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.
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