Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Millrosie Friends bloggers meeting

 Just a few random happy pics from our August meeting and the swap was a Leanne Beasley project,looking forward to our xmas one,it will be so much fun.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dates of meetings for next year and the swaps

We had been asked for the dates of our meetings for next year as a couple of ladies want to plan their holidays around our Millrosie Friends blogger meetings,so here they are.

21st February-- heart swap,can be anything heart shaped or with a heart or heart patterned fabric.

16th May --  designer Gail Pan so any one of Gails pretty designs.

29th  August --- A covered  journal

14th November --- 12" xmas mini quilt

So i hope this helps everyone for next years holiday planning and i will list this on the side bar,at the bottom so we dont get muddled up with this years meetings and swaps.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Only 8 more sleeps. . . . . . .

 until our next Mill Rosie Friends get together.

Could everyone just confirm whether they are coming along so I can let Sue and Liz know. 
Thanks to the girls who have already contacted me.
Our swap this meeting is a Leanne Beasley design.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Good Morning Mill Rosie Friends

The Gisborne Girls thought that you may like to join us in a bit of a challenge with a touch of fun.
The Gisborne Quilters
Great Shirt Challenge
Idea lovingly stolen from the
Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters Group
(With permission of course)
To be in this challenge you will need GUTS, STAMINA, DETERMINATION followed by a touch of IMAGINATION
And not forgetting 6 X 100% Cotton Shirts. These shirts will be cut up into 6 pieces and then distributed amongst the willing participants.
  1.        Use as much shirt fabric as you can for the front of the quilt.
  2.        If you wish you may add ONE other fabric of your choice to help tie the shirt fabrics together – the amounts can be as much or as little as you want.
  3.        There is to be no dyeing of fabrics...although you may reverse the shirt fabric if you prefer the other side.
  4.        Backing will be a fabric of your choice.
  5.        Binding will be a fabric of your choice.
  6.        Under no circumstances are men to be harmed in any way when sourcing your shirt fabric. (Remember ladies you can look, bribe or barter  but don’t touch)
  7.        You will have 12 months to complete this task (Starting on the 25th of August 2014 and the end date to show your creation will be the 29th of August for The Mill Rosie Friends)

 So if you would like to join in the fun please have your shirts with you at the August Mill Rosie Meet where we will cut them up and then randomly disperse them amongst the players.
Any questions please contact either Tracee or Marg

Sunday, May 18, 2014

What an awesome day we had

Lots of fun was had and the 3 sewing items swap was amazing,it was so good to see all my friends again.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, May 8, 2014

There are only . . . . .

. . . . eight more sleeps until our next get together!

If you haven't already done so, could you please let me (Christine) 
know if you are coming so that I can give 
the girls at Mill Rose Cottage final numbers.

Don't forget this swap is a sewing set of at least three items.
Sorry to disappoint but our 
Mill Rosie Friends group is now closed to new members.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Full house now thankyou

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

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 one spot 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

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.