I'm back, armed with holiday snaps and plenty of stitching posts to follow!

I'm back from another relaxing and enriching holiday in Portugal! My parents moved out there ten years ago and despite visiting them each year, I'm always struck by the country's beauty. This is why I can't help sharing some holiday snaps, but I promise some stitching-related posts are coming your way soon, including some delightfully teeny tiny sewing, a couple of secret projects, an Anna dress and a Hawthorn blouse. Oh, and about a squillion other makes that are on my ever-expanding wishlist!

Kooky restaurants

Mouthwatering food, of the sweet and savoury variety

Gorgeous architecture

Stunning tiles and paving

General beauty, everywhere you look

Badass graffiti 

Have you been on holiday this year, or better still, do you have one coming up?

28 comments:

  1. I just returned from New York City. Your pictures are so inviting, I am ready to plan my next trip.

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    1. Oooh, the Big Apple...how cool!

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  2. Looks like you had a great holiday! I went to Portugal two years ago and really enjoyed it.

    My next trip will be to Cornwall in the first week of September, hopefully the weather will still be nice!

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    1. Enjoy Cornwall, it's a lovely part of the country!

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  3. Lovely pics, looks a wonderful place to have your parents living at! Glad you had such a great time and are recharged... Xx

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    1. I know, I'm very lucky indeed!xx

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  4. Look at all that food! yum prawns!
    Looks like you had a swell time and saw lots of beautiful places :-)
    Glad you are back... now I can ogle your next sewing conquests!

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  5. Wow! What a great trip! I'm really hoping to sneak a trip in after this job ends, although my dude has just started a new gig so I would be on my lonesome. It's so good to get out of town, though-- always leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work!

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    1. Aaaw, that's sad that you might have to go alone...though I think I'd rather go on a break alone then not have one at all! It sounds like you have a pretty full on job, so I hope you get some rest soon ;o)

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  6. Lovely pics. Looks like you had a great time. I love the graffiti.

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    1. I really did thanks! Yep, the graffiti is so cool!

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  7. Nice, looks like an awesome holiday! I'm going to Portugal next week, and have already been a few times - we keep going back 'cause it's so nice. Looking forward to the things you have up your sleeve for us! Thea

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    1. So glad you like it oo...hope you've enjoyed your time in Portugal!

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  8. Food food food! I want to eat all of it, looks delish! And how great that you get to visit Portugal every year!!

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    1. It was divine and yes, I'm very lucky!

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  9. Oh my all that food! That is always my favourite part of travelling.

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful place! And the food looks amazing! While I'm not going to Portugal, I am hoping to sneak away to Portland for a long weekend. Not quite the same but it's all I have time for this summer. Thanks for the pics & the post! Even though Portland isn't abroad, this post has definitely has made me excited to get away!

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    1. Oooh, I'd love to visit Portland...it sounds and looks so cool from everything I've seen online. Maybe one day! Glad you're feeling excited about your break now!

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  11. Portugal is a charming country. I've lived most of my life not far from it and in many ways they resemble us Spaniards. I'm glad you had such a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Yes, I guess there must be a fair few similarities. You also live in a beautiful country ;o)

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  12. The pictures are stunning - hope you had a wonderful vacation!

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  13. I am literally salivating. Take me to Portugal!

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    1. Ok, let's go! It's about time I got my revenge as you always make me salivate with your food photography!

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  14. Lovely pics Marie...looks like you had a great time. Been to Portugal once and would definitely jump at the chance to go again! Look forward to seeing your new makes:)

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