Far-Flung Friends, Reunited

July was a busy month, and August is doing its best to keep up! The highlight of July, as usual, was my annual retreat in St. Cloud, MN with…

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Cindy

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Mary

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Michelle

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Rene

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Stephanie

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Toni

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Amanda

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and myself.

This year, we sadly missed our friends from Missouri and Wisconsin–hopefully they can both make next year.  It’s hard to put this friendship into words; I treasure each and every one of these ladies and I’m so glad I took a leap of faith four summers ago and drove to St. Cloud to spend three days with a group of complete strangers (a very scary and anxious prospect for an introvert like me!)

From the pics above, you get a little taste of what everyone worked on over the weekend, but there was also plenty of laughing, sharing, eating, brain-picking, debating, Instagramming (is that a word?), even a little sleeping.  No one was ever far from their technology (typical, in a room full of bloggers)…

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(In the center photo shows evidence of what happens when a group of bloggers go out.) A few years ago, someone started the tradition of exchanging “happies”… I forgot to take a single photo of the happy that Toni and I collaborated on, but these are the goodies I received:

Happies

a Minnesota trivet and drawstring bag from Cindy

a “pencil” pencil case and luggage tag from Mary

a mini pincushion from Michelle

a wool needle case from Stephanie

A thread catcher and FQ from Amanda

and Montana Cowboy Chocolate from Rene

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Love these ladies — everyone needs a group of friends like this!

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9 thoughts on “Far-Flung Friends, Reunited

  1. Yes you are absolutely right, everyone needs a group of friends like that. I’d so love to attend a retreat myself. Maybe I’ll organize one close to home.

  2. Your retreat highlights are the BEST. I know what you mean about going out on a limb to spend time with women I had never met before–best decision I ever made! I love all these creative women so much! July is SO far away…

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