Thursday, March 20, 2014

.....and back again.....

Time really flies when you are having fun - this time last week I was on my way to Port Campbell for a stitching weekend - the weekend came and went in the blink of an eye it seems and by Monday night I was home again.  The days since have been spent unpacking, doing laundry and catching up on boring household chores.....and in the garden getting rid of the weeds that just seem to spring up overnight!  I am not a gardener, but it is satisfying to see the results of a few hours spent in the garden.  That will do me now for a while!

Linda really knows how to throw a stitching retreat!  everything one could wish for for a weekend of stitching.....food, shopping, great company - and the view from the venue (Port Campbell SLC) was just amazing......


Lunch day one.....roast turkey (or beef) with roast vegies and a choice of three desserts! Just perfect!


As there were no tutors everyone bought along their own projects to work on .......


...and those projects were many and varied.....

Jeanette working on her Rosalie Quinlan BOM.....


Sharon's stitchery and applique .....


Sue was working on these dolls for her grand daughter......


Shelby finished this top on Saturday and went on to the Gail Pan stitchery project on Sunday.....she was a machine......and she is 12!! (btw the bag the stitchery was made for was finished by Sunday afternoon.....)
 


Laraine was working on some exquisite embroidery.....


Me?  I worked on some Natalie Bird stitcheries......and socialised!


The view changed with the weather....which was sunny then showery then back to sunny....I love the sea - and since I live nowhere near it I can never get enough of it when I visit....


Surf lessons  for juniors on Sunday morning......the water was freezing so I was impressed they were so keen......

 
Prudence paid us a visit on Sunday........I never tire of seeing this masterpiece......
 
 
Linda also bought along her current hexagon work of art.......which is going to be just as amazing as it's cousin!  this is a section of the BACK of the work.....I won't show it in it's entirety as it isn't my story to tell, suffice to say I am looking forward to the big reveal when it's finished! 


 Always plenty to tempt in the pop-up shop..... gotta love Jodie's patterns....



..and yummy wool....


That's about it for now.......only a few days of my holidays left before I go back to work so some time in the sewing room is called for I think.

'til next time....................Lorraine

9 comments:

Deb said...

Loz, all of those wee hexagons.... ah make you go cross eyed. The ladies doing that are amazing, I don't think I would have the patience. Loving all of that scrummy wool. Pleased you had a nice break.

shez said...

wow Loz you sure have been having fun,thankyou for sharing.xx

Sue SA said...

Looks like fun!

Sam said...

Great idea to bring along a project of your own. We all have so many unfinished....I do anyway..Great photos thanks

Susan said...

I saw the retreat on Linda's blog, looks like a fabulous weekend. And what a great idea to bring your own projects. Enjoy the rest of your break.

quiltygal said...

Welcome back :) looks like a great holiday. We missed you on Saturday ... lots of laughs. Not long till APQ :) :) :)

Shay said...

Welcome Home Loz. Looks like you had a fantastic mini break. All that inspiration would have had me on overload!

Leanne said...

Looks like lots of fun. So much inspiration in all those projects. Great idea to bring your own project.

Chookyblue...... said...

catching up on old posts I had tagged to comment on........

so nice you got to go to Linda's workshop........such a pretty location.........and you got to catch up with Lise in this trip......I should see her Saturday........