trying to get the quilting done on the Diamond Snow quilt. Then I can bring that to hand sew the binding on.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 1:19PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I'm doing the same thing, Kate. And, I'm thinking I'll do more visiting and wandering around than actual sewing. Like TG/Linda said, "I can sew at home." Still lacking energy, but today I was able to almost finish a 9 1/2" block I had kitted, so it's getting better.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 2:41PM
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jennifer_in_va

I have a mountain of stuff pulled out, but I haven't yet started packing. I'm trying to get binding done on 2 quilts so I can say I have a 'clean slate' in order to start new projects at camp.

I think I have all my projects packed, so it's finishing up these, then packing. I hate to pack too early though, because then I can't piddle around over the next few days just in case I have time!! lol

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 3:06PM
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nannykins

Another jealous member here!
I have been to 2 retreats with my sister's group. Lots of fun, lots of sewing and lots of good people.
I hope the weather is good for you and all the travelers arrive there and back home safely.
ENJOY!!!!
Theresa

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 3:34PM
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cindykg23

Well, Kristene just went to bed, but I've not been able to get my brain shut off enough to sleep yet. I hate nights like that - tired, but not sleepy! So browsing thro seeing what y'all are bringing & admitting to self - & now to all - that I haven't packed a thing. Haven't decided what to bring to work on, or what for show & tell. I DO know that we're coming lol - & when we're leaving. Other than that...Kristene will be ready, Cindy may not be! Tomorrow she will probably help me make some of those important decisions :)
I will give last yrs' campers a laugh - I'm bringing along a finished project that includes something from the dumpster!! Don't remember whos' fabric it was, but it just fit with what I was doing. Hope the previous owner is at camp this year, I'll thank her again!
That may be an idea --- round up some other 'dumpster diving finds' & work on those!! lol

See y'all soon!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:46PM
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lafonda_ranch

I can't decide what to bring, so I'm bringing it all!! Some of it may not leave the car, but at least I won't feel like I left something behind. I did get most of the cutting done on the quilt for my dd that I want to work on. I hope I get a chance to get it quilted, too. I may need to stop by the fabric store on the way out of town on Thursday to get some more accent fabric to may some pillow cases.

Rita, we went by an apple orchard last weekend and I picked up 2 bushels of apples. I cooked apples all weekend! I've never had mustu apples. They are awesome!!

I also just looked at the weather. It looks perfect :-)

Robbi

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 8:57AM
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magothyrivergirl

Ahhhhhhhh Cindy! I want some of those scraps for a Bonnie Hunter quilt I'm working on - I was warned there was a Camper I would have to 'fight' to get the scraps out of the trash ~ ~ ~ its YOU!!!! :~)

I am excited to meet Kristene! Glad she made it to your place safely.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 9:03AM
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littlehelen_gw

Reading everyone's post has me smiling instead of doing serious strategic business planning blather, blather, blather. It lunch break time! I over packed on projects and have yet to pack an article of clothing...I've also packed an item or two I'm hoping for opinions from the more expereinced quilters. Kinda like Robbi...some stuff may not leave the car, but at least it will be there if needed. This is going to be fun...see you all soon...

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 12:51PM
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K8Orlando

I just visited the Mary Jo site... they have Bali Pops for $25. My local quilt shop sells them for $37.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:30PM
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toolgranny

Oh, Kate, there is so much more. The backings for 12.99 are wonderful, even batiks. They're stored under one of the cutting tables so ask if you don't find them.

I think I have all my projects ready now. I will throw in a couple of items of clothing just to stay clean but - warning all of you - I'm not trying to keep up with the fashions. I won't waste precious suitcase space on extra shoes when I can fit in more fabric. I'll take a brush and try and keep my hair combed and that's about all. This is called camping!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:39PM
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jennifer_in_va

Linda,
Would you at least throw in a deodorant? or would you like me to bring you one?!?

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:48PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Linda, If you're going to keep your hair neat, I'll have to wear a hat and keep mine covered!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 6:48PM
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K8Orlando

Less shoes, more fabric!
Less shoes, more fabric!
Less shoes, more fabric!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 6:53PM
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toolgranny

OK Jen. I'll bring deodorant, too. And, since we have Jim, Rip and Tim, I'll even wear a bra!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 7:44PM
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littlehelen_gw

LOL...the b word, hate em, gotta have em, but hate em!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 8:13PM
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teresa_nc7

Ummm, speaking as one who may end up riding in the same car with you, Linda, a travel size deodorant will be appreciated. Extra shoes and hairbrush are optional - but a comb is thinner than a brush. LOL! ;o)

T.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 7:24AM
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lafonda_ranch

I can't seem to work my machine with shoes on, so I will probably only use them to get between buildings, LOL!! I am glad to hear this is camping style! My favorite way to quilt.

Robbi

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 9:24AM
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K8Orlando

I'm a barefoot quilter too. I love to buy shoes but I'm not that crazy about wearing them. :~))

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 10:24AM
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jennifer_in_va

I bring a pair of slippers to wear while sewing and moving around our space. Then toss on shoes to walk to meals.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:59PM
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magothyrivergirl

Last year I only had one pair of slip on - no back loafers type leather shoes (easy airport shoes). My feet and shoes got wet from the dew - not a big deal to sew, as I also sew without shoes- but the the floor in the Sloan Center got kinda messy from our shoes.
I'm bringing another pair to use to walk outside to avoid this. I still need easy slip on for the airport.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 1:17PM
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rosajoe_gw

That's a good idea Marsha! I plan to wear flip flops and bring my tennis shoes. I am bringing socks to wear inside.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 3:51PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

May I hitch a ride to the dining room with someone?

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 4:48PM
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jennifer_in_va

Are you asking for a piggyback ride, Sharon??

Maybe Tim & Jim could rig up a pharoah's chair?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 4:54PM
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K8Orlando

I could bring Scout and a pull cart!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:23AM
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lafonda_ranch

Do we need to bring serving pieces and plates for our goodie table?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:27AM
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teresa_nc7

No serving pieces or plates are needed, but a silver candelabra would be a nice touch. ;o)

Seriously, a plastic knife or two for cutting or spreading would be helpful if you are bringing something that needs cutting or spreading.

Teresa

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:31AM
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jennifer_in_va

I've got some paper plates, napkins and some plastic silverware.

We can always pull some silverware from the dining hall, if need be.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:39AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

No piggyback rides, please....Pharoah's chair? What a visual!! LOLOLOL I'll take Scout and the cart!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 1:37PM
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K8Orlando

He's ready for you!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:08PM
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