Saturday, 14 September 2013

Turkey and Goodies for me (and you!)

I'm back!

Did you all miss me? Hehe :D I had a great time on holiday but also glad to be home, as much as I love my Mum a week is my limit with her lol.

I'll quickly show some photos of the holiday then get on with the stitching/goodies updates...

View from our room

Turtle in the harbor at Fethiye

Rock Tombs in the Mountain - Fethiye
Fethiye Bay
Me at the Mud Bath in Dalyan
Dalyan River Delta

More Rock Tombs at Dalyan

While on holiday I got a tiny new start, its not much and I'm not telling you what it is yet :D hehe. But I want to get Darth Finished and another project started soon so it will be going away again for a while.

Holiday Start
Once back (2 am this morning!) I had some wool I ordered waiting for me! I have had some of this before and it was practically buy one ball get two free so how could I say no?



Each set came with a pattern book, and as I say I have ordered some before so I now have three extra books. Would anyone like one? If so state in a comment below you would and if there is more than three of you I will do a draw, I will keep it open until next Sunday morning (22nd). Just to make it clear, this is for the book, NOT the wool - that's all mine *evil laugh*




Today in the mail this arrived! The first part of the Lizzie*Kate Mystery Christmas SAL! I think I am going to start tomorrow (ssssh don't tell the other half!) and make Sunday my SAL Sunday from now on. I want to keep up with this one (famous last words!).



Sorry for the picture heavy post! Fingers crossed I will be back soon with some progress shots on the SAL and of course Darth, I hope to have him finished really soon!

Emma xo

33 comments:

  1. Welcome back dear :)
    Such sweet photos...lots of fun time :)
    Sweet new start and your sal is going to be a fun stitchy project.
    Happy stitching
    Hugs x

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    1. Thank you :) Yes it was a nice holiday, and I would go to Turkey again.

      Looking forward to starting my new project! :D

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  2. Glad you had a lovely holiday - Turkey is a really nice place - or it was when I went many years ago.

    The wool looks lovely - what have you got in mind to make with it?

    Would love a chance to win one of the patterns - thank you.

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    1. It was my first time there, and I really enjoyed it, I would go again.

      I have no idea what I am going to make yet, I need to practice my knitting more first, but it will probably be one of the patterns from the book.

      Consider yourself entered in the giveaway! :)

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  3. What a great place to visit ~ so pretty!!!

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  4. I missed you,but I am happy ,that yoiu had a wonderful time on your holidays.:)
    The SAL will be pretty.:)

    Hugs.:)

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    1. Yes I am hoping to start the SAL tomorrow once I am home from work :D

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  5. Emma- your photos of Turkey are wonderful. It's a beautiful country-- I'd love to go back again.

    Your beautiful yarn-- kidsilk haze-- omg-- I love it. Whatever you are making will be gorgeous! I love knitting that yarn:)

    Thank you for your visit and for your generosity in contributing to the Pink Scarf Project--- bless your heart. I'll be checking the packages soon and will let you know as soon as I have yours.

    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  6. Beautiful pictures Emma and that yarn is to die for, for sure. Beautiful colors. Keep us updated with lots of pictures as you work with it. I found a lovely SAL online just the other day and plan on starting it right away. (Even though I already have two other pieces going) If you're participating in a SAL though, you have to work along with everyone else right?
    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

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    1. It will be a while until I use this yarn, I want to get better first as I don't want to be making mistakes with this one!

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  7. Glad you had a good holiday. Great photos. Lovely new stash. Look forward to seeing your progress on the L*K mystery.

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    1. Thank you, it is calling my name...I think I will start it tomorrow :D

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  8. Looks like you had a great holiday, lovely photos , great stash love the wool hugs.

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  9. Wow it looks like you had a great time on holiday. Some lovely new stash you have there. This LK SAL sounds interesting :) xxx

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    1. It was lovely, I would certainly go back to Turkey

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  10. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Love new wool and sal stash. Looking forward to seeing your new starts. I would love a chance to win one of the booklets please :)

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    1. It was a great holiday.

      Consider yourself entered in the giveaway!

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  11. Beautiful yarn! Can't wait to see what you do with it. And good luck with the Lizzie Kate SAL! :D

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  12. Your pictures are great, glad you had a good time. I have the new mystery sampler too. I really need to get started soon. Could you enter me in your giveaway please? :-)

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    1. I am hoping to start the sampler tomorrow.

      Of course, consider yourself entered in the giveaway! :)

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  13. Great photos, thanks for sharing them with us! Look like you had a lovely time. Great yarn & can't wait to see your progress on the SAL :)

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  14. I have already been told that Turkey was a place to go because it's beautiful...but your pictures confirm !!!
    wow
    it seems you had a great time (I'm just like you hehehe I think that 1 week with Mum will be enough even if I love her very much =D)
    can't wait to see more stitches from you and if only I had known how to knit I would have entered you giveaway =D)
    happy stitching, we won't tell anything to your other half :p
    xxx

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    1. Well there are some basic scarf patterns etc in the booklets if you change your mind.

      Yes mothers do drive us crazy sometimes :D

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  15. Loved the long post - Turkey looks wonderful. Have fun starting the new Lizzie Kate mystery SAL.

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  16. I know Turkey is a very nice holiday destination, ( my husband is turkish) and I love the food. Your pics are lovely. happy stitching and knitting, sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

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    1. The food was beautiful, I will certainly be going again! x

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  17. Looks like a fantastic place!! :D Great to hear you had a great time :D
    What? One week? Half week with my mum is my limit hahahhah You're doing better ;) LOL
    Hugs!!!

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    1. To be fair Nia I did sleep half of the holiday so I didn't talk to her then haha :D

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