Monday, 25 August 2008

Country Conference at Phillip Island

I have just returned from a long weekend at the beach house for the Kooromon Groups' Country Conference, held at Phillip Island.

Friday night was at the house with friends and a wonderfully cooked Sri Lankan meal. Saturday morning was spent over at Churchill Island's Farmers Market. This was fun, sampling and purchasing wine, cheese, olives, bread......a lucky coincidence and a very pleasant way to spend the morning.

The afternoon was spent at the conference centre, catching up with friends, and attending a workshop creating beautiful yarns with a tutor who is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and gentle with those that were experiencing these techniques for the first time. It's interesting that in the hands of a good teacher, I managed to learn some new things, including a new yarn. Wouldn't it be sad to get to a point where you thought you'd learnt everything about a topic. I hope I never get there. Conference dinner, then home for supper and a very late night!

Sunday was a visit to Churchill Island, the animals showing off to the best advantage.

Surprising little spinning and knitting was done....but much discussion was had with ideas, information, fun and family tales providing a much needed spirit raiser. So much to do.....

All in all, worth doing again.

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