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Friday, November 02, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram!! Pipestem, West Virginia!

Shamu and I have landed at pipestem resort State Park in pipestem, West Virginia!

You can tell the quilters right off, the luggage for hauling their machines is far more expensive than the luggage hauling their clothes! :-)

We quilters have our priorities set straight!

The setup of the sewing stations has begun, and groups of ladies are running off to grab lunch before doing some heavy sewing for the rest of the day.

For me? Sewing this afternoon, dinner, and then a trunk show tonight followed by more sewing into the late hours!

The snack table is already bursting at it seams!

There is a little bit of snow left from last week storm, but by the end of the weekend the early November sunshine will have melted it all away.

Is there anything prettier than tall trees blue skies and the skiff of white snow reflecting the light? :-)

26 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

Shampoo.. lol You crack me up. At first, I thought... she forgot her shampoo. You mean SHAMOU . lol
Gorgeous up there! HAVE FUN!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

I'm glad you and "Shampoo" made it safely to your destination. You never know how much snow you'll find in the mountains.

Valerie said...

Don't ya just love that autotype feature???

Mary said...

I caught the funny auto correct on Shamu too. Looks like a good place to leave the troubles of the world behind. Have a great time sewing and showing your quilts!

Joen Perkins said...

Too funny the Shampoo thing. oh well . snow is wonderful and looks like a great place to be. we get so little in NETexas that when we do it's a real event. great except for the power outages. there is always handwork if you can find enough light to see. Know you will be having a wonderful time.

Sally simplestitches said...

So glad that "Shampoo" and you made it safe and sound. Hopefully you will drive "Shamou" home. Enjoy the retreat, the area, the sunshine, and the the fellowship.

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

Hmmmmm. Mine says shamu.....that's weird!

Valerie said...

Looks like Bonnie did a quick edit so the comments could be about something else than a misspelling.

Kristie said...

Enjoy your retreat! I've never heard of this state park an I live on the KY/WV border, had to Google it and it is about 3 hours away....hmmmm...go figure, learn something new everyday! :)
Kristie

The Calico Quilter said...

I had to check Google Maps for the location of Pipestem - not anywhere near my old stomping grounds (the Ashlahd/Ironton/Huntington "tristate" area). I've never been there but all of WV is beautiful in my eyes. Have a great time

Micki Clemens said...

Will miss your blog, have fun! Hopefully you will have wifi

Mimi said...

Nope !

Kim said...

So glad you arrive safely, any issues with getting gas at the stations along the way?
We are having panic buying problems up here in Poughkeepsie, people are lined up all over to fill their tanks for fear they won't be able to get any when they need it.

Be safe out there and Happy sewing

Bev said...

Sounds like the gas crisis of the early 1970's-lines miles long at gas stations-think there was an oil embargo back then. We would go at 2 AM so we didn't have to sit in line for hours-the ex hated to have to wait and I did not like to have to wait with an impatient person. I am sure there is enough to go around and everyone will have just looked kind of stupid-again.

SUPERQUILTER said...

Have fun, fun, and more fun. It looks beautiful there. Gale

Nonnie said...

Bonnie, so glad to be able to read your blog again. Finally got power back late last night here in NJ..still no cable. Phone or internet. No real damage at my home, but so many have lost everything. Want to start making quilts to donate. Thanks for the little reprieve from all the craziness here.

Nonnie said...

Bonnie, so glad to be able to read your blog again. Finally got power back late last night here in NJ..still no cable. Phone or internet. No real damage at my home, but so many have lost everything. Want to start making quilts to donate. Thanks for the little reprieve from all the craziness here.

Nonnie said...

Bonnie, so glad to be able to read your blog again. Finally got power back late last night here in NJ..still no cable. Phone or internet. No real damage at my home, but so many have lost everything. Want to start making quilts to donate. Thanks for the little reprieve from all the craziness here.

Nonnie said...

Bonnie, so glad to be able to read your blog again. Finally got power back late last night here in NJ..still no cable. Phone or internet. No real damage at my home, but so many have lost everything. Want to start making quilts to donate. Thanks for the little reprieve from all the craziness here.

Nonnie said...

Bonnie, so glad to be able to read your blog again. Finally got power back late last night here in NJ..still no cable. Phone or internet. No real damage at my home, but so many have lost everything. Want to start making quilts to donate. Thanks for the little reprieve from all the craziness here.

Oh My, Jan! said...

I'm still working on my Orca Bay Mystery, and thought that I'd pass on this one...UNTIL I saw your color choice! Did you hear me talking about the colors of our new house?....you have picked everyone of my color ideas plus you're throwing in a bit of purples!! ;c) I better get at Orca, so I can come along on another Mystery Journey with you, again!! Can't wait!

Becky G said...

You all are in our prayers. Today i was able to attend a sew day and one of the ladies is from NJ and still has friends there. She was telling us some stories about the reality you are facing. Best of luck... Stay safe. B

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Kristie,
I spent a weekend at Pipestem several years ago. I live in the tri-state area of KY, OH, and WV. It was just a trip down the WV turnpike.
I need to keep an eye on Bonnie's schedule, Hawks Nest was even closer than Pipestem.

TheaM said...

well, you hit that on the head! I read your comment about the luggage to my dh - he cracked up! oh yeah... any ole thing to carry the clothes, but only the best for my machines!

but I'm so jealous - you got a blue sky and sunshine! I haven't seen a blue sky for over a week! Sandy's clouds just won't leave!

Judy said...

Mine also says shamu, I re-read the post as I did not catch shampoo and discovered for a change it was not me, that it really did say shamu.

Lisa said...

Hi Bonnie, very pretty there in WV hope you and all the quilters have a wonderful weekend!!! Happy Sewing!! Thank you for all you do, I love reading quiltville quips it is the highlight of my day!! I am excited about the new mystery, as always can't wait to see what it looks like.
Lisa Richmond, IL