I’m home from my retreat to Shipshewana IN.  I had such a wonderful time eating, shopping and some sewing!  I think I ended up doing more of the first two than the latter.  I took so many pictures, I don’t even know where to begin.  I’ll start with where we stayed.  We stayed at the most wonderful bed and breakfast, Hidden Creek.  Gretchen was our wonderful hostess.  She made us feel right at home.  Her mother has another BB across the road called Song Bird Ridge.  I highly recommend staying at either place if you are visiting Shipshewana.  Now for a little tour of Hidden Creek…

A nice warm welcome.
This was the warm, cozy living room before we set our sewing stations up. 
After we did some remodeling.  We had more than ample room for sewing.

Wonderful, inviting bedrooms.  Each with their own bathrooms. 

Our very own kitchen.  We ate only one meal out the whole time.  My friend Kathy was in charge of food and brought delicious meals and snacks for us to enjoy!

We really enjoyed our stay.  I only wish I would have gotten a photo from the front of the house.  Gretchen and her family live upstairs of the BB in a very beautiful home.  Every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared fresh by Gretchen.  We would wake up to this every morning!  The view out the windows was breath taking.

Fresh cinnamon rolls!!  As I said earlier, I think I did more eating than sewing!!  I’m on a “back from Shipshewana” diet!

Thank you, Gretchen for opening your wonderful home to us!  We’ll see you next February!

Tomorrow I’ll post the places we visited in Shipshewana.  I have way too much for just one post!!  Plus, I need to get caught up with all my blogging I missed out on last weekend!


  • Sue says:

    Oh that just sounds like you had a lovely time. Your accommodations look delightful and Shipshewana is such a great place to visit:)

    Glad you had a nice time!

  • Janet says:

    I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Indiana! I actually lived in Middlebury (One town over) for 10 years. 3 years ago we made a life change and moved to Montana. Now here is the really sad thing–I did not quilt back then! I can hardly believe the time that was wasted! Glad to see the cinnamon rolls are still huge!

  • Sheila says:

    The BB looks just lovely , lucky you to spend a weekend there with friends enjoying the thing you all love , sewing . Looking forward to more pictures . Sheila

  • Yvette says:

    I am so glad you had a great time! Welcome home.

  • Impera Magna says:

    Oh, how lovely… what a wonderful way to spend the weekend…

  • Lori says:

    It looks like the perfect sewing getaway. Everything except the cinnamin rolls!

  • WoolenSails says:

    What a great place to get together and those rolls look way too good.


  • Darlene says:

    I do believe you had a wonderful week end. I can't wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

  • Sunnybec says:

    Well, I was jealous before you went now I am so green with envy. What a fabulous place looks like you had a great time.

  • Joan says:

    What a wonderful time you have had … I am very envious – and loved to see where you were. Nice to have you back again. Bet the family were glad to see you back β™₯

  • Allie says:

    That looks like a beautiful place, Linda – so glad you had a great time!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    That sounds like you had so much fun. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures.

  • Joy McD says:

    Oh looks like you had a great time! Can't wait to hear more πŸ™‚

  • Donna says:

    I can't wait to see more! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Those cinnamon rolls … I am drooling πŸ™‚

  • Michele says:

    I'm glad you had such a wonderful time πŸ™‚ I can't wait to read your next post! What fun!

  • Candace says:

    Fantastic place, Linda! Sounds like you all had a great time – I can't wait to hear the rest of the story – and see what you sewed!

  • Kathy says:

    Mmmmm, Hmmmmm. It was a GREAT time.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Looks like a great time. I want to go! πŸ™‚ I wondered…I couldn't remember when you were going and when you e-mailed me last night I thought, "I thought you were gone to Shipsee." Now I get it, you're back! I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Sounds wonderfullll!

  • Jeanette says:

    I've been wondering how your weekend away went. Looks like you had a great time & a fabulous place to stay. Those cinnamon scrolls look tummy. Look forward to hearing/seeing more about your weekend. Hugs,

  • Sharon says:

    It looks like such a nice place!!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures!

  • Karen says:

    Oh, how I envy your retreat. I have wanted to go to that area of Indiana for a long time now but have never made it.

  • Sara says:

    Just found your blog and I love it!! I love your work and the Le Petit quilt acouple of posts down!! Great pics of your weekend!!

  • Nicole says:

    I can almost taste those cinnamon rolls! It sounds as if you had a marvelous time! Tell us more about it, and what projects you worked on.

  • Joanne says:

    Glad you had such a great time. Great pictures – looking forward to seeing more.β™₯