Home away from home

If you have an opportunity to attend a retreat, especially if it’s at Twilight2Twilight at Esk, make sure you make the effort. Sometimes it seems ¬†difficult because you have lots to do at home and people depend on you or maybe you’re not sure you want to live with strangers for a long weekend. Forget all that and just go. Your family will survive without you for a couple of days and you’ll get so much done because you don’t have to worry about anything apart from the project you’re working on. Those of us who attended last weekend’s retreat found this out the easy way – we got so much done and had a great time as well. And why is Twilight2Twilight so good? I could talk about the comfortable beds, the massive verandah, the beautiful countryside or the great food but really it was just the whole package rolled into one. Tamara who runs the retreat is always cheerful and makes you feel welcome and her mum and dad in the engine room work so efficiently everything just runs smoothly. Here’s some photos of our experience but why don’t you start planning yours? Imagine not having to pack your sewing away for three days…….

PicMonkey Collage retreat

Time for a tactical retreat?

While we’ve been at the Esk Quilt Show we’ve been staying with Isla and Ken at the Twilight Grove Farm B&B. Here’s the scene this morning……..

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If you look closely you can see Jan having her morning cuppa on the verandah. It is such a lovely place and Isla and Ken are the perfect hosts. This is somewhere you want to spend a week- maybe next time.

While we’re on the subject of home-away-from-home I should mention that Isla and Ken’s daughter is Tamara Buchanan (of Quick Stitch Quilting). She runs Twilight retreat next door and very kindly gave us a guided tour. This is one of the best retreats I’ve seen – everything is here. Just look at the photos

Part of the workroom (couldn't fit it all in) with a table and light for each person

Part of the workroom (couldn’t fit it all in) with a table and light for each person

Half of the huge verandah

Half of the huge verandah

The view from the verandah

The view from the verandah

What I haven’t shown you is the formal dining area and the fabulous open fireplace for cold winter evenings. We might have to plan one of these retreats in the near future.