Irish Lake Quilter

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sunrise at the Lake

The sun rose gently this morning over the foggy lake. The sound of the cardinals and robins woke me early so that I could see the sunrise and enjoy the serenity. At this time of year, the lake is so peaceful and quiet. The majority of the summer people come after Memorial Day and often only spend weekends here. It gets hectic then, making me appreciate this solitude today even more.

Several days ago, Carolyn tagged me with the Blogger Thinking Award and I am to pass it on to 5 others. I am not too familiar with a lot of bloggers, but Alycia of CO is certainly one to whom I would pass the torch. Alycia has made QOV for soldiers for some time. Not unusual that a quilter would do that. However, she is doing it with 2nd and 5th graders! Being a former 5th grade teacher, she caught my attention with this project. I love the idea of her teaching children that volunteering is a great thing to do as well the teaching of an art, quilting. My next one would be Nancy. Nancy makes quilts for children, families who are in crisis or for those whose life is turned upside down. She is selfless in her efforts, making beautiful works of art for those who need a big hug. I know this isn't 5 but you get the idea of my choices.....people doing for others, paying it forward.

Tonight we'll go home for a couple of days to check the mail, cut the grass and do the homeowner routine. Thursday starts a quilt retreat that I've signed up to do and things have to be readied for that. It is held only a few minutes from here and is a group of mostly Indiana quilters. There are no assignments; just bring what you want to accomplish over a 3+ day retreat and plan to laugh a lot. I am so looking forward to being with quilty women and getting a few things done. I'm planning to take a bit of applique, a lot of piecing and some Redwork. Who knows? I just might get it all done!

6 comments:

Connie said...

I read with interest about your retreat with some Indiana quilters...immediately my antennae went up as I live in Indiana. Not that it's any of my business but I was wondering what part of the state...N S E or W. I live in the SW corner. It's always fun to discover other Indiana quilters.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy your retreat, I, too, am going on a 3 day quilting retreat leaving on Thurs. and I simply cannot wait!

Libby said...

Enjoy the serenity of your lake home - what a joy to wake to a glorious bit of nature and solitude. Hey - that quilter's retreat doesn't sound like too bad of a deal either *s*

teodo said...

Enjoy your quilter's retreat.
ciao ciao

swooze said...

It sounds so peaceful. I grew up in a family that had lakehouses. It was so much fun. So many memories of the family gatherings, swimming, boating, fishing, food and just plain fun!

Rhonda said...

Retreats can be so much fun...the fellowship with quilters, the learning experiences...ooohhhhh, I wish I were going on retreat!