Thursday, 26 June 2014

Weekend Retreat at Rydal










My Stitching group spent last weekend
in the picturesque village of Rydal.....
We booked out The Rydal Mount Function Centre....
It was a perfect spot for stitching, eating, drinking and relaxation....
This is the lounge room with wood fire
and ample seating for late night stitching... 
Dining Room and fully equipped kitchen....
We all made various meals over the weekend.....
Friday Dinner was Lasagne by Fran, Rocket Pear Walnut
and Parmesan Salad by Kate and Apple Pie
with custard and Cream by Lorraine....
A quick trip to the Rydal Pub for the 2 single girls on retreat
 after dinner to check out the talent was in order but alas in the
 population of 60 there are not many eligible bachelors....ha ha!
Di and I did meet Fiona from Backyard Blitz but I was a bit star
 struck and forgot( was forbidden by Di) to get a photo....
Next morning it was out into the conference room that fitted 9
of us with loads of room to spare for some Stitching....
The girls all look very busy indeed....
It is one of the old school house rooms
 and was full of natural light....
I worked on constructing the court house steps on my
 Lynette Anderson my garden wall hanging....
I had three joined together by lunch....
I think I kept getting distracted with all the other ladies projects...









After lunch which was Potato and Bacon Soup by Roxanne....
Alison Jo and I went for a lovely walk around the block
 which pretty much covers Rydal town....

There a some nice accommodation and B&B's options....
We all fell in love with Rose Cottage
and the owner showed us through....

This is the old office building at the Police Station
converted into accommodation....Too Cute!

I think I could run away and live here.....



A nice sunny spot to sit and stitch at the railway station
 which is also converted to accommodation....

Dinner was Green Curry with Rice by Jo and Bread and Butter
Pudding with preserved Cherries by Judy for dessert.....




I managed to finish my top on Sunday before we all
packed up and headed back to reality....
Perfect weekend spent with great friends at a great venue....
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like you found a lovely spot for a sewing weekend...........OMG 2 tops in less then 2 months.........your on fire.....

Susan said...

Sounds lovely -finding those sorts of places is so hard...and the food sounds delicious too - your top looks great.

Daisy Jayne said...

Everythings sounds and looks so inviting.... what better way to spend a weekend great accomodation, food, friends and fabric

shez said...

what a beautiful spot to have a retreat Kate and you all sure ate well while you were there,hey kate check out my header on my blog,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

Khris78 said...

Looks like the most perfect weekend ... I love your quilt top !!!

Susan said...

I think you're back! Great effort on your quilt. Great spot for a retreat.

Janice said...

I'm so jealous of your weekend. It sounds just about perfect. I think you have your mojo back. Your quilt top is
Lovely. We often go to the Daffodil Festival at Rydal. It is a gorgeous village. A couple of times there have been quilting retreats ther on the weekend with a little quilt show. "Rose Cottage" is our favourite too.

Dasha said...

What a lovely place to have a retreat. Sounds like you had a great time and productive too.

Marie said...

The menus look as great as the projects - looks like a lovely spot to escape to.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Heaven....wonderful photos...looks like a top spot....and Miss Kate your garden is amazing well done...did you do any talking!!!

Anita said...

What a great way to spend the weekend! Looks like a great spot for retreats......glad you got your sewing mojo back!!

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