Monday, October 06, 2008

I'm Back from Beaver Island!!!

And I got a signed copy of Gwen's book!!! My friend Christine and I went to Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Retreat for the first time and it was amazing! And meeting Gwen in person was such a treat! We actually went out for dinner with her the first night we there, it was so warm and welcoming and we never felt out of place as newbies. Everyone was very supportive. It was such a positive, creative, and inspiring environment. (You have to realize, and this is a secret, all that go to the retreat get first chance to sign up for next year's retreat, which is why it fills up so quickly ;) At least one lady there, got in because of a cancellation, so get on the list! So many of the ladies have met each other before at previous retreats, but they were never exclusive and we went out for dinner with different groups each night. You are allowed a lot of freedom for meals, people just go out to eat whenever the mood strikes them and the sewing room is open all night long(!) if you need/want it!

You'll have to wait a bit for photos, because my computer at home has been giving me grief, and I have not down loaded my 4 memory cards of photos (!) It will be a hard time deciding what photos go up on the blog, I might do a picasa web album...I got permission from everyone there to put the photos up on the net, only one person declined. So hopefully by Sunday I'll have edited my photos and made my posts.


Kathie said...

can't wait to hear all about it i am a big Gwen marston fan!
So glad that you were welcomed and never felt like a newbie...its my dream to go to one of her retreats.
how do you like her new book????
can't wait to see what your working on from the classes

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wheeee, sounds like a fantastic time!!! Can't wait to hear more and see more.

True Blue Nana said...

OMG! I was at Gwen's retreat the third week and it was absolutely the most wonderful thing. It was my first time too. People think I must be some kind of nut to go on and on about it but I do. Gwen is so warm and helpful. I can't say enough good things about her and the experience of being at her retreat.