Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back from my holidays

I was a bit naughty - I used blogger's advance posting feature to put up some posts, and left you thinking I was still here, when I'd actually sneaked off on my hols. Then when I got back from my holiday, I didn't get round to posting

We were on Fuertaventura in the Canary Islands. I could show you lots of holiday photos - including the ones of the water carriers, sunning themselves by the pool - except they are on the other camera.

The highlight of the trip was probably resting in the hammock during our siesta. I knew it was time to end the siesta when the sun had moved enough that the hammock was no longer in the shade. Clocks? Hardly used at all.

We went to the beach, swum in the private pool we had access to, walked into the village for our shopping, visited the tourist town close by, read, did sudokos, played patience games with real cards, and generally chilled out.

Dh had decided that we would only take hand luggage, so I couldn't rely on doing my planned sock knitting. Instead I took my Fleece Artist yarn, and some crochet hooks - but I didn't do very much with it. I concluded that I liked to have a choice of things to do, and to know what I was going to do next.

One of the main local crafts was hardinger embroidery, and I brought back a small piece. It didn't include my favourite stitch, which I was told was called "windmill" and looked like the spokes of a wheel, with a circle round them. The pieces I found with it on were larger then I would use, so I got a smallish one instead (about 20cm x 30cm), which I can envisage using as a table mat. I got anther small piece for a Christmas present, but I'm not sure how it was made.

The other crafty thing I bought was a lovely little crochet butterfly. It was interesting to look at the local craft shops. The state-sponsered ones seemed to sell things made by the same people - I saw the butterflys in at least three shops. The also had some sunbonnet sue and other patchwork, felt flowers, pottery and jewelry.

Anyway, it was a lovely break, and I am definitely planning to show you some photos.


Shan said...

That's how I do a lot of my blogging - spend most of an entire day writing three or four posts, then don't do any for a week. It makes for a lot of surface activity without having to think of it every day or so.

I want to see pictures!

Cinders said...

Hi Penny, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday. I'd like to visit Fuerteventura one day.