Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weekend away - Photo Frenzy!

I've finally got some pictures to show you of my Girls' weekend away in Dromana, Vic, from a couple of weeks ago! So here goes...

It began when my lovely friend Narelle (Ral), and I, arrived at the Kangerong Holiday Park early Friday evening. Ral got out of the car to sign-in and pick up the keys and returned with a big grin on her face, exclaiming, "We've been upgraded!". Turns out, Ral had been chatting to the Receptionist who was also an avid crafter, and once she heard we'd brought our sewing machines she gave us all the extra space she could... at no extra cost! What a darling!

Anyhoo, this was the view from our front door balcony...

And then the view looking to our right... the caravan park was beautifully maintained with lots of lush greenery.

Then we get inside the cabin... sewing machines and other crafty regalia being the centre of attention and at the ready... As we'd planned to get lots of sewing done...

Narelle and I were giggling away taking photographs of everything - if it was pinned down we 'snapped' it!

Ahhh... how cute are these bunk beds? Being the youngest child with three brothers there was always too much testosterone in my house, so it was nice to feel like a 'little girl' again - sharing a room with my new sister!

After settling in, we took a stroll along Dromana beach during sunset. The pics do not do it justice, the colours were pastel, dreamy and I felt like a fairy in a fantasy world just waiting for a (friendly) dragon to swoop down from the sky and take me for a ride. (Do fairies ride on dragons? Maybe only if they have tired wings and need to take the 'express'?!)

So after a good walk, a hearty meal and a few glasses of wine, we headed back to our cabin and fell into a slumber until 10am (eeeek!) the next morning!!!! Now we're talking precious-time-without-kids here... it's not the time to be sleeping-in! Even if we are both worn out from the constant daily demands of motherhood!

So we made up for it pretty quickly by visiting an amazing art and textiles shop in Dromana called Peninsula Art Supplies & Textile Artistry. If you love art dolls, art quilts, felting, mixed-media or any other number of arts, this shop is a must to visit. When we dropped by, the very lovely and helpful owner, Catherine, showed us what the ladies in her workshop were up to... which was none other than making the Stargazer Stitchery Tome designed by my guru, Patti Medaris Culea. If you want to check it out, visit here. It is stunning!

After all that excitement, and having woken up so early (!!!), we took a well-deserved break. You can just make out the Textile shop behind me.

We then drove on to Rosebud and bought-up a few fabrics in
The Needlery. Lots of patterns in this store, so I just had to buy another doll pattern... a girl can never have too many? Isn't that how the saying goes?!! Then it was time for Narelle and I to get 'snapped', outside the front of the shop standing in the sunshine.

So how much sewing did we do?????

Sorry, did you say Shopping??????

Or did you say Eating and Drinking????????

Or did you ask how many Easter bunnies we caught???????
Oh - I see - you said Sewing! Ummmm.... nah, we didn't do any of that! But we had a darn good relaxing weekend!!!!! Thank you Dromana and Mornington Peninsula for putting on such a good show for us!

Until next time - happy creating... oh and shopping, and eating......and.....!!!!


Unknown said...

Sounds like great fun even without some sewing .

ralhig said...

Thanks for the great weekend Vik. Great write up. Now I have to catch up on the crafting I should have done.....

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! If you had fun, if you laughed lots, if you felt ten years younger, if you felt energised and rested ... so WHAT if you didn't get stitching done! You've stocked up ready to do so and recharged the creative batteries, so it was time well spent!!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Vicki ♥ said...

Vikki what a wonderful weekend you had. Loved reading all about it and you made me feel like I was with you both :) You can catch up on the sewing later on...it wont go anywhere :) Actually I bet you feel revitalized after the weekend. :)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend sweetheart. We missed your happy smiling face in class last night and we ate your share of the Easter eggs... sorry!! I'll blame Marisa because she doesn't read blogs so she won't know. Oh heck... we'd just blame Marisa anyway...LOL.
Happy Easter ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Vikki,
Missed you last night at painting.
What a lovely weekend away. Have a Happy Easter and I'll see you next term.
Karen xx

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Vikki,
Lovely to read about your weekend and wishing I was there having all that fun with you and Ral.
Hugs, Anna

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, I wish I could join you on your next weekend away sewing!!!

Roseann said...

I love this! What a great weekend away ... and to a town called Rosebud? How cool is that? Can't wait to read more of your blog.


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