Saturday, March 19, 2011

I started my time off with a road trip..............

..........and I will finish my time off work with........a road trip!  Not so far from home this time....just to Port Pirie.....for a weekend with Melly .....


and Rosalie......


- hosted by Robyn from Country Hart.  As usual Robyn and her helpers did an amazing job with presentation.....this was the goodie bag we received on arrival......


Two projects on offer today......do I choose to do Rosie's applique project.........


Or......Melly's stitchery project.... Baby Bunting.....a cute sampler......

Not the best photo in the world....but you can see I chose the stitchery sampler...especially since Melly could help me with a couple of stitches I have struggled with...the colonial know and satin stitch (which I tend to avoid like the plague)..this is what I achieved today (possibly because Kris wasn't there to distract me???)  Also in the pic are some of the contents of the goodie bag....I am surprised the little gold Lindt bunny survived the day.  I know a couple that didn't!  Not mentioning any names Amanda and Sue (no blog).......!!

Dinner with some of the girls tonight.....then back again tomorrow for round two!  The little sampler will come in handy...there has been a bit of a baby boom at work!  It's for a boy....just need to add name and details .......or there is a "girl" version as well......might stitch some up and have on hand!

Hope Rhi and the girls are having a good time "Rose-sitting" for me (oh and looking after the house as well)....it was a great opportunity for them to have a weekend in the Barossa and do me a favour at the same time. 

Gratitudes:
weekends away
friends new, old and absent
my job - I need to go back now!

16 comments:

Gail said...

glad you had a good time, I know where Kris was! (I saw her today)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Aww.... did you give Melly a hug from me?! Looks like lots of fun!! Back to 'reality' next week though?? GOod luck for your week back at work!!

Stina said...

Oh Oh.. now you made me jealous!!!!
Everything looks just wonderful!!
SHOW MORE PICS...;O))

Shay said...

Cant wait to hear the wrap up of your weekend. It all looks like so much fun !

What a great way to finish up your holidays....

Kris said...

Oh my goodness! I feel slighted! Are you saying I'm a distraction who never gets anything done? Just because it's true, doesn't mean you can say it Loz!!! Looks like you were having a great time.

Deb said...

Aww, you lucky girl Lorraine to be able to spend the weekend with Melly, Rosalie and Robyn. I have been so excited for you all as the time has been coming closer to your weekend of joy. I am feeling extremely green (not my best shade either). Pleased to hear you have been having a wonderful time, you so deserve it.
big hugs

Nays Place said...

Wasnt it a fantastic weekend - thankyou so much for the wonderful company Granny Loz - a very wet trip home after my detour to Port Augusta - hope your trip home was uneventful and that Rose was wiating patiently home for you. Thanks for being patient with the 'newby' and offering the hints and tips I had so much fun.

Roseanne said...

Wow... you luck thing hope you had a good time. I love the bag.

Melly said...

Was sooooooooooo great to spend time and chat with you heaps!! I am blown away about what you got completed, what a fun time :) :) :) Onwards and upwards to both of us :)

Amanda said...

It was a great time Loz, and lovely to sit with you. Hope the trip home was uneventful ours was very wet and a little scarey because visibility wasn't all that great. Yes and I admit my resolve to be good all weekend lasted as long as that first plate of scones and cream came out oh well back to the diet today.

Sue said...

Hi Loz, Lovely post of the first part of the weekend. We all had a great time and it was lovely to share it with you & Nay. Hope your drive home was Ok ours was pretty intense the rain was very heavy & visibility was poor ... but Helen did a great job in getting us home safely!!! mmmmm now I have another 4 UFOs to add to the squillions I already have .... but I have kept them out and hope to work on them .... so you never know 1 or 2 might even get finished!!! LOL!! Good luck for work ... Im sure it will all come flooding back to you!!! Cheers S x
ps I hope little Rosie didnt miss her mummy too much and that the girls had a great time!!!

Katie said...

Oooooo. What fun! I would have had a hard choice choosing which project to work on. :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

oh Loz you had a great time too...........I did too..........we are so lucky we get to enjoy this fun..........

Leanne said...

I think that's a bit of a cop out blaming Kris. Looks like you all had a great weekend.

paddysmum said...

It looks as though you all had a fantastic time-I am so jealous. Oh well I had to do the wifey thing and go to the clipsal.-always next time
Oh poor Kris too-I can see that she is going to a lot of places that we would love to go to!!
Catch up soon...Juliex

Anita said...

Lucky you - a 2 day retreat!! How cute are the goody bags!!