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Follow-Up from Wordless Wednesday

I'm sure most of you saw the picture yesterday and thought I had gone off the deep end...well not so fast...maybe I did but that picture didn't do it.  Last week on Wednesday I was hanging with some peeps in Chippewa Falls, WI at the Leinenkugels Brewery.  Lets back up...On Monday I flew from Virginia to Minnesota then drove
to August Wisconsin to spend a couple of days at the Bridge Creek Cottage with a great group of ladies
here are a few of them...some left before we could snap them in the picture...Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs host a group of quilt shop owners to have fun with her patterns and share a wealth of information, well maybe have fun with her patterns and share lots of laughs, but either way we had a great time.

Starting with Monday night we were presented with the stinkin' cutest table for dinner...
each place setting had a little treat with our names...are these not the cutest little name holders.  Each night the tables were as cute as the previous night with lots of fun and imagination...did you know you can use Gatorade and Powerade in clear containers to float candles in and it makes a fun table scape...between Terry and Roseann of Rosebuds Cottage they made sure we had a feast for our eyes and Jason a feast for our tummies...

here's Jason & Terry on our last day in August...this guy kept 18 ladies very happy for dinners and brunch.

Now to the Leinenkugel's part of the post...that will have to wait until tomorrow...I want y'all to savor this post before I share the rest of my adventure...Part 2 comes tomorrow....
until then....
keep the a/c blasting
keep on quilting...
Kelly Ann


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