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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stitching in the Hills Retreat

We have just enjoyed a lovely weekend retreat away in the hills behind Canberra with lots of gorgeous stitching ladies .... our annual "Stitching in the Hills" Retreat ..... and our Saturday night theme was orange .... and everyone embraced the theme and had lots of laughs !!


This was our very bright room set up before all the ladies arrived ...


Friday night was a bit of creative time with ladies delving into their project bags and choosing their designs .... here are Beris, Chris and Karel .... this was after a very chilly afternoon where the snow fell and the temperatures dropped !!


Pam, Rhonda, Sylvia, Jeanette, Shirley and Jo ....


Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny and the room looked very bright when we opened the curtains before the ladies arrived for a day of stitching ....


Our projects used the Mirabelle range of fabrics by Moda and we made a project bag, sewing case, sewing cushion, mat and tiny scissor fob in canvas work ....


Jane, Jenny, Margot and Pat taking a break from their stitching ....



Laurelle, Maria, Michelle and Judy .... always laughing .... and they bought all the orange lollies they could think of too !!!


Some of the ladies who travelled from Batemans Bay ... Asta, Shirley, Anne (from Canberra), Noelene and Jenny ....


Al fresco lunch on Saturday in the sunshine ....


Sunset over the hills on Saturday evening ....


Beth, Marion and Alison really got into the swing of things on Saturday night and went all out with the orange theme !!  Well done ladies !!


As did Michelle, Maria, Judy and Ronald McDonald (Laurelle) ....


And here are Sylvia, our good friend Rose from Melbourne and myself enjoying Saturday evening ... A big thank you to all the ladies who joined us and made the weekend so enjoyable ... we are looking forward to stitching with you all again soon !! 


My next post will be from NEW YORK .... NEW YORK !!!   I leave early in the morning and will try and post some photos along the way !! 


3 comments:

  1. Love all the smiles....enjoy New York, one of my favorite places.

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  2. a wonderful weekend and very chilly.............

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  3. Looks like a fun (and colourful) weekend! Safe travels - enjoy New York and visiting with your son!

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