Sunday, April 22, 2012

a weekend away....


i love getting away with my mates and spent a lovely weekend with my craft girls and also some of the Strathdale quilters...Bacchus Marsh has always been a town we passed thru on the way to Geelong and its nice to get the chance to explore these little towns.... the camp is located in such a beautiful valley and is lovely being out of town surrounded by nature.... ....
a little hut one of the school groups built...


we went into town on Saturday morning and poked around the two quilt shops and op shop but unfortunately the fantastic paper shop had closed down... we ate lots of yummy meals, drank a fair bit of wine and managed to get some craft made.... we had a major storm in the middle of the night and unfortunately the rain got in the window of the craft room and soaked merrys electronic sewing machine and also heaps of patchwork... fortunately after an anxious day we turned the machines on and they worked....:) and the patchwork dried in the sun with no lasting damage...

Di has been working on her scrappy quilt now for 3 years and we had a wonderful community effort laying it out late saturday afternnon.....a few wines later and it was sorted :) She managed to get it sewn into groups of nine before we left and i cant wait to see it finished...
so that was my weekend , how was yours ?

ps...blogger changed my dashboard on friday and ive just read a few blogs where peeps are having trouble or just hate it.... i have actually found it ok and havent found any glitches....one of the things that has been bugging me for ages is a simple way to make my photos bigger and i just found how by accident... click on your photo in COMPOSE and it gives you options not only to enlarge but also to position...also i love that you can upload more than 5 photo at a time... just realised i cant find how to tag ???
have a good week Jen xo

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend Jen... and so glad that Merry's machine survived the rain... it is such a pretty and peaceful little spot... and thank you... for the tip on the photos... I was wondering how we did that...

Hugs
Jenny x

~*~Patty S said...

Great fun reading about your special getaway and gathering!

Super photos too dear Jen!

Love that pink "heart" rock so much!
oxo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Jen...just found some time to catch up on my favourite blogs!!I can't believe I've missed commenting on so many posts?! First of all my background swaps arrived today! (I left you a little msg on FB).... Thanks again for all your efforts and to the other swappers for making it such a lovely trade. I cant wait to have a play with some of the backgrounds now!!
How lovely to get away with crafty friends, glad to hear you had a lovely weekend :)
...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Charlies quilt in the last post!! Adore the colours, the design...You are sooooo clever and creative...such a special pressie!! Beautiful!!
Jan x

Sherry Edwards said...

Glad you had a lovely time Jen despite some bad weather. The quilt squares look wonderful!