Monday, May 2, 2011

Quilting and Hiking...Great Weekend

I left Thursday and met my buddies at Black Mt for a mini-retreat, its normally three nights but I had a company trip to attend at Lake Lure so was only able to stay one night. But I got a lot done in 24 hours....this baby quilt for a nurse friend of Mary's, my $5 quilt block for the month and put the string blocks together for a Nuero Science ICU donation quilt. But above all else, got to laugh and visit with a bunch of cool quilters. Salem Stitcher, Mrs Goodneedle, AG and I also squeezed in a hike to the top of the overlook. It was a beautiful day for a hike on Friday.

Go Postal had a baked potato with the quilters Friday night, then we headed down to The Lodge on Lake Lure. CMS had rented the entire 17 rooms for an agency trip and it was great. Saturday we set out to Chimney we are from the top. And if you are wondering...yes we hiked because the elevator is down for rennovations. About half the group made it to the top and again we had a great day for a hike and got to spend some time with each other outside of our normal work setting.

There were also two canoes at the lodge so we set out for a quick tour of the lake. Needless to say I was a whipped puppy by late afternoon, but remembered the claw foot tub and lavendar bath salts in the room......Look at the view of the lake from the tub, couldn't be a better way to cap off the afternoon and recharge for dinner.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

We missed you when you left the retreat, but didn't feel one bit sorry for you... you did it up right, so happy that you had such a wonderful weekend and were able to squeeze in a little bit of sewing with the gals on the mountain.

Salem Stitcher said...

I'm so glad you came up with us Thursday. We did miss you when you left. And GP was a brave soul to be the lone male amongst 23 females - most being mother hens!