04 August, 2014

What A Weekend! (Part 1)

I picked up Mel and off we headed to Ballarat.
It was freezing and we were so excited when 
we came across snow!
We found a safe place to pull over and out we got.
Mel was very brave and picked up a handful of snow.
Here's Mel talking to Allison at The Cotton Factory. 
This is where Mel and I set ourselves up. It was upstairs and had such a lovely view. We didn't sit there 
once over the weekend! LOL!
 
Libby and Jennifer enjoying their morning tea.
 
Mel enjoying her raspberry and white chocolate muffin. 
Having a glass (or two) with dinner. This was NOTYQ's 21st retreat. I was at the very first one and have been to 17 of them. I missed three when feeding the babies and one when Nelson had his appendix out (that's when I got a 5 day holiday at the Austin Hospital!).
Sunday morning was extremely cold too.
 
These zombie rabbits (and one cat) kept breeding 
over the weekend. As the bird bath was frozen, 
they decided to go skating!
  
Finished flimsies and quilts were slowly added 
to the rails over the weekend.
Sunday there were scones with jam and cream.

I'll show you what I worked on over the 
weekend in the next post.
And yes, I did start quilting my quilt!

18 comments:

Maria said...

Brrrr!!! That's cold....but that didn't seam to matter as you both had a heaps of fun friendship and laughter as well as actually getting something done.....
WOW you have been patching a long time.. Great you have attended 17 out 21 retreats bet they have changed over the years.

shez said...

Hi Christine what wonderful pics and good to see Mel looking so well,glad Ballarat put on a good show for you,and such a lovely view from the window,thankyou for sharing my friend.xx

Melody said...

We had the most wonderful time. Thank you so much for driving me and looking after me so well. Much love.

kiwikid said...

Lovely to see your photos and see you had a great time. Looks like Mel enjoyed the snow!!

Susan said...

How exciting to see snow. Your retreat looks fantastic, great location and view.

Kim said...

Looks like you and Mel had a great time. Look forward to seeing what you worked on.

Karen said...

I was wondering how it all went in the cold weather. Looks like you made the most of it and had a great time. That is a lovely setting!

Cheryll said...

Looks great so far...especially the view...can't wait to see some handiwork... :)

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful weekend you had Christine and how fun to have snow on the way. Look forward to seeing what sewing you did

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

it sure looks cold. Looks like you had a great time. Hope you got lots do e.

KERYN B said...

What beautiful pictures you both look soooo happy, great spending time with a good friend. You might need to show us some show and tell to prove the sewing really came out of the bag lol..

Noela said...

Look at that snow. Cold here in Qld but no snow. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Hugs.....

Fiona said...

How fun Christine, this is such a lovely post and you both look so relaxed and playing around!
Hugz

retdairyqueen said...

Looks like a fun weekend despite the cold

Mdm Samm said...

ahhhh so it is cold there...and you have snow...that is surprising...I did not know you got any at all...
great pics..

donna said...

What a wonderful weekend. How nice is it to see snow. It is so stinkin hot here I would just love to deep my toes into some snow. LOL!
Hugs
donna

Linda said...

How fun! It looks like you were having a great time!

Linda said...

I have to add: It seems so odd to see snow there while we're experiencing temperatures over 100 F.! I would love to visit Australia some time!