Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Change in Pine Island NC Retreat Date!!!


We've changed the date of our North Carolina Outer Banks - Pine Island Retreat with Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings.  With the current issues we are all facing, it's important to be sure we are all kept safe.  So, the owner of the Pine Island home and our realty partner - Atlantic Realty in Corolla, North Carolina have helped us to secure a later date - September 28 - October 4, 2020.  September still has superb-enjoyable outdoor temperatures and the weather is fantastic for walking on the beach and enjoying the great pool!  Plus... we're all going to need a FUN time after in a few months.

We invite all of you to join in this great retreat with us!  This is our second visit to Pine Island and we want each of you to have the most fantastic time - sewing, relaxing, stitching, making new friends, spending time with family members, enjoying great meals, yummy desserts, and having the best time...one you'll always remember.  

Lisa will design exclusive wool projects for you (handwork) and I will show each of you how to weave a great "gathering basket" to use with your projects or maybe even in your garden!   It's a first for all of you and we can't wait to show you how. 

We've adjusted the upfront deposit - giving you all more time for your final payment.  Fees include all lodging, food, instruction, kits, travel insurance, surprises (lots of them) and more!   Travel to and from the event will be your responsibility.  We do suggest if you are flying you purchase a "transferrable/refundable" ticket. You will fly into the Norfolk, Virginia airport.  Car rentals should have applicable coverage in the contract in the event you need to cancel for any reason.

Read over the registration form and let me know if you have any questions.  Sign up today!  We do have a limited number of rooms for Single Occupancy only.  Rooms have king beds (double occupancy) plus private bath.   

Every guest must complete a registration form.   (< click to download form)   We are unable to give any refunds on cancellations within 30 days prior to the event.  More details are documented on the registration form.

So... grab your girlfriend or a family member and bring them along with you.  It's GREAT FUN to SHARE THE FUN! 

Please contact me by phone (904)742-1100 or email -  oldgreencupboard@aol.com.

We can't wait to stitch and relax at the beach with all of you!

Lisa, Vicky, Gloria

Pine Island Seaside Retreat Home

The stunning coastal landscape enveloping "The Pine Island Lodge" is the perfect backdrop for any occasion, whether it is a wedding, family reunion, or seaside retreat.  Oceanfront living at its finest, this spacious and comfortable 28 bedroom home offers every luxury with over 19,000 sq ft of interior heated space and 16,000 sq ft of decking with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.  

On the top floor, ocean views are generous and may be experienced from the great room, dining room, reception hall, and expansive rap around decks.  All common areas are spacious, tastefully decorated to enhance a coastal ambiance, and amply capable of hosting large groups.  From this area one may access a lounge bar with seating, two-three sitting areas, keg cooler, or walk outdoors onto large decks - each one designed for you to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

The home also has two elevators, fitness room, recreation room, pool and game tables, arcade games, kitchenette, theatre for 21 people, pool, loungers, hot tub and a private walkway to the beach.

The first and second floor house 28 bedrooms with sitting areas on each floor for visiting along with coffee bar areas for that early morning cup of coffee!.  Sit on the deck and watch the beautiful sunrise over the ocean.

Enjoy your stay... sit awhile and relax!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

April Camp Blanding Retreat!

Hi to all! 

 I wanted to share with each of you our April Camp Blanding Retreat has been canceled.  The command needs to keep the Armory Building and the Lodging open and available in the event the National Guard needs the facilities.

It also goes in accordance with the mandate that less than 50 people gather together in one social event.  So... our social gathering will wait until... Hopefully July.  If for any reason we need to adjust dates on the July retreat - we will let you know.  July is a VERY BUSY month for lodging since the active reserve members can make reservations 6 months in advance.  Many of them use this opportunity to book their cottages for summer vacation with their children.

It's a waiting game and one we will have to be understanding with.  

In the meantime.... dig out those projects and get busy working on them.  We shall be in charge of this nasty VIRUS and get our sewing done inside our homes.

Everyone stay safe and healthy.  Take no risks!  If you are of the age and health that can catch this bug easier... stay inside.  

Hugs to all!!! 

Gloria, Vicky & Heather

p.s.  We are getting a new website soon... stay tuned!!