Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What a wonderful weekend!

I know I’m a bit behind with this post, but I had a wonderful quilting weekend retreat with about 20 friends at a stunning conference/retreat centre right on the East Coast of Auckland. The day was overcast and raining, but that doesn’t stop the enjoyment of the weekend.

You can see the ocean, although its a bit hard as the cloud cover looks the same colour. IMG_1539 IMG_1543

Such a neat time was had by all. No cooking, but wonderful meals, no dishes and no packing all your ‘stuff’ away to eat. A friend and I arrived at 2pm Friday after having lunch on the way over. Must keep up ones strength. hehe!

Sewed and sewed until had to have drinkies at about 5pm.

All day Saturday sewing, plus a couple of us went around the block for a walk to work off the food ready for the next meal. Oh life’s so hard!!

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Sunday, back to the table bit this time on a different project. More fun that way!!


The great thing about this quilting life, is that 2 or 3 of the ladies are in their 80’s and are still sewing like mad, and are having the time of their lives. IMG_1552

I happened to be on the veranda at home when I saw this cute thing happening with the calves and the young filly. They were nose to nose, but by the time I got the camera, they had moved a little. There is a fence between themIMG_1558.

I am off to start the first block of my Nearly Insane journey, so wish me luck, although it’s not so bad, as the blocks are 6” not 4” like Dear Jane.

Thanks for dropping by

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Frances Leate said...

What a great way to spend the weekend and it looks like you all had a lot of fun. I am pleased to hear that there was a mix of age groups and I hope I am still able to attend quilting retreats when I am 80!

pinewood said...

Hi Sue

Nice post. Look forward to seeing your nearly insane block.
I am sure we will be there sewing at 80 also as we have alot of quilts to finnish.(HaHa)