Sunday, August 3, 2014

snowy retreats!

 It was my quilting retreat weekend, so no riding for me this weekend.  It snowed!!  the weather has been so bizarre, but I love snow so wasn't bothered and it made it all the better to sit and sew in cold weather.
 I was given a ride down to retreat with my friend Jennifer (thanks for the lift!) and Jenni.  We visited Ballan first before the crowds got in to Mill Rose.  Then on to Ballarat through a snow storm!
 We went to Gails Patchwork store, I figured I hadn't been there for over 4 years and even though she lost the store to a fire it has been rebuild and the contents are still great.
 I enjoyed looking at all the pretty laces and threads, notions and of course some fabrics!
 I did a great job of finding stuff for my friends to buy hehehehehe.
 I also did do a little retail therapy for myself...
 I found some great little bits and pieces and wished I had a sewing room that I could fill with all my goodies.

 We also went to the cotton factory in Ballarat, another great store worth visiting with many lovely fabrics (pictures in the next post) and Eureka patchwork on the way out of Ballarat.

The weekend was great, lots of laughs, good food, great people and I managed to get some sewing done!


Maddy said...

Sounds like another great retreat with the added bonus of snow. Doubt l would have any clothes to keep me warm enough. hehehe!

Melody said...

Thank you for your fabulous company on retreat. It was a great three days