Thursday, 13 June 2013

I'm Back with Spanish Stashy Goodness !!!!!

Well, after a twenty eight hour coach trip (I don't like to fly so we went by coach) I am back in the U.K. I've actually been back a few days but only now starting to feel like I am returning to normal. Don't really know if there is such a thing as coach-lag but I definitely needed a couple of days of rest before feeling that I was 'back' if you know what I mean. We had the most wonderful time. After the major storm on the first day the weather was gorgeous, it didn't get too hot (the sea was far too cold to go in) which was just perfect for my mum and I. The place itself (Tossa de Mar) was absolutely lovely. It wasn't overcrowded, and it was a quiet place without being boring, which was just perfect to relax and chill out in. Plus there was a medieval castle to look at on the beach !!!!!!!! I miss waking up and seeing a castle !!!!!!

When there I was still looking out for Stitchy stuff and got a couple of items. At a local 'tabac' I found two 'Punto de Cruz' magazines. Having looked through them there are a couple of nice designs in them but they don't seem as 'modern' as their British counterparts. On the Monday we went to a market in Blanes and had a good look at all the stalls. There were three sewing related ones and I got two lovely pieces of dressmaking fabrics, buttons and some Presencia threads (that I believe are made in Valencia). I also bought my most favourite souvenir. A mini tin Singer sewing machine model. It is gorgeous and looks great on my sewing table. The little components open to store bits in. In behind is a cushion I bought from work before I left, I thought it was cute with the buttons on ...

I have also had another crazy finish, I finished off Funky Fox in the last couple of days. Cute kit but I ran out of thread as I made a mistake on the face. I frogged it out and managed to find another kit on ebay and used the thread from that to finish mine off ...

I have now made a start on page one of HAED freebie Trick or Treat by Randall Spangler. This is my first time stitching over one on something as small count as 25 Lugana and I'm finding it somewhat of a learning experience !!!! As I have rambled on enough for today I will post about that in a couple of days when I have some progress to show.

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

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  1. Lovely stitchy treats from Spain!! Glad you had a nice time. Mr Fox is very sweet, well done!

  2. Hola Donna!
    Welcome back. I'm glad you had such a good time in Spain. I love love love and love the mini Singer sewing machine. My Grandma had one in her sewing room which I use to play with. I had to get down on the floor and work the pedal with my hands as I couldn't reach it.

    Wow a castle on the beach now that sounds like something I would love to live in.

    Very cute lil foxy too. Good luck with the Spangler. I think once you get use to it you will quite enjoy 1 over 1 on 25.

    Have fun!
    xox Alicia

  3. Welcome back! The pillow with buttons is so cute and the tiny sewing machine is adorable! Have fun with the Spanish stitching magazines. Congratulations on your Fox finish!