Thursday, July 5, 2012

Home again Part one.

after travelling  1700 kms over the past few days. ( to the retreat and then to DD2's surprise 40th.) I am pleased to be home. Even though an unwanted bug has come along as well.

My friend Linda and I left last Friday to go to our annual Patch retreat at Toodyay. On the way we stopped in Midland to have lunch with my DDs and do some shopping.
Arrived at about 3 o’clock to see many of the ladies already busy setting up their machines. We unloaded the car and got started too.

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after dinner some of us watched Tele and did a bit of knitting. Lovely and cosy sitting by the fire.

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Woke to a very foggy cold morning but it was warm inside. After a nice breakfast it was back to the sewing room.

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I was working on a Bright Jelly Roll Top.

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and Mary is busy hand sewing.

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later Linda and I went for a drive around town

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we found some fun things to see and places to go before our return.

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Saturday night dinner theme was “Flowers” and we had a surprise for two of our girls who had birthdays.

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Marie (behind the balloons) had a normal birthday but it was Linda’s 50th.


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After dinner we played a Trading Game . There was lots of laughter coming from each table…

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Will post part two tomorrow……
Hugz  Maria

20 comments:

  1. Thats a long trip and bringing an unwanted guest back too!!! But it looks like it was all worth it...
    Hugz

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  2. ooh that looks like you had heaps of fun...
    Hugs Dawn x x

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  3. loved reading your post and seeing your pics - so envious of your retreat ;-)

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  4. Waoh !! it seems you had a lot of fun !
    Florence

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  5. WOW... what FuN !!!
    Shame about the bug though... hope it goes quickly! :)

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  6. Looks like you had lots of fun. That's certainly a lot of km's you've done in the past few days!

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  7. What a trip..such a long way to go, but when I see the photos it looks like it was all worth it..what a lovely group of like minded friends...such a fun way to spend your time..hope you're feeling better soon..

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  8. That looks like a fun weekend....wish I was there! Oh wait a minute I was! Even though I missed the first night it was a fun retreat when I finally did get there.

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  9. oh Maria this retreat looks like a beautiful place,what fun you all had.xx

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  10. Looks like a fun retreat and you got to visit your DD's too...bonus!

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  11. the retreat looks like great fun! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your weekend (but sorry about the bug :()

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  12. the retreat looks like great fun! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your weekend (but sorry about the bug :()

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  13. It really looks like you had a lot of fun , hope the bug has said good bye now :-)

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  14. One word! FUN!!! I am sure you had a wonderful time..Sometimes it is fun just to laugh.

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  15. It looks and sounds like you had WAAAAY too much fun. It sounds like a great trip - minus the bug.

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  16. I would love to attend your retreat - what fun!!

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  17. Wow, Maria!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time on retreat!! I am so jealous!! Except of the bug!! Hope it goes soon!!

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  18. Looks funtastic
    I've never been to a retreat but imagine how much fun they would be!

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  19. Great pics of your retreat! Quite a long trip! So fun to see what everyone is working on and just have fun!

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