Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bonnie's Big Adventure

Our bags are packed and we're ready to go....

'Cause we've leaving on a jet plane....

Do you remember that old song, sung by Peter, Paul and Mary?
My little Featherweight, "Bonnie,"  and I are on our way to Minnesota for a quilting adventure, right next to Gruber's Quilt Shop in St. Cloud.

I'm stuffing this into my checked baggage--this should be enough to keep me occupied for 2 1/2 days, right? In case you're wondering...I don't know if there will be much room for clothing. I might have to wear the same thing day after much for making a good impression. But my new friends will probably be more interested in what fabric I'm bringing along rather than what I'm wearing.

If by some weird cosmic circumstance I would actually finish all my projects and need more fabric have nothing to do, I can go across the street and shop at Gruber's. I've been there before. It's amazing. Their website says they carry 10,000 bolts of fabric. Uh oh...

Don't forget to come back here tomorrow for Farmer's Wife Friday, and on Monday for The Name Game, where Minnesotan (of course I have to feature a Minnesota blogger on the Name Game while I'm in the state of Minnesota!) Crystal from Sonnet of the Moon will be here. Ah...the marvels of modern technology--my blog carries on even when I'm not here.


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Pinkadot Quilts said... #

I am always "afraid" I will finish up everything I brought, it has never happened, but you never know! I like the Peter Paul and Mary version of the song....

randi--i have to say said... #

have fun! i look forward to an update when you return. :)

Linda said... #

Have a lot of fun! You can always buy new clothes if you just have to!

Terriaw said... #

Looking forward to meeting both you and Bonnie in just a few hours! Your pile of sewing goodies looks like mine, but now I see how lucky I am to just put my stuff into my car and not have to carry all that thru an airport. Safe travels!

H said... #

Have a fabulous time!

pinsandneedles said... #

Have fun and I forward to pictures soon!

The Luedtke Family said... #

Have a fabri-tastic time! I hope Bonnie is a good traveling companion!

Elisa Black said... #

Have a wonderful time!! It sounds so awesome!! Yes, I do remember "Leaving on a Jet Plane"-- it's one of my favorites from my youth. Looking forward to seeing your creations and those of others at the retreat!

Needled Mom said... #

Have a great trip!!!

Unknown said... #

Oh, have fun! I've been wanting to go on a retreat, but I'm too nervous to go alone and I don't know anyone who would go with me! :)

Grandma G said... #

Let's hope they don't lose your precious luggage! ;)

Have a great time! Just wishing you were gonna be a couple (hundred) miles closer!

felicity said... #

Have FUN!!!!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said... #

Have fun! I love Bonnie! She's beautiful. I dream of having a white featherweight.

Poppyprint said... #

Bon Voyage! I'm so happy for you that you get to meet some of your bloggy friends and have a lovely weekend together!

Marie said... #

enjoy -- since I live 90 miles away I've had many "gruebers" moments ... it can be overwhelming!!!!

Target is across the street so forget the clothes!

have fun