Monday, August 15, 2011

The Retreat

I've received several emails and comments inquiring about the upcoming sewing retreat. It's held every year in Blackstone, VA at the former women's college. My friend Randee puts this together for all of her sewing/quilting friends and it's an absolute blast. 4 days of non stop sewing. No cooking, no cleaning, no other distractions just sewing. The room where we sew is open 24 hours a day so that if you are an insomniac like me you can sew even at the most crazy hours. Blackstone is about 2.5 hours away from Williamsburg and in the middle of just about no-where. It's a sweet little town with a few eatery's and a lot of antique shops and that's about it, but we we're not going for the local attractions, just to sew. The room that we sew in is a big sunny room with lots of windows with great light and tons of tables and that's about it. We have to bring everything else, and I do mean everything. I have one bag for my personal stuff and countless other bags filled with anything and everything you can imagine. I basically drag a small version of my sewing room there, which is no easy task. This year my dear friend Karen will be joining us and I can't wait to see her. We have been friends for several years and talk just about every day and this will be the very first time we meet "for real" something we have both waited too long for. It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait!



Alicia P. said...

Everything you make is so beautiful, Dawn. I am blown away. Absolutely lovely -- and Abby's smile just lights up the world.

Karen said...

I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Although I know I won't be able to keep up with you . . . maybe I'll learn your secrets for sewing faster?? (hug). I can't WAIT!!!!

Laurie said...
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Laurie said...

Some people just get to have all the fun! Well, I spent most of the weekend in my sewing room. A feat not easily done.

Have a wonderful time!

P.S. I would like to be there too.

P.S.S. Has the Chadwicks event been rescheduled?

Goosegirl said...

Oh I wish I could come with you!!! Someday..... You and Karen have fun!


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