05 August, 2013

Back From Retreat!

 
What a wonderful time we had. Friday Night With Friends kicked off early Friday morning when I picked up Mel. We headed up to Ballarat for a day of shopping before heading to retreat. I'll show you what followed me home in another post. Uploading the photos, I've realised I didn't take very many. What a bad blogger I am! I was having to much fun to think about it.
What do you think of Melody's new do? Princess Magenta was having a wonderful time!
In fact, she was having such a great time, she lost concentration and stitched her ear plug cord to her project!
 Those owls are made by Maddy of Woomba Woomba. That's Adrienne concentrating hard!
 Of course, retreats are all about the food and we were certainly well fed. Saturday we had white chocolate and raspberry muffins for morning tea.
I think Mel got a photo of those!
 Sunday was scones!
 Claire (Matching Pegs), myself and Mel
enjoying morning tea.
This is what I worked on. I put all the blocks together for my Great Granny quilt. I didn't have enough of the white fabric for the sashing. Silly me had been using the tutorial by Lori Holt. I bought the amount of white she suggested. But when I looked at her quilt, Lori had made nine blocks. I made sixteen! Once I get some more white, it shouldn't take me long to finish the top.
I worked on a bit of stitchery on Sunday.
I think this sums up the weekend!
 
Thank you Mel for being a great travelling companion. Thank you also to the wonderful committee who made the retreat the great one it is. To the NOTY girls, thank you to you all for your friendship over the weekend.

17 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks like a great time - I love the size of your great granny.

Anna B said...

LOVE your G.G.Quilt, your sweet stitchery & Melody's new hairdo! All look GREAT. You all looked well rested & relaxed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds and looks perfect..

Susan said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. Your quilt is looking good too.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. Mel and I have been chatting about her hair color, I am so envious as thats the colour I tried to die mine a couple of weeks ago, sadly mine looks really dark and no where near as great as Mels. hugs

shez said...

what a great time you all had looks like so much fun,you two and your scones,lol.I love Mels hair and so funny she stitched up her ear plug,love your blocks too Christine.xx

Fiona said...

lots of fun... Mel looks fantastic even with sewn up cords!! and I have met Maddy once too...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Mel...looks fab!!! How funny sewing her earplug..Lol. Sounds like you had a fab time.Love all the quilts.

Maria said...

Pleased you had a fabulous time travelling with Mel and shopping and then off to your great retreat.
Love Mel's hair.....
Nice Great Granny quilt and stitchery.
Bet you had plenty of yummy food...

Noela said...

Glad you had a great time. Mel certainly looks different but I think she looks lovely. Hugs.....

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks a wonderful weekend. Your projects are looking wonderful too! Hugs Wendy

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!! Waaaaaa I want to come play too! Love Mel's new hairdo. She rocks!
xx

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

A bit of shopping on the way sounds just perfect. Had a laugh at Mel's expense re her sewing talents.
Good luck with the rest of your stunning quilt.

Happy scone eating.
Bev.

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW Christine.... looks wonderful!
All except Mel's mishap...lol!

Elyte said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. Your Great Granny quilt is looking fabulous. Love Mel's new hair style.

FloS said...

It seems to have been a great time !!
Your quilt is wonderful !
Florence

Nicky said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. Your granny squares are beautiful, nice to know I'm not the only one who makes those little mistakes.