- Arrive at 2PM Friday, following a delicious lunch at Gerst Haus and a trip to the Quilters' Nest
- Since my friend and I arrived first, we scouted out our areas for the weekend...you know, which room we wanted to sleep in, which area we wanted to craft in. After putting away groceries and dragging in our supplies, we sat and knitted and had a cup of tea.
- Two hours later, 2 more "happy campers" arrived, followed shortly by one more. By then, we were thinking about happy hour. I mixed up a pitcher of "Eddie Ross Sangria"...a recipe found on Pinterest...a bottle of wine, fruit, and 2 cans of Fresca. Delicious, and not too "buzzy".
- The last three guests arrived at nearly 7. After a late dinner of Taco Soup and a Mexican Pasta Bake, we settled in to crafting again. I finished a shawl and started on another one--my friend Peggy wanted one, and really...how many times have you been working on something and have had someone say "I want that" and you actually decide to make it for them? It is now finished except for fringing. Michelle worked on a wool applique Easter table-topper, Carol knitted...finishing her pom poms for long finished slippers, and her "continual" project of knitting prayer shawls for a local service project. Debbie hand-quilted a baby quilt for a soon-to-be-born granddaughter, Roseanne and Mary knitted handwarmers, Peggy worked on hand-piecing quilt blocks, and Celestia just enjoyed herself talking to everyone. She hadn't planned on staying for the whole weekend, so she didn't bring a project.
- The rest of the weekend was spent knitting, jewelry-making, sewing, talking, and eating...big fun!
The rest of the week was filled with work, the field trip to Amazonia and the orchid show, meetings, programs, and the usual grocery shopping. I'm glad I had the mid-winter getaway...we can't wait until the next one!
Next post...a recipe for the delicious waffles we had last Sunday...luscious lemon waffles. So good.