Monday, April 7, 2014
Four days after arriving home from Dubai I got to hop in my car and head up to one of my most favorite places of all...McCloud. This is where I hostess four quilting retreats a year at the McCloud Mercantile.
The Mercantile is nearly 120 years old and is the perfect spot to hold a retreat. We have a 3,000 square foot sewing room on the 2nd floor which overlooks the tiny town of McCloud. This year we were treated to chilly, foggy, cloudy, rainy weather...perfect for snugging in at a sewing machine for hours on end!
As I make my blessing rounds during the day I am always treated to lots of "eye candy". This can include quilts being born with hundreds of pieces all labeled and ready to go...
...and watching others going from parts on the table to quilts on the design walls...
...some of us work better on the floor...
and then there are always the tops on the tables being basted and getting ready to head to the machine to become quilts...
...and not everyone is machine piecing or quilting...we had two special ladies doing handwork...loved this view from her magnifier :)
...and those of you who have attended my workshops and retreats know that we always have a flock of chickens hanging around just waiting to be adopted!
I am home for two weeks before heading off to Paducah for the very first time...I am SO jazzed about that trip. If you are going to Paducah please keep your eyes open for The Nun's Quilt...she was accepted to be shared with all of you at the show.
Big Hugs, Cindy :)
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That retreat looks like so much fun! And those folks in Paducah are in for a real treat to see your lovely Nun's quilt! Enjoy your trip!
Oh what fun. Love seeing all the beautiful quilts attendees are working on. And, of course, your infectious smile.
Love the star like pieces in the center of the Log Cabin
Cindy this looks wonderful! Best of fun at Paducha!
I am so grateful to have been there!
Have fun at Paducah. It's on my bucket list of shows I want to go to.
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