Tuesday, 7 September 2010

... Perfect the Next

True to its word, Brisbane turned on the most beautiful Spring morning on Saturday.  The birds were singing, the sun was shining and the crowds came out for a day of fun at the BrisStyle Indie Designers' Market.

There was music ...

wood-fired pizzas...

... and lots of lovely people out to enjoy the early Spring weather.

Inside the hall we set up our stalls full of tempting goodies.

My next-door neighbour was Catherine of Made by Maisie.

Opposite me was Holly of Pannikin with her delightful badges, cards, etc.

The crowds obviously liked what they saw.

Outside the sun kept shining and the people kept coming.

These gorgeous bracelets by Sophie of Strat Designs were good enough to eat.
The canopy of Sophie's stall threw this dainty shadow of the Poinciana tree overhead.  What a beautiful day it was.
However, another day, another story.  Sunday the rains came and we battled the elements to get the Hot Fudge clothing into the exhibition hall at Schoolhouse Quilters.
The wild weather was soon forgotten once we stepped inside historic Brookfield Hall.  The quilts were absolutely stunning.

This masterpiece by Glenys Cheng took four years to complete and the hand quilting was breathtaking.
It was time to visit the refreshments room to sit quietly and contemplate the beautiful works of art before us.

Then a visit to the sales room to get started on some early Christmas shopping.
What a weekend.  It was, of course, Father's Day on Sunday, so we had a late celebration before promptly falling asleep in front of the television.

Ah Brisbane.  Beautiful one day, perfect the next, then a lot of rain.


nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great weekend you have had. All of the stalls look fantastic.

And those quilts, works of art for sure.

have a good week

Anonymous said...

Oh my, the Schoolhouse Quilters Exhibition looks gorgeous. I am keen on attempting a Dear Jane quilt in the future. I am so sorry to have missed it with Father's Day activities going on.

x Catherine