What I love about Australia

Just arrived home and I wanted to share what I love about Australia.

Love the Sydney Opera House.

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Love Australians

So many friendly nice people

Love the Sydney Ballet

Meet Helen, we met her the first hour we arrived and she gave us a ticket to the Sydney Ballet. Helen saw us walking to buy tickets for a tour at the Sydney Opera house and she happened to have an extra ticket for the ballet and asked us if we would like to use it.  I bought myself a ticket and Riley and I were able to enjoy the ballet with her at the Sydney Opera House….Magical.DSC02153_JPG_600x600_q85

Love the Royal Botanical gardens by the Opera house.

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Love this lavender (leaf) tree, called a Jacaranda tree.  It flowers only in November…sooo great we got to see it.

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Love the arts and craft fair at The Rocks. Handmade crafts are alive and well in Australia.

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Love this vendor, Ruby and Crickette. (What a nice surprise to see our fabrics used at this market)

Debbie, owner of Ruby and Crickette, uses our laminates to make beautiful baby bibs and smocks.

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After Sydney, we took a detour to Cairns in Eastern Australia.  You can reach the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Love the Great Barrier Reef.

This was on my bucket list to see.  Absolutely incredible!!!

I saw 2 giant clams, which were about four feet long. So many different kinds of beautiful coral and fish, and a 4-5 foot long reef shark.

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Love the Daintree Rainforest and our Aboriginal guide. It was very interesting to peek inside a world I knew very little about.

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On to Melbourne…

Loved talking a little about Riley Blake Designs at the Australian Quilt Market.

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Love our team.

Riley, Cori, Sue and Shannon

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Loved how the booth turned out.

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Love these girls from Voodoo Rabbit (click here to visit their shop)….they have bought Riley Blake Designs fabric before and they were taken by the glasses in Geekly Chic. I bet you can see why.

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Check out this gentleman…he looks like the Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Phillip. I always wanted to meet someone from the Royal Family. He runs quilt market, and does a really nice job.

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Loved making new friends, this is Clare and her husband, Sam… and Clare has been making quilts out of our fabrics for quit a while.  She even had a quilt made out of our original All Star fabric line.

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More quilts by Clare feature below, Click here to view website.

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We were busy the entire 2 days.

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You can see 2 quilts in the corner made out of Prairie Rose, Sue’s new fabric range. It was a hit in Melbourne.

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Love all the people that stopped by.

   Thanks!

Click here if you want to get connected with Riley Blake Designs fabric in Australia.

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