howdy folks! Remember last year when I went on my quilting retreat? Whelp, I was lucky enough to do it again this past weekend.
It was organized by the very talented Sandra Clemons and the founder of our guild, Liz. If you are a crafter, you really should follow Sandra’s blog. She has some wonderful giveaways and is always teaching something new!
We stayed at a lovely Inn, about 60 miles south of Denver. The inn is nestled in the woods and just being there was rejuvenating.
They provide us with 3 meals a day, round the clock non- alcoholic beverages ( we provided those ourselves 😁), a designated room where we each set up our sewing areas and had round the clock access to sew as early or as late as our little hearts desired.
There were about 20 of us that attended this year. I was a bit intimidated by the talented women that were there, but really, that was silly.
I had known a handful of them from meetings I’ve attended in the past. There’s always a bit of trepidation when you sign up to spend 4 days with people that you don’t know very well, or in the case of about 1/2 of the ladies, not at all.
I had the very best weekend. We checked in Thursday noon and I stayed until lunchtime on Sunday. I made many new friends, strengthened friendships with those who I didn’t know very well, and learned so much!!!
I cannot even begin to tell you how much this weekend rejuvenated me. It was therapeutic in many ways and nourished my soul.
We each brought along all of our own supplies and projects. It took me a few days to get organized prior to the retreat.
I brought 3 projects with me.
Outdoor fabric to make cushions for our wicker set on our porch
A scrap project ( yay! Free!) from a quilt challenge that I started 2 1/2 years ago! (The dowel is just resting on the gate, that’s why the top looks a little funny)
And a jelly roll that I had kicking around my sewing room for lord knows how long.. That I turned into this
It’s always nice to get away from everyday life and just reconnect with yourself and others. We’ve already booked next years’ retreat and I’m seriously counting the days down ( 365 to be exact 😉)
Here’s our group photo!
Happy crafting and cooking!
Ps… I have a pretty tasty giveaway coming up in the next day or two, so stay tuned!
Smooches- shel 👣👣👣