Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It is Mostly Peaches and Cream
I get to go to a quilting retreat today, for 4 days and 3 nights of fun!!! The first retreat I went to was in 1988 or 1989...25 years ago...At that time I had 2 small children and a full time job, so a retreat was a real escape. Then there were no cell phones, and Camp Huston had a 2 pay phones for the 80 of us to share... Church camps provide comfortable heated accommodations, delicious food and snacks,and freedom from responsibilities. One gal brought an RV packed with goodies from her quilt shop so we could shop at retreat. Everyone brought quilts and wall hangings to decorate their rooms, so we had a walk around quilt show. I took lots of fabric and thought I'd get so much accomplished! Over the years retreat morphed...a scissor sharpener set up shop, we could sign up for massages, design walls everywhere were not only inspiring, but a good place to prank each other. We started a quilter's yard sale for fabric and sewing stuff to be cheaply bought and sold. I earned enough to pay for one trip there. Gas was cheaper then... My daughters all wished they could go with me. this year I treated my middle daughter, Ainsley, to a sewing retreat. Sister Pam drove over from Seattle, and we attended a 2 day special embellishing class taught by Sue Spargo in McCall, Idaho. Now my girls are all grown up, I am retired, and I can sew all day and all evening if I want, retreat is a different kind of treat. I still love to go to church camp and be served food that someone else cooks. I love to be around a whole bunch of quilt friends who share my love of fabric and sewing... I can nap, hike, and sew to my heart's content... I am leaving the computer at home, see you Friday!!!