Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mannum Retreat

Four years ago when Shontelle & I commenced our longarm machine quilting business I had no idea where it would lead us. I have met so many gorgeous people and feel tremendously blessed to have you in my life and share the experiences that we have had. I thank each and everyone of you for supporting us and sharing the fun and learning that our retreats provide, I know Shonny feels the same.

This retreat wrap up is a little more timely than the last and I hope you enjoy looking at our "weekend". I always seem to be doing something other than taking photos and wish that I had more time and could remember to get the camera out! We really must remember to take a photo of Leon (my Rav4) packed to capacity with the trailer following along behind - many times I get a glimpse of something blue in the rearview mirror and think "who's that sitting on my backside?" Then I remember it's the trailer with the blue tarp!!

This is one of the kits that Shonny prepared - she loves this fabric so much, Moda Garden Party, that she told everyone she wanted to "lick it"! The kits looked so pretty.
The photo below is of the gift bags, lined up and ready to be given to the "retreaters". They are sold as lunch bags - they have a place inside to hold your bottle of water and are made completely from recycled bottles. We filled them with toiletries and choccies - they go well together :-)
The girls busy sewing - it was so hard to drag them away from their work....even to eat!!
Celine began piecing her quilt, Jelly Stars, at the Wallaroo retreat and was so proud that she finally has something to show for her hard work - great job Celine! I was delighted to hear the musical notes played by the majestic paddle steamer, Murray Princess, and raced (well waddled) down to the riverbank to take this snapshot - it was so beautiful.
Barb & I were sitting outside late at night having a milo when we were surprised by this little brush tailed possum - I was tickled pink that I managed to get this photo, he is SUPER CUTE or what?
Once everyone had left we packed up and headed home with a stop at Birdwood Pizza Bar for the best pizza we have ever eaten. On arriving home, absolutely exhausted, I walked into the bedroom to husband had the washing done and folded and had placed Cadbury chocolate Bunnies all over the bed. I'm a very lucky girl.


  1. great wrap up of a wonderful weekend! ....who's a lucky girl then? those bunnies on the bed are sooo cute! Thanks Sharon and Shonny for a great weekend!

  2. What a great time you girls had and to come home to the choc bunnies on the bed - well what a sweetie your man is.

  3. Looks like you all had a great weekend and choccie when you got home lucky you.