I sent myself on a solo quilt camp retreat. I went to the lake and stayed at the cabin alone. The idea was to use extended time to concentrate on making a particular quilt that is coming up on being overdue.
The four days alone were lovely, except for the times when it was TOO quiet. Luckily two of my cousins were at their cabins, too. We had time to visit and had dinner together Saturday night. That was nice.
I worked on the quilt. Made some progress. Not as much as I could have, but it's impossible to stay inside a cabin, sewing, while the weather is gorgeous and perfect for being outside. I swam once. After that it wasn't hot enough to feel tempted. I sat on the deck, reading, more than I had intended to, which cut into my sewing time. But I didn't worry about it. Who can resist perfect deck-reading weather in a lovely setting? Not I. (I finished one book and got halfway through another.)
my sewing station
One day I went into town to check out a couple of bookstores and to get some groceries. I did a toy drop at one of the bookstores. I was also lucky to discover a quilt show going on in the local museum! That was a nice little diversion and was a good show.
dropped at Beagle Books in Park Rapids, Minnesota
Quilt camp came to an end, and I had to leave Paradise. On my way home I stopped at my sister's bookstore, then did another toy drop a little further down the street. Visited with my mom briefly, and then got back on the road and returned home. (Over 300 miles driven yesterday - long day!)
As always, being at the lake was restful and lovely. One day the lake was sparkling with diamonds; another day the lake was still like a mirror. Skies were blue with puffy, white clouds, and temps were cool. Just gorgeous. I did make some progress on the quilt, though I could have made more. Not to worry. It'll get done.
toy dropped at Travelers Inn Restaurant in Alexandria, Minnesota - I forgot to take a photo of the toy before he went into the bag. Bummer.