Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Holiday Stitching

On Friday 1 April we broke up for the school's 'Easter Holiday', more appropriately renamed the 'Spring Holiday' as we have gone back to school before Easter has happened.

Time was spent between home, my BF's home, 'The Railway' and our holiday destination. Anyway, good excuse to start something new!  Although at 'The Railway' my Tuscan Gardens UFO did get some work done on it.

The first, yes first, new start was Just Nan's Spring Frills Humbug.

Now because this involves quite a few floss colours it was not suitable for taking abroad, well that's my excuse, so my holiday stitching was Trick or Treat from Shepherd's Bush.  The holiday consisted of flying to Munich and staying there for two nights then travelling by JetRail to Budapest for a three night stay before flying back home.  Although I had my stitching with me I didn't do any on the flight out. The first opportunity I had was on the train journey between Munich and Budapest, which lasted seven hours.  But disaster, so so it seemed, I had forgotten to pack a hoop!  Luckily Trick or Treat is stitched on Permin linen, which, if anyone has used it, is like stitching on cardboard so I was able to stitch 'in hand', not my favourite method. Anyway the results don't look too bad.

Here are a few photos from the holiday. Firstly Marienplatz in Munich followed by the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest and the view from Budapest's Citadel.

I hope everyone has a great Easter break.  I'm off to try and finish my two new starts!

Happy stitching!


Bekca said...

Wow, it looks like you had a great trip Jen. Your stitching looks wonderful, even if you didn't have a hoop :) I'm enjoying the easter break too, but still managing to get a little bit of revision done. Happy stitching to you.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Lovely photos from your trip.

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching, great new starts.

I've been to 'Marienplatz' in Munich(many years ago...40 something)

Great pictures, so glad you had a good break, it looks as though you were lucky with the weather as well.

Looking forward to seeing some finishes soon How about 'White Nights (Ho Ho Ho !!)

grannyanne said...

Great stitching. You only forgot the hoop, I forgot the needle! Lookong forward to seeing your prigress.

Blu said...

Lovely stitching!

Great photos. They look amazing.

Rhona said...

Great stitching - especially without the hoop!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely photos and finishes!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your stitching looks great, love the photos.