Friday, July 18, 2014

Greetings from the road

Briefly checking in. We're here and on the move, a little bit tired, but still pinching ourselves that this is actually happening!
Apart from one very soggy day in the Lake District the weather has been amazing! Each day is a different adventure - I'll sum up some of the highlights when I get home and can go through the pictures on my camera. But here are a few quick snaps from my phone. One day we drove up into Yorkshire and realized by sheer coincidence that we were driving along the route used by the opening legs of the Tour de France (yes, the TdFrance opened in England this year). Miles of roads through the countryside and towns were lined with pennants and bunting. So cool. Or maybe they just did it for us because they knew we were coming...
A few more quick highlights - this pub is right down the road from us. I think this might be a pub just for sewists...
Anyone fancy a fleece Union Jack 'onesie'? If only I had more luggage space...
Here's a little bit of stitching on the north coast of Wales, getting ready for my classes at the Fat Quarterly Retreat. (eeek.) Today I am heading to London on the train and feeling all kinds of excited, nervous, anxious... wish me luck. Our Wifi/computer access has been minimal (#sorrynotsorry) but I'll try to share some more via Instagram in the coming days and more in depth when we get home.

Life is good and we are feeling so excited/tired/blessed/homesick/lucky/wanting-to-stay-forever every day.

19 comments:

Jennifer Hill said...

Hi! So pleased you're enjoying your visit here! Glad you're ok with the weather...mixed at the mo - huge thunderstorm here last night (I'm a little bit north of London). Enjoy London, there's so much to see. I was at FQR last year but not this. If you can, do visit Cambridge, it's a beautiful city (and punting on the River Cam is a must!) Have fun! Jen

Bonita Cantrell said...

Thank you for sharing this. Hope to go there some day.

magnoliasntea said...

What a fun trip! Hope your classes go well.

Marie said...

Life is good! Have fun with your class (and the rest of your amazing trip too!).

Annelies said...

We spent a month in Europe this past spring.....and I want to be back NOW!!!!!! England was a dream, and the Lake District brought me to my bucket list visit to Beatrix Potters cottage. Enjoy it all....and thanks for bringing us all along. A spot of tea for me please.....and some time shopping at Cath Kidston. I am sure there is something I forgot to buy!!!!! XXXX

Melissa Corry said...

What an amazing experience for you and your family. Treasured Memories!!

Margo Yang said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Crafting Kim said...

Hi Amy, so pleased you're enjoying your trip over here and the weather is behaving! Though today has been hot hot hot - we're in for a storm I guess! Hope you have a fabulous time in London, there's just so much to see and experience. Enjoy the rest of your visit. :)

Lesley Gilbert said...

Hello to you from a Yorkshire Lass (Kingston Upon Hull - East Yorkshire) - so glad you enjoyed my county and the weather stayed fine for you. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos when you return home and what you saw of the beautiful British Isles :)

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, welcome back, glad we're behaving nicely with the decor and weather :o)

mara oliveira said...

viajar é muito bom e claro sempre que sobra um tempinho temos de nos virar nas costurinhas.....Um dos meus desejos é poder viajar pra Europa e conhecer todos esses cantinhos..

Sandy said...

Hilarious! So excited for you!

Ann Lings said...

So glad you are enjoying a trip to our beautiful island. There are so many wonderful places to visit and so many friendly people. Enjoy the rest of your stay x

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Lovely pictures. What a great adventure. Enjoy and just have fun

Linda Fleming said...

Thanks for sharing...
Never mind the weather...it always makes these trips more memorable!

Kay said...

Have a wonderful visit to our beautiful country. So jealous that you get to go to the Fat Quarterly Retreat. Have fun. xx

Funky Kim said...

I'm just excited that you are where you are and seem to be having a marvelous time!

DebSue said...

Are you going to visit the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court?

Sarah said...

Such a great holiday and what an experience for your kids! I've enjoyed following your trip on Instagram. No problem with the onesie, wear it!