Saturday, August 22, 2009

Heading to Bathurst

We are back home again after our adventure to Bathurst. We headed off on Friday morning and had lunch in sleepy Carcoar. Many years ago (when I was really young) I lived in this area and taught school in Blayney and used to visit Carcoar and it hasn't changed at all. We thought the town was deserted but ended up finding a lovely restaurant that served delicious pumpkin soup for lunch. This is the lovely Catholic church.
We were of course heading to The Home Patch which is Anni Downes' shop in Bathurst. Here is Audrey and then Penny outside the shop.

And another view of the shop courtyard.
We went to the motel across the road, checked in, and then spent the rest of the afternoon at the shop. Margaret was working and she was so lovely and helpful and we kept her busy cutting and making kits and finding us lots of good things. The shop is inspiring, especially as all of Anni's samples are there to see in real life. We had no trouble filling in about 3 hours looking, shopping and trying to take it all in.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

H would've had a lovely time...I came from Bathurst and remember sitting at my friend's house stitching with others and her friend Anni was there too...Anni was talking about her new shop opening (the original one)and the rest is history now!!! Dzintra Ingrid♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS...meant to say that when I lived in the Blue Mountains so did Margaret and that's where I met here many moons ago!!!