I just got back from the weekend Retreat at Bakers Narrows Lodge and had a great time. My favorite part was meeting quilters that I had never meet before. Lots of laughs, good food, great conversations...and a little bit of quilting! You can check out our guild's blog post on the retreat here. Sandra took some great pictures.
We all set up our machines in the lodge's log cabin Great Hall and had our meals here too. It was so nice to not have to cook or do dishes!
The inside had nice high ceiling and a large stone fireplace. The lighting was not the best so next time we will all bring our own little desk lamps.
I was able to finish piecing one of my projects. I had to use my 'design wall' to layout my blocks as space was at a premium. It is just an inexpensive vinyl tablecloth with a flannel-like backing and the fabric blocks stick to the backing very well. This picture was taken before I sewed all the blocks together...I didn't get a picture of it sewn together but it is done.. honest :)
I also started my second project this morning but didn't have enough time to get all the block together.
Here is the little cabin I slept in.
And here is the view from the Hall looking out onto Lake Athapapuskow. You can see just a little ice left in this area of the lake.
Before I left on Friday I was able to get a few good shots of the loons in our bay on Schist Lake. They finally started to cooperate and let me take their picture.
I also took two videos with my camera so the quality and sound are not the best as it was windy out.
There were three loons...and this time of year three is a crowd!
I loaded my videos onto YouTube to improve the quality, much better now.