Our Lake Jackson group just returned from a great retreat in Wallis, Texas called Premier Estates. Over the years we've found this place to be our favorite. It's located in a small town and the setting is wonderful. There are two restored manor houses fully equipped to meet every need. We love it there and try to go at least twice each year.
Lynnis organized a wonderful project for the group to work on and most of us came home with a lovely brooch. I did mine in vintage pearls along with various other beads and crystals. You can see the tiny Swarovski butterfly in this picture.
I've used one of my crazy quilt blocks as the background for this photo. I will take pictures and show some of my progress soon.
CQMagOnline went live today so set aside some time to look through this issue. We've dedicated this first issue of 2009 in memory of Nora Creeach, our former editor. The magazine was important to her and she devoted much of her time to insure it's success. We are indeed grateful.