Saturday, 6 October 2018


Hello friends,
We are back after a nice relaxing holiday , now we are back to a busy week catching up with family and friends.
Washing done and ironing almost done , I need another rest ha.

I have been cutting down in the garden and putting in more bulbs .

The weather has been nice this week , but I still felt cold and still adjusting .

We made some lovely friends from all over the world .

We met up with my daughter yesterday in town and there are Christmas trees in the shop windows already , oh my , better get my skates on and start some Christmas ornaments.

I will start with my new Christmas SAL I just started with Maryse .

I always love Maryse's SALs ,and look forward to showing you this one each week .


                                                           I did finish my Autumn stitch  .

                                                                   PUMPKIN COTTAGE 


                        This was a very enjoyable stitch and I loved every stitch of it .
                              By Gail Bussi from CSC November 2007 Mag .
                            using DMC threads and 28 ct evenweave.

I brought this Frame from a second hand shop , it was just right .

Now I need to look at some charts for Christmas but before I leave you,
                                         Here are just a few Holiday photos.

 This is where we had coffee and hubby read is morning paper before we went down by the pool.

Just Relaxing .

A day shopping

                                                           View from our room .
                                                      Below a walk around town

                                                       Flowers I was in heaven .

Well it's good to be back and there is allot going on here , but today I am having off and doing my own things like stitching It feels so good , I took a small design with me but never even opened it so weeks with out my stitching feels good to start again .
Thank you sweet friends for your lovely comments from last time I have been playing catch up to try and read all your blogs . Have a wonderful weekend all.


  1. I love the Pumpkin Cottage, nice frame to match. you had a lovely vacation. Love the flowers. do enjoy your Sunday stitching. big hugs

  2. Look how happy you and Ron are!! What a paradise you two visited. Good for you! I am so happy to have you back. Your Pumpkin Cottage is so sweet June.

  3. Beautiful pictures and the autumn stitching is nice.

  4. Glad you've had a good holiday -it looks lovely xx

  5. It looks like your holiday was very relaxing! I love the pumpkin cottage and have enjoyed watching your progress.

  6. Love your finish, congrats on that. Looks like you had a great holiday with nice weather. Glad your back. Happy stitching!

  7. Hi June,
    Oh yes, the SAL of Maryse, that will be nice.
    The autumn house looks great and the frame fits perfectly.
    Thanks for the nice pictures.
    Hugs, Martina

  8. Je suis heureuse que tu aies passé de belles vacances reposantes avec ton mari. Vous êtes très beaux tous les deux.
    Tes photos sont magnifiques.
    Bisous ma chère June et beau dimanche.

  9. Looks like you found the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. So happy you had a good time. Welcome back, enjoy the weekend

  10. Hello June,
    nice to hear from you. Wonderful photos from your holidays.
    Your Pumpkin Cottage looks great. I love it.
    Wonderful start at your christmas stitching.
    Have a nice new week.
    Hugs, Manuela

  11. Looks like you had a lovely holiday. Pumpkin cottage looks great x

  12. Welcome back! It's very nice to read you on your blog again! thank you for the postcard! thank you for the nice photos of your holidays and of your autumn stitches! kisses. titty from italy

  13. You both look nice and relaxed after your sunshine break, long may that feeling last.
    Pumpkin cottage is perfect in your bargain frame.
    A day to myself here too today, if felt so good, I've begun the Christmas ornament stitching for family, it'll be here before we know it now the nights are drawing in,
    Love and blessings x

  14. Your holiday looks like fun. Welcome back! Your 2nd hand frame is perfect in color and style for your cute Halloween stitching. And you've got such a good start on your Christmas stitching. Look forward to seeing it develope.

    Changed my profile picture to one with hubby from our recent travels. Looks like we were gone at the same time.

  15. Love that Pumpkin Cottage!
    Looks like you had a fun, relaxing trip.

  16. Wonderful autumn stitching....such pretty colours.
    Looks like you had a wonderful trip - great pictures.

  17. wow che bello il SAL di Maryse, sono molto tentata di farlo anch'io :)

  18. I understand that you have had a nice and relaxing holiday. The pumpkin cottage is beautiful.
    Ciao, Miriam

  19. Nice start to your SAL, what fun! I LOVE the Pumpkin Cottage, perfect for the fall. And yes, the frame is just right.
    Lovely holiday photos, the flowers are beautiful.

  20. Such great stitches June. I think you chose a wonderful SAL and I look forward to seeing more. Your Pumpkin Cottage came out wonderful...adorable. Great holiday seeing you and your husband. You make a cute pair! Glad you had such a nice time. We missed you. We are going back and forth to the beach this month...five days at the beach and then two back home. It has been most relaxing and enjoyable. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  21. Your holiday photos are wonderful, June--it looks like you enjoyed perfect weather and lovely sights. You look so pretty--all tanned, relaxed, and happy :) I know how overwhelming it is to come home again and catch up with all that you do in a normal week or two. I hope you get back to relaxing and stitching soon after the garden is put to bed for the winter.

    Love your Pumpkin Cottage and the cute new SAL. I've been out of town the past week (mom is not doing well) and am sorry to be so late with my comment! Enjoy your weekend...

  22. Beautiful stitching. Pumpkin Cottage is lovely, the frame fits it so well. Great holiday phots, glad you both had a good time.

  23. Hi June,
    your Pumpkin Cottage is so lovely, well done. Your new SAL, wow, so sweet!
    Thank you for your holiday photos, I love them all!
    Hugs, Jutta