A special week – part 1

It’s been a very special week. After nearly two years of planning, a very special visit has taken place. Our gorgeous friend Anne is over from the Scottish Borders and we commandeered her for five days of sewing, shopping, fun and food at Sewjourn!

We left Monday morning and travelled up to Sewjourn via Patch n Quilt

20141025-110832.jpgIt was a spectacular day, so after unpacking, filling the fridge

20141025-111101.jpgand the fruit bowl

20141025-111124.jpgwe all enjoyed a cuppa outside in the glorious sunshine

20141025-111210.jpgadmiring the view

20141025-111244.jpgand the surroundings

20141025-111315.jpgThis butterfly kindly posed for the camera

20141025-111423.jpgThen it was time to inspect our shopping show and tell

20141025-112229.jpgand check out what we’d brought along to sew. I had several bags, as is my wont

20141025-112809.jpg(well, a girl needs some choices!!) and Anne was very economical!

20141025-112518.jpgBack at the house, a celebration was in order

20141025-112944.jpgwith a toast to our long awaited retreat

20141025-113032.jpgAnne surprised us with a special gift each. GJ and Jan couldn’t make it for the week, so if you’re reading girls, look away now!!

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20141025-113223.jpgand inside the tin?

20141025-113249.jpgNo, they’re not lollies, or sweeties, as Anne would say

20141025-113331.jpgbut beautiful hand made trinkets

20141025-113412.jpgand I also received a much coveted Kate Davies Designs bag!!

20141025-113557.jpg(If you haven’t discovered Kate’s blog yet, I highly recommend an explore around this remarkable young woman’s pages, particularly her life story.)

Too soon the day had come to an end, but the sun was still shining as we dawdled home from dinner at the pub

20141025-113826.jpgTo quote Miss Helen, it was “heaven on a stick”!!

Meredithe x

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7 Responses to A special week – part 1

  1. Kyle says:

    I’m having quilting envy. Fun friendship, super shopping, plenty of thirst quenchers and fruit!

  2. Kelly says:

    And you have suffered throug this for a week? 🙂 looks wonderfully relaxing. Good for you.

  3. Definitely heaven on a stick! Thank you for organising our wonderful retreat. I’m already saving up for the next one!!
    Malcolm saw the photo of the fridge and said “so that’s what you did all week, drank wine”!!
    PS we have been up the ” Daddy Dogs” today!

  4. Cécile says:

    Oh my….it’s like you’re on Patchwork Paradise !
    What a wonderful day and lovely presents !!!! 🙂

  5. barbvedder says:

    What fun to be with quilt friends and get away – I laughed out load at the “fruit bowl” I wish I was with your gals, you know how to have fun!

  6. thimbleanna says:

    Ohmygosh. I’m so jealous!!! If only I could have stayed for a whole month. Next retreat in Scotland — or here??? It looks like you guys had a blast — and with that fridge and fruitbowl, how could you not??? What a fun week — I hope you have more pictures!!!

  7. rachaeldaisy says:

    You included all the ingredients for a wonderful time!! It all looks perfect!!

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