Best thing ever........
I've made some wonderful new friends.........Deb (72 Derwents), Emma (Treehouse Textiles), Kate, Miriam (Yellow Rose Quilts), Julie, another Cathy...oooooh, hope I haven't forgotten anyone!
Anyway, Cathy, Michelle, Emma, Kate, Deb, Liz and I went off to Ballarat for a weekend of stitching, chatting, knitting and shopping and had a fantastic time - Deb found a fabulous house for us to stay in - all 15 foot ceilings, wooden floors and central heating (it is pretty cold in Ballarat at this time of year) - and it was 2 doors away from Ballarat Patchwork!
Not a huge amount of sewing/knitting/crafting got done, but we ate well, laughed a lot, shopped a bit and had one or 2 wines to help the days along - perfick!
I did a little shopping - shops of note, Ballarat Patchwork, The Crafty Squirrel, Mill Rose Quilting, Such and Such and Cascade House.
|fabric, twine, linen, threads, needles and a large offcut of wool fabric|
|Liberty from Mill Rose - aaahh, swoon!|
|beautiful crewel threads from Cascade House - they rival, if not surpass, Appleton..|
|I bought a hat from Such and Such - and they serve the BEST coffee|
Fabulous weekend ladies - it was wonderful to get to know you all a bit better and so looking forward to doing it again.......