Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ernie Dingle's Saturday Out

What is Ernie Dingle doing amongst the Spot fabrics? We had a Saturday out and he did his usual stowaway act. But we didn't find him hiding in the car until after our breakfast at Bianchet Winery. He missed out on eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, orange juice, coffee ......... I suppose it was justice!
Once full and very satisfied, we headed off to The Patchwork Tea House at Warburton. Ernie was very excited because he loves that shop!
The Patchwork Tea House is very much worth a visit - Gary's scones and coffee, cakes, foccacias, beef burgundy pies, soup of the day .......... (not to mention all the patchwork fabrics, threads, notions, patterns, books ..... etc!).
And who should we meet but Deborah, all the way from Port Douglas. Her Mum Ramona has a shop, R & C Fabrics, in Mossman, Queensland and I have met them at the trade shows. Imagine my surprise to see her here in Victoria! Here we are, with Marilyn on the left and me on the right.
Deborah had brought her stitching with her (obviously had heard all about the shop) and Marilyn introduced her to a group of regular stitchers - it wasn't long before she was sitting amongst them, chatting nineteen to the dozen! New friends (see photo below).
That's what The Patchwork Tea House is all about.
Sally (below) was attempting to "bearnap" Ernie, but he wasn't having any of that!
Here he is, sitting quietly, waiting for his chance to escape ......
...... eyeing off the threads .....
..... hiding amongst his allies .....
..... giggling when the coffee grinder went into action .....
..... demanding, yes, demanding hot chocolate .....
..... "I want chocolate, I want chocolate, I want ......."
..... sulking in the Moda bakehouse as all else failed (he needs to find his manners) ......
..... found some friends in a stitchery group who visited for the day ..... they took pity on him .....
..... he apologised for his behaviour .....
..... and on the way home he got to play with Archie!
What a spoilt little bear!
Liz

1 comment:

Zuly said...

¡Me encanta tu osito!
Un saludo desde Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo