Monday, July 29, 2013

Great time in Melbourne

Fiona and I have had a lovely few days in Melbourne. We had some delicious meals and have shopped and managed to go to the Craft show and to a great day of stitching at "Stitching with Friends" too. One of the highlights of the shopping was visiting L'Uccello. This is a delightful shop though it was a little tricky to find as it is upstairs but it is a little hidden treasure.
 Here is Fiona admiring the gorgeous hand crocheted scarfs that they have here.

 On Friday we went to the Melbourne Quilt and Craft fair which was good fun. We did manage to spend up even though we had both said that we "didn't need anything"!
 We enjoyed meeting some fellow bloggers. Here is Shez from Enjoying life with us.
 We also caught up with these girls as well. Next to me is Sharon from Lilabelle Lane. I must admit I am not sure of the other girls' blogs but will try and find out.
 We were so amazed by this wonderful quilt which is being raffled for a wonderful charity called the Caroline Chisholm Society. They do some wonderful work with sole parents and young mums etc.

 Rose and Robyn organised the making of the quilt with about 20 or so amazing patchworkers. I hope I win it!
 We enjoyed seeing some more gorgeous knitted tea cosies.



 After shopping most of the day, we headed to the quilt show and enjoyed seeing so many wonderful quilts.Here are just a few.









After such a busy day we headed back to one of those gorgeous little Melbourne laneways for a delicious dinner. We then had to rest up as the next day was our stitching day with Leanne Beasley, Gail Pan and Natalie from Cinderberry Stitches.

7 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous quilts........nice to meet some bloggers......

I can help you out.....not sure who is beside Fiona but Lynda (pink)
http://lyndainwonderland.blogspot.com.au/

Helen (green) http://helbels.blogspot.com.au/ Jenny (purple)
http://jensstitching.blogspot.com.au/

shez said...

Hi Slyvia,i enjoyed meeting you and Fiona so much and so glad we got to spend time together,cant wait till we meet again.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It was great to catch you with you two again and I am looking forward to November. See you then, hugs

Christine M said...

Looks like you had a great time. It's always lovely to meet bloggers in person.

Susan said...

Looks like a great weekend. Lucellos is definitely on my list of shops to visit. It's so much fun to meet other bloggers in real life.

FloS said...

A great week end !!
Florence

Gina E. said...

You had a busy time down here last week! You seem to get to Melbourne fairly regularly - I'd love to meet up with you another time -perhaps at a craft fair or quilt show? My friend Sharon was at the retreat with her daughter and they had a great time too.