Sunday, November 7, 2010

A busy weekend

Saturday started early, up at 5.30am for a 6.30 am departure to Adelaide for the yearly Quilt and Craft show at the Wayville Show Grounds in Adelaide, on the way across the bridge at Blanchetown a  Hot Air Balloon was spotted, as DH and myself got closer, the balloon was   descending in a field.   

DH made good time, as there was little road works in progress this trip, therefore DH left me at the Quilt and Craft Fair gates at 9.15am,as the doors where not scheduled for opening until 10.00am . While waiting I had the opportunity to chat with several lovely ladies, that had travelled a bit further than myself, One lovely lady was from Kangaroo Island and another from NSW, both  in Adelaide for the weekend
Once again a several minutes before the opening, a few of the exhibitors and organisers had a dance along. It was nice to see some of the ladies in the crowd participate.

Surprise, surprise this year is the first year , since attending the Quilt and Craft Fair over the years that I didn't leave excited. The highlight of the day was spending time with an school friend  and during the lunch break sharing a table with a lovely group on ladies to whom have different interest's than myself , cardmaking , beading and scrapbooking. My only purchases at the Fair was two patterns.  Rosalie Quinlan Design - Sweet Matryosha sewing kit. and Kids Quilt Traffic Jam.

As I left the quilt show earlier than I would usually do, when attending the fair, I headed for Hettie's to have a browse and while there caught up with the lovely Leanne who gave me her professional advice and talent on picking fabrics for a baby quilt.
Then DH and myself carried on further down the road to Bunnings where pots, plants and potting mix was purchased, before proceeding home.

Once home spent the evening finishing my last two items for the Christmas Swap, organised by Maree    a little sneak peek

Started reading a book on my way down in the morning and the plot and story line had me wrapped in so hence I needed to finished the last few chapters before going to bed.
 Blood Vines --- Author Erica Spindler

Well today started early again....... the next door neighbours dog was having a moment,most probably chasing cats.
So cooked DH breakfast, egg and bacon with fresh squeezed orange juice and hot coffee, did warn him this was not going to be a regular practice (chuckle)
I did have an ulterior motive, need some help in lifting the pots and bags of potting mix, together with DH we potted up the plants and placed them down the side fence where the veranda and outdoor setting in located. 

Five pots in total  .................. I need to clarify (shed light on) I did not have to twist DH hand it was his suggestion to get the plants and pots done.

Done some of those boring need to do things, washing, dusting blah blah.......

Spent the afternoon putting a layer cake together  

Will need to finshed next weekend as this week it going to be a bit hetic at work.
Now off to do the ironing............  then watch a DVD Law abiding Citizen and start another book
The Burning Wire - Jeffrey Deaver

Until next post...... Take care   Marc


Kris said...

Hi Marc! How lovely to have caught up with your school friend and then Leanne! Thanks for sharing your photos. I love the look of that quilt! It's going to be gorgeous!

Maree: said...

Nice to hear from you your outdoor area looks a Great size...
I like those Fabrics..don't forget to show us when they are all together...

Maree: said...

Nice to hear from you your outdoor area looks a Great size...
I like those Fabrics..don't forget to show us when they are all together...

Lorraine said...

Busy girl! I didn't bother with the show this weekend...have been a bit disappointed in it over the last couple of years and since I didn't need anything I stayed home and looked after Rose after her op on Friday....the highlight of the show last year was catching up with you for lunch! Love your plants..they look great...! I think we went to Hetties after the show last year....haven't been there in a while...would be nice to visit with Lorraine and Leanne...have a great week...L