Friday, February 20, 2015

Glenrose retreat with the girls.

Our retreat begins with packing.....
heads.... check
sewing machine....check
Zucchini slice... check



Such a beautiful place to have a retreat and craft shop.




We are always greeted with freshly made scones and a cuppa....


Our first outing was of course coffee and cake at Bryson's.
We need to introduce our new ladies to the sites of Warwick....
we are soooo thoughtful.


Salted caramel slice for me...... sooo yummie.



Sandi gave us all a goodie bag, what a lovely surprise.
there were Mini Oreo treats but they are all gone now.

Thanks Sandi ....


Yes I did do some sewing..... this little lady needed a body....
she is all tuckered out from all that stuffing....


Food is a large part of our retreat..... our first meal together.

We each brought a plate and it was all great healthy food until the desserts came out...... boy oh boy were they good.... I didn't get a photo of them so you will just have to believe me.


While we were sleeping these naughty little girls had a high old time....
I feel soooo ashamed of my doll but fortunately she did pull herself together and then behaved as any self respecting lady should.

I think it could have been Jenny's doll that led my girl astray.....


Noela


De


Norreen


I should be sewing really but playing with dolls is more fun.


Meet "Little Miss" an Annie Smith pattern.


This little bag was a kit I bought when I visited New Zealand last year.

A fun bag to make..... I bought it from "Annies Country Quilt Store".


We found a new place to eat and shop as well....
Warwick's Gardens Galore and enjoyed a wonderful lunch





A farewell photo .....


also a last coffee and cake at Bryson's.


Thanks so much for another wonderful retreat girls....

to our retreat guests..... De... Susan and Noela.....
 a huge thanks for helping to make our time away so fantastic.

This is our well behaved group photo.... 
we can do it but its soooo boring don't you think ?

from the top row.
Helen, De and Sandi.


Here is my "Little Miss" hanging in my sewing room....
 I found just the right button for her hat in my stash.




7 comments:

Dolores said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Did you make the heads? They are so uniform.

Chookyblue...... said...

a great week out together..........and you got a beautiful doll from it too.......

Susan said...

A wonderful few days- thanks so much again!!
I see Little Miss is now keeping an eye on you!!

Deb said...

Helen, as always it looks like a wonderful time has been had by all of you ladies. I love your Miss Annie, she is delightful.

shez said...

Hi Helen what a wonderful time you all had ,I love seeing what fun you got up to.xx

Lynda said...

You girls had such a great time. Little Miss is so sweet - I'm glad she's behaving herself now :)

CatNCartCrafts said...

Gosh I wish I lived closer so that I could participate, it always sounds like such fun when you get together.
Love your doll
Judy