Saturday, September 19, 2009

Feeling Spoiled

I'm feeling very spoiled. Very, very spoiled.
Every year in the fall I go on a girl-get away with 3 of my very best friends. It's a week of heaven.
This year we are staying in Park City, Utah.

We woke up this morning to this. The sky was full of hot air balloons.
Park City is a mountain resort town, most famous for it's ski resorts. The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in this area.

Park City is also known for the Sundance Film Festival, hosted by Robert Redford. Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States, and every January this small town is completely transformed with crowds of film goers and many celebrities.

While we are here, we are enjoying the luxury of spending as much time as we want at our sewing machines. No phones or any obligations.
We talk, watch movies, and the ladies fix wonderful meals. Add in quilting and it just doesn't get much better!
Beth brought a lot of unfinished projects. Today she completed "Ramblin Rose", a block of the month design by Marti Michell.




Judi finished the binding on a baby quilt for a friend.


The fall colors on the mountainside are spectacular.
We take long walks in the afternoon, and enjoy all the beauties of nature.

The clouds rolled in this evening as the sun was going down. Thunder and lightning filled the sky, and we are now hearing the pitter patter of gentle rain.
Time to call it a night.

18 comments:

Trisha said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Glad you got to go!

Lurline said...

Oh, how beautiful that all looks and sounds!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Janet said...

It sounds perfect. Thanks for the show and tell. I will dream of seeing that Autumn scene one day.

Material Mary said...

What fun for you to get away with girlfriends and sew...my two favorite things...
Mary

Quilt Hollow said...

It all is so wonderful! Life is good to you for sure!

Jackie said...

I just love hot air balloons in the sky, quietly beautiful! But what really caught my eye here was the ramblin rose BOM. I taught that at our local quilt shop and am still in the process of quilting my own for our bed. I posted about it here...

http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2008/11/quilt-tops-finished-at-our-annual-quilt.html

Carol said...

Sounds like heaven! Oh I love Ramblin' Rose! Look at those leaves...just gorgeous!

W. Latane Barton said...

That looks like the best kind of vacation. The leaves have not turned here yet so I really enjoyed seeing those. Have fun.

Carin said...

Nedra you are only like an hour away from me! I love Park City especially in the Spring and Fall! I hope you enjoy yourself.

Micki said...

That does sound like a dream getaway with good friends. Thanks for showing all the quilts and the lovely pics.
Micki

Sharleen said...

What could be better? Friends and quilts make a great combination. Enjoy!

Jana said...

How fun! Hope you get lots of quilty things made while you have LOTS of giggling and girl talk!

Mel said...

OH, thanks for reminding me that I need to take a long slow drive in that area! The pass between Deer Valley and Heber is gorgeous too!

Nikki said...

So jealous! I have always said, if I could pick one place in the US to live, it would be Park City. It is my most favorite place I have ever been. There is just something so special about it...you can almost feel it in the air!

Lori Holt said...

Wow Nedra... you really had alot going on after we met up! What fun...good for you.
x
lori

Dawn said...

I love fall! What a perfect way to celebrate it! Thanks for sharing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh this post is like a breath of fresh air. What a great idea. This is something I'm looking forward to doing with our little group next spring. But I need to do it more often!

Sherri said...

Oh, I know you're having a wonderful time!!! I would love the sight of those balloons!