Saturday, November 9, 2013

Our quilt retreat

 Last weekend  my friends and I headed off on a 3 day retreat to Hagley Farm school here in Tasmania. Its a bit of an annual ritual now, We have done this for a few years and we always have the best time. I took lots of binding to do for my christmas presents and I'm happy to say they are all done but I can't share them just yet.
 The farm is so pretty this time of year, the grass is green as far as the eye can see, the animals are just so cute and very friendly.
 This little Fella is posing for a photo.
 The school itself is lovely, some old buildings and some quite new but they all fit in so well together.

 I got alot of sewing done, mainly hand sewing. I finished this cute little pouch , its a pattern from Thimbleblossoms. It holds all my binding clips now.
 I appliqued 5 dresden plate blocks to the back ground, these are turning out so pretty. I can't wait to make the rest. Of course when I tried to take a photo the wind came up.
My best friend Cathy and I went for a walk to take some photos of my quilt. We went to a beautiful church, we couldn't go any closer than the front gate as there was a wedding on but here is my Scrappy trip along hanging over a very fancy gate. It was only a few minutes before this photo that we got attacked by a swarm of bees. I ended up with 15 stings on my hands, arm and head. Lucky I'm not allergic but by god I was sore. My fingers are still swollen. We laugh about it now of course.
Its always fun to have a good story to tell when you get home. 

Have a wonderful week.

16 comments:

Nicky said...

Oh no those bees must have been so frightening, it didn't stop you stitching up a storm though! Love your projects, and that is a beautiful spot to photograph your quilt...

Fiona said...

what a pretty place and lovely sewing... not nice about those bees though... Iv'e had an attack before and it's horrible!
Hugz

Jo in TAS said...

Now I'm glad i couldn't make it, those bees would have put me in hospital! Love the quilt and the blocks xxx

helbel19 said...

what a lovely place and you did get lots done too. Love the quilt, the things we do for a piccie of our quilts...... hope your fingers are better soon.

Helen

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

What a lovely place. Sounds like you got lots done. Sorry to hear about the bees.

shez said...

such lovely work leanne oh my those bees caused you a bit of grief,xx

sunny said...

Oh My - I'm terrified of bees! I probably would have run off and left the quilt. Other than that, it sounds like a fun time, and looks like a beautiful place.

Deborah said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Except for the bees, of course!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks lovely.....sounds like a great time except for the bees............

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely spot, your quilt looks fantastic...those darn bees!!!!

Stephany said...

I bet you had a nice time on your weekend (except for the bees). Your quilt looks wonderful on the fence.

Steph

De said...

I remember going to Hagley for school camp....beautiful place. So bad about the bees. looks like you were very productive. xoxo

Christine M said...

That looks too pretty for a school! Your little pouch is lovely Leanne. Hope you're feeling better. How awful to be attached by those bees.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful few days and you got so much lovely sewing done

debbie said...

I hope your bee stings are all healed now...Such a pretty place and you did get a lot done. xx debbie

Anthea said...

Oh no, your hands became a pin cushion for those darn bees Leanne, good thing the pic of the quilt is so lovely!!
Great to see that you had a wonderful time & got lots done... what a lovely setting for such an event x

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