This weekend was our annual Centreville Quilter’s Unlimited guild spring retreat.
We changed locations this time. We’ve been going to a Baptist retreat center out in Winchester, VA for years. This time we were at a Methodist camp in the wilds of Middleburg, VA. Both sites were pretty similar in the degree of “rustic-ness”…shared rooms with wooden slatted bunk beds with crackly plastic covered hard-as-cement mattresses, bathrooms down the hall with toilet stalls and showers, a big room for sewing and meals prepared, served and cleaned up by very nice ladies on the staff there.
There was, however, a reallllly big difference in the retreat at this new venue… STINK BUGS!
They were EVERY-FREAKING-WHERE!!
And although they don’t bite and are not aggressive, they are GROSS and CREEPY and just everywhere!! Some of the other quilters were not surprised as they had the little stinkers showing up around their own homes lately. I guess I am lucky, as we’ve not had but a few ever at my house.
So, although I really enjoy our retreats for the cutting, designing, sewing and quilting,
( I spent many hours tracing, fusing, and cutting out these zillions of flower pieces for this art quilt wall hanging)
of course, but also more for the socializing
and wonderfully delightful story-telling
and tear producing belly laughter
and sharing of expertise,
those darn little stinkers realllllllly creeped me out BIG TIME!! I am sooooo glad to be home and bug –free!!