I am back home -
not at all rested :)
almost laughed out!
I'm back from a week at the Dear Jane Retreat!
a rural, predominately Amish area of Indiana
and is held Spring and Fall each year.
A friend from Dayton picked me up and
we drove (well, she drove, I rode) through horrendous weather
the last hour of the four hour drive.
But look what greeted us when we arrived!:
It was a beautiful welcome.There was a double rainbow, but by the time we stopped to take a picture, the outside rainbow had pretty much dissipated.
There is also always a nice welcome from Yoder's:
Yoder's is a very nice general store with a great fabric shop
(yes, I did some stash enhancement:).
I've been able to attend the Fall Dear Jane Retreat
the last couple of years
and have met the most wonderful quilters
and have seen the most beautiful quilt projects!
It's just a wonderful time
with quilting sisters
from across the country and the world.
Some of my table mates:
|Jeanette on the left, and Kathy on the right were some of my table mates.|
At center is LuAnn (from across the room)
LuAnn has a great blog to visit - Loose Threads.
Another tablemate was Barb who was away pressing her half-square triangles,
and my space was beside Jeanette
(as you can see, I was working on baby projects).
about two thirds of the room of Janiacs:
|left to right: Colleen, Pat, Kim, and Nancisue|
laughter, and great quilt projects.
Thanks, tablemates, for adding to my pleasure,
and it was so nice to meet you!
Doesn't that last picture look like a wonderful place to spend the week?!
I have been Totally retreated!
More pictures of the retreat and of my now up-coming new
in the next few days.