There and Back Again

I returned this morning from a fantastic weekend in Colorado. Amanda Jean was the guest speaker at a quilt retreat at the Inn at City Park in Fort Collins and I was lucky enough to go. When Amanda Jean announced she would be speaking at the retreat I offhandedly told Stefan that would be fun. A month or two later — after a weekend where he was away with the guys — he told me that I should go, seriously. One side benefit of a traveling husband is that he has miles you can use to go to quilt retreats.

Improvisational Piecing

What a wonderful weekend we had. It was so great to meet Amanda Jean in person after being friends for years. Plus I got to meet a bunch of other great women, some bloggers, some not. It was so much fun. I learned a whole bunch — you are allowed to carry-on a sewing machine — and got so much sewing done that I’ve nearly completed a pretty big quilt top. Papa did such a great job flying solo that Katie said it was okay if I needed to stay away longer. Coming home though, was wonderful too. I kissed Tristan in his bed when I got home at about 1:30 AM and he rolled over and smiled and said Mama in a dreamy little voice. It just melted my heart. So, now I’m back at it, housework, school, you know, the schedule. But this week I thought I’d share some quilts I’ve recently made that never got blogged. And maybe by Friday I’ll have that quilt top done. Happy Monday everyone and see you back here tomorrow.

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13 Responses to “There and Back Again”


  1. 1 melissa bridgman November 9, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so glad you had a good trip! Can’t wait to see the quilts. And I was thinking of you earlier while I was speckling a bunch of pottery, and about how you still need that bathroom cup and a little bowl. . .

  2. 2 Grace November 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    What a fun time! I can’t wait to see your quilt top!

  3. 3 Dana November 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds fabulous. Can’t wait to see what you were working on.

  4. 4 amandajean November 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    i’m so glad that stephan has miles to use for quilting retreats, too. it was so so great to meet you!!! and so fun to sew side by side. 🙂

  5. 5 Liz November 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Hooray! It was so, so fun to meet you. What a great weekend it was! Hope we get to do it again.

  6. 6 deb November 10, 2009 at 4:29 am

    You so deserve a break away. You are amazing with all you do! I can’t wait to see your quilt tops!

  7. 8 Diana November 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I had a great time at the retreat with you and all of the other girls! You write a wonderful blog, and I am so looking forward to being able to keep up to date with you on your projects! I’ll have to get your address so I continue the scrap fairy job, though now, with help from Amanda Jean, maybe I will keep more for myself!

  8. 9 Judy November 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    How much fun you ladies had….hoping I could do that in this life time. Good for you.

  9. 10 erin November 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    that is fantastic! can’t wait to see what you made!

  10. 11 Mama24Monkeys November 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Wow…sounds wonderful. One day I hope to attend a retreat. I just hope one day is sooner rather then later.

  11. 12 Cristina November 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Jen

    What a great weekend we add.
    I just love to meet you.
    Love
    Cristina


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