Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy Six Weeks

The past six weeks have been very full on.  It started with a lovely group of ladies coming for a Quilting Retreat for a weekend.  Two days later Tony, James and I flew to Broome for three weeks.  Then after we got back home I had a Scrapbooking Retreat.

Let's start with the Quilting Retreat

Seven lovely ladies from Albury and Tumut attended an Attic Window Retreat.  This used a panel fabric and the results were stunning.  Here are some of the photos.
The finished quilt tops
Pinning a finished quilt top
Happy to have finished the quilt top
Broome and the Kimberlys

The day after the Retreat Tony, James and I went to Sydney on the train to fly out to Broome on the Tuesday.  We had two nights in Broome then went on an Adventure Wild 12 day camping trip. We went along the Gibb River Road, visited Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Ceek, Bell Gorge, Calvan's Gorge, Manning Gorge, Home Valley Station, El Questo Station, Emma Gorge, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles, Halls Creek and Geiki Gorge.

There were 16 of us on the tour.  The rest of the gang were great, the walks were great and adventurous, the food was wonderful and the ancient landscape amazing.  We all had a great time and at the end of the trip had five nights in Broome to recover.  Camping is good fun, I enjoved the trip emensely however, I was glad to roll up the sway for the last time.

It was hard to pick photos of this wonderful trip.  Here is just a sample.

Swiming the river to do the Manning Gorge walk
Echidna George
in the Bungle Bungles
Geikie Gorge
James at the Bungle Bungles
Cable Beach Sunset Camel ride
James and Me
Scrapbooking Retreat
Happy Scrappers
The weekend just past seen 13 ladies attended my second Scrapbooking Retreat for the year.  There were several regular retreaters and four new ones to Russellee.  We have three workshops and three challenges.  These are not compulsory but many did do them.  Here are some of the resutls.
Sally's great layout
Paper challenge
The next Scrapbooking Retreat will be the 1 - 3 March 2013.  This is filling fast.  If you would like to come please let me know as soon as possible.
Quilting Cruise Update
We have 27 quilters plus family and friends coming on the 2nd Australian Quilting cruise next January.  There are still some vaccancies if you would like to come on this fabulous 14 Day Cruise with myself and Amanda Daly.  The time is going very fast.  It will be Christmas and the Cruise before we know it.  If you are interesed contact Lorelle by email lorelle@thecruisecrew.com
And finally
Tony and I are off again on Saturday with some of the Canberra Quilters for a two week Fabric and Cultural tour of Bali.  We don't usually have such a short time between trips however when we were invited to go it was an opportunity not to be missed.  Will post on the blog this trip when we get back
Until next time