Thursday, November 3, 2011

Is it time to go home already?

I arrived in Lancaster on Monday and immediately set to shopping and enjoying the company of my friends Pat, Sherry, and Prue..

We are staying in a lovely house, Amish Valley Vacation Home.  These homes are owned by two great people, Daryl and Tina who make us feel so welcome. Our gang has stayed at other of their homes other years but this one is so super great for quilters!

Of course, we have spent lots of time shopping for all the wonderful fabric that is available here. I can't even count the number of yards of fabric that I have bought so far....and I will have to show that to you all later as it is still in bags.....

But this year we have been sewing up a storm. We have all completed at least one project and cut out lots more. Here is Pat at our sewing table. It wasn't this neat during all of our stay but we didn't dare post the mess we made!

This house was well suited for a group of quilters. The big kitchen table held our sewing machines, there was room for a special cutting table, and the counter had room for the GO! cutter that we used to make raggy rugs and throws.  Sherry taught us how to make some little purses, rope table mats, and wine glass coasters. Pat taught how to make raggy rugs....I just was her helper!  We all learned a  lot from each other and had a lot of laughs. We have already made our reservations for the same  house next year.

Tonight we will have our last night party where we do our mystery gift game and share our completed projects. 

More about the trip later....

Happy Quilting

7 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Glad that you guys have had so much fun.

Jackie said...

It sound like a lot of fun! Pat looks like she's in "the zone". Looking forward to seeing your group finishes.

Nancy said...

Nothing is more fun than a quilting retreat! Happy days.

Tonya said...

how cool. glad you ladies are having fun

Pat said...

Home now....happy but tired......loving our annual event and finding it never seems long enough! LOL

Kim D. said...

Looks like you ladies had a great time. It's fun to go to Lancaster and visit all the quilt shops there and get some great prices on fabric too. I haven't visited in quite some time and thought I would stop by and check out what you've been up to. Happy Stitching!

Coloradolady said...

Just a reminder, deadline for shipping your sss package is the 10th, and please email me the delivery confirmation number!!! Have a great week!