Monday, November 15, 2010

They Didn’t Even Miss Me

I guess maybe you can trust a smiling goat. “I told you I would take care of everything”, said Daisy.


The retreat was fabulous, I had a great time. They do such a wonderful job of feeding you and making you comfortable at Camp Camby it is hard to leave. I mean who doesn’t love not having to cook or clean?  Angela was a wonderful hostess, she and her sisters are so warm and welcoming everyone instantly felt at ease. It was great to meet so many blogging friends. I even have a new BFF, she’s only five but we didn’t let the age difference bother us. I am glad Milah talked me into going a year ago.


It might have been quiet here on the homestead over the weekend but it was a wild and wooly weekend for me. I’m now a hooker! We visited a beautiful rug hooking shop owned by Bev Stewart in Clayton, Indiana. I made this mug rug, which I think looks a lot like Dorothy. When I called home and told the engineer I was learning to be a hooker he calmly replied, “I sure hope we’re talking about rugs, otherwise Milah has some ‘splaining to do.”


It was technically a quilting retreat but I never even touched a quilt. I didn’t tackle the costume project either. I did a lot of knitting. I also worked on a few wool appliqué projects. I stuffed this pincushion with some of the 500 lbs of wool I have in the barn. I figure 40,000 more of these and I’ll start to make a dent in it.


I also finished this wall hanging, now I just need to frame it.


While I was working on it Milah reminded me that I never showed you the finished product of the wool quilt I was working on. I’ve had it done, framed and hanging in the family room since spring.


Can’t wait to go back and do it all again next year! Now back to reality… the toilets need scrubbing.



Michelle said...

I love all three of the project you did at Camp Camby; sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

the projects are wonderful, now have you thought of making a quilted skirt to wear for the weekends at the farm? It sure would be warmer than just calico and you could adjust the patterns a bit to do this. Quilt the material, then kind of make it into a long skirt, also I would be adding some insulated underwear to that get up!!!
so glad you are back blogging I sure missed your wonderful sense of humor each morning when I came to check on you and the "girls". nancy settel

Milah said...

I'm glad you didn't post about my snoring!

Believe it or not, the first thing I did when I got home was clean the toilets. :(

I love the finished wall hanging, would you remind me whose pattern that is or give me their website? Also, how many buttons do you need for your garmet?

I gotta go now, I need to get that wool smell out of my van.

Michelle said...

Your wool projects are awesome Christine....and I'm still drooling over your perle cotton box of goodness! It was a pleasure meeting you at retreat and I'm looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Meredith said...

Great wool inspiration. I have been sitting on some wool and I never seem to get to it. I like all of your projects.

Angela said...

Glad everything was fine with the farm. Your projects all came out great. And there is nothing wrong with being a "happy hooker". :o))) Your finished framed pieced is redockulous as Miss Ali would say.

The Barn Door said...

YAY Christine!!! Welcome to the world of hooking!! I am a dyed in the wool hooker myself! I love your mug rug and have been wanting to do some myself. Maybe when I get my current rug done I will attempt some. I think they would make great Christmas gifts. Glad you had a great time and all was well on the farm!

Chai Chai said...

I like your framed project, it looks great.

Robin said...

HI Christine! Michelle sent me over :) she said I would like your wool projects and she was RIGHT! just beautiful work! So glad you enjoyed retreat..Angela and her group are the best!!

PEGGY said...

Hi Christine,
You had some great project finishes :)
I'm Peggy and I'm one of the May retreaters and a November-wanna be retreater. Maybe next year.....
I've added you to my blog list and will be back to visit again soon.
So glad you had a great time...

Conni said...

Beautiful projects, Christine! And thanks for being my Sweet Pea's new BFF!!! I'm glad for the opportunity to meet you, and look forward to more retreats!

~Tonia said...

The last one is my favorite! They are all neat though!

Nancy K. said...

I LOVE the wool applique work! I was wondering what wool applique was and now I've seen it. BEAUTIFUL!

I miss getting together with like minded friends at retreats. I used to do it a couple of times a year but it's one of the things I gave up when I became the sole breadwinner...

Whosyergurl said...

Christine, I love your projects! I've taught at Camp Camby. I taught a card making class for Hoosier Outdoor Rec. (I think that was the name of it.)(It was for adults who work with groups.)

I need to do a retreat!
Hugs, Cheryl

Lori said...

I love wool and your projects are no exception!!! Every single one is fantastic!!

I love your hubby's response! LOLROF!!

Donna said...

Your framed appliqued wool quilt is just GORGEOUS! Is it your design or is there a pattern somewhere? I've been away from quilting and applique for a long time and would love to get back to it...a block at a time!