Saturday, November 23, 2013

Continuing on..

Ballarat went from a warm and sunny 30 deg to 9 deg overnight with drizzle, but by 8:00am Lewis was on a mission to destroy the motel room and Phill had gone off to work so it was time to go. One problem not much is open at 8:00 am, on a whim I tried goggling Ballarat Botanical gardens and much to our delight it was close by and open. We spent 2 hours strolling round the gardens, Lewis spent the whole time asleep in the pram and when it rained they had a lovely big glass house full of the prettiest blue and purple flowers (forgot to see what they were called) but they looked like a really big lobelia.
 A striking display of succulents.
 And lots of roses.

They had a really nice craft cottage too where we bought some finger puppets for playgroup. Next stop was gails patchwork emporium in Sebastapol, which is a very pretty shop with very pretty fabrics. It is jam packed with lots of lace, ribbons, trims and buttons  as well as fabric, patterns, gifts and christmas decos too at this time of year, cant show you what I bought there as it's all going into my chrissy swap parcel. Then it was off to meet the lovely ladies at Eureka patchwork Elisabeth has a very very wide rage of fabrics, if you are ever looking for that perfect fabric to finish a quilt this should be your first port of call, they have one of everything! At the moment they are in discussions with the council over how much of their floor space they can use for display, so there is a lot more fabrics out the back which can be seen on their website.

Hope you enjoyed my whirlwind tour of Ballarat, we certainly had fun!


  1. Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.
    How nice Lewis slept for 2 hours in
    the pram!! lol. Little champion.
    Cheers, Anita.

  2. you had a wonderful day michelle,love the pics.xx


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