Friday, 9 March 2018

I've Been on Holidays

I had a lovely two weeks away towards the end of February. The 40 degree days tested my patience but the fact that we spent the first week with my daughter and grandies in South Australia made it worthwhile. My grandson was turning four and starting kinder so of course Nan had to be there.  Straight home and down to the Mornington Peninsula for a lovely couple of days with our gorgeous friends Keryn and Ross. It was the best.  Finished the week and my holidays with a lovely three day stitching retreat. Never have I done a 3 day retreat before.  What luxury. Sit and sew and eat and talk ALL day.  Didn't have to lift a finger.  The retreat was run by Lisa from FignBerry Creations and Katie from Cottage Garden Threads, and while we did receive a lovely pattern and kit from each designer, it was as much about taking other things to work on and finish.

A few snaps from the weekend -

Our two projects - gorgeous zippered purse from Lisa and stitcher's first aid kit using an old dvd case from Katie,

Beautiful displays and lots of inspiration and yummy shop to make a purchase or two

The girls were very industrious.

Loved Lisa's new bom "Round the Garden Patch" - a combination of stitchery and hexies with a little applique.  This photo does not do it justice - it is stunning.

And look who I ran into there - what a lovely suprise - Raewyn from  stitching farmgirl blog.  So lovely to meet Raewyn as we had been partners in Chooky's santa swap last year.
And of course a purchase or three. The Patchwork Teahouse had a shop there and as she is closing soon fabric was $8 metre. Way too good to resist.  We did call into Patchwork with Gail B on our way.  I had never been to this shop before - amazing. We were there for well over an hour. Definitely worth a visit. 
Lovely Labour Day long weekend here so off again (I  have been back at work in between) to the coast for a few days. The weather is superb - 30 degrees at the moment - bathers packed, stitching packed, chocolate packed. Enjoy your weekend Cheryl


Maria said...

Such a lovely special holiday ending with the three day retreat.
How nice to meet Raewyn...

Clare said...

An enjoyable trip with loads of memories for you. Love the quilt,wonder where to get that.
Happy Stitching.

kiwikid said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday Cheryl,that three day retreat wiuld be perfect for you, time to relax and enjoy. Wonderful to meet Raewyn, she is a lovely person. Enjiy your shoppin goodies and the beach this weekend.

Jeanette said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday. Love Lisa's new quilt bom. Hugs, xx

Fiona said...

sounds like a great time was had... great for you to meet up with Raewyn


Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely to spend time with family and friends. Lots to keep you busy Cheryl. Great to see Raewyn too xx

Karen S said...

You sure do know how to squeeze a lot into your time away. How lovely to spend time with family, friends and a workshop!!!