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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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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lagos Farewell

We had to say goodbye to Lagos today ... after a gorgeous 6 days of relaxation, sunshine and swimming ...


We had to walk along the cliff top and down to our beach ... good exercise ...


Our hotel was beautiful ....


We finally enjoyed the birthday champagne and when we asked for them to chill it they bought us more beautiful cake ...


The coastline around Lagos is spectacular .... David had camped here 40 years ago and always said he would bring me back here ...


We enjoyed wandering around the old town too ...


Food has been amazing ...


That would be my salad and his pizza ...


Last night we enjoyed dinner down at the beach restaurant and captured the sunset on the way home ....


In Faro now and heading to Barcelona early in the morning ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lagos, Portugal

We are now in Lagos, Portugal enjoying a well earned relax at the beach .... after 300km walking I think my feet deserve a rest ... and this is beautiful ....


It was my birthday the day we arrived and I was very spoiled with beautiful flowers, a cake and French champagne on arrival ... all organised by David ...



The weather has been perfect and we loved our little boat trip through the grottos of Lagos ...





We had a great time in our little boat going in and out of all the beautiful grottos ! 


Then a walk down the steps to Camilo Beach which was beautiful ...


We are enjoying great seafood and spectacular salads ...




And still managing lots of walking around the headlands and down to the gorgeous beaches ...


And some pretty good sunsets too ...


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Santiago

We finally walked the last couple of days into Santiago de Compastella ... through the rain ....





The Cathedral is being worked on ... hence all the scaffolding ...


A hot shower was required and then a delicious lunch to celebrate ...



We had a nice day relaxing with a foot massage and a wander around the old town ....




The Cathedral is spectacular ...



And now we are heading to a beach to relax ....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Walking Days

We have had a great few days heading toward our end destination of Santiago de Compostela ....


We have called in to many of the beautiful small churches along The Way ...


Happy to be walking in the fresh country air .... David ... 


Lovely old bridges spanning rivers and creeks ....



We have been carrying a drink bottle from our village and taking fun photos of the wayward drink bottle along The Way ...



Lots of beautiful scenery ...


And a little bit of rain too ...



I've come to the conclusion walking gear will never be a fashion statement ...


And we are a one day walk out of Santiago now so looking forward to tomorrow ....


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

From Sarria

Yesterday we were back into the walking .... 24 from Sarria to Portomarin ... it was like walking through the English countryside .... little laneways lined with hedges and very green ....




Today we walked 26km in warm sunshine from Portomarin to Palas del Rei ... another lovely walk ...


Beautiful old churches everywhere ...



We came across this lovely old character with his preferred mode of transport ...


Another great day on the Camino ...




And then we arrived at our little hotel to find these lovely bathroom tiles ... all hexies ....


And some cross stitch on the wall today too ...