You're going to love retreating! Be prepared for anything and everything...especially for how little you'll actually get done...LOL...and how much fun you're going to have while you're not getting anything done. But if you really value making friends and fantastic memories and being inspired and sharing enthusiasm...then you're going to get more than your money's worth! Try to have one project precut, organized and ready to sew. Have a backup project just in case the primary project doesn't go so well or leaves you cold for some reason. Have something to do that doesn't require your sewing machine...just in case...it's not likely, of course, but machines have been known to act out when it's most inconvenient. You're going to have sooo much fun...I can't wait to read your "after retreat" posts!