That's the sound of me being all blissed out on 5 days of relaxation. I'm home from our annual Blind Bay retreat on the gorgeous Shuswap Lake in south central British Columbia. Pretty close to heaven (and possibly the closest I'll get to it!). There is much to report, but I thought I'd start with these fabulous quilts.
On Saturday night, we attended a really fun fundraising BBQ for a team of 20 women who will run a 24-hour relay to raise money for cancer research. Thank you Princess Maidens of Shuswap (ahem, PMS for short) for a great dinner! The event was held on a stunning property in the hills above Sorrento, B.C. The hostess provided these quilts for picnicking, and to keep the late-night-after-the-sun-goes-down crowd cozy.
I was introduced to the wonders of Fortrel. Previously known to me as only humble polyester, my companions spent several minutes educating me on the super powers of Fortrel. They reminisced about Peter Pan collared dresses, pant suits, slacks and maxi skirts. A seasoned Fortrel aficionado announced that these quilts WILL NEVER DIE. They were made by the family's grandmother years ago with only recycled fabrics from old clothing and thrift shops (for a present day fortrel aficionado, please visit this fabulous place)
When I turned the quilt over, the deal was sealed. This quilt indeed will never die.
The Force is with Fortrel.