Once or twice a year my oldest daughter and I go out into the world and enjoy a long weekend at at quilting retreat. You see, quilting is one of my hobbies, and getting away from the potter's wheel and the lure of the clay process for a brief time helps my artistic soul. Everyone should have this in their lives. But few of us will take the time to step away from the daily grind to feed this need. We all should to stay healthy in both mind and spirit.
Normally we go to Eau Claire Wi to a great retreat organized by Roseann of Rosebud's Cottage of White Bear Lake MN. This year there was some scheduling things so being with Roseann's event will have to wait til November. We are going to try a new retreat house in Menasha WI. This place is organized by Lisa of Primitive Gatherings, also in Menasha. The quilt shop specializes in primitives, and her hand dyed wools and designs and so much stuff. You can visit the shops' websites http://rosebudscottage.typepad.com/ for Roseann's and Lisa's is http://www.primitivegatherings.us/shop/. I love Roseann's retreats, so it was difficult to not have a March retreat with her. It will be an adventure to be at a new place, and new views. We all need new adventures.
So, now I have some new plans to make. Unfinished projects to get organized and new projects to get ready!!