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October 2009

Out & about again.....

We are busy repacking the boxes with stock, ready for the weekend. Shirley is off on Friday to Edenhope for their Exhibition & I am traveling north to Cardross for the Irymple Patchwork group's 20th Birthday celebrations on Saturday. We love visiting these places & look forward to meeting with familiar faces & making new friends. Call in for a chat.

Retreat: a great day

What a great day we had. The weather was delightful & everyone arrived eager to meet the tutors & see their new projects. The girls traveled from near & far. Some from Mildura, Adelaide, Seymore, Stawell, Horsham & places I haven't mentioned. Viv, Jennifer & Jo had arranged a beautiful display of their goodies for the girls to see & we had the work tables set up with their goodie bags & a delightful floral arrangement of liliums. After a cuppa & general chatter, it was down to work. They had kits for 3 projects to chose from, so it was decision time. Will I do Jo's nifty lipstick holder, Jen's pie centre cushion, or Viv's trendy place mat??? Viv, Jo & Jennifer were kept busy all day helping the girls learn new skills & making new friends. At the end of the day many of the girls had finished a project & begun another. Shirley & I had a great day & we hope everyone else did too.

Tutors 2009

Jo, Jennifer & Viv after their days work.

Jennifer demonstrating
 Here is Jennifer hard at work demonstrating the art of paper piecing. She was seen during the day sitting on the floor with a group of girls surrounded by a variety of fabric covered shapes, having a great time. Sue Daley would have been proud of her.

Viv & Denise

Viv & Denise hard at work.

Jo & Jo making friends Jo & Jo having a chat.

JO & LInda 2009 Retreat
 Linda & Jo deciding which project to try first.

Stawell Girls

The girls from Stawell busy at work.

If you enjoyed the day tell your friends & keep posted for the date of our next day out.

Retreat news

Four more sleeps before our retreat. We have had a busy time folding patterns & cutting up kits in readiness for you all. Oh, & I must mention cooking as well. A girlie day is never a success without food. Jo, Vivienne & Jennifer will be arriving on Friday in preparation for a big day on Saturday sharing their talents with all you lucky girls. Here is a sneak peek at some of the goodies they have made. We are so lucky to have them design these patterns especially us.

Jennifers Project   Jo's Design    Vivs Creation

True Love

A few days ago I saw a pair of grass parrots feeding on the grass in our front yard. One of them seemed to have an injury, but still managed to hop about. The next day I noticed she had died.  Then when I went out for the morning paper, here was the dear little bird beside his dead friend. It was so sad. I hope he finds a new friend.