Saturday, October 31, 2009

Camp Lebanon.... close to Heaven.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be in "Quilter's Heaven", I can tell you.

Camp Lebanon, Upsalsa, MN. You have to come here to understand. First there's Lisa, she is in charge of the camp and is one of the sweetest ladies you can imagine. Then there's the facility in general.... a spacious camp full of well lit, cozy cottages and buildings to house all the Quilter's and Scrapbookers. And what do Quilter's like as much as quilting?? Eating!!!!!
Jim is the chef. If he were to go on the "Top Chef" tv show, he would win - hands down.
The meals are delicious and plentiful. If you leave the table hungry, it's your own fault. It is guaranteed that there is something for everyone.

The camp overlooks Cedar Lake. From the wrap around deck you can stand and watch the coots dive under the water for food. They even have a Zip line for those looking for adventure. (I am not one of those people).

Fabric Town was asked to come and teach and vend for a week. Not knowing what to expect, I packed the truck full of kits, fat quarters etc. I set up a mini shop in the game room. Also my sewing machine and sewing areas for Becky and Kim. All of us are scheduled to teach a class during our stay.

To make this short... the quilter's here are the friendliest ladies. They made me feel very welcome and appreciated all I brought with me. If the shop looks a little empty and naked for awhile, blame it on them.

I will try to take a few photo's and share them with you on my next post.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Gotta love her...

I have had the flu for a few days so I'm scrambling to catch up on the things I have to do to get ready for our 3rd "Boo Bash"
for Birthday Buddies. It's this coming Saturday and I'm a little behind.

I'm responsible for making up the baskets for the silent auction. So far, these will include a Java Lover's, Chocolate Lover's, Wine Sampler and Pamper Yourself Basket.

While I was setting up the items on the table to see exactly what I had for each, I set the empty baskets on the floor.

I guess from the looks of it we will have to add "Lily Basket" to our list. The description will read something like this:

Basket Contains "Lily Jane" 1 1/2 year old Medium Hair Tabby. Comes complete with hours of non-stop Naughtyness, Curiosity and playfulness. As an added bonus you will get hours of unconditional love and purring. (Warning: sleeps on your head or feet) We usually give you an estimate of the value of the basket... in this case "Priceless".

That furry little bundle makes Jeff's and my world go round.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On the Road again....

All packed up and ready to leave for the "Eureka" Quilt Show in Rochester. Set up starts at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. It usually takes us about 3 - 4 hours. This is the last show we have until the end of October.

Our Plymouth show was fantastic. Nice group of ladies and the talent that was displayed was second to none. I fell in love with a Log Cabin (no surprise there) done all in Civil War Repro prints. Put that on my list of future quilts to do.... now to find the booth that sells "TIME" and I'll be all set. Could use those extra roll over minutes you hear about on TV - not to talk, to add to my daily hours. Maybe then I could get something done. In order for me to get the quilts on my "to do list" done, I'll need to live to 106.

If you stop in the shop this weekend and notice that the walls are a little bare and the shelves look a little empty - it's my fault. I took alot of quilts, wallhangings, pincushions etc. with me. All will be back on Monday and back up for all to enjoy.

Hope this weather holds out a little longer, what a perfect day it turned out to be. If you decide to take a little road trip this weekend - come visit us at the show.