Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Back in the Loop

It's been a funny few weeks this Easter holidays.  I've been coming and going all over the place, and sewing has mainly been of the late night midnight variety and blogging has hardly happened at all.  But with my daughter back at pre-school as of today, it frees me up a bit  to get back in the loop and catching up on all that's going down in blog-land. 

I wanted to share with you an amazing little trip that I had last week.  Back in January I entered a competition, and I was lucky enough to win 2 free flights to Geneva. 

So last week, my friend Suzy and I hopped on the plane, and then a train and arrived in a beautiful town called Lucern.

Yes our plane was this small!

Of course a 3 hour train journey was the perfect opportunity for a little bit of EPP while admiring the views of the mountains.

I won't bore you with the zillion photos of mountains that I have on my laptop, but I can't resist sharing just a few of the best ones with you. 

The town of Lucern is just so historic and beautiful, even if it was a it grey and rainy when we set out for the day.

We went on a 2 hour boat trip, and after sipping hot chocolates for an hour and admiring the view through the glass, it brightened up enough to get out on the deck and really admire the scenery.

On Lake Lucern

We spent the afternoon wandering around, and had a little trip on the tourist train - typical tourists! And Lucern is also famous for it's 'Dying Lion' carved into the rocks.  

So sad!

Lucerne by night is, if possible, even more magical.

Here's a picture of the inside of the bridge, isn't it stunning. 

On our way home the following day we were lucky enough to have just a few hours in Geneva as well, and we were even greeted with some proper sunshine. 

The famous Jet d'Eau on Lake Geneva

But quilting was never far from my mind.  Check out the flooring in our hotel dining room.  I'm thinking EPP block inspiration :-)

(Please excuse the bad photograph, I am sure all the businessmen in the hotel having their breakfast were wondering why there was a girl taking pictures of the floor, so I had to be quick!!) 

And of course I was able to carry on with my hexies on the journey back.  

Can you spy the knitting pattern and wool in the background - Suzy's travel project.  It really was crafty corner!  

It was a fantastic trip and we had such a great time.  I can't recommend it enough.  I hope you had a good Easter break.  What did you get up to? 

Sarah x


  1. How fun!! I visited Lucern once. It is such a beautiful city! Love the fabrics you're using for your EPP.

  2. Happy lucky to win a trip to Lucerne? Thanks for the trip - I loved seeing your photos!

  3. Beautiful photos - sounds as if you had such a lovely time. Look forward to seeing your floor-inspired quilt!

  4. Looks like a great mini break. Glad you had such a good time.

  5. Looks like you had a lovely time!! It is nice to get away for a bit, isn't it? I love that you took some hexies along, can't wait to see what you are going to make with them!!

  6. I loved seeing the photos again and I'm still humming the theme tune to 'The Champions' ;)

  7. Lucky you! Your pics are lovely.


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