Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I was in a TJMAXX store earlier this week killing time between a dentist appt. and an eye Dr. appt. who are right across the road from each other. I did not want to go home and then come back again so I went shopping. Last spring Karla from Karlas cottage had a swap with the Alice in Wonderland theme. I was in it and received some really neat tags. We sent in 6 and receved 6 plus Karla set it up as a book with the cover page designed by her. She is a beautiful artist and it was really great. Well what did I spy but this tin and thought isn't that cute but when I picked it up it was heavy. Inside was a mug and a coaster. The whole thing was only 6.99 so the child in me said "buy it". I will take it to Florida and sit in the sunroom drinking tea from my new mug. Apparently they made a lot of different things including a little tea service according to the book inside. That would be sweet for a child's gift.

I am off to Colorado on thurs. morning to the CQI retreat in Estes Park with Cathy K, Leslie E. and 17 others. There are 20 of us all together. It should be a fun time - no set classes or teachers - just us gals and will help with whatever we know if someone wants to learn something. Most of these gals have blogs so it is going to be fun meeting all these gals who I feel I already know. I am flying home Mon. afternoon. It has been 90 in denver so hope it cools down a bit by the weekend.

I have been cooking up a storm for Harv. plus both Sue & Mike are within 10 minutes of us if he needs help. They will be checking on him every day as I will long distance. Just hope our cell phones work out there.

I am not taking my laptop so this will be my last post until I get back. Hugs Freda


Queen Bee's Musings said...

Sounds like fun... Is CQ Retreat now open to plan whenever? Do keep us updated feel i am missing out..
Have fun with the tea cup

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

You'll have a ball on your retreat Freda!
Those lucky girls having you to glean knowledge from - if only I didn't live so many thousands of miles away!!!!!
Take care

Gerry Krueger said...

Have a great time Freda...and I'm glad you get to go and things are good with your DH.... I love the "I'm late" tin... I will be thinking of you all and since you will be in the mountains it should be cooler... Gerry K.

maggi said...

Have a great time at your retreat. Love the Alice mug

Pat Winter said...

We could have flown together...I wish I had known about this earlier. I would have loved to meet you , Hideko and others in person. Can't wait to hear about the fun.
The beautiful needlework accessory case arrived today and I was so surprised to see it was filled already. Thank you so much. I love the cheesecloth material edging it.