Wednesday, March 17

Packed and ready to go.........

My project bag is packed for the retreat.....................


It's filled with lots of pinks and greens and springy fabrics, some tulip blocks to work on and a couple of show and tell pieces. I need to add the blocks that I made last summer from all those pinks and greens and a few accessories and I am ready to go. One has to have their priorities in order, you know, and so packing this project bag for the retreat was more important than the bag that will hold my clothes. :-) Today, I'll pack my clothing bag which is slightly smaller than my project bag. Remember, fabric is more important than what I need to wear. :-) Plus, I am going for comfort this weekend, so I'll just need a couple pair of slacks, sweaters, socks, etc. and, of course, toothpaste and all that stuff. Anything I forget for that bag can be bought at Target. I am leaving all day Thursday to double-check the project bag so I don't leave some necessary fabric or tool on my sewing table. If I sound like I'm a little overly anxious and a bit too organized, well..........it's because I am really in need of a vacation and this is going to be a really fun weekend so I want to be prepared!

While I'm away, poor Kaiser will have to stay home with Steve and will probably mope around all weekend wondering where I'm at. I made him a new flannel blanket so he's certainly not forgotten. Plus I'll leave him some treats so he'll think he's at a doggie retreat! :-) And then when I get home, he'll act like he hasn't seen me in months, just like all dogs do when their owners go away and then come home. We should all be so happy to see each other, right?! LOL!

Re: the rising waters of the Minnesota River........the ice dam is breaking up but water is still rising. Our area is not going to get the worst of the flooding. No, it's the areas along the Red River who are the ones worrying now about how high the water will go. Unfortunately, spring flooding is a part of living near the river and it's not pretty. Once it is over and spring is in full bloom, the beauty of the river will return again. It's just a little tough getting through the days until that time comes............

Sandi

17 comments:

Marika said...

Verry nice Fabrics i like it, i wish you good needling Marika

Crispy said...

Oooo such pretty fabrics in that bag!! Naw, you aren't being over anxious, just very well prepared LOL.

Crispy

Owl Lady said...

I thoroughly understand how the project bag is more important than the wardrobe. I know that you will have a wonderful time of learning and relaxing. Wish I could be there too.
I think that just about everybody can use a vacation after all the snow and rain. My DH has vacation time during the week before Easter, but we are staying home and hoping the weather will cooperate so that we can do things that the harsh winter kept us from doing.

Kathy said...

What beautiful spring fabrics! I hope you have a wonderful time on your retreat!!!!

W. Latane Barton said...

You are going to have such fun. I love the fabrics you have packed to take. We all will be waiting to see what you got done on your retreat.

Kaye said...

Happy St Patricks Day. You certainally are prepared. Have a wonderful retreat time, relax and enjoy all that sewing you are sure to do

Needled Mom said...

You are going to have so much fun! I always pack my sewing bag first too. Guess it shows our priorities!

Nihal said...

Oh my, set of fine fabrics! But a lot of tulips in me, I like very much the mini quilt in tulip design:)
Let me share an Irish blessing with you that makes a good feeling today:
"These things I warmly wish to you-someone to love, some work to do, a bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer, and a guardian angel always near." Happy St Patrick's Day, Sandi:)

Valrie said...

Sandi,

Your retreat sounds like so much fun. I agree the fabrics are more important. Have a great time and looking fwd to heasring about it!

Valrie

Pat said...

Of course the project bag is more important than the clothes. Who would be silly enough to think otherwise? LOL I saw a piece about the sandbagging taking place along the banks of the Red River....very scary for those people living by it.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

How fun! Have a great time which I'm sure you will!

Debi said...

Have a great time Sandi...love all the fabrics in your bag!

Micki said...

I love your spring fabrics! Have fun at the retreat!
Micki

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hope you have a fabulous weekend retreat Sandi!!

Beth said...

Have a wonderful time on your retreat. Your fabrics look just yummy.

Barb said...

Love your project bag......have fun!!!

prashant said...

What beautiful spring fabrics!
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