Today has been a very busy day, but today I turned 55! I guess it is only a number, right?! I don’t really feel like it, but the reality is – I am. Oh well! I’ve heard from all of my children and some grandchildren and many friends. I am blessed!
I got an earlier start than I do on most workdays; I met my work buddies at Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then went to work. It was very good! For dinner we met Cathy and Rex at Pappa’s – it was so very good! We shared a Carrot Cake cheesecake for dessert, it was very good. Thank you, Cathy and Rex for taking us out to dinner!
It is hard to believe but this time last week I was at Camp Blanding in Starke, Florida getting all set up and getting ready for a 5 day sewing retreat. I know it seems like a long time, but it goes by fast and it is really a lot of fun.
I got my room all set up for the week, I just had to share the bathroom with someone and that is ok – great room rates! It is suggested that you bring a quilt from home to make your room a little more welcoming. So of course I did just that – in fact, I took the quilt that I won in the Baytown raffle in 2012. I love taking my Texas quilt to Florida!
Friday morning was the first full day of sewing for the entire group of 165 people, yes 165! I walked in the back just as they were entering the doors and one would have thought that it was Thanksgiving Day sale madness. Some of the ladies were actually dashing around, throwing their things on the table and trying to save tables for their group. It was fun to watch all the action.
This retreat the hostesses, Gloria and Vicky had a saleroom – which means you have the opportunity to sell items in your sewing room or crafts and make a little extra money. I am here to say that there was tons of stuff to buy. I did buy some things, but I really tried to keep it to a minimum. Red Crinoline Quilts had a booth in there too; you could buy some of their kits. It was a huge success, they sold over $17,000 worth of stuff, I was shocked! So it would be well worth it to do some cleaning – you know what they say…another man’s trash is another man’s treasure! ☺
Three of the girls work at Camp Blanding – Donna, Wynette and Diane. They do a wonderful job making sure all goes well and offer us warm hospitality! For their hard work they were given quilts for their efforts. They were very surprised and excited about their quilts.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.