Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A little bit of Heaven

The weekend just passed, was my annual slice of quilters paradise.
The quilting group I belong to, books The Miners Church which is a B&B in Scotchmans Lead, just outside of Ballarat, one weekend a year each January.
It is a quaint little hideaway, where all our needs are met - beautiful grounds, an old school house that we convert into a sewing room, comfortable beds, a kitchen, books to read and the peace and tranquilty that all mums need at this stage of the holidays!!!

There is even a tram appartment at the back of the garden that is privately rented.

On one of the nights, Doug and Julie (the friendly hosts) cook our pizza's in their wonderful Wood Fire Pizza Oven in the garden.  They are DELICIOUS!

There was lots of sewing done, and in fact it was a hive of industry in the old school house.



This is the school house from the outside, so you can see we had plenty of room.




Inside the school house . . . 


This is the old church which has been lovingly created into a home where the hosts used to live.  They have since built a new home behind which is equally as beautiful.
I would highly recommend this to any quilting group, or indeed families.  A fantastic place to rest and relax, and indeed get some sewing done!
Thanks Julie and Doug for another lovely weekend away.

25 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

For me it was a fabulous day, next year it will be for the whole weekend! It was a great place to be! Thanks Annie.

Winifred said...

That looks a wonderful place to visit. Not that you shirked though. Lots of great items produced.

rousabout studio said...

Oh you are so lucky!!!, I love the quilt with the green, red and the birds!!! Looks like paradise..I hope you didnt come home to the "I've bin gone cyclone!",,

Michelle said...

love it...thanks for the info...
i adore old church buildings and have spend way to long looking for ones for sale...i have come to the conclusion that when it is ment to be it will happen...but to stay in something as gorgeous as this would be wonderful...

bennie and patsy said...

That just had to be a wonderful time.
patsy

Lavon said...

That looks wonderful! Loved the quilts!

Christine said...

What a lovely place. You were very industrious.
Christine

Calidore said...

Wow what a beautiful place to have a retreat. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Lovely photos

Sandi said...

How absolutely wonderful to have a weekend away, stitching with friends. As I scrolled down to each photo, I was ooohing and ahhing, oh it all looks fabulous. Lucky you!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like a perfect retreat!! Your new quilt looks lovely - the green sashing makes it look completely different!

Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful setting to have fun quilting!

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds perfect.........enjoyed your pics..........thanks

Moogsmum said...

That sounds like a perfect way to spend the weekend. Gorgeous quilting going on there too!!

xxx

rachelmp said...

It sounds just lovely Annie and looks like you made some lovely things too!

Jenny said...

Ijust wanted to be there when I read your post-the photos and explanations were perfect-what a special place and your quilt is looking fantastic.

Melanie said...

What a lovely looking place. So much creativity too. Welcome back. :-)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a fabulous place to go! I'd love to go on a quilting weekend! Your quilt is looking fab by the way! Lucy x

Guðrún said...

The red flower is GORGEOUS. I am glad you had a great weekend.

picciolo said...

wow it looks amazing, what a wonderful place to go!
: )

Leanne said...

Great snaps - great weekend- how did you get so much done I never accomplish much on those weekends I talk tooooo much.

Maree said...

Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous pics...looks like a Lovely place for a girlie weekend...love your red & green quilt with that yummy bird fabric..have got me some of that too now....and the Dbl Irish chain is coming along nicely too...Glad you had some time out...
cheers

Cass said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend away

Margaret said...

The weekend away looked as if you all had a great time. What I like about your posts is that they are so eyecatching, the visual beauty that you pick out is wonderful. Thanks for the look

Suzie said...

It must be wonderful to have such a lovely place where you can meet your friends and sew! The quilts are beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Great pictures! I love your attack the stash quilt top -- I sure wish I'd had some of those great prints when I did my Christmas quilts!