Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kingaroy retreat and stitch-a-long.

Well here we are stuck in  traffic for quite awhile.... nothing going either way.... finally we were off again but we did stop for a little break.


We found this cafe so lunch was then the order of the day.

Teresa was trying to get out of the picture but she couldn't escape my camera, Laurel was a good girl though.


Happy hour at the "Quilter's Rest" at Kingaroy, fabulous place away from the world, no television or radio.... just stitching..... fantastic.


We thought this was very funny, Jenny and I had our little irons and were using the same ironing board for our bear clothes.... the table was very large ... thought it made a cute piccie.


Here we are with our bears, we both bought a kit at last years craft show and thought it would be good to make them together. The bear "Goodnight Irene" was already made... we only had to make the clothing and they look fabulous .... well we think so. 


We didn't know all the ladies but we all soon made friends quickly and heaps of laughing, chatting and sewing followed.


These are the goodies I bought at our retreat, there is a great little craft shop there as well so of course one can hardly leave without a purchase or 2.


I've also finished the first 3 blocks for the "Tis the Season"....   the "Stitch-a-long" group are doing this together this year, its great for motivation  with so many ladies doing the same thing.

7 comments:

Maree: said...

Sounds like a Great Place to get away...Glad you all had a good time.
cheers

Tess said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time without me. lol

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Yours bears are so sweet with their very special outfits and all that stitching you got done.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos Helen....looks like you all had the perfect time...

JENTHEBUM said...

We did have a fabulous time that is for sure. Not a bad looking group. I really do love our bears, mine keeps me company here in my little puter room.

teresa said...

Great photos Helen (except for one lol)... thanks for putting that one in. Great weekend and heaps of wonderful memories. Can't wait to do it again xx

Melody said...

Looks like you are having heaps of fun.