07 August, 2019

Friday Night With Friends At Retreat!

 I got a very early start to FNWF as Melody and I headed off to 
our yearly NOTYQ retreat. We take all day to get there (it's only an hour 
and quarter from home) but we stop and visit lots of lovely shops. 
Here we are in Ballan where the town was yarn bombed!
 My first project I worked on was to finish stitching the binding 
on a new baby quilt. It is very dull here today 
so I'll do a post on it when I can get better photos.
Saturday I started working on block one of Jenny's
Phyllis May's Kitchen BOM. Not an awful lot was stitched as 
there was too much time spent talking and eating!
But unfortunately, there was a mishap and red wine was 
spilt over my stitching. My dear friend was so upset but
accidents happen. We did try getting the wine out with 
little success. I'll just make another one!
So onto block two. 
I need to get more of the thread I had chosen for outlining 
the apron in chain stitch as the skein of green also got wined.
 Saturday night Melody and I found something 
new to play with - Instagram! 
We had so much fun playing with the filters. 
There was an awful lot of laughter happening!
We had a fabulous weekend with stitching friends.
I didn't get as much stitching done as I planned but retreats
are more about friendship and having fun.
Thank you to Cheryll for hosting us. 
You can see what others got up to here.


marina said...

looks like a great time! great to see you and Melody
shame about the wine accident....

Julie said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time Christine. I love that yarn bombed car - how fabulous. Whenever I am travelling anywhere with friends we always take the time to stop along the way too - makes for so much fun. xx

kiwikid said...

Looks like you and Mel had a great time, ssuch a shame about the wine being spilled, I guess it was one block and not a quilt! It is always good to stop and explore on the way to the retreat. The yarn bombed car looks amazing.

Sam I Am...... said...

What great fun! Love the car bomb and seeing Melody again! So sorry about the red wine incident but you have a great attitude! Good to see you all again.

Karen said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. Love that car that was bombed.

Maria said...

How nice to have sew many great places to visit on the way to retreat....
A happy group of ladies and good to have some stitching done too.

Cheryll said...

Looks like you had heaps of fun. Shame about the spillage... but as you say... accidents do happen...xox