Well, I guess the best and truest testimonial to what a great time we had is the familiar refrain following each of our retreats–no matter what day we start, we always wish we had more time. When you return from a quilt retreat, you will have gained five pounds, have side aches from laughing, and lost sleep. Oh my, you say, why would anyone do that? Because it was a barrel of fun and doesn’t happen nearly enough. How heavenly to start a project and be able to sew uninterrupted! We accomplished SO much! Oh yes, there were meals–yummy stew and scrumptious lasagne to name a few, and the occasional to-die-for homemade desserts like brownies and caramel apple cookies. Coffee plain or in flavors like Butter Toffee and Jamaica Me Crazy were our pick-me-ups, and often evenings turned to wine, champagne, or whipped cream vodka with OJ (a Dreamsicle.) We exchanged ideas, watched “The Help” while we sewed, shared projects, relaxed and enjoyed those gorgeous Texas Hill Country sunsets on the porch and experienced the new Texas Quilt Museum. AND a few practical jokes were pulled. Did you know you can buy just about any size alligator head at a truck stop?! Drop that sucker into a very low-flow toilet and you’ve got yourself “an alligator who swam up through the sewer and got stuck in the commode I guess!!!” 🙂 🙂 SEW looking forward to next time!!