In Maine, many people have camps. Now there are camps and then there are CAMPS! Most of the time, when I think of a camp, I envision a rustic building, not finished inside, with rudimentary plumbing and lots of rough wood. Mostly there’s beautiful scenery which is a given in Maine.
So last week a friend and I ventured off to another friend’s camp in the Belgrade Lakes area about an hour and half north of where I live for a mini-retreat to do some needlework projects. This camp was completely redone this past year and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
So here’s my friend Jean in her camp. You can get a glimpse of the lake out the windows. It’s all finished inside with whitewashed pine, has comfy furniture and wonderful sleeping areas. What a fabulous retreat!
And here’s my friend Bert sewing in front of the window. Again you can catch a glimpse of the lake beyond the stairs. What an inspirational place to design and sew!
We had a wonderful time, shared some delicious meals (thanks, Bert for the crab cakes) and played Mexican Train, a form of dominoes. What a fun game – so much so that we had to get our own sets the minute we got home!
A mini-retreat like that is just the ticket to get re-inspired and revitalized.
Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds and work that nourish you. Sark