Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No thanks necessary!

I selflessly volunteered on the behalf of all of you to fly to Sydney
and travel further afield to be part of this group of ladies for the long weekend.
I knew that you would hate to stay here, in this lush and peaceful environment
with just the sounds of birds and cows to keep you company. There was no way that you would want to sit under this chandelier
and eat the delicious meals that were prepared.

You wouldn't have wanted to have fun and create a little 'poppet' (Claudine Hellmuth project) as the first fun project. An enticement as to what was in store for the rest of the weekend.

There was even a line up of impatient chooks waiting for me to finish my game of tennis.

Some of us were forced to sleep in here - the "Guest House " - yes you can see the conditions that we had to endure..................

We dreaded opening our eyes each morning, just knowing that we

would be presented with a view like this.

And being made to create an etched metal necklace was truly horrific!
On the last day we were forced to smile for the camera, just to make it look like we had enjoyed our weekend. Thank goodness Kirsty and Jen (our teacher for the weekend) were standing next to me and you can't see where our arms were twisted behind our backs as a form of submittal.
(more next time)........

12 comments:

Kirsty said...

FUNNY!!!

Leanne x said...

Ha, ha. You poor ol things, my heart bleeds for you.lol Great post Christina, sounds like a horrible weekend! :) Pleased you had such a bad time.lol

Erica said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Thanks for going on our behalf!!!!

Miss Muggins said...

Thanks so much for saving us from such torture. What a true friend!

Sarah said...

OH my gosh you make me SO jelous!

Jen Crossley said...

It was such a great weekend ,great memories to share
Jen

clare's craftroom said...

Thankyou for taking that dreadful hardship on for us all .

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Christina, it really looks like you had a horrible time..your arm must ache with all that twisting and your tummy probably hurts with all that crappy food etc..maybe I should go for you next time...:) oh wait can you get some more salt to rub on my open wounds...:) love the photos and that foggy morning..that is picture puuurrrrffffeeeccttt....:)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Glad that you are home safely and had such an INCREDIBLE time!!! Can't wait for you to share some of the things you learned and made while there!! Especially the etched metal necklace :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

A Hardship...Definately a Hardship!
Thanks for being awe inspiring and sticking it out!!!
("eyes rolling!)

Mogs Designs said...

Glad you had a great time on our behalf. How you must have suffered, you poor darling.
Looks fabulous, great necklace
Hugs Melissa
xxx

grrl+dog said...

I knew it was going to be beautiful...