Once a year, our council has a 'curbside cleanup' where households can put out on the footpath any stuff they don't want, and then council trucks will take it away for you. People start putting out their 'stuff' a few days before the pickup day. Lots of stuff finds new homes and is recycled. I had put out a big box of empty plant pots and some old saucepans - gone now, and the boys cleaned out the shed and got rid of lots. Well, this morning, as I was up early (dropping off son to meet his connection to Brisbane airport), someone had put out a portable radiant oil heater (just up the road). I was just thinking the other day that I might need some sort of heating in the carriage studio. I plugged it in, and it works perfectly. All it needed was a little dusting off. It was quite heavy to lug into the jeep and then into the carriage, but I managed to do it myself.
On friday, I caught the train down to the Stitches and Craft show in Brisbane. I booked in to do two classes whilst there. The lovely Kristie Banham of Rourke & Henry taught us how to make a sock monkey. Don't you love the packaging? I will post a photo of my monkey when I finish it.
The other class was how to make a button bracelet with Fiona Lech of dear fii. We all had so much fun making them. Thanks, Fii.
This last photo is of the raffle quilt our quilt group made. Shown here at our annual May fair. It is hand sewn using the english paper piecing method.