After Thursday and Friday of the retreat Kelli and I were bushed. REALLY TIRED…REALLY, REALLY TIRED. For Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we averaged only a little sleep…like 6 hours a night. People don’t realize how many things there are to manage and track down when organizing a retreat for so many. We came home nights, scrambled to get the things done for the next day, and crashed to catch our few hours of sleep.
We are SO thankful for Lou Ann, who owns the quilt shop and retreat center. She has made us look good. I also want to totally thank Connie for being a SUPER helper. She has been so amazing to me and Kelli. She has been Bonnie’s chauffeur taking and dropping off Bonnie where she needed to be…buying milk and butter for the girls when we were out and anything else that was needed. What a relief to have them with us.
We snapped a picture with Stoney before she had to take off. It was so great to meet Stoney. She’s been a blog reader for awhile. I’m so happy I finally got to meet her.
Sadly, like everything over the whole retreat weekend. There just wasn’t enough time to talk with everyone as much as I wanted.
Barb pulled me aside during the day and wanted to show me the quilts she finished that we taught at the last retreat. This is May Flowers. I love her version. The colors are really nice. Sadly I was so excited to see it forgot to take a picture of the amazing backing she had. It was a soft backing fabric like minkie that was so nice.
This one is out “Thanks to you!” quilt. Barb said that this one was a time consuming one….true it is but oh, so worth it!!!
See those wonky stars shine on that background fabric?
It’s so pretty. It makes me want to make another one…seriously. It’s one of my favorite quilts ever. Both of these patterns are in our book Country Girl Modern. (Find it here)
That’s all of the pictures I managed to snap. I was thinking more about the people and time with them than I was about the blog. Check out Bonnie’s blog. She’s so much better at picture taking.