Sunday, 15 March 2015

What happens on Retreat……

….well, you know the rest!

and need I say more, I’ve only just recovered, after returning home on Tuesday night.  We had a jam-packed busy schedule and there is sooooo much catching-up to be packed into four days that sleep doesn’t factor in all that much!

After arriving in Brisbane on Thursday afternoon, we were picked up from the airport by the lovely Marilyn and Vicki.  Thursday night was a meet and (re-) greet of all our gorgeous bloggy (and non-bloggy) stitchy friends, with a swapping of badges for our Friday bus tour.  I made a badge for Karen who squealed when she got it……

I think that meant she liked it ……just a little bit??  Mine was made by Sue and I think I let out a little squeal of delight too!

my badge by Sue

Don’t you just love that bunting……and dots…..plenty of dots and flowers!  Cuuuuuuute, huh?

Friday – Bus Tour:  waiting for the wheels on the bus to go round and round…..

…and towards the end of the day, poor Dianne was exhausted!

But wait, there’s more!  Friday night is FUN night….lots of games and a need for these…..

Needless to say, there was a bit of this going on….

But remember, what happens at Retreat, STAYS on Retreat…..so I can’t fill you in on any of the details!  You might like to have a sneak peak, and you can, if you join our Let’s Get Stitched page on Facebook….we might even be able to convince you to join us in March next year in Tasmania?!?

Saturday was a free day to explore the sights of Brisbane, but as we were Queensland girls, we just decided to pamper ourselves and go to the movies…..GOLD CLASS!

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We saw the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and I guarantee it’s NOT second best!  It was a fantastic movie, especially sharing it with the girls and in such a classy way!

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Sunday was our sewing day …the cream on our cake, so to speak.  We have three mystery designers and the girls really were great at keeping it a secret…

This year we had Michele Kampen,(left) and Teresa Cassimatis  (right) as well as Cheryl Goss , who provided us all with a gorgeous pattern and kit,  but Cheryl couldn’t make it on the day.  All their designs were absolutely spectacular and you can see them on their links, and even get your own.

At the end of the day we had our annual group photo…which was a very funny exercise in itself! (remember, what goes on at Retreat…..???)

And then said most of our goodbyes, or goodbyes the next morning.  Dianne and I decided to stay another day with our gorgeous friend Marilyn who hosted us at her house….we got an additional two days of stitchy fun before we had to say our goodbyes at the airport.

Very hard to say goodbye each year, but knowing that there’s another coming up in 12 months makes it a little bit easier!

Why don’t you come too?  You’ve got 12 months to save!!!!  *wink*

xox Sugary hugs :o)

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PS….all photos courtesy of the gorgeous girls at Let’s Get Stitched…..particularly our NEW official photographer, Shez!  xox 

Love you girls!

9 comments:

Käthe said...

Liebe Wendy,
wie schön zu sehen, dass Ihr so viel Spaß hattet !
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag !
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

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Tammy said...

Oh looks like a great getaway. So much fun I am sure to have lots of stitching friends all together

Jeanette said...

It was lovely to finally have met you Wendy. Hugs.xx

Fiona said...

It was a lovely time and wonderful to meet you at long last.... love your post on the weekend... I so loved all those badges...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Super crazy fun..so lovely to meet you in the flesh so to speak! Lol! Takes some getting over that's for sure xx

Lin said...

What a great time you all had and I am sooo looking forward to seeing that film. xx

Fiona Ransley said...

Another lovely memory making weekend. Thanks for sharing it with us xxxx

desertskyquilts said...

That looks like SO much fun! That's quite a nice-sized group gathered, too. I only wish I could come next year! I'd have to start playing the lottery and hope I won. =)