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May 16, 2018
May I Remember When Brazos Retreat from My Quilty World

10th - And we are off.  Welcome to the new ladies.  At least  you have power.  Be thankful for the small things in life. I even managed to clean my corner of the world before this starts.  I know -- shock, shock to everyone. The truth is, I haven't really done enough to create too big of a mess. We have a group project starting tomorrow requiring a LOT of cutting today.  I feel for those girls

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May Tweeners - Brazos House from My Quilty World

I am up in Utah for the beginning of Tweener Time but my faithful friends have sent me pics to tide me over.  Tweeners are those who stay "between" the retreats (for an additional fee) and just hang out.  It's relaxing, book reading, quiet sewing, lazy time for most of us.  Several have to work from here, though, so we keep it pretty quiet during the day. 6th -  Lots of TA-DA's for today. Linda

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May Cinco de Mayo Retreat from My Quilty World

May has arrived and with it are mixed emotions.  It means 10 days of retreat but it also means the end of retreats here until October.  That is such a long time.  I want to soak it all in and yet I'm really not feeling up to snuff this go round.  I will make the best of it and enjoy as much as I can.  Life is just too short not to savor these precious moments. 3rd - As I drive into the Brazos

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April 12, 2018
April Brazos Retreat - Rainy Day Fun from My Quilty World

The last three weeks have simply zoomed by.  Seriously.  However, that means that we are back at retreat and I am thrilled.  I am pretty focused on arriving and setting up as my neck is still giving me some grief.  Therefore, no time for pictures.  When Maria arrives, though, her camera comes out.  She has quite the welcoming committee greeting her.  I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous.  She

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April 11, 2018
Gal Time at Jennifer's House from My Quilty World

Sometimes it feels as though I am always on the go and unable to attend the little gatherings that take place in my own quilting community.  This week, the elements all have come together and I am on the road to Haslet and Jennifer's wonderful home.  If I wasn't driving, I'd literally do a little jump for joy.  (You've heard of speech to text, right?) At any rate, I am the first one to arrive

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March 24, 2018
Brazos Blooms Quilt Retreat from My Quilty World

This time of year, the months go screaming by and it seems as though one might think we are always at retreat.  Well, in all fairness, they are definitely more frequent during February-May.  I think we have a total of 28 retreats days during this time.  Almost a month.  Wow.  At any rate, here I go again -- off to Brazos for days of fun with friends. Day 1 - I was terribly remiss this morning.

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March 11, 2018
Girlfriends and The Dallas Quilt Show from My Quilty World

Yay!!!  A day with Girlfriends is the BEST kind of day.  Okay, okay -- days with family are pretty amazing too.  Stephannie has put together a breakfast at Mama's Daughter's Diner for everyone to meet and visit before the Dallas Quilt Show begins.  Sherri and I are the first to arrive and followed shortly by Suzanne. And then by everyone else.  Where is Stephannie, you ask?  Well, she didn't

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March 10, 2018
Plano Quilt Guild - Maria Presenting from My Quilty World

Ms. Maria is presenting for the Plano Guild tonight.  Sherri is coming into town for the Dallas Quilt Show tomorrow.  It just makes sense for the two of us to go and support her.  Right? We leave a bit early for the meeting in order to avoid traffic and also have some dinner.  It works out perfect and we are right on time for the gig.  Maria arrives just after us and once she is ready, we sit

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March 8, 2018
MidAtlantic Memories from From the Strawberry Patch...

MAQF  Williamsburg, VA  2000 I've been going up to MidAtlantic Quilt Festival for a long time, somewhere in the vicinity of twenty years; always with friends and always making memories. Back when I started going up it was held in Williamsburg, VA; it moved to Hampton in 2005. Back in those earlier days I traveled with these two: Quiltkeemosabe in the center and Maredda, on the right. We met in

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MidAtlantic Memories from From the Strawberry Patch...

MAQF  Williamsburg, VA  2000 I've been going up to MidAtlantic Quilt Festival for a long time, somewhere in the vicinity of twenty years; always with friends and always making memories. Back when I started going up it was held in Williamsburg, VA; it moved to Hampton in 2005. Back in those earlier days I traveled with these two: Quiltkeemosabe in the center and Maredda, on the right. We met in

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February 18, 2018
Brazos House Retreat - Black and White/A Black Tie Affair from My Quilty World

It's time for round two of our February double header.  I've been looking so forward to this retreat and tried super hard to have all diamonds here, but it just didn't work the way I wanted it to.  It will give a reason to spotlight the last two throughout the year and that will make for fun times.  At any rate, bring on group 2. This weekend, our startup lunch is at Hammond's BBQ in Glen Rose.

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January 26, 2018
Warehouse Tour Guide from My Quilty World

A couple of days ago I offered to be a Harry Hines tour guide for a group of wonderful ladies who have not been there before.  They took me up on the offer and after a wonderful breakfast chatting about our lives at Mama's Daughter's Diner, we are on our way. Perth and Harry Hines is first up.  I plan to go to C & C first but neither they nor Super Textiles are open.  Hmmm.  I had been told that

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January 12, 2018
Making Room from From the Strawberry Patch...

The New Year has arrived and new (okay, old) projects have surfaced (okay, re-surfaced!). Down with the Hexagon Blocks from the design wall, make room for Hexie Garden. This pattern, from Atkinson Designs, has been on my list to finish for three years. I am happy to report that it is now, officially, a completed TOP. Yes!! What accounts for this sudden burst of productivity? A retreat happened.

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Making Room from From the Strawberry Patch...

The New Year has arrived and new (okay, old) projects have surfaced (okay, re-surfaced!). Down with the Hexagon Blocks from the design wall, make room for Hexie Garden. This pattern, from Atkinson Designs, has been on my list to finish for three years. I am happy to report that it is now, officially, a completed TOP. Yes!! What accounts for this sudden burst of productivity? A retreat happened.

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January 7, 2018
Waco One-Stop Shop Hop from My Quilty World

Howdy!!!  Happy New Year!!!  I've been home with my sweetie enjoying the time together and working on a new project.  Oh gosh, come clean girl.  My sweetheart has been working from home sick since the beginning of the year - no real fun there - and my new project is scaring the you know what's out of me.  That's right -- the bejeebers.  Did you think something else was departing from me?  At any

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November 26, 2017
Brazos House - The Retreat To Remember - 24 Hours of Preparations from My Quilty World

It's super early on a Wednesday morning and my sweetheart is dropping me at Brazos House.  I have the house all to myself and it's oh so quiet.  Outside the birds are singing along with the distant sound of bleating goats.  Life is good. First things first, into the closet I go.  I have sooo much to unload and set up especially since I have had packages sent here all month and the boxes are

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November 7, 2017
Houston!!! Year Two Day 2 from My Quilty World

Although the clouds are hanging a bit low this morning, it's time to get up and get moving.  We have shopping to do and quilts to see.  It's gonna be a FULL day of fun and joy to our eyes. First up --- breakfast on the 24th floor.  We need the nourishment cos it's highly likely that no one will stop for lunch today after the fiasco yesterday.  Besides it's a group dinner at 6.  We can make

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November 6, 2017
Houston!!! Year Two Day 3 from My Quilty World

And just like that, it is our last morning here.  Goodness but that time flew by.  We are already talking next year though and that makes my heart sing.  Debi has joined us for breakfast and we are literally chomping at the bit for the show to open.  Why is time standing so still? Okay, that's it.  We can't take it anymore and it's time to walk over there.  A quick picture by the elevators and

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Houston!!! Year Two Day 1 from My Quilty World

It's NOVEMBER!  That means the time for Houston's International Quilt Festival has arrived.  When tickets are purchased a year in advance, waiting for this seems to take forever and I'm thrilled that today is the day.  Lydia arrives at my house by 5:30 a.m. and within 10 minutes we are off and on our way. It's nice to reconnect along the way and share what has been happening in our lives.  I so

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October 12, 2017
October Brazos Retreat - Our Witchy Quilt World from My Quilty World

It's been almost 5 months since this wonderful view was mine.  Hello there, old friend.  It's so good to see you again. The time has come for our October retreat entitled, "Our Witchy Quilt World."  With a late arrival, I arrive around 10:30 and start racing like crazy to get set up by noon when the ladies will begin walking through the door.  Luck is on my side and I make it just in time.

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