Hello my friends and happy Monday to you! I am grateful to have enjoyed the last week off from blogging to fully enjoy my time on Cape Cod at our annual craft retreat. It has grown to be one of my most relaxing and enjoyed vacations of the year. The same group of eight ladies (myself included) have been staying at the Beach House Inn in West Dennis every February for three years now. We rent the entire bed and breakfast (7 bedrooms/7 bathrooms) for seven days. I won't tell you the unbelievable price we pay for it, because you are sure to hate me!
What do we do? We craft. Seven whole days of totally uninterrupted crafting! No husbands, no kids, no pets, no laundry, no cleaning. Zero obligations! This IS the life. Some of the ladies knit, some stamp, some hook rugs, some scrapbook and some paint. And, some of us do a LOT of online shopping. . .
We plan ahead and organize meals and snacks to bring with us on the retreat so we don't waste time cooking or cleaning! We do a lot of casserole and crock pot dishes, and eat most of our meals on paper plates - so let's be honest, fancy we are not!
This year's retreat began on a very somber note as our beloved friend Sue passed away after a brief battle with liver and pancreatic cancer in late December. This was our first retreat without her and thus, the atmosphere had changed. There was a vacant hole in our hearts as we remembered the great times we all had shared with Sue at the Beach House Inn.
I hope you will enjoy these photos from our stay:
Here are some of the crafts I worked on this year: