|Thank you for the scarf, Joanna.|
Yesterday I had great plans to do my weekly shopping in Perth, hurry back and stash the food, then leap on the bike and go to uni, to get on with my textile portfolio. As I came into Perth on the bus, we went past the exhibition centre, where the Perth Craft & Quilt show was on. So I got off the bus, and spent two and a half hours looking at everything. I bought some expensive (but lovely) random dyed thread in the colours of my portfolio, then looked at the quilt show. The quilts were fantastic. Very, very high quality work. Several featured australian plants. Did not have camera with me unfortunately. But even the official publicity material does not convey the fantastic-ness of seeing the quilts for real. The format of the show was similar to the UK Quilt show at the NEC, in Birmingham. But the Perth show was only one-tenth the size of the UK show - and much the better for it! There is far too much to see in the UK show: it's too hot; far too busy; far too noisy; and totally exhausting with virtually no seating. The Perth show was just right. Enough people to make it an event, and adequate space to be able to see the quilts and show stands.
So by the time I got back to the flat with my shopping, it was 1pm and I was exhausted. I had a little sleep and did some stitching at home. I was quite pleased with my achievements but it was not as much as I had planned! So, today, I must go to class and make up my portfolio.