Monday, October 1, 2012

Royal Melbourne Show

Today a friend and I attended the Royal Melbourne Show.  It is years since I have been there and it was very pleasant.  We had no children with us and were able to do what we wanted, at a pace that suited us.

Our first port of call was the Arts and Crafts hall. We looked at the quilts first.  Some of them had an amazing amount of work in them, hand sewn, hand quilted and hand embroidered.  There were also beautiful ones made using sewing machines, of course.

 Other handcrafts that caught our attention were not part of the competitions but display only.

See video of making this here.
The embroideries, cross-stitch pieces and needlework tapestries were gorgeous too.  I decided to just enjoy them and not try to take a lot of photos.

We spent hours at the show, looking at the animals, watching the dressage and horse jumping, the working dog demonstrations, visiting the animal nursery (where the animals were walking around amongst the people), visiting (and tasting) the produce of Victoria Halls.  All in all, a very enjoyable and relaxing day.


Vicki Miller said...

It's been years since I've been, too. I had forgotten it was on in September. I keep saying I'll go and never get around to it. Oh well maybe next year. Great pics.

Mary said...

Thanks Vicki, I thought it finished on the Sunday but then found out it is on till tomorrow, so had the chance to attend.

parlance said...

I went to the Show this year for the first time in decades and it was great. Loved the pics of the chairs, BTW.

Mary said...

Thanks Parlance, the chairs looked very inviting, except for the one with the flowers running across them - they looked rather bumpy.