Every once in a while, I get a comment like, “I don’t scrapbook so I can’t come to Zane Trace Inn or the Craft Farm.” We’ll have a small group visit the inn or the farm and by the end of the weekend they’ll be saying how they need to talk their other friends into coming even though they don’t “do” anything. My response is always the same: it’s about relaxing and just hanging out with your friends.
We’ve had several groups that have been a mixed bag of crafters. One weekend, we had 3 quilters, 1 knitter, and 4 scrapbookers here at the same time. Everyone got along just fine. It was very interesting how they shared their art and encouraged each other to try different things. They were amazed at the similarities between them. It’s all about the relaxing, hanging out with friends, and making new ones.
I get the same thing from cardmakers and stampers. They tell me that they are “just cardmakers” and don’t really scrapbook. Let me tell you, I’ve seen some pretty elaborate cards being made here at the Craft Farm in particular. They are beautifully layered pieces of art, with stamping, lots of pretty paper, intricate designs, shiny embellishments, and lots of love. Kind of like a 12 x 12″ scrapbook layout in miniature. It’s not about the type of hobby, it’s about kicking back and rejuvenating your spirit with friends and family.
A couple weeks ago, we had a quilt group at Zane Trace Inn. I marvel at the beautiful quilts and projects they make and how fancy everything looks. For me, sewing a straight line can be difficult. One lady was making a quilted tote bag with a zipper. I was in awe. Another lady had made a small wall hanging quilt, maybe 9 x 12″. It was darling. Little pieces of material sewn together. Hhhmmm… Kind of looked like one of the cards I had made my mom for Christmas. The quilt ladies and I started talking and one of them said they would never have the patience to scrapbook but that quilting was a lot easier. Hhhmmm… kind of sounds like something I would say so I did: sometimes scrapbooking is like quilting but with smaller pieces of “material.” They all agreed.
So, whether you quilt, scrapbook, make cards, stamp, make jewelry, knit, paint, read a book, or just want to relax, we’d like you to be a part of the Zane Trace Inn or Craft Farm family. Come and hang out with us and “do” whatever you want, as long as it’s legal.
Make your memories come to life…come stay with us.