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August 03, 2010

How much can you stitch in Vienna?

To answer the question : quite a lot. That is, if you can stitch in the car, anywere, anytime! We had a two-day-car-drive to Vienna and as DH is driving the car, I only have to sit and stitch. And so I did ... I prepared the first block of Baltimore Bliss before we took off and I it was finished by the time we were home again.

Of course we did a lot of other things. We visited Vienna almost daily and although the first week of our vacation it was acrually too hot, we managed to see most of Vienna's highlights! Think of Schönbrunn, The Belvedere, the Hundertwasserhouse, Stephansdom, Kahlenberg, where you have a magnificent view over Vienna, the Naschmarkt, a unique mixture of Austrian traditions and oriental influences.
Need I say more? Of course we took lots of pictures, and for those of you who are interested, look here.

In the evening we had a cosy little house of our own, we read (the four of us took about 30 books and they are all read in two weeks!) played games and stitched.
Time to show my finishes. At first there is a little one for a Bird's Exchange. No picture of course. Second, there is LHN Snowy Pines. I don't finish the ornaments, as I plan to make a quilt out of them.

Third there is LHN Red House in Winter.

Then I managed to finish page six of Foregone by HAED.

I also did a little stitchery, the first block of a new BOM of Lynette Anderson, My Garden.

And then there is my first Block of Baltimore Bliss.

For those of you who want to see some Vienna in this post, I put some pictures here. Enjoy, and if you ever have the possibility to visit Vienna, go and enjoy this wonderful Old Lady. She has dignity and is worth every minute you spend with her!


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I just found your blog and am so glad I did! Your work is beautiful and your LHN finishes are so sweet. The HAED and the Chatelaine both baffle me. I don't know those of you who stitch them do it! I really enjoyed looking back thru your blog and watching your progress on HoHRH. I love that piece and yours is gorgeous!

Mylene said...

Lovely finishes, Joke and great pictures of your vacation.

Tania said...

Wow, you did a lot of stitching during your holidays!

Blu said...

Wow! A lot of lovely stitching! Your Baltimore Bliss block is very pretty!
Great pics of Vienna.

Terri said...

Great Stitching Joke. And your trip to Vienna looks amazing I would love to go there someday but really need to get my german back before I go.

Brigitte said...

You were doing some great stitching during your holidays. And you are right - Vienna is a gorgeous city and is worth a visit.

Christine said...

You certainly managed to do a lot of stitching!
Vienna looks beautiful

Giovanna said...

Lots of lovely stuff! Glad you had a good time in Vienna.

Ellen said...

Great pictures of Vienna! Love all your finishes, they are beautiful.


Chrissie said...

Oh Joke, wat is "the old lady" mooi, misschien dat ik er eens heen ga, je weet het nooit.
Je hebt je weer een BOM op het lijf gehaald zie ik wel, een prachtige hoor.
Zijn het veel blokken?
Je hebt je zeker niet verveeld, de huisjes zijn weer schattig.
knuffels Chrissie

Debra said...

beautiful stitching and quilting. Your vacation pictures are amazing.

Deborah said...

I just foumd your blog and i have enjoyed reading it. Your stitching is lovely. I think I was your 100 follower!