Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Out and about

Today I was up early and off to Barwon Heads, the Seachange ladies were off on a bus trip to Ballarat and Gisborne. It was cold and wet this morning and stayed that way all day

Our first stop was Gails Patchwork Emporium in Ballarat, view from the cold back veranda....

from the front gate
our second stop was also in Ballarat at Eureka Patchwork and I forgot to take a photo!! We had planned to have lunch in the Botanic Gardens in Ballarat but it was too wet and cold so we headed off down the freeway

in the heavy rain

we had magazines to read on the bus

guess where the noisy corner was today!!

Our next stop was Patch n Quilt Gisborne

and guess who was there!! None other than Irene Blanck, who was in the shop to help Mary,  Love the cutting pose!!

this was the weather on the way home. 
here are the goodies that came home with me, two patterns by Irene Blanck to make bags, a Santa, Aussie fabric for Aussie Hero quilts, some white with sparkle for an Xmas quilt and the bumble bee fabric because I liked it!!

This happy Santa will find a home in New Zealand
Happy sewing.


Jo said...

Sounds like a great day except for the weather

I am said...

Hi Sue glad to see you had a fun day ,Ballarat certainly didnt put on the good weather for you.
Lol you had a noisy corner in the bus,lol bet you were in there.
Oh i love your purchases Sue ,how nice to run into Irene,i love your new patterns,hope you have a lovely evening Sue xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely day despite the weather....like your little treasure horde x

Leeanne said...

awesomely handsome Santa! What patchworker doesn't like a visit to a quilt shop!

Raewyn said...

Through thick and thin and rain, the quilters will get to their shops!! Cool to have an outing...good buying :-)

O'faigh said...

Glad you had a great trip Sue I love going in them