Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wedding #2 for 2011

My God Daughter was married in Sydney on 13th August.  What a perfect excuse for a trip to Sydney - my home town.  And  I made a looong weekend of it too.
Friday I was collected by one of my old Sydney Sewing Friends and she very kindly drove me here and there.  Firstly lunch at her favourite spot in Kings Cross.  Walter (the owner) has won awards for his cooking endeavours in the past and also for his coffee decorations!  Here is my special coffee.

Saturday was the wedding - a lovely day - sunshine and  no wind.  The bride looked wonderful!  The groom looked pretty good too.

My present to them was this quilt - a big one for snuggling under when watching TV. 
(The picture was taken with the quilt on the hotel bed - hence the lump down the middle.)

And a special label.

Sunday was the City to Surf race - and as I was staying in Rushcutters Bay - I was trapped til lunchtime.  Sunday was wet and cold but it didn't stop the runners - and I have never seen so many different coloured joggers in one place.  This was the view from my hotel window.

Fortunately the light was good enough for me to do some stitching.  (Lucky I had it with me??)

Sunday night was a catch up with the rest of my Sydney Sewing friends - great to see them and their latest show & tells.  And a lovely dinner was included.

Monday I was lucky enough to have my brother drive me around for a Patchwork shop hop.  I visited Quiltsmith, Logans Patchwork, Lyns Fine Needlework, Craft Depot and Sewrite.  Helped the Sydney economy to keep going (a bit).  The range of fabrics in most of the shops was huge compared to most of our Brisbane shops, it was hard not to buy heaps.

Monday night I had to return home - but I am on holidays so it's not so bad.  Details of how I spent a large portion of the rest of my holiday to follow!!!  (Really good sewing stuff.)
Fortunately I do not have any more weddings on the horizon!