Sunday, November 17, 2013

Retreat Time

Hello, hope y'all are having a great weekend?   

A couple of weeks ago I went on a retreat in LaGrange, Retreats by Margie.  This is the first retreat I had ever been on.  Oh my gosh we had so much fun.  I can tell you that I laughed so much tears ran down my legs. The food and accommodations were great. 

This is me and Carla from  I had never meet her before, in fact I did not know anyone.  She had been reading my blog and knew I lived in the Houston area so she invited me.  Oh I am so glad she did.  She is a total sweetheart.  Thank you so much Carla I had a blast.   I just love how our blogs bring us together.

This is Janet and Sandy is in the background.   Janet made breakfast for us the first morning.  I did not get a picture of what she was working on but it was gorgeous.

This is Cindy and Pat is in the background.  Cindy was so sweet and we really got to know each other.  

This is Donna V.  I think she is working on a post card?

The back wall of the sewing room was decorated for Thanksgiving.   I was just in love with this quilt.  It was gorgeous in person.

This is a bed and breakfast next door that is on the Texas historical register.

This is the gang.   I did not know anyone, but they all made me feel welcome.   By the time we all left, we were all friends.  What a awesome group of people to get to know and sew with.  We are thinking about going again in March 2014.

This is the road going out.  I just love this picture.

I did finish my Circle Upon A Circle quilt top, but I will show you when I get it all quilted.  That is a great question I have no idea of how I want to quilt it.  Maybe feathers?

Our guild is doing Quilts of Valor.  I have one on the machine now, will show you when I have it all finished.  Time to get back to my sewing room.

Hope y'all are having a great sewing day.



  1. bloggers are just the best Donna,what an awesome time for you and now also new friends,cant beat that.xx

  2. That looks like such a lovely place to gather with quilting friends! Glad you had a good time!

  3. Retreats are so much funs and by the time to leave you have a bunch of new best buds.

  4. What a fantastic setting for your first Retreat, Donna, and such amazing ladies to spend the time with - no wonder you are considering another one soon!!

  5. What a gorgeous place for a retreat. Such pretty pictures. Glad you had a wonderful time. It's fun to see your picture on your blog too!

  6. Sounds like you had a good time. Somehow if you quilt you are already a friend.

  7. what a wonderful gathering of quilters and now you have so many more friends,

  8. looks like fun weekend gathering, and I love the pic of the red barn too, its so American to me.

  9. What a great place for a retreat. I have never been on one, but it looks and sounds wonderful! Lucky you to live in this area, Houston is one of my fav towns in the world (some might disagree but I just have the most fantastic time whenever I visit)!

  10. Oh looks like a lovely get away!!! And so much fun too! Can't wait to see your quilt! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

  11. Oh, what fun Donna!! I have always thought crafty retreats would be so much fun to do! Glad you had a lovely time!! Happy week to you! xo Heather

  12. Looks like you all had a great time.I would love to do that ,you are very brave to go on your own.Love blogging ,puts you in touch with like minded people,none of my actual friends quilt,or even sew.Looking forward to seeing your quilt quilted.xx

  13. Hi Donna,

    Looks like you had a great time at your retreat! It looks like a beautiful area.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my mug rugs.

    I am enjoying your quilt-a-long and can't wait for tomorrow's block!


  14. I'm sew glad I invited you and that you enjoyed yourself. I know we all enjoyed you. I didn't know you but when I walked into the Quilt shop in LaGrange I knew it was you in that lavender shirt. LOL. Love your picture of that red house on the drive out. Wish I had taken one. Can't wait for Spring and another retreat! Hugs my Lavender Queen. ;o)