Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cabin Fever Spring Mill Retreat 2017

I just got back from a retreat at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, IN, put on by Marcia and Cindy of Cabin Fever Retreats. It is always a fun retreat, and I get to visit with friends I don't get to see very often. I took a few pictures to share with you.

Day 1 we found these cute name tags at our tables. (They DID spell my name wrong.) Later in the day, we got the embroidered blocks (shown at the bottom of the pic). The theme of the retreat was "Are We There Yet?". The room was decorated with strings of Mason jar lights and colorful bunting.
Day Two and Three "Gifts"--My Mason contained quilting clips. The little camper is on the cutest card.
 I worked on my latest piece. I didn't even bring a sewing machine!
We have a beautiful room for the retreat. The lighting in this room, however, is the biggest drawback to this retreat. I know you wouldn't think so, but this is the darkest room in which to sew. With all the windows, you'd think it would be VERY light--not so. Two walls and the ceiling are dark wood. There are few overhead lights, and they aren't very bright. Many of the retreat attendees bring floor lamps. I didn't have a floor lamp, but I used four lights and still felt like I was in the dark.
Robin made a colorful table runner. Barbara worked on a quilt-as-you-go braid quilt. I loved the elephants on the "jungle" quilt. The row-by-row quilt had the cutest mice (under the cats).
We had a surprise guest who brought us gummy bears!
I'm already looking forward to next year's retreat!


Robbie said...

How nice on the 'welcome'(name tags/etc.)...what a great idea...have to check out exactly what you were working it fused? Love the colors...they match the hex's I'm working on! HA Looks like you did have another great retreat!

Lisa Greenbow said...

They spelled your name wrong. I had to spell it the other day for someone. ha... It looks like you had fun despite the poor lighting. I do like that big room. It may be better for bird watching during winter.

Dana Kroeger said...

That looks like a very fun retreat! Who doesn't like little "gifts" to start the day. I'm curious about your new project. Are you hand sewing each piece or glueing? Your stitches are always so tiny when you hand sew it always almost looks like magic.