We also saw these while in Australia!

 

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.

We went to Church in Hobart, Tasmania

It is around September 11th or maybe the 12th.

Look what was inside!
I think I’ll sit a spell on this church pew full of ‘Elizabethtown’ – it had just arrived!
Two darling shop owners made us very welcome, Deidre is standing next to Linda, Leonie is sitting next to me.
These are the ladies that had the ‘store’ at “Quilt in the Barn”.
http://www.thequiltedcrowgirls.typepad.com/
They have also been coming to Quilt Market here in the States, so be on the looking for their wonderful pattern line by ‘Quilted Crow Girl Designs’.

We walked across the street for lunch, love this sign!

I think we all deserve weeks like this!

Wonderful lunch at Giant Steps and more

September 5 or 6th
Hum, I have a little dilemma, my camera was on US time and zone while we were down under, so not sure what day this way, either Monday or Tuesday after Quilts in the Barn.
Lunch with some of Linda’s quilting friends, it was a little drive away, but so fun.
The girls all brought Show and Tell.
Russ was there, just not in the picture.

All too soon the weekend is over

September 4th — the Raffle Quilt was won by Viv, many friends congratulated her.
It would have also looked very lovely here in Nebraska, but alas, it resides down under.

Quilts in the Barn

September 2 -4, 2011
Just a few quick snaps . . . .
lots and lots of people having a wonderful day
lots of lots of beautiful quilts to see
time for a cuppa
cakes and sandwiches
shopping
visiting
sunshine
What more could you ask for?