Prescribed Treatment: A weekend away with some carefully chosen companions.
- Companions must all be funny, kind, thoughtful, good at sharing and talking/listening, fine cooks with a modicum (or more) of crafting skills.
- Accommodation should be equipped with a large crafting room, a luxurious bath, proximity to local massage facilities, plenty of delicious treats and lovely views.
Result: Patient has returned to her life in Melbourne feeling relaxed, revived and restored to full good humour. She has also managed to come home with a finished object. NB. Although everyone else was very productive, one finished object was held to be plenty in this case because:
(a) Patient is a slow sew-er [that is really hard for me to say and always comes out sew slower]
(b) Patient was trying a new pattern [Cordelia from the latest Ottobre but made into a top due to lack of fabric, and millions of thanks to Sue for coaching me through pattern-speak]
(c) Patient kept disappearing to have baths, massages or to make the white chocolate cheesecake.
(The top is properly finished now, the patient sewed the buttons on at her kids' swimming lesson.)
Thanks and love to the fabulous girls who made it such a blissful retreat : Jenny, Iona, Kate, Sue and organisers extraordinaire Suse and Janet. More photos here.