Monday, March 2, 2009

AQC trip part 1

Wow what a great three days away. Not only is my craft interest being nourished but two great companions (Jo and Helen) to share it with. We left a nice 8:30 flight to Melb. Headed straight to the hotel and walked to the AQC. Here is the beautiful (not airconditioned) Exhibition Building where the AQC was held... The fountain spray was very refreshing...




I was feeling a bit hot and weary so headed back to the hotel about 2:30 for a na na nap. Then we had dinner and went out to IKEA (there is no IKEA in Tasmania). Would you believe we 'banged' into Christine and Kathy. Jo has a photo of us in an IKEA living room. We saw this lonley fellow on the way out and I could not resist the photo. He wasn't shy at all!



I spent the next day mossling around Melbourne shopping for clothes (another post!) then spent the third day back at AQC. This time I was in the mood and really enjoyed looking around and being able to get right up to the stalls! SO I bought a few things and caught up with Jodie from Ric Rac. She even served me (and I was her FIRST customer!). See Jo's blog for her picture. POOR Jodie when the door opened for the public she was swamped ALL day with customers.

Here is the Tassie Bloggers who were at the show. One is not a Tassie but she did a great impression didn't she? Can you guess who it is? We had such a long chat with her. Here is a Kathy, Jo, Guess who?, Cathy, Christine and Leanne. Helen was off trying to catch up and organize stuff.



Next post I will show off what I bought - I was VERY practical and restrained!

11 comments:

CurlyPops said...

What a wonderful weekend away. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Isabella said...

Hubby wants be to see the family Dr I have gone all GREEN :-) soo glad you enjoyed your time away.

Debs said...

Looks like a great weekend, thanks for sharing with us.

Catherine said...

It sure was a great weekend Sarah!! CAthyx

Leanne said...

Looks like you had a good time and that Gail is such a sweety.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Looks like a heap of fun. You were brave going to Ikea on the weekend .... its usually pandemonium there. Cute doggie you got there though!

Look forward to the next posts.

Simone de Klerk said...

This sounds so much like fun, Sarah! What a wonderful way, to meet blogging friends and to get some special things. I look forward to more pictures!

Stina said...

Ohhh...she blends in perfectly...;o)
Glad you all had such a great time!!!:o)

Jodie said...

It was fun but boy oh boy was it busy... Saturday was insane - did not stop all day except for a brief sit down (at toilet stops).
Next time I will make time to socialise!

Kris said...

Can't wait to see your haul!

Christine said...

Great weekend. It was fun spending time with you again.