After a hectic morning remembering, packing and repacking various must have items I finally arrived at the Retreat. I unpacked and proceeded to get things organised. Hopefully to get "Girls Day Out" sewn together. Roxy ,Suzanne and Vicki were already hard at it and Marie, Judy, Caroline and Jenny arrived at short intervals. Places were established, some taking more room than others but hey.
At 12.00 we all went up to the house for lunch which was catered by Bluey (Roxy's hubby). Beef and Bacon soup, Rolls and a side salad. It was very tasty. I scored him a 9 but was told it was too high as where would he go from here so I dropped it to a 7.5. Then back to the cottage to Sew - Chat - Sew - Laugh - Sew till six. Kylie arrived at 5pm and the group was complete.
Marie had a lovelly christening gown that her father wore and a scrappy quilt.
|Marie's scrappy quilt|
Then we all were presented with goody bags. Roxy had done a beautiful job of capturing everyones needs. Thank You from All of Us.... :-)
|Ancient Mulberry Tree|
Breakfast started at 6 as Marie was off to the AGM in Launceston for the day. The rest of us proceed down to the cottage for a full day of productive quilting.
|Caroline, Jenny & Vicki|
Kylie was finishing her tractor blocks and Caroline was adding details to a cot quilt
|Roxy's Art Quilt in progress|
Buffet tea was at 6pm which coincided with the arrival of Deb from the Village Sampler in Lilydale. Deb had brought down baskets and cases of fabric and books for us to peruse and purchase and we all thank her for making the trip and hoped she had a good time.
|Roxy and Jenny|
Then we had a Show and Tell from the weekend activities, I hope you enjoy the photos, there was a bit of fun happening and story telling as we passed around The Gift Parcel. Rules were to keep the gift you were to answer the question given for example mine was what quilt I havent done but would like to? Other examples were school memories? shearing shed encounters??? and a Ghost story retold??????? Now you will have to ask Caroline about that one.. Hehe Hoho.
|Caroline's nose warmer????|
Slowly a little more exhausted than the previous night everyone toddled off to bed. Some time through the night it got interesting as we were visited by the resident ghost and his light. I can hear you say too much wine but no ....everyone was tucked up in bed but lights were seen walking up the hallway mmmmm. I suppose he was checking to make sure we were behaving ourselves. Though it could have been a poltergeist................
Sunday morning was a bit slower to get things started, some went off to the cottage to finish up last minute projects and the others went of into the pool room to make a final selection of Deb's fabrics.
I had a wonderful and productive weekend which I would love to Thank
Roxy for organising all the activities.
Jenny and Graham for letting us occupy their house for three days.
Bluey for all the meals cooked to perfection.
And all who attended and made it a great retreat.
Hope you enjoy my ramblings.............