Can’t believe it’s almost time for our annual quilters’ retreat at the Watson Homestead in Painted Post NY. Next Thursday is ‘D’ Day.
There is no way I’ll be able to finish all the projects I have packed. I have 4 to work on during our 3 and 1/2 day retreat. But what a tragedy it would be if I ran out of something to do!
We quilters focus mainly on one thing when we are getting ready for a quilt outing. One summer at quilt camp, while unloading our cars, I heard a fellow quilter, cry out in disbelief, “Oh I couldn’t have. I left my suitcase full of clothes in the entryway. ” It just really hit home. We spend so much time making sure that we not only have multiple projects to work on, not to mention the right tools, thread, etc when preparing for a retreat that clothes become secondary in our mind. That is until we are the one who actually forgets them.
This year the weather looks to be just about perfect. I’m hoping that the autumn leaves will put on a good show for us unlike the picture we woke up to one morning during our retreat in 2009. October is too early for snow even in this part of New York State.