Yesterday we visited Tupare Gardens in New Plymouth for a market day…
This is the view from the top of the driveway looking down. It was the first time I had ever been there and I have lived in Taranaki my whole life! First off we visited the merchants, I bought this book…
It’s going to be a great addition to our homeschooling library especially when we go on walks! We’ll be able to identify so many plants and insects, ooh I think I can feel a tramp coming on! And look Janet wrote a small inscription inside just for us…
We also bought a bottle of Sid’s Raspberry Vinegar…
It is made locally by a man called Sid(who would’ve guessed) and let me tell you it is delicious! I made a smorgasbord salad for tea last night and marinated the mushrooms in the vinegar, I don’t know if I can go back to eating mushrooms any other way!
I also bought a couple of packets of seeds…
From a guy who’s wife was sick of all the seeds being stored in her fridge! Lol
Can anyone help though as to what a Purple Bean Tree is??? Is it a bean or a tree??? I forgot to ask him, Duh! But it sounded exotic so I thought I would try it;o)
Tupare is a wonderful place to practice taking photo’s.
It was almost like being transported back in time and I could just imagine myself as the lady of the house taking a leisurely stroll through the gardens!
If you would like to read some of the history of how Tupare was built click here.
This week on the quilting scene I have been working on a UFO and it’s almost done. I just have to quilt the border and add the binding, I am determined it will not be relegated to the UFO pile again!
And it’s high time I updated my Goals List, I have finished 2 skirts:o) and a pair of pillowcases so now I can add 2 more things to the list…
Goal 1 Finish painting the little wooden cabinet.
Goal 2 ‘Give Thanks’ wall hanging.
Goal 3 Log Cabin quilt top
Goal 4 4 patch quilt
Goal 5 Yoyo table runner
Hope you’re having a great week!