Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I’m Back from Retreat!!! Long post

Linda picked me up at 8am on Friday for our 4 day retreat at Avalon. Such a pretty place tucked away in the hills at Toodyay.


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We arrived at round 4pm after a little detour through Midland for some shopping and nice lunch. We quickly unpacked the car and set up as everyone was already busy cutting , sewing and chatting . Hmm! some were txt too…


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One of our members, Loris, was making a PJ Doggy Bag for her youngest GS and asked if others would like to join her. Six of us sewed along.

this is my poor guy before stuffing.

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looking better but still needing a nose…


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with all his friends sitting on the back of the lounge chair,

Oh! wait Beatrice’s Purple fella is now ready to join with the others for the outdoor photo shoot. 


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The old fella on the right is about 12 yrs and came along sew we could see how he went together.. Made it a bit easier....


I have taken this Kit with me to several retreats over the years and this time I have finally cut and stitched the Snowballs. Wonder when I will put them together…

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Also managed to do some secret sewing on my Summertime mini.

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Some of us stayed up till the wee small hours

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even though Helen's glasses lost an arm  (easily fixed with tape ah! )

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and Beatrice was feeling the cold….

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We finally went to bed round 1am....

Patch Friends,

Linda pinning her quilt.

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Val’s “Hexagon”Jelly Roll Flimsy,


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and she also made the cute Bunny on the chair.  At 86 Val is amazing and has no intention of slowly down, only hope I am still as active as her at that age.


Jan M’s “Forrest Path” Jelly Roll Flimsy.


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Pam’s sewing table mat….


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Jan A’s “Bag” for her GD1

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Monday morning the room all packed up

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and we are ready for the drive home through the lovely misty morning.


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What a fabulous 4 days of just being spoilt, I loved it. 

Hugz  Maria



25 comments:

  1. Oh that just looks wonderful..........lots of lovely things worked on while you were all there........

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  2. Great fun and it is wonderful that so many did projects together as a sew a long. I love retreats and also love when other quilts share about them

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  3. Looks like you had a great time. Lucky you!

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  4. Those dogs are so cute Maria. Looks like you all got a lot done.

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  5. looks like a very productive retreat and lots of fun too!

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  6. Looks like a good time was had by all
    I received a lovely surprise in the mail today Thank you so much xx

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  7. I'm so happy for you, and so jealous! You really needed that time away, and it's good to hear that you got so much done, and got rejuvenated. I just found out that my fall retreat coincides with something else, so I probably won't be able to attend. :-(

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  8. Oh, my goodness, what fun you had!! So glad you had this opportunity. Love those little pups.

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  9. What a lovely time you had and seem to have really got a lot done as well! Those pups are adorable!

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  10. Great photos - a bit jealous here - you had such a wonderful retreat!!!

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  11. What a fabulous retreat! All the girls projects look gorgeous but those PJ Dogs are just too cute for words. They cracked me up sitting sitting in a row like that. Did you have a pattern or work from the original. Whichever.. they are
    impressive. Glad you finally got to make those snowballs.....xx

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  12. Oh how awesome Maria! 4 days of sewing, that would be heaven, how lucky and lovely. Those dogs are just too cute!

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  13. Retreats are such fun--all the excitement and anticipation before the retreat begins and looking forward to reuniting with new/old friends for the next retreat

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  14. Great fun and lots done... some lovely quilts and those dogs are just so cute ... did the retreat give mojo a boost?
    Hugz

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  15. Hi Maria wow what an awesome time away with such lovely friends,love those cute dogs,thankyou for sharing those lovely projects,well done ladies.xx

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  16. Looks like a wonderful retreat , so glad you enjoyed your time :-)

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  17. What a lovely time you had. All the doggies in a row look so cute. Looks like everyone got quite a lot done. You must have been tired when you got home.
    valspierssews

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  18. What fun you had, Maria. I LOVE those doggies!!!! It looks like it was a productive crowd of women too.

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  19. Fabulous!! How blissful, retreat for 4 days :-) Love those PJ doggies and great projects by everyone.

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  20. so glad you had a fun weekend! those puppies are adorable!

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  21. Just gorgeous doggies :) Looks like a wonderful four days :)

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  22. My guild had a retreat in the country this weekend too1 But I had to miss it because of my knee replaemment surgery. They all called me on Saturday to rub it in!

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  23. What a cute doggie bag...looks like you all had a great time...

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  24. What a fun retreat! I'm new to the US, so it was nice to see the adventures of a fellow west Aussie!

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