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February 28, 2012

Retreat!

I want to tell you all about the fabulous weekend Betty Kay and I enjoyed at the Fancy Fibers Farm Winter Fun Retreat! Mary Berry is a superb organizer and the whole event went off without a hitch.  We arrived at Camp Copass in Denton (a gorgeous facility!) on Thursday afternoon and set up a mini version of the Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio in the gathering room.  Classes started right away and I heard TONS of nice comments on all kinds of different things people were learning.  I saw spinning, crochet, knitting, needle tatting, felting, Australian Locker hooking and more.  I only took one class, yoga.  I really enjoyed it!  I taught a felted Fair Isle Tote (Why do I always want to make that Fairy Isle?), Introduction to lace knitting and Entrelac.  I had nice classes full of nice people and I think we all enjoyed our time together very much. The best part for me of any of these events is making new friends and catching up with old ones I rarely see.   Can you believe I ran into friends I used to spin with in Lancaster, Tx over 20 years ago?! Fiber is a small world.

Mary will be opening up the sign-up list soon for the 2013 retreat (Feb 14, 15, 16 1nd 17, 2013) , so be sure to watch her blog for details if you don’t want to miss out.  I am already planning to be there and co-sponsoring the event again and I look forward to seeing you there!

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