Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I've been busy

Okay so I have been gone a while.  Just got back this past weekend from a quilting retreat in Orting, Washington.

 at a wonderful place called the Wild Rose Quilt Shop and Retreat Centre.  You can check it out here.  Here's a picture of the small group that was there.

There we are on the upper balcony.  Yes it's hard to see the faces, but this gives you an idea of how big the place is.  Retreat centre is upstairs, quilt shop below.  Oh the joy of shopping in one's slippers!

After a few hours of sewing, chatting, eating, and sewing some more, we decided to take a little road trip and visited Tea 4 2 in Puyallup, Washington.  It was a veritable feast for the eyes.  The decor took you back in time,

and the collection of tea pots was impressive.

It was time to head back to the Wild Rose for more creative work with our sewing machines.  I needed to complete the games challenge piece that I was working on for the fiber art group I was invited to join.  We came up with the name Tangled Textiles and got organized with the help of Diane from over at Twelve by Twelve.  Here's just a tidbit of my piece. 

Our first reveal is today, so why not hop over there and have a peek.

Till the next time...


nicolette said...

What a wonderful place for a quilting retreat!

What Comes Next? said...

that looks like the perfect spot for a retreat - the idea of just wandering downstairs when you "need" something else could be very dangerous, though!

Vicki said...

I really love those teapots. I have been collecting for a teapot quilt for a few years, but now I have so many teapot fabrics,I need to make ten quilts, LOL. Oh for a retreat!