Friday, September 29, 2017

For Keeps Sake Fall Retreat 2017

Seventeen ladies attended the For Keeps Sake Fall Retreat, September 22-24, 2017, at the Moody-Gunter Center just outside Batesburg, SC.  The  perfect weather and of course the excellent meals prepared by Ms. Bonnie, helped everyone accomplish a lot of their projects from card making to scrapbooking to organizing supplies.  
My sweet friend Jennie stepped up and really helped me coordinate the event this time since I've been out of state and trying to move.  Many, many thanks go out to her! 

The theme for the event was CREATE YOUR OWN RAINBOW, and the shirts were printed locally at The Specialtee Shop in Batesburg.
And of course, little coordinating gift bags....
So the work began with the steady sound of CM Corner rounders clicking (a noise we all know when we hear it ) and beautiful creations from cards to scrapbook memory pages appeared!
Everyone references this retreat by the food first, then friends, then the work.... when it's time to eat ~ AGAIN ~ we're off to the new kitchen facility.
We even had an unplanned matching dessert!

We played Crafter's bingo for nightly prizes, which included a different two page layout of rainbow designed papers~ 
Saturday we played the envelope challenge, where everyone is given the same supplies to make a card or page layout.  The rules are you must use part of everything given and can add two of your own items.  Look at the wide array of great ideas!

Even the devotion on Sunday by Pastor Alan tied in with the rainbow theme of Seeking to find your rainbow!
And a few photos to share ~

 Can you tell we all think the world of Pastor Alan?

It truly was a blessed weekend with these great ladies. 
And the SPRING retreat will be here before we know it ~ 
We can't hardly wait!
SPRING DATE:  April 13-15, 2018
FALL DATE:  Sept 21-23, 2018 


  1. It was a fun time for me! I was the newbie and I was certainly welcomed and made to feel like a part of the gang from everyone! Thanks for all the hard. Work y'all put in to it!

  2. What a fun weekend that looks to have been - made all the more special with the t-shirts and devotions