Sunday, October 25, 2009

Heirloom Scraps Retreat

Last weekend Kim Kendell from Heirloom Scraps, Tarcutta NSW, held another successful weekend at Russellee. Kim is a great organiser of retreats and had a great bunch of girls and a guy for the weekend. Over the weekend there were numerous workshops, including layouts, cards and a mini album, conducted by four different talented scrappers. Plus a raffel for Breast Cancer, lucky draws and prizes. Kim also had a Scrappin Shop to temp all the scrappers.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Congratulations Kaye

I would like to congratulate Kaye Snow, one of the local Scrapbookers, for her two Highly Commended layouts at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival last weekend. Kaye is a great scrapbooker with a wonderful sence of design.

Not only is Kaye a great scrapbooker but she is a terrific photographer as well. Not only did she receive two highly commendeds for her layouts but she won the Portrait Section with a brilliant photo on an elderly gentelman and gained a highly commended in the section as well.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Retreats and Wrokshops

Over the past four years I have had several patchwork and scrapbooking retreats and workshops. A couple of weeks ago we had a scrpabooking retreat. Girls came from the Jinderbyne area, Wollongong and Wagga plus a couple of local girls. We all had a great time. The photo is of the group and this is one of the layouts done on the weekend.

Last week I had a group of local ladies doing a machine embroidery wrokshop. Some of the ladies have just purchased large format embroidery machines and some already had them but were not confident in using them. The idea of the day was to get comfortable in setting up the embroidery units and loading the designs. One of the ladies is doing her version of the "Colour Purple Quilt" and one is doing a quilt with a ring of autralisn birds and flowers in the center. I shall keep you posted on these.

On the long weekend of October I was invited to submit a quilt for the Adaminaby CWA Quilt show. I put my cat wall hanging in and in won first prize in the wall hanging section.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Russellee Bed and Breakfast

My name is Dorothy Clee and with my husband, Tony, we have a private ranch style country home, situated on 40 acres, offering quality country accommodation and Craft Retreats.

Located in the picturesque Tumut Valley minutes from town. Opposite the airport with extensive views of the Tumut Valley.

Tumut is a good meeting stop for people from Melbourne and Sydney wishing to catch up with each other. It is ideally situated from Canberra for a weekend away.

We are at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and the Kosciusko National Park. Blowering Dam, the Hume and Hovel Walking Track and Scenic Drives are all within easy reach.

We specialize in weekend retreats for Scrapbookers and Patchworkers. Visit our website