As I look at the Beijing Games and see the over-heated long-distance athletes dousing themselves with bottled water, it sends a shiver down my spine. It's really cold in sub-tropical Brisbane this year and the very thought of cold water trickling down bodies makes me almost envious of the hot, humid temperatures of Beijing. Still, Spring is only about 10 days away and already the little birds are doing somewhat seductive dances outside my window.
The Ekka Etsy Sale was a success for most participants and has given us incentive to progress in our plans for our Christmas market.
In the meantime, I am frantically making items to sell at the Schoolhouse Quilters' biennial exhibition taking place the last weekend of August. There are around 90 members of Schoolhouse Quilters and most will have quilts on exhibition. Brookfield is a semi-rural community and an outer suburb of Brisbane. The hall is heritage listed and is set in the delightful showgrounds. As well as quilts, there will be a sales room with items made by the talented quilters and this is why I am frantically making children's clothing and accessories.
So if you are coming to Brisbane at the end of the month, pop the dates in your calendar and do come along for a delightful hour or so. There will be delicious sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee to keep you sustained. I can guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the day.