Thursday, April 21, 2011

All in one day

At the AQC last wekend Lizzie got to telling us about her "local". We visited their stand at the show and made plans to visit.

Oh MY Such a beautiful building- with restaurant cafe next door where we had a delicious lunch .
Filled with pretties and 2,500 bolts of fabric.
Mt heart was definately set on bringing home some liberty, I had seen it at the show and had decided I needed a largish piece, Ok and maybe a mixed pack as well.
and this classroom /exhibiton space is enormous and so full of light. Situated only about half an hour from us in Ballan, Annie and I were amazed that we hadn't heard of Mill Rose before.

After a great chat with the owner, we finalised our purchases and headed next door for a restorative coffee and piece of cake. I have to thank Lizzie for all the photos (more on her blog) as I left my camera at home. I agree with Lizzie when she says you should come along and visit her local - it was a perfect ! Annie and I have decided it should be the venue for our monthly staff meetings ( they are just get-togethers really but if we call them staff meeting they sound more important)
I'm sure we won't need to twist Lizzie's arm to get her to attend....

Millrose Quilting & Gallery
Main Road Ballan
92 Inglis St
Ballan, Vic.

So we set off home with my head all abuzz with plans for the delicious liberty fabrics, only to find an even greater excitement on the kitchen table ! (You can see Master 16 started to open it and then thought better of it - clever boy!)
Now if I can just brave myself to actually turn it on - I might be able to do something with that Liberty fabric.

36 comments:

  1. oh yeah! what a fun day ahead....happy easter weekend jodie!

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  2. Congrats on the big box Jodie!

    And is that the Ballan near me? I had no idea that shop was there. Let me know when the next staff meeting is, I'm coming too. I can be the secretary or something but definitely not the accountant.

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  3. ahhh liberty, aren't they beautiful to look at and touch.

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  4. ooh, think i'll go check that out on a Sunday drive! And I'm impressed Master 16 got put of bed to answer the dorr teehee. weelcome to Pat! (don't let her stand on her "Pat Malone' har har corny dad joke)

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  5. Sounds like a fabulous day. How's the new machine going - been brave and turned it on yet???

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  6. I saw Lizzie's post it looks like a beautiful shop........wow a new machine you made a decision excellent............

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  7. How exciting, a new plaything!
    What a fab shop!

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  8. Isn't it gorgeous. The first time I went there the big quilt shop wasn't open but there was still beautiful fabric in the cafe.
    And the owners are gorgeous.
    Oh my is sort of my thoughts exactly!!!

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  9. And I thought my day was good..your's takes the cake..happy crafting!

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  10. WOW!
    It's a new TOY! Congratulations!
    You are a lucky girl.
    I hope you grow to love each other dearly and be best friends.

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  11. Yay for you! A new Bernina is like Christmas and birthdays all rolled up into one, and maybe even Easter as well.

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!

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  12. fabulous looking place! As you say, so light and spacious.

    Horrors - he should have known better than to touch your new baby!

    Hope by now you are humming along and pushing all the buttons to see what they do ;-)

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  13. yes, understand the nerves!
    my husky and i had been together for nearly 30 years when bernie came on the scene. still lots to learn but i do love the needle down function. have fun!

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  14. Oooh I wanna come to your staff meetings too!
    Wonder if I have time to stop off on the way to Ballarat on Saturday?

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  15. How exciting! Have a wonderful time playing with your new friend. Liberty fabric - what a joy. I have a small collection of my own. At present it is there to be handled and loved rather than sewn. The right project has not yet arrived, but it will.......

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  16. Hi I am toying with idea of getting a bernina machine I have three machines at present but thinking of selling these on ebay and getting just a bernina, can't make my mind up which one to get what model did you buy?

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  17. wonderful shop, and a new toy!!! hours of fun to be had!!

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  18. so glad your baby arrived today! cannot wait until your post tomorrow after a night of sewing...... enjoy!!

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  19. Exciting packages are the best- imagine the joys of sewing with it? How great!

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  20. Oh, enjoy the Bernina. I love mine! Never have had one trouble. Whatcha going to make with the Liberty?!

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  21. Oh I bet you are having fun with your new baby!! I have never heard of Milrose either but it looks gorgeous, maybe a road trip is needed!!

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  22. Oooooh! Aaaaaah! Open the box! Open the box!

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  23. yay! which model bernina did you end up going with?

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  24. Ballan.... who'd a thunk it? Looks like you've jsut made Ballan worth a visit (I mean, apart from visiting elderly relatives).

    I hope you love your Bernina as much as I love mine....

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  25. Wow, love the look of Mill Rose, must check it out. Happy sewing! xo

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  26. Wow! All the times I've stopped in Ballan for a morning tea break, and I never knew about this either.

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  27. It certainly is an amazing store! I love the classroom area.

    I dropped into Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook (Blue Mountains, NSW) while on an excursion with my TAFE class earlier this month. (When else whould one visit new and exciting shops? Some of my female students came in with me and they may not have gone in if I hadn't led the way!). Rhonda, the owner, has 4000+ bolts of fabric in a fairly small area - overwhelming for a brand new quilter!

    Looking forward to seeing what happens to Liberty after the new Bernina has been unleashed!

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  28. Master 16 changed his mind cos he thought the sewing machine was gonna get him!! They need training first by a trained seamstress or they will leap out of the box and savage the first thing they see

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  29. I saw Lizzie's pictures.... it's gorgeous!! I *heart* it. I may have to attend a 'staff meeting' there in the winter months!

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  30. OMG, you went for the Bernina!!! What model did you end up choosing? Have fun with it. That shop looks like one I would LOVE to visit. Shame it's such a long paddle from Vancouver.

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  31. Great looking quilt shop. Hope you and Lady Bernina are very happy together. x

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  32. Enjoy your Bernina and can't wait to see what you do with the Liberty fabric.

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  33. Congratulations!!!!!! YAYA!!!

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  34. I found out, too late in the Easter weekend to go there, that where I was would only have been about an hour from this lovely store.
    Seriously tempting!!
    Glad your new lovely 'friend' arrived OK via courier.

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Hellloooooo !!!!