Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Night Before Avalon Retreat!

It is so like the night before Christmas - I feel like a kid again - so looking forward to a four day retreat at Avalon - near a quaint, charming country town north east of Perth in Western Australia!

I have been lucky enough to spend the day preparing some stitching to take with me. My chosen fabrics are working beautifully, now to make sure the tiny little stitches will complement the applique nicely.

Yesterday I spent quite some time in a nearby shopping centre while DH had cataract surgery - all went well and I posted four parcels, three to the US and one to Narromine. Other than that I had lunch and bought a nail file and buffer - certainly not exciting and neither was the coffee and lunch - if there ever is a next time like that it will be spent doing a quilt-shop-hop, lol!

'Til next Monday - stay safe - happy stitching!

24 Lovely People said ...:

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline,

A retreat! Let me pack my bags. Lucky you. I love a good retreat. What can be better than sharing your quilting passion with like minded people? Have a wonderful time.

Cheers,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Riet said...

That will be great fun I am sure, 4 days with other quilters. Have a nice time.

Myra said...

Yes! Retreats are like that! We are all like kids again with our anticipation!!! Hope you have/had a great time at the retreat... Heck! I know you will!!! 8-)
Good prep work for your weekend too!!!
Hope all went well with DH's surgery!

Mildred said...

What an adventure to look forward to. Be sure to take photos of this quaint little area - it's always fun to see your part of the world. Most of all, enjoy your friends!

Nedra said...

Have a wonderful time at your retreat!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Glad the surgery went well.
Have a wonderful retreat.
Hugs.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

have a lovely time at the retreat, i am glad the surgery went well and your stitchery project looks so very very good, great stuff.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Have a great time!!!

Cardygirl said...

HAVE FUN!

Marls said...

Have lots of fun.I'm sure you will. Look forward to the photos afterwards.

Miriam said...

Have fun at the retreat. Four days sewing with friends sounds wonderful!!!

I hope your DH recovers quickly from the cataract surgery.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am glad the surgery went well. While we here in the US have turkey you get to have just as much fun, food, friedns and fun!! Enjoy!

clare's craftroom said...

Have a great time Lurline , see you when you get back !

Julia said...

Have a great time with the girls Lurline..Give them my love, and I'll catch up with the goss next week.
Love what you have prepared ..
Hugs Julia ♥

Joy said...

Avalon sounds like fun - hope you have a wonderful time!!! Wish I could join you :o) - love your block too ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Rose Marie said...

Your applique blocks is lovely .... I like how you fussy cut the 3 upper leaves. I've been admiring the pattern for a while now.

Cataract surgery .... been through that twice with my Mom and there is usually a lot of sitting around waiting. Good to have a project on hand to bide the time.

PatchworkRose said...

Hope you have lots of fun. Wish I was coming too.
I like the idea of a shop hop too :-)
Have a fantastic weekend
Cheers
Lynne

Sue said...

Have a lovely time Lurline and toast us...your absent friends, who will be wishing they were there too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lurline sounds fantastic....have a wonderful time..

Simon - aka Bloke said...

OOOH - another one doing Green Tea and Sweet Pea's! have you like I been sewing the bits together that you can from the finished photo we were sent? I have started on some of the joining strips - 1.5 inches etc...

Christine said...

Have a great time at the retreat and did you get your nine patch blocks?
They should have gotten to you ages ago?

cheers
Christine

Tozz said...

HOpe you have a great time and I am sure you will. I so miss WA...and wish I was going too :) Hugs Vicki

Micki said...

Have fun at the retreat! You are going to have a wonderful time! I can see that you are excited!
Micki

Chookyblue...... said...

I am sure your having a wonderful time as I type this away to you...........relax and enjoy.........