The weekend felt like it was over before it started. I guess that's what happens when you're busy and having a good time.
It was an early start Friday morning. Jan and Shelley were waiting for me just after 7.00am. We arrived in Melbourne and had to fill in time before set up. There was only one thing we could do - shop! So a little over an hour later we headed back to the Exhibition Centre with our shopping bags and a Christmas tree tucked under my arm.
Set up for Quilt Market is much quicker than the retail shows, but even then it was still done in record time. A big thank you to Jan and Shelley for all their help.
So with set up complete we were keen to hit the shops again. I can't remember when I last drove in the city at 4.30 pm on Friday so was totally unprepared for peak hour traffic! Yes I do know it will take longer, but 90 minutes; compared to 15 minutes Saturday morning. It did make me smile. We were very relaxed about it and enjoyed looking at the buildings. You see a lot more when you're at a standstill.
The plan was to make a couple of little bags to pop some hand cream in.
They took very little time and looked so pretty with the hand cream.
So there I was with the gifts made until the thought,
'Why not make coat hanger covers to match',
popped into my head.
It should have been easy sewing, but my machine didn't want to play! No matter how long I set the stitch length it did its own thing. Have you ever tried gathering a frill on a close to normal stitch length? Very frustrating! At one point I thought of scrapping the idea but was determined to finish them. I'm glad I did as my sister's-in-law were surprised and delighted to receive these unexpected gifts.