Thursday, January 26, 2012

Off to My First Retreat

I am off to my very first quilting retreat and can I just say I am so excited. It's a little bittersweet because my first was supposed to be two weeks ago in Willamsburg, VA with my friend Natalie, but United canceled my flight and the ones they had rescheduled for me didn't work at all.


I'm about to load the car. I think I might be a little ambitious for 4 days of sewing. But better safe than sorry I say. I must admit that I'm a little nervous because I don't know anyone in my guild very well. I've been going to meeting for the last year so I have met people, but I haven't really gotten to know them very well because I haven't been able to attend a Saturday Sew. I'm jumping in the deep end in an effort to make more friends and bond with the people in my guild, but when I'm sewing next to the likes of Alissa (who taught me how to quilt) and Latifah it can be a little intimidating. Especially, since they all know each other well. Despite it all I am so freaking excited. Expect a full report next week!

18 comments:

  1. Have a great time Holly! Wish I could go too - but it's my boyfriend's 40th Bday weekend - so can't. You guys will have a blast! Can't wait to hear about it - Missy :)

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  2. Have a great time, Hollie!!! I really need to get out my machine and just start to play. One of these days ... Love ya - Newton

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    1. Thanks Leigh! It was awesome! Sending Robbie tons of love.

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  3. I'm going to my first retreat next month. I'm sure you'll have an absolute blast :-) can't wait tio hear all about it!

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  4. that's a lot of gear!! I hope you have a blast!

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  5. I'm sure you'll have a blast :-) Can't wait to hear about you're experience! I'm going to my very first retreat next month and I'm so exited!

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  6. I've never been to a retreat...have as much fun as you possibly can!! And let us all know what went on...lol

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  7. uhhh totally jealous! have a BLAST!! don't get our JACK the ripper too much, just do something FUN.
    I don't know many from my guild either, but they know me from the quilts I make for show and tell :-)

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  8. ahhh! so exciting. You'll have a great time.

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  9. Hee hee, packing light there! Have a blast!

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  10. Oh, Hollie. They're the BEST! No need to be intimidated! I'm jealous and hope you have a really great time. I'm sure you won't get half as much accomplished as you think you might because you'll spend too much time looking at what everyone else is doing. :) Have fun!

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  11. The thing to remember about packing for a retreat is "too much is better than not enough!" Unless there is a quilt store near where you are retreating and you can go on an emergency shopping run and replenish your supply of things to work on. Hope you have fun! I am totally addicted to retreats and started out going on two per year. I am now up to four a year with some kind of informal ones in between.

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  12. Sounds so fun! I can't wait to hear what it's like. I've never been on one myself.

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  13. Oh how fun! I wish you lots of fun and great laughs. Strange enough, I just took my first official quilt class this week so I could meet new people who sew! 'Tis the season I guess. Enjoy!

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  14. Hollie- it was SEW (I know, tacky) awesome having you with us! I loved getting to know you better. I know
    Everyone else did too. And you got SEW much done.
    Oh dear. We SEW tacky.

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    1. You SEW funny! I had such a blast. It was SEW great getting to know you too. See you at the meeting tomorrow night!

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