Friday, 10 July 2015


 Yes, I am back after a month away overseas with my youngest daughter, Sarsha. We got home last Friday and I can't believe a week has gone by already. The first thing I did when I got home was unpack my suitcase and throw all my clothes in the washing machine. Hand washing is just not the same as a good wash and tumble . Oh, how I longed for a lovely hot shower after experiencing various excuses for showers in Paris, Carcassonne , Ireland, Scotland and London. So many different taps, no water pressure and hardly room to turn around! I have so much to show you but I haven't uploaded any photos yet . I did , however, take a pic of the gorgeous flowers my darling hubby had waiting for me on my return AND a bottle of Moet Chandon champers, my favourite! ( no pic of the champers and the bottle is now empty).

My thimble collection has now almost doubled hehehehe.I think I need dad to make me a new thimble rack now. These haven't been sorted yet but I thought I would show you.
 There are actually some behind others that you cannot see.

I hope you have all been well and happily stitching while I was away. I haven't picked up a needle and thread since before I left . How sad! I do have a  swap item I need to get back to stitching this weekend or else it won't be finished by the due date. It is so hard to settle back in especially when I nod off every time I sit down.
Angel Blessings to you all.


  1. Hi Ondrea,welcome back i have missed you,hope things settle for you soon,you sound like you are still jet lagged.xx

  2. Welcome back Ondrea. You will have so many memories of 'abroad', even if the showers were not up to standard:)
    Plenty of time for sewing, catch up on your sleep, and the telling of your travels.

  3. WElcome Home!!!
    looking forward to hearing of your adventures overseas..
    rest up then get to it and fill us in lol

  4. Welcome back!!!! The showers sound awful, lol, bet it's good to be home - I'm looking forward to hearing all about your adventures!

  5. What an impressive thimble collection !!
    Happy that you have a lovely trip and that you're back home safely !

  6. Welcome Home! and what a great welcome home from your hubby! looking forward to seeing the photos of your trip.

  7. Welcome home! Your thimbles are great. What fun you will have putting them with the rest of your collection....lovely blooms xx

  8. Welcome back!!! So nice to see you again!! Great lot of thimbles! Looking forward to seeing photos of your travels! Once you regain your equilibrium you will be sewing up a storm!!

  9. glad to hear you had such a grand time Ondrea! Funny isn't it, we take a simple shower for granted, but boy we miss them when the facility is not so good!