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32.9 Driving to and from SkyVue Lodge in Winslow, Arkansas

November 17, 2013

A week ago I was getting home from a relaxing retreat in Arkansas.

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We were there about a week or two after the peak leaf-viewing season or so.

Some retreat experiences out of the norm.

On the way, we went to a quilt shop with consignment – Village Quilting in Bentonville, AR.

village quilting consignment area

The ladies had cards they were sending out to the service men & women. So I signed one.

letters to soldiers

And they had a completed small version of the quilt I was SO SURE I wanted to work on at retreat when it turned out that I didn’t have enough fabric (haven’t posted it yet).

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And those of you who know me know I would love making that quilt, and I will some day.

The quilt shop lead us to a great local Bentonville cafe, The Station. Yum!

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Yummy sandwiches & they serve kolaches (didn’t get one, but kolaches are from my past) & pies. And license plates.

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And then we were in Winslow Arkansas at a wonderful bed & breakfast called the Sky-Vue Lodge. Where they go out of their way to be nice, help with bags, feed us well every day & night, love on us, & let us love on them back!

We have our normal sewing room.

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With lots of natural light, where we have to play with the window shades in the morning.

We had show & tell somewhere in the middle when I was still awake!! And I was very happy!

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And we heard about Moore, OK & El Reno, OK tornadoes a week apart from Kaye (who brought the minibar/shop)

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Saw this quilt being put together all weekend.

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And this one “sew stinkin’ cute!”

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… using a fabric called “cuddle” which is a softer, lighter less textured version of minke fabric. So it was “sew stinkin soft” too.

And there were a few off/road adventures which I readily welcomed as part of my “vacation”.

The arts museum across the street had different items on display.

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Complete with yarn bombed poles & trees!

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And on Saturday, we adventured to the craft show at the fire station. These handbags I loved & thought about getting.

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And this sweet doggie hadn’t really been inside much before.

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I bought three knitted hats from the lady who brought the doggie! (pictures on other device)

And on the way back, we went to an inside sale. Basically an ongoing garage sale inside some lady’s house (never been to one before). At the inside sale, we saw a couple of old ruined quilts, one of which was over quilted on a completed quilt.

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Beyond repair.

She had pretty linoleum flooring though. Quiltworthy flooring.

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Up in the wonderful mountains.

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Another top from someone else’s finish!

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And we all got T-Shirts from the lady who does the massages who has some form of PT training as well. She apparently knows her stuff and so I am glad to help her advertise with the far-out shirts she gave out!

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And here is what I was working on, the King’s Puzzle.

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4 comments

  1. Gorgeous place, and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Love your quilt too!


  2. Terrific post, Darla! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us, and I’m glad you glad had a really good experience.


  3. Looks like a fun weekend!


  4. Sounds like you had a great time. Your King’s puzzle quilt looks fabulous! Great reds!



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