Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mill House Retreat

'Mill House Accommodation & Retreat'
Friday 24th  to Sunday 26th October 2014

(Full - thank you )

I (Sharon aka Lilabelle Lane)  have a group of girls interested in a weekend Retreat at the new "Mill House Retreat" in Ballan AND I have a couple of spaces left ...... are you are interested?    

As you may know I am part of a great group of bloggers that get together 4 times a year for a fun filled stitching day at Millrose in Ballan. Over the last 12 months or so we have been watching the lovely Mill House Retreat house come to life right next door. Well now it's open and we want to do a retreat.  We have picked a weekend and have started taking names.  You don't have to have attended any of the bloggers meet to come to this one.  It is a great excuse to leave the hubby and kids at home and come away for a great weekend.  Imagine, like minded women in the one spot, chatting, laughing and a bit of sewing thrown in for fun.  :)  Here are some details for you. 

Treat Yourself
Federation house purposefully restored for quilting retreats.
Light, airy, luxurious and simple.
Mixture of modern and period furniture.
Comfortable and clean with a peaceful feel.
Sleeps 14 people (twin share rooms) each with it's own en-suite.

Could you see yourself sitting here, laughing, socialising, eating and sewing your weekend away?

These photos below were taken before completion but give you more of an idea to
 what awaits behind the Red Door.

Right next door the the retreat house is the beautiful Millrose Cottage

Full of beautiful and inspiring fabrics, patterns and wonderful staff.

and right next door again is the Millrose Cafe


So the details are as follows:-

To book out the Upstairs facilities I need two more ladies, to book out the Whole facility we have room for 6 ladies.  Prices quoted below are correct at time of hitting the publish button! 

Arrive after 1:00pm Friday 24th October
Checkout is 4:00pm Sunday 26th October

Prices are per person per night (sorry no single nights are available)
$135.00 (Upstairs facilities) or $128.60 per night if we book the whole facility.

Arrival Day
Arrive after 1pm
Evening meal is a share meal, prepared earlier that day by the Chef in the Cafe
 for us to heat and self serve in the Retreat. It will be a simple and yummy evening meal.

Next day

A delicious cooked breakfast at the cafe  8:00am - 11:15am
Evening Meal is a share meal, prepared earlier that day by the Chef in the Cafe
 for us to heat and self serve in the Retreat. A simple and yummy evening meal.

Departure Day

A delicious cooked breakfast in the Cafe  8:00am - 11:15am
Checkout 4:00pm

During our stay at the Mill House Retreat we have a 10% discount that will apply to all fabric and food purchases at Cafe and Quilting Gallery for the duration of our stay. We will get a discount card upon arrival.

Deposit and payments.
$50 deposit will be required upon you booking/confirming your spot with me.  
This will cover your portion of the facilities required deposit and the Bond (which is only $20 per person and upon leaving your bond will be refunded by the Retreat).

Final payment must be paid 4 weeks prior to our arrival.

Other details
Base foods provided - Tea, Coffee, Sugar and general condiments.
Bowl of Fresh Fruit on arrival
Cafe available next door for lunch
Full Kitchen and cooking facilities available at Mill House Retreat.

Quilting Equipment / aides available
Iron and Ironing Board
Light Box
Portable Table lights
Design Walls
Sewing Tables and Chairs

Bedroom Details
Choice of King Size Double or split long single beds (each room)
1000 count Egyption Cotton Bed Sheets
Quality Doonas and latex pillows
Hair Dryer
Soap and Shampoo

So, are you interested?
If so email and lets talk :o)
(email link has been removed as Retreat is full, thank you)

and the fine print from me ......
Please note that if I get the numbers to go ahead the deposit will be required asap to book.
Please only commit to this weekend if you are certain you can come.
Although I am the person taking numbers I do not want to be the person left to fill spots at the end of the day because you cant come for some other reason.  You are booking your spot and therefore will be held responsible for that spot and the costs associated. If for any reason you can not come it will still be up to you to pay and or fill your spot. Also, if you require your own room and not share, you will be needing to pay for two spots.   Any other questions please email me :o) 

Mark it on your calendar.  Plan to pack your sewing machine.
Plan to finish a project or two or start something new :o)

The confirmed names I have so far are:-

Me :)      Melody (x2)     Shez       Barb
Anne       Sue      Lyn

lets talk, hugs Sharon

P.S. Please email me if your interested.
Don't leave a comment on this post as I may miss it.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our February 2014 Millrosie friends bloggers meet

 Wow what a wonderful lot of goodies we had for our red swap,i love that all these gifts , were all made with love and thought,what a wonderful clever bunch of friends you all are.
 And the show and tell was awesome,here is Rosie making a blanket of love.
 hiding behind the mini quilt is Sue
 And i wanted to take this one home with me,Tracee made a hunny bunny,she was so sweet ,lol,and so is Tracee
 This is amazing this is a quilt made by tracee,love it
 And Tracee again with another quilt ,she has been working on this one for awhile,well done kiddo
 And Sue has made this amazing Collinwood quilt for a soldier o/s,i know he will love this,what a lovely kind thing to do Sue.
 And our new friend Kim has won us over with her pretty Gail Pan quilt,gorgeous.
And this mini quilt made by Christine is so sweet,i wanted to take this one home too.
Thankyou ladies for an amazing day filled with friendship and laughs and inspiration.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Secret Santa pics

Sorry i have been meaning to post the naughty santa pics ages ago,we sure did have some fun didnt we girls.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, November 17, 2013


No group shot?  How on earth did we forget that?
Must of had something to do with all the laughter :o)

I didn't take any real group shots but do have these.

oh and I stole this one from Christine :o)

Thank you to everyone who attended for making it such a great day.
I am already looking forward to February.

hugs Sharon

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 2013

Another fabulous Mill Rose day has come and gone.
We forgot our group photo this time.

Sorry, there are a few faces missing.

See you all in February 2014.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ladies there is fun to be had on Saturday's meeting with a bad Santa swap


This is how our Browyn Hayes xmas swap will be played

Swap Gift Exchange?
Another variation on the gift exchange is a fun game called bad santa Swap. Suitable for small to large groups, the game, also going by Yankee Doodle or Dirty Santa, adds an element of excitement and humor to traditional gift giving.
In bad santa Swap each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area. Guests are given numbers as they arrive, or their names are randomly drawn, and they select and unwrap gifts from the pile in that order — with a twist.
The person who receives the number 1 will pick a gift (that is not their own) from the pile and open it for all to see (or models it, reads it, or demos it). During the selection of a wrapped gift, the participant may visually inspect the gifts, pick them up and/or gently shake them.
The person who receives number 2 then chooses a gift and opens it, and then must decide whether to keep it or swap it for the first player’s gift. Each person in order then gets to select a present, open it and decide whether to keep it or swap it for any other gift someone has already opened.
Opening of gifts and swapping takes place until all the presents have been chosen. Finally, the person who picked first gets to choose from all the gifts or keep what he/she has already received. In the end, the gift you are holding is the gift you take home.


cheers shez xx

Friday, October 25, 2013

Our Next Get Together

is full.  Here's who is coming
Tracee - (Quilt Kitty our wonderful friend from Perth)
Elyte + 3

Looking forward to seeing you.  As it is a Christmas breakup, please wear a Christmas decoration/tiara in your hair.