Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Weekend in Venice

It's been a while since my last post and that's because I have been lucky enough to spend three days in Venice, it was fantastic!!!
I went with my lovely hubby, my closest friend and her hubby, yes you have read that right, a child free weekend!

It was postcard perfect, a photo opportunity around every corner.

We took a boat over to the beautiful islands of Murano and Burano.  The colours were breathtaking, a feast for the eyes.

I fell in love with these wonderful glass flowers, this is the sort of gardening I could manage.

I have the travel bug now and began thinking about my next trip whilst on the plane home, Florence, Bruges, Dubrovnik or Marrakesh?? Any recommendations will be gratefully received.

As well as being lucky enough to have a trip to Venice, I was also  the lucky winner of  Lilies and Daisies giveaway. I received a beautiful bracelet on Thursday morning, just in time for me to take to Venice.

I mentioned in my last post about attending a knit and natter group at my newly discovered wool shop, so I popped in on Thursday morning and loved it.  I managed to sit and crochet for two whole hours without any distraction from children or that feeling you get when you sit down and notice the dust sitting on the top of the t.v .
It was so nice to chat to the other lovely ladies, drink coffee and eat cakes, I will definitely be going back this week.
I'm working on some squares at the moment for a cushion as a gift for Christmas, so with two hours uninterrupted crocheting this is how far I have got.

Thank you for the lovely comments about Lucie's hat, you can find the pattern here.
Speak again soon xx


PaisleyJade said...

What amazing photos - love the bright coloured buildings. Your granny squares are beautiful too!

**Anne** said...

Lucky, lucky you. Venice! I love your photos, they make me more determined to visit when hubby and I do a trip to Europe in two years. Thanks so much for sharing.
Your crochet squares are gorgeous too. I'd love to see a photo of the finished product.

Clara said...

Wow, such beautiful photographs. Those memories will be etched in your brain for all time. Lovely grannies too.

pinkfluffywarrior said...

Lovely photos, it sounds like you loved every moment. Your grannies are lovely too. xxx

Just-Do said...

I'm completely drooling over your photos; they are just stunning. You lucky, lucky girl.
You are very clever to start already with your christmas gifts. The squares look so bright and colourful.
groetjes, Dorien

Jacquie said...

Hi Jacey, your pictures of Venice are lovely,the coloured houses especially.
Glad you liked the Knit and Natter.
Those squares are gorgeous, the flower centre is adorable.
Jacquie x

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

So glad you had such a nice time away and no kiddies, wowzers! I bet that was bliss as too a knit and natter. I know exactly what you mean about distractions and dust!

sylviesgarden said...

Beautiful pictures and gorgeous crochet! The flowers are lovely.
Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

hi jacey, i've been admiring your crochet squares in this post (the ones with the flower in the middle) and i'm wondering if you could tell me where i can find a pattern for it. thanks.


Lucy said...

Venice looks beautiful! I know I'm a bit late but we went to Florence in May and it was GORGEOUS. Never been to the other places you mentioned but they're all on my list!