Better Late Than Never? Pictures from the 2015 Sunset Haven Hooking & Hiking Retreat
Long time followers of this blog and our social media know that last September I hosted a hooking retreat at Sunset Haven, our rustic cottage on Little Sebago Lake in Gray, Maine. Recently, I've been asked if we are going to do it again. The answer is: I don't know right now, but as soon as I get back from the Squam Art Workshops in early June I'm going to seriously evaluate the possibility. I know that I had a great time and would very much like to do it again - I just have to evaluate the schedule and make a decision pretty soon. Attendees were Ellen Marshall of Two Cats and Dog Hooking, Terry Ensslen, Wendy Baird, and Lee-Anne Dahms. We also had an amazing artist trading card class taught by Kim Dubay of Primitive Pastimes Rug Hooking. Super talented artist, Mary Michola Fibich joined us for that class. We also hiked the trails at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village under expert guidance provided by Carolyn Fensore, a volunteer at the village. Many of the photos in the slideshow are from that breathtaking hike. And, of course, we had a lobster feed lakeside and tasty beverages around the campfire. We kayaked, canoed, and swam. Some of us even learned to paddle board. :) Oh, and we HOOKED! Sunset Haven can only accommodate a limited number of participants, and that's why toward the end of the retreat we brainstormed ideas for a bigger retreat at a larger venue. We might be able to accomplish that in 2017. Looking over these pictures again, I'm thinking that 2016 might be a great time to do the Sunset Haven retreat again. We also have the possible option of renting the camp next door to expand our accommodations. By the third week of June I'll post an update. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of what was a really lovely late summer weekend. Happy reminiscing and happy hooking!
- Elizabeth Miller