Family and Friends

Family and friends are the best!  And I couldn’t run my quilt shop without them.  Every couple years we try to sneak away for a retreat at The Upstairs Inn ( heard of it?) and enjoy a couple of days sewing, eating and laughing.  This weekend was it and a couple of days with these wonderful women (and girls) is so relaxing and just plain fun.  Our group ranged in age from 8 months to 75 years young! Babies were played with, stories told, advice given whether it was for paint colors for my remodeling projects or fabric selections for a new quilt and plenty of sewing.  I finished two projects and got a great start on a third.

Here’s a few photos of our weekend.  If you ever have a chance to get away with friends do it – don’t hesitate-leave the kids-leave the husbands, the laundry, the cleaning, the grocery shopping, the checkbook balancing, the cooking and every other daily household chore you do and get away – nothing, absolutely nothing beats it!


Our two youngest retreaters, Della and Alayna.


Alayna just loving fabric



Fancy retreat attire !


And fabric shopping attire and yes, there will remain nameless and headless !



2 thoughts on “Family and Friends

  1. Had a ball! Did not want to leave. Pieced a backing for a block-of-the-month quilt and left them to be long-arm quilted. Worked on the Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt and was able to get to the end of Block 3. Three more blocks to go. Also, worked on a great bag for carrying needlework and notions around. Hope to finish that this week. Wish we could get together more often. I find the retreats are productive and relaxing. Thanks, again, Sue


  2. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!! Yes..I agree, everyone needs time away to unwind…refuel…and become inspired . So glad you had some time together..looking forward to mine , in July : ) Stay warm!.. Doris


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