Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Misc. Post Today

OK...who took this week from me? I've got alot of nothing to share with you unless you'd like my head cold. I just knew that when we visited son #1's dorm room last Tuesday that I was doomed to catch something. Sure enough by Thursday morning I was feeling that little "feeling" in my throat telling me something nasty was in the works and by Saturday it moved to sinus'. Want to talk lack of energy?The above photo was taken from the Gammill website. I leave tomorrow morning until Sunday evening for my Statler Stitcher longarm retreat in Atlanta area. This retreat has been a long time in the works and something I've been looking forward to. I've been in a bit of a panic this week about not feeling well and having all these wonderful classes to attend. I'd like to be 100% and absorb it all.

This is my pecan cheesecake pie that I made last week. Just thought I'd share it with you one more time because it truly is a good one. You can get the recipe here. Yes Kim, that is polish pottery you see.
Also let me send a little shout out to Betsy "Quilting Fiesta" who sent me the sweetest embroidered bread towel as a thank you for sending her some scraps for her hexies. I didn't expect her act of kindess. Thank you Betsy!
Earlier in the week I won "leftover/scraps" from Dawn at Spring Water Designs. Dawn also sent a few FQ's. Thank you Dawn!
Today is Carrie P.'s birthday! Wishing you a very happy one dear friend.
Here is a video that I know you will enjoy watching. However, it is only available as a free video until Sunday so don't delay. Click this LINK.
...and lastly there is a giveaway posted on my right side bar...go on over and "quote" what her kitties may be saying.
Until next week...toodles!


Cindy said...

Well I didn't take it...LOL

Oh, I bet you're SO looking forward to the retreat, Mary. How fun !!!

Do I dare admit this? I didn't know "a Statler" was a Gammill until I saw that video this morning. Learn something everyday - and for me - sometimes I learn more than one thing...LOL

Cathi said...

That pecan cheesecake looks sinfully delicious!! Hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat!

Pat said...

I hope you are in great shape during the retreat. Maybe your problems will have "dried up" by then! Are you flying to get there? (I know I flew once when feeling that way and it wasn't fun, but I'm thinking you might be going by car.) Congrats to you on getting one of Betsy's wonderful towels. I have one and love it (and don't let anyone use it....have it just for decoration!!!)

Jo said...

The Cheesecake looks WONDERFUL. I am definately going to try it. Hope you're feeling better...

Diva Kreszl said...

so sorry you're not feeling well, hope you're on the mend real soon!

Shakerwood said...

Have a good time at retreat! I'll bet you won't even notice the cold once you get there!!

Deb said...

That cheesecake looks wonderful. MY MIL is a huge cheesecake fan, and I love pecan pie so this will definitely be a winner. Hope that you're feeling better soon.

Millie said...

Hi Mary,
Have a great time at the Statler retreat! It sounds like so much fun to be spending time with other longarm quilters.
The cheesecake looks so good.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Are you taking classes from Pat? If you are you are in my backyard. Perhaps we could meet.


Shelley said...

A Statler retreat!!Mary, Have fun!! Lucky ducky you! :)

Kaaren said...

Have a great time at your retreat, Mary. And I hope you feel better soon.

Learn lots and safe travels!

Loris said...

Sorry you aren't feeling so great. I'm hoping that will improve so you can take in all you can at your retreat. It sounds like a wonderful chance to learn.
Thanks for the video link. That was one of the best Quilt Shows I have watched. So much to learn!
I may be the one who "stole your week"...I'm feeling better and sewing up a storm :-)

vivian said...

I had originally planned to go to the Statler retreat!! I decided not to go because I just got my machine in December ,the classes I wanted were filled and it's my DS's birthday! I hope you have a great time and learn a lot! It's a small world!

julieQ said...

I am sorry you have been sick...the pie looks wonderful!

tami said...

That pie looks absolutely decadent. Really wish you hadn't posted the link to the recipe. ;)
Hope you have a good time at your retreat. Someday, when my job doesn't take all of my time, I am going to get myself a longarm. I hope you enjoy your retreat.

Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing the Linda Taylor link. It was so interesting to see her variations on a feather...that is something I really want to learn. Have fun at your retreat.

Jackie said...

I so wish I was going on a Statler Retreat!! I love my Statler and am always yearning for more. I would love to hear all about it when you return. Hope you have a wonderful time and absorb everything.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Have a safe trip!

BTW-You can make me that pecan cheesecake when I come to visit!

Linda said...

I hope you are feeling better. I know you will have fun at the retreat.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh pie looks wonderful!

call me crazy said...

Hope you feel better for your retreat! Your pie looks marvelous! I love Polish pottery too~ my DD gifted me a few pieces for Christmas and I just love them! Have a fun weekend!

Stina said...

hope the cold will be over soon.. not fun being sick when retreat is coming... hope you will have lots and lots of fun..!!

Fiesta said...

Mary that cheesecake pie looks so know we have to get ready for Spring . You cannot tease us like that my friend. LOL

Carol said...

Hope you're feeling 100%...have a great time at the retreat...learn lots! Safe travel!

CJ said...

OOoh that pie looks yummy! Is there any left?

The retreat sounds like so much fun! I hope to have that opportunity sometime this year.

Hope you feel better soon!

Janet said...

I hope you're enjoying the retreat and feeling better. Someone is trying to steal the month from me! Oh that cheesecake looks delicious.

onlymehere said...

I hope you're on the mend soon and feeling 100% for your classes. What a great retreat! The pecan dessert looks yummy too!

Lynn said...

I've never heard of polish pottery. Mmm pecan cheesecake - wait I think I just gained 5 pounds looking at it. I'm very tempted to google pecan cheesecake recipes right now.

My name is PJ. said...

I'll take the cheesecake, but you can have the head cold. Deal??

Sheri said...

That pie looks so good!Yum!

Barb said...

I am sitting in the lobby at Simpsonwood as I type. I had to fly in yesterday to get here in time. Maybe run across you.


Barb said...

Hope you get to feeling better before your retreat!!

Robin said...

Sorry to hear that you've been overcome by the crud. I hope you're feeling better soon so you can really enjoy your retreat!!!

Kim D. said...

Oh, do get some airborne, they say it helps even after you've gotten sick. It's suppose to help build the immune system. Have a great time at the retreat.

Heidi said...

No thanks, I won't share your cold. Hope you are feeling better already! That pie looks amazingly delish! Now that I will share with

Hugs from Holland ~

Jo said...

I tried the pie for supper tonight. Our company and us LOVED it. The recipe is a keeper.

Barb said...

hope you're feeling better.
the pie looks amazing!
have fun!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hope you feel better soon!! That pecan cheesecake looks sooooo good. Pecan pie is one of my favorites but never heard of it in a cheesecake.
Feel better.

Micki said...

Have a great time at the retreat, Mary. I will try that cheesecake, as it is my favorite.
Get well soon!

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