Monday, 31 October 2011

Back with a finish!

Sorry for the delay since my last post.  I have had a busy few weeks and stitching has taken a bit of a back seat. However, I can report that I have a finish.  Warm Water Wash from Raise the Roof Designs.

This was stitched on 28 ct Glacier by Picture This Plus with the recommended overdyed floss from Crescent  Colours. The buttons are from Just Another Button Company.  The whole thing came in kit form from The Nimble Thimble.

Last week was half term here in the UK so we spent a few days in Amsterdam.  Here are some pictures.

We visited a few interesting places including the Dutch Resistance Museum, The House of Bols, a must for anyone who likes cocktails.  Here is a picture of me trying to identify one of the 36 different types of Bols liqueur.

We also visited Amsterdam's Extracold Ice Bar where we had to wear really thick coats and gloves to have a drink in a bar where the walls, seats, tables and bar and even the glasses we drank out of were made out of ice.  This is a shot of the normal bar before you go in.

Don't get me wrong the two days we spent in Amsterdam were not spent in bars.  We did find this gem of a cafe/restaurant in Amsterdam's Central Station.

This week it is back to White Nights. I know I've been saying this for a bit but this week it's going to happen.

Happy stitching


Bekca said...

Glad to see you blogging Jen :) What a great finish, I love the bright colours. It looks like you had a fab time in Amsterdam. Looking forward to seeing White Nights, best wishes.

Carolyn NC said...

Cute finish - and looks like a fun trip!

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a cutie little design you stitched there. It looks great. And it was fun to look at your pictures from Amsterdam.

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Jen, your photos are gorgeous!!! Amsterdam is just lovely. I really love the bridge shots. And grats on the cute lil finish. It's lovely too. Are you gonna frame it?

grannyanne said...

Great finish and pics. Now back to WK. Happy stitching