Sunday, May 8, 2011

Staff Meeting

Dear holders of the stakes, you are all invited to the first staff meeting ( any excuse for a crafty day out) on Saturday 14th May at the beautiful Millrose Cottage in Ballan.
11.30 at the patchwork shop, followed by lunch next door if you are interested. Items for the agenda can be emailed through and will be added to the list. Everybody is welcome and it is well worth the drive from Daylesford, Geelong or Melbourne. Drop me an email if you are coming and I'll make a booking for lunch. For those further away I shall try and remember my camera this time and post the illustrated minutes here ASAP.

And actual craft ? well it has been a bit light on it has to be said, I'm just kind of noodling along, making a few samples and waiting once again for the next bolt of inspiration to hit. I seem to be stuck in second gear, unable to rev up and do anything. I'd like to tell you that I am appreciating this time of quiet and that I am learning a new slower perspective and thinker deeper thoughts....I am beginning to understand the creative rhythms and truly appreciate the beauty of quieter times that allow the mind to rest and the spirit to regenerate. I'd also like to tell you I am a size 8 supermodel !

37 comments:

  1. If I'm back in Daylesford by then, I'll be there with bells on.

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  2. Shall consult with the bloke and maybe the whole family will come along for a day out! Stay tuned....

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  3. So tempted but I just can't face the drive. Have a lovely time!!
    xx

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  4. Damn if only I lived closer. I need to convince the family to move.

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  5. You are toooo funny, you always make my day!

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  6. Oh, I am an apology. Yes, I am very sorry I wont be there.

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  7. Sorry cannot make it as I live in the Uk but thanks for the invite! Size 8 model huh! I didn't know....lol! Me too and I'm only 21!

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  8. Sending my apologies what shock that was I had always envisioned you as a supermodel.

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  9. Sounds sooo good, wish I lived closer! Size 8 hey, I dream of being size 10 again lol!

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  10. Ooh - I might be in that neck of the woods on Saturday! I'll let you know closer to the weekend - I would love to come along (but will need to find some form of entertainment close by for a husband and child - any ideas?)

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  11. I'll be there; after working all weekend I am REALLY looking forward to the staff meeting (although the quilts and CAKE session yesterday arvo was a lovely wind-down...)

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  12. I wish I could come! But sadly the airfare from Canada to Ballan is a smidge out of my price range!

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  13. Count me in on Sat - will let you know about the Judestar

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  14. Sending regrets. Looking forward to reading the minutes.

    Please add Cake to the agenda.

    well you are a super something anyway!

    I'm enjoying some of that beauty of quieter times **** myself. aka too knackered and sore to sew.

    Shall try to come up with some creative inspiration for you ;-)

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  15. I'll be there in spirit even if not in person Jod! Have a great time! Locket xx

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  16. Oh! Bugger! I left you an ace comment earlier when you only had three others. It was really funny too.

    Could you just laugh a little bit and be impressed that I came up with something really impressive?

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  17. Show us your strut then.

    Staff meeting you say? In a cottage? Bum. Bit far to go.

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  18. make sure you keep me posted on the pics from the staff meeting.........sounds fun

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  19. Wish I could be there. That's one meeting I wouldn't fall asleep in - lol. Looking forward to the photo minutes.

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  20. I would be there in a heartbeat but it's a six hour drive and I am teaching kids sewing this weekend, maybe next staff meeting and I can make it a weekend down that area;) Have fun.

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  21. Unfortunately I will have to decline to accept this meeting- I have real work to attend to (my sis's hens bash and no kid for 24hrs- I know you'll understand). When's the next meeting on, i'll put it in my calender yuk yuk yuk

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  22. Hey Jod, Im a size 8 in spirit too!! Wish I could make the staff meeting :-(

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  23. Hope you have a great time - wish I could drive over but will be running around like a mad woman (whats new).

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  24. Hope you have heaps and heaps of fun at your staff meeting!! Sounds like a wonderful day planned.

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  25. Love your tags!

    Have fun at the staff meeting - wish I could come! :)

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  26. If only there was a bridge between Tassie and Vic...

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  27. Why is it that I actually doubt some of what you tell me???
    I do identify with your second gear statement..I feel a bit the same at the moment..just waiting for a little hit of inspiration. I think coming to the end of the cushions for flooded people thing has left me a bit uninspired and I need to find a new focus.

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  28. Almost makes me wish I was still living in Geelong. Almost.....

    Have fun!

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  29. I want to be there but Sydney to anywhere in Victora for one day is a bit much!

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  30. Please accept my sincere apologies for non-attendance at this meeting.
    I don't think the guy who lives here would be real happy with a sewing shopping trip preceding a weekend sewing adventure.
    but next time...

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  31. Oh how I would love to have come, but alas a little too far away, have lots of crafty fun!

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  32. I will deffinately be there, sooo looking forwrd to a moment in a day were I'm hanging out with real life grown ups, and the bonus is they actually appreciate the art of crafting. Yippee.

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  33. Sorry I couldnt make it, appart from the fact I only just read my agenda and realised it was yesterday! ****! But as it so happens I was busy yesterday running up Mt Lofty, paddling down to the mouth of the Murray River and my usual 3 hour gym session. Its great being able to wear a size 8, so glad we have something in common! Toodle pip, I am just off to give my world peace lecture in Japanese, happy quilting Sue SA.
    PS where is the *#&#* kilt wearing hedgehog?

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  34. LOVE the little dollies! So cute.
    And just now I discovered the little birds tutorial. Such sweetnes. Check - it's on my list of things I want to make.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

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  35. I was all excited and alrady planning to get to the meeting,then realised it iws a bit far to Australia from Ireland. Have fun. Wish I could be there. Mena

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Hellloooooo !!!!