Thursday, September 17, 2009

Preparations for Retreat

One week from today our Crazy Quilting International Retreat begins in Breckenridge, Colorado. This is our second annual retreat, and this year promises to be bigger and better than before. Most of last year's ladies are coming back, and this year we even have two Canadians joining us! We've rented a large house for the duration, so you can imagine what wild and crazy fun we're going to have!

What is really different, is that there really aren't any formally scheduled classes. There will be lessons arranged on a staggered, "I feel like it" basis, and are optional. Participants chip in a bit for materials, non-participants just stitch or shop. Gerry K is going to show us how she paints her lovely birds, roses and cottages on buttons. Leslie will lead a group who would like to experiment with or learn (new) different dyeing methods. I'll have a group experimentation session on Angelina fibers. Another thing we'll do is make and play with molds and polyclay or paperclay. And make ribbon flowers and leaves. And learn punch needle. And we're hoping someone knows how to tat and can teach us, LOL. So much to learn!!



On Tuesday I spent the afternoon with my DGD London, and snapped some pictures to share. She is already two weeks old. I don't think there's anything more precious on earth than a sleeping infant ...

Although some great cuddles are a close second!

Cathy

4 comments :

Linda B said...

What a fun time you are going to have, and what a precious baby!

Susan/CqLily said...

Cathy,
She is absolutely perfect-in every way!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan. I look forward to hearing ALL about your lovely trip to Colorado and the retreat. Your New Grand Daughter is truly beautiful. She is such a sweetie and so adorable. Hugs Judy

Karrin Hurd said...

What precious pictures of the baby! I am jealous about not being able to attend the retreat!