Saturday, February 5, 2011

Patchwork & Flowers in Tasmania

Holidays are over & Sewing classes have started again

Tasmania in January is a glorious location for a holiday
Think rasberries, cherries, wildflowers, hydrangas, sunny skys and twilight
 Launceston Gardens

Inside the walled garden at 
Woolmers Estate - Historic Homestead & Gardens

At Deloraine which is a short drive from Launceston 
We discovered 'Fresh Fabric'
This shop houses a feast of modern bright prints, books, patterns and samples. 
Janet the lovely lady who served me made me promise to crop her out of the photo!
Definitely stop & shop here if you get to this part of Tassie.
Next it was on to Bridestone Lavender Farm
Yes that's me and my roomy 'Meadow Bag' by Melly & Me
The lavender was in full flower and harvesting had commenced 3 days earlier
Harvest takes approx 3 weeks each January

This is the Lavender Oil being distilled- mmm that place smelled good

Perfect pears ripening in the garden of
'Hob Nobs' cafe/deli
in Westbury
The food was so delicious and the service so friendly that we made a return visit

The garden courtyard setting is picture perfect

Hungry teenager studying the menu!

Yellow Roses at the National Rose Garden - Woolmers Estate
Pretty climbing rose
Very unusual Hydrangea

 We flew on this sea plane over Strahan 
and the Gordon & Franklin Rivers
Yes we did land in the gorge 20km upstream
AND Yes my knees were wobbly
Dove Lake below Cradle Mountain
Wildflowers at Cradle Mountain

We loved this road sign on the way in to Cradle Mountain
Back to reality now - fire up those sewing machines - Bye

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