hétfő, március 05, 2012

a little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Where to start... well this weekend, I wasn't home... hubby and I went to our nation's capital - Ottawa for a little business and a little pleasure... He had stuff to do, and I got to tag along and play tourist!

Here are just a few pictures from our weekend, we took way too many to include here.

Us on Friday afternoon in front of the Parliament building...

On Saturday, hubby had business to attend to, but Saturday evening landed us at the Hungarian Embassy for a reception... I found some lovely needlework while there too and thought I would share it...

A lovely little lace doiley, not sure of which region it is from, but I thought it was so pretty and delicate.

A needlepoint picture of one of the Kings of Hungary, it looks like it was done with wool, and it was very beautifully done when you looked at it up close.

On Sunday, we had time to play tourist before our flight home, so we went back to the Parliament buliding and took the tour there. It was great! My favourite place was the Parliamentary Library. Such a beautiful and breathtaking room! I could just sit there for hours not doing anything but enjoying its beauty! Too bad its not open to the public, other than as part of the tour.

Isn't this card catalogue just breath taking!

Last but certainly not least, since it was Sunday and March 4th it was also time to start our last girl in the Carriage House Series - Suzannah... Well we got home fairly late - around 10:30pm from the airport, but since it was the day to start her, I did just that!

I didn't get much done, but I did manage to put a few stitches and lengths of thread in... here is my small little progress on her apron...

Hopefully next Sunday I'll have more progress to show on her!

5 megjegyzés:

Barbi írta...

Wonderful pics! I loved Ottawa! And you managed after all that to get some stitching done on Suzannah! Well done! LOL

Shari írta...

hi! I found you via Veronica...love your start!!! Thanks for sharing pictures of your getaway...it looks like you had a great time!!!
Also, I signed up for the LK 6 Fat Men SAL!!

Ziggyeor írta...

Good progress and your trip looks fun!

Veronica írta...

Oh, that library is just stunning! How I wish I could see it in person. I'm a bookworm and being surrounded by books is my kind of paradise (cross stitching and needlework aside that is :P)

A start, no matter how small, is still better than none :)


Dani - tkdchick írta...

The Parlimentary Library is something special isn't it? When I was in my Library Tech course at Algonquin our Goverment class did a field trip for Question Period we talked the library staff into letting us go in and gawk!!!

Living in Ottawa I forget to go out and play tourist!