If you are playing along at home, you will know that Leanne Beasley, Rosalie Quinlan and I headed off up to Warracknabeal on Friday. Leanne picked me up just after a little misread-the VCE-Exam-timetable drama (that's another story) and we jumped in the car and chatted ourselves to Warracknabeal.
(Rosie, me, Leanne)
I was lucky enough to be invited by Del and Shirley of Quilters Harvest to be a part of the their Christmas Spirit retreat . I’m not sure where to start…with the hospitality? Dinner at Del’s with all the gang and a tour of the most exciting shed I have ever seen. (You know I realised that even if I know nothing about another person’s topic of passion- just the fact that they are so passionate about it carries me along with them). There are more photos on Bookface if you want to go and like the Quilters Harvest page.
The retreat itself was wonderful-Absolutely the BEST bunch of people in attendance ever, there were young women, mature women and vintage women, there were mums of little babies, big kids, and fur babies, aunts and grannies and nanas, teachers, farmers, nurses, carers, shop owners. I talked a blue streak and laughed and apologised for the odd naughty word. I demonstrated the rag rug and heard the most amazing wonderful varied stories from a room full of new friends. I have made plans to catch up with as many of the Ballarat Visitors as possible.
It really was just so much fun. people came from all around and some women travelled a really long way to join us. There were door prizes and beautifully decorated tables, and goody bags
Thanks Shirley and Del, (and Rosie and Leanne) for one of the best weekends I have had in ages.
It was a wonderful weekend to be part of.