I think my new goal is to attend a retreat at least once a month. Sounds good to me!
The EGA Bristol TN/VA Chapter held it's yearly retreat last week at Lake Junaluska, NC. It's just the perfect spot for a relaxing, rejuvenating 4 day retreat. The Terrace Hotel has been completely renovated with the sleeping rooms going from adequate to exceptional. We reserve the same meeting room each year across the street from the hotel that overlooks the lake. Gathering a week later than usual, the leaves were well past "peak" but, the lake is always beautiful.
We have such a creatively diverse group . . . the perfect place to learn, admire and get inspired! Here are a few things people were working on (most people brought several projects).
Our other needleworkers:
(taking a break)
I brought several projects myself . . .
quilting during the day and cross-stitching in the evening.
Working on my first queen-sized quilt . . . a nine patch with sashing and cornerstones. 100 nine patches completed. I also completed a cross-stitch pincushion that is a companion piece to my next design that is at the framer. I also played "stitching fairy" and stitched (while she was sleeping) the over one bees from my "A Bee C" sampler that Sue was struggling with . . . a welcome surprise to Sue in the morning.
Even though the hotel provides a meal plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner) . . .
good food . . .
we bring snacks . . .
to keep our strength up!
Every year we complain that it's just not long enough.