Last Saturday we took the red bike out for her first long run, a 350 klm round trip from home up to the heritage listed Hervey Range Tea House...
The building is very old with only minimal repairs to the original, and set amidst the mountain rainforest. It is open every day and the views from the verandah are just glorious...
We could even watch our red bike tucked away under the trees.
Mr E and I feasted on the best bacon, onion and tomato toasted sandwiches, and mugs of coffee...
...and I oohed and aahed over the vintage crockery and nic nacs displayed in the room just behind our table.
Here is a peak in the door at the cafe...
It's pretty basic fare, but well worth the ride up the Range. They actually sell the rare Kopi Luwak coffee for $50 per cup, but we were happy with our ordinary $4 cappuccinos. LOL! Next time I will try the Apple Pie as they tout it as the best homemade pie in the Townsville area.
Have you ever tried Kopi Luwak coffee??
Have you purchased your March issue of Homespun yet?
I hope so, because I have a project in it! :-)
This is a gorgeous project, my Morning Glory Tea Cosy, and as always their photo layout is wonderful!
This project is actually one part of a set. Next month in Homespun you will find the pattern for my matching Tea Cupboard! Here's a little sneak peek....
Be sure to get both issues, because in May I will share a bonus 3rd project from this set here on my blog!
For subscriptions you can order Homespun HERE.
My projects are in the current March 12.3 issue and next month's 12.4 issue.
You'll also find a gorgeous quilt of mine in Homespun's August issue, later this year.
I also have projects in Country Threads, Patchwork & Stitching, and Handmade at the moment. It's been a great month! :-)~~~~~
An idea for those who have made my Shabby Roses quilt. The 12 individual blocks can be used separately in so many displays around your home or in gifts for special occasions.
Recently I revamped Block 1, LOVE, in a simple white frame and added a pretty fabric border.
I love the effect!
I used Edmar Lola thread for the roses, a lustrous rayon thread that adds something extra to the overall design.
Because I love the designs in this quilt so much, and because they can be used in so many ways, I have decided that for the rest of March I am going to offer the complete $12 Shabby Roses pdf quilt pattern - which includes all 12 appliqued and embroidered blocks - for 1/2 price in my Etsy Shop!
Of course, I'd love to see how you use these blocks so remember to send me photos, ok? :-)
I'm off to work now but I'll be sharing a big Show & Tell blog post on Friday, and I'll be sharing some recipes too, so I'll see you back here then.
Have a lovely day!!