Saturday, November 6, 2010

Packing for Retreat

My sisters and I will be attending a quilt retreat November 10th -November 14th. Angela is the hostess so we will be there early Wednesday to set up and have everything ready for the ladies. This time there will be a mix of old friends and new friends. Several of the first time attendees are from Indiana which is a little different and very cool.

The photo I have posted is of the conference center at Camp Camby. The front part of the building is the kitchen and restrooms. The round barn-like part is our "sewing room".

Sister DebJo and I are the non quilters attending again this time. I plan to take Jezebel and wool so hopefully Christine can help me figure out why I can't get the spun yarn to take up on the bobbin. I have been commissioned to crochet two child size sweaters and three little boy hats so they are going with me. I told DebJo I would take my jewelry stuff so we can make earrings together. I think Angela plans to take mostly handwork too. She still isn't feeling up to par. =(

Time spent with my sisters and friends is something I've been looking forward too. Our meals are catered and everyone brings their favorite snacks. We will talk, work, eat and relax ... not necessarily in that order. ;^)

My neighbor, Nicholas, and niece, Heather, will keep the farm going while I'm away. Daddy will be periodically checking in too. It is so good to have family and neighbors you can count on!


Domestic Goddess said...

I haven't been in blog land for awhile but your blog is lovely. I would like to know more about your herb garden and how you dry them.

Penny said...

Thank you!
Regarding drying herbs: I use to just bundle the herb stems together with a rubber band then let them hang dry. As the stems dried and shrunk the rubber band adapts to the correct size.
Now I have an inexpensive dehydrator and I'm using it. Just keep an eye on how dry the leaves are and remove them when they are as dry as you want them to be ... both ways are easy peasey. =)

Deborah said...

What a great blog! I'm jealous you are an actual farm girl having really grown up on a farm!

contemporaryinsanity said...

This retreat sounds like great fun! I hope you have a wonderful time, and I'm looking forward to your posts telling about it when you return.

Christine said...

It might be a lot like the blind leading the blind if you want my help, but I'll see what I can do. LOL

Connie W said...

Only a few more hours now. See you soon :))

Sandra said...

Oh, I am SO envious of your retreat! god speed and have a wonderful, stress free, safe time!