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Registration for GE 2017, Sept. 22 - 24, is open now!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Photo Boards

During these summer days, it's hard to realize that GE is just a little more than two months away!  I've been thinking about what motif I should choose for this year's photo board.  I have a whole list of ideas jotted down.
2016 was acorns, and you might remember that the table decorations were flickering 'candles' nestled in acorns.
The basket of apples was a success, I thought, but 2014's spiderweb was not as popular as I'd hoped.
But the first one, 2013's autumn leaves, was a natural.  I've made boards for other events too - remember the first alumnae day at camp?
I'd better get cracking, once it's time for troop meetings to begin there'll be no time for any art projects.  You'd be well advised to register  before we're too full, and pop on over to the apparel page and order your GE shirts and jackets!  I'm going to be excited to see my gray windbreaker and navy long-sleeved polo shirt!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

GE Is Almost Full

A mere 12 places left for this year's Great Escape, and we are still 26 days away from our traditional Early Bird Deadline.  This is a monumental record for us!
  Do I need to add that if you haven't yet registered, do it now!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Fourth!

It's on its way! 
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July celebration, whatever it might be!  I'll be in Maine with some much-loved young relatives.

If you haven't yet signed up for GE, one more workshop has filled, and it's mine - bullet journaling.  I just purchased the last of the supplies yesterday, figuring that it would not fill and I'd get to keep them for my selfish self! 

Make a mental note to sign up as soon as the festivities end!

Thanks to Vecteezy and Smashing Magazine for the free icons! 
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Monday, June 19, 2017

Workshops are Filling Up!

The first workshop to close this year is Kathy's take on upscale God's Eyes.  I've seen some pictures of her plans and I think they'll be mighty pretty!  Three others are closed as well, we are at 70% capacity, and Christa's House is full.  So don't delay and sign up today!

Shibori Dying is full.  One section of Geochaching is full, but one remains open, and Cross Stich Embroidery is full.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New GE Apparel for 2017!

We have three new GE logo embroidered clothing options for 2017 - but you must order them in advance!  Get a short sleeved polo, a long sleeve polo, or a Casco Bay windbreaker, from LL Bean. The fleeces from a few years ago are still going strong - I slept in mine at Runels last weekend - quality stuff.  We have women's, misses' and men's sizes available.



The GE tent and fire logo will be embroidered on the shoulder in bright green. To order, go to the product sales page on our website. 

The shirts are available in six colors, the windbreaker in four.  I'm planning on the long sleeve and the windbreaker, but I haven't decided the colors yet!  If you've been to GE, you know that windbreaker will come in handy walking back to the cabin after the evening festivities, after a swim, or on a bird watching hike.

The fleece jackets and vests - that baby bump is almost three now!

Pickup details will be sent to you after the complete order goes into LL Bean. You can order apparel even if you can't come to GE this year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time to Register for Great Escape 2017

Registration for Great Escape 2017 has open up over at the website.  Traffic is heavy, so decide which workshops you'd like to take and sign up as soon as possible. We did have to close registrations before the event last year, so don't wait until September rolls around.

UPDATE:  registrations are coming in faster than even last year! Don't delay!



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Workshop List is Here!

A draft of the workshop list is at the Great Escape website.  There are still some kinks still to be worked out, but start making your list so that you'll be ready to register!  Some favorites are back, such as chocolate truffles, swimming, basket weaving and painting. 
We have some new crafts - including story stones and stick knitting.  Tech skills are covered by Geocaching and smartphone photography.  It's a long list, so take a gander!