Fall is arriving just as thirty-six quilters roll into town for my 3rd Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat of the year which begins on Sunday. These quilts are cradled in love in a very old cradle. I would love to know who slept in this quilt and was rocked to dreamland.
Yesterday I moved some of the quilts around to fit in more with the fall season. I sorted through an armoire full of quilts and selected the perfect quilts to put on display.
The quilters will be here at the cabin Sunday night for an appetizer dinner. I always hold this dinner prior to a retreat as an icebreaker, so everyone can get to know each other. The girls each bring an appetizer or dessert and it is always delicious.
When I designed and made Leaf Peepers, I didn't plan to have such a perfect fit on the headboard on the front porch.
I also made some seasonal pillows a few years ago to put on display. I love taking them out of the closet every year. I've mentioned before that the green chairs must be about 70 years old. I remember them at our house when I was growing up. One of them is a rocker, and we enjoy sitting out on the covered front porch and watch the animal life stroll by.
We have had some delightful rain over the past couple of days. I don't mind when it's raining so hard it wakes me up at night. We've had a good, soaking rain so the entire community is not "on edge" during fire season. Fingers crossed that we make it to the end of fire season when the real rains arrive.