I have had the very best weekend. Early Friday morning in darkness I packed the car and headed off to Loxton which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Adelaide.
I arrived at Almond Grove Crafts around 9.10am.
We were divided into 3 groups.
Our group had Gail for the first day. I was pleased about that as I didn't really know any other ladies and I had chatted to Gail a little on the internet. Gail is such a lovely friendly person and along with the group of girls I was with made me feel welcome right from the start. We were to make a bag designed by Gail. Our group seemed to chat a little too much to get the project finished but we decided that it was about the journey not about finishing the bag. Needless to say we have a little home work.
Here we are at the end of the day with our not quite completed bags. It is really interesting to see all the different styles that came from one pattern.
This is Cheryl with her completed bag and there is a story to that.
On Saturday we had Leanne we were to make a wall quilt again a lot of talking got in the way needless to say we had a great time.
Here is our group. Anne was a local and came from across the river at Winkie.
Glenys and Judith.
Robyn and Megan
Julie and Cheryl
Meredith, Georgette and Sarah
The whole group.
On Sunday we had Viv Robinson and we were to make a Keepsake basket again we did too much talking and have homework to do.
This is Tricia who owns Almond Grove she is a lovely lady who provided us with a great place to have the very best weekend. We had the best food her wonderful husband and 2 children catered for our lunches, not to mention the yummy chocolate slices, meringue mushrooms etc etc etc let me just say I am a few kilos heavier with 3 projects to finish. If you are ever in Loxton make sure you visit Almond Grove I guarantee you will not leave without a purchase. Tricia has heaps of great patterns. The walls are covered with the most wonderfully inspirational projects, and need I say heaps of great fabric. Tricia is holding up one of Viv's lovely Christmas wall quilts.
At the end of Sunday we had Show and Tell this is Leanne with one of her many bags.
My photos of Leanne are not that good as she would have to be the fastest moving person I have met, for this photo we asked her to stand still so we could take it. I have about 20 photos of the back of her head as I'm sure she moves faster than the camera shutter.
This is Gail with one of her fantastic quilts.
Here is Leanne modeling Gail's backpack.
You cannot visit Loxton without seeing the beautiful river Murray.
In the coming weeks I will finish off my bag,wall quilt and keepsake basket and let you see them.