Threadbear, the patchwork shop in the Central Victorian goldfields town of Castlemaine specialise in reproduction fabrics. I didn't just love it, I wanted to live there! Honestly the phase, "like a kid in a candy shop" applied to me the minute I walked into Threadbear. I didn't know where to start or what to buy...eg cute muffin packs or yardage!
The second question people asked me, after finding out that I finally made it to Threadbear, was, what did your husband do while you were shopping! Frankly that was important as this was not a shopping trip to be rushed.
Well normally he would be entertaining the kids, but gasp, we were on a weekend away without the kids!!!
OMG yes we might have racked up a decade of marriage, so thought we were entitled to a weekend away to celebrate.
The general consensus was that I needed to buy a metre for every year we were married....a bolt per child was mentioned as well, but DH managed to avoid complete financial ruin!
Yes we had a lovely anniversary weekend away. I did ask DH if on a scale of one to ten, where he rated wandering through markets and patchwork shops, but I didn't get an answer! Don't worry folks I also went BBQ shopping with him and we brought the Rolls Royce of BBQ's!
The final fabulous touch to the weekend was visiting Buda, the historical house and gardens donated to the town of Castlemaine by the Leviny family. I took this photo off their website.
It was well worth seeing as it showcased lots of lovely landscaping ideas and DH took lots of photos (sorry on his phone not my camera), because without me saying a word, he wanted to replicate them at our house too!
Happy quilting Sue.