Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat

Hello Everyone,
Ladies start your engines....machines, it's time for the Sew'n Wild Oaks retreat A.K.A. The Hokey Pokey Retreat, a place where you can turn yourself around.
If you need a break from normal life, inspiration, companionship, laughter, great food, and yes a little bit of quilting, then you've come to the right place. The ladies started arriving at Snowflake Lodge around 2pm Monday afternoon.  The friendly bell boy, (that would be me) helped unpack the cars.

Each of the girls received a gift from me, and you'll get to peek inside the bag tomorrow.

The classroom went from this......

 ......to this in a very short period of time.

Once everyone was set up, we headed to my cabin for dinner.  Each of the girls brought appetizers and desserts. WOW, we ate like royalty.  I was so busy chatting we everyone that I totally missed the dessert stations!  How did that happen?

This is just one of the food stations.  We had food all around the cabin.

Candace in Walla Walla, you are here with us in spirit via your pumpkin and table runner.....next year hopefully you'll be here in person.

There was a bit of a nip in the air, but not enough that we couldn't enjoy the mountain air and eat outside.

We are all looking forward to a great day of quilting.  We are set and ready to sew!  I think you will be amazed at the projects the girls brought with them.

It is chilly this morning and Fall finally seems to be making an appearance.  We'll be able to get our walks in around the lake today.  Tomorrow we may have rain.....glorious rain.



  1. What fun!! I am with you in spirit! There's not much better for a quilter than to stitch all day (and night?) with friends old and new. Enjoy and keep those pictures coming!

  2. Aww! Living it up! I grilled ribs and worked on October Magic in honor of retreat yesterday. The a-PLEEK-aying will continue today!

  3. What a Amazing retreat ! Some pretty lucky quilters to be with you these next few days :-D

  4. Have a wonderful time. Maybe next year I'll be there too, but meantime, eat some desserts for me!

  5. Things seem to really be hopping at Snowflake Lodge! I even recognize some faces! Hello Ladies! I for sure will be there with you next year! Now - make sure Lynn gets to the dessert station tonight!