Saturday, September 28, 2013

On the road.....

Today Tania and I are heading off to St Leonard's for a few days R & R.....we stopped in Geelong to visit Red Desire, a beautiful shop we found last time through, run by the lovely Sophie,she is on the second level of the shopping centre and her shop is well worth a visit.
these are the little bottles I got at Sophie's shop, love them on the window sill.
We called in to the Blanket Box and met Zoe the owner and her Mum...who remembered Tania from last time, because she was sooooo excited to find French General fabric she had been looking for, for ages. We had a great browse in the shop and came home with this....

for me  a table runner with little stitcheries in the middle, surrounded by paper pieced shapes, little stitchery quilt labels, a fat quarter and a LED folding desk lamp!
Tania has a stash of William Morris fabrics and blue's and taupe's for a baby hexies project in the future and a lovely bottle of buttons.
We had a look at Clifton Springs - I hadn't been here before and found a great beach although it was a bit wild and windy today.......actually very wild and windy!!

there were 3 old piers along this part of the coast line, just the stumps remaining, we found out later one was a bathing pier with change rooms out at the end....separate changing rooms for men and women!! Another was where the steamer boats docked when they arrived from Melbourne......people came to take the waters and enjoy the sulphur mineral spa.....mineral water from here was put into green torpedo shaped bottles...was very interesting to read about this area.

The sea was roaring in!
Tania taking sea looks calm here but believe me it wasn't!

And finally this is the project I am attempting to work on today.........if I get around to it because it is now G & T time!! Cheers!!


Anonymous said...

what great pics Sue can i ask what is G&T time,lol,did you get a chance to pop into Montana's dress shop in Portarlington? Have fun girls.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Looks like you Gals are having a fantastic time.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looks like fun. You will like your new table lamp. I love mine and always take it with me now (I had it at Millrose ). Enjoy

marina said...

love the purple bottles, very nice with the light behind them.
My sil has a house at Clifton springs, quite a nice little spot especially when it is not too choppy.
enjoy your week away.