Our adventure continues!!
After leaving Brisbane we headed down the freeway along the Gold Coast for more fun!
Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. We stopped for lunch along one of them just a few short minutes from our next destination Fifi’s Fabricology.
Her shop is magical and off the beaten path in a very rural area.
Fiona, the owner invited us into her home to quilt! She made ALL our meals. Home cooked meals AND we got to stay on her property. What a wonderful visit!!
This was our sewing view …
Complete with kangaroos every morning and evening.
She drove us through the pastures and it was so spectacular I wanted to move in!
If you look closely … you can see a “joey” in the mothers pouch!
The ladies worked on two different projects. Both from our Jelly Rolls Gone Wild pattern. That’s the smiling Fiona on the far right.
What a great day!
The next morning one of the quilters even stopped in to show us her completed quilt top. What a beautiful part of our trip!!
Next we were off along the coast again, this time to visit our friend Lynette Anderson.
We had a lovely lunch right on the beach that we shared with a few of these fellows.
We all piled into Di’s car for a trip to Lynette’s shop.
What won’t we do to get to another quilt shop? It even looks like I got a black eye in this picture. I did fight to get in the car but it’s just a shadow. Mary never touched me or punched me. This Moda box sure has had a vacation to remember!
Then it was on to Tamworth and Stitch Between The Bridges with Maureen and her happy staff. That’s Maureen on the right in the red jacket, or as they say in Oz red jumper. These people speak English but they sure use a different dictionary.
Maureen assigned her sweet husband Warrick as our tour guide for this leg of our adventure.
Before class he took us on a drive through the countryside to a small town called Nundle. There’s a working wool factory there and we got to see where the local yarn is made.
Mary was sure to purchase some samples for the Tea Cozy book Fiona gifted her. Along with another book for her collection.
Tamworth saw us coming in the local paper and we had 42 quilters in this class!
The newspaper team also visited the day of the class and did an interview with us. Still waiting to see it in print. If anyone can find a link to the article please let me know.
The ladies all worked on our Slice of Cake 2 pattern.
What a friendly bunch of very nice ladies! I’d go back in a second.
Warrick drove us to the train station for the ride to Sydney. We thought it would be nice to see the country while traveling on the train and it was. But true to “Me and My Sister” adventure, our train broke down. We had to be loaded off the train halfway to our destination and loaded onto buses to meet another train with over 10 pieces of luggage.
I never want to see another suitcase again … but the ride was fantastic!
Sydney here we come!