Well I took that trip to Toowoomba. I drove up on the Saturday after staying the night at the city town house. That gave me the opportunity to have dinner with my son at “Place of Stones”. They make great pizza’s.
There seemed to be a lot of traffic on the road but everything moved along at a good pace. I stopped at a country market for breakfast and arrived with 10 mins to spare. That drive is always pleasant when there are no big trucks to monster you.
The weather was cool and crisp. Clear bright sky’s and cold nights.
I stayed with my friend and was glad that I put in my thermals to put under my night clothes. All the deciduous trees were just about to shake off the last of their leaves and embrace winter.
The cool weather encourages some of the flowers and the camellias were beautiful.
I didn’t have any time for shopping but got a good part of my donation quilt finished. The thing with using left overs and not having a set pattern is that you have to be prepared for twists and turns and quite a bit of reverse sewing. Those printed blocks are never quite square but that is what catches the eye first, so, you have to adjust the sashing to accommodate this.
I drew that last graffiti panel for the other quilt and was able to get advice from my friends about just what was needed to finish it. This quilt has sat in the draw unfinished for ages but I can now see a way forward and actually think I will finish it!
I left in the early afternoon and had an uneventful drive home. My husband rang to say hurry as we were going out to dinner for my grand daughter, Jasmine’s birthday. More driving to get back to the city but it was a nice night and we brought the other grand daughter home with us for home schooling this week. I then fell into bed and slept. I left all the washing until the next day and did this between supervising lessons. I need to set aside another day to go back and hit the shops. Trouble is I don’t really need anything at the moment but I do love spending time with my friends up there.