Not far from Live Oak Florida is a well hidden respite ---
Camp Weed and the Cerveny Conference Center is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida ---what a spot!
Balm for my soul, Health to my bones, rest for my heart.
And a whole lot of quilty fun going on this week!
I’m here a day early ---Quilt Camp actually starts around 9 am tomorrow morning.
Usually the quilters can come in tonight and set up, but there seems to be a WEDDING going on down at the center where there will be approximately 50 of us sewing over the next few days.
I guess the wedding took precidence – maybe they will leave us some cake for breakfast in the morning?
I was out for a walk exploring and saw a rolls royce pulling up the road….I bet anything it is going to be a lovely wedding in the most beautiful setting.
How picturesque is this?
Drive right under that bent tree…it bows for thee!
Azaleas are almost done, but I found some pink ones….
And some red ones ---
I am thankful that they held on long enough for me to get here and enjoy their color show.
Chapel on the Lake ---
See what I mean? This is a place for all people to come and refresh. There are other groups here as well, occupying the various rooms and amenities ---it is a beautiful place!
Florida – where moss hangs eerily!
Dirt trails, ready for exploring!
Thank heavens the weather is not hot and humid yet – today was PERFECT!
You can even borrow a cruiser bike if you feel so inclined!
I’d for sure choose the CHEDDAR one!
View from the deck…the chapel is in the distance on the left.
Feet up on the fence, reclining in a rocking chair….
I think this next few days is going to be good for me!
I moved right in – inpacked my suitcases and made myself at home. Do you do that? I don’t like living out of a suitcase – my suitcase is usually emptied first thing, things hung in the closet, my music playing through my blue tooth speaker making this as much home – as much MY space as possible.
First things first…quilt on the bed!
I can’t stand the feel of motel bedspreads. Give me one of my quilts any day! This is Jamestown Landing from String Fling.
Gifties and goodies!
I’ve been pampered in Florida! No Florida stay is complete with out Flamingoes. I’ve got a Flamingo pillow case, a dolly with a pet Flamingo and flamingo eye glasses! These are from the lovely Lynn Provencher, owner of Country Crossroads Quilt Shop in Orange Park. The Lady of the Lake quilt guild mug rug and matching mug were here waiting for my check in along with a large fruit basket and a keurig with all kinds of yummy beverage cups. SO nice!
FWIW – I’m going to have to ship a box home of goodies – my luggage is WAY over weight limits!
Tonight I sew!
Thank you goes to Glenda for loaner featherweight #3 on this trip ---I couldn’t get this done without those willing to lend me a machine to keep me sewing. My Lozenges are ready to sew into rows!
Will I have a top by the time retreat is over? I sure hope so!
Have a LOVELY Sunday evening, everyone ---sure enjoying the lighter longer evenings already – it just FEELS GOOD!