Saturday saw myself and a group of friends hire a mini bus and head up to Toowoomba for the beginning of the Carnival of Flowers, along with a good percentage of Brisbane. We left at 8am to miss the traffic. It didn't work, but we got up the range and arrived about 10:15am. Just behind us two buses broke down and blocked the highway and people were stuck for over an hour waiting, not very patiently.
Once the Carnival is on your know it is really spring. We went to see the Quilt Show, I will be returning during the week to get some more photos of the quilts and the flowers. We got home about 6:30pm and then it was off to a concert. A very long day.
I like the Toowoomba Quilt show for a number of reasons. Firstly it is a country show and all the quilts are by the members. This means there is a huge range. From a quilt for the kids right through to the best of the state. Secondly there is always embroidery on a lot of the quilts and some of it is stunning. I will return later in the week to show some of Robyn Ginn's quilts. The detail is just delicious.
She has a different way of seeing a crazy quilt. It is and it isn't a crazy quilt. Look at those beautiful buttons. I will take a few days next week to showcase each of her quilts that were in the show.
Next morning I just didn't want to do anything so we walked down the road to a local bakery/cafe, who bake the best bread, and had breakfast. I think I was still asleep when I put my order in because cheese and jam doesn't really appeal but this was delicious.