A is for amazing, awesome women (thank you, Elizabeth, Jen, Michelle, Lauren, Christine, and everybody else who makes it happen).
B is for Buffum—a lovely cabin with a lovely view.
C is for cabin mates, friendly and funny. Clockwise from lower left: Laurel, Ann, Rani, and me.
D is for Downward-facing Dog in Michelle's Gentle Yoga class.
E is for evenings at the twinkle-light-adorned Playhouse.
F is for fox, red, pausing to look at me as he crossed my path.
G is for gluten-free options, lots, in the Rockywold dining hall.
H is for Harlot, The Yarn. It seemed like every time I spotted her in the dining hall she was playing with an incredibly happy-looking baby.
I is for Ice House Road and cabin ice boxes.
J is for joy, abundant.
K is for Krispies, Rice, treats, a most excellent gluten-free dessert.
L is for luna moths (I saw the first one of my life!) and lady slippers.
M is for mosquitoes, real and embroidered. (I stitched the first one of my life.)
N is for new friends made and new things learned.
O is for overscheduled lives left behind.
P is for pine walls, pine floors, pine needles, pine trees.
Q is for quiet dawns spent sketching at Needle Point.
R is for Ravelers and other folks who stopped by my table at the Squam Art Fair. (Camille, you looked so great in Pomegranate when you tried it on, I almost gave it to you!)
S is for the terrific staff of the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, always helpful, always friendly.
T is for turtle, sunning at Needle Point.
U is for unexpected moments of creativity and delight.
V is for viridity and verdancy, all around.
W is for Wood, Ann, who taught novice boatmakers how to put wind in their sails.
X is for X-Acto knife, helpful in boatmaking.
Y is for yarn bombings and pom-poms everywhere.
Z is for Zodiac, where stitcher extraordinaire Rebecca Ringquist demonstrated how cool and easy it is to make woven picots.
Sketches to come in another post!