The very best thing about this retreat was the location. The setting is just so beautiful. And the wildlife. There was a herd of deer, 8 or 9 of them that kept prancing around in view. Also caught a glimpse of a bobcat mom and baby, and a silver fox.
Second best thing was the food!!! I've never had such good food at a retreat. The camp maintains a beautiful organic garden on site and uses it. We always had fresh fruits and veggies.
I did meet some really nice women. Got the name of a dentist (though I forgot what it was, so need to research that again), titles of some new books to read, information about getting registered as a quilting teacher and lecturer, found some cancer survivor sisters, finished one small quilt top, and got the body of another finished. The second one is impressive because I didn't even decide to make it until Saturday afternoon.
And I learned some things about myself. I tried to remember some lessons I had learned when I moved to Bellingham, in the way I present myself, and my ideas. Made a couple of "mistakes" by speaking a bit too soon, offering ideas and opinions, and I should have just kept it to myself, but no real harm done.
My drive home was slow and lingering as I stopped many times along the way, before getting into Petaluma and took a lot of photos.
Lynn unpacked my car for me, but I haven't set anything up in the sewing room. Figured with leaving again on Sunday, I wouldn't get into it to do much. I did start a new knitting project though, so that will be easy to carry along for the flight and my stay up north.
We are attending a crab feed Saturday night, which I hope will be fun.
Nice to be back. And to think that maybe you missed me.....