Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Elk Rapids Gwen Marston part 1

Some of you already knew where I was last week. I was at the GWEN MARSTON'S QUIlT RETREAT!!!! Yeahh, what a thrill. I'm dealing with a jetlag right now and my mind is so full with all my experiences. I went with Isabeau, Joes and Bonnie.

It was beautiful up there in Michigan. The trees are turning in so many colors this week. I will share you pictures from the area I took

This is the view from the condo we rented.

and this was outside of the studio

Some pictures on the road to Charlevoix. It was raining that day.

We saw a few lovely old one room schoolhouses just like in the little house on the prairie.

and look at these big pumpkins,beautiful!!

to be continued



Annemiek said...

├ęcht little house on the prairie!! Mooie pompoenfoto ook. Fijn dat je het leuk gehad hebt en sterkte en de jetlag!(want thuis moet je toch weer meteen aan de bak!)

Willeke said...

Mooie foto's!! Vooral die pompoenen, wat een joekels.
Het lijkt me een geweldige ervaring. Fijn dat je weer terug bent.Ik miste de blogupdates wel hoor.
Hartelijke groet, Willeke

Carole said...

Oh, you are so lucky !!! It must have been a marvellous trip, and you got to meet Gwen Marston... in my next life I would like to be you !!;-)
The pictures are gorgeous. I think there is a photo of you photographing the pumpkins on Bonnie's blog !
Good luck with jetlag. It's always more difficult for the trip back (I've heard it from people who have travelled either way !!)

Eva said...

Wonderful pictures! Professional photography. What a treat!

Dena said...

Such a beautiful way to begin and end each day. Love the old school houses.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

This trip was so wonderful! It's great to look at your pictures and relive the moments of "thelma and louise" driving down the road!

My only regret is that we forgot to take a picture of us TOGETHER!!!

Take it easy on the jetlag, I know I will be feeling it in a week when I go to Paris....


Kathie said...

beautiful pictures
Love those pumpkins!
the color is beautiful....can't wait to see more!!!!

Janet said...

What beautiful pictures! Beaver Island looks wonderful. I'm dying to see what you worked on while you were there :0)

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Bedankt voor het plaatsen van de foto's Lucy. Het ziet er mooi uit. Hoop dat je snel over je jet lag heen bent.

Gran said...

I am excited to see your photographs! Your time with good friends and a master teacher is very special. I look forward to reading all about your treat and especially what you created!

crazypatch dreamer said...

What beautiful photos, and I especially love the little school houses. Thank you for sharing your experience! Louise

PatchworkRose said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thankyou for the wonderful photos. Impatiently waiting for the next installment :-))

Clare said...

Stunning photos. Can't wait to read the next installment of your adventures at BIQR.

CarlaHR said...

Lovely photography as always - so glad you had a good time at the retreat - I envy you.
Looking forward to the next

comicbooklady said...

Beautiful photos of the countryside! excellent photography!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Hi Lucy,
My great grandfather Diekevers built many schoolhouses in that part of Michigan about the years on those cupolos--I will ask my mother if she knows if any of these is his.

Northern Deb said...

Lucy, I found your blog as I was wandering around on the internet and SURPISE! You have pictures of my backyard, so to speak! I live right in this area, in Charlevoix. I have never gone to Gwen's retreat but I think I need to go next year. I have taken classes from her and she is SO talented! Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! Come back soon :)

Cristina said...

I love these pictures. My mother grew up in Charlevoix, and I recognize many of these pictures. I spent many summers, and holidays in this area, and I love it there. Your pictures are beautiful, and they really capture this wonderful place. :)