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Thread: Beautiful Weekend in Estes Park

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    My DH took me out for the weekend to Estes Park. We had a lovely time and thought you all would like to see some of the pictures. We stopped at the Stanley Hotel, where scenes from Stephen King's "The Shining" were filmed. It was sunny and cool yesterday, but this morning woke up to absolute COLD this morning with snow.

    Only a portion of the hotel -- it is huge
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    I had fun with the different settings on the ACDC program
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    The quilt on our bed in the resort where we stayed.
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    thanks for the pix Ducky...looks wonderful. Glad you had fun together for a little birthday party!!

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    The hotel looks HUGE ! Love the quilt on the bed... only a true quilter would think to take a pic of the bedding :wink:

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    Great pictures!! Did you hear/see anything strange while at the hotel??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    That Hotel still looks spooky to me!!

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    WOW!!! Did you get to walk through the hotel? Was it creepy?? Were they having an outdoor function there as cold as it was?
    I just love that quilt...bet it made the room feel more cozy :D:D:D
    That snow picture is beautiful!!!

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    I love Estes Park. It is so beautiful. I miss not being able to take a day drive through there!!!
    Thanks for the Pics!!

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    Thanks for sharing. What a pretty quilt.

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    Love the pictures, they are great

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    Wow Ducky - even LOOKING at the photo of the hotel gave me the chills! Was it spooky? That quilt is awesome BTW. :-D

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    Estes Park is a beautiful place to be! Our first trip there with the family we stayed at a KOA teepee. So beautiful in those Rocky Mountains!! What a fabulous hotel too.

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    Beautiful!
    Love the snow!!
    I want some!

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    Jim's Gem, I agree with you. I really miss not being able to take a drive through the park or the town and oh how my family misses The Rocky Mtn. Chocolate Factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Interesting quilt- was it a mass produced one?

    Loretta, DH asked what I was doing when I started lifting all the corners looking for a tag. Yes, it was mass produced. I took pictures of it so I could do something along those same lines on my own. It had corduroy, which I really loved. I've never incorporated corduroy in any of my quilts........yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Interesting quilt- was it a mass produced one?

    Loretta, DH asked what I was doing when I started lifting all the corners looking for a tag. Yes, it was mass produced. I took pictures of it so I could do something along those same lines on my own. It had corduroy, which I really loved. I've never incorporated corduroy in any of my quilts........yet.
    My LQS has a line of really pretty fine courduroy fabrics that seem perfect for totes and little stuffed animals. Sort of reds, blacks, browns, mostly dots and swirls.

    Do any of you ever think those "mass produced" quilts are really sweat shop? They mostly look hand sewed...can't help but wonder who slaved over them sometimes.

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    Esq, I wondered the same thing as I was studying the patterns. Hard to fathom about the sweat shops.

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    I can't wait to see your version of this quilt Ducky!!!
    Did you get to walk around inside the Stanley Hotel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I can't wait to see your version of this quilt Ducky!!!
    Did you get to walk around inside the Stanley Hotel?
    I walked into the main entrance. Incredible woodwork and beautiful lighting. I'd love the chance to walk around in there. There had been a wedding (outside, no less), and they were all gathered in that entrance area for pictures. From the looks of the floral arrangements and the wedding gown, I'm so very glad I didn't have to pay for that wedding. The gown was stunning. I didn't quite fit in.......I was in hoodie sweatshirt, jeans and tennis shoes. I didn't stick around too long. But now I can say I was in The Stanley.

    :lol:

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    You didn't walk over and pose in one of their pictures??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: LOL

    Did you get a picture of your self in the hotel? We could photoshop you into a movie poster of The Shining 8-) 8-) 8-)
    DH wasn't standing behind you with an axe was he :shock: Or Jack Nicholas? :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You didn't walk over and pose in one of their pictures??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: LOL

    Did you get a picture of your self in the hotel? We could photoshop you into a movie poster of The Shining 8-) 8-) 8-)
    DH wasn't standing behind you with an axe was he :shock: Or Jack Nicholas? :twisted:
    With REDRUM written on the wall in the background?

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    AWESOME 8-) 8-) 8-)

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