Monday, January 18, 2016


That's how I feel.  Refreshed and recharged.  Going to Bloomington for a mini quilting retreat was just what I needed. 

Mary and I met on Friday afternoon and started sewing right away.  Both of us brought our Featherweight's to work on.  I worked on my NYE mystery and sew did she.  I finished mine (I was farther along with it) and started on a new quilt for home.

We took a break to go to a restaurant that the hotel concierge said we might like.  It was okay, but I think we both would have been happier with a less pricey meal.  Went back to the room and sewed some more.  Before we knew it, it was 12:45 in the morning!  Stopped for the night...

Saturday morning we were up sewing at 6:00.  Breakfast was provided in the hotel and we took advantage of it.  Good hot food and a nice variety.  We ate there and sewed some more until later in the morning.  Then we took a road trip to a couple fabric stores.  It was a nice break, but I think both of us agree we would rather stay in the room and sew next time! 

We had plenty of snacks and goodies so we didn't need to go out for lunch.  By the time late afternoon rolled along, we were ready for another break from sewing.  We found a pizza place that looked interesting, so we went out.  It was located very near the college campus.  It was a great choice.  Food and service were exceptional.

Back in the room we sewed until 9 when we decided a milk shake was in order.  There was a Steak and Shake close by with a drive through window, so we piled into the car and headed out.  I got my old standby, a chocolate malt.  Yum.

Sewed until 10:30, then we were done for the night.  Mary got up Sunday morning at 5 a.m. and started sewing again!  I waited until about 6 to get up and start sewing...  Call me lazy bones, I guess.  Hahaha.  We had the complimentary breakfast again.

Check out time was at 11 and we stayed to the last minute.  Sewed right up until time to pack it up and head home.

We will be doing this again!  Will post pictures soon.