Sunday, December 4, 2011


well what a fabulous Saturday... I headed off off Friday afternoon with my friend Gaynor, and travelled over the Lindis, a must stop at Mrs Robinson's in Tarras to lighten the wallet a bit, on via Cromwell, through the gorge to Queenstown, quick bite of tea... and then off on the Southern route to Invercargill for the night.
 Early Saturday morning saw us setting up our stall for the Southern Artisan Fete at The Hideaway in Lochiel, about 15 mins NE of Invercargill,  what a perfect venue..
 what a fun day we had, the weather couldn't have been more perfect, warm, slightly overcast... which is great for displaying quilts and goodies..
 and the best site ever with wooden gates to hang the quilts over
and trees galore to hang skirts and quilts
and the view from our gazebo AMAZING!
more of Gaynor's fabulous skirts ...( more on these in another post, I promise you these are fantastic!!)
yeh... I have to leave you with a morning photo of Ellie... she is soooo good... sleeping most of the night with little or no noise now - she pees and poops in the right places... and just loves cuddle time!.... oh yeh and chewing EVERYTHING!
hope your weekend is a fun one!


Marls said...

Looks like you had a great day. It has dawned sunny again today down here. Weekend of Xmas golf tournaments or I would've popped out to say hi.

marina said...

Sounds like a great day. We visited Cromwell in April when we were in NZ. Such a lovely town.
What a good girl Ellie is!
Bet you're happy she is sleeping.

Ali Honey said...

What a lovely venue and display area. Hope you had good sales.
I have only once a couple of years ago driven that route and did stop in Tarras for morning tea. Didn't know about Mrs. R's shop. ( unless it is the one right next to the cafe? )

Farm Girl said...

Oh I wish I could have made it, we had our local A & P show on, or I would have been there with bells on! Hope you had a successful day, it was a wonderful sunny day for a fete.

Kazz said...

what a lovely backdrop for displaying your quilts. they really are lovely.

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a fun time...that puppy is so cute!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Looks like a very cool day - gorgeous setting for such lovely work