We have been away for the last couple of days and being a mid week trip I managed to plan and actually convince my family that we should make a few stops at some patchwork shops on the way. First stop was here ....
"Patch n Quilt" in Gisborne
Lovely store and is definitely on my "to be visited again: list :o)
I also managed to find some "Bliss" by Bonnie and Camille in here.
We then went on to visit "Pentland Patchwork" in Bacchus Marsh
A little too "Country" and cluttered for my tastes but hey you have to go see to know.
I did still manage to make a purchase though. :o)
About now we
dumped Whoops I mean, dropped the kids off to spend the night with their Grandparents before heading into the city and "frocking" up for an awards evening aka Cocktail Party in the
Jim Stynes Room at the MCG. We got to see the MCG in a new "light"
A lovely evening was had, great company, awards issued, wine and fine food.
All very different to our normal Tuesday night routine!
This morning, I will admit, started a little slow. A quick visit to Ikea was first then off to Ballarat. Yep a little detour in the wrong direction but OMG was it so worth it. Huge thank you to Shez for steering me in the direction of
"Gail's Patchwork Emporium"
in Sebastapol, Ballarat. This truly is one STUNNING shop.
This beautiful building was guttered by fire in Oct 2011 and has since been rebuild and now reopen.
If you are ever in the area I can highly recommend a visit. I will be going back for sure. It truly is a beautifully stocked store. Let me show you just a little :o)
There were also a few purchases made here :o)
Last stop for the day was
I do love a store with an inviting Red Door and this shop did not disappoint.
I am a girl that is constantly inspired by the rainbow and to walk in here, I was at home.
Lovely, bright and beautifully presented.
and of course a purchase or two was made here :)
So that makes 4 "new to me" Patchwork shops visited in two days.
That makes one very happy ME!
I'm already trying to find excuses to get back to Ballarat :)
I will pop back later and share my purchases.