Thursday, October 1, 2009
Off To McCloud!
As many of you know I hostess quilting retreats in the amazing little town of McCloud, CA. This is my last one this year and I have four more scheduled for next year. I LOVE to hostess retreats and I'm a bit disappointed that I won't be back in McCloud until next April. As much as I enjoy them, there is a ton of prep work ahead of time. Sooo, I thought I would take you with me to this retreat so you can enjoy it right along with me!
My daughter, Emily, is a pastry chef and she prepares all of our loaded with calories desserts. I picked these up from her last night...we have 4 Macadamia Fudge Nut Tortes and 4 Cheesecakes...yes two of them are chocolate! She also prepared chocolate and caramel sauces to go over the top of the cheesecakes. We have homemade chocolate truffles and miniature lemon cakes. One of my past Asilomar students special requested Emily's chocolate marshmallow crispy bars (she prepared these for me as an Asilomar treat). There will be NO lack of chocolate this weekend!
The car got packed last night and everything will get finished up this morning with room barely left for me. Set up is tonight so I'll take some pictures as I go so you can get a behind the scenes peek.