Monday, April 30, 2007

Loon Lake Retreat

The retreat didn't turn out as productive as I had planned for. Firstly when we arrived at Loon Lake I discovered that the box containing the double wedding ring arches didn't make the trip. Well no big deal quilters come prepared, I had other projects to working on. The basket quilt I had just picked up from the machine quilters needed it's binding and I had hand quilting on my "love to stitch" wallhanging.
So Sat came and I felt alittle scratchy in my throat well no big deal I'm probably just talking too much, so off I go for some tea and honey. That afternoon we went for a exploration walk about around the area. As you can see from the pictures the lake was so close to the building, it was spectacular. I finished my binding and started working on the hand quilting.

Well then came Sunday morning, my scratchy throat turned into a full blown cold complete with fuzzy head and body aches. I didn't even feel like getting out of bed. No sewing happened on Sunday well no big deal, I had a great time anyway. Food was great, friends were the best, surrounding were wonderful. When I got home later that afternoon, I only wanted to get in bed.
Sitting area for stitching. The organizers hung quilts all around the lodge.
View outside the dinning room.
Classroom in the early morning.
This is the mystery quilt that some were working on. Some even got the top finished.
Dinning room. Food was absolutely the best, we had salmon, stuffed chicken and more desserts than we could eat. And we did try....

This was painted by Judy Greenwood. She did this in about a day. After the painting is completed on white fabric, then she will shade, texture and do more colouring using thread. It's unbelievable what she does, pictures don't do them justice. Judy is too humble and will tell you anybody can do what she's doing, not. Check the pictures on her website, they are spectacular.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, it'll be tomorrow before I feel well enough to read your blogs. I better go and have another nap so I can see you all tomorrow.

18 comments:

Kathy Wagner said...

Oh how beautiful it is there!
So sorry to hear that you developed such a cold. Thank you for taking the time to load the photos. I really enjoyed reading all about your retreat!

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful spot to hold a retreat - beautiful and relaxing. Drat that cold . . . hope you are well soon.

Jeanne said...

What a terrific place to hold a retreat! I'm sorry you became ill, but glad you were able to finish the binding on yourbeautiful basket quilt.

Nicole said...

Marvelous sounding retreat--but what a pity you came down with a bug! Your basket quilt is lovely. If you look on my blog post for April 22, you will see a picture of one I made just like it! sisterchoice.typepad.com

Screen Door said...

I'm jealous... looks like so much fun..

Carole said...

Wow, what a beautiful place, so scenic. Your quilt looks lovely! I love the colours. So sorry to read that you became ill! I do hope you feel better soon! Thanks for sharing!

Leigh said...

What a shame to get sick while you were away :( The lodge looks beautiful.
I LOVE your basket quilt and have the fabric and pattern sitting ready to be started, but I'm being str
ong and finishing some others first. Have you seen Nicole's -(sisterschoice.typepad) version it is superb too.

Pam said...

I hope you're feeling better.

What a beautiful setting to have a quilt retreat. Where is Loon Lake? Such a bright and window filled room to sew in.

Rose said...

I really hope u r looking after urself and r feeling better!! the lodge is gorgeous......that view!!!
take care and talk to u soon!!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful "retreat spot". I'm so sorry that you got sick however I hope that you were able to enjoy it a little. Thanks for sharing so many great pictures.

Your basket quilt is beautiful - that pattern is on my "someday" list. :-)

Feel better soon, Wendy!

Su Bee said...

What rotten timing - a cold in such a beautiful place. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as possible!

swooze said...

Hugs and hope you are feeling better. I have had the same thing happen to me....go away on a trip and get sick. Not fun! Great pics...looks gorgeous there. Thanks for sharing.

Greenmare said...

Oh, I'm sorry you felt sick, and it all looks sooooooo beautiful!
Hope you are getting better, and can go back next year!

Anne said...

What a great place for a retreat! Feel better soon!

Susan said...

That is a most gorgeous place for a retreat! Too bad you started to feel yucky. I hope you are feeling better today!

Patti said...

I'm so sorry a nasty cold bug cut short your enjoyment of your retreat. I know just how you felt - same thing happened to me in March. What a spectacularly beautiful place to have a retreat! Looks like the weather cooperated too.

Sweet P said...

What a beautiful place for a retreat. Too bad you got sick. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful place to have a retreat, it looks perfect.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)