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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

more sweet treats

I saw this on Mary Lou Weidman's blog, I thought it was toooo funny:

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Thanks everybody for your comments - Yetunde, we missed you at the retreat!!

We had workshops in the morning, then the afternoon and evening we could either work on the workshop projects or something else. 

View from the ironing board
Here's the catch though: if the day was yucky outside it was easier to sit at the sewing machine than if it was gorgeous! 

View of the lake - kinda chilly outside on Thursday!

Nadine and Shirley work on individual projects
Rosa works on her first mug rug!

Lookit all the ladybugs!  Secret word contest won by yours truly on Thursday.
 Thursday's secret "forbidden" word was sew or so... it was a lot of fun trying not to say either word in normal conversation!  I think I nabbed 14 lady bugs that day.

Friday the weather cleared up gloriously, we had lots of sunshine and just couldn't stay inside!  I coaxed a few of the ladies to hang some quilts from the balcony for photo ops...
L-R: Cornelia, Renea, Felicia, Jackie, Rona, Gwen, and Nadine
Afterwards Nadine, Jackie, Phyllis and I went for a semi-brisk walk.  We are always cautioned (interpretation: warned) to place all trash in proper containers because of the bears, and we saw some genuine bear scratches on our walk...

bear scratches
but this is the only bear we actually saw:

he's a cutie-pie - no worries!
I informed the ladies it's a well-known fact that a bear will not attack four quilters walking in a group towards the east if the sun is shining.  Word!

Here's another view of the lake I took while we were walking:
see the difference a day makes?

Jackie, Nadine and Phyllis contemplate karaoke...

So does this mean yes..., or no??

Now we've seen it all ... let's head back to the lodge!

Sew forth and sew on...


  1. What a great place to photo quilts - love all the balconies. Should have got some by the water. Oh bears - that's a little scarey. Looks like a lot of fun - love the idea of the 'catching bugs'.

  2. Oh I love "installing spring". It is so true here, 36 degrees again this morning.

    It looks like you all had a lot of fun at the retreat, and what a neat setting for it.

  3. I am jealous - it looks like you had a great time . . . and as much as I dislike ironing, "the view" could entice me to stand there forever!
    Glad you made it home safely!

  4. OH-KAY! I am admitting to reading and looking at the pictures...and I also HAVE to admit...I am just a weeee beeet jealous of all the FUN you had!! Great Pictures...from the "way-up" balcony. =0)



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