Friday, April 7, 2017

A Stitching Retreat How-To

Last month, my stitch group, the Sisters In Stitches, had our annual stitch retreat. Even though we get together each month to stitch, the stitch retreat is the best time to concentrate only on our stitching and leave everything else at home! So let's take a look at what makes an awesome stitch retreat. Warning, this post is picture heavy!

We've had some good retreats in the past and this one was no exception. We stayed in two cabins at Fort Mountain State Park in Chatsworth, GA. I'd have to say that the first thing you need for a successful stitching getaway is a good place to have it. Fort Mountain's cabins filled the bill.
This may look like a simple, rustic cabin, but inside are two bedrooms, each with two beds and a bathroom. Included was also a comfy living room, dining area, a kitchen (fully furnished with appliances and cookware), and a deck.

The view from our deck. A view isn't a necessity, but it sure was pretty.
The next important element of a retreat is the food. Oh yes, we like to eat and each meal is carefully planned. We divide up the responsibility for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts.
Friday night dinner was delicious, as were all of the meals!
Of course, let's not forget the stitching.
You'll also need a comfortable place to stitch. The dining room table proved to be a good spot for us.
And most importantly, the stitchers. One of our regulars is missing. She knows we were thinking about her!
One more picture of the view:
All in all, a very successful stitching retreat. We stitched, talked, ate, and laughed. That's pretty much all you need to experience a fun time with fellow stitchers. A few members of our group even went on a short hike! I don't know about the rest of my stitching friends, but I'm already thinking of the next stitching getaway!


  1. What a wonderful retreat. My family and I go to a resort much like the one you have described. I loved all the pictures.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time Cathy. I would so love to go on a stitching retreat someday.


  3. Wow! Looks perfect Cathy! Hope you have got lots of stitching to show us! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  4. That looks like a nice, peaceful place to have a retreat.
    Glad you had fun.

  5. Oh yes, sounds so similar to our retreats!..... Stitching heaven :)

  6. Oh my goodness, that looks so wonderful. I wish I could find some stitchy friends to share my time with. I know it would be so much fun! Glad you had a good time.

  7. What a wonderful weekend you had! Aren't stitching retreats the best? Thank you for sharing the photos!

  8. What a wonderful getaway! It looks like you all had a great time. I'm looking forward to one next month!