Another successful Sew'n Wild Oaks retreat came to an end yesterday. This is just a small sample of the beautiful quilts made by all of the beautiful women.
The day started with another mini-lecture, then we all walked down to the amphitheater for our group photo. Then back to the lodge for a tasty frittata brunch. I do NOT want to step on the scale when I return home.
I got all weepy when Rose presented me with two cards signed by all of "my girls". I had to read them in private so people didn't see me become a blithering idiot. Their sentiments touched my heart.
Here are pictures of "tablemates". Some of the nicest people you would ever want to know.
Shelley and Rose you have to come back since I forgot to take your pictures!
After brunch the room started to empty as the girls packed up and headed for home. This part of the retreat always makes me sad. Some had great distances to drive and wanted to be home before dark.
Here's one group photo of friends, sisters, and cousins heading for home. Gail and I want them to adopt us into their family. We promise to behave.....not!
Words fail me to express my appreciation to the wonderful ladies who came to the retreat. Their camaraderie, inspiration, compassion, sense of humor, love for each other, love of life, and faith, filled the room every minute of every day. We all are returning home better people, and have widened our circle of friends......all through our love of quilting. I love you all!
P.S. The only thing we missed was seeing a bear. Next time, I'm going to dress Mazey up in a bear costume and have her stroll through the room.