Tuesday, 23 November 2010

It's a "HOOT" in Parliament

A group of owls is known as a Parliament. The Barnowls is a bunch of quilters who get together a few times a year in an old converted barn. I guess that means I'm an MP.
Isn't it wonderful to spend time with "The Sisterhood"?
It's been a lovely weekend away with this bunch of like minded women, sewing and laughing.
Most of the exciting events were not recorded.

Not the luscious meals provided by the gorgeous caterers nor the embryo bush fire spreading towards us that woke us all up V. early on Sunday morning.
Not one pic here of the soot smudged and glistening bodies of the "Oh So Handsome Firemen" who arrived to applause from 20 middle aged elderly women in their jammies.
The exquisite work produced by the in house talent didn't make the cut either

There isn't a pic of bloggers,
Bev of Kainga Happenings with Maria of Life on the Block and Sue of Charlottes Cottage (that's moi, of course) But there is one of this most beautiful and cheery Apple Cushion that Bev made for me in a little pre-arranged swap to commemorate our first ever meeting.

There's a pic also of the small projects I managed to poke a needle into once or twice, not completing any of them.

There's one of Di admiring the little quilt of owls we made especially for her because her dear Mum passed away suddenly whilst we were all together at our last retreat.

There are pictures also of the looooong boring drive I took to get to York from Dongara on Friday, all alone and singing along to my cd of trucking songs alternated with brackets of classical music. I do have eclectic tastes.

And now I'm home to the news that the bloke's return will be delayed yet another week.


Lizzie said...

I'm sorry I missed the firemen... :(

BubzRugz said...

I love the idea of a group of stitching owls getting to gether.... pity you didn't get pics of firemens.... we couldve made a calender..... some lovely folk there in WA - I read all 3 of your blogs....

BubzRugz said...

PS .... sorry to hear the bloke is delayed..... if you were closer I would pop in with tea.... and cake....

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

It was so great to meet up with you both. Glad you were all able to admire those firemen,imagine the stories they are telling. A calender would be a great funraiser for your quilt group.
Happy days.

Allie said...

How fun - I LOVE your owl banner, that is great! And how lovely to give the owl quilt to your friend. I love the cushion Bev made!

mandapanda said...

I like my bunting better...

Anonymous said...

Whaddya mean elderly???

Miss Fiona who is far from elderly!!

Prue said...

Great report Sue! Glad to see you did manage to get the 'dodgy little owl on the end' into the photo