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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Hearts full of love

Romantic getaways are just wonderful, aren't they?

My darling husband has been looking after a family member several nights a week

who is suffering from crippling clinical depression.

Naturally it takes a toll.

I decided he/we needed to get away from it all

and planned a night here

This is our view from the Hilton Hotel in our City,
Isn't it pretty?

The lovely staff there upgraded us free of charge

 to a corner suite as someone had cancelled it earlier that day!

I took a walk into the city centre to buy the threads 

I needed to start the Christmas pattern I bought online this week, 

but they didn't have the colour I needed.

Walking back to the hotel 

I was overcome with the colours of Autumn, 

the russet brown of the falling leaves,

the bright green and reds of the  apples in the hotel lobby.

I'd planned to stitch plenty but then my son, 

his girlfriend and a friend of theirs dropped by to see us.

( I think they wanted a peek at our fabulous suite :)

Here we are! 

My son Paul is the one in the red tee,

 and Crystal is the girl I hope someday will be my darling American daughter in law.

She is studying for her doctorate here , and lives with us.

Isn't she so pretty?

Imagine, a whole day went by without one stitch being sewn.

The next morning we woke to this sunrise

my heart filled with awe, and love.

I went and gently kissed awake the man I love most on earth,

and off we set... to Donegal.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend,

filled with beauty, but  most of all love.

Kisses and stitches,

Anita xxx


  1. Anita, it all sounds and looks spectacular! I love the photos! This post really warmed my heart. We all need a getaway sometimes! xxx

  2. Hello my little one, and I'm thinking that would be you! We have two spare bedrooms so you and S are welcome anytime!