It has been such a delight to share these last few days with Terry: there has been sharing, there has been laughing, there certainly has been stitching, and there has been plenty of adventure.
|Terry, it's so wonderful having you around!|
Tomorrow she leaves for her next chapter in this long trip of hers, but we already have so many plans for her return in two weeks time.
And so before you even ask: yes, I confess. I am weak and fickle and I can't wait to start making Terry's Spiral circle block, tonight. I have been trying so hard to resist, but when I saw it yesterday, close up and personal--- swoon! You will be happy to know, that I resisted for almost 24 hours... One more Project, V?! Okay, so who needs sleep. :)
The boys have started school and Terry has been a great help with them, telling them all about Billabongs, Cockatoos, Galah, Goannas and Kangaroos, while I tried to get that breakfast into them.
|Famagusta Gate in Old Nicosia|
This morning we went for a walk in Old Nicosia, and we had a fabulous time. Even for me, there is always new things to discover.
|A traditional door in Old Nicosia. |
This building, like many in the old town, is patiently awaiting
The highlight was our visit to the House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios An ethnological museum from the time of the Ottomans.
|taking a breather in the coolness of the inner courtyard|
|The tv room|
The house dates from 1793, and houses some spectacular needlework. Terry and I were in awe of the intricacy of the work. And here are some examples we would like to share.
|The lady of the house would have been dressed like this|
|And these lace jasmine blossoms edging the head dress-|
talk about impossibly delicate...
|Laced garments part of an ancient dowry|
|and a quilt|
It was an incredible experience, impossible to forget. Thanks Terry!
I know it is late in the day, and I hope Kathinca, Marga and Nadine don't mind, but I did manage to make another 4 Farmer's Wife blocks this week. This brings me to my first dozen, and that means only 99 more to go! :)
I have been enjoying them so much and look forward to next week's harvest.
Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for your visits. I am so looking forward to some 'me' time next week when I am planning some serious catching up time with you, my dear blogfriends! See you soon!