Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Final Retreat Day

Wednesday morning we awoke to this, it finished up at about 6" of the white fluffy stuff! At 7a.m it was 23 degrees and at 9a.m still 23 degrees!

We had about a 30 minute power outage during which time we figured out how to get the garage door open without power so we could join the Montrose Huggy Bunch quilters for their weekly sew-in! And fortunately we had already made our morning coffee before we lost the power!

My two companions were, I suspect, a trifle nervous about getting down the mountain in the snow but I have a great 4WD vehicle, the snow was dry and I am a very cautious driver so it was no problem at all.
Here are some of the quilters gathering to sew. The friendly folk at Crossroads Victory Church generously allow us the use of their multi-purpose area including the kitchen, for the weekly quilting group.

Once a month it's "pot luck" for lunch and BJ had made a large casserole of rich and yummy macaroni and cheese-from scratch- as our contribution.
We left Huggy Bunch around 3-ish to pay a visit to LadyBugz quilt shop run by the delightful Lori and Kristi. This lovely store, set in a quaint cottage, holds way more than you would at first believe, and it is well organized and bright so you can really enjoy browsing the merchandize.

It's a busy place, there is much to see and weekly more fabrics arrive. Class offerings are varied and interesting, there was a bargello class in progress while we were there. They have a great collection of CW and 30's repros and something for about every quilter's taste, batiks, florals, kid's designs and patterns and tools and other notions. Definitely worth a visit as we can all testify, none of us left empty handed!

For our final evening in CO. we sashayed back into Ouray [pronounced you-ray] to O'Brien's Pub. They have wonderful fish and chips- I love the option of the sweet potato chips- and Lauren is really crazy about their Irish egg rolls made with corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.
We all ordered the jalapena cheese soup, which you must try if you go there, and if you go to Ouray you simply must eat at O'Brien's!
A glass of Guinness will wash it down nicely.
We arrived back in Phx. safely Thursday evening, tired but well satisfied with our adventure.


Dena said...

Sounds as though you had a wonderful time. I just love sharing the day with a group of fellow quilters. Love your photographs of the snow. I enjoy watching freshly fallen snow but am hesitant in going out in it since I fell and broke my ankle in it a couple of years ago. Ouch!

Coloradolady said...

Sounds like a delightful time...snow and all!! I bet it was beautiful! Wish I could have been there!!

Miri said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! and some nice quilts came out of your fun time too!