May 6, 2012

Fun in Fairview!

Last month was the annual Pie Plate Pattern's Spring Retreat. It was fun having Emily and Terry there staying in the trailer with me. It was quite comical the first night when we couldn't get the heater to work, no fears though, we ended up sneaking in to the facility about 12:30 am. We had the giggles so bad we thought we were going to wake everyone else up. We felt like three 13 year olds at girl's camp. We got things figured out and stayed toasty warm the next 2 nights. The first afternoon of the retreat I taught the 10 Minute Block class. I provided bottled water and cookies for a treat. These cookies are called Lemon Drop cookies and they come together real fast. The recipe is as simple as this: 1 lemon cake mix, 1 8 oz. Cool Whip and 1 egg. Mix all three ingredients together and roll in powdered sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes @ 350. Give them a try, they're so easy to make. Enjoy.This is Lorraine(in background)working on her quilt and Sharon at her machine. These 2 have been followers of mine for a long time. We have become to be great friends. Sewing does that you know! They both live in the Fairview area.
All the class attendees and their quilt tops. Good job ladies.
We thought there would be room in the trailer to sew but we were a little tight so we moved things downstairs and enjoyed our sewing time there the rest of the weekend. Both Terry and Em are getting ready for market, times running out ladies!
Thursday afternoon I taught a bag class, a bag I designed about three years ago called Mysterious Mildred. Look there's Lorraine and Sharon again. And there's Joann(in pink), she is also a great follower. I was happy to see Emily and her mom, Annette in my class. They are good customers of the Corn Wagon. I think they had some fun, I wouldn't be surprised they come to the whole event next year.
Friday morning we had some downtime so we headed to Ephraim to visit the quaint little quilt shop they have there. It's called the Fabric Shack. Fran is the owner and her little helper is her neighbor girl.
We didn't come out empty handed, we all found something we needed, well I shouldn't say needed. It's something we wanted!
That afternoon Emily did the trunk show. It was, as always terrific. She had something fun and new to show us. She was so excited to show us her new and upcoming book titled Geared for Guys. It hadn't even gone to the printer yet, this is just her rough graph copy of it. But guess what, it's out now. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to get one, right of the press. It's fab!
So after Em was done we went to lunch at Mexicanos in Mt. Pleasant and visited a couple of fun antique and gift shops. The Corner Store has lots to offer. Everything from vintage goods, jewelry, purses, home dec and kids toys.
And this is the Depot in Mt. Pleasant. A very fun antiques shop in the old train depot.
So, yes it was a fun weekend. Saturday came to quick to say our goodbyes. It's already on the calendar for next year. Just one more thing, and a funny one at that. Look what I won as a door prize. A bundle of 10" squares of Hall of Fame, donated by the one and only Em! And another funny thing, she won the little sewing gadget bag I made and donated. This was meant to be, I think.


Jan Marie said...

Looks like you had fun. Can't wait to see you at the quilt walk this year.

Yvonne said...

What a fun blog to read again Shannon! Quilting with fun people and shopping in those cute shops, what more can a girl want.....
I ordered Emily's book, can't wait for it to be printed and send over to Holland.....!

Rennie said...

What a really fun time you had at yours last weekend. Sewing together give us nice friends.

carina said...

Nice weekend and a lot off fun! Greating carina

Kirasma said...

What fun we had!! Were are you headed next, we will be there, always a fun time. Thanks