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Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Day Out,Crochet and "FNSI"

Hello,

On Tuesday I  had a day out with my Mum. We left at 9 in the morning and got back home about 7.00pm. In that time we travelled about 210 kilometres visiting garden centres and libraries,craft shops etc.



We had lunch at the Melville Rose Nursery Restaurant. Lots of potted tulips were around the
outside of the restaurant.



The displays were absolutely magnificent.


Pots of Tulips and Dianthus in the smaller pots. This is the view I looked out upon. The bees were having a field day.



Pots of vegies were on display around the side of the Restaurant. The meal we had was delicious and so filling. If you haven't been to eat here you must. They cook "real food."



After lunch we travelled to a nearby garden centre and I found these two Emu's. Mind you I could have bought a round the world air trip for the same price.



I loved this artwork. With the light on behind it at night wouldn't it make a great garden feature.



The same garden centre had a chook yard. Look at there lovely feather heads.



I started this little doily earlier on in the week and have finished it. I used a size 20 DMC thread and a 1.25 hook. Hopefully I have enough thread to make another one which I will add beads to the final round to make it into a Milk Jug Cover.

Tomorrow I will be joining in Friday-Night-Sew-In. I have spent this morning getting a project ready so tomorrow is set aside to sew.

Happy days.
Bev C






20 comments:

marina said...

gorgeous nursery, looks like a lovely place to have lunch!
Love your doily, it will make a perfect milk jug doily.

shez said...

What a lovely place Bev and your doiley is very pretty,what a big day for you both

Sharon said...

Hello Bev, Looks like you had a lovely day out with your Mum. All those gorgeous flowers, would have been a nice spot to have lunch. Love your doily, very clever. We have had some rain over the last couple of hours as well, very welcome to top up the tanks.

Cubby House Crafts said...

What a beautiful place to have lunch with your Mum Bev!
I started a crochet doiley simalar a few years back...I must get it finished...yours is so lovely!
Lisa

Michelle said...

Sounds like a special day out with your Mum, the flowers are stunning... one of my favourite cafe spots is at a local garden centre...
The doily looks great too it will look perfect as a jug cover.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great post! I loved all your photos...the gardens were stunning as were all the art work. I'm glad you and your Mum had a great day out.

Maria said...

What a wonderful day out with MUM.
OH I also LOVE the tulips and emus.

Join you tomorrow for FNSI. I have heaps of challenges that need working on or shall I just start another new project????

Have just singed on to another Free BOM.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Bev,

Wow, love your Spring Flower tour. It was wonderful to see such lovely colors when are flowers are all gone. I also enjoyed seeing the garden art. Neat. Hugs Judy

Karen said...

Beautiful nursery. What a pleasure it must have been to walk amongst that lovely display.
I am impressed with the crocheting. I have tried and just can't do it, so I really admire your work.

Fiona said...

Oh gosh those tulips look magnificent... I always think of yellow tulips as being the ultimate happy flower.... love the doily - such dainty work...
Hugz

Terriaw said...

What a perfect day! I love those kinds of days, full of such beautiful flowers and crafting. Those plants at the nursery are really stunning - love the mix of colors. That doily is really gorgeous - such a treasure! Hope you get more days like this.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Loved the tour........I want those emus!!...........if I ever won the lottery.........sigh. Your doily is so lovely! Wonderful work! blessings,Kathleen

Mylene said...

Looks like you and your Mum had a lovely day! Such beautiful pictures!!

rosie said...

What a special day you must have had Bev.. time with your mum and a nursery too... love your doyley...

Sharon said...

What a beautiful place you and your mum went to! Such gorgeous flowers! Your doily is very pretty too!

Farm Girl said...

Stunning pictures, esp love those vegie pics, yum! I hope you had a nice FNSI last night too.

Pauline said...

Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. What can beat lunch in spring at a garden centre? You and your mum know how to enjoy a day out!

Sally said...

Heading on down to Melville has now been added to my list of things to do. I love tulips so much. Gorgeous.

I haven't every crocheted with find thread... you've inspired me to have a go sooner rather than later. I love your crochet muchly. So fine and delicate. Lovely!

Lynda said...

What a fabulous nursery - everything is so bright and fresh.

Emma said...

Oh my goodness I love tulips. I carried a bouquet of them on my wedding day. Thanks for sharing these photos.