“Dear Rita – Thank you very much for entering the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015. We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a finalist in the competition. We invite you to submit your work ‘ Wheels of Time ‘ between Monday 30th September and Friday 23rd October 2015 to Narryna Heritage Museum.”
husband, daughter and i spent an enjoyable (if very hot) few hours at the annual steamfest event today, in the ‘mural town’ of sheffield
husband was keen to see vintage steam engines and vintage cars so we let him go off on his owndaughter and i alternated between finding shady places to cool off and looking at all the displays, including one by the sheffield spinners
there was even a toy story bouncy castle, but we resisted the temptation to have a go (it was too hot)a steam train ran regularly, taking passengers who were waiting at the historic railway station (unfortunately i omitted to photograph them)i learned that tasmanian fine ice creams are absolutely delicious (i had the lemon cheesecake flavour)
we saw a few people in historic costumewe browsed through a wide variety of market stalls, including a display by the local collectibles club (husband had rejoined us at this stage)
lots of vintage machinery (many in working order) were on show, including this ‘mystery object’, which we thought might be a grain thresher
i couldn’t resist buying a rustic little wooden birdhouse to use as a prop in my gallery, which my daughter ‘carried’ for meall in all, it was a great day!