Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday: F words

No, not that F word...

This past weekend was the 13th Annual Quilting in the Cabin , near Yosemite. From early afternoon on Thursday until after breakfast on Monday we were without cell phone reception or wifi. It was Fabulous.

We forgot to take any pictures of the three of us at the cabin, so we stood in the Fresno heat while Ruth's husband, Gordon, snapped this. (L-R: Dotty--it's her cabin at Yosemite, me, Ruth--who drove up from San Diego)
Don't let anyone ever tell you that gluten-free food cannot be tasty. Ruth made these crepes one morning for breakfast.

We take turns making breakfast and dinner, and then just snack midday. Friday morning was my turn to make breakfast. I headed upstairs at 7 a.m. (or so I thought...) to make my breakfast omelet, wondering why it seemed so dark outside. Looking for the lightswitch, the first thing I turned on was the garbage disposal. Oops. Made the omelet, got ready to put it in the oven for the next hour, and looked up at the clock above the oven. 5:40 a.m.???? Seriously? When I got back down to my room and checked my travel alarm, I realized it was still set for Kansas City time, so I got up at 5 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.!! Doh. Ruth heard footsteps overhead when I was up there in the kitchen and thought there was an intruder. But then wondered why he seemed to be cooking

We always hang completed projects on the railing of the spiral staircase.

It's nice to have a history with friends. Hours of laughter, sometimes sharing parts of our lives that no one else hears,
and sometimes just the hum of three sewing machines (with an occasional outburst of "Seriously? I'm 'air sewing' again?")

I did a lot of trimming:
And eventually ended up with this (complete reveal soon but you can see more of it hanging on the railing above):
Finished some fun blocks (and ran out of brown fabric or all of my "birds in the 'hood" would be done!)
It was hot and we only ended up taking a walk one night, at dusk:
What a wonderful weekend with wonderful friends. Already looking forward to next year.

I'm linking to WIP Wednesday here. Thanks for hosting us this week, Sukie!


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Pat Merkle said... #

love that grey/white block with the rainbow inside.

Terriaw said... #

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! How lucky to get to go to so many weekend retreats. I love seeing all the beautiful projects everyone worked on.

Jessica Kelly said... #

Sounds like a great trip! Love the blocks you worked on!

Grandma G said... #

Glad to hear you had a Fabulous weekend and got some things Finished and had Fun in the process! I think you should have added "Funny" to your breakfast story. :)

felicity said... #

So many great things start with F!

Linda said... #

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Hope you got your clock reset! :)

Carla said... #

You should have just given my a call! Those checked granny squares are awesome, well as everything else. What a fun time....we HAVE to sew together someday, Cindy!

Kelly said... #

Sounds like you had a great time, love the rainbow block.

Jennifer said... #

WTF... and that means "what the fun" of course!

Everything you worked on is just gorgeous!

Jennifer :)

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

So cool to be able to get away like that x

Susan said... #

Love the gingham grannies! A fun time was had by all!!

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh that looks like so much fun! I imagine my trip to see Sarah in Shetland next year may be like that... Wouldn't it be great if people would break in and cook for us though :oD

Deborah said... #

I love the block that looks like it has paper piecing. You'll have to tell me about that one??

Melissa said... #

What wonderful memories -- and to be productive, to boot! :) Thanks for sharing the fruits of your weekend. You're always so inspiring. :)

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Doesn't Dotty live in our neighborhood? Is she the one with the dog? Or Christmas lights? I've heard the HOA recommending her house colors to new residents.

Needled Mom said... #

That sounds like a mistake I would make. Lol

It looks like it was a great time.

Cindy @ Creating at Home said... #

So excited to see a sneak peek of your quilt!!

Cathy Tomm said... #

I love all the "F' words you had for us. Good times. The block with the rainbow of colour is great. and your bird houses.

brandy said... #

love the quiltcon block!

Katherine said... #

Oh, sounds like you had a fabulous time. Nothing like good friends and a bit of a get away!

Amanda said... #

I love the spirals inside the rectangles! That's a great idea.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Oh, I love all you've been working on!

Krista Schneider said... #

loving those gingham grannies!!

Mama Pea said... #

How fun, Cindy! What a great trip. Birds in the Hood. Snort. I love that. I do that all the time with my cell phone alarm. Hate it!