This first two photos are of the studio area in the Crazy Quilt Shop, happily run by owner and "hostess with the mostest" Nancy Bronk. She is one of the most welcoming shop owners I've come across.
I had planned to present these photos in order but was not prepared for the new upgrade to Blogger - so they are scrambled now. This was the second time I uploaded the photos since I gather one now has to "add selected" all at once - requiring the need to upload in order and also to add them in order. Oh well. we'll get by and you will get the idea!
Good friend Janet ran across this lovely little spot earlier this past summer when she was on a trip with her DH. Thought she - ...'wouldn't this make a great place for a retreat...' Several of us took her up on the idea and we planned our little jaunt for the first week in October. There were to be 5 of us originally but one had unexpected surgery and another caught the flu as we were preparing to leave. The minimum in the cottage was four and thankfully one of our number agreed to allow her share to remain "in the kitty" making our trip possible really. There is a lovely little 85 year old cottage just steps from the shop that is rented for retreats. It was run as a Bed and Breakfast so it is perfectly set up with period furnishings and comfy beds and baths - and a fully equipped, beautiful kitchen. Nancy provides retreaters with a key to her proverbial kingdom - leaving the studio area open for all hour creating. The three of us, being of an age, were content to leave by 5 or 5:30, have an early dinner and then sat and gabbed while watching a large flat panel TV (better than the TV I have at home!).
Roslyn is the place the "Northern Exposure" was filmed. The 'Cicely Alaska' of Washington State. There are still many vestiges of Northern Exposure in the town. The "radio station" still is there and in full view. I will be posting all of the Town history photos in my next post. Ahhhhh! a lovely get-a-way. Thanks Janet for making it all happen. We are all looking forward to making this a yearly thing! Yeah!
|Another view of the huge, well stocked studio area!|
|A beautiful line of trees that at the lunch rest stop Janet knew about from her earlier trip.|
|Heading up the highway on the first leg of the trip. Look at those glorious clouds!|
|This is the fabulous sign at the door to the Crazy Quilt Shop.|
|Shop owner Nancy Bronk .. not the best of photos -- but she is a delight!|
|This is the top where the huge studio is. My work area was behind the OPEN sign!|
|The view from my work area over the 'open' sign!|
|Linda and Janet in front of the wonderful retreat cottage.|
|Part of the main street ... isn't it beautiful and authentic!|
|Another view of the foggy route up to Roslyn.|