The Sewing Retreat Part 2

May 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

While there was a lot to inspire us inside the building the grounds were gorgeous. I was particularly interested to see this labyrinth and just had to walk it. Do you remember my reverse applique labyrinth?


After walking the labyrinth I strolled around the grounds. The season is more advanced here in the Southern Highlands than it is in Sydney. Many trees had no leaves at all and those that did were beautiful autumn colours. I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. More to come…

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I'm back in blogland…

May 30, 2011 § 3 Comments

The sewing retreat part 1

I went on a sewing retreat with some friends for the weekend. My husband stayed home and held the fort and fed the animals. We went to Hartzer Park, just outside Bowral. It is owned by the Catholic Church and is part of the ministry of the Australian Province of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. It is used for both religious and non-religious retreats and is set in beautiful gardens.

There is a lovely old house on the property. It was built in 1880 and reminds me of some of the lovely wooden houses I’ve seen when I’ve visited states.

We, however, were housed in the an Art Deco style building that was built in 1963. The building had this internal courtyard that you can see here and stunning Art Deco staircases like this one.

The weather was lovely during the day though somewhat cold for my liking.
Inside the building there was a lot to inspire patchworkers – there were block patterns everywhere.



More on the sewing retreat later…

I’m back in blogland…

May 30, 2011 § 3 Comments

The sewing retreat part 1

I went on a sewing retreat with some friends for the weekend. My husband stayed home and held the fort and fed the animals. We went to Hartzer Park, just outside Bowral. It is owned by the Catholic Church and is part of the ministry of the Australian Province of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. It is used for both religious and non-religious retreats and is set in beautiful gardens.

There is a lovely old house on the property. It was built in 1880 and reminds me of some of the lovely wooden houses I’ve seen when I’ve visited states.

We, however, were housed in the an Art Deco style building that was built in 1963. The building had this internal courtyard that you can see here and stunning Art Deco staircases like this one.

The weather was lovely during the day though somewhat cold for my liking.
Inside the building there was a lot to inspire patchworkers – there were block patterns everywhere.



More on the sewing retreat later…

I'm taking a weekend blog break

May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

After 422 daily blog posts, I’m taking the weekend off. I think I deserve it. I want to spend the weekend recharging my batteries and doing some serious sewing. Hopefully I’ll have lots to show you on Monday. In the meantime I’ll share with you some photos of  some of the lovely plants and trees I see on walks around my suburb. Have a lovely weekend.

I’m taking a weekend blog break

May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

After 422 daily blog posts, I’m taking the weekend off. I think I deserve it. I want to spend the weekend recharging my batteries and doing some serious sewing. Hopefully I’ll have lots to show you on Monday. In the meantime I’ll share with you some photos of  some of the lovely plants and trees I see on walks around my suburb. Have a lovely weekend.

You'll never guess…

May 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

You’ll never guess what was wrong with my Mac! Nothing! That’s right, absolutely nothing! Or so it would appear. After a whole weekend at Robert the Mac guru’s place where it worked PERFECTLY, it came home. We plugged it in here and nothing again. It turned out it was a faulty outlet on the powerboard. When I changed it to another outlet it worked fine. All that hassle for nothing. Never mind at least it was cheaper than a new power system and an Apple Tech!

Hopefully I’ll have some new photos to show you tomorrow. For the moment here are some of Mr Tiggy being cute as a few people have said they missed him.

You’ll never guess…

May 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

You’ll never guess what was wrong with my Mac! Nothing! That’s right, absolutely nothing! Or so it would appear. After a whole weekend at Robert the Mac guru’s place where it worked PERFECTLY, it came home. We plugged it in here and nothing again. It turned out it was a faulty outlet on the powerboard. When I changed it to another outlet it worked fine. All that hassle for nothing. Never mind at least it was cheaper than a new power system and an Apple Tech!

Hopefully I’ll have some new photos to show you tomorrow. For the moment here are some of Mr Tiggy being cute as a few people have said they missed him.

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