Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Santa Fe Retreat

Now that I can think a bit straighter, here are some pics of the retreat in Santa Fe. I was able to meet up with Kate, one of my online quilting friends who lives in Wyoming. I had not been very vocal about what we were planning because I just couldn't bear having to cancel another retreat. But, Dad stayed healthy enough for both of us to get out of town for the weekend.
Seems Judy and I both came home with some serious upper respiratory and digestive problems. We broke down and went to the doc this afternoon and got the requisite antibiotics and nasal sprays. Can't wait to start feeling better.

We had the privilege to stay at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center in Santa Fe. The picture on this page is the front of the church. Apparently, it's not used anymore. We got a personal tour of the chapel after I asked what that big lump of adobe was for. We never did figure it out. We found a door that we thought would lead us into the mound, but it didn't. Strange...

The other picture shows Judy, Kate and me holding our Friendship Braid tablerunners. It was one of the projects we made using Debbie Caffrey's methods. She was our gracious host and I hope she knows how appreciative we are that she went ahead with the retreat in light of her own tragedy. She lost her husband suddenly just a few months ago.

We also worked on a mystery quilt. I did finish the top but have not taken a picture of it. I'm not happy with the colors. It will probably become a comfort quilt. I'm sure once it's quilted it will be just fine. Judy's and Kate's are well on their way to completion.

All in all, we had a very nice time. I wish I had felt better during the stay, but just getting away was good. Like they say, "A bad day quilting beats a good day working!"

I'm getting awfully tired so I'd better close for the night.


ak in australia said...

The table runners are wonderful.
You can be very proud. Kathy from the Blig Blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Veronica,
I think your colors are wonderful. Are they from Minick & Simpson?? Aren't retreats wonderful.....hope yours was restful.

Shasta said...

I hope you feel better soon. How awful to get sick at a retreat. I think the table runners look great.

Gina said...

I hope you feel beeter soon.
I'm glad you finally got to go to a retreat again. I love your table runners.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

swooze said...

I am glad you were able to get away. I know how it is to have someone with fragile health that changes your plans quickly.

Yvonne said...

Glad you were able to get away and looks like the three of you had a great time. Hope you get well soon. Y