My apologies for those of you who have read a lot of FQR posts already .... but here is my recap.
It really was everything that everyone has already said. I spent a lot of time with these lovely people and dinner out with about 35 others on Friday night - thanks to the fabulous organisational skills of Susan
|1. Di, Sarah & Jude 2. Di, Sarah & Nicky 3. Night out Friday
Bee Blessed Siblings quilt and Annabella's quilt top, finished off by Bee Blessed
Nicky's Oakshot quilt - the pebble quilting on this on is amazing
Siblings quilt with blocks donated by Bee a Brit Stingy bees and made up and quilted by Nicky
Jans Bee a Brit Stingy quilt and Sarahs Hipbee quilt
There were the fabulous goodies
|1. Sunglasses case from Sarah (there may have been fudge too!) 2. Goodies from the very generous Emily 3. Retreat goody bag, with so many lovely goodies
|1. Swap goodies from Francine,Jan and Reene 2. Srip swap booty 3. very restrained quilt market shopping
I finally learned how to make portholes - that was a lightbulb moment and I started Pj bottoms with Kerry, which I finished off at home, along with my precision piecing block that we did with Lynne
But the weekend really was about the people. Those that I have met before and got to catch up with again and those that I met for the first time. It was all a lot less stressful than last year in that respect - and I can't wait for next year.
I feel rather guilty to tell you that I am off again on Friday - a long weekend at Centre Parks with some work buddies - and that will be another story....!