I haven't been up to Toowoomba for over 6 months, so, a visit was over due. I wasn't sure if I was up to the 3 hr drive in each direction but found that I could handle it without any problems. The problems come when I have to stand up, sit down or walk. This called for another nifty solution in the form of another booster cushion, with handles to make it easy to carry. (It is a rough job as I did it the night before the trip.) Works a treat!
The moment the car hits the highway past the city limits my blood pressure goes down and that feeling of well being settles over me. I get to the top of the range and I am in another time zone. Magic. Besides spending time with my friend Angela, which is always great, I got to spend some money of fabric, which I don't really need but want. We arrived at the patchwork shop and there outside was the exact fabric that I needed for backing a quilt I am making AND it was reduced to $5.00p.m. from $27.00pm. Had to have that.
Then there was all this other fabric I had to have.
This is for library bags for the girls.
And I have used all my charm packs so had to get one of those.
Angela also gave me a pack as a memento of her trip to Canada, so now I have two.
And as I am contemplating doing a bee embroidery I might need some lining depending on what I make, so I bought some bee fabric just in case.
I left the shop with a bag full.
Then we had lunch at a new Deli, chicken and Leek pies with a great salad. We finished the day shopping at Hanna's Department Store. I love this shop. You get wonderful service and no pressure and they write the dockets the old fashioned way and add to totals using mental math! (There was more than one docket!)
We then headed upstairs via the lift and found some seersucker table cloth materials. Had to have some of this. I made one square tablecloth,
and one round one, I like the round one best. It sits better on the table. I might have to think about remaking the red one.
I came home tired but very happy.