Monday, May 18, 2009

Retreats rock!


My Retreat buddies...(starting from the front l to r) Michelle, Robin, Liz, Lori, Nancy, Patti, Conni, Connie, Sherrie, Penny, Me, Peggy, Vickie, Laura and Michelle. My sister Debbie didn't make it into the pic, she left a bit early. Friends from Canada, NJ, CA, NC, WI, MO, IN, NY, TX, MN and ID. Two sets of sisters. What a great time we had. I forgot my camera gosh darn it. But hop through their blogs for tons of pics.
We played from midday Wednesday til breakfast on Sunday. Started missing them as soon as we all parted. One of the best retreats I have hosted honestly. It just worked. An amazing, loving group of ladies.


On the very first night a good ole Indiana storm blew through. The bottom line is that Conni's car got hit by a fallen tree and totalled out. This happened right outside the sewing room and about 20 minutes after the girls had just came in from a food run. The tree could have just as easily smashed through the building and landed on the girls. At the very least, busted out the windows behind where several were sitting. God had His protective hand on us that is for positive!!!
I am excited about sewing again. The retreat really motivated me. This has been a rough winter for me and I have just not been up to much sewing/crafting. Just did a ton of crocheting from my chair. At retreat I completed 2 twin size disappearing 9patch quilt tops, a wallhanging/table topper and a couple of small items. This was huge for me. So yayaya for me!
I will post pics of my retreat projects and goodies as soon as I get photos taken. I will be needing this week to recoup. But it is a good worn out. :o))
Girls....love you all! Thank you for an amazing time.

8 comments:

Connie W said...

Hey Angela, I'm waving at you! Missing you too. You are so sweet and the retreat was sooooo fun. Angela, YOU ROCK!

Vicki said...

oh, how fun. I have the disappearing 9 patch on my list for the next quilt. I am haven't been to a retreat in years and I am going on a quilt on this summer. I am so glad you had fun, there is nothing like girl time and crafts.

Liz said...

All that quilting AND a clean house! lol It was so good to see you but it's never long enough, is it?

Teresa said...

Gracious, that was scary about the storm. Looks like a happy bunch nevertheless - and who wouldn't be happy among quilting buddies.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Wish I could have been there! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of the D9P tops. How fortuitous that tree missed all the humans.

Laura-IH said...

Hi, Angela! It was so good to see you, and I had so much fun! The retreat really got me motivated to sew more, too. Thanks so much!

Valerie said...

Angela, I have been hearing great things from my friend Connie in Indiana. She had so much fun. I would have loved to had been there but life is kind of busy here in Ga.! Maybe one day though.

3anklebiters said...

it is interesting to see this same picture on several sites. oh, what a small world we live/quilt/craft in. the friendships built on and off line are wonderful.