Saturday, 7 April 2012

Holiday packing

I finally made it to the end of term, which has been a long, tiring slog. My last day in work was Monday, and at 7am Tuesday we left for a holiday/conference in Oregon. Packing was a tad hectic!

Over the weekend I hunted through my stash to find a small project suitable to travel with, and decided on Heartstruck Friends by Midnight Stitching. I found all of the threads and a perfect piece of fabbie - mottled mauve by Jane Greenoff. And started stitching. Hmmmm. I finished the first one before we left!

I started the second piece on the transatlantic flight, and it's about 1/2 done:

The colours are more accurate in the bottom photo.

The weekend before we left it was Emma's birthday. Emma is a new convert to cross stitch, and especially loves the subversive cross stitch book and designs by Steotch. So I made her a scissor fob, and attached it to a lovely pair of scissors that I bought in Bruges last summer. I took a photo before I stitched it together, but forgot to take one of the finished article!

I've not stitched since we landed in Oregon, but I have fulfilled two life-long dreams.

To see the Pacific Ocean:

To paddle in the Pacific:

It was VERY cold, but fabulous!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely stitches!!! I hope you enjoy your trip. I've been in both oceans too which was a bucket list item for me.

Sue said...

Both designs look lovely! Happy Easter.

mollycaff said...

Cute designs! Brrr, that water does look decidedly chilly! Enjoy your holiday

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

It turns out I haven't managed either ocean! Just the North Sea, the English Channel, the Mediteranean Sea and the Malacca Strait in Malaysia.
The two hearts are very sweet, it's nice to have something little for your holiday. Hope you're having a great time.

Giovanna said...

Great projects! I hope you're having (or have had) a lovely trip.

milly said...


Just found your blog.

I love your holiday pics!
Your stitching looks great!

Sara said...

Love your snowmen! Glad you had a nice time in the US too, sorry it wasn't warmer for you.