Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rae Ann's Cabin

I have the privilege this week of spending time at a quilt retreat in Star Valley, Wyoming.

My friend Rae Ann (Cutie Pinwheel) owns a beautiful cabin nestled on a majestic mountainside.
This is my kind of place. In fact, I may never go home. (Just kidding, but not really!)

This is one of the quietest places on Earth. Deer in the meadow, and wildlife all around. I am in heaven.
Four of us have brought our machines, and have been working away on projects.

Rae Ann just sent her son off on a 2-year mission for our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Yesterday she got her first letter from her boy, and spent the day shedding tears of emotion. She is so proud of him for the decisions he has made, and yet she also really misses him.

Susanne has been a friend of Rae Ann's for years. It's been so fun getting to know her a little better.

Judi (Live Well With Judi) has treated us to fabulous, and very nutritious food. I love everything she makes.

I always say Judi makes "pretty food".

Rae Ann's cabin is decorated so beautifully. We have felt so comfortable here.

Her cabin has even been featured in magazines.

Rae Ann was the first to finish a project: a Schnibbles quilt.

We have had sunny weather and the snow is starting to melt with the coming of Spring. The eaves of the home have had big layers of snow dropping to the ground.

The cabin doesn't have Internet access, so we have been hanging at at a local cafe in the mornings to get some work done on our laptops.
You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take away her toys.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have to laugh at you all visiting the coffee shop to keep up with computers - my husband and I are just as bad when we travel in the motorhome. Sometimes we have wireless campgrounds and sometimes we don't and sometimes it is so poor it is like none at all - we are planning on finding some kind of modem to bring with us! The cabin is so pretty I think I know the general area you are talking of - looks like you all had fun!

Kim Walus said...

What fun you are having. I loved seeing Rae Ann's cabin. I've seen pictures before but not wide shots where you get a good view of everything. Say hi to everyone!

Jana said...

Looks like a fun time! And how fun to take your own special cook! :) I'm surprised to see so much snow still over there!

When we go to our cabin, we have to make sure we take the Honey's laptop since he has a wireless card. Can't do without a computer these days it seems!

Unknown said...

That place looks like pure heaven!! What a wonderful place to do a small and intimate retreat with friends. I can understand why you would not want to leave. Her cabin looks just beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your projects too. RaeAnn's top is gorgeous!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, you have been living the good life, cabin retreats, friends get together. Love the posting of all the fun. Are you still at the cabin?

Unknown said...

Wow, what a great looking cabin. I know you had a wonderful time quilting and visiting with your friends.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ohhh! Rae Ann's cabin looks like Heaven on earth! You have been having a ton of fun with all your friends!! How wonderful!!

Material Mary said...

Wow--what fun. Hope you got a lot done!!

Janet said...

What a wonderful place to have a retreat. I loved the photos of the snow and was wondering how come the weight doesn't collapse the roof.

Mel said...

Oh, you guys have the BEST of both worlds with St. George and Star Valley!!

We love that area too, and go to the Teton's every year!

Looks like a blast!

Freda's Hive said...

What a fun trip. Her cabin is lovely. Good company, sewing, a get-away. What could be better. Miss you, wish I was there.

Micki said...

That looks like an idyllic place to create! You are so lucky! I am so happy that you are having such a wonderful time!

Jodi Nelson said...

LOVE the last part of your post. ;o)
LOL. And here I am today, feeling like summer is around the corner and I see all that snow! It's beautiful though!