Thursday, August 1, 2013

I'm Back!

Vacation was a wonderful time.  After spending time in Sacramento we headed to Bakersfield to the wedding  of a very good friends son.  What an exquisite day it was.  From there we headed back to the Bay Area and was busy teaching a class at "In Between Stitches" Quilt store in Livermore, CA and taking care of last minute preparations for my annual quilt retreat in San Juan Bautista.  This year, inspired by Yvonne Porcella's self portrait quilts, a good portion of the group created their own self portraits.  They turned out fabulous!!!!  They will take them home to finish with borders and quilting but look and see if you don't agree they are all special, whimsical and so much fun to create.

I truly love these women and the friendship I share with them.  I am blessed.

May each day be filled with moments of joy, laughter and love,



  1. It was, as usual, a fabulous retreat. I know I am not alone in saying that I can't wait for next year's to come!

  2. This was my first retreat, and I have already told my boss that I am going next year. It was a fabulous time. Can't wait.

  3. Thank you Jennifer and Arlene. It is so much fun to do and wonderful to be with all of you. You are such special friends.

  4. Loved, loved the time with our master quilting guru and all the lovely ladies! Thanks Dee for a great retreat and can't wait for the next one! My family loved the self portraits and even though it took a little prodding, so glad to have been a part of the excercise and the the finished wall hanging is going up in the sewing room as a reminder of the wonderful weekend and friendships in quilting :-)

  5. Robin I am so glad you decided to do the portrait. Yours is fabulous. I am honored to call you friend.