Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quilting retreat

I had so much fun with the gals at my Quilting Retreat this past weekend. I finished the Christmas Tree quilt top I have been working on forever(only seems like forever).

I really love this quilt, Didn't much like all the waste with it or the bad directions but in the end I really can say I love this quilt. It is made from green Civil War reproduction fabrics and "double pink" repos.

However I did notice when I was taking pictures that the lightest greem blends in with the background more than I would have liked. But it won't deter me from loving it.

I do have to give a plug for the Retreat Center where we stayed. The couple that owns/runs it are super friendly and very accomidating. The B and B was designed to house eihter scrapboking or quilting retreats. The lighting and layout are exactly what everyquilter requires. It's all on one floor too. Rooms are right around the corner when night has fallen. Of course I'm a night owl so I got little sleep either night.

This picture was taken in the foyer of the B and B. Perfect spot to showcase my treasure.
Notice one of the owners quilts in the background. She owns the local quilt shop too. Her quilt shop is Sew Special and the B and B is Seams Like Home
Be sure and check them out.

This is a quilt top my friend patti finished in 1/2 a day. Can you believe it????
She has such a great eye for color.

Hope you have a great day.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thanks Secret Sister

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Secret Sister.

You went above and beyond. I am participating in Char's Secret Sister Swap


this is what was waiting for me when I got home from work.

Inside was the prettiest wrapped surprises.

It was like Christmas.

My SS sent such a thoughtful gifts.

There were some nice "spring" notecards which had flowers on them and brightened my day since it was grey and cold here. She made me a "chocolate" fabric rabbit. How special. She even included a quilting magazine which I have already read from cover to cover. It has a couple projects I want to do.

And of course my gummy bears. (I love soft chewy candy). Thanks again SS.

You're wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Blessings, Rhonda