Sunday, May 24, 2009

Everyone should do it...

Leave your family/pets to fend for themselves. Leave the housework and any other responsibilities behind and have a sewing weekend with a gang of great sewing gals. Eat lots of chocolate. Drink and sew and laugh. Sing and dance and scream with laughter again and sew a bit more and stay up too late and make lots of mess and talk a lot and sew a bit more and laugh and be inspired and sew and laugh and sew and laugh....


It's good for the soul.
It's also astounding how much sewing you'll get done.
Thanks to Annie, Lara, Jodie, Kathryn, Rachel, Emma and Megan for letting me jump on your getaway bandwagon and for being such fabulous company.

25 comments:

sewjourn said...

I'm really pleased you and the car made it home safely Nikki.....and that you feel recharged!

Annie said...

I just loved hearing your laugh Nikki, and you're right, there was a hell of a lot of sewing done!!! I've just covered my sewing room floor up with quilts and pieces. Can't wait to get home from school tonight and sew a bit more.

Jenny said...

What a great time you had for sure-glad you got lots of sewing done too! They say that laughter keeps you young you know!

Robyn said...

Wish I had sewing pals!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, you were fabulous company Nikki and the amount of tips and tricks you shared with us all was fantastic. We will all be heading out to buy some stretchy fabric for craft on Wed. week!! Glad you made it home safely.

My Black Cardigan said...

It looks too perfect Nikki. That picture of the table with all those sewing treats made me go.. ahhhhhhh!

beccasauras said...

Ooh, that looks like fun! Can't wait till I can go, even though I am sick at the moment and can sew all I want, I think it's the company that helps!

Anonymous said...

I used to have sewing buddies, but they all moved away. I miss my sewing buddies very much.

Jodie said...

Nikki, I was looking at the photos this morning and I laughed all over again. It was just the most excellent fun with such great people. You are one generous woman and I cannot wait till we get together again.
jod

beccasauras said...

Don't worry, I could have got it off anyone, at any time. It just means I have to slow down and rest, which I don't like doing much!

Tinniegirl said...

Sounds like the best dose of soul food.

CottageBliss said...

Sounds like a fabulous time!! So glad you enjoyed yourself.

Could a picked me up on the way, ya know... :)

Melissa

Leonie said...

ooh I am soooo jealous!

RomaC said...

Nikki...
Next time you plan a jaunt like this I will be happy to act as your chauffeur ... any time, any place!
Had a weekend like that a decade ago with my quilting friends...it is such a pity that we have lost touch...life and family clashed there for a while!
I'm looking forward to doing a hat course with you so you'll be hearing from me soon.
Roma ♥

Columbia Lily said...

I put a total moratorium on school work this weekend (three day weekend here in the US) and totally devoted myself to crafting and sewing. It's been great. It is so nice to be able to focus on stuff that makes me happy for a while.

Pinktulip said...

The best fun ever! Nothing beats getting together with a bunch of girls and just having fun without any responsibilities waiting in the kitchen....Hope you will share more pics and show us what you made.

MissyP said...

Big green eyed monster is out and about over here. Sounds like a blast. I'm going for sure!

rousabout studio said...

Oh crikey that place better be prepared for the onslaught of bookings....Looks like you had great fun and it certainly was productive,,I hope you post some shots of your sewing! Jo

thornberry said...

It really was the absolute BEST, wasn't it! Thanks for the hot whisky and all your help. I can sense more sewing weekends ahead for all of us!

laura said...

I'm too stinking jelous!

Peta said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I am heading there this weekend with some crafty pals!!!! (Just a little bit excited). Would love to see some shots of your sewing.

Carolina said...

I cant imagine what it wold be like to sew uninterrupted by children who need lunch, nappies changed or husbands who need you time also! I might have to look into this a bit further i think.. LOL!

Claire said...

A sewing weekend sounds like a lot of fun! =)

Katherine said...

Sounds like a great time. It's another reason I need to visit Australia. ;o)

Belly Designs said...

I see lots of food, wine, and sewing. I dont see any men, kids, house work....HEAVEN!!