Sunday, April 30, 2017

An Inch on the Map......

......can mean miles!!
Walked the Opera area with an ice-cream and other tourists. 
 The famous shop is next to our hotel, popped in to find a a Lancome product for Emma.
 The magnificent glass dome roof.
 The store is worth visiting even if you don't buy anything.

The Opera House.
 The 7th floor has an outdoor viewing area looking over the city of Paris.

 The Louvre Pyramid
 Walked up a side street and found this lovely little park.
 After being up for close to 48 hours, came back to the hotel for a rest, then off to Sacre Cour for a visit. Walked the steps up, not a good idea after a couple of glasses of wine and dinner.
 View from the top.
 One of many bistros on the corner of each street.
Salmon Salad with garlic roasted chips. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A French Beginning.......

A long day...Melbourne-Hong Kong-Zurich-Paris.
 Over Sunbury as we took off.
 Flying over Darwin, an electrical storm in the distance, I wasn't quick enough to photograph the lightening in the cloud mass. Coming out the other side the colour was beautiful.
 Hong Kong Airport always has exhibitions displaying in the terminal. 

 This duck was made using 14,000 cans of food, to highlight Waste Not, Hunger Not.
The duck was made by Hong Kong Airport staff and was voted by the public as the best entry.

 This display was representing different Asian Industries.
 Textile Industry
 Shoemaking Industry
 Flying over Switzerland, Spring has not arrived as yet, -2 degrees when we landed. Thankfully we didn't have to exit the terminal. Paris welcomed us with 4 degrees.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Australasian Quilt Convention

I spent the afternoon at the AQC. It was extremely crowded when I arrived but cleared out by 2pm, which gave way to seeing the quilts etc without a crowd.
The majority of my time was spent chatting and catching up with others, a pleasant afternoon out of the rain. The first year I forgot to take photos of our beautiful Old Exhibition Building.
Good excuse to pay the Carlton Gardens a visit later on.

 My one and only purchase, $5 for hexagons cut from old blankets. To be cut and used for my Paper Felting class at Winter School. I loved the old swap card, can remember swapping with friends at school during recess and lunchtimes.
 Saw this quilt "TRUE BLISS" by Sonya Prchal and thought of Tanya in Japan, who loves cats.

 "ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE" by Gloria Loughman.
Designed by the Architect Harry Seidler for his parents and built in 1949.
The house was very futuristic and modern for Australia at that time.

 Stunning quilt. "BLING" made by Katherine Jones, Tasmania.
Inspiration from a princess cut diamond.

 "LINCOLN" made by Kim Soper, Huntington, New York, USA

 "Quilts from Mexico", 2 that I loved.
A quilt exchange with the Quilters of Mexico.

Quilts from Korea

 My friend Jeanette supplies me with Gingko leaves from her tree.
I asked for some to dry for my paper felting class and yesterday she kindly gave me a surprise bag of others.
 Please remind me of the name of these Jeanette?
Mulberry leaves.
 In Seoul, South Korea we ate our BBQ meats wrapped in the green leaves. I did not know until our visit that they can be eaten by humans, thought they were solely for silk worms.