My aunt Irene and I shared a room. The building our rooms were in has a huge room with a big wood-burning stove in it and that's where all sewing was done. The stove was most definitely NOT needed, though I'm sure that in cooler months, it might be appreciated greatly. It was quite warm, I lie, it was hot. Far hotter than last year. There is no air conditioning there. It cools off wonderfully at night so of course, windows were opened up as soon as the outside air was cooler than indoors or if there was a breeze. They were left open all night too until it started warming in the mornings, which was fairy early. During the day, we had numerous fans going and that helped some. One of the hottest days was registering around 84 inside. The bunk rooms were more shaded so stayed quite comfortable even during the day.
|Sleeping quarters ... only the sheet was necessary!|
|Each room has a window. The windows look out to the parking area.|
|A spinach salad that had bacon-wrapped prawns, oh yeah, yum!|
My aunt Irene started this quilt last year. In all the years (decades) she's been quilting, she had never done triangles before, and she struggled with it a bit and after q.c. last year, she set it aside, but this year, she plugged on and finished it, and was pleased with it. She's not a perfectionist, and will often be heard remarking about imperfections something to the effect of "If it can't be seen from atop a galloping horse, it's good enough.". She has every right to be proud of her accomplishment with first-ever triangles!
This is the other top that she finished at camp this year. Quite lovely! The following few pictures are those of some of the other ladies' projects. It was quite a treat to see each lady working diligently on her project and then seeing the results on the show and share evening.
|I believe she said this was her first quilt and it might have been started at last year's camp - but I could be wrong. It's very nice!|
|This is for this lady's son. I think she said it was for his high school graduation, but that was two or more years ago.|
|I like the scrappy simplicity of this one especially.|
|Some of the first Sister's Choice blocks completed in 2013.|
Oh, and as it was SO unbearably hot this year, both my aunt and I opted to forego the show in Sisters, and stayed back at camp contentedly sewing, and trying to keep cool! There's always next year, right?