Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tassie Getaway!!

When we first arrived in Hobart, we took a drive through Richmond to Oatlands for lunch and then on to Ross, where we pottered around town. Of course we had to stop and take a photo of the famous bridge in Richmond. Built in 1823, l believe its the oldest surviving convict built bridge in Australia.
Saturday saw us up bright and early for our short trip into Hobart for our workshop at the Quilted Crow.This cute sign welcomed us to the shop.
This was the project Leonie and Dierdre had prepared for us. We very enthusiastically attacked it with delight.

This is Jill's project at the end of the day.
Some shots of the shop.

Here is Dierdre behind the shop counter were she spent most of the day, it was so busy!!!

Leonie serving up a sumptuous feast for lunch. Salad with vegetable lasagna. It was GOOD!!!! Followed by a wonderful Flourless Orange Cake.

Here we are at the Quilted Crow for our workshop on the friday.

Saturday morning we visited the Salamanca Market, a famous market in Hobart. We saw wonderful fresh fruit and veg, bought some to make our evenings dinner.

Loads of tourists and locals mingled. Only a few jars of chutney and some wonderful cheese came home to Melbourne in my bags. And 2 lovely brooch's made with antique Obi Silk.

Saturday afternoon, instead of visiting the Hobart Quilt show, some of us decided to take a country drive to New Norfolk. Here is Anne at the river doing her duck Pied Piper demonstration.

Saturday evening the Quilted Crows came for dinner and Leonie brought some show and tell.

This is an antique quilt Leonie bought at Houston last year.
Our Island getaway cottage.
Here we all are on the steps of our Island getaway, the morning of the day we flew home.
Sunday, we took a drive down to Cygnet, and had a wonderful lunch and visit at
The Red Velvet Lounge Cafe. This house was next door, and l fell in love with the fretwork.

This is the view we enjoyed on our trip back to Hobart and the airport for the trip home.

l hope to get some more photos from our designated tour photographer, but they will have to wait till another time.Hope you enjoyed tagging along on our little Tassie trip. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Linda that looks like a great weekend. The weather favoured you all and you managed to do a variety of things. Lovely photos.

  2. What a wonderful fun trip you had. So much beautiful scenery. And lots of nice quilts to look at. You seemed to do so much in a short time. I like that fretwork too, it's quite different. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  3. What a wonderful time you had! Sweeeet little shop and the quilts are lovely. Such a nice lunch all layed out so pretty. I love the little cottage. Yes, that fret work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your very special trip and lovely photos. What a gorgeous are. Oh, that market! I'd have had to buy one of everything!

  4. What a fantastic trip away you had! I'm so jealous you got to go to the Quilted Crow and it looks as though they made you feel special, as you would expect those lovely girls would. Glad you had a fab time.


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