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I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Holiday in Italy

Here are some photos of my holiday in Italy. We went on a 9 day coach tour visiting Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento and we also managed a brief visit to lake Garda on our way back. Rome was beautiful but now that I have visited it I have no urge to go again I found it very expensive and as for the Drivers it is very dangerous crossing the road in Italy.
This is St Peters in the Vatican. we were also lucky to go into the Sistine Chapel which was beautiful but a bit crowed with all the visitors.

This was the view from Sorrento across the bay to Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the background.

A view across the roof tops from Castel Sant'angelo.

Castel sant'angelo we claimed to the top the view across Rome was amazing.

This was at lake Garda.

The view from the Monastery of Montecassino.
This is me in blue I look bored! far from it this was the day we visited Pompeii and we are listening to the guide.


Trevi Fountain

Below is a Roman legionnaire if you have seen a previous picture I posted of a Viking Texting this is in the same Vein a Roman Smoking!

Friday, 4 June 2010

HOE LHN Exchange from a Stitching Angel

I am back from my holiday in Italy I have as yet to look at our photos so that I can share some with you we had a great time even if Hubby did get blisters the day we went to Rome!! I would definitely go to Italy again.
While we were away this is what I stitched in my spare moments when we were travelling around, I have also bought the pin cushion bed so all I need do now is make it up.
This is the 2nd ornament in the LHN Monthly ornament series I need to put the beads on yet. I have nearly completed the 3rd one.
I took part in the HOE LHN Exchange but unfortunately my partner did not complete the Exchange so Carol was kind enough to find a Stitching Angle to complete my Exchange her name was Melissa Cahill from the USA, she has made me a Tin finish which is beautiful the inside is covered in magnetic strip, I also received some goodies from both Carol and Melissa. I found this Exchange in the post when I came home from Holiday so it was a lovely surprise.