Quilt Retreat Day One

After weeks and weeks of constant motion, motion like that of a spinning top, Ive found myself on a 10 day breather at my little cabin in the woods (LCITW). The anticipation leading up to this respite has reignited my enthusiasm for my art, fabrics and all things related. This excitement or drive has been stifled by the many activities stuffed into my daily calendar.

Favorite Place

Carefully packed into my vehicle were totes filled with some of my favorite quilting books, piles of fabrics, spools and spools of thread as well as an inventory of rulers, my rotary cutter and enough projects to last me for weeks to come. While I will admit that I may have gone slightly overboard, just a tad, with the volume of items I brought, I have to say I would much rather have a variety of options to choose from. It gives me the chance to be more creative.

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Of all the projects that I brought with there’s one that will definitely be completed and that is the lap quilt I’ve been commissioned to make by my sister-in-law. Once that ones finished the sky’s the limit.Circuit Quilt.jpg

Well, it’s time to call it a day. It’s very late and I’m exhausted from all the packing, traveling, unpacking, etc. Tomorrow’s a new day.

Cindy Anderson

My Bags Are Packed

My bags are packed

I’m ready to go,

I’m standing here outside (the) door…..

Ah, remember that song by John Denver…..

It’s repeatedly circulating through my head right now. You know one of those “ear worms.” I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. Must because I am all packed and ready to go. Heading to the great north for my sewing bonanza with my friend Barb M. All that’s left to do is throw in the few odds and ends that always seem to be packed at the last minute, hop in the car and head to our meeting place. Before leaving I just wanted to say one last hello and share with you a little snippet about my day yesterday.


Yesterday while working on a few projects and gathering up the last of the items to be packed I received a sweet face time call from my youngest granddaughter. She wanted to know if Nana could come over to play. Miss A was very sad when she heard that I was stuck at home and couldn’t go to her home. Tears started to roll down her face as she handed the phone to her mommy.

Plans were made for her to come to my house later in the afternoon. When she arrived she announced to her mommy, “you go now.” Like a big girl she wanted to stay with Nana all by herself. Mommy obliged and left the two of us alone to play. We busied ourselves with puzzles, popcorn and some of her favorite television programs. It fills my heart with joy to know that my grandchildren want to spend time with me. There’s nothing better.


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Well the clock is telling me it’s time to wrap things up. I hope to send out updates while I am at the retreat. They don’t have television but they do have WiFi so I still have my connection to the outside world. If I get too wrapped up in my sewing I can always take lots of photos and share them later.

Take care! Have a Great day!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting