hello March


I am busy packing for a mini planning retreat with a few women from my church.  This has been on the books for a couple of months and I am really looking forward to it.  It comes on the tail end of a busy but fun couple of weeks.  It will be nice to slow down and recharge with friends.

This is the kind of thing that my husband scratches his head over.  He can imagine nothing more uncomfortable than to spend a couple of days with people that are not family in such close quarters.  The thought of sharing a room and worse yet a bathroom, is the farthest thing from relaxing to him as you can get.

I tried to explain to him that it's more about the conversation, food and the fact that I have no one to take care of but myself that I find so appealing but he still wasn't having it.  I thought this was just a man thing but some of my girlfriends feel the same way.

I wanted to take a minute and share a few pictures of February's workshop from last Friday before I bombard you with photos for March's Easter Makerie.

I loved this mixed media project and banner and so did the ladies who attended.  They did a beautiful job especially since the canvas project was so far out of their comfort zone.  I was a bit afraid they wouldn't like the messy unstructured work of mixed media but I was wrong.  I will definitely be including more projects like this in the future.

I better get back to my packing now.  I like to leave the house clean and at least one meal ready for my hubby plus our dog gets all moody when I go away so I need to give him a little extra loving as well.

I hope the beginning of March is good to you and that the hope of Spring shows up in your weather, or at least in your memories, soon.

xo, Patty


  1. Enjoy your getaway Patty. I like my own room, too..particularly because I don't need a lot of sleep and will get up to read or watch TV...I am always afraid of disturbing someone when doing so. (husband does not count-I can disturb him-lol).
    Great pictures and Happy March to you, too. xo Diana

  2. I love getaways. I don't mind sharing a room or bathroom. I do like my own bed. Have a great time. You deserve it.

  3. I think a getaway like that sounds like fun, my husband feels the same way yours does though. It's a man thing I think. Your craft days look like such fun! Well laid out and planned. I wish I could attend!

  4. Hi Patty, your get-away sounds lovely . . . relax and have a great time:)

  5. I love retreats like that. Our church also has men's retreats but John never had the slightest desire to go. Funny, eh?


  6. Have a wonderful, relaxing, ME time on your retreat! I've been to several women's retreats through my church too, and loved them.

  7. I hope your retreat is just wonderful!

  8. Your little shots of creativity make me want to come to a class!! Too bad you are so far from me. You will have a wonderful time with the girls. :)

  9. Have a lovely time at your retreat :)
    So, happy that March is here, and in our part of the country there are little signs of Spring. Tulips and daffodils are beginning to peek out of the frozen ground... **smile**.


  10. I hope you are having a wonderful time recharging with friends!!!!
    xo Kris


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