Saturday, July 27, 2019

July Retreat Projects

Quilters -
Cut with hope
Stitch with grace. 
Quilt with dreams. 
Bind with laughter. 
Share with love.

Here are some of the projects worked on at our July retreat.

The. beginnings of a gorgeous log cabin quilt

Gorgeous blue batiks ready to sew into blocks
I love this paper pieced wall hanging.

She made 6 beautiful pillows for her new couch

The following are my projects.
Reverse Churn Dash top is finished
African Wax Prints top is finished
 Sticks and Stones blocks are finished.
Jenny's Flower Garden blocks are finished
I made a few bowties
We had a wonderful time! 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Really Home!

The Best Treat is a Quilt Retreat!

I am really home now! We are going to live in our house for the next weeks and months - we have no trips planned. I am going to sew and I am going to do some other things too like freeze and/or dehydrate food. I might even clean the house.

After we arrived home last week, I did the laundry and prepared to go on a quilt retreat. I did get this one top finished before I left - I just added borders.
Scrappy Trip Around the World
I was really excited about this retreat because I hadn't been able to quilt for a number of weeks due to traveling. A group of us went to Prairie Star Lodge for our annual July retreat.

This was a new wallhanging at the lodge that I wanted to share.

The flowers were gorgeous.

The grounds were too.

Each bed has a purchased white quilt. Depending on the time of year, there is another quilt or a bed runner topping the white quilt. Here are a few bed runners.

This quilt was on a quilt rack in one bedroom.

The front porch has rocking chairs and benches. I enjoyed my breakfast in a rocking chair most mornings with this view.

I'll share some of the projects in the next post.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

And we are home!

Travel is the only thing you buy 
that makes you richer.
                            – Anonymous

We spent much of Monday in Nashville, Indiana. We've enjoyed Nashville and the surrounding area of Brown County for years and often end or begin trips there. 

We wandered the streets and enjoyed the shops and the flowers on a very warm day. 

We decided to eat at Trolly's BBQ but there was only outside seating and it was too warm for us to enjoy eating in the heat. One shop owner suggested Heavenly Biscuit, Inc. There was plenty of outside seating while the inside seating was very limited. Three young women who met in college  and were enjoying their yearly vacation together, offered to share their table. They were fun and interesting to talk with. Ray and I both had BLTs and fried taters which were perhaps the best fried potatoes I've ever eaten! Sadly, we were too full to enjoy a cinnamon roll but our table mates said they were scrumptious. They ate dessert first - we should have!

My big disappointment of my day was that a new-to-me small quilt shop in Nashville, The Yellow Door Quilt Store, was closed on Mondays. I looked in the windows and they obviously saved me money by not being open today! Hopefully I'll catch them next time.

We spent part of the afternoon and evening doing very little - it was very relaxing.

Today we drove home in some rain and some sun. The beginning and the end of the day was spent on back roads, definitely our preferred way of traveling. The car is unloaded, a few groceries were purchased, and the mail was picked up. It's time to sit down!

Monday, July 15, 2019


Live every day as if it is a festival. 
Turn your life into a celebration.  
-Shri Radhe Maa.     

LilyFest is "A celebration of arts, crafts, music, and gardens in the Hocking Hills" in Rockbridge, Ohio. I am so glad we heard about it and decided to attend.

We drove the narrow roads that turned to gravel and became more narrow and arrived at a field with MANY volunteers directing traffic, answering questions, and giving out information. The event is held at Bishop Educational Gardens.

There were many lilies growing everywhere.

There were neat sculptures and buildings and ponds and ...

There were vendors tucked in everywhere.

There was food and music.

This festival was definitely a celebration! We loved it and would enjoy seeing it again.


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