Sunday, March 17, 2013

'Bye to Adelaide, and a great week at home

And so our time in Adelaide came to an end, but not without some sad farewells.  After all it is going to be a year before we will be back together for another fun time in Melbourne.

We took the opportunity for some last minute photos.
 The lovely people I was lucky enough to share a cabin with - Deb, De, me and our gorgeous cabin Mum, Christine.
 Some last minute fun - Christine and Narelle.

Bye Teresa, see you on the plane tonight.

Thanks to Joy taking this photo on Teresa's camera, a gorgeous sunset as we flew away from South Australia.


Wendy came to Brisbane with her son for an appointment on Wednesday, I caught up with her,  as well as Maureen and Susan.

 It looks like there was a huge crowd of us for coffee - not so, we were left alone by the staff, and this is the accumulation of cups from throughout the afternoon.  There were some more down the other end of the table.  I cant even say the staff were too busy to clear the table - they just didnt !

A little bit of sewing has been achieved this week.  First, my pincushion from the Stitch-a-long. This is from the Some Kind of Wonderful book by Anni Downs.  It was a fun one to make.
 I am now working on  this UFO.  This is from some years ago, and I wasnt happy with how the blocks were supposed to be arranged, so I have pulled apart the blocks that had been sewn together, finished piecing the other ones and rearranged them.  It looks much better now and I am happy to finish it off.

The Grandies are getting into the mood for Easter.  Kai and Charlie made rabbit masks with their Mum this week, and wanted photos taken.  Kai's abundant fur seems to be falling off - some repair needed I think.

10 comments:

Maria said...

Love the pin cushion; it looks great! Those Easter masks are pretty impressive!

Helen Marasco said...

Your UFO looks interesting ,look forward to seeing it finished. The masks look like a lot of fun for the kids. The pin cushion looks fabulous !!!!

Kathy said...

Retreats are so much fun, and always lovely to meet new and old friends :). Your UFO looks intriguing.

Anneliese said...

Me too - love this pincushion!! Wonder what you will show us about the UFO when it is progressing.

Susan said...

Lovely pin cushion - and I think that UFO is going to be quite colourful. A great day meeting Wendy!

shez said...

great post Marilyn and love the pic of the boys arent they clever with their masks.xx

Noela said...

Looks like you have been having fun this week. Great pin cushion. Your quilt will be lovely when put together. Bright and cheery. Hugs....

Maria said...

Sew good to be able to share time with your bloggy friends...
Love your bright blocks..
Kids look awesome in their masks...

Fiona said...

Lots of fun Marilyn... great social life with bloggers? Such a pretty pincushion and your blocks will look great together .... I love the masks!!
Hugz

Maureen Clare said...

Great to catch up last week. The UFO you are working on wouldn't happen to be a Curves class with Donna Ward many moons ago? Love the pincushion too. I am tempted. Cheers