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  • Irma and Alpacas September 17, 2017

    It is amazing how busy we get when our lives are turned upside down by a big event.  Hopefully all of our friends have weathered the storm ok.

    Irma

    Last thing first, the retreat house survived the storm, other than some flooding we were lucky and lost only one plant and a little trim off of the ...

  • Mothers Day 2017 May 12, 2017

    My mother is a very creative person and we very much enjoy her visits for about a month each year.  This year for Mothers Day I completed an older request she had for me turn her a new seam ripper on my lathe.  I was going to ...

  • Amenities of the house May 2, 2017

    I would like to spend this blog post talking about some of the amenities we have available for use by those that stay at the house.  The house comes equipped enough that your group only needs to bring some food, what you are working on, your pillow and some comfortable clothes.

     

    Included in your stay at ...

  • National Quilt Day 2017 March 22, 2017

    National Quilt Day was last saturday March 18. In honor of that and my ownership in the Alpaca Fun Retreat I made a small wall hanging quilt for the house. I still have to finish it this week but here it is so far.

     

    I also have been ...

  • Sarasota Quilt Show and Swim Spa Deck March 7, 2017

    Saturday we attended the “Quilts in Paradise” quilt show presented by the Friendship Knot Quilters Guild in Sarasota. I think the one Becky and most of the ladies enjoyed was “Memories are made of this” quilted by Elva Farrell. The design was made up of squares with dresses from dress patterns that she and her ...

Beckys Blog

  • Pioneer Fiber Mill Visit – New Smryna Beach Florida August 14, 2017

    We (Jerry and I) visited the Pioneer Fiber Mill with the Florida Alpaca Breeders Association (FABA). We were treated to a delicious lunch and a tour of the place.  It is a real treat to see how the Alpacas beautiful fleece becomes yards and yards of gorgeous, colorful, soft yarn. There are also pictures on ...

  • June 2017 from Becky June 1, 2017

    We were so pleased to have our first group visit us last weekend!  Everyone seemed to have a great time and are looking to come back again Labor Day.

    Everyone was so helpful.  With their help, we were able to rearrange the tables better, provide safety items and so much more.

    The heat was bearable, and some ...

  • The Collins Group Trade Show September 12, 2016

    We attended our first trade show and made many new friends! It is exciting to see new products for 2017 from so many talented individuals. People like Graphic 45, My Favorite Things, Impression Obsession, BoBunny, Docrafts, Ranger, Petaloo, LawnFawn, Fancy Pants, Paper House, Karen Foster, Imagination International, and I am sure I missed some! When ...

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