Friday, March 05, 2010

A Lovely Day Out

I had a day out yesterday with my Mum. We went to Yarragon where our favourite quilting/stitching shop is. We hadn't been for a few months so we took the opportunity while I'm still on leave to enjoy the day out together. I've mentioned the quilting shop Candleberry Country before and since our last trip, it's had a facelift with a coat of paint on the outside. It used to be a duck egg blue.

Candleberry Country - Yarragon

I didn't want to spend much and by my standards I was quite restrained. I found a mixed bag of wool and felt cuts, a few bits of fabric I liked, some buttons, and a piece of white lace trim.

The bag of brown buttons was my first find. I grabbed it as soon as I saw it! If you remember I bought a similar bag last year of cream coloured ones. I said to myself, if I ever saw another bag of them I would get some. I'll be able to add them to my stitcheries in the future.

The packet of cream buttons I bought are vintage style. They could be used for the middle of a biscornu or anything really. I just have to grab these things when I see them because they won't be there the next time, then I work out what to do with them later on.

While we were at Yarragon we also went to Annabelle's which is a delightful shop filled with decorating treasures with that feminine look. They have a few French Provincial style furniture there too. Mum found a gorgeous pink and white quilt to give to her youngest grand daughter.

Then we had a scrumptious bite to eat at a cafe which filled us up for the rest of the day. The weather was lovely and I always enjoy the drive to Yarragon as it's heading away from the city and out of heavy traffic.

So onto my stitching update. I am still working on BK&BT and haven't done a lot over the last few days. Other things to do (like yesterday) and not as much stitching time. I'm trying to get some more done on it today and after this post I'll get back to it and work on it more tonight. I got all the branches done on the tree last night and here's where I'm up to.

BE KIND & BE TRUE - 4 March 2010 (SAL with Melissa)

You'll be pleased to know (if you don't already) that Melissa has finished hers up. Drop by her blog and see it all completed. She may be starting another job soon so she wanted to have it all stitched before then. She's done an amazing job and has stitched it up within two weeks! Though, it's a wonderful design and so enjoyable to do, so if you're thinking of doing this one yourself, you'll love it. Thanks for stitching this with me Melissa, it's been fun. I hope to have mine finished soon too.


poussy stiches my love said...

Hello, which becomes moldy one day with mom, it is cool, and this shop we here in FRANCE no shop looks like that this, which luck(chance) I shall like to visit your country.
Concerning the headway(overhang) of your embroidery it is wonderful as usual you gives us you give us the best!
Congratulations for your blog that I admire every day with a lot of love best regards of FRANCE http: //

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Good Progress...I love to read your Blog...

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)
Linda K, Railroad

Gillie said...

No wonder Melissa got ahead and finished hers. What a lovely day out with your Mum and of course, perfect photographs to show us!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The store had a facelift and looks good from your pictures. There is nothing like taking a trip to your favorite store with someone you adore.

Cari-in-VA said...

Jane, it sounds like you and your mother had a wonderful outing. I love all your new purchases!

Catherine said...

Love all your purchases! The shop looks so quaint! Love it!

Your stitching is almost there! Can't wait to see how you and Melissa finish them off!

Melissa said...

Well, yes, while I was stitching you were out and about having a fun day eating and shopping with your Mum! The shop looks lovely and you scored some nice stash. Yes, I would have to agree it's pretty tame by your standards! ;-)

Your BK&BT is coming along nicely. It's nice that you got to use the original colours!

We'll have to do another SAL again sometime!

Natasha said...

Sounds like a terrific day out. Those cream bottons are very pretty and Be kind is coming along nicley wont be long before you are finished :)

Take Care

Karoline said...

Be kind & True is looking lovely great progress.

The quilt shop looks very enticing and you got some lovely stash.

Susan said...

It looks like you and your mum had a lovely day out. It's funny - I always thought Yaragon was so far out of Melbourne, but I now know that a good fabric/LNS/quilting store is worth driving to!

I love the little buttons & lace you got!