We experienced some very wild and wintery weather yesterday and ended up with about 30 mm of rain which was great. The downside was that the power went off and I wasn't able to post my TBT last night. So I hope that you will forgive the slight delay and enjoy today's photo. I am sorry that it is faded and slightly off colour.....I used to have it pinned to a photo wall at the farm.
Taken 'just' a few years ago, it has my brother Peter nursing Hannah, and Emma sitting between the two of us. Yesterday was Pete's birthday so I thought that it is only appropriate for his older sister to embarrass him just a little bit.....as well as myself!!!!
After a busy week I turn around and find myself back at Thursday again. Today's photo was taken only 2 years ago at the Colac Quilters Biennial Pot Luck Night and last night we did it all again.
It was a fantastic night with lots of laughs and I'm sure that I will get another photo of me being silly as Julie was snapping away with her camera all night. We had 2 'ringins' on our usual table so I'm hoping that Kay and Antoinette weren't too embarrassed by the rowdiness of table 4! All proceeds from the night will go to the Long Road Appeal for the establishment of a Cancer Centre in Colac. So thank you Betty, Shirley, Mary, Julie, Carol, Tabatha, Jodie, Kay and Antoinette for joining me in a great night.
PS. We missed Hannah this year and especially her eagerness at the food table....lol!
I turned my mobile phone off at 8am (just to be sure) and when I turned it back on at 9.45am I had 36 missed calls. The task of writing down all of the names began......by 9.01am the Saturday session of the 2015 Stitch in Spring was full and it was onto the Sunday session. After a little bit of juggling to accommodate the ladies who were traveling long distances to attend, I have 64 for the Saturday and 55 for the Sunday. That means that there is still room if there are any ladies out there that forgot to ring in and book their spot.....but I can't guarantee they will be vacant for long.
To those who have booked in, please download the day appropriate form and fill it in and return it to me by the 1st April......no joking!
My Stitching by the Sea Retreat is over for another year and by all accounts the ladies had a lovely time and are keen to return next March for another weekend of stitching, friendship and food. I had all good intentions of taking lots of lovely photos of the weekend but I didn't take one single photo. It was a full and flat out 3 days for me and my band of trusty helpers.......Russell, Emma, Hannah and Jodie. I could not have done it without their wonderful help. Also big thanks to the ladies who helped pack up their tables for us.
Russell took this photo yesterday morning before the ladies arrived.
The only photo I took was this one about 5 minutes ago......
that's all that is left......except for about 24 boxes of shop stuff that has to be unpacked and put back into some sort of order......but that's a job for tomorrow. Oh and the leftovers in the fridge!
Before I sign off and put my feet up for the night, I just need to remind those that are interested in attending my 2015 Stitch in Spring that registrations open from 9am tomorrow morning (Monday 16th March).
I have finally finished the text and photography for the pattern booklet for my 'Elenor Jean' Quilt. I spent hours reading old letters and looking at old photos trying to work out which bits and which ones to include in the family history section of the book. I wish that I could have written and included more but I was afraid that people would get bored and sick of my waffle. I took my little usb off to Warrnambool with me yesterday and met with the graphic artist at Star Printing......now it's a waiting game for the first proof to be sent through. So in today's TBT I have decided to show you a photo that didn't make the cut.......probably because it has me in it! It was taken on my wedding day (30 years ago) with my grandmother, Mammar (Elenor 'Jean') and my Grandad.
I have a big few days ahead of me with my Stitching by the Sea Retreat on this weekend. Hopefully I will get a chance to drop back in with some photos of the weekend......or you can check them out on facebook over the weekend.
A reminder that the Shop will be closed Friday 13th to Sunday 15th due to the Retreat.
Happy 2 year Wedding Anniversary to our daughter Emma and her husband Ryan. Yes 2 years ago today I was in the middle of making wedding bouquets, charging around doing last minute garden stuff and painting my finger nails as the guests were arriving!
The time just has flown by.
Oh and it is also Russell and my 30th Wedding Anniversary today as well. I said to Russell this morning that we are half way to our 60th and he just looked at me. I then said that we will aim for 50.......his reply.....how about 40.....lol!