November 25, 2010

More Photos from Sydney Trip

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! 


12 comments:

Karen said...

I like the sailboat & lighthouse quilt. I can tell that it fits right in with the decor.

Simone de Klerk said...

The pictures give a lovely impression of the wonderful time you had!

deanna7trees said...

so glad you had a fun time meeting up with old friends. i just love all of your workmates in saris--so beautiful.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Sounds like you've been having a great time.

Jacky said...

Nat you all look so wonderful in your sari's...what a great treat for your friend.

Your Sydney trip looks wonderful (did you buy any more books at the Japanese Book Shop?). Nice to catch up with old friends! Lovely to see all of the photos.

Jacky xox

Maree: said...

Lovely Post being an ex-Sydneysider I always love seeing bits & pieces again..Lovely beach House & You all look Great in your Saris...Sounds like you had a Nice Trip...
cheers

QuiltSue said...

I love the log cabin quilt. You all look great in saris too.

Janet said...

You ladies look cute in the saris! I hope you enjoyed the bookshop. Your friends house looks lovely and inviting.

Terry said...

Cycling Sydney and Saris you have had a busy few days. Have fun at the opening!

Photos please?

Kim D. said...

Thanks for sharing the photo's of your trip. It looks like a great time spent with friends. Love the photo of you all lined up in you Saris.

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

I do love your friend Geo's home,very inviting and blue is such a smart colour to decorate with. My the photo of you all in Sari's is so fun,and bright. The smiles on everyone's face shows happiness.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Nat...we are just back after being away!!! What a cool post...lovely to see Geo again and her beach house!!! Your saris are very bright and beautiful too...Dzintra♥x

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