I took a trip up to Warwick this week. A long drive, over 3 hours each way. I left early to miss the trucks going up Cunningham's Gap and there were only a couple of other cars on the road. Last time I went up here there were road works caused by rock falls. Non this day thank goodness.
I wasn't so lucky coming back as there were lots of big trucks crawling down the range. Once you get up the range you enter thick rain-forest and then out onto rich farm land. This is where the headwaters of the Condamine River begins , that joins into the Murray-Daring exiting in South Australia.
I was visiting friends who were staying at Glenrose which is on the fringe of the city.
They host sewing retreats and you have to book well in advance to get in. They have 4 cottages sprinkled through the garden and a great conference/sewing space .
And I very quickly found their patchwork shop before I even found my friends. And then I found some of my other friends in the shop. It is a great shop and I came away with quite a bit of loot. ONLY things I need.
I bought the red fabric for the pin cushions but I also bought some scented ground nutshells for the filling.
And two different types of mesh for using in one of my classes.
This fabric was reduced and only $10 p.m. so I had to take all that was left on the roll.
And the book was a gift from a friend. I'm looking forward to getting into that.
It was unbelievably hot up there, 39 degrees, so I stayed in the air-conditioning as much as possible. When I got home I found the wind had changed direction and things were cooling off a bit.
We have now had some rain. Great for the garden but it has brought out the sand-flys so repelant is in use again.