Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Circle Retreat..

I was lucky enough to receive an invitation from the lovely Stacey of The Circle Retreat to join her for a night at her beautiful retreat at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. The weather was perfect, the company fantastic, food gorgeous, the setting amazing, and the activities, well... right up my quilting alley!
It was a short visit, but so nice to go up and visit and to be able to have a look at the retreat for myself. I will certainly be visiting again with a group of friends. Stacey has thought of everything! From the large cutting table, to ironing boards, design wall, coffee machine to the wine glasses, and even the girly movies (with a choice of where to watch them too!!). The retreat is an amazing credit to Stacey and her husband Mark as you can want for nothing as you take in the beautiful view and surrounding rainforest. And of course with Stacey being a very talented quilter herself, you are surrounded by all those little homely quilty touches from the pot holders, to the table runners and the quilts on the beds themselves.
I would highly recommend to any group of ladies looking to get away for some crafty indulgence to look Stacey up on the link above. I only wish now that I had taken more photos to share!

Here is the lovely entrance way, welcoming you.....



little touches everywhere..



this was a favourite... Stacey acquired this amazing piece of unfinished hexagons, direct from the '70's, and has it mounted on canvas....



The lovely Stacey herself, taking a break from binding to enjoy breakfast on the deck...


The results of a fruitful weekend (I took up my pyramid quilt up to finish the binding, but Stacey insisted it still must take a place on the rail..)



So thank you Stacey so much giving me the opportunity to share in your retreat and meet your lovely friends, Jill, Carolyn and Jackie. Who would have thought that a couple of 'ol Air Force wives from many years back (we were in the same little stitching group back in Adelaide) would meet up again, just from you walking into the shop one day? The power of quilting... I love it!!

Squeezes, Michelle xx

2 comments:

circle retreat quilter said...

Oh Michelle, big squeeze,s back at you. I'm thrilled that you loved your visit and wasn't the weather amazing? thanks for visiting..x Oh want to come for our retreat in Oct with the gals?

Christine said...

Hi Michelle

Found your blog via Stacey and yes her retreat looks wonderful and I have been thinking of going with some friends in the near future.
Love the Paris bag, sounds like a great workshop.
Happy stitching
Christine