Had a great morning out at the markets on Sunday. Great weather and lots of people around. Bought a metal plate that you submerge in water to clean your silver and gold. It sounded too good to be true, but I've tried it - and it works!!
Here is there view from the market across to the Story Bridge.
Mad, funny, clever and pure entertainment. The strength, flexibility, stamina and control of the performers was amazing. I couldn't take photos during the performance, so here is the stage before the show started...
Yesterday was a picture perfect day in Brisbane - unbelievable blue, cloudless skies and wonderful weather. First off - a stick-to-your ribs breakfast of hash browns, baked beans, bacon, mushrooms, egg...mmmmmmm Then it was time for a day at the Writer's Festival. There are heaps of sessions to choose from - too many in fact, and lots of overlaps, so one person can't really do it all.
The sessions I went to covered surveys (how to get to the truth of what people are really thinking, why are we so hung up on surveys and quizzes); the female libido and whether there are differences between "mating in captivity" and "mating in the wild"; cooking; and "Creativity - Art or Science".
More than 28,000 will attend this long weekend of thought provoking, challenging, and funny events. Highly recommended!
I had a break at lunch time and strolled across the bridge to town where I sat and enjoyed free entertainment. A perfect day.
I received this lovely card in the mail yesterday - Robyn is WAAY too organised! The theme this month is circles. On the back she stitched - "Sew many buttons Sew little time".
A sweet little flower button takes the places of the "o" in "buttons"!!
Thanks so much Robyn!
For the third year, I was asked to judge the quilts entered in the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza.
Barbara and Christine were fellow judges.
As usual, there was a wide variety of quilts - different colours and styles, and lots of inspiring creativity.
The Show is on from Friday through to Sunday.
As a thank you I received this lovely package of fabrics!
I decided I needed to be beside the sea - so I drove south and found myself at Coolangatta.
I had to drive through suburbs to get a good shot of the balloon - it reminded me of Canberra. Quilt designs are everywhere. The beach was virtually empty, the sky was overcast, the surf was strong and loud - perfect for lots of walking and thinking.
This is exciting! The first flower on any of the murrayas which I planted more than a year ago. The plant is also called mock orange, and the scent of the flowers is just amazing...sweet and heady...so I am looking forward to many more blossoms!!