Patchwork Time Retreat

February is almost here and then it will be no time til we all start gathering for the retreat.  Today while we were out running errands, I ran into the hotel manager and he said they are looking forward to having us and you know I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

If you are flying into Austin or DFW or maybe even Abilene and might want to ride to Brownwood with someone else who’s flying into the same airport, please post a comment here and be sure to include your email address.  You may not want to post details but just which airport you are flying into and anyone looking for a ride or wanting to ride with you can contact you directly and y’all work out the details.

If you’re a coffee or tea drinker and you’re driving, you may want to bring a gallon or two of bottled water or water from home.  I will have bottled water for us to drink but will not have enough for you to make coffee and/or tea.  The water here is safe to drink but if you’re not used to it, you may not like it!  I’m not a coffee or a tea drinker so I’m not even sure if it makes a difference in how your coffee or tea would taste.

If you have a portable design wall, whether it’s something purchased or simply a piece of flannel, bring it and I’ll have plenty of painter’s tape so we can hang them on the walls.  A lot of that room is glass but there will be room to put up a few design walls.  I have a few of the flannel backed plastic table cloths that work great so I’ll bring those (assuming I find them before the retreat).

Don’t worry a whole lot about remembering every little thing.  Small things can be shared.  Don’t forget things like  your foot pedal, your electric cord to the sewing machine . . most of us won’t share that kind of stuff! : )

Anyone who already knows how to knit but is struggling with making socks, I’ll have a few pairs in progress so I can show you how I turn the heel, shape the toe, etc.  I do my socks mostly top down, one sock at a time on DPNs.  Yes, I know how to do toe up, two at a time and magic loop but I prefer the DPNs making one sock at a time.  If you’re needing help with other methods, someone else might be able to help you.

Not long now . . see you all soon!

 

Comments

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    Hilary McDaniel says

    I can’t wait.. I’m already getting my projects organized to bring..I hear the weather is going to turn really cold that weekend, great quilting weather.. I’ll be bringing my socks.. I need some tips, please..

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    says

    I am so stinkin’ jealous of all the attendees, I can’t stand myself!
    I sure hope you have the best time and please someone post lots and lots of pictures.

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    says

    I can’t wait!! I’m flying in to DFW on Wed the 15th, if anyone needs a ride to the retreat. A day early, but my other option was to miss most of the first day, and I didn’t want to do that! :) 4pm arrival at DFW. You can reach me through my blogger profile.

    Now I just have to figure out what projects to bring with me,

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    says

    I will be arriving at the Austin Airport (AUS) at 12:30 pm on Thursday, February 16; will be renting a car and driving to Brownwood. My return is scheduled for Sunday, Feb 20 – car to be returned by 1:00 pm. Anyone interested in sharing a ride can reach me at [email protected].

  5. 9

    says

    I am already in the DFW area visiting family and had planned to arrive Wednesday also. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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    Pamela says

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    Darlene S says

    Sure wish I were coming to your retreat. Will be watching the posts daily to see everyone’s pictures and projects!!! I know you will all have a great time. Boy do I need help with knitting socks!! I started a pair the 1st time I met Judy and still haven’t mastered those dpns.

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    Sherry Moran says

    I, also, am a green-eyed monster! I thought I might be able to attend, but hubby had other travel plans for me, so maybe next time! Enjoy and post lots of pictures!