2016 Free Boms

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Treasures

I have a thing about string and have quite a good collection.  John bought me a fabulous new edition to my collection and it is an instant Tuesday Treasure.

It came from a brilliant shop in High Street Northcote , which is one of my very favourite shopping precincts.  The shop is called The Friendship Tree and it is brimming with handmade loveliness.
A couple of doors away is Local Shop, the most amazing florist and gift shop.
And there are a whole heap of the most wonderful places to eat.  This was my Saturday morning breakfast at Aquarium Bakery Cafe.They sell the most fabulous cakes and bread too.
So if you haven't visited Northcote lately I highly recommend a visit.

Do you have something you'd like to share with others as part of Tuesday Treasures?  Just pop your details into Mr Linky and play along.


I thought a picture of the penny rug so far might be useful.  As you can see the tree is fairly close to the bird houses.  My mini quilts measure 2 1'2" square and 3" square.  If you have already made yours and they are a bit bigger, don't worry.  Hang one on the line and save the other for the next part of the BOM.  By the way the offer is still there for anyone who would like some of the fabric I used for my little quilts.  Just email me your address and I'll post some off to you.  
Sorry I still can't get my scanner to work - might have to go out and get a new one, so there is still no tree trunk pattern. For now I'm going over to a friend's place to scan the template this afternoon.  Please check back tonight.
Here is the tree trunk template.

I love this fabulous project
and it comes with 15 wonderful tutorials.  Mary Corbett's Needle n Thread is a wonderful resource for anyone who enjoys hand stitching.  Many thanks to Mary.


  1. I LoVe how your "penny rug" is coming along! Great to see it altogether! :)

  2. Thankyou for hosting Tuesday Treasures Mel. Your Penny Rug looks so good, I hope mine will look half as good as yours.

  3. oh i would love to go shopping with you Mel,those places look awesome.xx

  4. Thought I'd join you today Mel... it's been quite a while :D

  5. Your penny rug is growing beautifully and is looking great!

  6. I love your new treasure. I can see why you love it. The store it came from looks like an Alladin's cave of gorgeous things. The penny rug is just beautiful Mel. You are so clever. I am really enjoying seeing everyone's progress with it.

  7. Hello Melody,

    I saw the exact same thing in a gift shop in Mundaring on Sunday. I had my eyes on it too. Thanks for hosting Tuesday's treasures. Really appreciate the time it takes for you.

    happy days.

  8. High Street Northcote brings back memories when shopping strips were just that,I haven't been to any of those shops but must acquaint myself with them as DD lives in Fairfield. The Fairfield Boathouse is a splendid place for afternoon tea or Mt Lunch, aren't the old photos fascinating.
    Now to the Penny rug -- new to me but looks like good fun piece.

  9. Wow... Melody I want to go to High Street Northcote!!!! I love your string holder.. just gorgeous. Your breakfast looks amazing too. Thanks for the photo of your penny rug at this stage. It's just coming along so nicely.. xx

  10. The Friendship Tree looks like a real Tresure Trove (as does the whole of High st!) - you could do a whole year of Tuesday Treasures from there! Love the stitching link - thanks for taking the time to link up these :-)

  11. I want to come visit you. Love your flower photo.

  12. You're making me nostalgic for Melbourne... Good Food, fun shops. The flower shop photo is beautiful, Do you have favourite flowers or do you love them all?

  13. I would love some of your fabric for the little quilts if you still have some available.



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