Sunday, February 22, 2015

Too much for one Post

But I have to just get it all done...

Firstly:
I was lucky to be invited to join Sandi, Teresa, Helen & Noreen (collectively known  as the Tuesday Girls), Jenny,Noela and De in a retreat at Glenrose.


I've only ever been to the shop before but had heard a lot of stories about the retreats...all good of course...and now I know why.
The cabins are beautifully decorated, little teddies, quilts, lovely knick knacks etc.
The sewing room is well lit and well supplied - love the design walls!!
The company was - of course - a LOT of fun!

Lovely Sandi - Chief Organiser - gave us all a little present to welcome us...including some Oreos - in case we got hungry??? - no way was that happening . . . .the heart wind chime was a gift from Noreen, it has a lovely sound and will go outside when the rain stops . . .or next weekend . . .
 I may have done a bit of shopping . . .It's more than easy to shop at Glenrose...just stroll in and everything you pick goes into a bag - no money changes hands at all . .until the last day...- oops.
We also stopped at Canning Town Patchwork before we left...lovely little shop too.


I went prepared - several projects all kitted up and ready to go and I am pleased to say I got through 4 of my 5 "Must Dos" and went onto some "Could Dos' - because that was more fun...

Here are some of the projects I worked on . . .
#1 - quick to do - a little scrap bucket to match my mug bag for Sunday Stitchers

2014 GDITC - Sewing Folder
#2 Finished my Lynette Anderson GDITC 2014 project - it was a bag but had a personality change during the year . . 

Mrs Pinny Pincushion #1
#3 A pincushion

#4
????
you'll have to wonder

#5
the right hand three blocks
(from Quilty Fun - I know "everyone" did it last year but. .) 


AND
Sunday 22nd February

Today was a workshop with Natalie Bird - we had a choice of two projects - I selected the ipad cover which had a lovely stitchery and applique and I'm happy that I got through most of the stitching.  Lovely company on my table - apart from someone who kept hiding the chocolates in my bags...such a naughty person...
I'll have to do some pictures later on . . . .

Got to go - too much happening . . .



11 comments:

  1. It is always fabulous to spend time at retreat with your friends..
    You did really well working on sew many projects.

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend Susan! Shopping is always necessary at these places. Love your your project had a personality change!

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  3. Lots of gorgeous projects on the go

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  4. you got lots done...........and a fun time to go with it.........

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  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend with lots of fun and got heaps done.

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  6. what fun Susan..... I'm sure there was more than a little noise... and great you got lots of sewing done ...
    Hugz

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  7. Sounds like a busy time..lots of wonderful things in your photos

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  8. You were super busy love your GDITC bag xxx

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  9. Love the projects that you worked on at the Glenrose retreat...it certainly sounds like a wonderful place to be...the shopping method might be a bit 'dangerous'! Like running up a bar tab...lol

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  10. Busy, busy, busy! Good things to be busy with though!

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  11. Wow you have been "sew" buzy. They look great. Well done for finishing Lynette Anderson one too!

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