Thursday, 26 June 2014

The things you see......

.....in the middle of the countryside. We left home at 5am today for our 900 km drive to Melbourne. We took a break at Holbrook in NSW and look what we found.

HMAS Otway is a replica submarine that has been yarn bombed this month as a community project to attract people to the town from the bypassing freeway. It's made up of knitted and crocheted patches from all over the world. At the end of July the pieces will be donated to animal shelters in the area. It was amazing to see the yellow submarine.

My lovely family also let me visit Carolyn's Quilt Room At Wodonga. Lots of beautiful reproduction fabrics to choose from. Always so exciting to check out a new patchwork shop.

We've had a great night with my sisters family and now ready for a long sleep. Looking forward to more quilty fun tomorrow with Elyte and Marina.

Susan x

22 comments:

  1. We always enjoy breakfast at a lovely cafe in the main street when we travel that way. Great pottery museum as well. So funny seeing the submarine decked out. Your patchwork shop looks lovely!

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  2. There's a great place to eat next to the submarine...although it's never been yellow before!
    I'll be down there next week so I'll visit Carolyns Room too...so THANKS!
    Enjoy your trip and say hi to Elyte & Marina from me... xox

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  3. How lucky to be in the right place at the right time to see the yellow submarine!

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  4. Love the Yellow Submarine - how fun! Sounds like you are off to a great start to your getaway - hope it includes a few more shops :).

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  5. Love the Yellow Submarine! And that looks like a lovely quilt shop. Were there any purchases?

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  6. Wow what an awesome yarn bombing effort!! Hope you enjoy your time away!

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  7. It's funny when you come upon that submarine. Even more so now that it's yellow! Enjoy your time with Elyte and Marina. Say hi for me.

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  8. Oh wow that's a lot of wool ... Looks amazing !!!

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  9. Great yellow submarine Susan...I recall seeing it in Facebook somewhere! Sounds like an action packed time in Melbourne...have fun!!!

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  10. Good for you to get a stop in at a wonderful quilt store! Great pic of the yellow submarine. So fun!

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  11. some people with a lot of wool and too much time there lol
    see you soon!

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  12. I've seen that submarine on trips to Albury - looks fantastic yarn-bombed. Hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow.

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  13. wow imagine how many knitted squares there would be,lol,safe travel Susan and i know you will have fun with Marina and Elyte they are pretty special ladies.xx

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  14. What a loooooooong drive, Susan. I've seen the sub when driving that way - but not looking quite so special. Nice to know that those squares will be repurposed later; I'm sure they'll be appreciated. Enjoy your time with family and friends and stay warm (if you can!)

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  15. Yay, I love yarn-bombing! That looks awesome!
    Enjoy your time away & that lovely wool from Fiona too...

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  16. the sub looks great........glad you got to stop in the shop..............heaven for you..............have a fab time in Melbourne..............

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  17. oh I love the yellow submarine.. what a lovely idea... have fun today.... oh I would love to be there too!

    Hugz

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  18. Bugger! You were within a kilometre of my house in Wodonga!!!!! I hope you had a good trip down and pleased that you stopped off to see the submarine in Holbrook.

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  19. We had heard about the yellow submarine project but this is the first picture we've seen. What a lot of work has gone into it. Lucky you to get to see it. I'm glad you got to visit Carolyn's a Quilt a Room. Maybe your wonderful family were worried that they'd never hear the end of it if you didn't LOL

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  20. Oh I've seen the yellow submarine on FB. Very cool

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