I took a trip up to Toowoomba to stay with friends and 'the fridge on the ridge' lived up to it's name. It was cold and the wind went through all the warm clothing. But it is so nice to come in from that terrible cold. I had to fight with the Millie to get near to the heater.
I love staying here, the friendship, the food, the shopping, heaven. This virus has changed how everything operates but we are adapting. Some of us slower than others.
We started the stay with shopping and a break for lunch. I am still nervious when a lot of people gather together. A funeral 'wake' arrived just as we were finishing and I was glad to move on. That is not to say that the lunch was not delicious, but, shopping beckoned. We started at Hanna's, a country department store where they still write dockets for their sales and offer proper service. I have enough clothes but I needed more fabric for table clothes. They stock a wide seersucker that can be put in the washing machine and doesn't need to be ironed.
I also found a couple of other gems at a teriffic price. One for patchwork and one for another apron. Then, in a back corner in the soft furnishing department I found their sale table. Off cuts from their curtain making department, mainly sheers this time, "2 bags full for $2". Also ends of rolls at $5 per metre. I was very strong and resisted buying any of these but I will check out this area next time I am there. What I also found was manufacturers sample swatches. These were also $2 each. Three for recycling. There is too much for me here so I will share them with the Guild ladies.
We also checked out Vinnies.
A few new doylies. (look at that price!)
And some bowls that I want to experiment with for the pin cushions and I do like that lavender design.
That lot came to $6.00. We visited a couple of patchwork shops but I wasn't tempted this time. I hadn't been able to find any big buttons at the op shops, so i bought a couple of cards to see me through and replenished my stock of small sharp scissors.
Problem was I had forgotten how sharp they are and promptly cut my finger! I had a great weekend.