July 07, 2009
The house at Sewjourn
This weekend past, I stayed at the craft retreat Sewjourn, with a delightful group of crafty girls. Located in a pretty country town in Victoria, Sewjourn comprises a beautifully renovated house and a separate well-appointed - and very spacious - studio.
The studio has a magnificent, polished wood table that was large enough to accommodate the 7 sewing machines, 2 overlockers and other paraphernalia that we had brought with us. Double power points are spaced regularly around the table. There is an additional table, cutting mats, ironing boards, a kitchenette and bathroom.
Extreme crafting bloggers: Tinniegirl, Curlypops, Taccolina, Reenie-Su, Bellgirl and Beccasauras hard at work in the studio
The house which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, can sleep up to ten people through various combinations of single, double and bunk beds. Jan, who owns Sewjourn, has thought of every necessity and comfort. The kitchen is well equipped, there is a beautiful dining room and a comfy loungeroom, complete with wood fired heater and piles of magazines.
Table laid for (yet another) fancy meal
So what did we do for the weekend?
The studio was a hive of sewing activity. There were quilts, jackets, bags, coasters, pin cushions, zippered pouches. Knitting, crochet and sketching also featured. There was also 80's music, some dancing and singing (did you know you can sing Amazing Grace to the theme tune from Gilligan's Island? No?), some op shopping and quite a lot of cooking and eating. Unexpected gifts too. Oh ... and the most important part .... loads of laughter.
Crikey - I finished a project!
It was a really perfect weekend. Thank you, Tinniegirl, for organising it all.
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