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My trip to Bath and recent exchanges.

I thought I would show some  photograph’s of my recent visit to Bath in England where Jane Austen lived for five years.
A window display in the Jane Austen Centre.
We had tea at the famous Sally Lunn tea shop, the food was delicious.
The house was built in 1475!
The beautiful Georgian buildings and neat little shops, all I needed now was a
Georgian style dress and I would feel complete!
I found a very pretty bead shop in this square called Bijoux Beads here , of course I had to buy some!
Inside Bath Cathedral there was a beautiful embroidery and calligraphy art display entitled
The Celebration Of Creation by Sue Symons, the pieces were amazing, Sue is one very talented lady.
I have other photographs that I can show you in another post, if you love embroidery you will love these photo’s!
Sue has had her art work published, you can find more details here.
If you wish to visit Bath here is a helpful website.
Stitching news
I have just received a beautiful exchange from Shay in the Year Long Prairie Schooler exchange group  and I must say the photograph cannot possibly do this beautiful piece of work justice.
Shay made a stitching book with tatted lace inside and gorgeous roses on the outside, the stitching and finishing are perfect and I am thrilled to own such a beautiful piece of work.
I shall treasure this always.
Thankyou Shay!   
Here is the little pillow I made for Joke in the same round.
I am off on my holiday’s again for a week, I am going to Paris,
I just love it there,  I usually visit every year and I always look forward to going. 
There are a couple of needlework shops that I am going to visit and hopefully
I will remember to take photo’s to show on my blog when I return.
We are also visiting a few museums including the Museum of Fashion,
it has collections dating back to the 17th Century so there should be plenty of opportunity
 to get inspired for my needlework.
Posting news
I have posted the first, second and third prizes for my blog giveaway,
I will post the other prizes when I return from my holiday.
Thankyou so much for your lovely comments, I always love reading them!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. September 13, 2009 / 6:34 pm

    Those pictures are just stunning! 14what???? That was built in 14what? WOW! Now there is some history…thanks so much for sharing. Just stunning.

  2. September 13, 2009 / 8:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful tour of Bath with your stunning photos.

  3. September 13, 2009 / 8:40 pm

    Hola Lynn, antes de nada quiero agradecer tu visita porque me ha Dado la oportunidad de conocer trabajos y tu blog Tus, por que lo poco que lo visto hasta ahora, me parece maravilloso, pero poco a poco iré mirándolo todo y desde luego, seguiré visitándote.
      También quiero agradecer las fotos de tu viaje a Bath, ciudad de Jane Austen, me ha encantado conocer la ciudad de esa maravillosa escritora y además, es una ciudad preciosa.
      Muchas gracias y muchos besos Lynn.

  4. September 14, 2009 / 5:43 am

    Lynn, Thank you so much for sharing those photos of Bath with me. I was going to say and I live here and I've never been to Bath but I see that you do to. I am going to go soon. I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris – we were at a Bar-B-Que this afternoon and I was only saying how much I want to go to Paris but my dh keeps on telling me that it isn't wheelchair friendly. I really want to go. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  5. September 14, 2009 / 5:44 am

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your tour to Bath. your exchange ornament looks cute as always

  6. September 17, 2009 / 10:17 pm

    thanks for sharing photos of your trip to Bath; I enjoy reading Jane Austen's novels, so seeing those photos were a real treat.
    The exchange looks gorgeous, everyone has done a wonderful job.
    thanks for letting me "follow" your blog,

  7. Anonymous
    September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    A lovely post I enjoyed those pictures, thanks for shairing. best wishes Julie.C

  8. Anonymous
    September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    Thank you for showing your photos of Bath. Jane Austen is one of my favorite writers and it is so neat to see the actual places where she lived and wrote about. I hope you have a lovely vacation in Paris!

  9. September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    Oh what wonderful photos! It looks like a wonderful time! The exchange is fantastic!

  10. September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    Lovely photos of Bath. I went when I was about 10 or 11 and I didn't really like it. I think now I'm older I would appreciate it more. Beautiful exchanges too. I'm looking forward to seeing the other photos too.

  11. September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    I love your pics from Bath. I was there two years ago and I love every moment! Sadly, I didn't get the chance to go to the Jane Austen Centre :( Hopefully, I get to go sometime in the future!

    Sally Lun buns are great! I miss them!

  12. September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    Such great pictures , thanks for sharing.
    Both exchange looks wonderful and i hope you have a safe trip to Paris and Enjoy!!

  13. September 17, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    The photos from your trip to Bath look lovely! What a nice place to visit! I love Jane Austen and would love to visit there someday!

    That exchange gift is amazing! Look at all those goodies! Does Shay tat, too! I am off to her blog to check it out!

    ~TattingChic ♥

  14. September 18, 2009 / 9:44 pm

    The pictures time so well with my reading right now. I am currently reading Mansfield Park and loving it too. It relates so well. Thanks for the lovely pics :)

  15. September 19, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    The pictures are fantastic! I love it! thank you very much for show us!
    Have good weekend!

  16. September 19, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    Lynn, I love Bath!!! Is one of my favorite places in UK.

    Your blog is lovely and your stitching is beautiful. I will come back to visit often.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment :)


  17. September 20, 2009 / 11:05 am

    I love Bath !!!!
    Your blog is very beautiful.


  18. September 21, 2009 / 8:31 pm

    I just loved the tour around Bath. It's one of my favourite places and seeing all your pictures has made me want to visit it again!! Anything to do with Jane Austen whom I studied for my A levels and then went on to teach to others really excites me.
    The PS exchange pieces are gorgeous. What a lovely exchange to be in.
    Hugs Angela

  19. September 21, 2009 / 8:31 pm

    What beautiful pics! I lost myself for a minute, imagining what it must be like to walk through those amazing streets and see those gorgeous buildings!
    Such a gorgeous needlebook Shay made for you and your little pillow ornie is absolutely beautiful!!!
    Can't wait to hear about Paris and see your pics! Wish I were there with you!! Have fun!!

  20. September 22, 2009 / 8:38 pm

    What a beautiful place. Your exchanges are nicely done.

  21. October 12, 2009 / 2:42 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for these photos! I'm very fond of Jane Austen and her novels, and it is a great pleasure to see the place, which she had visited and of what she had written!
    Wonderful views!

    Best wishes from Russia