Eliott Stitchers

For our last Eliott Stitchers of the year, we decided on a road trip, so on Tuesday we headed down to Mornington. Our first stop on arriving was for a coffee at the Blackbird Cafe

20141218-161633.jpgor in my case a decadent hot chocolate!

20141218-161704.jpgNext door was this shop

20141218-161811.jpgwhich looked very interesting, but we had no time to explore this trip – great excuse to go back!

Where we were really headed was Treehouse Textiles.

20141218-162024.jpgThis was my first visit since Emma moved the shop into Mornington. The shop is situated in a quaint courtyard type area off the main street, and the shop itself is a delight! So light and airy with an eclectic range of fabrics, an interesting mix of patterns – patchwork and dressmaking – lovely gifts and a good habby range.

20141218-162428.jpgAnd, of course, the delightful Emma and Cathy helping us, plus the added bonus of Emma’s daughters who were pressed into action putting away numerous bolts!!

We piled up our fabrics and Emma kindly cut and packaged while we travelled a short way down the road to Lilo Cafe for a spot of lunch. This cafe is fabulous! All the decor is greeeeen!!

20141218-162706.jpgand at this time of year, Christmas is greeeeen!

20141218-162807.jpgand on the wall leading to the bathrooms, there are green aprons on a green wall!

And the food was sumptuous!

20141218-162912.jpgAfter lunch we headed back to Treehouse Textiles to pick up our parcels (and try to studiously avoid seeing more fabulous fabrics to buy!!), have one last chat with Emma and Cathy and then it was back on the road to home.

So that’s it. Last social party. Prepping now for Christmas Day……house…..presents…..guests……food………

Meredithe x

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11 Responses to Eliott Stitchers

  1. Carrolyn V says:

    A glorious day with awesome food treats!!!! Sigh………cafe is GREEN…..me too…..with envy. Happy holidays!

  2. Marsha Smith says:

    Love your road trips. Happy Christmas!

  3. thimbleanna says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time — food, fabric and fun … what more could you ask for??? Although … it’s Elliot Stitchers … ahem … where are the Aunts??? Hmmmm?????

  4. Linda says:

    Everything is so stylish in Australia..loved it when i visited. Happy Christmas 🙂

  5. robin harper seaton says:

    all looks lovely, our quilting group had a get together christmas lunch today at the beautiful japanese gardens here in cowra.

  6. Kelly says:

    America Christmas Meredithe. I love love love your blog.

  7. You girls know how to enjoy yourselves!!

  8. Cécile says:

    What a wonderful trip !! Funny and yummy again !! 😉
    I wish you a merry and a happy Chritsmas holidays !
    Thank you for all your lovely posts during this year, always full of happyness, awesome quilts and projects…XOXO

  9. rachaeldaisy says:

    Looks like a perfect day! I love the decor in the green cafe!! That wall of aprons is wonderful, and the stamp house, so cute!

  10. bermudagirl says:

    Another lovely post about your excursions with your stitchers. Love the look of that Lilo café and of course that lovely textiles tree shop. Have a great Christmas Meredithe!

  11. Looks like a lovely, fabric-filled road trip… and that hot chocolate looks absolutely delicious! Merry Christmas!

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