Monday, March 2, 2009

Watermelon Friends


I'm still pooped after my retreat weekend, trying to get caught up with a few things around the house. The treat was incredible, being at a fancy hotel is so worth the extra cost. The Harrison Hot Springs Resort has natural hot springs and the hotel sit on a gorgeous lake with snow capped mountains all around, such beautiful surroundings. It's the only hotel I've seen people walking through the lobby in robes all hours of the day. The hotel supplies robes and the guests walk outside for a warm dip, we went every night before bed and sometimes we even went back and did more sewing after our dip in the hot water. The day before we arrived there was a big snowfall, I was a little worried we wouldn't get to go with all the snow but the next day the roads were clear and dry. It was a fun and relaxing.

Here is my finish for the weekend, I had some of the blocks done ahead of time but still needed to make about 35 more at the retreat. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I also managed to sqeeze in a couple of small projects, a toiletry bag and cupcake pincushions which I'll have to show another day since I didn't take pictures of these yet. I brought along another quilt to work on but that didn't even come out of the bag. Oh well...it will remain a UFO for a little longer.

26 comments:

Candace said...

What a great quilt, Wendy! I love the little "watermelon friends"! Don't you just love Harrison? Years ago on a trip there, hubby wasn't feeling well, so I went on the boat tour from the dock. There were some Lithuanians on the tour who were camping somewhere around there. I told them I was half Lithuanian and they asked where I was staying. I said Harrison Hot Springs and they exclaimed (heavily accented) "you must be rich"! We laughed, drank a little wine and had a wonderful time touring the lake. We go back every couple of years just because it's such a relaxing and beautiful spot!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is a great quilt Wendy. Sounded like your retreat was a great time!!!!! Glad to have you back though.

Gina said...

Great quilt. I'm glad you enjoyed your retreat

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Deb said...

Beuatiful quilt Wendy. Your retreat sounds like absolute heaven, how did you manage to pull yourself away and come home?

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karenfae said...

sounds like a great retreat weekend - the hot springs sound wonderful! did you actual get much sewing done :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lynn said...

I love the watermelon quilt. How cute! Your retreat sounds wonderful - relaxing and yet still managed to get so much done. Looking forward to seeing the cupcakes

Needled Mom said...

Fabulous quilt! Won't it be fun to hang for the summer?

Stina said...

Love the quilt...have never seen this pattern ...:o)
Glad you had a wonderful time with so much fun!!! :o)

The Demanding Doll said...

Too, too cute.

I'll bet it was relaxing with the snow and hot springs. Welcome back.

Terry said...

I love your Watermelon Friends quilt! The colors are just perfect! Glad you had a good time!
:0)

Carol said...

What a great quilt! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

Judy said...

As I said before, it looks fabulous! Great job! That places sound heavenly. I could sit in those lovely warm springs for hours!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi there Wendy!
I'm not so sure I'd have gotten much finished in the way of quilting with warm springs to soak this bones! The place sounds absolutely wonderful.

That is also a great quilt for summer! Where will you put it? Table, wall, picnic? Lots of possibilities!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Goodness that sounds heavenly and what a perfect way to end a stressful day of sewing, LOL. Seriously it would feel good on the muscles after being hunched over a machine all day. I love your watermelon quilt - it's a little glimpse of summer - and I think some of us need that, LOL. Can't wait to see your other projects.

Hugs - Karen

Darlene said...

Oh Wendy what a sweet quilt and with it you have wonderful memories of a delightful retreat. The location sounds like true Heaven on Earth.

Libby said...

A hot springs quilt retreat . . . . what more could a girl wish for? Love your watermelon quilt!

Guðrún said...

I love that quilttop, the ladies in it are awesome.

Mary said...

Love the quilt. Is this pattern in a book?

Carole said...

Sounds like a splendid time! Whow wouldn't like a hot spring? Not me! Cute sock creatures! You actually made those with 1 sock? Neat! I do like your watermelon quilt! I'll be missing my retreat in March. DD has her skating show that weekend. There is another one towards the end of March, but it's too close to MQX and with the shop and all..... There'll be plenty of others! Cheers!

Kim said...

OMG, girl...now that is a retreat! Would love the hot springs. I'm glad that you had a chance to enjoy such comforts and the joy of sewing sewing sewing.

Carrie P. said...

The watermelon quilt is great. I have not seen that pattern before.

Lurline said...

I just love your quilt and the retreat sounds wonderful! Looking forward to pics of the pincushions!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Betweens said...

Wendy this Watermelon Quilt is gorgeous..I love this pattern..can you email the origins of the pattern?? I love the friends that are inbetween those delicous watermelons.
Sounds like you had a wonderful time at your retreat and well worth the getaway
the baskets are adorable and your BOM is well done as well you have done alot!!

Christine said...

Oh, your watermelon quilt is adorable. The hotel sounds like fun .... I wouldn't want to go home.

Becky said...

Hi! I am new to quilting and love this one. Where do I find the pattern? Love it! Love it! Love it!