On Wednesday we had another road trip, this time to Millrose. I think Anne was a little overwhelmed at the size of this beautiful store! Maree was able to join us here, and we all had a ball shopping.
At the cafe next door, we chose to sit outside under the pergola for lunch.
The food, as usual, was scrumptious!
Tuesday and Thursday we stitched in the studio, and in between eating, drinking, laughing and talking, we actually achieved quite a bit!
Miss Helen finished off the last of her hand pieced blocks
and started piecing them together. She also made lots of plans for the new fabrics purchased!
Maree had fun finishing off blocks for her “Message in a Bottle” and putting them together.
Anne started an embroidery block
and before the week was out, had finished it!
I think she’s happy!
Mrs Mac achieved heaps! Two boy quilt tops machined up
and stitched her hand pieced “Carpenter’s Wheel” blocks together
plus another hand project I’ll show you soon (yep, forgot to photograph that one!).
I pulled this put of the bag
not realising I’d done so much! Nice surprise! I did spend nearly a whole day cutting out more tumblers
and hand pieced together another row. When I saw these luscious linens at Mary’s,
I knew I had to have some, so with some Kaffe’s from Mary’s too
they were soon turned into giant pinwheels
Loving it!! The linens are these
On the food front, Anne treated us to a ploughman’s lunch
and Mrs Mac baked some of her famous scones
soooo delicious with a cuppa!
Anne was fascinated with our colourful bird life
(I think there’s a bit of gossiping happening here!)
Spring really is a contrary season; on Wednesday we’d had the air conditioner on, but Thursday dawned overcast and we needed the heater on!
We watched the iris turn from buds at the beginning of the week, to blooms by the time we left on Friday morning
Thank you Anne (and Malcolm!) for coming ALL the way to Australia to go on retreat with us! We had a ball!!