Dear Jane Retreat Shipshewana – A Trip To Lolly’s


Good morning quilters! It's after 10 am and I'm still in my jammies. Note to self: eating dinner at 8PM followed by Old Fashioned Crème pie at 10PM will produce heartburn until 3 am.
Janes have been arriving almost hourly and are greeted by hugs from old friends and welcomes are extended to the Virgin Shipsheites who we know will never be the same again.

It's hard to tell from these pictures that any sewing is going on but I'll blame that on the fact it was about dinner time and they were all out getting something to eat.

That's Grand Rapids friend, Nancee Marchinowski in the red sweatshirt. I just love her new hairstyle!

The little cards you see on the tables are from Lolly's. They have a token on them for a free pretzel at JoJo's. I eat one for lunch every day because they're so good. I alternate between cinnamon sugar and parmesan cheese.

Food in the sewing room is only a few steps away. It wouldn't be a retreat without Cheryl's snack mix. I believe it's become a tradition! Thank you Cheryl.

This is one of those cool baskets I have hanging outside the door at the cottage (it's probably covered with snow right now). I think I might just need one of those in Grand Rapids. I can see it on the wall in our bedroom filled with flowers.

Before we head over to Lolly's, here's a quick peek inside Lolly's Home. It's the store across the hall where the finished quilts and other special things are sold.

Look at all the cute calendars, boxes and mugs from Lang.

The wall of quilts!

Now on to Lolly's -

Christmas is how many days away?

Some of Brenda's Dear Jane fabric collection with a quilt from Laundry Basket Quilts hanging above.

Hip to Be Square Pattern and Kit

Gallery of Stars pattern & kit.

Books - books - books...........

Never thought I'd want to make a canning jar quilt but this tempts even me.

A little Holly Jolly Christmas.

A tub full of fun! I want a washer like that one!

Just a few of the 1930s prints.

Are you starting to understand why we think we've died and gone to quilter's heaven when we walk in the door?

This is Aunt Millie's Quilt.

Remember I'm still in my jammies so don't start calling the shop and ordering all these things before I get dressed and back over there!

I'm off to look for wooden wheels for a goat wagon and Pandora beads for Brenda. Lots more from Lolly's and Shipshewana to come.

P.S. I was asked more than once yesterday why I'm not using my given name to sign the posts. How many of you knew my given name is Gay and not Gayle? Another quandary - who should I be?

Sign Up For Free Patterns

Post Author

This post was written by who has written 534 posts on Sentimental Stitches.

5 Responses to “Dear Jane Retreat Shipshewana – A Trip To Lolly’s”

    Error thrown

    Call to undefined function ereg()