Wednesday seems to be always such a busy day, but today was more than busy. It was hectic. Started out by sorting out all of the dealer bookings coming in for the 2015 show. Although the show is still 6 months away the hall is almost 40% booked. Then a quick trip to Vin Moulds at Carina to pick up the raffle prize. Once again Vin has been a great supporter of our club by donating a gold ring for the raffle prize. Tony Wheate’s round cut pink tourmaline looks absolutely stunning. If anyone is looking to have a favourite stone set in a special setting then Vin is highly recommended. After returning to the club I spent some time preparing copies of outdoor stall forms for Scott Bell to take to Bribie this Saturday. Bribie Island gem show is always nice and laid back (with free admission). Other activities that I noticed going on around me included Tom Power unsuccessfully trying to start the mower, Carol South up to her elbows in mud and grit sorting out the tumbler. Carol is busy tumbling about 6 kgs of offcuts and small stones ready for sale at our gem show. So far the tumbler has run for several weeks unattended in the store room. The first batch should be out of the polish next week. Peter Smith and Laraine Power were busy assembling and burnishing the sterling silver bracelet which will also be used as a raffle prize. Tony Wheate has cut 9 small cabs of lapis lazuli and the first fitting today shows that this is going to be a stunning raffle prize; made all the more special because several members have contributed to the manufacture.
And of course the highlight of Wednesday is always morning tea when Lola provides her home baking. Today’s offering was anut berry crumble on a tea cake. It must have been good as there wasn’t any left when I got back from Vin Moulds.