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My little craft space and where am I now?

Hi everyone, I thought it was about time I gave you a little update on my travels…….

My first stop was the  Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the West Midlands where I found a pretty shop called Oopsy Daisies, it was ever so nice, I asked the lady in the shop if I could take photos to show my blog readers and she kindly said yes.
It is worth a visit if you are in that area! 

Such pretty things!  

 Very french don’t you think?

Travelling in England and a visit to Rome
Our next stop was our planned visit to Rome, we had a wonderful time visiting the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum, all of which were amazing.  The Vatican City.
On our return we prepared the motor home for our next leg of our journey around England, we started off wild camping for the first night before we left for Worcestershire, it was quite funny because we were unsure how everything worked on the motor home but we worked it all out eventually. 
I must admit I have quite taken to this style of living, particularly loving the fact that if we get fed up of somewhere we can simply drive to somewhere new. 
So far we have driven through the counties of, Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and  Oxfordshire, our next county will be Buckinghamshire where we will visit Bletchley Park the top secret place of the Enigma Code Breakers during the second world war.   
We visited Blenheim Palace on Sunday and are planning to visit Jane Austen’s house this week in Hampshire, it has been on my to do list for many years. Jane Austen’s house.
I will post photos of all our visits over the next few weeks.
Our new home in France.
We have found a lovely house in Central France, we found three that we really liked and one that we totally fell in love with and we both knew that this was the one! The paperwork is all being arranged and it should be ready for our arrival in October/November.
We are so excited, there are only a couple of houses nearby but not too close, with lots of space in the garden and gorgeous views from every window, it is a real haven of tranquility.       
My new craft room space in the motor home
I managed to organise a little craft room space in our new temporary home, initially averything was in this bag and I pinched a couple of drawers before my husband saw them first! Lol…..
I have not had chance to do much cross stitch since we started our travels as we keep finding interesting places to visit. 
My craft stuff in a bag! 

I forgot to pack my embroidery lamp so I am struggling to see the small count fabric, however, I do have a project that is 14 count fabric so at least I can see that.
This is the Think Pink cross stitch pattern and Love to Bake cross stitch in progress.

This is Santa’s Village work in progress, I only have two to finish but it ended up being an unfinished project.  
 I packed my little drill and glue just in case I got around to some finishing but I don’t think that will happen!
 Love this 2016 year planner, there are ever so pretty images inside. 

I need to tidy up before I show the motor home inside!
Until next time, happy stitching!  
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    It sounds like you are having a lot of fun.

  2. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Oh Lynn! I am so glad you found time to post. This is so fun to follow your adventures. Have a super week!

  3. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    What a lovely shop. sounds like you are having a great adventure traveling around. Congrats on your new home!!

  4. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Oh Lynn, what a fun adventure you are on! I particularly liked seeing your stash drawers. A motor home tour would be so fun to see. Can't wait until you can show us your new French home. It is so fun for me to experience this through your blog over here on the other side of the pond. Your are definitely living the dream! Be well and be safe.

  5. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Love the pictures….

  6. September 22, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    This must be such an exciting venture. Did you get so see the pope?? I wish you the best with your new home – cannot wait to see a picture.

  7. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I love your 'temporary' cross stitch space. I'm surprised you have any time to craft at all with all your fantastic trip plans!!

  8. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Sounds as if you are very busy. I enjoyed reading about your trips.

  9. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    What a merry adventure you're on, Lynn! I'd never get any stitching done πŸ™‚
    Love the little shop!

  10. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Glad you have found your house and having lots of exciting adventures while on your journey.

  11. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    What an amazing moment in your life, such a wonderful journey stopping off when you want to visit something in particular and then the exciting move to your new house. You will have so much to post about and share with us. Think I am a bit envious.

  12. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    What an adventure you're having, Lynn!!!! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am so looking forward to your adventure of living in France. ^^

  13. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It sounds wonderful. I'm glad you're enjoying your travels in your motor home and that you found your new dream home in France.

  14. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Thanks for your update – your new life is sounding so fun!

  15. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    It is great to read of your adventures and look forward to your next instalment. How wonderful to go and live in France. Happy stitching Shirley N.Z.

  16. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    This brand new chapter of your life sounds like so much fun, Lynn!! Can't wait to hear more about your new French home πŸ™‚

  17. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I am quite envious πŸ™‚ I definitely haven't the nerve xx enjoy your adventure and I love how organised you are xx

  18. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Sounds like you're having a great time! I love motor homes but could never drive one!

  19. October 13, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Every looks just perfect!!! Love the little crafting space that you made in the motorhome. So happy you found the perfect French home! Can't wait to see more pics.

  20. November 7, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Somehow I have mist this message (whilst travelling through France) and it is an important one!
    Congratulations, a new and French home! It sounds lovely, is there a lot of DIY to do or can you just move in? Perhaps you will show us a little picture of your 'hidingplace'? πŸ™‚
    Nice to see how you arrange all your creative stuf in the motorhome. Handy those drawers, we don't have them, so I have to put mine in a box, but that works also πŸ™‚
    I wish you a happy (and creative!) time in the motorhome Γ‘nd in France. Bon courage!
    Greetings again

  21. December 7, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Lynn: You must have had a wonderful time, and such great goodies to bring home.
    Rome is on my bucket list for travels now that I am retired.
    Oh my gosh that store is a dream come true, wow I want to go there now.