Sunday, March 30, 2014

Still kicking...but, not high.

Contrary to popular belief, I have not fallen of the face of the earth. I just took a little unplanned blogging break. Sometimes, the time just gets away from me. Plus, last week I was at a 4 day quilt retreat with members of my guild. The Music City Quilter's Guild had their annual retreat at the YMCA Camp Wijiwagan. This was my first retreat experience and it was awesome! Seventeen of us spent the night in the guesthouse at the YMCA camp on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Another 10 or so members came and sewed with us during the day. This was the view from the window I sat next to with my sewing machine. See how close we were to the lake?
I did not even take a computer with me and did not even have withdrawal symptoms. Imagine that! If we got tired and needed a break, we had this wonderful fireplace to sit in front of. The first 2 ladies on the left (Charlie and Joyce) were my fantastic roommates. They were so much fun! Charlie gave me a lesson on how to square up small half square triangles. She is a very patient teacher.
You can see the fireplace better in the photo below. Mary Lou is chatting with our guild president. Look at Teresa's pile of scraps. She complained that I had not posted in a while. This is payback, Teresa. LOL
Here is the sewing lodge packed with sewing machines, quilters, fabrics and all manner of quilting tools. Don't have what you need? Someone will share theirs. Kathy (on the left) loaned me a lamp. Someone else loaned me a small square ruler. Quilters are very generous with there tools and expertise.
Since I came home I have been recuperating by doing more big stitch quilting on my son's wallhanging. Hope I don't run out of the orange perle cotton thread.
I am linking to Kathy's Quilts and her Slow Sunday Stitching.


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Sounds like a good time! Love that big stitching!

Design Originals by KC said...

So glad you spent the night and had such a good time at your retreat! I missed you blogging too! lol Love your work the quilt... here's hoping you bought enough thread the first time! :) Kathi

Quilter Kathy said...

Don't you just love quilt retreat?!?! So FUN!
Love your orange stitching! Enjoy!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a view from that window!

Your orange stitching is beautiful.

katyquilts said...

Wow! That retreat setting looks awesome! I would love to go on a retreat sometime. I never have. Your orange stitching is lovely.

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely place for a retreat - quiet, peaceful and near a lake! The fireside so inviting, a cuppa nearby, friends about and stitching in hand. perfect.

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