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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Two Very Cool Things!

I have made reservations for the Paducah show...and Lucy is coming!! We are staying at Big Bear Resort..it's a little bit out of Paducah, but we have rented a little 1 bedroom cottage, it has a living area and a little kitchen...FUN FUN FUN! So that fun is for April, 2007....

The second very cool thing...there is a BIG quilter's retreat here that goes all out. It's kind of spendy and I haven't gone before. I was contacted and asked if I would like to be the official massage therapist for the retreat..a personal invitation! I said I would, if I could be guaranteed enough clients to cover the cost of my lodgings.

I just heard back that several people have paid their registration, and my fee for the massage on the form, and so I get to go to the retreat EXPENSES PAID! A little massage work on the side, and the rest of the time I get to spend quilting with everyone else. How cool is that?! The massages I have reserved so far will cover the cost of a little cottage room all to myself. It is Feb 22nd to 25th. So I have that in the works.

The third cool thing, okay so I didn't mention that in the title...this past weekend was the MS-150 ride for Multiple Sclerosis. With your help we raised over $2060.00 to fight MS. I had a great time working on the cyclists saturday and sunday. I was SO BEAT by the time I was done, but it was so worth while. I mean, what's better than guys in spandex bike shorts? :cÞ No really, it was wonderful, uplifting, and most of all FUN.

I haven't had time to work on my blue/neutral quilt....and it's driving me crazy. I have so many customers to finish quilts for and the pressure is ON. So...That pile of 1/2 sq triangles are going to have to sit there at the machine table for just a while longer while I get caught up on stuff. Life gets in the way, you know?!

Bonnie

17 comments:

EileenKNY said...

Bonnie,
Congratulations on the retreat and a big Congratulations to your husband for his ride.
Life does get in the way when we want to do our own thing, doesn't it?

Elaine Adair said...

Slobber, slobber here ... not sure if it's for the quilting trip or the spandex shorts thing! LOL What a great way to combine business and pleasure. 8-) Congratulations!

anne bebbington said...

So all that hard work massage therapy training is now reaping its own rewards - go along to the retreat and ENJOY! you deserve it :o)

Laura said...

Bonnie Big Bear is so cool! That is wear Dawn (Quilts and Pieces) and Linda (Tippeca-needle) and I stay each year. We love it out there and it is so pieceful. You will really have a good time. We will have to plan to get you gals over for show and tell evening! I know Dawn and I would both love to meet you and Lucy!

Laura

Linda C. said...

I second what Laura said! We do have a great time. One year, we stayed in one of the cottages. There was a bad electrical storm, and power was out when we got to the cottage. We got ready for bed in the dark. Two of the gals argued that a cat was on top of the fridge . . . it was someone's purse. There was a collision in the dark, and some squeals, and lots of laughter. In the morning, we couldn't find the key for the cottage, but it was okay. It had been in the door all night. On the way home, we stopped for pizza. We were all a bit punchy at this point, and one of the girls involved in the collision snapped the menu, and said, "We need to get something going here." The other one looked at her with a deadpan expresssion, and replied, "I tried to last night, but you weren't having any of it!" We nearly got thrown out of the restaurant!

Please plan to come to our Chalet for show and tell, and perhaps, if your schedule will permit, join us at Patti's Settlement for dinner on Saturday evening. You'll love Big Bear!

JudyL said...

WOW! Maybe I can meet you two! I'm staying at the state park. Not sure where Big Bear is located but I can find out! We're getting there on Tuesday - Eleanor Burns is open on Tuesday and you can beat the crowds at her place.

Now I'm really excited! :)

Judy L.

JudyL said...

I was so excited that you and Lucy are coming to Paducah, I forgot to comment on the retreat! That massage therapy is working out quite nicely for you! What fun! Can't wait to hear how much fun you have there.

Congrats on the MS weekend. Great work you do!

Judy L.

quiltpixie said...

how wonderful to get an expense paid retreaqt weekend. Hopefully your massages will all be about the same time so that they don't eat up the whole weekend, and you can "party" with the rest :-)

Sandra said...

Wow Bonnie - you're just having way too much fun!!! Next year sounds like it's off to a great start already - I know you and Lucy will have a wonderful time :-)

Patty said...

You and Lucy are getting spoiled seeing each other so much : )
What fun you two will have.
The blue and neutral blocks are really pretty Bonnie.
Now just remember girl, don't stay so busy that you don't take time to just relax once in a while.

Dawn said...

WOW Bonnie! How cool is that! Things just fell into place for you this weekend! Can't wait to see you in April!!!!

Shelina said...

Congratutions on all your good news. Quilty happenings are always fun. Free fun quilty happenings top the cake.

Karen said...

Who would have ever thought you could combine massages and quilts in such a delightfully lucrative way!? Oooohhhhhh Paducah sounds so great.

Susan said...

Oh, that retreat sounds fabulous, and the Paducah show with Lucy will be terrific. How will you last until April? =)

Nadine said...

Hey, Bonnie ! When will you be back ? We miss you !!!

Smiles,
NADINE in Belgium.

Betty J in OKC said...

I'll see all of y'all in April! I'm definitely planning on Paducah. It's my ONLY week out of the whole yr when I'm not taking care of Mom, just ME! My room's already reserved. Look for the OKC T-shirts, that'll be me. Betty J in OKC

Owens Family Adventures said...

Just read your blog for the first time. I am a quilter married to a military man and we are stationed in Korea for the next two years. Your blog made me smile! I got a question for ya...did the lady who stole your quilt pattern and posted it as her own and then got a copy right on it..did she ever contact you and apologize?? I was just wondering. I love how you got the last word though. It made me laugh. Thanks for the good read!!
dawn
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