Friday, September 30, 2011

But I NEED IT!

Only ONE more month to go until we Snowbird South for the Winter…well actually we will be going for the Fall and Winter…Yup we are going for FIVE months this year.…For those of you who are new to my blog, my husband and I load up our 5th Wheel and trade our rainy West Coast Winter in for some warm rays of sunshine!!  We usually find it at ‘The Sands RV Resort’ in Desert Hot Springs in Southern California!

I haven’t been able to show you anything quilty for few days now…it’s not that I’m not busy…it’s just that I have to get things done…like getting my quilting gear organized.

What to pack??  You know how hard it is to pack for a weekend retreat…well try packing for FIVE months!  Then have your hubby says that you need to cut back this year…WHAT?  CUT BACK?? …ON WHAT? 

I have to take rulers…I NEED my rulers!!

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I NEED my DMC embroidery floss…

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Because I NEED to take some stitchery work….P1150657-1 And what about my perle cotton…I NEED my PC for my wool work!!

P1150647Because I finished cutting out all the wool pieces for the Heart to Hand Autumn Quilt…

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(Each block is in its own ziplock ready for stitching)…GOT to take this!!

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And I go NOWHERE without my ‘ideas’ and future projects bag…

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And I NEED to take my projects that I have already started…:o) There’s only a few…

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Oh and I need to take a tub of wool…I NEED my wool!!

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What do you mean I still need to CUT BACK?  OK, OK …I will leave my Scandinavian Christmas Project behind….

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…or maybe I will just keep it on my lap while we travel…yeah..that’s what I’ll do! 

SEE..it’s not as easy as it looks…is it?  Sheesh….

Have a Fun Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

32 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Paulette, you gave me a laugh this morning. I can't imagine having to so all that packing, but you certainly cannot leave for 5 months and not have projects!! I mean would your hubby rather that you BUY it all new when you get to California???? See you are saving him money :-)

sunny said...

i agree with Happy Cottage - you wouldn't want to have to buy all new stuff when you get there. Well, you might WANT to..... MY other suggestion would be - do you NEED hubby??? LOL!

Linda said...

That's too funny. Now what does hubby do while you stitch? Are all his toys packed. If you happen to forget something my motto is go shopping for it. If I could I would take no luggage and buy all new.

Darlene said...

I needed a good belly laugh this morning! I completely understand that you NEED each and every thing you've described and shown. My goodness what are you expected to do while you sit around the RV park all fall and winter - wait you could go SHOPPING for new stuff. LOL

Cindy said...

I am laughing so hard right now!!:) I would be the same way!! I feel for you- hopefully you will find room for ALL of it! So excited for you and the hubby! Now you know we will be anxiously waiting for those gorgeous sunshine pictures- it will keep those of us in the cold from going into deep depression!!:) Have a great weekend!

Dolores said...

It's so nice to see all those plastic bins with projects inside. My hubby has been known to ask why I need another bin - don't I have enough already? I am recycling though. Finish one project and fill it up with a new one...

Jan said...

Did you forget something? What about Jan? I got an idea for you...You can always ship a box to the RV park. Hmmmmmnnn.

Heartsdesire said...

That is an overwhelming amount of stuff to fit into your 5th wheel. But I can certainly see that you need everything. Hope all goes well when you cross the border.

Karen said...

I would cut all I wanted with the GO before you go and leave GO behind. Or ship it there before you go.

Country Prims said...

Too funny! I am hugely impressed with your organisation-I sure wish I had my stuff soooo 'together'!!!
You sure have been busy and lucky you!!!!

Shazy

Shakerwood said...

We're gonna need pictures of the packing in the 5th wheel (BTW - you still need a name the 5th wheel contest) if Mr. Sweet P hasn't broken the camera after throwing it at you!

Kathy MacKie said...

You're hilarious but I totally understand. It'll be here before we know it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Paulette...you are cracking me up! If I showed up at the RV with all that stuff my husband would have a canary! Seriously!!!

Janna and Mike said...

I feel your pain Paulette, Mike is exactly the same way but I still manage to sneak a few things in! Hint, under the mattress (not under the lift up storage compartment) is a great place to store cutting mats, rulers and folded flat pieces of fabric!

Lynda said...

Time to hook a trailer on the back of that RV. It does look organized and ready to go.

Mary said...

So glad I'm not the only one who loads more than DH thinks will fit in the space to go an a road trip. I always like to have a project bag or two or three by my feet when I ride. Who knows what I will have the urge to work on...

Wendy said...

That's too funny! Of course you need to have all those projects. If you get bored there are lots of shops in CA to find more stuff.

GerryART said...

Paulette, my girl, simply mail yourself a box or two of these goodies so that it arrives in DHS at about the same time you arrive.
Same with the return trip.
Thus, you pack less for the trip and it all goes smoothly.

hugs and spf45,
Gerry

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"ll offer to take your go and go dies off your hands for you!!!! :) I couldn't leave all that behind either! You have me drooling with all your stuff ready to go!

Jackie said...

Hey...there is always a top rack for the 5th wheel so you could take more...or you could take less and buy while you are down there more??? :)

Rosa said...

I`m laughing,this is too fun.!!

Sheila said...

Cute post , and you sure are organized and I'd probably try to take all those things too ,you have lots of interesting projects that need doing:-) Lukcy you to be off to the warm temperatures.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I totally agree that you need all of that stuff - tell him to leave something else out, not quilty stuff! I must ask - how do you have that floss organized? Is it all on those little card things? blessings, marlene

Ann Marie said...

Oh My! That is a lot of stuff, I sure hope you have lots of storage space to put it all. I have a travel trailer, and when I start going, I will fit whatever I can under the bed, after that too bad.

Pat from FL and MI said...

We go to FL for the winter. DH has already said, "We're going light this year. We don't need much." Yes, Sure. I wont't NEED anything. Just wait to see what all I can fit in the van. He never looks in the stow-and-go seat storage. Oh, I can hide, er, ah, put a lot there. And I can tuck a ton in my machine bag. The dogs have extra room in their bag. Hmmm...

Sue and Doug said...

have fun packing!...just replace a few of Rick's tools for your quilting supplies..he will never notice!!

QuiltSue said...

Well I can see the problem, but I have a solution. How about leaving stuff behind, then you'll just have to keep going to the quilt shops. Then, next year, he'll let you take everything you want cos it'll be cheaper.

Nanci said...

Oh Paulette, exciting days ahead we are heading to Florida this winter for the first time. I haven't gotten further than taking one bin of stuff, and plan to visit those American fabric shops I've read about.
Sewing machine for this girl, and I will take knitting...something to keep the hands busy.

Barbara said...

WHAT?!? Leave stuff behind for 5 months? Why that's almost like asking you to cut off your own arm! Thanks for the laugh this morning, and I hope you can find sneaky ways to smuggle more stuff in ;-)

Sand and Sunshine said...

Wow, I can't imagine trying to pack up my projects, best of luck.

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness! I suspect there will be no room to bring anything back! You are so organized and well packed...is there room for food? Who caresÉ You have your fabric! Heehee! Enjoy!

DAWNIE said...

Paulette, that really is so funny - but true - what a girl!!! Just so typical of any mad keen stitcher. Of course you have take it all.