These days - as we have to have a minimum of 12 - we invite some friends to tag along. Some years - like this one - some of the "founding members" are not joining us for various reasons....but sew, laugh, chat, eat and maybe carry on a bit - we will!!!
Naturally, preparations have been in place for a while - well in my case "the list" has been created, scrawled on, mislaid, re written any number of times - but it is now set in concrete (well in ink) and recorded in my "Retreat' notebook. This is the list.
The sewing gear is organised, but I'm not packing it up yet - I still have time to sew before loading the car. Whether or not I do is questionable.
I love getting away to sew - even if it is just a day - but for 5 days - oh - wonderful!!!!
I'm lucky to be able to go to more than one retreat - but this one is very special. This is our 12th year but some of us have been going to a retreat since 2003.
The countdown has been going for a while - but tonight (Monday) it's only