This was the sign that greeted us this morning as we arrived at the Exhibition Centre car park to attend Australian Quilt Market. A very "officious" attendant also told us we could not enter. And there are NOT car parks in abundance in the centre of Melbourne, so after a bit of driving further to find a park, and a LONG walk back to the exhibition centre, we found this sign had been removed and the attendant letting people into the car park!! (I think I have had enough exercise in one day to last me a month!!)
We had a lovely morning checking out what was offered by the traders, and here we are with our (mostly mine!!) purchases. There is more than this, which will be freighted straight to my house.
Met up with lots of quilters that I knew, including Susan, http://grannysmithquilting.blogspot.com.au/, whose blog I read.
This is a photo of what was in the bags, and hopefully you will see some turn up in future "Pick-a-Case" Mystery retreats. And I might say that it weighed quite heavy on the LONG walk back to the car, (although I did not have to carry much, as DD3 to the rescue!)
After we left AQM, I thought that we were headed for a coffee place, and then DD3 stopped outside this place. I had told her that I have been recently watching the series of The Block and asked her where it was. So we went to see it, although we could not get inside.
After a brief time back home, we all headed out for an evening meal of fish and chips, and the best place around apparently is this cafe that was a 15 minute drive away. The place was packed, and people were waiting for tables, which is a good indication that the food was good. And it was, although I needed a container to take home what I could not eat.
Photo taken outside while we were waiting the more than half hour for a table to be available, and all the while being able to smell the fish and chips!!
Blessings, From Jude