Overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains

My friend Connie and I were lucky enough to get a place at the Gathering at Wild Acres Retreat, off the Blue Ridge Parkway beside Little Switzerland.

It’s a beautiful setting, on top of a mountain enclosed by higher mountain ridges. The building and furniture is very much influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, from the early 20th century.

the reception area

The reception area

The deck on the North House

Artists, writers, poets, potters, quilters, knitters, musicians and photographers gather to work on their own projects while enjoying each others company, the fantastic views and delicious food.

The start of the “Gingerbread House” tapestry

I went out sketching and started a small tapestry based on a sketch of a cabin, hidden by trees…

Meanwhile, Connie did some exciting knitted wire jewelry and some inspirational chrochet trims.

Connie’s experimental crochet trims