Saturday, August 29, 2009

Let’s Go To The Ex!

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, I’ve just been very busy.  I had to work full time last week and I thought I would spare you the moaning that I do when that happens.

Last weekend my girlfriends Ursula, Chris and I went to the Canadian National Exhibition – fondly known as ‘The Ex’.  I haven’t been there for 27 years – Sandra was in a stroller the last time we visited so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

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We had a ball!  In fact, Ursula (on the right) spent so much she ended up buying a cart on wheels as her arms were killing her carrying it all.

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We saw sand sculptures, rock sculptures, flowers and lots and lots of vendors.

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These looked like a type of African Violet but none of them had any blooms and I don’t they they ever bloom.

We watched demos on Sham Wows, saw more mops than you could ever use in a lifetime, we had our jewelry cleaned, had a mini-makeover, had our feet massaged and tried hot pads to ease the pain in our shoulders.  We came to the conclusion that we are pushovers when it comes to a good sell – hence the reason for the shopping cart.

There has been absolutely nothing quilty going on, except in my dreams.


Bunny said...

I haven't been there in years my youngest said the other day I want to go get some tiny donuts at the EX LOL then she said Oh no you will drag me everywhere looking at sewing machines LOL.
Love the new African Violet wonder what the bloom looks like.
It sure sounds like you had fun.

Rian said...

Looks like you gals had a fine time. That African Violet could be a pretty cool quilt (piecing) pattern.

Jackie said...

The sand sculpture and plants are wonderful. Looks like a great time with great friends!