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Our weekend at Bradford and more…..

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Together We Stitch – Hilton Hotel in Bradford

We had a lovely time at the Hilton in Bradford- thirty guests for the weekend and numerous day ladies for the Saturday. Our room was lovely and spacious and had plenty of daylight. Lots of stitching completed and shopping done! I am working on some more venues for 2011 – keep an eye on Events and Classes

Whistle Stop Trip to Norway

Bill and I have just spent a couple of days in Norway and we managed to fit everything in to the two days including a visit to the Ullensvang Hotel in Loftus. The trip was partly to research my new CD Book Hardanger for the Horrified and also to talk to the hotel about another trip to Norway in 2012. We may have some good news…….

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Date posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

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We are back from Norway


The Ullensvang Hotel at Lofthus, on the Hardanger Fjord


Stitching in the Garden Room

I am going to find it difficult to talk about our recent wonderful trip to the Hardanger area of Norway and our superb hotel without sounding as if I am showing off. Our original hotel had cancelled our booking so we were upgraded to the Ullensvang Hotel at Lofthus. Owned by the Utne family, this hotel simply hit all the targets. Beautiful bedrooms and superb views across the water. We had a free day near the end of the holiday and sat in the Garden room and stitched and stitched and stitched – simply Heaven!

I must thank all the people we met on our trip, who combined to make it an unforgettable experience. Our visits to Husfliden in Bergen, our day at the Folk Museum in Utne learning Hardanger embroidery and the scenery exceeded even my expectations. With the snow still melting, the waterfalls seen from our bus were breathtaking and when Malcolm (our long suffering coach driver) put Edvard Grieg on the bus CD player, I do not think there was a dry eye to be seen! Perfect…….

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Date posted: Friday, May 9, 2008

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Hardanger at Pink’s Barn and in Norway


On Saturday 26th April, Sue Hawkins and I are off to Norway with our coach load of stitching ladies and a few long suffering husbands – The phone will be manned at HQ but it may a bit patchy this week. Apologies for that.Whilst away, Sue and I will be putting plans together for next year’s stitching holiday so keep on eye on these pages as you will see it here first.I thought you would like to see proof that we have a lovely time when we have a stitching day at Pink’s Barn- The sun shone and we worked a Hardanger project – I was getting in to practice for Saturday! A lovely day was had by all – I know some of the group stayed locally and continued to enjoy their weekend treat!

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Date posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008

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