Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Checking in from the Rooster.....

It's Retreat Time!!!!!

It is always such a pleasure to walk through the front door of the Red Rooster!  

We had to pack creatively to get three quilters and all our "stuff" in the back of my car....

I had that one little hole that I could see through the back LOL!!!!

We stopped in Hartselle AL to meet up with the rest of our group and have lunch here....
(hint - the chicken salad was divine!!!!)

Then we traveled on to The Red Rooster...

There is eye candy everywhere!  My favorites are the quilts of course :)  But then there are all these marvelous Jim Shore figures.....

They're everywhere!
My favorite is this colorful pineapple..... look at that adorable horse & carriage :)

And the food - Oh YUM!!!!

Supper last night....

And this morning, I can hardly breathe after this luscious feast...

Believe it or not, there's actually some sewing going on too ......

We're working on teaching Cookie to sew the fabric instead of her finger!!!!

And here is Lynnie Lou who flew all the way from Seattle to Nashville so she could come with us... she brought a little friend with her :)

Before bedtime last night, I worked on Hudson's little carry-around blanket.  I had just enough left of the minkee I had put on the back of his original crib quilt to cut 2 pieces 12-1/2" x 18-1/2".  I layered them with a soft polyester batting and did a quick line quilting for stability.  This diamond design is very "little boyish," don't you think?

I even had enough scraps of the original binding to cut up strips and bind it just like his original :)

And it was done by bedtime!!!!

Hmmmm, I wonder what I will get into today......

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. What a lovely room you have to sew in! I am so so so jealous right now!!
    Have a blast!

  2. Great place to retreat! My mouth started drooling reading the menu board and remembering how it all! Great food and great friends. I know you are having fun!!

  3. I've read about Hartzelle, AL in a travel magazine before. Now I'm hungry. Enjoy your retreat time.

  4. It looks like so much fun!! A great time with great friends! (and great food too) Hudson will love his little carry blanket! Those figures by Jim Shore are amazing, love them!

  5. I just about had myself convinced that I didn't "need" to go on retreats since I have a sweet hubby who doesn't mind if I sequester myself into the sewing room. But after reading this, I'm reminded of the wonderful fellowship and fabulous food available on retreats ... and I want to go so bad!

  6. This looks like a heavenly place to "retreat"! But I'd probably come home 10 lbs. heavier!!

  7. Teresa did everyone have one of those sewing machine tables or were they provided there? That certainly give you more room for cutting and pressing having those tables fro the sewing machines. Looks like fun.

  8. Looks like you are having a wonderful time Teresa! I was wondering the same as Daryl......did they supply the sewing machine tables? Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

  9. Have fun on your retreat Teresa! It looks like you all already are! Love the little carry around blanket for your grandson! Now, I am hungry for chicken salad!


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