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Friday, January 20, 2017

Warwick retreat Jan 2017

  Once again we had a wonderful time on retreat.....

this time we stayed in the house and of course it didn't disappoint....
such a beautiful place to spend craft time with friends.





On a walk around the grounds I had to get a few piccies....








So relaxing....


 On arrival we had the usual tea and scones..... yum...
and in my favourite china, Royal Albert Country Roses....


Then to check out our room



My bed....


Lots of stitching and giggling of course....

Sandi...Teresa...Norreen



Janice was working on the quilt at the back......Jenny....



Sandi...Teresa....Inca...



The following day we were off to Bryson's for morning tea....


In the evening Glenis brought us wine and nibbles....




Of course there has to be one silly photo....
I was enjoying a very comfortable lounge chair and the girls thought it would be funny to put a bottle of grog in my arm and take a photo so I said "ok .... go for it"
and here it is..... funny part is I don't drink but it was funny and I was sliding off the chair.....
no I wasn't asleep either just mucking about....



How many more silly photos do these girls have......



My sewing.... all ready now for quilting....


My cushions


and lastly.... 
my little wall hangings....




Projects by the girls....
Inca was working on the star border for her quilt....



plus a beautiful table runner....



Teresa bound her gorgeous quilt....



plus these wonderful projects.....




Nor was working on her table runner, dolly and stitchery



Sandi's terrific projects.....




Jenny's fantastic projects

The quilt inspectors..... 
this is a lovely quilt in the lounge room of the house....


 There is a fantastic bakery in Warwick and they make French Vanilla slices which are the best.....






Sadly our stay must come to an end .....

Thanks girls for another fabulous retreat and I look forward to the next one....


We stopped off at Aratula for our usual treat on the way home.....


So it is Toodles from me again....



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Stitchers


                 Our first get together for 2017....
                            Show and tell.....
                           



The new room we have this year is also used for dance so naturally these girls had to show us how flexible they are and to revisit some childhood memories for them....



So much fun as usual.....

I'm off to Warwick tomorrow for a lovely retreat with the Tuesday Girls and friends.....

So toodles for now

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A splendid catch up....


Still trying to catch up with my posts after my holiday.......
so Splendid blocks will be first....

Blocks  69...68...72


Blocks 66 and 74


Blocks 65 and 70


Block 86


Block 83


Block 78


Block 65


All ready for the next block.....

Toodles.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A very special visitor.....

   This was a fantastic time for our family,
 our grandson Thomas came to visit and stay a couple of days with us.
it is a long and complicated story.....

Our son Robert with Thomas April 2011
the last time Rob saw his son....


January this year....

Tom and me


Tom with Pop


He is 15 years old now and has grown into a lovely young man.

It is amazing how great it is to see Tom and his Dad together.....

it really is amazing how comfortable and relaxed they
 are together as you can count on one hand how many times they have seen each other in his 15 years.

I just can't believe that these are the only photos I have,
 not even one of him with his Dad......
 maybe it was the excitement that no-one took any photos or possibly  I am just losing the plot. 
We had such a lovely time with Tom..... 
we went shopping with his Aunt Heather and cousin June.
June took him to the movies and then a get together for dinner with the rest of the family.

I took the 2 photos above the day her left when I realised I hadn't taken any others.

We all hope that it won't be as long till we see him again.....
he did say that he wanted to visit and stay with his Dad again soon.....

Tom lives in Sydney and  
unfortunately his Mum makes seeing Tom very difficult but hopefully
that will change as he gets older and can make his own decisions.

So it is  Toodles from me again....