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Thursday, April 21, 2011

leaving the mountain

Hi everybody, thanks for your comments!  I should have mentioned that our ironing board was really an ironing station that we used while working on our projects.  If you could have seen the balcony area we were sewing in ... we had to swing around a big ole pool table to make room!  I've never been in one of those houses that didn't have a big pool table; in fact the one for our 2009 retreat had TWO - one in the upper balcony and another in the lower level.  But we're quilters - we can handle it, yeah!

Back in December I showed you some ribbons (take a look at them!) we exchanged at our last Scrapbagger's retreat, which I'd done absolutely nothing with... I just wasn't inspired.   However, at this retreat Shirley showed us her finished quilt and it was beautiful!

Now I know I can  put mine together too!  We all have the same number of blocks to work with, but some are slightly different from the others.

When I arrived I took a picture of the ski slope we could see from our windows (Wisp?), which still had a bit of patchy snow left...

I wanted to compare it as we were leaving Sunday...

Doesn't look like much, but it's going down.  I just noticed a big difference between the two pictures, do you see it??  Sure you do!

When I photographed the ski slope on Sunday I noticed our deck had ice, brrrrrr!

it must have snowed a bit Saturday night-early Sunday morning, ecckk!

But before we left, Renea strutted in her quirky pajamas...

She bought plain ones and embellished them herself...

 isn't she clever?

And we had the drawing for this gorgeous quilt! 

 We were all given a FQ of a blue batik we had to incorporate into a block. Take a look at the block I made here.

And the lucky winner was....


Congratulations again, Phyllis!

After hugs all around and trying to repack our cars and vans (theory... if all our stuff fit in there coming, surely it will all fit going home again!) we were ready to drive back down the mountain.  It was a gorgeous day for driving, traffic was light, and the sun was shining all the way home!
All in all, it was a retreat to remember!  Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. I love when you ladies share your retreats. Such fun, sharing and caring, new ideas, hopefully finishes - just a great time that make me feel I had been a part of it.

  2. "RETREATS" are the BEST name for quilters/sewer/crafters who get together to share food/fun/laughter. You all looked like you did a retreat in the best sense of the word!

    Great idea! spiffy up PJs...cool!


  3. Glad you had such a fun retreat. I especially loved the quilts hanging from the balcony. Thanks for sharing...and making me a bit envious.


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