After way too much of 'the husband's' 2022 year long health drama, a lull allowed me to attend our annual PTA (Professional Textile Artists) retreat, ongoing since 2009.
Bliss.....laughter galore, great food, ample bubbly, and a sewing marathon made it perfect.
Barbara worked on several projects.....here's one
And here's another......
Cathy was working on this happy and oh so colorful 9 patch piece. I should have gotten close-ups of her hand stitched accents.....just right additions!
Our meals were perfection again this year....we finally got smart and used paper products to reduce our kitchen chores.....okay it's not environmentally friendly, we get that!! This is Shrimp Gumbo, and homemade brioche buns with what else?!? Yes, bubbly.....
After several different approaches to meals over the years....finally the last two years Leigh Anne and Barbara pre-made most of our delicious meals. Leigh Anne is an excellent and enthusiastic chef....she and her husband are embarking on their own food truck which will be stationed across from the Virginia Quilt Museum. Don't miss it if you are ever in that area!! (We may use paper plates but we do recycle....photo taken lunch time day 2.)
Marene's project had us all drooling......aren't you??