Monday, April 17, 2017

Friendship and quilts

Our retreat....friendship and quilts
Cheraw, South Carolina.
Cabins in the state park there.
Evidently Sherman found this town so charming, that he decided not to burn it.
We agreed
The River's Edge Restaurant....Mennonites, quilts for sale and awesome desserts.
I bought a quilt, looks like it is from 1900 to 1920..stellar condition..
. I could not leave it behind.
What is the pattern?
My friends got quilt fever, as
 Look...a quilty visitor. to our cabins on Saturday.
.Joye with an "e" a local. She came to visit, bringing
show and tell...including the cool scissor holder around her neck and
the cool hexie notebook cover

Presents, Joye brought me a much needed adorable pin cushion.
Thank you for all...Joye..I am thrilled to meet  you.

The most important part of the trip was healing.
We are all part of a widow's group here, in Charlotte.  We have known each other for a year.
It was a death anniversary this Easter weekend for some of us.
I lost my love two years ago..
We wanted to celebrate our lives together with the happy,
not the sorrow.
Cabins rented for the weekend, Wonderful times had by all..
(Of course, someone we know...cut her finger with a knife and spent 4  hours at the ER)
Cough...wonder who that was???
Still had a great time..
The next day, a picnic by the Pee Dee river and homemade ice cream.

Outside in the beautiful, soft starry night,
We lit candles.
With hands held, we celebrated the joy and gratitude in life.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That quilt block has several names and Old Maid's Puzzle was the first name I heard for it. The quilt has a nice selection of fabrics in it.

smazoochie said...

Ah, not a quilting retreat, but you managed to get some work in some quilting.
What a wonderful support system you all have -- really so very wonderful.

ES said...

Has it been two years? Time moves so fast. It seems a nice idea to get away with your friends:)

Mystic Quilter said...

I can't quite believe that two years have gone by already - but I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time with a wonderful group of people. Now, the trip to the ER - stitches??