On the weekend, I spent a lovely couple of days at The Retreat in Woodend with Abbe, Jules, Faith and Mummy Helen.
This was my second visit, so I'm guessing that I behaved suitably well (or appropriately badly!) first time around for Abbe to invite me back. Obviously I was so caught up in the Christmas rush, I didn't get around to blogging my first Retreat visit though. (Bad blogger, what's new!)
My brain was all over the shop in the week before this trip, so I really had no idea what projects and fabric to pack, or even what I felt like working on, but in the end I had a pretty productive weekend. Maybe my approach to packing - 'just keep chucking stuff in' - was the right plan this time.
|A giant star quilt - just because.|
|A length of bunting - just to keep up with the Bunting Queen, Jules.|
|Finished off some place mats the kids had been waiting on.|
|Some scrappy coasters - a la Beccasaurus|
|And I finished piecing the rest of the Drunkards Path blocks I had cut out.|
I also spent a bit of time working on the design and colour scheme for a special project I am working on for a friend. By working on, I mean I brain picked the other gals in the form of, "what about....?", "or I could....", "but if I..." and so on.
Movies choices this time round seemed to be of the retro variety - Point Break, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman - a good way to test the old memory and see how many lines we remembered.
I even managed to call in for a quick (2 hour!) cuppa on the way home with a friend who lives nearby. All in all, an excellent weekend. Can't wait to do it again.
My daughter asks if I took any photos while away.
"Of course I did, they're on my phone, go and have a look."
Looks. Big sigh.
"Not of the stuff you made, Mum, I already saw them on Facebook."
"I wanted to see what The Retreat looked like."
So, next time, I must remember to take enough photos to keep the children happy. Very important.