Monday, 30 January 2006

Not going to the Quilt Convention

So Mum rang me on Saturday morning with "did you know that there's a quilt convention on at the exhibition centre? And they've got a collection of antique Amish quilts on show." I had been vaguely aware that the AQC was approaching, but I've had other quilting issues on mind so had pushed it to the back blocks of the grey matter. I told mum that I would go and check it out over the weekend (I went last year, and the quilts on show are always worth seeing).

Saturday was pretty busy (yarn shopping at Wondoflex, plant shopping at the Kmart Garden Centre, changing out of wet clothes after getting caught in torrential downpour at same said garden centre, catching up with S who has put the last of the wedding-visiting-rellies on a plane to SL and then M's hens night) so I planned to go on Sunday. I toyed with whether to catch the train in or drive and the comfort of my car won the day - trains only run half as often on Sunday, and there's always plenty of parking at Jeff's Shed. So I cruised on into town - Jeff's Shed car park full. Casino (over the road) - car park full. Street parking - 1 hour limits. The nearest I could find was parking at the arts centre, but if you'll excuse the pun, I couldn't be arsed hoofing from there to the exhibition centre in high humidity. So I went home again.

Research today has shown that as well as the AQC, there was also a travel expo and a Pool & Spa expo. Plus it was Chinese New Year and the men's final at the tennis. But really, it was only 11am. Hmph!

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