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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Mudgee to Cowra via Bathurst



 Well I can really say I never thought the Mid West of NSW was so beautiful. We have had a lovely time and we have seen some beautiful scenery from rolling fields of canola to wineries to the Jenolan Caves.  We left Mudgee spent a night in Lithgow...not Mid west I know but close to the caves.  Then we headed for Cowra.  


How happy I was when I found "the bird " in Lue.  So cute

No sound minded quilter or stitcher could pass by Bathurst without stopping at Anni's  "HomePatch" or could they?....LOL
We took a drive to Canowindra and guess what all the shop windows were full of quilts. Of course I said to Mr Bird....something is going on here and we had better stop.  Well what a surprise, it was so beautiful what a town of interesting little stores. They were having a quilt airing...


The lady on the roof was wrapped up.....  lucky for her it was freezing almost sleeting I think.....

 I was speaking to the lady who owned the patchwork shop , poor thing she had to put the quilt up on the roof. They did a lovely job of displaying them.... I wondered if may be she was a blogger.....


























 






The Japanese Gardens in Cowra are just amazing and beautiful ...

Can you see the little bee.....














A selfie....LOL





 The Age of Fishes Museum is also worth a look its very well done . Some amazing fossils.












Finally, a very interesting sign in this very old store .   Obviously it was in the Loo.....








Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Another Day in Mudgee

Can you see my stitching from last weekend . I am trying to do it but wine and cheese keeps getting in the way.....LOL.



Such good cheese ," Mudgee Rouge" soft cheese to died for mmmm.......

The real winery experience
Romance of the winery - Peter Van Gent Winery


Just to prove I was there. 


Alley Cat Coffee Shop Mudgee. A trip into History
Alley Cat Coffee Shop - beautiful Coffee... I think I should have been born 100 years ago . I just love these buildings.


Also Alley Cat coffee shop




More Alley Cat Coffee shop . I want this in Goondiwindi .......

More Mudgee churches 
Catholic Church Mudgee



Another flowering peach ... well I think it is ... you southern girls may enlighten me if it is not..... Its beautiful anyway....

Bernie, AKA Mr. Bird enjoying cheese.... His turn to drive Ha  Ha  ........I had the wine.....




Tasting Plate at Lowe  Winery.   Yum.....


Stitchers Dream Day Out 2012

2 weekends ago my stitching buddy Gail and 2 more friends from our group Jo and Margie went to Toowoomba to "Stitchers Dream Day Out" run by Marion at "Quilters Angel" at Highfields. It is a most wonderful day. The designers were Natalie Bird of Birdhouse, Gail Pan of Gail Pan designs and Nikki Tervo from Nikki Tervo Designs and Brandy Gully Patterns . We had a blast. My bag of goodies included the cup bag and a little stitching purse designed by Natalie Bird. But of course I bought fabric and accessories for all 3 designer's projects...... naughty me.

Some of us went for tea after and met up with Marion and her crew. She is always so welcoming. Nikki and Gail Pan were there and we told some stories and laughed a lot. Nikki ended up driving my Gail, Gail Pan, Di  and I home . I think Di was from Melbourne. So we all then went to our room and ate chocolate and told more stories stitched and laughed. What a great night.  Nikki, Gail and Natalie were all so lovely and so talented. Now all I have to do is make all of their projects........

Natalie Bird's design that I am making.


I love this quilt by Gail Pan.

Gail, Jo,myself and Margie

The theme was Past Times.....
Well from stitching  heaven to wine heaven  Mr Bird and I have been enjoyed  a few days away at Mudgee....Food....mmmm.....wine......mmmm..




Just had to taste !

Love wine barrels but couldn't take it home...

High Valley Cheese factory ...

On the way at Dunnedoo

A little nostalgia at Coonabarabran 

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Beautiful PArk at Dunnedoo

Mr Bird at Lowe winery
Enjoy the pics