A couple of weeks ago, before the relocation mayhem started, we took a trip to Spain. Mr Stitches’ parents recently moved there after retiring and we thought we would pay them a visit.
We flew to Barcelona and stopped there for a couple of days. So much inspired me creatively there that I think I will save my impressions of this city for another post. Suffice to say, we LOVED it.
We then drove down along the coast towards Alicante stopping off briefly in Valencia. I have never visited this part of Spain before and was surprised by how pretty it was. we enjoyed clear blue skies and being able to leave our coats at home!
We spent a very peaceful, relaxed few days exploring. The area has a very interesting and varied history which, I must confess, I know very little about. I am now keen to return to Spain and travel further south to Granada and then across to Seville.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that after a day out, it was still warm enough for me to sit in the garden and stitch for a little while. I was pleased about this because I really wanted to finish the monogram project I was working on.
Someone had seen a draft of another monogram I had made but couldn’t start because I didn’t have the materials. The new request was for something similar in lavender shades. I already had some beautiful soft, green linen fabric that set the design off nicely.
I was a bit afraid of trying to create a ribbon effect, but I think it turned out quite nicely.
After this holiday ended, we were in full on moving mode and I haven’t yet had chance to start the original piece I drafted. Thankfully the person who commissioned it is very patient and has no set deadline! Going over the pictures of this project has me all fired up to start as soon as possible. This time however, I will be stitching under the Sicilian sun….it’s funny how life goes sometimes.