Monday, June 25, 2007

I got home yesterday afternoon from The Primitives of the Midwest retreat in Missouri. What a wonderful retreat it was. It will take me several days to organize my thoughts, my pictures, my projects and my purchases but I will share them all over the next few days. I got to meet people that I had only known via the internet, take classes with some terrific teachers, and with the help of some new friends see parts of the country I had never seen before. Please bear with me as I catch up on blog reading. It will take some time to read the more than 150 posts that accumulated in just a few days away. I'll be reading every word but probably flaking out on leaving lots of comments.
Imagine my surprise when I looked out into the yard when I got home - I spied this glorious bloom to remind me of the friendship and fun I experienced in Missouri and Kansas last week. I didn't plant any sunflowers this year, but I have about a dozen that came up as volunteers from last year's crop and this little beauty opened up just in time to greet me.

24 comments:

KCQuilter said...

What a gorgeous sunflower!!! So glad you had a great time in "my" state and so-o-o sorry I didn't get to meet you and Judy and Sharon!!! Maybe next year...

Judy said...

Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! How's that for my comment! All right back at you babe! It was simply amazing!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful sunflower to come home to. I look forward to hearing more about your great retreat.

Linda said...

We're glad you're back with us and look forward to hearing all about your adventures while away. Love your sunflower.

atet said...

What a great way to be welcomed home. I can't wait to see all of the fun projects and purchases. Welcome back!

Carol said...

Welcome home...I am so happy to hear that you all had such a wonderful time...Next year...count me in! Can't wait to hear it all!

joyce said...

A beautiful welcome home indeed. It almost cries out "Quilt me!"

Shelina said...

Welcome back from your retreat. I'm glad you ha a great time. And how nice to have a beautiful sunflower to welcome you home.

Dawn said...

I can't wait to hear and see all about it! And I LOVE your sunflower!

Karen said...

That's an amazing volunteer, Libby. Will be looking forward to hearing about Primitives.

Fiona said...

Can't wait to hear what went on - sounds like Judy enjoyed it just as much!

Susie said...

Glad you had fun. Those unread posts tend to add up so very quickly don't they!!
We have volunteer sunflowers too (courtesty of the birds)
One of my commenters said that his wife bakes 250# of bird seed (which takes all day) to keep it from germinating.
Sounds like a bit too much work for me!
xo

Darlene said...

Welcome home, Libby and what a gorgeous sunflower. I can't wait to hear all the details of your trip and of course the pictures of all the goodies and such. I'm really glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. Relax with your wonderful memories today!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Beautiful Sunflower, I for sure need to plant some next year!

I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Pieces From Me said...

Can't wait to see all your pics and hear about your retreat. The sunflower is beautiful!!

Angie said...

Yea!!!! You're home! You were missed, girlfriend! Sounds like you and Ragdolls and Quilt Granny Sharon had a WONDERFUL time...am I jealous or what? :) Don't you just love sunflowers!! Mine were all volunteers too. :)

Diana said...

Welcome back, Libby. I'll look forward to hearing all about the fun you had at the retreat.

Patti said...

Oh, I can hardly wait to read every word. Please don't leave anything at all out! Some day maybe I'll be there with you. Maybe in a couple years after I retire. Or next year if I have vacation days left and there is money left after I pay the last of our debts before I reture. I'd so love to be there and meet so many of you wonderful people. I might even be able to conquer my fear of flying in order to be there. I do fly if I have to - I juset hate to do it.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I bet you had a great time. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

anne bebbington said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and the sunflower was the icing on the cake on your return

Knot Garden said...

The sunflower is gorgeous, I plant some every year but mine are way behind yours. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Quilt Mommy said...

Ooooh - I'm not a sunflower girl normally, but boy your picture is selling me! Gorgeous! Aren't you a lucky duck to have such a beauty growing in your back yard. As a matter of fact, I'd like to encourage you to post some more backyard picks! I'm trying to make out the blurry plants behind the sunflower, your backyard looks beautiful! :) Gardening and Quilts - they go together like mash potatoes and gravy! :)

Littlepenpen said...

Okay, I planted sunflower seeds this year, only to find a nice pile of shells piled up on the ground a few days later. However, there were two seeds they (whoever they are) didn't find! I have a two sunflowers coming up... so far, no flowers!

Marcie said...

That sunflower looks fake! I never had them look that good! So glad you had fun on your trip. We need a blogger retreat! Wouldn't that be a blast?