Saturday, August 21, 2010

Canberra to Bathurst, AU

Melissa and I had a wonderful few days off in Canberra. My friend Joc and her husband Rollo took such good care of us. We learnt a great deal about the history of Canberra and visited many wonderful places.
At the moment there is a wonderful aboriginal art exhibit 'The Canning Stock Road' at the National Museum of Australia. www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions Melissa and I could have spent the whole day there. It was so interesting and the paintings were fascinating.
This is the view of Canberra from Mt Ainsley. It was fabulous to see the whole city.
The trees in Australia remind me of South Africa. I just love the shapes and shades of the bottle trees and all the gum trees that cover Australia.
We had a lovely drive from Canberra to Bathurst. The Big Merino was in Goulburn. I had to take a picture of it as I am so passionate about wool.
The old homes with ironwork in Goulburn were fabulous. Very inspirational!
We were also very fortunate to watch a wallaby and three kangaroos down at the river feeding. They were fabulous to watch.
The next three days I will be teaching at Hatched and Patched in Bathurst. It is owned by Anni and Peter Downs who are just delightful.
Love from down under.
Sue

7 comments:

  1. OH, how wonderful..The colors and ornate work on the buildings were fab.It looked cold, I guess they are having winter?? I love Anni's work and am doing a workshop, my first with her pincushion pattern, the mushroom one she did at Nundle? Keep sending us pictures as we feel as though we were with you. Love the Roos..
    Maggey

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  2. What wonderful photos of your trip and so many sights, natural and man made, for creative ideas.

    Debbie

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  3. Great pics! I feel like I'm taking a little vacation myself. And the inspiration from those tree shapes and the ornate iron work...I can see it in wool already...new quilts from you! And the sheep statue...OMG...it's HUGE! I may have to print and frame for my little studio! LOL! Thanks so much Sue!

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  4. I suppose it would be futile to ask you to hold still? Uh-hmmm. Bottle trees - cool. What will they think of next?

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  5. Hi Sue and Melissa. It has been fun following you two on your walkabout through Australia. What a wonderful adventure and the work that is coming from your classes are both beautiful and inspiring. Safe travels home, can't wait to hear more details.

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  6. Thank you Sue and Melissa for the wonderful day in Melbourne with you. I have come home full of inspiration and am still overwhelmed by all your beautiful work. Hope you have a safe trip home and get over your cold quickly.
    Sue-Anne xxx

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