I came home from Lancaster, worked 1 day,
did laundry and repacked for my next quilt retreat.
Nope, I'm not spoiled at all.
This one was the "Flying Quilters" annual retreat in Estes Park Colorado,
where we rent a vacation home from the YMCA.
Getting there was an adventure.
The fuel pump went out in my car, on our way up there.
Someone was looking out for us, because we were on the last hill into town,
there was a break in traffic and I was able to make a left and turn
into a dog park with no power steering or brakes.
The engine had cut out and we didn't even know it!
Hubby had to bring up another car that night
and return the next day with a trailer,
to get the old beater 4 wheel drive home.
We brought up all our meals and hunkered down to sew for 5 days.
This year Sue made meal time just a little more special,
with these place settings for everyone.
It really hit the nail on the head, for our group!
There was some fabulous food, but...
You'll laugh at this one!
(Wish you could have joined us for lunch)
Rocky...the only boy allowed, joined us again this year!
and loved show and tell...
It was a little chilly this year...
OK, really chilly, I guess.
We slept under partially finished quilts.
The one on the left is my "Nifty Novelties" blog hop project.
You will have to come back later this month to see it.
tee hee hee!
Deb's Halloween quilt was full size by the end of retreat!
There were fun and games
til"Quilters Bingo" turned ugly...
But everyone was a winner in the end!
You know how they say, you should never go to the store when your hungry...
Make that... when they are having a clearance sale too!
I just couldn't pass up these crazy things!
I felt like "Oprah". You get pigs feet, and you get pigs feet!
The day before we left, it started to snow...
We woke up to 18" of the white stuff again. Deja Vu.
Didn't this happen 2 years ago?
Oh, and the reason I took the old beater 4 wheel drive to begin with!
While it looks so pretty...
It left us shoveling cars out, before we could leave!
And we had supervision!
There were 3 Turkey Vultures, in the tree watching our every move.
It was a first time seeing them, for me.
While it was over way too soon, we are really looking forward to next year!
And a little better weather maybe.
I was going to give you a sneaky peek of the project I worked on,
but Rocky said "NO",
so you will just have to come back in a couple of days to see it completed!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'