Tuesday, July 9, 2013

More catching up ..... our retreat


   
Last week a group of 9 of us went for a retreat to Glenrose, Warwick.  It is a 3 hour drive from where I live.Here we are just before leaving to head home - Maree, Teresa, me, De, Sandi, Helen, Lynda, Cheryl and Alison in front.

 The shop (above) has the most amazing range of fabrics and samples. We did tend to visit it quite a bit.
 3 of the cottages were through this gate, and a 4th one was further to the right.


The inside of our cottage was beautifully decorated with quilts, teddy bears, and other items.   



The grounds were amazing - I didnt take enough photos!
Chookyblue was driving past on her way home from Brisbane, and decided to call and make sure we were all working - I think we were.  It was so great that she popped in.  Here she is with Sandi and Helen. 

 My main projects were to make Vicki's raggy edge flannel quilt, Most of these fabrics are from a range called Snowmen make me Smile.  This is one of my K.A.R.T.S. (Kitted and ready to start - for Sew its Finished).  I bought the fabrics while on last year's quilters trail.
I also started working on Harry's Cowpoke quilt, which is turning out so well.
 Helen gave each of us a kit to make a scissor/key fob.  These are just 2inches square with small embroideries on them.  So cute.


 This is the work space of De and I.  I think we are quite compatible as far as keeping a tidy work area dont you?  De was on this side of the table and I was behind her.  Cheryl was squashed on to the end of the table and was so neat - well I dont think we left her enough room to be anything else.  Sorry Cheryl.  The coloured quilt on the design wall is Cheryl's and it looks amazing.



13 comments:

shez said...

so good to see that you all had so much fun Marilyn.xx

Fiona said...

great to see you had sucha lot of fun... and in such a lovely place...
Hugz

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Glenrose looks to be the perfect place for your retreat! The shop sounds and looks very inviting.

Noela said...

It certainly looks like a lovely place to have a quilt retreat. Hugs...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It looks like you all had the best time.....fantastic spot....gorgeous friends....and sewing....just perfect...

creations.1 said...

Beautiful setting, charming cabins, surrounded by creativity and good friends - what else could a crafter ask for!

Susan said...

it sure does look pretty - I think the corner is neat - but that De side??? well...
PS Congrats on your win from Helen too

Maria said...

It all looks wonderful!

Simone Harding said...

Looks like a great place for a weekend away.

Maria said...

What a great place to go to for a retreat. Nice to put face to names.. How good to have choosy pop in too.

Chookyblue...... said...

a great place for a retreat.....very nice.......so pleased to surprise you all.........lol......great sewing room too.......

Joy McD said...

What a beautiful place! How lovely to be able to go there and enjoy friends and sewing! xxx

La Pecora Nera said...

Congrats for your beautiful blog.
Kisses from Italy, Emanuela