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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"A Day in the Country."

Hello,

I just love a day in the country being a tourist and driving down some back roads. You never know what you are going to find.

Yesterday we had morning tea by the river.

Avon River Beverley
 The water was lovely and clear. I can imagine a few people having a swim in the river even though there was a sign saying no swimming.

Avon River Beverley.
 This was the view in the other direction. We were on our way to Narrogin, visiting the smaller towns in between. It has been a couple of years since we have done this.


 Just like the back roads the back of a table runner can be just as interesting.


 I joined up the charm squares from "A Day in the Country" by Moda. I purchased this tin a few years back from The Country Yard in New Zealand.


 I added a couple of the iron on blooms that my Sister Chris sent from Hong Kong. I used the country designs from the Brother Embroidery Card Number 65 for the embroidery.


We stopped at each town on the way and on arrival at Narrogin we had a walk around and had a lovely lunch at the Narrogin Nursery Cafe and Garden Centre. We have been at this centre several times before for lunch and have never been disappointed with the meal. This time I went exploring the garden centre out the back. No photo's I was too busy enjoying myself. I would have to say it is the prettiest stocked up garden centre I have been to. I did come away with a dwarf plum tree. I also visited the local patchwork shop called Patch 'n' Paint for pleasure and came away with a cross stitch kit. The best shop we went into was a wonderful surprise, I was enticed by the Wisteria that was in full bloom outside the shop and the small tricycles that were outside the shop. It was called Fabulous finds past and present. What an amazing collection of home wares etc. The lady intends to open a old fashioned lolly shop and serve afternoon teas in the near future.

Please note each of these business's have a Facebook page if you want to get more information. I do not have any affiliation with any of the business's but would recommend them for service and a damn good time.


 On the way back home we called into Cuballing. This community is very small but has the best oval with white picket fence and equestrian centre for miles around. I love that the old buildings have been looked after and the small town was very neat and tidy.


 You could even by the bank. I would love to look inside to see what it looks like now.


 The old post office has been turned into a home.

I loved the garden around the home and shed out the back, it actually reminded me of a garden in England of MidSomer Murders or some show similar to that.

All in all we had a lovely relaxing day out in the country. Have you been out exploring your part of the world lately?

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

Melody said...

I too, really love a country drive. Delicious food, plants to look at, quaint old buildings, beautiful views...my idea of a perfect day.

shez said...

Hi Bev wow love all your pics,what beautiful country side you have seen and what lovely weather you had as well,i also love your table runner and i hope you have a lovely evening xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Bev! What a great post here....I love the old Bank and Post Office.....we previously lived in an old Post Office and I still miss it! I haven't been exploring our local area lately but as you know I am back now from Paris and Latvia....and I had the best time! Slowly starting to get around and visit my favourite blogs but at the moment we are having computer problems and sometimes it just stops.....we are working on it though! Happy Stitching and Exploring to you xo

Maria said...

Some lovely country towns you saw on your way to and from Narrogin...
Oh Yes we have spend 8 weeks tripping around Aussie home for a fortnight and then two weeks down to Hyden, Esperance and Albany...
I am enjoying just being home for now.

Kim said...

Aren't those building lovely, so neat and pretty. How lovely for you to escape to the country.That runner of yours is lovely...front and back. I love to visit garden centres, the only problem is my purse is a lot lighter on the way home.

Terri said...

What a lovely day! It's fun being a tourist in your own area, just outside your usual neighborhoods. That river looks like a nice place for a picnic or lounging to read a book.

Dolores said...

Thanks for the photos. It looks like a little ghost town. No one around. It's always nice to go exploring when you're in no hurry.

Julie said...

What a beautiful outing you had Bev. Its so nice to take the time to enjoy the smaller centres. I loved those old buildings that had been restored so wonderfully. How great to live in the Old Post Office. Must say, you table runner came up beautifully too.

Pauline W said...

Hi Bev, It's always good to see those old post offices, banks, stock and station agents offices, etc enjoying a new life, especially when they have been tastefully refurbished. I think Chris and I would have enjoyed your day out, too.

Lin said...

What a great day out Bev - thanks for sharing your pics. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a great day out.....love a drive down a country road. The post office revamp is great. Nice work on your runner too.

Christine M said...

Sounds like a lovely day out, Bev. How nice to sit by the river for morning tea. Hugs, Christine xx

Jeanette said...

Sound like you had a lovely day out. Love your runner. Hugs,xx

Karen S said...

What a wonderful collection of buildings and towns to visit. Such a lovely area.
Great work with your lovely table runner too. A lot of work in that one.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Love the table runner. Nice to get away and looked like you had a nice time. Xx

Wendy said...

It looks like such a lovely area to visit, very beautiful scenery and gardens. Your table runner is gorgeous, I love the colours and embroideries.

Kathy said...

What a quaint little town. I like the soft colors of the quilted table runner.

kiwikid said...

What a lovely little town to visit...love exploring like you do...you get to see some interesting places. The table runner is lovely too.