Thursday, March 7, 2019

Really Random Thursday, 3/7/19

Welcome to March! It's been a great week. Thursday morning, I headed up to Bass Lake, a little over an hour from Fresno, to spend the weekend sewing with friends. Since my diagnosis in November, I have done virtually zero sewing, so I was really looking forward to it, as well as spending time with friends in a beautiful place.

Mark got the car all loaded up for me.
Our friend, Marilyn, has an absolutely gorgeous cabin, with a perfect view of the lake. It could not have been a more perfect place for a retreat.

There were seven of us altogether. Marilyn, who generously let us use her cabin.
Dotty's sister, Nancy was there on Thursday and part of Friday, and sadly we neglected to get her picture.

and me...

I spent the weekend working on heart blocks (until I ran out of background fabric) and then switched over to these super cute friendly little ghost blocks (both patterns are by Then Came June/Pen and Paper). I have just started feeling back to having nearly normal energy, although by Saturday afternoon I kind of hit a wall and had to take a nap.
For some reason, Jennifer thought it would be fun to style my hair a couple of mornings. I need someone who shows up at my house every morning to do my hair--my least favorite part of getting ready in the morning.

Dotty finished this great t-shirt quilt.
And Marilyn finished this cute fish bowl quilt.
This was on the wrapper of a Dove chocolate. Very true.
Saturday was Marilyn's birthday, and of course we celebrated. Although she gave us a bad time as it took us till mid morning to realize it was her birthday. And we couldn't figure out why her phone kept pinging and pinging...and pinging.. All of her other friends and family wishing her happy birthday. She couldn't figure out what took US so long!!
We had SO much rain during the time we were there. Sunday morning, these men braved the rain to catch some fish.
I wish I could have stopped to get a better picture of all the water running in this stream.
There was a lovely bouquet of flowers greeting me when I returned home.
Haha, number 1.
Monday, we took the kids to the movies (the new LEGO movie), and then they stayed for dinner, made by Charlotte and Mark.
This Facebook memory popped up in my feed on Monday.
And this is what he looks like now. #theygrowtoofast
Monday was such a beautiful day. The snow-capped mountains were splendid, and the trees are blossoming.

 The Fresno version of "snow."
Mark's friend posted this on Facebook, and since I started out as a music major in college, I thought it was pretty clever.
The Micah project (a leadership program through our church) interns came over for dinner Tuesday night. It was fun getting to know this year's group.
My hairdresser gave me let me talk her into giving me this spray bottle. A fun addition to my ironing board, although I don't think I have ever had a sip of whiskey.
Charlotte's 7th grade basketball team finished their season nearly undefeated (they only lost one game).
I was so sorry to miss the game (dental appointment), but Mark was there to proudly capture the final win. So proud of this girl, who loves basketball.
And finally, a good reminder.
Hope your weekend is a good one.


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Doris said... #

Love it--your retreat looks beautiful! I'm super excited that our retreat in July starts on my 50th BIRTHDAY! What a fab way to celebrate...

ConnieG said... #

Looks like you had a super fun time away with friends... good for the soul!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

You have the best quilty friends and connections. How cool to have lovely cabin for a retreat.

Farm Quilter said... #

Lovely place for a retreat and wonderful friends to retreat with!! Love your new spray bottle!! What used to be in it is only suitable to gargle with when you have a horrible sore throat...tastes nasty but kills the germs!

lkhomework said... #

You are looking so well! It's great to see you being your creative, clever self.
I've just ordered a spray bottle for a quilty friend who also enjoys the real stuff. What a hoot!

Robby said... #

I'm so glad to hear you're starting to feel more like participating in your regular activities!

OPQuilt said... #

Your retreat sounds wonderful, and I'm glad you got a lovely getaway. BTW, I like your hairdo, but I understand how difficult it is to switch-up styles. As usual a newsy post filled with fun and friends and family--glad you are feeling better!