Some more photos from my Sydney trip. I visited a quilter friend Geo (no blog) at her beach house in North Sydney. I met Geo in Bathurst and we have been friends ever since. You can see from the photo of her quilt and the way she decorates her home that it's a beach house. The colour scheme is blue and decorations are all sea related. I have been there a few times before, but each time I visited she would have a new quilt on the main wall.
I love this log-cabin quilt with boats and lighthouse. It makes you want to jump in and have a swim!
This is the main living room with all her blue furniture and floor cushion. Most of the books in the bookshelf are also sea related. I love being there. It gives me the feeling of peace and tranquility.
The wonderful Mr Geo was preparing our lunch when we arrived. I would call him a quilter's husband. He seems to be doing lunch every time I visited. Can you see the table setting is also blue! We had a lovely lunch out on the deck.
Geo on the left and Myra on the right. We are all ex-Bathurst friends. You might wonder why Geo wears pink? She is a big supporter of Pink ribbon and a driving force behind many charities for breast cancer.
The next day I met up with Terry another ex-Bathurst friend. Terry is now living in Sydney. Terry was a great guide for us because I don't know Sydney all that well. The only place I wanted to visit was a Japanese bookshop Kinokuniya in the Galleries Mall.
But we also went to Queen Victoria Building for browsing. Queen Victoria Building was built in 1898. This is an old building for a country that is only just over 200 years old.
I wanted to share this photo of my colleagues and I, taken at lunch time today. We had a farewell lunch for an Indian friend and in her honour we all came dressed in Saris. Five of us from 5 different countries. A true international community I am working with. From left Jocelyn, Nan, Wai Yoke, Nyi and Moi...! I do treasure an occasion like this. Saris are so delightful to wear. They are light, cool and comfortable. The only thing is we needed help putting them on!