Textiles, trains and markets so splendid.

Suddenly the rains came down with force. It was torrential and keeping track of 19 people was challenging. We all ended up absolutely soaked to the skin despite our of our brollies.

The water poured off awnings and umbrellas and then began to rise from the ground so we splashed our way back to the train station.

We held an impromptu show and tell at the boat station to the amusements of the passers by. However, they are unaware of our passion for fabric, bargains, jewelry and clothes.

Tracking down Textiles in Bangkok.

We designed on the spot. Discussing at length how the patterns and colors would be suitable for the fabric chosen. Roll upon roll of beautiful fabric was displayed in the low tables and the colors took your breath away.

It made me think.

15 little kids in pink shirts all sitting in the back of a pickup on a school outing…made me think. It wasn't the only pickup… there were about 10 of them. An entire family on a motorbike…. made me think. The politeness of the average person in the street… made me think. The devotion to…


Darn it… Yesterday I downloaded my photos, and Iphoto crashed… I have all the photos on Ipad with the exception of yesterday but…its frustrating… Apple says I have to ring them… but that's a bit hard from Thailand.!!! Oh well, I guess I'll work something out. I've managed to get these photos done. My poor…

Amazing Designs

The majority of people who read my blog are quilters, or at least people interested in color, design and creativity. So this blog is for you today.   Images are in a separate album A few months ago I shared photos of a building in Sydney that had the most wonderful tiles on the floor….

Capturing the day update.

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Home at last.

I left Bangkok yesterday. Excited at the prospect of going home. I collected yet another pair of pyjamas from Mr Qantas. He gives them to you to sleep in on the plane… this time I kept them in plastic and gave them to Callie. It's worth the trip to get the jamas. As I write…

OOOh, the bags are packed again. I don't leave here until evening, but I need to get an early start photographing tomorrow… I left it too late today to go to the flower market, too much procrastinating. I was happy with the trip on the river though…. I used my BIG lens, and it's heavy…