The CQ Retreat I signed up for months ago is nearing. It will be my first retreat so I am very excited. Since it is in the KC area I will be able to drive which will be even better especially since I have someone (Gayle) riding with me which will make the trip a pleasure. The rumor is that we will (maybe) have time to sit, stitch and relax at various times throughout the retreat. In preparation for that I have some small projects I will be taking with me including the three small - 6" - hearts for an on-going color study I am doing. With so many talented CQ artists in my midst I am confident I will receive lots of valuable input in the event I get stuck on what to do. I really can't wait to meet these ladies, many of whom I have become acquainted with on-line and have great respect for.