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Monday, June 21, 2010

Mt Alford Lodge – Quilt Retreat

The Venue

Last night I returned from my first Retreat at Mt Alford, and to say the venue is stunning is an understatement.

On arrival I was greeted by a feeling of peace and tranquillity. The cottage was beautifully appointed, 3 double rooms, each with ensuite and a common kitchenette and comfy lounge dining area.

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Arriving Friday afternoon at about 3pm this was the gorgeous entry vista.

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After setting up our sewing area and getting settled into our assigned cottages it was just a matter of getting reacquainted with the 8 other attendees and beginning to get started on our projects.

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Maree sporting an interesting hat?

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Jeanette helps display my first completed project for photographing. They only required stuffing and the opening stitched shut. A very good warming up project! These Kokeshi Dolls come from Melly & Me as a freebie from their blog.

After that it was just a short wait for the most mouth watering, roast beef dinner, followed by a dessert so scrumptious and mind blowing, I can’t remember what it was?

We ate in a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful surrounds.

My next finished project was my Dragonfly-less quilt as you go project.

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I had only the binding to finish hand stitching, so I was really on a roll with two finishes in a matter of a few hours.

After dinner some of us headed for the showers and our Pj’s, it was then back for more stitching and chatting,

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Kath, Maree, Debbie, Bev & Jeanette

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Margaret, Barbara and Helen.

At about midnight, it was time for us to hit the sack, where my roomie, Debbie and I slept like the dead!

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5 comments:

Joy said...

Julie your dragonfly-less Dragonflight looks just fabulous ;o)!! I love the colours!!! Looks like you all had a fabulous time ... I see some familiar faces there ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Jeanette said...

Where's Barb's photo? :)

Catherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend...great finishes too!! Cathyx

Linda said...

Oh Julie, it looks like so much fun! What a gorgeous place to get away to! You're definitely NOT a virgin quilter... planning two finishes at the get-go! Heh, heh. So glad to know you could have such a good time.

Cath Ü said...

I am sure that first dessert had something to do with chocolate mousse..... plus other stuff... and jelly..... I can't remember either.... but it was yummy.... Thank you for all your quilting knowledge that you happily passed onto me.... and thank you for posting that pic of Maree... I promised her I wouldn't post it on mine... LOL

Did you get that second quilt's binding stitched down when you got home..... I have finished another stitchery... now to put it into a small wall hanging... using my new found knowledge that is.... LOL

I tell you I will be teaching patchwork next year... LOL


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