I didn't think to take any photos of the highlight of the day. Too busy enjoying myself, having morning coffee with Maria of The Next Stage and her husband! Maria contacted me last night to let me know they were in Ballarat, so we met up at the cafe at M.A.D.E. (The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka).
My main destination for the day was the Spa Quilters' show in Daylesford, stopping at a couple of nurseries along the way. First was Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden nursery, where they have a fantastic variety of unusual fruit trees. They specialise in heritage apples and pears, and had dozens of varieties. Next winter we might be ready to buy some fruit trees.
A wonderful discovery was the Spring Park Nursery at Eganstown. They specialise in roses, although their bare-rooted ones aren't ready just yet due to the rain they've had recently. We picked up a couple of other shrubs, but we will have to go back in spring or summer to see their rose garden with 1000 different varieties!
The quilt show was small but nice, but photos weren't allowed for internet publishing. So here's a quilt-like tile mosaic on the wall of the primary school where the show was held: