Sunday, January 22, 2006

Beach, sewing, coffee and friends

This is the view from Kathie's deck in Cannon Beach. It was rainy much of the weekend, but out in the distance you can see the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock. We were cozy inside and set up our projects in the community room.

Gale was working on a heron which was coming together nicely.

This is a very unflattering picture of Terri, but you can see the beautiful piece she was working on.

I put together two small tops. The first one was a crow and books. The second was a teapot and oranges.

We listened to music, talked, soaked in the hot tub and stitched. We ate well--cooking some meals in and eating some out. We took a break and went to the Quilt Shop and downtown and stopped for coffee at a little espresso shop with the most beautiful bathroom we have ever seen!

We played Pictionary after dinner and cracked each other up with our drawings. We saw a quilt exhibit at the History Center and were offered a show there several months from now. Wow. That was pretty exciting and we are going to do it.

Here we are: Terri, Linda, Kathie, Gale, and in front, me and Beth.

I can't say enough good things about being part of a group like this. We support each other, we encourage each other and our once or twice yearly retreats give us all a chance to work together in an environment where we can get input and suggestions from one another. We all come home inspired and recharged.


  1. Looks as if you had a load of fun!

  2. love your pieces...pictorial imagery was my first love but i hated my own pieces and just haven't attempted it seriously in years...felt i needed some in depth workshop instruction...abstraction, now my mind has no problems with abstration :) :/ ;)

    i appreciate this glimpse with your group of buds.

  3. I'm so glad you had fun! I adore the crow and the teapot. What a great style you have! Why didn't you take pictures of the beautiful bathroom?

  4. Anonymous9:44 AM

    I'm loving the crow on the books. Looks like you had a great week-end.

  5. Terri What a great weekend! Thank you for sharing. And its so great you guys were offered a show! When it happens post some details so we know when and where to attend. :D

  6. It looks like you had so much fun, and I LOVE both small quilts, but especially the crow and books.

  7. Anonymous1:15 PM

    I am so envious. I love to sew but live in a neighborhood where it's not considered a good use of one's time (in other words - upscale and snoopy). I've been to Canon Beach many times as a young girl with my parents on vacation. I can't imagine enjoying that part of the county with like-minded friends. Enjoy eachother's company, not everyone is blessed with such friendships!

  8. Anonymous10:06 PM

    What joy. And you are doing a crow, too! Be careful, your crew may be known as the old crow-nies....

    I might be interested in that card template -- I'm trying out some new brochure type ideas.

    I'm glad you had a great time. June

  9. Thank you for sharing with us! It looks like you all had a great time!