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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quilt Retreat

There's nothing like getting together for a quilt retreat with friends.
Last weekend we beat the storm and made it to our cabin at the YMCA camp, just as the first flakes started to fall. Not lucky enough to get the cars unloaded before we got good and wet though!  LOL!!!

We woke up on Sunday morning to 17" of that infamous
Colorado Sunshine.
You just have to love these spring snowstorms.

They do create some beautiful photos!
As inconvenient as these storms may be, we really didn't mind. We were hunkered down for 4 whole days with nothing to do but stitch to our hearts content! 

None the less, it was exciting to see the sun trying to peek
thru from time to time!

The weather was such, that not much was around in the wildlife department. No moose, bear or elk, but this little chipmunk 
sure enjoyed the snow!

Deb was always looking out for us. She did a 
great job of keeping our deck and stairs cleared.

Joi, got her "Bloom" quilt finished.
There is a fun sew along over at
"Bee in My Bonnet" 
You can read more on that right 

Shona finished her two+ year project of restoring this beautiful
"Cathedral Window" quilt for her friend Kina.
What a labor of love.

Deb and I worked on our our Amy Bradley Camper Quilt blocks.
We had way too much fun with these. I'm doing mine on denim and in the QAYG method. Deb is using the standard quilt method.
Since we both are making these as quilts for our campers, we are adding an extra row. Everyone put their heads together and we've come up with some great ideas for holiday campers to add into the mix!
Coming soon...

When we were not stitching, we were enjoying incredible meals that everyone brought!  This was Joi's, hubby Vic's famous spaghetti meal!
Thanks Vic, it was truly the best!

There is really nothing better than good friends, good food and a few drinky poos, to make for one raucous time. I can't remember when I laughed so much. Oh the power of girls of any age getting together!

And on that note, I have been released to return to work.
"Paroled", as I like to refer to it!
I went and got fingerprinted yesterday...just to make sure I'm not on the America's most wanted list. 
You know... they need to make sure I didn't go "too" crazy when I was incapacitated!  tee hee
But crazy enough, my vacation starts next week!
Yes, it's another quilt retreat. Yahoo.
I get to see my NY girls in just a few days.
I'm all practiced up for a giggle fest, so you better watch out!

Keep on Stitchin


  1. Looks like you gals took that snowstorm in stride - great time to snuggle down with friends and stitches.

  2. Photos are great, that snow is hard to believe. When does your spring start?
    Love the campers can hardly wait to see the seasonal ones. Good to see everyone had a good time.

  3. Oh you lucky retreaters. Our retreat isn't until November and we can hardly wait!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful way to play on a snowy day with friends. Glad you have been released and were able to do that retreat let alone a second one. Have fun.

  5. So much snow! No trips to quilt stores with that much snow, so I'm sure it totally motivated all of you to just sew. I love all the projects that got sewn! I'm glad you're released and hopefully passed your fingerprint test. :O)

  6. Wow, that's a lot of snow. So pleased you made it there before the whole 17 ins arrived. Couldn't have a better excuse for staying inside. Looks like some lovely projects were completed and that the camper blocks provided good inspiration.
    So, are you on the most wanted list??
    And i love that your return to work date is also your vacation. Well done!


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