Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015 Warwick Retreat......So Late ....

This post is so late that it's not funny. I've written it in my head and I really thought I had published it. I'm still going to do it as I want to keep on record  this year's retreat.

Same venue -Glenrose Patchwork B&Bs  at Warwick - why change perfection.
Same week - end of June/start of July.
Same people - well almost - One was unable to come, but we made sure she was there in spirit and didn't miss out.
Same lack of photos - the others do it so much better.

The photos will tell the story.

It's always my birthday on retreat. This year I enlisted DH's help to make a little present for everyone. Thread holders made from Silver Ash and Kewila.

 Here was our missing friend - Helen. We made sure she had her spot. Stick Helen came with us to lunch at the Warwick Garden Centre for my birthday. Here I am explaining the menu to her.

 I worked on a project that I had cut out on our first retreat 2 years previously.

Here it is minus the sashings which were put on before I left. It's 'Off Track' by Cluck Cluck Sew.

 De worked very hard to get this Natalie Bird wall hanging finished.

Sandy sped through Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book. Fast worker that one!

 Teresa dug out a project to keep Stick Helen happy.

 Foxy ladies!

The girls even replenished the fruit bowl.


A lucky daughter is getting this Marilyn design.

Sorry Lynda, Alison and Maree. Your work for the week was also fabulous just not recorded properly by this slack photographer.
I didn't think I would be able to go next year as 2016 is a very significant birthday for me and I want to celebrate it with hubby and parents. But! It's a leap year so it moves the the end of the week. I might just be able to go still. Insert smiley face here.

Take care,


Living with our son has been 'interesting' over the years. On the eve of his birthday in July, he gave us a present....a three and half year old granddaughter!
I won't go into all the details here. Let's just say it was a bit of a shock.
Miss C comes with a 15 month old brother, who, although not ours biologically, we will also regard as our grandchild. 
We got to meet them recently when they came for a few days with their mum. I think all were nervous at first, but by the end we had relaxed. I loved playing with them. I had shopped for toys, books and games. So it was bubbles and stories and watering the garden and kickball all round.
Out of respect to mum's wishes, I won't be showing their faces. I will be altering my profile so show grandmother status and this post is to explain that sudden change.

I've already 'knocked the socks' off some friends.
We hope to be able to continue to have a relationship with them and enjoy watching them grow up.
Take care,
New Grandmother.