fall-runnerWell, it has been awhile since I have written on my blog.  But, I have not been idle.  One of the really special things I got to do in August was to attend a quilting retreat with my quilting group.  Now, I have been to retreats before. But they were like a  church women’s retreat or a couples retreat where they have an agenda and meetings, and topics, and introspection, and groups and the list goes on. So, when they told me that pretty much all I had to do was sew whatever I wanted and eat wonderful food and have fun. Well, I signed up as soon as I could.

The trip to the retreat center took close to 2 hours along back roads because my daughter, who was the designated driver, did not have a toll tag on the rental car (that is another story for another time. lol). It was way out in the country in Eustace, Texas at a retreat center that was totally dedicated to creativity whether it was quilting,  scrapbooking, knitting, painting or wedding, and reunions.  Green Briar Retreat was awesome!!! and owner, Judy Groom and her staff were efficient, fun, and hospitable. Located in the rolling hills of East Texas, the location is beautiful, with a  quiet and relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect place to sew to one’s own heart’s content.   And that I did – besides eat the awesome food and learn from the many masters of quilting.  Our room was comfortable and I had the best roommates you could ask for. A mom from Graham, Texas and her daughter as well as my daughter, Jenny.

I actually finished a fall table runner and started a Project Linus quilt and was inspired by those who have quilted forever. Beautiful and wonderful projects of love came out of that weekend retreat. But, as the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” Before you knew it, the weekend was over and it was time to head back to the real world.

Have a great week – here’s hoping fall is around the corner.

eileen

fall-runner     My fall table runner

 

 

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