Sunday, 17 July 2011


Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on my posts and photographs from Italy.  It was a wonderful holiday and nice to be able to share a little of it with you. 
Here's an "arty" shot that I took from my laying on the beach in the sun position on Capri -
I was fairly exhausted when we got back, the heat plus the excursions was rather too much but both were also wonderful!  I am now having enforced rest as I managed to fall down the stairs this afternoon and, after three hours in A&E now have a splint on my knee and my very first zimmer frame as I'm not allowed to put any weight on my leg!  There's nothing broken according to the x-ray but a lot of swelling and a lot of pain so it's R&R and then back to the hospital on Tuesday for a scan!  I sure know how to get out of doing the holiday washing and ironing and I'll be able to catch up with the blog posts I've missed while away. :)
Saz and I did a little evaluation of our holiday on the way back and have decided that we love Italy and were impressed with our tour company but wouldn't return to the hotel we stayed in.  We'd love to return to the Campania region and spend more time, maybe at a cooler time of year.  I have quite a lot of quilt inspiration and Saz is very keen to get stitiching.  She used the lovely bag she made all week while we were out and about, it's covered in the dust of Pompeii and Vesuvius, I wonder whether she'll want to wash it.
Vesuvius has got to feature in a quilt, it dominates the whole place, you can see it from wherever you are and it is both benevolent and malevolent, a sleeping dragon.
A lot of the ceramic plaques that are made in the area would translate well into a stained glass window style quilt panel -
Sadly I didn't find a shop selling Aurifil thread and we didn't buy any fabric but there's always next time.  It's time for arrivederci, thank you for joining our trip

OMG my grandson's cute!


  1. I am thrilled you had such a great time in Italy, but surely there are better ways of getting out of the housework! Rest up and enjoy and I hope your knee heals extra fast so you can be up and about on your next adventure!

  2. These posts about Italy have been so full of lovely light and colour, and your grandson is adorable. I do hope you heal quickly and meanwhile enjoy the rest. I love your upside down photo!

  3. I had a good read on your holiday posts. I feel like I was there with you and get to know your lovely family. Thanks for sharing Lis - Hugs Nat

  4. Oh no! Knees are not the place you should be damaging! (And NOT the way to be celebrating your return home)Take care.

  5. Pleased that you had a lovely holiday' And at least you waited till you returned home before you fell and hurt yourself! Imagine if that had happened while you were away? Rest up and recover now, I think.

  6. OOh that sounds scary! I hate stairs and am always wary of falling on them. I hope your resting helps a quick recovery.
    Still, time to enjoy memories of your holiday, rather than have them disappear under a mound of washing and ironing! Every cloud......
    Teresa x

  7. Pleased you had such a lovely time. You've shared some wonderful photos. Don't worry about not buying any fabric or thread - it won't be long till its the Festival of Quilts!

  8. Sorry to hear about your knee, hope you are on the mend soon. Yes a great but painful way to get out of the washing ;-)


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