Monday, April 25, 2011

Spoilt for choice

I think you'd be forgiven for trying to eat one of these cakes - they look so delicious!
Last week some bloggy friends and I went on a little drive to Ballan.
Only about 30 minutes from Ballarat on the Melbourne freeway.
Oh, that means it's not far from Melbourne, or Geelong too . . .
They had every colour of the rainbow in fabric - just a beautiful display.
Mill Rose Cottage was the name of this sumptuous QUILT SHOP.
Next door as part of the whole outfit, was a gorgeous little restaurant. Of course we had lunch first, then next door for shopping, and then back for coffee and cake. This was the view from our coffee window.
The meal was fantastic, the cakes were "out of this world scrumptious delicious"
and we will definitely be going back again.
It really was a special "day out"
If you're looking for a lovely place to go, to meet up with like minded friends,
this is definitely a great choice.
You can't miss it in Ballan - it's in the main street, a village really, so only one main street. While we were there, it was getting lovely RED canopy's over the windows, so it really stands out. Only open since March, so a brand new venture.
Spoilt for choice? Well we have 3 great shops in Ballarat already, Gails Patchwork Emporium, Ballarat Patchwork, and Eureka Patchwork. Now we have somewhere else to share our love...Millrose Quilting and Gallery. It would be a great "round trip" for anyone needing to have a "fabric fix" and I'm sure there would always be Ballarat Girls happy to share in the coffee part. Another little gem has been discovered. There's a great review of it here.

20 comments:

Lizzie said...

It was a lovely day out Annie and sooo nice to meet your beautiful Mum...
Lizzie
xxx

Jodie said...

Too true Annie, We are spoilt for choice aren't we?

Jan said...

What a great day out, you lucky ducks. There was I, slaving away at work. Next time! And yes, we are so spoilt here; and Spotlight is handy for the other stuff too.

Diane said...

What a pretty little spot, Annie. You must have had a glorious day. It must be fun shopping for quilting fabric when the fabric is all arranged according to colour like that. Glad you enjoyed the day.

I'm Deborah said...

ohhhhhhh, I will DEFINITELY HAVE TO get there with you all next time..... hope it's not TOO long away!

D :o)

Muddling Through said...

That is a lot of eye candy, Annie! Thanks for the low calorie sweet treat. :) Looks like a great fabric shop, too.

Val said...

I know of Millrose Cottage. It was the one place I could find a roll of freezer paper for needle turn applique. It looks like a lovely place and I love those cakes.

aracne said...

I understand that a visit to Ballarat is a MUST DO if I ever come to Australia!

CurlyPops said...

It's nice and close to my place too... and 'on the way' to Ballarat!

ozjane said...

Nice to see the pictures and the name as we were discussing going there on a bus trip but were a bit unsure on details.

Leanne said...

Nothing like friends and some great quilt shops.

Chocolate Cat said...

It is on the list!!! I love the idea of being able to have coffee and cake if the decision making becomes too hard!

Chookyblue...... said...

my close patchwork shop is 1.5hrs away..............you sure are spoilt enjoy..........

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks beautiful!! Shall have to add that one to the craft shop itinery!

Jenny said...

What a lovely way to spend the day:)

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Wonderful dear!

picciolo said...

That looks like a great shop - you can't go wrong with fabric and cakes!
: )

Locket Pocket said...

What a lovely sounding shop! You are lucky to have so many nice places to go! Lucy x

Bernadette said...

Nice to catch up and I love the photo of the garden out the window!!

Karen said...

You do have a great selection Annie. I only found at Easter that it's about an hour from my in-laws place - I might plan a day trip next time I am there!