Thursday, November 25, 2010

Catching Up!!

It is hard to believe that it has been a week since my last post. Life has been so busy.
After visiting my Kate and Lexie in hospital I drove about 500kms for my retreat in York.

We stay in “The Barn”

and so we have become “The Barn Owls” and these are our banners.
We did a lot of eating , chatting and even managed to do some stitching.

We were woken at 4.45am Sunday by on of the ladies asking us to get up and move our cars as there was a fire in the yard.
Thank goodness for the firemen who responded quickly and put out the flames.

After saying our Goodbyes on Sunday I drove to Perth to stay overnight with my DD2.
I had a great meal and a good nights sleep.Then in the morning it was off home again.
We have some beautiful country to see on the way. At this time of year this tree bursts into flower.
It is called a “Christmas Tree” 


I managed to clock up over a 1000 klms and I think I am still getting over it.


  1. 1000 km and the drama of a fire. You must be exhausted. Lexie is so sweet.

  2. Phew - that's a lot of driving.... little Lexie is such a cutie.... glad you had a good owlie retreat....

  3. Hooray, you got into the new 'puter. Well done.

  4. Congratulations on the beautiful baby! Being a grandma is one of the greatest blessing in our lives!

    What a busy, exciting and fun week you have had. The "barn owls" look like a great group.

    The Christmas Tree is beautiful!
    Have a great week. (And catch up on your rest!)

  5. Mama and baby are so sweet. What as beautiful baby.

    The Christmas Tree is beautiful - such a pretty blossom.

    Sounds like the barn owls is a lively group.

    Hugs - Marie

  6. Hello Maria,

    It was great to meet you on Saturday. Glad you got home safely and have rested. Enjoy those baby hugs.

  7. what an exciting week for you! A beautiful baby, a fun retreat, even a fire! Take a nap!

  8. Gosh that is a lot of driving.
    I think I would struggle to do that in 3 months
    Your retreat sounds a lot of fun :)

  9. Sounds like a Full On Time You've had..Glad you made it home safe & sound...

  10. That fire must have been scarey for you all! Good photos, and hopefully it was out out befoure it did too much damage.

    That's a long drive to go to a retreat, I'm very impressed with your dedication.

  11. You do believe in excitement where ever you go, don't you? I love the Christmas Tree! I can't wait to see some of the stitching you got done. Get some rest, and then bring on the pictures.

  12. Certainly was a huge week Maria - beautiful new baby.

  13. Congradulations Grandma! Beautiful baby.

    Lots of excitement your way!!! Happy that you got home safe.

    Carolyn :)

  14. Wow!!! It sounds like you have had an exciting week.

    The baby looks like such a precious little bundle. Did you get lots of baby snuggles from her?

    What a gorgeous tree!!!

  15. OMG Maria...I know how quickly the fires can get out of hand..I'm so glad your all ok..
    Some of our girls are at Avonlon at Toodyay..

  16. Lexie is adorable! Your trip was eventful for sure!

  17. This sounds like so much fun. I would give anything to have a group like that to sew with.

  18. O Maria!
    I am blown away by the beauty of your Christmas tree! I would much rather have one of those than the ones we all decorate! It is gorgeous !
    Gosh - the fire was a scary event-thank goodness that all of you were ok. I remember when you was working on your litte Owl last year! What a wonderful group you have to play with!
    Your daughter and grandbaby are both So beautiful! She looks like she is going to be the perfect mother-probably from the love she has learned from you. :)

  19. OMG!! Hope no one's car was burned by the fire! YIKES!! Other than that, it sounds like a fun time by all! I love retreats!! So nice to be around others who love the same things you do, right? Polly

  20. Oh Maria, you sound like you've been a very busy girl... yep travelling does make you tired..but such fun.

    Huge congrats on the safe arrival of your new grand daughter...such wonderful news for you all.
    What a sweetie she is :-)

    Enjoy xx