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Retreat News & Blog Forecast

Well, I finally have a moment to blog. I tell you the middle of July through August are crazy times for this crochet fanatic!

It’s even more crazy as I scramble through the late stages of the retreat planning. I would like to remind you all that I have NEVER organized a retreat before, but I have done lots of work with groups. I hear getting the place is the hardest part, but for me that was the easiest beings I live next door practically to Cama Beach State Park. (No you will not be camping! I swear it! It’s way too comfy a place. I do NOT do camping.)

We still have room for about 10 more people, and if we want those morning classes to happen we need to get registered. You KNOW you want to!

This retreat will be a mix of education and expansion of crochet skills. Building community, and friendships and bolstering our creativity. Did I mention how fun it’s going to be? I’m thrilled and excited to be able to do this with people. I’ve kept the prices low to make sure people of all income brackets can participate.

On top of that I have some friends with some pretty special talents wanting to come up and offer massage and other self care techniques; I still have to work out the details, but if this is of interest to you let me know.

Please remember even if you are staying outside of the park, that the retreat fee is in place, this covers the cost of renting buildings and some other fun little perks.

My local yarn store is hosting a party for us on Monday. In fact remind me to change the schedule, we’re going to do that during the lunch break, and I’ll have a separate yarn tasting that evening. Sirkku just brought in some fabulous crochet stitch markers that are awesomely made and priced! (Can you say pretty and affordable? I knew you could.)

Anyway, if you haven’t registered PLEASE PLEASE Do check out the retreat here, contact me with questions!

Also, I just got my review copy of Linda Permann’s book, Crochet Adorned today. I’ve only had about ten minutes to flip through it, but wow…great photos and from my initial glances some really cute projects. I’ll delve into it tonight and let the daughter weigh in her two cents as well. She is a great critic 😀

So stay tuned, that review is on it’s way!

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CLF 2010 Retreat: Crochet@Cama

What a place to be creative?!

 

 Oh yes, this is where we are going to be crocheting! In fact, here’s some more pictures to entice you to come to our fabulous retreat! Yeah, it’s not until October 17-21, 2010, but I want to give you lots of time to think about what classes you want to take and make reservations for your cabins, find roommates and save your pennies for the trip!

Right on the Puget Sound. See Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mts as you step out of your cabin!

Morning Classes taught by Deb Burger, Karen Whooley, Bonnie Pierce, Jim “Jimbo” Price, & me Laurie Wheeler, as well as afternoon and evening activities. Games, nature walks, crochet treasure hunts, and a group project “Nautical Afghan” to be presented to the Center For Wooden Boats for their 2011 charity auction! (Thank you to CWB for partnering with us on the retreat!)

You can find more information about the retreat on our Official Website, or be sure to contact me via email with questions!

 

 This is where we will meet every morning for “Morning Coffee” (Or beverage of choice)…The “Store”…a great place to gather any time of day!

Picture this, a State Park with no vehicles allowed near the cabins! (A shuttle bus delivers you and your baggage to your cabin). It’s quiet except for the chattering of eagles, the giggles of people thrown back into a time of innocence, and joy at being a part of the natural world around them! It looks rustic, but has great modern features! Each cabin is well heated, with a microwave and a fridge. The waterfront cabins are without bathrooms, but the modern bathhouse has on demand hot water so your showers are NEVER cold! (That’s what I’m talkin’ about)…

Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers, dolphins and orcas, as well as harbor seals and california seal lions all call this slice of heaven home! There are also river otters, beavers, deer, and a whole host of other “critters” that can be viewed as you make and crochet your day away at the park!

This is the cleanest and most living beach in Puget Sound, one mile of cobble beach, is there to inspire and invoke awe at natures bounty! I can’t wait to share my home with you!

The "House"