Monday, October 10, 2011

NC Retreat at Camp Cheerio

The Quilt Forum on GardenWeb has a retreat each fall and I returned from that beautiful location yesterday.  We have a wonderful time sewing, playing games, eating wonderful food, and sharing our lives and quilts.  I thought you would like to see a few pictures from this year.

This is the building where we sew.  We have the entire second floor and on Saturday afternoon the quilts are hung outside for a beautiful quilt show.  As you can see, the weather is very cooperative!

One of the ladies who came this year was able to sketch the scene and it will be framed and presented to the camp.  We do something special for them each year because they are so good to us.

Here is a group picture of the ladies who were there this year.  We also had two husbands who came along with their wives and we couldn't do without them.  They were so good about carrying our many quilting supplies, fabric, and sewing machines up and down the stairs.  Bless them.  Can you imagine how much stuff we brought?

I wanted to list the good things first.  However, some of you read about how sick my dog has been only to rally and then do worse and then a little better.  Anyway, by last evening we had to make the decision to have her put to sleep today.  She had a good life and will be missed so much.  Golden Retrievers are truly the best!  Thank you for all the wonderful memories, Crystal.  Rest peacefully until we see you again.  The tears have been flowing all day.


  1. Jeanne- Hugs to you for your loss! I know Crystal knew how much she was and will always be loved. take care of yourself.

  2. Thinking of you and your loss of a wonderful pet.

  3. Thank you for your care and concern. Yesterday was a very difficult day. I know everyone who has lost a much loved pet knows exactly how it feels.