I don’t care if you are a quilter, a weaver or a basket maker, if you get a chance to go on a retreat with your group or your Guild please do so. You don’t know what you are missing if you don’t. I recently returned from a three-day retreat where we had classes over the weekend and Friday was a do what you wished day. It was marvelous there was all kinds of goodies to eat, wonderfully delicious meals and games with prizes. Yours truly won twice! The first prize was a beautifully embroidered Memories Album (photo album) and the second prize was a beautiful set of embroidered hand towels with a small bottle of body moisturizer. Plus we each received our own little box of chocolates!! Now, how great is that!
Retreats, gatherings, Guild classes, whatever you wish to call it is a wonderful way to make new friends, solidify old ones and learn new techniques in your particular area of ability. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced member or a Newby just learning, a retreat is something that must be experienced. Most retreats have options of just attending the day classes and leaving and the evening or staying overnight for the duration. I opted for the duration and wasn’t sorry in the least. It was like a sleepover for grownups and we all acted like teenagers. The cabin was warm and cozy against the cold and misty rain while outside a spectacular view greeted our eyes. We watched deer frolic among the brightly colored autumnal topped trees where does were teaching, or trying to, their yearlings the art of survival by nudging and flicking their whitetail and dancing about. The yearlings, like any child, was more interested in playing in the leaves than learning what mama had to teach. There were also turkeys bobbing in and out of the squash and pumpkin patches.
Hope all of you get a chance to go on a retreat, if not, try getting together with a group of friends for the day to learn something new, you won’t be sorry. Until the next time, enjoy the autumn days by walks in the woods with family, friends, your pets or just by yourself. It’s a spectacular show put on by Mother Nature that shouldn’t be missed.
Terri at the Drake’s Nest in beautiful Ossineke, Michigan where Giant River Otters are playing on my pond!