Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Trip To Victoria

I have just come back from a lovely few days in Melbourne , Victoria. Sally and I were kindly invited as guests, for a new Quilt shop opening, Anam Cara Patchwork and Gifts (Celtic for "soul friend").

The new store is in Shepparton, which is a wonderful place and although we didnt have the time to go exploring, its a place Id love to revisit with the family!!

Debbie, Rhonda and Julie are the owners of Anam Cara and they were just wonderful, making us feel so welcome. They have done a fantastic job setting up the shop and I wish them all the success with their new business venture. They have some wonderful classes coming up in the near future and they have their friendship days were anyone can come along and sit and sew in their huge class area!!!

Lots of pretty fabrics and patterns, it was hard to restrain ourselves......ok I did buy a Jelly Roll and a Charm Pack!!!

They also have a fantastic range of Quilting accessories and giftware. By lunchtime the shop was full with excited shoppers and we all enjoyed a chat, coffee and some yummy cakes!!!

We got to visit quite a few stores over the 3 days, so you can imagine our suitcases were full to the brim (the excess luggage fee was worth it!!!). We also got to meet the ladies from Blue Willow Cottage......wow what a wonderful shop and such talented designers!!! I could have spent all day there!! They will be joining us at the Hobart Craft Fair at the end of the month.....cant wait!!!

9 comments:

Anne Ida said...

Hi, sweetie!

How great you got up a post on your Victoria trip! Looks like it is a great shop you attended the opening of! Your JR bag looks great on display there! And great you got some shopping done ;o)

Happy you got to catch up on some sleep last night! Hope you have a great day!

Big hugs
xxx

Debi said...

What a wonderful time and a great trip. I am glad to see you back online.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Wow what a store. Why is Australia so far away LOL I it is wonderful sharing the photos

Pam said...

It looks like a very pretty quilt shop!! And such a great name. I wish I could go there myself :))

Have a great trip!

Julie said...

oooo, a new shop, how exciting, I'll have to look them up on my next trip across to Shep. Thankyou for sharing.

ally said...

hi sis.......glad to see you home we all missed you heaps........the shops looks good and maybe one day we might be able to go together lol lol........i cant believe u brought heaps lol.ok catch up with u soon.........cam said hi................big cuddles and kisses xxxxx

Susan said...

Sounds like a great shop and lots of fun!

Christine said...

Looks like a very nice shop and sounds like you had fun. How are your preparations for Hobart going?

Veronica said...

What a wonderful name for their store. May they have a successful business journey!

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