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Monday, August 16, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 33.


Welcome to another "Makes Me Happy Monday". Well the rain we had at the end of the week has certainly lifted every ones spirits. It is the first thing you say to everyone you meet. There is more due this afternoon and the next couple of days. That is a great start to the beginning of the week. We had a fantastic weekend. Ian and I took a drive to Goomalling yesterday and this is the theme for my post this week. Goomalling is a town close to us with a population in town and in the shire of about 1100 people. Goomalling would have to be one of the neatest towns I have been in. When we drove into town past the caravan park,we were surprised at the number of Winnebago's and caravans in the park. Tourists were certainly there enjoying the area. After parking in the main street we had a walk around the shops. We were lucky enough to find a new shop which has recently opened called "Regal and Rustic" Cathy has recently moved to the area and opened up a shop.You must read more about the shop Cathy also runs workshops in part of her shop including patchwork for beginners,machine quilting for beginners,dyeing and printing,felting fundamentals for beginners,fabric landscape workshop,a sculptured doll workshop and a crochet workshop with a twist. I adore these felted dolls in the photo don't you?
The shop has a great range of furniture which has been restored as well as a section out the back yard which has a stunning range of garden products. Inside one of the rooms which is used for the textiles I found these beautiful works of Cathy's hanging on the walls.

I just loved this wall hanging.

This is what you learn in the beginners patchwork class. Cathy has a range of fabrics on sale as well as wool and cottons etc. Yes I did bring some material home.

Of course a day out in Goomalling wouldn't be complete without a meal at the "Go Cafe"
I can tell you,you will never ever leave this place hungry. We have never had a bad meal here,the food is DIVINE!!!! Ian is going back for the breakfast soon. Go Cafe is always busy whenever we go there. I would say it is the best restaurant for miles around and would easily beat restaurants in the city hands down. It is well worth going out for the day just to have lunch or whatever meal you are after here.
So that is what is "Making Me Happy" this Monday. I wonder what is making you happy today?
Happy Monday.
Bev C


Bobbie Lynn said...

What a blessing to hear about the rain. : ) Here in So. California we are having some warmer weather and we may feel a bit more humid by mid-week. : ( I can handle the heat but humidity is not fun.

What a great shop and love the quilts. Lots of beautiful color. It's always good to find a place to eat a good meal and especially nice when you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there.

What makes me happy, that I got to see my Sister this weekend. : )
Blessings and have a great week Bev.

teresa said...

Thanks for the tour Bev, it was lovely. Wish I could visit Go Cafe right now.... Happy Monday to you xx

SheilaC said...

I am glad you got some rain.... we need some here in the states too! Been crazy weather all over it seems.

Those shops look like a lot of fun! I love the name of that town!!


Maria said...

Ah!! that is what you were doing on the weekend Bev. Must call in to Cathy's and the Cafe next time I am that way. Looks like a fun place.

Happy Monday

Dolores said...

Gorgeous quilts and I do like those felted dolls.

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a great time over the weekend.

We also had a good weekend. Saturday we went to our school musical "The Sound of Music". Some of those students have amazing voices. And yesterday, Nelson my youngest, and his team won the footy grand final for the Under 10's. What a way to end his first season of footy! Hugs, Christine

Pauline said...

I think I would have traded my Sunday for yours, Bev. I just didn't appreciate the 7 yesr old's gifts as much as I would have those quilts. It sounds like a thoroughly lovely day!

Anita said...

......and what was poor Ian doing while you were in the patchwork shop???? lol Goomalling certainly is a lovely place. Kind regards, Anita.

Tarnyia said...

Oh my how about that... Cathy is an old Magnet friend haha and everytime I have been to Goomalling to see my Aunt there the shop has been shut... Cathy is so talented and a great teacher so if you can and do get time do a class with her or ask her about something you would like to learn... so thanks for the pic's of her shop xxxxxxxxxx