Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nora is Coming!

Super excited that Nora Corbett will be joining us at the retreat!  Sooooo excited!

Don't forget to Book your room and also to send your deposit!

Also, please check out the page above for the rules for the Mystery Box game!  It's a ton of fun and helps us all get to know each other!

We are being sent generous gifts from Jo at Dinky Dyes, Sharon of Crescent Colors, and Cecelia from the Threadgatherer!  Please support these companies since they are supporting our retreat!

I'm working on a design for the teeshirts.  Since I've had several people express concern about the colors of the shirts, I'm going to upload the design to Zazzle so everyone can order their favorite color and size. 

I've been working on food and think we have a plan.  We will order in food for the evenings.  We will set up a table in our little lobby area so if you want to bring snacks to share, there will be a place :)  Wonder what yummy treats I will come up with to bring!

Leslie and Kathy

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Mystery Box Game!

Here all the rules for the Mystery Box!  I'll also post them in a tab at the top of the blog for easy access.

Mirabilia Minions Retreat Mystery Box Game


Note: This game is completely voluntary but if you do not create a mystery box to bring to exchange, you will not receive one.   This game is A LOT of fun and I encourage you to participate!

Rules:  Each Person creates a mystery box by buying one of each item off the list below.  These are very general items and should vary from person to person.  Then you wrap and number each item according to the list.  You place the wrapped items into a box or basket and bring it to the retreat.  Each person who brings a box will get to pick a different box and we will open the numbered gifts randomly throughout the retreat.  Hopefully, you will get to know the creator of your box as we go and the last parcel will be a card telling who made the box. 


1.      Your MUST-HAVE stitching accessory.

2.      Something Soft.

3.      Something Froggy (maybe by having frogs in our boxes, we won’t have them in our stitching!)

4.      An item in your favorite color.

5.      An embellishment for cross stitching of some sort.

6.      Something Hard.

7.      Something you find necessary for travel.

8.      A dozen of something.

9.      A skien of overdyed floss.

10.  A postcard of where you live that tells your name so that the recipient of your box will know who made it.


The total value of the boxes does not have to be significant.  Have fun and be creative in creating your box!

Also, a big thanks to Amanda at The Stitch Menagerie for creating a wonderful prize for our goody bags!