Sunday, 2 September 2012

A couple of finishes

We got back from our honeymoon on Friday and have spent the weekend at 'The Railway'.  As I will explain later our holiday involved quite a lot of train travel!

Before we went away I was able to make up the Wedding Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree.

I also finished the Black Snowman from Shepherd's Bush.

I made more progress on Charmed Hearts also by Shepherd's Bush.

As I said before our Honeymoon involved a lot of train travel.  We went from London to Venice on the Orient Express staying at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel the night before we caught the train.  The former Midland Hotel had be derelict for many years and after a massive refurbishment re opened last year.  This is a link to pictures on Google images

Here are some of our pictures. Firstly, the main reception.

One of the restored corridors in the old part of the hotel

The Orient Express waiting at Calais

Two of the dining cars

The bar car and yes, that is a baby grand piano!

This was our hotel in Venice, on the Grand Canal.

We spent three nights in Venice before starting to make our way home, by train, stopping for a night in Milan and three nights in Paris. This is the fountain in the square where our Paris hotel was.

The train journey from Milan to Paris was quite long so I was able to do some stitching.  This is called 'Hand wash only' and comes as a kit from The Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph.  There are four in the series.

It's back to work tomorrow I get the feeling that this year I'm going to be bringing even more work home than usual but I am determined to do some stitching every day so it's White Nights until it's finished!

Happy stitching!


grannyanne said...

Congrats on the finishes. I am quite envious about your honeymoon.I am sure you had a wonderful time. I look forward to seeing more of your sewing this autumn.

Lisa said...

Lovely stitching there Jen & the honeymoon looks wonderful.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! What a honeymoon!♥

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous honeymoon photos! I love your Wedding Quadrielle as well.

Justflo said...

Lovely pics. Looks Ab. Fab.

your sewing is beautiful great finishes.

Shame about the 'work' bit though.

Still looking forward to seeing 'White nights' finished. Then the Santa Skirt Ho, Ho, Ho,

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Jen!
Your honeymoon looks amazing. What a lovely trip. Thanks for sharing the pics!

J.M.Cornwell said...

Lovely work and wonderful honeymoon. I wouldn't mind a trip on the Orient Express and staying in Venice for a few days.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What an amazing honeymoon! I love long train journeys and that one is certainly a luxurious way to travel.

Your quadrielle is beautiful too, the perfect memento of your day.

Maureen said...

Thanks for sharing the pics - your honeymoon looks fab. What a relaxing way to travel round Europe.

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful honeymoon trip this must have been. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love to make trips sitting on my chair and following other bloggers' pictures.