Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Friday in Adelaide

How can you ever put into words and pictures what a wonderful weekend we had in Adelaide.  The whole weekend was amazing, due in large part to the wonderful organisation by Dawn.  Nothing was overlooked in the planning, and the Adelaide girls who stepped in to be cabin mums/drivers/helpers/friends were a blessing to Dawn and to every one of us there.  Nothing was too much trouble for them.  Thank you every one of you.
   
These four  "nutters" are such gorgeous and generous girls and I am privileged to have them as friends.

We enjoyed renewing friendships with those who had been in Hobart for our Lets Get Stitched retreat there in 2012.  We made friends with those who were on their first time at Lets Get Stitched this year.  We visited new shops and businesses, explored Hahndorf, which I was pleased to see still had the gorgeous character I remember from being there over 30 years ago.

First stop on Friday was Hetties Patch.  It has a beautiful range of fabrics and other fun items to look at (and buy).  The staff there probably thought a whirlwind had gone through the shop after we left.  There was so much retail therapy going on.



We also visited Cotton Stitches which was a beautiful store also, and another store which I dont know the name of, but which had an overwhelming range of fabrics.  I was too busy shopping to take photos in those stores.
I was very pleased with my additions to my stash.

I bought some coordinating fat quarters, some yardage (the green for a quilt binding, the snowflakes for another Santa Sack), a  Vintage Modern jelly roll - I have been admiring Vintage Modern  for a long time so gave in to temptation, as it was a good price, including a 10% discount, and also some small items for the birthday stash.
On Friday night we had a pizza and games night.  The pizzas were delicious, a flavour to suit every palate.  This was followed by delicious trifle.
As far as the games were concerned - as Teresa said, "what happens in Adelaide stays in Adelaide".  All we can say is that we laughed, talked, played and had so much fun on the night.

We had a small amount of show and tell - here is Lucky with a beautiful quilt.

It was such a wonderful day and night to start off our retreat.

12 comments:

Maria said...

Delighted you all had the best time..
You bought some lovely goodies..

De said...

back to reality with a thud for me today....Im back to work :(

Fiona said...

so fun.... great to see and hear (although some bits left out!!!) about it... lovely treasures you found
Hugz

EclectChic said...

What happened in Adelaide stays in Adelaide??? Intriguing!!!

shez said...

thankyou so much for sharing Marilyn,looks like you all had a ball,great pics.xx

creations.1 said...

What a wonderful 'timeout' for ypou all - and by the sounds of it a lot of great moments to remember!!

Noela said...

Boy, sounds like you had the very best time. Will have to try to make it next year. Hugs.....

Anthea said...

What a great time Marilyn! Great to spend time with ladies of similar interests... x

Maria said...

What a wonderful lot of things you all got to do. Love the photos of the quilt shops!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you all had a ball...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great photos. What a wonderful time you all had.

Wendy said...

looks like you all had a wonderful time! Vintage Modern is such a gorgeous line