Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Making a start on the items which l HOPE to donate to the Toowoomba Quilt Sale Table come September. It is good to be sewing again. Have not really got into it since the move. Busy with life and looking for the right house that has that special feeling of a home. Need to start and finish projects l have discarded for way too long. Enjoying the weather today sun is shining the wind has all but gone the temp is 22c. Need to have most things completed before l go away on retreat to Melbourne.
Fat Quilter Bags.
Sewing Gift Bag.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
We stopped along the way beside the Brisbane river in Redcliffe near the railway station, for morning tea about 90 minutes into the trip with a much needed stretch of the legs. The weather had changed and was quite warm. Which is normal once you have left the Range. Then back onto the bus and arrived about another 90 minutes later, at the Art centre on the Gold Coast. Lovely new building with loads of parking right next to the Gold Coast Council Building where we viewed the Quilts made by the ladies from the Gold Coast Quilters Group. I'm always in awe of people's exceptional talents and patience. The quilts displayed all hold there own special uniqueness and was very difficult to choose only one for the viewers choice.I purchased my share of raffle tickets and once again embarked on to the next stage of our journey. The Quilt shops and of course lunch at a local bakery. mmmmm delicious. The orders had been phoned through to the bakery so they would be ready when we descended upon the small shop.
We were supplied with afternoon tea at the shabby sheik quilt shop, Patchwork Dreaming fresh scones, strawberry jam with cream of course. Loved this funky lampshade. Very sixties/seventies.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Upon arriving safely which was not true for others ahead of us, we visited the tourist information centre and took the tourist drive and continued to rack up some more hours of driving around the town. After having a good look around town and taking a break before heading home. We sat around the park soaking up the suns rays. At the information centre in town they have these puzzle pieces attached to the walls of the different industry's around the region. Sheep, Wheat, Cotton, Wine and Mining. Great to get out and see the other towns in the area that make up the Toowoomba region.