Monday, 12 January 2009

Shhhh! Secret Squirrel!!

That's right, I'm busily working away on my Secret Squirrel project! And although I can't show you what I'm working on (THAT'S the Secret Squirrel part!!) I CAN tell you WHY I'm stitching madly on a new design instead of tackling a WISP.

My Fave fabric shop, Quilters Angel at Highfields, is holding a "Girls' Getaway" Weekend and if you're in driving distance of Toowoomba, you can now start booking your place!! The brochure says:

"Santa's come and gone, we've welcomed the New Year, the kids are back at school and work's started ... Now it's time for YOU!! Join us for a "Girls' Getaway" Weekend - no cooking, no cleaning, just relaxing and doing what we love ... STITCHING!

WHEN: Friday March 13 to Sunday March 15
TIME: From 4pm Friday to 12 noon Sunday
WHERE: James Byrne Centre, Highfields
BRING: Projects you wish to work on, sewing machine (or share with a friend), towel.
COST: $250
INCLUDES: Mystery Project, Kit and Tuition, all meals, accommodation and lots of fun!!"

Now, that "Mystery Project" and the "Tuition" part of that invitation is where I come in. My Secret Squirrel project is the Mystery Project and I'll be providing the Tuition!! Marian has decided that most women don't take enough 'Time Out' for themselves - they're so busy running around being a wife, mum, home maker, that they forget to take some time out to do what makes THEM happy. So ... Marian is organising a time for them to do just that! She's even providing the bedding, so all you need to bring is your craft and a towel - hmmm, I think we might also make clothes and a toothbrush mandatory for the comfort of the other guests! Tee! Hee! Hee!

So ... if you want to treat yourself to a 'girly', 'crafty' weekend, visit Marian's web site HERE and check it out, then book in quick, cos I think places will fill pretty quick once word gets out!! The brochure I picked up is hot off the press, so you, my blogging buddies are getting an early heads-up!! You knew I had to come in handy for something some day, right?! Tee! Hee! Hee! Now although I don't know all that Marian is planning, I attended a day of her Stitchers' Dream Day Out last September and there are always lots of prizes and give-aways, fun, laughs and the chance to meet and chat with other like-minded ladies while indulging in our fabric addictions. It's going to be GREAT!!!

OK!! I've done my Happy Dance (and probably convinced the neighbours that we now have a pet elephant who is learning Irish clog dancing!!!) so I'll be able to calm down and go stitch now!! Just had to tell you all!! OH!!!! And of course, the BIG news in my little corner of the world is that my beloved Geek Boy has once again come to my technological rescue and I really do have my email back now. PHEW! Talk about a complicated, frustrating process!! He's changed servers to go with someone he knows. (and who lives in Toowoomba, so if something DOES go wrong, we know where he lives and will hunt him down! Tee! Hee! Hee!)

And now I really am off to stitch - but have the Secret Squirrel theme song running around in my head - oh dear! Think I'd better put some "Midsomer Murders" on the DVD to drown it out! Tee! Hee! Hee! Til next time - Bear Hugs!



Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It's great to have you back on line Kris. I hope you can get heaps done now on your sewing project.

ittybittyandpretty said...

sounds like fun! if i didnt have a job and three kids i would come ( i know that is what the weekend is for to get away from all that but...) i cant wait to see all the photos and maybe next year i will have to attend a get together.

Betsy said...

Kris if I lived closer I would gladly go to this. PLease post some picturess for us to enjoy the event in cyber space.

Simone de Klerk said...

That sounds like fun, but out of reach for me. I'm glad your email is working again (O: Lots of fun with your stitchery!

Lurline said...

Oh, Kris - do you ever stop! You are a Blogland Star!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dorothy said...

It's great to have you back on-line Kris.
Sounds like a fun weekend! Wish I lived closer.
I've started rewatching Midsomer Murders from the beginning. John Nettles looks so young!

Judy S. said...

Don't I wish! It's about that very long plane ride..... Sure glad to have you back online as I've missed your emails!

ittybittyandpretty said...

hello my sweets you have been tagged but it is nice and easy. come visit me to see the rules. mmmwwaaah

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
Sounds like a great weekend, pitty I can't sew :( I have also just tagged you for a meme if you would like to play the rules are on my lastest post. Hope you have a great week.
Cheers Linda

ittybittyandpretty said...

very simple... when i open up 'my pictures' the photos are all in yellow boxes, some i have named others not yet. those boxes are called folders. count across to the fourth one and open it up and then open the fourth photo in that folder. if you still dont understand read this to geek boy and he might get it. or i am sure other blog pals will explain it too. xxrosey

Anonymous said...

Sounds like lots of fun!! Hope you're enjoyig your creative time! I wish I wish I could go!! I don't think I can get mum and dad to baby sit again... I'm already going to the Nundle Girls Day In The Country .... similar distance for me though!! Hope you hve an AWESOME time!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I've awarded you the Friendship Award so pop on over for a visit.

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