Holiday Country Retreat

2016 20th Annual Holiday County Retreat…where the holiday spirit blog homeegins!

One weekend only in 2016!

  • Friday – Saturday, November 25-26, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, November 27, 11 am – 4 pm

(Please note that although the 2016 holiday retreat is one weekend only, the mercantile WILL be open the following weekend. And I’m sure there will still be plenty of holiday treats for you to enjoy!)

Welcome into my log home where you will be warmly greeted at the door with the kind of hospitality you’ve come to expect at the Fiber Garden.  A table of holiday treats awaits your visitors to holiday open housesampling and the chocolate fountain will be flowing!  Warm spiced pumpkin latte or cranberry cream punch will be served by the hostess.  Pick up recipe cards for your favorites to take home and recreate at your own holiday celebrations.  With your plate and cup overflowing, take a seat and relax, visit with friends, and take in the view.   If you spin, knit, crochet, etc., bring along your current project and plan to stay and relax and enjoy the environment.  A-h-h-h…this is how the holidays were meant to be!

Welcome to the Fiber Arts Studio and Mercantile.  The mercantile is co-located with the studio in the lower level of the log home and has been transformed for the holiday season from a studio into a holiday gift shop.  See where the dozens of workshops are conducted here at the Fiber Garden.  Perhaps you’ll find a spinner or knitter busy at work.  You’ll certainly be inspired to see the looms, fibers, and spinning wheels.  Learn about the workshops taught at our studio…and register for one if your interest is peaked!  The Mercantile is brimming with all your gift needs!  We’ve stocked up on some new items so you can pamper yourself over the holidays…or gift them to others.  

In the gift department, the Fiber Garden focuses on qualityIMG_8693 items that are the perfect little “extras”.  We like to think of ourselves as your place to stock up on unique stocking stuffers.  Products focus on those produced by small businesses, mostly local, using sustainable materials. There will also be a variety of locally handcrafted fiber arts.  

And while your purchases are being packaged, stop upstairs to relax and indulge in the holiday treat and beverage buffet.

All of this…waiting for you! Along with the best hospitality you will experience this holiday season!


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Holiday Country Retreat — 9 Comments

  1. DEB, I AM GOING TO TRY AND COME AT 10:00 ON SATURDAY MORNING, TO GET SOME OF THE COLORFUL LEFT OVER PC. OF WOOL. IF I DO NOT MAKE IT SOMETHING CAME UP. I WILL GIVE IT MY BEST. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE.
    CINDY R

  2. I am planning on attending on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, 2016. I just want to hand out and knit/spin. I am hoping to see a number of the Durward’s gals there and maybe some of the Illinois gals I met on the 2015 cruise. You always have such a beautifully decorated house, peaceful ambianc and darling gifts to buy, not to mention the selection of fiber! I look forward to the visit and hope for good driving weather.

  3. Planning on stopping buy….more stuff to view, like yarns and such! I just started weaving and love my Baby Wolf! I was surprise at how compact it is!!! Looking forward to yet another Weaving Class in February. Love your place, peaceful location!

    • Rebecca, it will be wonderful to see you again and hear how your weaving adventures are progressing! I’m so happy to know that you love your loom. Looking forward to welcoming you!

  4. Wisconsin winter is on my mind here in the Malawian summer. I can’t come to this, but I can imagine it and it gives me great pleasure to do so. Next year, another weaving class, I hope. Enjoy!

    • Ann! How wonderful to hear from you! I hope your Peace Corps service is going well. We will look forward to seeing you when you return either for a weaving class or for any other reason! I’m sure you’ll have lots of good stories to share with us. Thank you so much for checking in. Enjoy a wonderful holiday season!!!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, all, and thanks for the shout out, Sally! I’ve no idea if we can make it but I’m forwarding info to Sue and Sarah to see if this weekend or New Year’s would work. I’d love to be there :)

    • Oh, Kim! I would be wonderful to see you and the rest of your “cruising crew”! We’ve got decent, not too expensive, hotels here in Black River Falls if you want to make an overnight retreat either during the open house this weekend or for the after Christmas sale. (Which is a mighty great sale!) Blessings to you all for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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