My flight was booked for the first day of Winter and here in the valley, it didn't delay in arriving. We woke up on the 1 June to see a good dose of snow on our mountain. A bit worrying as it can herald road closures and I had a flight to catch.
We left a little earlier than planned but even though there was plenty of evidence of snow along the way, they were just light falls and the road was clear.
So off to QLD I flew, about 3 hours flying time which is not long at all, landed and picked up my hire car and THEN it took me two hours to get to my son's house (peak hour traffic.....I had forgotten all about that!) I had a half hour or so with Miss M before she returned to her studies and Ted came over for some hugs and a chat. I also got hugs with miss Clover!
Tuesday: I woke early and drove over to Clayfield to Apatchy Quilting. Kaye was the only one there who knew I was coming so it was nice to walk in and surprise them all. I did bring some stitching but ended up just looking at everyone elses work and chatting to them about my new life. They were all terribly kind and let me win the lucky door prize.....haha! I picked out two pieces of Japanese Koi fabric and also made some purchases. Kaye had some packaged wool felt that was really gorgeous and at a very reasonable price. I ended up buying 3 "Curlers" packs as well as some blue & brown fabric that was 30% off. I slipped a pair of "penguin" scissors into my trolley as well but they are not pictured here.
Wednesday: Red was already up when I awoke on Wednesday and after I showered and dressed he took me for a delicious breakfast out at Samford. Later I went to do some shopping over at Brookside Shopping centre. On the way I called into The Quilters Corner at Grovely "just for a look" and ended up buying a fox quilt kit with pattern, another quilt pattern which took my fancy, and 60cm of an interesting "blue" striped fabric. I thought it was blue but when the fabric was opened up, there were also purple coloured stripes which were not obvious before........what a surprise! Just as my purchases were being added up, I also spotted a lovely alphabet panel which I snapped up too.
Saturday: The uni week was over so miss M and I drove to the West End Markets early. I really wished I had taken my camera as there were some lovely farmers markets there but I had left it at home......oh well, those piles of rhubarb and crates of pineapple would have to remain a memory. We were just planning on finding a place for coffee when miss M got a phone call and she was needed back at uni. Poor girl had to drive me all the way home before turning around and driving back. She was out all day but Ted came around for another visit. Eventually she came home and we decided to go out to Grill'd for burgers. I had no idea Chermside was so busy on a Saturday night but after a good long wait we got our burgers. We made the decision to take them home with us and picked up some Cold Rock icecream as well. Maybe not the best idea but it was good to spend some quality time with my girl.
Sunday: Time to fly home and I was really looking forward to getting back to my valley, my farmer and my puppy girls. Landing in Hobart was a bit hairy with winds reaching 40knots but at least it wasn't the next day........we had 100knot winds then!
|Don't my girls look smart in their new winter coats?|