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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, 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 !!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sydney to Italy

Here we are in Florence after an overnight stopover in Tokyo, an overnight in Rome and now a couple of days in Florence !


Here are the men all ready for a traditional Japanese dinner .... Which was delicious !


We were in Narita across the road from a beautiful temple .... Not very far from the airport ! 


I did a little bit of stitching on the plane .... The food and service on Finnair from Japan to Helsinki was amazing!   Even the menu looked gorgeous! 


We arrived in Rome late and desperate to walk after being on planes for far too long we headed off to visit the Trevi Fountain ... Threw another coin in so we can come back again!! 


An early morning walk around Rome as the sun was coming up over the spectacular buildings ....


A beautiful warm sunny day in Rome before we caught the late afternoon train to Florence ....



We have had another great day reacquainting ourselves with Florence .... Such a beautiful city ....





The old doorways are beautiful ...



We all had a great lunch today .... And another stunning old door in the background ....


And here is a colourful bunch of flowers in a market stall that caught my eye .... I have taken lots of photos .... Far too many to share ...


Tomorrow we head down to a villa in Tuscany for a week .... More photos to come !!