Late last week I finally got around to dyeing some cross stitch linen.
Now I have been to known to procrastinate a little. You see there was a Craft and Wood Show on at the Claremont Showgrounds over the weekend. I was going to go then decided not to. Then Ian said we could go together on Sunday. In the meantime one of the sewing ladies offered to take me on Friday. I declined and said we were going on Sunday.
Anyway Sunday came and we left town in the soup pea fog at 9.00 am. First port of call was to see David at his rooms at Uni and drop some fresh Mandarin's and Oranges and other goodies to him.After a tour of his room which was very neat we left for the craft show. By this time we decided it was time for lunch so got some lunch and had to sit on the floor until a kind lady offered me a seat. Thanks so much for that. Then it was time for a wander around the show. I was mainly after some cross stitch fabric. I was at the Colours Down Under stall when I could hear someone asking me "Are you Bev?" "Yes" I said. It was Anthea and Tracee. You see I had my Sweet Liberty Handbag on my shoulder, that I finished making last week. Making your own bag has got its perks. It was great catching up with both ladies after emailing and reading their blogs. After chatting for a while it was back to shopping and this is what I purchased.
Then it was a wander around the quilt display and look at the woodwork. Some of this was amazing. I couldn't get over the price of some pieces of wood. I throw pieces of wood into the fire when I should be selling them to men.
After the show we called into see Ainsley and Julian for a much needed cuppa and chat. While we were there we got a call from Lucy who was in Perth for the weekend with some girlfriends. The car they were travelling in was broken down at the Midland Railway Station. We had given them a Battery Starter pack on the Saturday when they were leaving because Simmy had trouble with her car. Ian gave her instructions on how to work it and all three girls knew what to do with it. Anyway we drove to meet them at the Station at 4.00 pm. Got the car started and told Simmy to keep it revved up and we would follow her up the road. She was going home to Toodyay about 40 minutes drive from Midland. All was going well until her car stalled at the traffic lights at the Midland Gate turn off. We drove into the car park, leaving Lucy with Simmy and then we all pushed the car up the road into the car park, a total of several hundred long metres. We only had one car of hoon's toot at us, everyone else was kind. Simmy called her Mum and both she and her Brother drove down. In the meantime we decided to go into Midland Gate Shopping Centre and have a look around and I was in need of a coffee. No coffee, only takeaways as we close in 20 minutes said the woman at Muffin Break. No thanks I wanted a real cup. Lucy and Simmy were off looking at other shops and then Simmy realised that she didn't have the car keys. Ian and I walked back to see if she dropped them or if they were locked in her car. In the meantime we told them to go and buy a wire coat hanger to help open the car if we needed it. Sorry said the girl at Big W it is too close to closing time we have already done up our tills. Never mind that it was urgent. No more shopping at Big W with that attitude especially as Lucy and Simmy told her why they needed to buy them. The keys were locked in the car, so when Simmy's Mum and Brother arrived a trip up the road to Bunnings to buy a hanging basket hook. After much struggle we were able to get the door open. Then the new battery was fitted after things had been filed back to fit etc. Apparently the Alternator had gone so the battery was only charging a little, no lights etc. Simmy had a friend up the road where the car was left. So being that late we ordered Pizza from Caesars Pizza and finally got home at 7.30 pm. So you see we can fit a lot into a Sunday.
In case you are wondering we did ask Simmy on Saturday if she was in the RAC. No. By Sunday evening she was joining up as soon as she got home.
I am hoping for a quiet day today.