It feels like forever since I have blogged.
You've seen posts that had been pre-scheduled,
for projects that I had been secretly working on...
but I really missed my sitting down and deciding what to "blabber" about.
April is a month of quilt retreats for me.
Needless to say...I "LOVE" the month of April.
It started here, in Lancaster PA.
I absolutely love this part of the country.
The weather was a mixed bag...
But the spring flowers were in bloom
The charm of Lancaster (Intercourse) to be exact, gets me every time.
It's the buggies that are used by the Amish.
They are just so fun to see.
We visited lots of quilt shops in the area, but I had to share this photo.
Unfortunately it's not the greatest, but in their window, they combined a
"Stonehenge" panel with the "Labyrinth" pattern to make an absolutely gorgeous quilt.
We took a trip to the Farmers Market one day...
I'm not to sure about some of these meats, but my hubby remembers
Scrapple, growing up. He turned up his nose at it, when I showed him the picture.
I just love looking at the displays of produce.
But...I got the giggles with this one and just had to share it.
We did do some sewing...even some ripping.
Lesson learned...do not go out the door and say, feel free to finish up anything you see here.
Especially with me in the room.
I took it upon myself to stitch outer borders to Mary's quilt.
OK, in my defense, I used a big basting stitch!
It was worth every minute of it, when she got back and saw it.
I'm still giggling over it now, and I can not share the photo of her response!
That border print ended up on another project too, I do believe.
For some strange reason, my machine cord disappeared during the week?
Oh, it was just unplugged!
Remember that blue border print, it will be showing up here later this month.
If your ever in need of accommodations in the area, I highly recommend this place.
(now that we have it reserved for next year already that is)
Is this just gorgeous? We found it on VRBO.
It sleeps 15, has 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, on 3 levels. A washer, dryer
and lots of things for families with kids. Ping pong table, Foosball table, toys, swings, sandbox.
There's a picnic table and fire pit in the yard. The list goes on and on.
Oh and best yet, there are 10 leaves for the kitchen table, so you can seat an army at it.
It was nothing short of perfect for our retreat.
While we were on gorgeous farmland...
We were just a little over a mile from the center of "Intercourse".
The sprawling back yard had such beautiful views.
Oh, and the trees...they were all in bloom.
Darn wind did a number on them while we were there though.
We were even treated to a Robin building a nest,
from the window where we had set up a cutting table.
Yep, I still hear the clip pity clop of those horse and buggies going by and
can hardly wait til next year!
There is just something about these ladies...
(minus one, because we forgot to take the photo before she left)
I just love em!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'