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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

Something to remember ...

"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

Canvas Biscornu

Canvas Biscornu

Embroidered Garland

Embroidered Garland

Recently finished ....

Recently finished ....
Natures Journey

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Stitching

I have been stitching and getting my Stitching in the Hills project ready for our Retreat in mid October!!  Not a lot of time for other stitching although I did sew together this little scissor pocket from a Sue Hawkins design which I stitched whilst travelling ....




All I had to do was stitch up the centre seam and insert the felt .... and it seemed to take ages !!!!


And then I picked up my new glasses and it all fell into place easily !! I didn't realise my eyesight was so bad until I put my new glasses on !! 


We have just had a lovely weekend looking after Jed while Ash Tim and Clay went to a wedding up the coast ....


We went to the zoo and fed the giraffes !! 


And he particularly liked the fact that Chelsea and Kye were there to share in the fun too !!



Stripes were the order of the day !!


And in the middle of a busy few weeks back at work it was lovely to receive this photo from our skipper in Croatia of us all having a swim in the middle of nowhere!!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Back to Italy and home

It was very hard to get off the boat and leave the beautiful clear blue waters behind ....


We all look happy here but we weren't too happy to leave all this ....


We then hired a car and drive from Zadar down to Split, stopping off at Trogir ... An old UNESCO heritage listed town which was lovely ... With s spectacular dinner as the sun went down ...



Then we flew back to Rome and had a night and day before flying out for Tokyo en route to home ...,


Our accommodation had a rooftop terrace overlooking a small but lively square in the Trastevere area ... Amazing ...


A morning at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel was beautiful and incredibly stunning ...


The floors were great tiled patterns too ...



One last coin tossed in the Trevi Fountain  with my sister ....



And then headed for home ....


Monday, August 29, 2016

Croatia


More beautiful weather and even more spectacular places to visit ....


Swimming in such gorgeous clear blue water .... 



This was coffee with a view ....


David cooling off ...,



Only a few more days .... Then it's back to reality ......

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Croatia



We are now sailing in Croatia .... Wifi is intermittent .... But here are some photos .....


The weather is perfect ....


Our parking spot at lunchtime ....


We have pulled into some great little restaurants ....



Food is wonderful ... 


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sienna, San Gimignano and Montepulciano

Had a day out yesterday driving through the Tuscan countryside took us to three gorgeous towns ....


Enjoying morning tea with the gang in San Gimignano ....


Lovely to show David the beautiful town of San Gimignano .... I was last here with my mother 5 years ago ....


Delicious fruit tarts ....



Amazing churches ...


Sienna ....




Montepulciano was amazing too ....



Heading back home we captured the beautiful hillside town of Cortona where we are staying ....


And cranked up the outdoor pizza oven and created our dinner !



Another spectacular Tuscan sunset .... And a cool drink with my sister ....


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cortona, Italy

We are now in a villa in Cortona in Tuscany .... very much out of the pages of "Under the Tuscan Sun" .....




We are with my sister and her husband and family and some of their friends.  They are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and I was Wendy's bridesmaid and Pete was Greg's best man!   Such a great way to celebrate!!  That's my sister in orange with her husband Greg and David and I together with Peter and his wife Lisa .... On our way to a beautiful dinner last night !! 





The gardens are full of olive trees and beautiful flowers ....


The wine and food is amazing ....




And the closest I have come to stitching is finding this beautiful old machine in an eye ware shop ...


The sunflowers are amazing too ....


Resting and relaxation are the order of the day .... Although we did walk to the top of the hill today .... one hour uphill... to walk off some of those lovely pastries they do so well here !!