Here I am back home again typing on the laptop and watching the rain fall outside, thinking how much fun I had over the weekend. I can see there might be more than just one blog post about the fun I had at The Quilters Angel "Girls Stitch In" so I shall call this - Part One.
Friday afternoon I hopped on the plane from Melbourne to Brisbane, the flight itself was uneventful (just the way you hope them to be) at that stage I had no idea the weekend would be unforgetable, for all the right reasons.
After a little bus trip I arrived at the gorgeous 'Village Green' in Highfields
A silk lined marquee with twinkling chandeliers - from that moment I knew we would have fun - rain, hail or shine (oh yeh, and a little mud but more about that later).
The girls who attended had one of these boxed parcels waiting for them filled with fabric & other goodies and each stitching table had a 'to die for' bird cage centrepiece.
Actually I carried one of these home as hand luggage. Really, I did.
Anyway, back to the retreat....
There is one thing you have no control over when organising a special event - the weather. In particular rain, Forrest Gump kinda rain. "Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night..."
The best way I can explain this is the only way I know.
By photo's of my feet.
We discovered the magic of mud.
Did it damped peoples spirit? Absolutely not, we danced to live music, we laughed and talked, we ate the most beautiful food, drank pink bubbles and even managed to squeeze in some sewing. We had a wonderful time, come mud and high water.
So there is just a glimpse of the fun we had at The Quilters Angel "Girls Stitch In" - Part One....more to show you in Part Two along with pictures of Marion's gorgeous store.
NB: Don't forget there is still time to pop your name in the draw for the latest competition.