Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my 37th birthday! This year, I did things just a little bit differently though. My quilt guild ended up holding their annual retreat at a camp I grew up at the same weekend as my birthday. It took me about five minutes to decide I'd be going and I'm so glad that I did!
I awoke that first morning of being 37 to beautiful weather, a pep in my step, and well-wishes from my fellow sewing friends. My dear Mary and I started the day off with a short hike up to the top of the 'mountain' at Camp Egan. It was such a delightful way to kick things off! I went to this camp no less than twice a year for at least six years. I had not been to the top of that hill in NINETEEN YEARS. I felt like I was eighteen again. My knees did not, but my spirit did!
So what did I make? I selfishly sewed allllll weekend long which isn't something I get to do that often! I completed two dresses, an Esme Maxi Cardigan (a loaned pattern that I'm IN LOVE with!), a little tank, and a new wallet! I also got pieces cut for a little quilt that I finished up yesterday. I'll share that with you soon. :)
It was SUCH a wonderful weekend. I loved getting to know everyone better and seeing what everyone created. These retreats are nonstop inspiration! And it's such a positive, encouraging environment.
Not too shabby, 37! Let's keep this momentum going, mmkay?