Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Home Again

I'm back from retreat and to say it was wonderful is an understatement. It was beyond FABULOUS! We sewed alot, talked alot and laughed a whole lot! The most fun you can have with your clothes on! I met some amazing women. I hope I can do them justice with my descriptions.

First of all, there were
Toni and Doris. These two ladies come from one of the "I" states and they are NUTS! (Luv y'all mean it!) You don't want to get in between these ladies and fabric. It won't be pretty. However, don't worry, you will hear them before you see them.
Next,was Terri. She makes beautiful bags and the woman is another serious fabric shopper. If you meet her in "real life", check out her purse, you will be impressed!
And then there is Rene', she is a lovely, lovely person. She was also the only other southerner at this retreat (which was a good thing, because although we were all speaking English, there are somethings that need translation.)
Next is Shelly. She is a genuine cowgirl and she has a cowboy named Scott and a pair of pink cowboy boots to prove it!
And then there was Mary. Mary has a pretty new grandbaby and the pictures in her purse to prove it, too! Mary's sister lives near me and when Mary comes to Texas I'm taking her to my guild for show and tell. Yipee!
And then there wasAndrea. Andrea is a beautiful, sweet Mormon girl and she is a "sick ticket". If you see her on the street, ask her what Pilates can do for you. She is also a good quilter on her way to being a great quilter and I can't wait to see what she produces on her journey.
And then we had the amazing Amanda Jean. Do you want to know if she is really crazy? She is! Hey Amanda, you know I think you rock! I can't wait to see what you do with your batik scraps!
And last but certainly not least, was my fabulous friend Miss V. What can I say about her that I haven't said before? You are an amazing quilter, a wonderful friend and an incredible person and I sure am glad I know you! (Especially since you are the one that invited me on this trip.)
It was an incredible weekend, ladies and I can't wait to do it again next year!
Happy quilting!


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Not only sewing fun, but you got immersed in my family! And you survived! :-) you are full of fabulous stories, tidbits and quilty ideas. A true great friend. Thanks for coming to play!!

Terriaw said...

Aw shucks, thanks my friend! It was wonderful meeting you and becoming friends over the course of the weekend. I admire you and your amazing quilting, so I look forward to the next opportunity to hang out together. Thank you for being such a wonderful YOU!

Rene' said...

Great post Shelly! I think you summed it up pretty well. I had an awesome time and am still on cloud nine! It was great meeting you and getting to know you. I'm in awe of your quilting talent. Can't wait for the next get together!!!

Shelly said...

Yeah, wonderful IS an understatement. I don't know when I've had so much fun. I'm still waffling between smiling about it and being sad that it's over . . . it was really good to see you again, and now I can't wait till Houston!!!!

amandajean said...

and a fabulous time was had by all! it was fun reading your recap. i can't wait to do it again next year...the week long recovery time is so worth it! and btw, i'm still hiding from the batiks! how's the white coming along?

Em said...

YOu lucky gal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How fun to spend time with girls and VIctoria especially!!!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Well, that sounded like alot of fun. I love being with quilters and creating and I have to say YOU know how to use glorious color well! I love your blog.

Toni said...

Why do we have to wait a (bleep) year?!?! I need more inspiration to get my big (bleep) into my quilting "studio" instead of getting caught up in laundry and other mundane household (bleep)! I so truly enjoyed everyone and appreciate being included!