Monday, 18 May 2015

Hurray! Monday.... Stitchery Link Up Day!!

I am just back from a lovely weekend away.  We went to visit some family who live in Carlisle, which is not too far from the Lake District, so we had a fabulous time walking around Buttermere.


We were very lucky with the weather and the scenery was spectacular. After we had walked around the lake, we also visited Rannerdale where we found a valley of beautiful bluebells... I have seen bluebell woods before but, I had never seen them growing in the open like this and it was quite a sight!


We travelled back this morning so, I am just in time to link up for this week's Stitchery Link Up hosted by Super Mom - No Cape.  Pop over and have a look what everyone else has shared!!


Today I am sharing a couple of projects which you can read all about here when I first posted about them.  I really enjoyed creating these little hoop art projects and I hope you will like seeing them too!


Hope your week is a good one!

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  1. Love the pics and beautiful needlework too!

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    1. Thank you Angela! The Lake District is a beautiful place to visit if you are ever in the UK! :) x

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  2. Lovely photos Christine, I remember collecting armfuls of bluebells as a kid. Don´t think I have even seen one here in Spain. The hoop needlework is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I didn't ever see any bluebells in Switzerland when I lived there either.... I think they must be an English flower! :) x

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  3. Love your hoops, particularly the Autumn one. The detail is adorable. Spring time in the Lake District. Wonderful. Happy sewing. Margaret x

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    1. Thank you Margaret.... are you close to the Lakes? Such a beautiful area to live! Have a good week! :) x

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  4. Liebe Christine,
    das sieht nach einem schönen Wochenende aus. So tolle Fotos. das habe ich auch noch nie gesehen, so ein Meer von Glockenblumen. Toll. Deine Stickarbeiten sind wunderschön.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It was a lovely weekend and the area was beautiful! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    Deine Fotos sind klasse- bestimmt hattet Ihr eine wunderschöne Zeit! Deine Herbstbildchen sind super toll!
    LG Anke

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    1. Thank you Anke! The Lake District is a really lovely place to visit if you ever get the chance to. I really enjoyed making the little hoop embroideries... I must make some more! Have a lovely week! ;) x

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  6. The bluebells look stunning, I am glad you had a good weekend. I always like your stitchery projects

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    1. Thank you Janet! The bluebells were really incredible... they went on for a long way... a carpet of blue. I like making these little embroideries... these are from a while ago and I must make some more! Hope you are having a good week! :) x

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  7. Your hoops are gorgeous, Christine. I can't decide which one I like best, the appliqued one or the stitched one!

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    1. Thank you Christine! They were both fun to make. It is nice to try different things! Have a good week! :) x

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  8. I clicked and read your original post - I love them! The yarn-wrapped hoops look like you bought them; they are perfect.
    You are so lucky to live where you live! Such gorgeous landscapes within your reach.

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    1. Thank you Linda! It is a long drive (6 hours) to reach the Lake District from where we live but as we had family to visit and stay with it makes it a lovely trip. The hoops are fun to make and they really don't take too long to decorate. I think it adds another dimension to the finished embroidery! Hope you enjoy your week! :) x

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  9. Very nice! The hoops frame your stitching very well.

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    1. Thank you Pamela! They are really fun to make and I think decorating the hoops adds another dimension! Have a nice week! :) x

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  10. I love your fall inspired hoops. So pretty.

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    1. Thank you Cathie! So glad that you like them and thank you for visiting me here. I hope you will be back to visit again! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  11. Beautiful shot of the Lake District. Love the bluebell - they are such a lovely sight - like a perfect blue carpet. Your Autumn themed hoops are lovely - heading off to check out your precious post now.

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    1. The Lake District is such a beautiful place to visit and we had a lovely visit with our family in the area too. Glad you like the Autumn embroideries, they were fun to make! :) x

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  12. Oh, that knitting wool round the hoops is very clever and love the patchwork hoops with your childrens names - very nice.

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    1. Thank you! Decorating the hoops is fun, quick and I think it adds a different dimension to the look of the finished hoop. I made the name hoops for my girls' university rooms. :) x

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  13. I love your stitchery--especially the first pumpkin--so fun!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It was fun to stitch! :) x

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  14. Both the hoops look lovely. I love bluebells,you were lucky to see so many in one place.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! We were lucky both to see the bluebells and with the weather which stayed fine. Have a lovely week! :) x

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  15. I love all things pumpkin. These are both fabulous! And the bluebells are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I enjoyed making them pumpkins are such a lovely shape to stitch! :) x

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  16. Wow those bluebells are gorgeous! I have some pics from Falmouth about to post but not quite as stunning as those! Lovely embroideries as always Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! The bluebells were delightful.... a fabulous sea of blue! We were lucky we just visited at the right time! :) x

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  17. The field of blue is incredible , beautiful photos . I love your stitcheries too , great work !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! We were so lucky just to visit the area at the right time to see the bluebells! I really loved seeing them! :) x

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  18. That field of bluebells is amazing! Wish we had them here. I missed the link up (again!). It was a holiday here so my days were all mixed up.

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! Don't worry... I am always doing that.... the last three day weekend we had I missed a choir rehearsal because I had the days wrong in my head! I love bluebells too! :) x

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  19. The field of bluebells is beautiful. I was thinking the other day I need some bluebells in my garden. I remember them growing up in the yard.

    Sweet little fall stitcheries you are sharing.

    So nice to have you visiting The Girlfriend Gap and sharing your thoughts today. Thank you : ) I think it would be hard not to love tulips. Now the peonies are blooming. I cut some for my dining room table. They are my second spring love. Happy day to you.
    Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! Thank you for your lovely comment. I love peonies too.... in fact they are my favourite flowers! Hope you have a happy day! :) x

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  20. How lovely that you visited the Lake District, and I loved seeing your photos.....the bluebells are amazing. Your embroidery is beautiful, Christine.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! It was a lovely visit and I was very lucky to have been at just the right time for the bluebells! :) x

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  21. Gorgeous projects Christine and I love the photos of the countryside too

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    1. Thank you Katherine! The Lake District is a beautiful spot! :) x

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  22. Liebe Christine,
    da habt Ihr aber schöne Tage gehabt, noch nie in meinem Leben habe ich so viele Glockenblumen gesehen, wunderschöne Aufnahmen.
    Deine gewerkelten Bildchen sehen wunderschön aus.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! It was magnificent to see so many bluebells in the valley.... we were very lucky! :) x

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  23. Your weekend away sounded wonderful. I've never seen bluebells like that before either. Here they are a fun discovery when going for a walk in the woods.

    I love you little pumpkin hoops! Thanks so much for linking up to last Monday's Stitchery Link Party and linking back. I do hope you'll link up again soon. I'm hosting a small giveaway and everyone who links up over the next few weeks will be entered into the drawing.

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    1. Hello Sue! Thank you! The bluebells were wonderful to see. I am glad you like the pumpkins too. I will be linking up again I just didn't have time for this Monday... next week I will see what I can find! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  24. Such gorgeous scenery! Very lovely stitcheries, too.

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    1. Thank you very much! The Lake District is a very pretty place to visit and we were very lucky with the weather :) x

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