WIPs Be Gone Week 18

Back from retreat - what a grand time we had at the Viña de Lestonnac in Temecula, CA.  It was a beautiful place.  The weather couldn't have been nicer or the facility better.  They had set up cutting tables and ironing stations for us.  Once our work stations were as we wanted, they came and taped down the cables so no one would trip.  There were bathrooms on each end of the hall, and a full kitchen to use.
Where we went! A beautiful retreat center
in the heart of wine country in SoCal.
We even had hot air balloon sitings one morning - getting ready for balloon festival.
Mom working on her disappearing nine-patch - she got the top done!

The quilting room couldn't have been nicer.  It has a quilting libraryin three of the corners!
Of course we had to sample the local wines!

Here we all are at Primitive Gatherings, CA store. We also went
to The Temecula Quilt Co. - two stores with big online presence.
And while there, I got a WIP done - #10 - a lap quilt for our local VA hospital besides the fun make and takes they had for us:

We celebrated Mom's birthday - 89! - at our last meal there. It was her actual birthday.

 So looking forward to our next retreat.

Today's surgery for mom went very smoothly.  She is a trooper.  Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes.  They worked!

So how are you doing on your WIPs? Would love to see - doesn't have to be a finish, but we'll admire those, too.  Linky below - remember it doesn't have to be a new post, just one that shows a WIP.  Ends Monday, midnight.  I'm linking to Sarah's Can I get a Whoop, Whoop?, Amanda's for Finish it Up Fridays, Richard's Link a finish Friday, and Julie for her Pet Project ShowLots of eye candy on the NET.  Have a great weekend!


tubakk said…
I can see you had a great time with much fun.
Looks like a fun retreat and a great place.
I didn't realize you were from So. Cal for some reason - drought country - it looks like you had a great time and glad your mom is alright. the retreat sounds like a great place to get some quilting done and nice to have the time with your mother as well.
Karen H said…
It looks like it was a great facility for a retreat! Lucky girl - you got to go to those great quilt shops!
Shelly said…
I love retreats! Yours looks like it was a lot of fun.
Cathy said…
Looks like you had a wonderful retreat!
That retreat looks like an awesome space! And you got to go to a couple of great shops--jealous!!
Deanna said…
Angie, What a wonderful setting for a quilting retreat!! Glad everyone had a grand time!! And so glad your mother's surgery went well. Talk soon!
Looks like you had a wonderful time with your Mom at the retreat. What fun!!

....and Hot air balloons...:))
judith said…
Oh Angie, What a great place and great friends to share it with. I have spent the last eight summer retreats there. They have a wonderful facility. Glad to hear mom is good.
IEQG is having a show this weekend at the Nellie Weaver Hall in Norco. Friday and Saturday only.
Have a great weekend.
Your retreat looks like such fun!! I love that your mom was there and is a quilter!
desertskyquilts said…
What a nice birthday for your mother. You are so lucky to have her still. I'm envious! It fabulous that you share the quilt interest, too. This looks like a great retreat spot. Congratulations on your finish!
margaret said…
so good to read Mum`s surgery went well, hope she is soon back to her "old self"
The retreat looks like great fun as well as being full of creativity and friendship
Kate said…
Looks like a great retreat and a lot of fun. Hope your mother recoveries soon.
Jean said…
The retreat looks and sounds like it was fun. Nothing better than sewing with friends!