I'm back from my four day retreat and it was wonderful! As I was driving down to it I though that many people (those who don't quilt, etc.) would consider that four days of nothing but sewing just may be their idea of hell, but for all of us, we know it is paradise!
The retreat was across the water in Norfolk. Some of you are familiar with this area, but for the rest of you--we have to cross a bridge to get down to Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and further like the Outer Banks, etc. There are two major ones and the word "bridge" isn't quite correct. They are in fact, bridge tunnels. Part of the road is above the water, and then the road goes down into a tunnel so that ships can cross above you!
Our retreat was at a church retreat center. It was a two-story building--the downstairs consisted of a large, bright room with plenty of space for us to work and then a few large, round tables at the opposite end next to the kitchen. Upstairs were 10 rooms with 2 twin beds and a bathroom in each. There were 11 of us attending, so I shared with a friend, but it turned out that we all were there only one night, so I could move into an empty room the other two. The best part of the center was that it was right on the water!
I took this picture right through the window (you can see the screen.) Behind the tree is the water--a river that empties into Chesapeake Bay just beyond. There was a bridge in view, too.
The window was in my "station." All of this space was for me! I was just hoping to have a whole table to myself.
But I'm sure what you really want to see is all of the fun stuff that everyone was working on! At least, that was my favorite part, aside from meeting and getting to know all the wonderful ladies who were doing the beautiful work!
One of the ladies was framing a panel to make a quilt for her beach house! It screamed "Hawaii" to me. I miss snorkeling...
I thought I took more photos, but I see that I overlooked several fun projects. I got too wrapped up in everything I guess. I got home yesterday afternoon and am pretty tired. I slept in this morning and need to get back into the swing of everyday life!
Have a great day!