We woke up to snow this morning!
It actually started falling yesterday afternoon, and it was coming down pretty good, but it was still too warm for much to stick until temps dropped cold enough to save a bit for us to enjoy this morning.
The sunrise was magnificent, and I bet anything that all you see here will be gone by 9am.
Retreat is coming to a close by noon today, and all of our Happy Quilt Campers will be headed their various destinations – some home to Vermont, to Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire, not to mention from the four corners of Maine, and me from North Carolina!
I have had a wonderful time with these gals, and they have worked so hard and accomplished so much.
Did I mention we had two projects running at the same time? Each retreater could choose one of two projects, either Talkin’ Turkey from String Fling, or Split 9 Patch from the Free Patterns tab. Some are doing both – using the Split 9 patch as their Leaders & Enders while putting Talkin’ Turkey blocks together! ((It’s a win win, and we’ve got converts to the Leader & Ender train! Hooray!))
Remember this ransom note?? Hahahah!
It all started after my lecture! As you knew, temps have gotten chilly here in Maine, though the days are still crisp and beautiful. Comments were made about it now being a “Two Quilt Night!” due to temperatures in the 20s in the wee small hours.
I have never done this before, but since we are a small group of 20, there were enough quilts to go around, and you should have heard the excitement and the quilt claiming going on!
This served two purposes for me…it allowed the folds in the quilts to have a chance to relax for a few days, being laid out flat on beds! Not to mention what a quilt does to a hotel room to brighten and soften! We love quilts on beds!
Reason number 2? They’d come back to me this morning FOLDED and ready to pack up, so I didn’t have to refold them all MYSELF! Ha!
Quilts on beds! Awesome!
This is Hawk’s Nest from Scraps & Shirttails II
and Pineapple Crazy from String Fling!
My bed! with Scrap Crystals from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Jamestown Landing from String Fling!
Winston Ways and Narragansett Blues have found a cozy home!
Both from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Zuckerwatte from String Fling!
Bricks in the Barnyard from Scraps & Shirttails II!
Lazy Sunday from MORE Adventures!
Midnight Flight from MORE Adventures!
Blue Skies from String Fling!
Smith Mountain Morning From Scraps & Shirttails II!
As for the Quilt Bandit? I’ll likely be singing after breakfast today before everyone leaves, just to make sure I get my quilts back!
It was a really fun thing to do…letting the quilts be dreamed under on a chilly and a little bit snowy October weekend in Maine at Quilt Camp!
Oh yeah, this has been an awesome ton of fun!
Birthdays were celebrated!
I also love how coincidences happen – they are all around us, if we just take the time to notice them!
Faye (on the right) had a room mate that was unable to come. Ramona (On the left) became Faye’s room mate! They BOTH have birthdays TOMORROW! Isn’t that the coolest thing? They are sharing this birthday trip, both of them – together – and we’ve been celebrating their birthdays all weekend long.
Happy Birthday ladies! It’s been one to remember!
Love from Maine –