On Tuesday before we departed for home, we took a couple hour drive up to Castlemaine, to ‘Threadbear’ quilt shop, oh my, I left some money in Australia and brought home fabric. What a gorgeous shop in this antique building, filled with Reproduction fabrics and the most beautiful quilts designed by the shop owner Corliss, Megan who works for Corliss and of course Di Hall’s wonderful designs. I even saw some familiar fabrics by an American designer!
We walked a couple of blocks to a favorite restaurant and had the most beautiful lunch – a salad of mixed greens and roasted vegetables, artisan bread with a couple of cheese wedges. I wish we had restaurants like this where I live. Looks like a small quiche or perhaps a gratin for one meal. Yes, the ever patient husbands were with us and they enjoyed the same beautiful lunch. The water is served in chilled bottles. You can also find delicious cappuccinos, lattes and of course tea to accompany your meal. My cup of cappuccino is empty, I should have had it after my meal instead of before. Lunch anyone?
Seems we never got tired of talking quilts! I could talk and post more about our trip, I took 756 pictures, but I won’t bore you with them. So much of a wonderful trip/vacation is really personal experience. We enjoyed the company of our friends down under, we saw beautiful sites and countryside, enjoyed beautiful meals, just couldn’t ask for anything more.