2013 Sewing Retreat

Following the success of the sewing retreat held at High Leigh Christian Conference Centre in April 2013, the same venue has been reserved for 2014 and members are already signing up to take part.

High Leigh Christian Conference Centre (near Hoddesdon) was booked for the first time in 2013 in place of the previous venue, Belstead in Suffolk, which was no longer available.

As well as being lots of fun and a chance to socialise, there was of course lots of sewing to be done as you can see in the photos below.

High Leigh Christian Conference Centre

Heather Harrison and Pip Earl arrived in 40 mins (parking was easy and conveniently near the workroom). We were met by Jill at reception who was ready to show us to our workroom and to our bedrooms, which were exceptional. The workroom called the Willow Room was large and very bright with about six double doors out to the grounds.

It is a religious retreat catering for large parties and was very busy at mealtimes but the clergy were very well behaved! Some ladies were very interested in what we were doing and came to visit.

The food was very good with a choice, even though they were catering for so many people.

In the grounds, which were extensive, there was a 'slim trail'. It was Molly who showed us how. Heather also kept us supple by giving us stretching exercises.

It really was a wonderful few days with lots of work combined with lots of laughter as usual. It all went too quickly. The dark blue carpet was white with cottons by the last day so we asked for a vacuum cleaner and by the time we left it was spotless. Lets hope they let us come again.

Thanks goes to Jill for all her hard work in organising everything and for keeping us all in order.

The results of all the hard work

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