Monday, June 18, 2007

I sure am a lucky girl. Look at the special little treat that landed in my mailbox over the weekend. This darling little chickadee was sent to my by TheQuilter. Check out her posts of May 20 and June 5. Imagine - I have a prize winner here. Not only am I lucky, but I feel pretty doggoned special, too. I am told this little birdy on the branch is her morning view - and now I can have the same view.
I may just have to try my hand at a postcard or two. Not only do they look fun to make, but what fun it must be to drop one in the mail box.
Wondering what these little goody bags are out for? They are filled with fabrics and supplies to help get me started at Primitives of the Midwest.
I have longed to attend this retreat since it started 3 years ago. This is the year. I hope I have everything I need . . . but if I have forgotten something, I can shop. Everything will fit in one suitcase, but I'm packing a duffel in there also. I need a place to pack everything I pick up while I'm there. Three days of classes, trunk shows, show and tell with the primitive and folk art designers that I love the most. For me it will be like Quilters Heaven.
As if that weren't enough - I'm going to be meeting a fellow blogger. Judy of Quilting with Ragdolls is going to be there, too. The emails have been pretty fast and furious for the last couple of days. I'm sure there will be lots of pictures and stories when I get back.

31 comments:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

How fun, looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing all the pictures!!

The postcards are neat aren't they, a friend sent me one and I couldn't believe they just stick a stamp on them and send them thru the mail like that LOL, she said they hand cancel them at her post office but other than that she just sticks a stamp on them and off they go with no envelope! :O)

Wendy said...

How exciting to be going on THE retreat you've been waiting for so long. I'm excited to hear about your adventures when you return.

Deb said...

how fun. I also love primitives and someday hope to go to.
love the table topper in your picture.
deb

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

What a treat Libby to be going to the retreat, and also meeting Judy. Love your little postcard too.

Guðrún said...

Have a great time, and of course you can buy the things you forget at home and "need". I love your bag with the stitchery on.

Carol said...

Have the BEST time! Can't wait to hear everything and see lots of pictures.

Connie said...

The retreat sounds like so much fun. The things in the photos are so cute & country - I especially like the primitives, the crows, the country quilt, the tote...they're all really great. Have a wonderful time.

Fiona said...

Have a great time at retreat and look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

May Britt said...

Have fun at the reatreat and remember to take a lot of photos to show us. Btw, love the table cloth under your bags.

Darlene said...

Oh, you are going to have so much fun at THE retreat. I'm really glad to hear that you're going and that you're going to meet Judy while you're there! I can't wait to hear every detail - take notes so you don't forget anything!

Screen Door said...

Have fun--- don't forget the camera.....What memories you're going to have...

Angie said...

Oh Libby, I'm so excited for you! Going on the retreat is a huge, exciting event, but then to meet up with Quilting with Ragdolls...omg, how fun will that be!! And Rags needs a fun break too---IMHO, you fit that bill perfectly!! :D Have fun! BTW, that topper in the photo, have we seen that one? Is that one of the wacky star point quilts?? :)

McIrish Annie said...

Postcards are super fun!! and fast!

Hope you have a great time on the retreat!

Linda_J said...

Oh lucky for sure, Libby!! You must be over the moon about the retreat you have been longing to attend. Meeting Judy surely is just icing on the cake--for you both. Have lots of fun! I know you will find plenty of inspiration and that leads to more blog fodder, right?

Susie said...

Hope you have a wonderful time What fun to meet a fellow blogger!!
xo

Margie said...

that sounds like so much fun! Some of my favorite designers are going to be there. enjoy!

Sharon said...

And don't forget - you are going to have a fun day filled with fabric and surprises that none of your other retreat buddies will have, because you are so special! You and Judy will be spending the day with me! Aren't you lucky? (and so am I?) LOL! Your Quiltgranny will take good care of you!

Melzie said...

Have fun at the retreat :) I am in SE MO I wonder how far that is from me! xoxo melzie

Pieces From Me said...

How exciting!! Have a great time Libby! Yes...take lots of pictures to show when you get back. The postcard is too cute! Quilters make the best friends ;) Bren

Judy said...

Now why didn't I realize you have theme appropriate bags to take for your classes? See you tomorrow! really!

tami said...

I hope you guys have a lot of fun. It sounds great. Be sure to take lots of pictures and share with us who will be going to work every day instead of sewing. :-(

meggie said...

Enjoy enjoy!!
Cant wait to read you on your return!

Patti said...

Oh, lucky, lucky you! That is one retreat I would so love to attend. Please be sure to take LOTS and LOTS of pictures to share with us!

I love that little postcard - but so far I have no desire to make one. Not sure why, but with my UFO list I guess that's a good thing!

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time! And I can't wait to hear all about it!

Carole said...

I'm envious! I've never been to a primitive retreat, let alone a retreat. Do report in so that I can relish your experience. The postcard is so cute. Lucky you! Have fun on your retreat!

sara, the house of charm said...

I love the postcard!! I can't wait to hear every little detail about your Primitive Retreat!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Cool fun have a ball, Tracey
ps, love the bags!

Katie said...

Have fun and take pics.

atet said...

Oh, sounds like a great trip. Enjoy your retreat -- and bring back lots of pictures and stories!

Marcie said...

Oh my gosh, that Camp-Watch-a-Patcher has me in stitches!(So to speak)How cute and clever! I can't wait to hear more about your retreat. Sounds like a blast. I have never gone to a retreat. I think I need one badly. Have fun Libby!

Littlepenpen said...

Can't wait for your pictures. I'm sure you will have a great time. On the fabric postcard.... do you just drop the card, itself, in the mailbox? How cool to receive one! I would love to know more about this.... how to make one. Maybe I'll google that today!