Oh, darn, I will miss Isabella. She is so darn sweet. I plan to be there. When you find out how many are still coming, if there is an extra spot open I was thinking of seeing if my sister mary would want to come. There my be an extra spot if barb or Thea cannot come. Barb mentioned that she didn't know if Thea was coming. Judy, let me know about this. I won't mention it to sis until I hear from you in regards to space. I am looking forward to seeing everyone.
I am flexible on the dates. If we do the Monday, I will arrive then. If we do Wednesday I will arrive then. Just let us know. Thanks for taking over for barb.
OK ladies, here is
the list of attendees. The retreat will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2013 starting
at 9:00 am through Sunday, September 15, 2013 ending at 3:00 pm at the Walnut
Place Retreat Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The only one for sure not able to
come this year is Isabella :( Everyone is staying in the house this time,
so with 12 people and 12 beds, we are still full. The cost will be $165/person
for those staying Wed – Sunday and $132.50/person for those staying Thurs –
Sunday. Have check payable to Walnut Place Retreat Center. I will tell Nicole
she can pick the money up Thursday evening after everyone has arrived.
1 Thea -
2. Judy - yes
3. Sue -
4. Tari - yes
5. Annette -
6. Darlene -
7. Elaine -
8. Liz - yes
10. Lena - not
11. Beth - yes
12. Isabella -
13. Barbara -
We will need to think
about meals for the time we are there. If anyone wants to volunteer (2-3 people
per meal) for a time slot that would be great! It doesn't need to be anything fancy,
just sustenance to keep us going! I think for breakfast we could just have it whenever
you want: coffee, juice, bagels, waffles, toast, cereal, etc. Do you want to do
a group dinner out this time? If so, we should plan that for either Friday or
Wednesday lunch: on your own
Sunday lunch: leftovers/clean out the fridge or on your
We are also thinking
that we will do the gift exchange like we did last year. Everyone who wants to
participate should bring a wrapped quilt related gift, and we will come up with
some kind of game for an exchange. We will also have a table for quilt
supplies/patterns/fabrics that you don’t want anymore that could be recycled to
I’m really looking
forward to seeing everyone again! Only 36 days to go!
PS. From what I have
heard, Barbara is doing quite well. She will be in the hospital for a few more
days. If you would like to drop her a note the address is: KU Med, Rm CTP03, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas.
Opps, I meant September 11, not August! That would be one long retreat!!!
Thanks Judy for stepping in and keeping things going.I am all for going out 1 night.The place we went to last year was fun.I don't think Gretchen should sit across from me tho.lol
I will volunteer for a dinner/supper any night is fine.I will be gathering road kill on the way so can't say what it will be.
Could you ask Sue if I bring the fabric I bought last year if she will help me make those bags?Unlessss she wants to make them for me she sews so much faster than I do and the girls from Branson will tell you I am pretty dense with easy patterns.Thats why there was flying chickens.lol
I am soo ready to be sitting in Iowa sewing with all of you
See you soon
Darlene:Thats why there was flying chickens.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Darlene:Thats why there was flying chickens.
As I recall they not only were flying but pooping tail feathers.
TMI, Nana! LOL
He's just different and as I recall he ended up with a few twins.lol
Hi Nana, I think Barbara told me that you could change the dates in the heading for me. Instead of the 9th it should say the 11th. If you can't, no biggie.
Darlene:I will volunteer for a dinner/supper any night is fine.I will be gathering road kill on the way so can't say what it will be.
Darlene, I would be glad to go in with you and help with dinner one night. I am not much of a cook but I can be a good helper and help with the cost. If that's OK with you.
I will be happy to partner up with you for a meal.Is Mary coming to retreat?
This retreat is very quiet for starting in a couple of weeks.I am ready to be sewing with you ladies and I hope you all don't have laryngitis because it will be awful quiet
No, Mary is not coming, the house is full. So I didn't ask her. I doubt that she would have come anyway as she will be going to Texas sometime next month to help her daughter move.
I am really ready for this retreat. I have been so busy going to rehab every other day that I didn't realize it is coming up so soon. Don't know why everyone is so quiet. I'm sure when we all get there there will be anything but quiet!!
I have a waffle maker that I can bring along with waffle/pancake mix, to make fresh waffles every/any morning, if people are interested. Do you think its too early for chili? I can make a large crock-pot of that or bring a crock-pot of meatballs if someone is willing to help with side ideas. I'm already mentally thinking of what to pack to work on. Decisions, decisions.....
Almost forgot.....would people be willing to play some 'strip poker' one night? Involves dice and three strips of 2 1/2" WOF strips from each player playing, for each game played. Winner would end up with all the strips for that game. If all 12 of us play, we could divide into 2 games of 6 players (winner would get 18 strips - 3 strips x 6 people) or all 12 of us in one game (winner gets 36 strips - 3 x 12). I would suggest a strip 'theme' like 30s, reproductions, floral, batiks, a certain main color, or solids, etc so the winning 'bundle' would be (hopefully) workable together in a project. And we can certainly play more than 1 game, if the strips are there and people are willing. Anyone game/feeling lucky?
Strip poker with only 3 jelly roll strips??? I think we had to bring something like 100 when we played in Virginia Beach. Your version would certainly be easier to prepare for!