Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quilting Retreat

This post will be short but I wanted to get something posted. I finished quite a few projects at my retreat this weekend. Most were in various stages of completion already. I don't want anyone to think I started and completed everything in 3 days.

Here are a few pictures of the gorgeous snow scenes we experienced.

We drove through these trees entering and leaving the camp. It was beautiful. This picture doesn't do it justice.
Thia was looking out our windows in the room where we sewed.

The next two pictures are of the "store" we set up. We bring in things we no longer want and someone else buys them at a reduced rate. Good for the buyer and the retreat.

We bring in almost anything. It doesn't have to be quilting related but most is. We have a ton of books brought in each year. This year my best purchases were.....drum roll please...

This book has 3 penny rugs in it. Can't wait to start them. I saw this book on an old post on Linda's blog. I was so excited to find it and pay only $1.00 for it.

The second was a cross stitch pattern of little samplers. It was neat. For a quarter I couldn't resist

So much for a short post. I will post my actual projects later.


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful spot for a retreat, looked so relaxing. Neat bargins I really like the book on crafts, I'd love to see some of the finished penny rugs.

Kath said...

Hi Rhonda!
What a beautiful place to have your retreat! Love the pic with the trees lining the road.
The store looks like a fun idea. :)


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Very neat place and I bet very relaxing too. I also think it's neat to be able to bring things in to sell:)

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Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Rhonda, I just imagine anything more enjoyable than a quilting retreat. I could just swim through that fabric! You found some very nice treasures. I believe I have a cross stitch pattern that is a sister to the one you purchased. Love its simplicity.

Looking forward to seeing your finished work! I need some encouragement.


Picket said...

Morning girl..oh I bet you had the best time being surrouned by so much talent and beauty of those fabrics being turned into treasures! Then to get to 'shop' at such bargin!!!! That's what I call a great retreat! Thanks for coming by..I'd love to see what you do with your cabinets next...a chocolate glaze would prim them up & I love seeing different colors used for the bottom ones like black on bottom and cream on top or even that beautiful sagey green on bottom...oh lordy getting myself excited here...I just love pretty painted cabinets...they just 'call' me! lol Have a great Sunday my friend!