Now that the weather has lost its summer sting there are just so many things on that nearly every weekend sees us doing something fun.
This weekend started out with a visit to “Bathex” at the local showground. This is a collectors fair which is run every three years. There are minerals, stamps, coins, military collectables and lots of other collections. My best friend displayed her pink depression glass. We have fun collecting, me with my green and she with the pink. The pink is often more decorative than the green, which seems to be a bit more utilitarian and plain.
There was a huge collection of old fund raising tin lapel pins.
I really liked this collection, as I have a few oldies on display in our living room. They mainly have been given to me by my mother-in-law, who found them occasionally at op shops.
They are in my “Little Cabinet”. This displays a myriad of little bits and pieces we have picked up over the years.
You will also be able to see other interesting flea market finds here.
Next I popped around to Anni’s shop to meet up with the Club Quilt girls from Narromine. (Of course, I forgot to take a photo.) I had previously met Peg and Dale and was delighted to finally meet Fiona. We have a second common interest in motorcycling with our hubbies and will see each other again in a few weeks on a bike run. The girls were delighted with Anni’s shop, rightly so, as it is gorgeous. I made a few purchases, but I will have to show you another day.
After that, we headed down to Sydney for a surprise 50th for one of Mick’s school mates, who is also a fellow Ulyssian. His family did very well, as it was a total surprise to him and we all had a great night.
Today, seeing as we were already in Sydney, we decided to visit the Caravan and Camping show at Rosehill Racecourse. It is a few years since we have attended this event, and it has grown heaps. Boy, was it busy. I’d hate to be trying to decide which caravan or camper trailer to buy, there are so many variations available. We did decide, however, that we wouldn’t swap our new camper for anything we saw. Phew!
It was perfect autumn weather on the weekend and the trees are starting to change colour on the mountains.
We had our first frost here last Tuesday, but going on the forecast and the beautiful sunset this evening on the way home, the weather is to be in the mid 20s for most of this week, so we won’t be needing the fire on again for a little while.
Obviously, no sewing happened this weekend, but we will try to remedy that in the next few days.