We spent 4 1/2 days in Sydney. I taught a 2-day class to a very fine group of ladies at Material Obsession and I wrote a wonderful post about that experience – and my silly computer appears to have eaten it! Oh my.
I rarely have time in class to take photos but Kathy Doughty (owner of Material Obsession and a class participant) took some great shots and wrote wonderful things about the class on her blog. Click here to read and see.
It's really nice to make a good friend when traveling. I believe that Kathy is one. We had such a good time together. She took Steve and me on a beach walk to Bondi Beach. Here we are:
And here is one of the beaches we passed. Notice the surfers…
Real estate is valuable here and they use it all. Lots of windows are looking out at these great views of the water.
We walked in a lovely seaside cemetery. Each grave was set apart with stone or concrete walls. In most cases more than one person was buried in each grave site. The headstones noted everyone below. Now, this may not be what anyone else would think but I think that is a great use of space.
I took some wonderful photos at Material Obsession. They were in the post my computer ate. I wanted to put the photos here but I cannot find them!!! There are days when my computer makes me a little cranky. So, please do go to Kathy's blog. She posted a second post about the class (click here) and in it you'll see bits of her wonderful shop and some of the fantastic quilts from her Tuesday class.
I gave a lecture on color at Quiltsmith in Annandale, outside of Sydney. The quilters in the room were easy to talk to and had a variety of interesting questions afterward. I enjoy giving this lecture because people tell me how much they get from it.
Melinda Smith, who owns this fine shop, gave me a treat – a package of Australian candy! There is a nice variety of flavors and Steve and I are enjoying them. I am supposed to be giving up sugar so that I don't have to take medication for high cholesterol so I'm trying to just have a tiny bite each day. Australian candy is different. It seems less sugary – but perhaps that's my wishful thinking.
I have a collection of candy wrappers from my previous trips to both Australia and New Zealand. I want to use them in a quilt, but haven't yet. These will be added to the group.
Steve spent two days in Sydney when I was teaching and he came back with some good photos. Here are a few:
Luna Park is visible from Circular Quay. It's even better when viewed from a ferry. Aren't those eyelashes something!
The Opera House looks good from the ferry as well.
This is a grevilia that he saw somewhere along the way. It reminds me a a woman's hairdo from the 50s.
And this is something I spotted on a sidewalk near the beach that seems perfect for a Friday post…