Monday, September 16, 2013

I'm Back!

Oh my, have you seen my scissors? I seem to have misplaced them, along with my rotary cutter and my sanity.


This grainy picture is from a cell phone download but I'm sure you get the idea. Our retreat at Zephyr Cove at gorgeous Lake Tahoe was anything but quiet. In fact we had so much fun that I need a week of sleep at home just to recover!



Our workroom was spacious and sunny and because someone else (the Zephyr staff) is doing the cooking and cleaning up we all get to sew and sew until we drop. For some that means late into the night and for others that means perhaps a casino break is in order.


Piecing and socializing. Consulting on quilt construction details.

Here's a picture of Suzanne in deep concentration. She was working on miniatures. You can see one of her creations peeking in the background.



We even had door prizes just for showing up! Each set of room mates provided a basket of goodies. My roommates and I came up with this Italian themed dinner for two basket. Isn't it pretty? My DIL Liz made it look gorgeous, it's a special talent of hers acquired when she was a professional gift coordinator for a very fancy wine purveyor in So. Calif.

Mangia!
Lot's of projects were started and some even got finished! Amazing I know. 


Jeannie and Helen showing off.
And, let us not forget - Pajama Night. Another grainy cell phone photo this time of me (in pink) and my pal Bonnie obviously enjoying ourselves. I almost poked her eye out with those scissors!!



Here's to the girlfriends in our lives. They make us laugh and stand by us when we're sad, through good times and bad, near and far, constant and steady. I hope you all have such women in your life.

Until next time,

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    1. So much fun I'm glad it's not illegal!

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  2. This is such a fun, happy post! Thanks Patrica for the Monday smile :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed hearing about our silliness.

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  3. Good Evening Patrica, My word, you look like you all had a fabulous time at your retreat. To have fun with girlfriends is certainly the loveliest thing and my oh my everyone is so creative. I loved the Italian dinner for two gift which you and Liz put together, it looked fabulous.
    You also looked fabulous in your pyjamas and the first photograph certainly made me laugh.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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    1. Isn't a good laugh with friends just the best tonic? We all have serious issues in our lives but this week away provides the fuel we need to deal with the reality waiting back in the real world, such a lift.

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  4. How much fun did you all have!!! I am green with envy. I have one month to wait until mine. It's gonna be a long wait!

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    1. Hope your retreat is just as enjoyable and relaxing. I know you're counting down the days until that fun time can commence!

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  5. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for brightening my Monday morning.

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    1. You're welcome Linda Hope your week is a good and happy one full of great things.

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  6. Looks like you had a great time! Yay for fun getaways :)

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    1. When you have a young family with a new baby it's harder to take time for yourself but it is important to carve just a tiny bit of time to enjoy friends and have a laugh. Hope your week is super too.

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  7. This looks like my kind of retreat! Fun post...

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    1. What's not to like, right? I didn't even get to tell you about the massage lady who came in and gave us lovely head and neck massages, oh my! When can we go again?

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  8. What fun! I can just imagine all the laughter and fun everyone had! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. I missed this post. How fun. I have been quilting now for many years, and have never been on a retreat. Oh how I need to change that!!!! Girlfriends are indeed, food for our souls.
    xo Kris

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    1. I hope you get the chance to go on retreat sometime soon you will surely enjoy it.

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