Sunday, November 20, 2011

FNSI and Retreat.

On Friday my friend Sue and I drove to Avalon in Toodyay (about 400kms away)  for a weekend retreat.


It is situated in beautiful relaxing bushland with fabulous views.


We spent lots of time sewing


and I finished this for FNSI. I was unable to post till tonight ,when I arrived home, as there was no internet reception there.


Saturday we drove into town and went here to drool over the gorgeous shop with so much eye candy.


Can’t believe I did not buy anything but my friends walked out with goodies in there bag.

Was very pleased to have made some secret Christmas gifts


and started another Elves Wall Hanging.


in between chatting, eating and drinking.

Sue and I were also pleased to have Bev.C. from Kainga Happenings come to visit us . She brought some beautiful roses from her garden. Thank you Bev was lovely to see you.

I think I will sleep well tonight after my great weekend and the drive home.


  1. wonderful Post Maria,love your FNSI finish,well done on your extra sewing as well.The retreat looks very nice,hope you had a great time Maria.Could you also tell me what the elf pattern is as i love this wall hanging,thankyou Maria.ox

  2. It sure sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with some really fabulous finishes and starts on new projects , great work . The elves are adorable.

  3. lucky you! What a fun weekend & lots of sewing done. I love those little elves

  4. What a beautiful area! And you got so much done. I did a lot for FNSI, but couldn't show much. Glad you enjoyed your retreat - not having internet reception can be a good thing.

  5. Perfect weekend by all accounts.
    Lovely projects you have been working on - look forward seeing to those secrets revealed in the future.
    Enjoy your week, may you continue to be productive after you rest.

  6. It looks like you had the most fantastic week-end.
    Love your butterflies and your elves. Keep up the good work.

  7. Looks like you had lots of fun. How lovely to meet up with Bev. I love those little elves. So cute! Hugs, Christine

  8. Looks like you had a great weekend of ''fun, friends and sewing''... how lucky were you to get flowers from Bev's wonderful garden xxx

  9. Ohh it sounds wonderful Maria. AND to have Bev C come join in was nice... with her beautiful roses..AND also to actually get some sewing done. What a GrEaT time ! :)

  10. Great finish and beginnings. Those little elves look wonderful.
    Sounds like a great weekend. Gotta love crafty catch ups!

  11. Looks like a fabulous place for a retreat... cute quilt...

  12. Don't faint--but it is me!!!!
    I am finally feeling better and finally getting around to reading up on some blog sites--you have made some lovely things and gotten some lovely gifts--but my favorite one is----Lucy--I just love her--give her a hug for me==ok?????
    Hugs, Di and that Miss Gracie

  13. You had a very productive FNSI and retreat. The little butterfly quilt is so pretty in those pastel colours and the elf wallhanging makes me smile.

  14. How good are your FNSI, great colours....

  15. Hello Maria,

    A great FNSI and I actually got to see your quilt for real. Good luck finishing the elves. Can't believe that you left the Emporium with nothing. So great to catch up and enjoy your rest today.
    happy days.

  16. It was a good weekend, thanks for doing the driving. I should have offered to share Bev's roses, would you like some to put in a vase at your house?

  17. Sounds like a wonderful time. Your butterfly quilt is lovely.

  18. How fun having crafty retreats. Hugs Khris

  19. Hi Mum,

    Looks like you had a great time, as you always do.
    Looking forward to joining you again next year on a retreat.
    My emails are still bouncing back to me whenever I send you one. Please send me your other address and I will try that. Lots of Love DD2

  20. A retreat and days with friends are always appreciated !!

  21. what a nice time you must have had,I love all of the photos ,very nice scenery nothing better than crafting and chatting with some nice friends many more like these.

  22. Your FNSI finish is very pretty. Looks like you had a great time.

  23. Lucky lucky you, to get a sewing retreat, and to meet Bev... Blogging friends are the best..


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