Sunday, October 21, 2007

Am home now...

I got back about 3 hours ago and have been chatting online with the guy in Dayton, so I am just now getting around to posting. He is very sweet and I can't wait to meet him and see how things are in person.

Anyway, it was a pretty productive weekend. I got a fair amount of things finished and worked on. And I got plenty of pictures. I will have to upload some pictures tomorrow.

We talked a lot about my blog and they asked how I started it and got involved in everything blog-related. I started saying, "This is SO going in my blog!" a la Barney from How I Met Your Mother. It was funny! I got pictures of everyone with the things that they worked on so that they could all be in the blog. But again, that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Here is my list of things that I was taking with me to work on:

  • 2 pairs of pants for Claire - I got one pair done, but not the second - I still have to do the leg hems and the elastic.
  • 2 pairs of pants for Spencer - I got one pair done, but not the second - I still have to do the leg hems and the elastic
  • 1 pillowcase for Claire - I ran out of fabric for a second pillowcase to match her pants. - Completed.
  • 2 pillowcases for Spencer - Completed.
  • 1 pillowcase for myself - in the man fabric - Completed.
  • fall big shirt and buttons - Completed
  • Halloween fabric for big shirt - I started this shirt and got as far as attaching the sleeves to the body. I had to stop because I didn't have the interfacing I needed for the collar and cuffs.
  • 2 fabric books for Ethan - a Monkey book and a Cars book - I didn't even start this.
  • my first BOM block - I forgot that I had even taken this until I was packing up this morning.
  • squares for quilt for kids - I got quite a bit of this done. It went together a lot faster than I had anticipated and I should have the outer rows pieced the next time I sit down to work on it. I just have to get the fabric for the inner and outer borders.
  • wagon wheels pieces to finish the blocks. I may got the sashing fabric at the shop that we are stopping at on our way so that I can just finish it all this weekend - I did get the sashing at the shop that we stopped at on the way up to Cleveland, but I didn't take the time to lay out the remainder of the blocks or to sew anything else together.
  • the big shirt and the pajama pants book to copy the patterns into my sizes - yeah, this didn't even happen!

Well, it is last and I didn't get much sleep all weekend. I was up until 1 AM on Thursday night, 2 AM on Friday night and the about midnight Saturday night. I am pooped!!


Michelle said...

I bet you are tired, and I can't wait to see your pictures! Have a great week!

Moneik said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time and got a tremendous amount done! I can't believe everything you accomplished while you were at your retreat. Great job!

Jen said...

Wow, did you get a lot done! I hope we get half that done when you come here!! I can't wait to see pictures. How far is Dayton from you?