The next big adventure was to judge the CWA Crazy Cozy Competition in Exeter.
Ah the life of a Queen!
No not Exeter, England. Exeter in New South Wales.
This gorgeous felted fellow, Pot-a-roo by Melinda Binkens of Kiama Downs, won first prize in the Novelty/Fantasy section.
In a room of 400 cosies! Pot-a-roo beamed at me, shouting "Pick me. Pick ME!" And well it is pretty damn clever don't you think? And funny.
Lucky the other cosy judge, Jane Cush, Golbourn Regional Gallery director, chose it too. Lucky for her!
Entered by the CWA Berry Branch. Congratulations girls!
It is just so luscious and pretty and practical and... deserving.
And here is moi in my (eccentric) knitted flapper hat and Melbourne coat to prove it.
Why is it a 'Melbourne' coat I hear you ask.
Because it is BLACK and LONG (ask any Melbournite) and oh aw-rite, I bought it in Melbourne.
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There were pipers and polies (rooting around in her handbag there) and pink ladies, representing those who have lived with cancer.....
....which is after all the purpose of the entire event....
....to raise money for nursing care for women suffering breast cancer in regional Australia.
The women of the CWA (Country Women's Association) raised more than $15,000
How FABULOUS is that!
Ah but like the notice says...
MUSIC MUST CEASE BY 12 MIDNIGHT
And it did.
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