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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Excitement!!!

For the significance of the keys and the passport, read on :-)
Excitement is building here in my house as two wonderful things are happening very soon...!
Tomorrow morning I am off to retreat with some lovely quilting buddies. 3 days of sewing - oh bliss. We go to a spot out by the beach and we always have a great time. I have done some pre-cutting so I have bags of part projects all packed into the car already. Of course I think I am taking far more projects that I will get done but never mind, no harm in being optimistic :-)
So that's the car keys in the above photo taken care of, what about the passport?!
I have a couple of days after retreat to unpack and do my washing and then I'm on the road again.This time it will be to hop on a plane (well, several actually) to go to Pittsburg! Yes, lucky me is accompanying my boss to Quilt Market.  This is a trade show so we will have to have our 'shop eyes' on -very exciting :-)
Sadly we aren't able to be away for too long but we do hope to squeeze a little bit of sight seeing in before it's time to come home again.
If I'm a little absent in blogland, you know why!! I will catch you up on my adventures when I'm back!!
Happy sewing!

41 comments:

Wendy said...

Have fun at both! We'll miss you!

Terry said...

So much fun! You should come visit me...I'm only 2-1/2 hours away from Pittsburgh!

Fiona said...

Wonderful ... Have an awesome time at both of them ...
Hugz

Janet O. said...

Both sound like a lot of fun! I'm happy for you--enjoy! And I look forward to your report when you are done--and exhausted. : )

canuckquilter said...

Oh fun fun fun! Enjoy both trips.

The Knotty Lass said...

I would love a sewing retreat! Can't wait to see what you do! I wish you two had time to swing down to Nashville. You're going to be so close and yet we won't get to see you! Hope you have a wonderful time!

JoAnne said...

Have a wonderful time at both events! I wish I could visit market, too! Please share your experience on your blog!

Karen said...

How exciting. The retreat is wonderful but the trip to Quilt market will be amazing. Hope you take loads of photos to share!!
Have a wonderful time!

shez said...

Wow Raewyn safe travels and have fun.xx

Karen H said...

Happy travels!

Doniene said...

I'll be thinking about you!! Have fun!! Safe travels!!

Blessings and hugs!

sunny said...

What fun!! I'm only a couple of hours from Pittsburgh. Let me know if you'll have any spare time, and I'll make a road trip!!!!!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You are definitely in for some fun times!

Cottage Tails said...

SQUEAL!!!!!!! I am thrilled for you!!! have you followed Joyce's blog http://octoberfarm.blogspot.co.nz/ she is in Pittsburgh. (Abbey is sending her knitting things you can;t buy in NZ and she is packing is all up and sending over to NZ for her) HAVE A FAB!!!! time

Rebecca in AK said...

How exciting! I hope you have a great time at your retreat and a wonderful trip to Quilt Market! Safe travels!

Sharon said...

How very exciting! Sewing time and a big trip. Have fun. I always bring too many projects to a retreat also. There is no harm in being hopeful.

GittaS said...

Have a wonderful time.
Hugs Gitta

Susan said...

Do you need some help with your bags? Have a wonderful time.....two exciting adventures.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Have a fantastic.....take care..lucky you

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

You're so lucky lucky lucky on both counts. Awesome destinations, jealous...yep...have heaps of fun.Rae.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Have fun on your retreat!
I'm sure you are going to LOVE Quilt Market too - how exciting indeed!
Safe travels!

Sheila said...

How exciting , have a terrific time at both !

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG a retreat then a quilty trip to America........have a fab time I know you will.......

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG a retreat then a quilty trip to America........have a fab time I know you will.......

Sharon @ OSEWDIVINE said...

ooh! lucky you, excitment plus for the next weeks for you. Enjoy and bring back lots of ideas.

Melody said...

wow, lucky you.

Tania said...

Hi Raewyn, sounds like your retreat will be wonderful, and WOW, quilt market in Pittsburgh!! How exciting!! You are probably almost jumping up and down in excitement, I know I would be!! Have a wonderful time at both, and I am soooo looking forward to hearing about all your adventures when you are back x

Julie said...

Wishing you a GREAT time at both events Raewyn ... both of them sound just wonderful & enjoyable. Happy travelling :-)

Sue W said...

Oh WOW!!! first of all a few says with sewing friends what could be nicer........except perhaps your trip to the US!!!!! How fabulous....take your camera....I for one would love to see some pictures :)

Sue W said...

Oh WOW!!! first of all a few says with sewing friends what could be nicer........except perhaps your trip to the US!!!!! How fabulous....take your camera....I for one would love to see some pictures :)

margaret said...

the weekend away with friends I am sure will be great fun and productive too, and your trip to Pittsburgh will be so intreresting and I am sure you will see lots and lots of wonderful thing for the shop will

Shirley said...

Have a great time on both adventures and be sure to report back on all the lovely things we know we need.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Hi Raewyn, nice to 'meet' you ;-D I'll pop back and have a proper look at your blog another time, but thanks for leaving a comment on mine! Are you going to the same retreat as Leanne from
Quilt me Kiwi! She's up your way :D Have fun.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...how exciting!!! You will have a fabulous time and I can't wait to hear all about both trips.

Maria said...

Have a fabulous time at your retreat and a wonderful time with the boss in Pittsburg too!! I see both Terry and Sunny don't live far from there. Wouldn't it be great if you had time to meet your bloggy friends in the US...

Charlie and Wendy said...

How wonderful for you! Hope you are having a fantastic time!!

kiwikid said...

Have a wonderful time Raewyn!!

Charlotte Scott said...

Have a great time at both (actually, you'll already have finished your retreat, so I hope you HAD a great time). And you better take LOTS of photos at quilt market - jealous!!!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Yeehaw!! Good for you girl -- have a blast and we'll look forward to pictures and more when you return. Welcome to the USA. Karen

Leonie said...

Lucky!!! have a wonderful time away!!

Susan Heather said...

Enjoy