Geoff's Mom Blog

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winners and Retreat

Hi friends!
Winners are:
Blogger Anne said.
Hey Joyce, Love your new house. How fun for you to be able to get "away". Retreats maybe? Hmmm. I'm making working on some fall things right now. It's been so hot here that I'm looking forward to sweater weather. Love your new BOM. It's just gorgeous

Blogger tpott said.
I just found you through, the Woolie Mammoth blog. Yay!
I love when I find a great new blog to read. This summer I've been working on a log cabin table mat, that I've been doing a lot of wool appliqué and embroidery on. Wool appliqué is new to me, I'm enjoying it. Also my LQS's BOM, its been a slow sewing summer. ;-> Toni Anne
Anne and  Toni Anne please email me with your addresses and two pattern choices: 

Here are a few pictures from the Camp Blanding Retreat in Jacksonville, FL.  It was so much fun and we laughed so hard and played even more.
This is a view off the dock of the lake house we stayed in. Did any of you watch "Army Wives" on tv. The retreat and house were on an Army Base and I felt like I was in the show. It was absolutely gorgeous!!!
 The Lake is called Kingsley lake and it is perfectly round.
Here are Gloria (Old Green Cupboard Designs) and Mary Ellen (Red Crinoline Quilts) sewing and working away. (click on Red Crinoline for more retreat pictures and adventures)
Linda and Wynette are solving the problems of the world. ha ha. Linda was a super cook and Wynette runs housing at Camp Blanding.
Mary Ellen needed a power nap.
Our outing to Rachel's Farmhouse
The displays were incredible.
Love the pottery and the antique quilts.
A favorite quilt hanging.

This cute guy was hanging out wanting to be purchased.

Grandmother's flower garden was incredible.
I purchased a wonderful antique quilt I am currently reproducing. OMG! I think I have died and gone to quilt heaven.

Gloria had some wonderful bags on her website for sale. I couldn't resist a couple.
I will be teaching in San Diego at the Quilt Show and hanging out at Rosie's Calico Cupboard where she carries my complete line of quilt patterns. Lots of friends are sure to be there. The plan is to visit lots of quilt shops.
I'm still missing my dad but as I have found through wonderful friends and family life does go on and it is time to be happy and enjoy life because as we all know life is just way too short.
Thanks for visiting my blog and keep smiling and stitching.


quiltsbycheri said...

beautiful spot for a quilting retreat, especially when you get to spend it with such good friends! let me know what quilt shops and which days....I would love the chance to meet you, one of my favorite designers!
enjoy your time in San Diego if our paths don't cross.

Me and My Stitches said...

What fun! The retreat looks like a great place and so much fun with friends. Rachel's Farmhouse looks like a wonderful place to take a break! I love the bags on Gloria's site - there is one that I've had my eye on.