Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Sensational Saturday in Melbourne–16 April

Saturday saw us re-visiting the quilt show.  Just in case we had missed something – wink, wink.
We managed to find some items we think we needed and Joan got some lovely Civil War fabric to add to her collection.  We caught up with our good friends from Toowoomba, Pam and Robyn.
Robyn’s quilt won “Best of Show” at the Queensland Quilters show and it was then entered into the “Best of the Best” in Melbourne competing with the “best of” from other states.
Quilt show
Here we are, L-R, Joan, Me, Robyn and Pam.
Robyn’s Quilt, “Silk Purses, Crazy Bags”  – It is a crazy patchwork quilt with the most amazing array of stitches and buttons you will ever see.  You can see a better picture of it here on the Queensland Quilters Site.
After we left the quilt show we hopped a tram to Toorak where we were going to meet the other two at 2.30pm after Robyn’s commitments at the quilt show.  We strolled around and looked at the fashion and sights and had a leisurely lunch.
120Joan entering shop in Toorak Rd.  (It’s a bit up-market in Toorak!!)
Once the other gals arrived, we headed down Chapel Street on another tram and stopped off at the Pahran market.  It wasn’t quite the market we were hunting, but we did buy the most delicious ice creams.  I had a liquorice ice cream which I am still dreaming about.  It was soooooooo yummy.We strolled down another couple of blocks and there it was – the Chapel St Bazaar.  You have to see the antiques and vintage in this place to believe it.  There were some interesting stalls in there and Joan and Robyn got some nice glass buttons and I bought a few glass and vintage ones. 
Bazaar purchasesChapel StChapel St buttons
Vintage and glass buttons purchased at Chapel St Bazaar and top left Elephant stamp and old pack of cards. (Don’t ask).
On Saturday night we were both hankering a good ol’ steak, so we ended up in the pub on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Street and enjoyed a big juicy rump with salad and fried kipfler potatoes.  Washed it down with a couple of glasses of cold delicious Australian Sauvignon Blanc. 
Perfect end to a perfect stay in old Melbourne town. 


Sue said...

Sounds like a great trip Di!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day DI,
WOw what a super lovely trip you all had in Melbourne. I love that CQ Silk Purse quilt. It is absolutely the "Best"!! I enjoyed seeing the photo of you all together. You all looked very "Happy"!! I have truly enjoyed all your photos and especially the ones with all your goodies. Hugs Judy

Anneliese said...

I can see four beautiful ladies on the photos. Lovely! And the quilt - oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so good. I will have a closer look at it - in a minute when I finish this.
And all the mouth watering food stuff! Amazing.

shirley said...

You have some wonderful memories of this trip to Melbourne. Thank you for showing me all your 'purchases" of wonderful bits and pieces. i know you will enjoy using them on a future project