Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scenes from Retreat

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Last week I spent the most enjoyable 5 days with my lovely friends Sandi and Rossie. We drove to the Shuswap area of B.C. and stayed in Sandi's shagedelic (and here I refer to carpeting of the orange and shaggy variety, people!) 70's lake house. I love it there. It was our 2nd annual quilting week together and we've already decided to add an extra day next year!

These photos will give you a little taste of our week together that included a lot of laughs, sewing, antiquing, quilt shop-hopping, some wine & cheese, sunny walks and lock smithing:

Sunrise on a sewing day
Rossie's lovely Featherweight (both she and Sandi are strictly old-school.
I was feeling a little left out with my monster Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. I'm working on a Featherweight takeover and expect to be firmly in the club next year)

happy hour Blind Bay style
5:00 p.m. on the beach

Canada Geese family
Happy hour entertainment - Mama & Papa goose with their goslings

Battery operated toy sewing machine
Sandi's newest acquisition thanks to her friend & local thrift connection, Merle. The local small towns are full of thrift and antique shops and there always seems to be treasure!

hand crank vintage toy sewing machine
Merle found this one, too!

$40 vintage quilt
...and this!

Blind Bay Sunset
View from our dinner table at the local marina restaurant
...a hop-skip up the road and a giggly stagger home.

And you know, I'm always saying this, so it was just a matter of time before someone put it on a sign:



I'll share all of my projects with you over the next few days. I can't spill all the beans at once (it was hard enough coming home, I've gotta stretch all of this fabulousness out!) but I will tell you that I made something from the first edition of Fat Quarterly and it is SPEC-TAC-U-LAR.! In fact, the swim-by of the Canada Geese was all too perfect as I was busy making their namesake in fabric.....


Rachel said...

Oh my... I can't even tell you how jealous I am right now. A week quilting, great friends, antiquing, wine, AND the beach? It's just too much! Can't wait to see more pics.

Mary said...

That sounds like so much fun! One of these days I'm going to need to find sewing friends in my "real life," ha ha :-)

paulette said...

OMG...fun!! I would frame that first picture of the sewing machine with the lake in the back ground and hang it in my sewing room!! Gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!
Nothing like a weekend spent with friends!! So happy you had fun AND got something done to boot!!

Krista said...

That looks like so. much. fun. That sign cracks me up.

And a flying geese quilt? Yay! Can't wait to see it.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.-)

Amy Friend said...

That sounds like it was great fun! I saw a picture of your runner on Flickr and it looks great!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Gorgeous pictures! Yes, join the Featherweight club. I have three, but my favorite is my little green machine--a little newer than my two black ones. I LOVE her. She is amazing! Loved the picture of the wine glasses. How fun...

Aunt Spicy said...

that double ring is fabulous! what a great retreat!

What Comes Next? said...

Oh how wonderful - sounds like the perfect getaway!

Cassie said...

Beautiful retro sewing machines!!! Love!!

Anonymous said...

Hi pretty lady, I'm Sandi's daughter Amy. I reside on SaltSpring Island and I'm so glad to see the photos from the lake! I miss this place. I have yet to get there this year, but soon i hope, i will be the one sipping wine on the beach. I can't wait to meet you Krista! let's talk geology! And you have to get over to my little rock! There are many quilters and hookers here, so come on! summer is the best time to come! cheers :)