Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Hello Everyone,

Our day started out with a fireside chat with Irene and Paula.  The temperature outside was a crisp 46 degrees, but there was a lot of warmth among friends inside our retreat location.

Look at this cute little paper-pieced houses by Nancy and her friends!  Love them.

Here are Laurel's very precise blocks from Patchwork Party.

More on this Under the Oaks pattern tomorrow.....Kathy had is together by the end of the day.

Melody got the last borders sewn on her Harvest of Hope.  This is going to be an heirloom.  Two Harvest of Hope quilts were finished this week at the retreat.

Jean is working on a Kim Diehl pattern called Laundry Day.  Love the colors!

Barbara is making these gorgeous blocks.  I think she has six of them all sewn together.

Laurie is hand quilting her wonderful Antique Sampler quilt.  Amazing!  Another heirloom quilt.

Gail and Irene are checking out all of the blocks on the design wall.

Evelynne is making several blocks for Winter's Warmth.  Most of the pinwheels are finished and she's adding the flying geese.

Speaking of flying geese.......this flock was right outside the windows for most of the afternoon.

Judy is churning out one gorgeous Country Charmer block after another!

Jeanne had 14 baskets blocks finished by the end of the day for Once Upon a Vine.

Shellie is working on her Country Corners with some wonderful variations.

The girls enjoyed their afternoon walk around the lake.  The trees were beautiful and so are those "nuts" under them!

Here I am with my sister Gail.  For those of you that read my blog......I still owe her a cookie!

It was an extremely productive day at the Sew'n Wild Oaks retreat at Snowflake Lodge.  These girls are THE best!  We've had such a fabulous time together.  I teach in the morning and they sew, sew, sew all afternoon and well into the evening.

We had three TV's where we watched our Giants win the World Series!  I think our hooping and hollering frightened every animal out of the woods!  The girls provided delicious appetizers every night before dinner. 

I titled this post "Triple Header"'s why:
First ........ it was a fabulous day at the retreat.  The weather, the food, the companionship couldn't have been better.
Second .......Our Giants won the World Series
Third.........My Emilie Elizabeth quilt was featured at Quilt Market in Houston on the Marcus Brothers blog!
What a day.


P.S. I'm sorry you had to miss the retreat Rita.  I missed seeing your sweet smile and gentle nature.  Hope you are feeling better soon.


  1. It looks like a wonderful time at a gorgeous place. And Emilie Elizabeth looks very regal in that booth.

  2. Something tells me I am going to have to drop everything and come to your next retreat, Lynn! I'll bring cookies, too (wink)! Is Mazey having lots of fun making new friends?

  3. What a beautiful post to read and to see all those gorgeous projects. Your faces must have perpetual smiles on them with all that happiness and all those giggles!

  4. Thanks for sharing everyone's wonderful projects. Congratulations on Emilie Elizabeth.

  5. What a great time you are all having and there's some wonderful work being produced.