Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Retreat 2 (lots of photos)

While at  "Avalon"  a visit into Toodyay is a must to go the Christmas Shop,

There is just sew much to see but I only took photos of the lovely chair next to the cosy fire

 Santa's chair

and this display of gingerbread houses.


Now on with the photos of some of the things the ladies worked on....

Firstly I'll show you Val's quilt.... All done bar the binding.... She's an amazing 90 year young lady....

Allison will be a Grandma for the first time soon and made this lovely playmat. Only has the binding to do.

She had started this gorgeous 1930s Hexie quilt many many years ago and Val spent some time over the past months finishing it for Allison. It now pinned ready for Allison to hand quilt on the weekend.

Jan has a few friends whose family are expecting babes sew she was busy putting some little quilts together.

                    This one needs some more snipping.

Pinned ready to quilt.

Jenny's colourful blocks being put together.....

Maree preparing the next applique block for her quilt.

Di's first row of her new project.

Joanne spent the weekend on this fabulous bead Peacock.

Leonie worked on the fantastic colourful blocks while her daughter Kerry completed all these Forest Friends .....

I was delighted to have completed my blocks for "Soul Searching" and sew them together...

Also worked on My Angels and Santas but didn't get a photo will take them will I get home.

Before leaving we had a group .........

Now I'm spending a few days in the big smoke visiting my DD and family and going to" Aladdin" tomorrow...

Must away to help prep dinner.

Happy Stitching

Hugz Maria XX


  1. So many wonderful good is Val's quilt, gosh 90 years.....amazing.....

  2. Ooooh I love the look of that Christmas shop!! So many cute things!! Love all the quilts the ladies were working on too... how lovely to spend that time with them! xx

  3. So many beautiful projects! I love your Soul Searching. That remains one of my favorite patterns. Yal has done and amazing job with that fantastic quilt and I love what Jenny has done with all of those squares.

  4. So many different projects by talented ladies! I wish I will still be quilting when I'm 90. It may take that long to use up all my stash!

  5. What a treat to have such a wonderful get together and see so many great projects!

  6. Thanks for taking me on Retreat with you! I just love seeing what everyone else is working on. THere's a lot of talent in that group!!

  7. what a fun weekend! thanks for sharing it all

  8. That Christmas shop looked lovely. Everyone worked on beautiful projects. Glad you had a great time Maria. xxx

  9. What a lovely lot of projects everyone worked on…. like a mini quilt show out there and it looks like a beautiful spot too... enjoy your days in the big smoke and the show too....


  10. Thanks for taking me along too... I very much enjoyed
    Wonderful pic's Maria... xox

  11. WOW!! So many beautiful quilts. What a fabulous (and productive) time everyone had. xxx

  12. I would love the Christmas shop! All your ladies were working on beautiful lovely to see. Have fun in the city and enjoy Alladin x

  13. Lots of beautiful things being made by you and your friends. The Christmas shop looks wonderful. I hope you enjoy "Aladdin" - I think it's my favourite musical - the Cave of Wonders is spectacular.

  14. Retreats are such fun! I always get so inspired by all the wonderful projects made at retreat! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. WOW, so many lovely quilts and works in progress.
    I love Christmas shops.

  16. I LOVE visiting Christmas shops, even if I'm too overwhelmed to actually buy anything! And your Soul Searching top looks great - I really must get on and finish mine, just the binding to complete.

  17. That Christmas shop look amazing, love the red chair by the fire! Perfect for stitching. Lots of beautiful projects being worked on there, lots of inspiration. Yay for Val!

  18. Such amazing projects! I think the hexie one or the beaded peacock may be my favourite (give me five minutes and I may change my mind again). The Christmas shop is awesome! x

  19. Wow! What a talented bunch. The Christmas shop would be very tempting.

  20. Such a productive weekend!

    Enjoy your time in the big smoke.


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