I left bright and early Thursday morning for my bi-annual quilt retreat at Camp Mitchell up on Petit Jean mountain.
It’s beautiful up there, and the lodge we use has an abundance of windows and killer views.
I baked copious amount of rolls. Ninety eight in total! Some were my plain buttermilk yeast rolls, the rest were experimental flavors.
I did some with bacon, scallions, and Jarlsberg cheese. Those were my favorite! A batch with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil, and some with Greek olives, fresh thyme, and goat cheese.
I smoked and reverse seared a couple of ribeyes and sliced them thin for meals.
An excellent feast with cheese and fresh fruit! Although my penchant for steak that still moos if you poke it hard enough may have freaked a few folks out. 🙂
I’m an early riser, and always enjoy a hot cup of tea while I look around and smile at the chaos we quilters create.
A few of the quilts the girls finished early.
A friend’s Lemur blocks… so stinking cute!
There’s never a shortage of help and advice (and apparently purple shirts) at a quilt retreat!
My little nook. I’ve had my Sew-Ezi table for about 15 years or so, I had purchased it when we were full-time in the RV. This time I paired it with a four-foot folding plastic table, and my wool pressing pad. It made for a nice little work station.
I forgot to take my blocks diagrams from Electric Quilt, and I spent more time ripping blocks apart then I did sewing. While the center blocks are all the same, the outer row are different, and I kept messing those up.
I didn’t get the quilt finished, sadly. This still needs the top and bottom row, and the borders.
I ended up leaving Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday, as I’d been fighting a migraine the entire weekend.
The girls helped me load the car. Funny how fast it goes when you’re leaving, it takes me forever to get it loaded for the retreat!