Quilt Camp will be a little different this year.
Ray has his bike with him and we have plenty of room for it. Ray also has his camera and photography equipment along - maybe he'll find some cows to photograph!
We don't have an actual closet - just a hanging space. That might be because we have a handicapped room.
- Only two from our area are here instead of four or five.
- We are at the second camp instead of the first because I was out west during the first camp.
- Instead of 16 or 25 attendees, there are supposed to be just seven.
- We are staying at the new motel in town which means we are only 4 miles from camp.
Today was 'travel to camp day' and traditionally that means an Iowa quilt shop hop day.
- We stopped at Vintage Threads in Dyersville. I think we'll stop on our way home after I've had time to think about what exactly I want to make. I found some neat fabric.
- Our second stop was Debbie's Quilt Shop in Osage, IA. I walked away with a neat kit but I can't show you! That nice lady also pointed us toward Kountry Kupboard, a Mennonite store and coffee shop. Our meal was wonderful!
- Then we stopped in Forest City at the The Quilted Forest. When I made my purchase, I was given a $10 gift certificate! Instead of punch cards, they keep track of your purchases in their computer. I had purchased enough over the last year(s) to qualify. Rather than trying to keep track of the gift certificate, I did a little more shopping and spent it!
Our motel is new; it opened since we were here last year. It is very nice. They have warm chocolate chip cookies each night. Yum! Our room is called a small suite. It is a corner room and quite comfortable.
|Shooting from the door|
|Shooting from the recliner by the bed.|
|Shooting from the wall side of the bed.|
We have a handicapped room because the lady who made our reservation said that would assure us of a 1st floor room which is much easier with the bike.
Tonight is for relaxing, a little Internet surfing, and maybe a little knitting. Camp begins tomorrow!