Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Craft Retreat Weekend ~ Tabernash, CO

Hi everyone!
Melanie and I had the best time on our craft retreat this weekend!
We drove through Rocky Mountain National Park to get to Melanie's cabin in Tabernash, CO.

Her little mountain home is so perfect. We spent lots of time crocheting.

I taught Melanie how to make a double crochet stitch so she could learn the granny square pattern.

I cannot believe how fast she picked it up. She was making them in no time flat!

I completed two strips of my second blanket for Knit-A-Square's July Challenge.
I love how they are turning out and will show you both completed blankets hopefully this week!

The second part of our fun getaway was to attend the 2009 Steamboat Balloon Festival and art fair!

We left the house at 5:30 am on sat. for the 1.5 hour drive to see the balloons lift off the field.

I will show you our wonderful day in Steamboat tomorrow and introduce you to a pug named Earl!


Manon said...

Looks like you two had a terrific time! I love Melanie's A frame house!
I've never been on a ballon ride but it's on my list of things to do!

Mia said...

Glad you had a great weekend with your sister. Can't wait to see the blankets when they're finished!!! The babies will treasure them always =)

Leann said...

what a blast! I love weekends away to work on crafts!

Rosie said...

That cabin is fantastic and those flowers are georgeous! What a great little get away place - that is a gem!
Rosie Marie

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa, boy, are you lucky. First to have a sister that you are so close too, sharing the same interests with...I so envy that.

Secondly of course, a sister that has the perfect mountain cabin...wow, that cabin beautiful!!


Kelly said...

Melanie's cabin looks like a dream! What a fun retreat to have!

Diane said...

What fun, Melissa! I love Melanie's little cabin...what a place to escape to. It's so great to have your sister close to you. Looks like she's just as crafty as you are. I love the crocheted pieces.
xoxo Diane

Unknown said...

What a wonderful post Melissa - you and Melanie look like you are having so much fun. I bet Emmy sure was glad to see you when you got home... Did he sing for you? ; )

Anonymous said...

What an adorable house! :)
Can't wait to see more pictures.

Tara's Art Camp said...

Yes, what a great little retreat. I always wanted a little one room cabin. Have a relaxing time!

Sandra y Coco Pug said...

What a cute place! It reminds me of my little country house in Peru, but with the difference that I have to travel 5 hours by plane and then drive 3 more hours to get there!
I am glad you had fun!

GAIL said...

What a fun weekend and what a great get-away cabin Melanie has. Looks like you two kept very busy.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I spent Saturday and Sunday with my SibeStas but we didn't khrochet ;-)

Tank woo fur sharing your khool weekend!


Unknown said...

Ah, I love Melanie's little cabin! What a wonderful little retreat!
Also, I voted for your fabric, which is fabulous. And we are SO excited for Emmitt's birthday party - the pugs are saying something about if it's half as good as some party a couple of months ago.....
I dunno, but they seem to think Emmitt is quite the party-pug!

Fannie said...

Looks like a fun time!

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa! I love Melanie's cabin. I think Emmitt should have his birthday party there. It looks nice and cozy, and I think we would all fit inside. Think Melanie would be okay with that?

It looks like you guys had a great time crocheting. The only thing that was missing was Emmitt. Did he stay home and help Dad with the train stuff?

Stubby xoxo

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa!

Looks like you two sisters had a wonderful weekend! Look at those gorgeous poppies!

How are you making the crochet stitch that looks like a round bubble? I love that one. You are a crochet queen.

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG a purple and orange blankie! Mom's very favorite color combo!
Both of you twinsies are just so talented! You look like you're having such fun together!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How nice to have a sister whose company you enjoy so much. Everyone should have what you two have.

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa!!! I love that you always take us with you on these trips...great photos!!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Melissa
What a beautiful trip you sharred with us. Oh the Rocky Mountains and Melanies cabin. How cool!
It is adorable. We can see you had a great time.
The sqaures you created look so soft and pretty. They will look pretty in a blanket.
What wonderful talent you both have.
The wild flowers were breath taking, thanks for sharring them.
Can't wait for more pics
we keep voting for your fabric.

marianne said...

So nice you always do these wonderful things together with your sister!