Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nelson Mini Symposium 2012

well what a fabulous week!!!
 Rowing Man and I toddled off last week on a road trip to Nelson, a 6-7 hour road trip... we left home about 10am Wed morning last week, and arrived in Nelson about 7pm... a few pit stops on the way.... we left a sunny Twizel but by the time we  got a bit further up the island the weather changed and it rained the whole way...
 here's Puddles doing her startled possum look!
 a good time to catch up with friends.... (bad hair day for me huh!)
 and fellow merchants
 from near and far
 we're a very happy bunch
 and love getting out to see you all
so that's it for another year....next mini-symposium in Ashburton in 2014, but National Symposium is in Taupo next year... will I see you there?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sarah Fielke Retreat weekend...

...is approaching fast! Yes Sarah is coming to my house... well mine and Fenella's, to teach from her book
this book is just full of goodies to create, this truly is a book to umm and ahh over, and deciding which quilt to make first is a bit tricky.. Oh the decisions a gal has to make!
so where & when is this wonderful weekend then I hear you ask.. well let me tell you all... May 4th & 5th ...
Pudding Hill Lodge, Methven, now the owners Peter and Lesley have spent a huge amount of time and effort renovating this lodge, and it sure looks like it will be a fabulous hideaway venue for a fabulous weekend...
there will be lots of stitching, 'n' chatting 'n' relaxing...
and lots more stitching...work on a project from Sarah's book, with Sarah's help, or join one of our classes... or work on your own project
This is simply going to be so much fun, so treat yourself, come away for the weekend, we still have a few spaces left, and we would like to fill them
May 4/5/6 & 8/9 @ Pudding Lodge, Methven and 12/13 @ The Rowan Tree Twizel. registration packs available now
 email Shiree at info@therowantree.co.nz
love to see you there!