Monday, 25 October 2010

Retreating

 I've just had a weeks leave from work which ended with a wonderful retreat with my Tassie bloggy friends plus a couple of ring-ins.
While on holidays I made some peg magnets, some of these will go to my son's school for the fair
I completed the first "Stitching Around the Block" which is winging it's way to Kez for Part Two
On Friday Fee and I headed up to Hagley, about two and half hour drive from Hobart but we went via Launceston and Exeter so we could visit Esmes and Calico Crossroads. We also did a little op-shopping.
So it took us all day to reach Hagley School Farm.
The farm is attached to the school and has been a major part of school life for many Tasmanian children over many years. Lots of grown ups said they had been there when they were at school.
It's a great facility in beautiful surrounds and suited us quilters perfectly. Great choice of venue Cathy!
Although the outside looks a little bit tired the inside is clean and kitted out with bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen plus extra rooms for little classes and a bigger gathering room where we spent most of our time stitching and chatting.
Here's Fee busily stitching away in one of the little workshop rooms.
Sarah put together a fabulous goodie bag and unfortunately the freddos and koalas have disappeared and the fabric cupcake is still in my suitcase but I did whip this ornament up, so quick and easy to do, another fab design by Marg Low and beautiful painted button by Theodora Cleave.
Some of us even took part in a sewing accessory swap, pop on opver to Sarah's and see the lovely pincushion I received. Leanne ended up with the one I made, keep an eye out, I'm sure she'll post a pic soon
For more photos and stories visit Fee, Sarah, Cathy, Lizzie, Vicky, Razzy, Pauline
So Moo Cow, I'll see you again next year!!

P.S. My apologies if you've been waiting for an email from me while on holidays our internet connection was on a go slow thanks to my DS who used up our limit while on his holidays!!

15 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the peg magnets and your block...and it looks like the weekend was a huge success, so pleased you all had a ball....

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Looks like you had a great time.
Jane.

Kerri said...

Im so jealous. Wish I could have been there. Hope next year. Looks like lots of fun. Think I would feel quite at home with cows close by. Wouldnt get n=home sick would I??

You are such a creative little thing making those cute little magnets. How nice.

And I receive your block today. Looks great. I best get cracking on mine

Roseanne said...

I had such a great time thanks to all my friends.

Pauline said...

yeppers..sure was fun...i will be there next year...lol

Leanne said...

Looks like you all had a very nice time. Are you going to Melbourne next month?

Mrs A. said...

Your Peg magnets look good. Love all the different designs.

Michelle May said...

Oh wow! What a really fun time all that must have been. I wish I could have been there too. I'll have to check out the other gals posts as well.
xx, shell

Holli said...

Love the peg magnets, gorgeous!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sounds a great end to a week off Jo!!! the pegs are cute too!!!

Leanne said...

We had a great time didn't we Jo, thanks for saving me a bed. My pin cushion is just beautiful, thankyou.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Looks like you all had fun!
Hagley was my very first school camp and my little girl is just about to head off there also for her first school camp away!
Lisa

wonderwoman said...

that looks like a lot of fun, what lucky ladies!!!

x

Home and Heart said...

Oh how cute!!! I am sure they will be big sellers. I may have to "borrow" the dangle idea!! :-) Your sewing is wonderful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

the peg magnets are amazing, such a cute idea and so nicley made!