Monday, June 4, 2012

Here we are - all loaded up and ready to pick up one last person. 
Two mini-vans, four quilter's to a vehicle, provided just enough room to be comfortable.

After we picked up Jere we were ready to hit the road.

Our first stop, was the 'Paisley Duck' in Kelso, Washington.

It was like having 'hors-d'oeuvres' to get acquainted before a meal.

Next, was 'The Quilt Nest" in Castle Rock.


Then, 'Sister's Fabric' in Chehalis.
We added 'Ruby Street Quiltworks' to our list, and stopped briefly in Tumwater.

Now, at this point my memory gets a bit sketchy. I'm really not sure what pictures and what stops I did not get documented, and therefore have already forgotten. I'll have to check with everybody to get some of the blanks filled in. . .

Our destination, was the 'Wild Rose Quilt Shop' in Orting, Washington.

 They had this great service elevator to help get our sewing machines and all our other stuff  up to the second floor retreat/classroom area. Sleeping rooms and bathrooms were just behind us on each side.



 We enjoyed about a day-and-a-half of sewing, while we solved all of the worlds problems. . .

. . .lunch at the local Mexican Restaurant.

For breakfast and one evening, we shared a meal prepared in our little kitchen.

 Sunday, was our morning to pack up and leave.

After settling our tabs at the shop downstairs, we loaded the cars.
One of our van drivers had to return home earlier than those who road with me.
So, . . .
we thought we might have time to squeeze in one more quilt shop stop!

 Lucky for us, 'Carriage Country Quilts' in Des Moines would be open.
What a great ending to a wonderful weekend.

Time passed quickly, as we drove back to the Portland, Oregon area. 
We only experienced a few sprinkles of rain along the way. Everyone got home safely. Perfect!
Thanks girls, for all the weekend fun! 

 Now, the difficult part is getting back to the 'day-to-day'. . .
Yes, Dortha - it's time for "Recalculating" your route.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the photos of our retreat! We did have fun, didn't we? I'm still energized to finish a few UFOs so back to the sewing room I go!