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To Milan for Bill’s 60th Birthday

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The enormous needle and thread sculpture outside Carmona station

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The splendid Galleria shopping centre

Just a quick note to tell you what we have been up to! Bill and I were working together at the Knitting & Stitching Show and one of the open days included his 60th Birthday! I surprised him on the day with tickets to fly to Milan and attend a special performance of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. It was wonderful – we walked through the city in our evening dress and I felt like a millionaire! The following night, we joined the queue for Gallery tickets for a Brahams Piano Concerto and joined the throng standing in the gallery. I must admit that felt more normal but it was lovely to experience both ends of the spectrum!

I thought you would smile when you see the needle and thread sculpture – built to celebrate Milan as a centre of the fashion industry. Surely, this must be the largest away waste knot in the world! I am working on a project inspired by Milan as I write and it will appear in a later edition of Stitch That magazine.

Date posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Comments (4)

Surely not, Bill cannot join ‘the Swinging Sixties’! However, it must be true if the misses says so, therefore happy birthday and the best of everything for the new decade, Bill.
Lots of love and a big birthday hug,
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Monday, November 3, 2008

Surely not, Bill cannot join ‘the Swinging Sixties’! However, it must be true if the misses says so, therefore happy birthday and the best of everything for the new decade, Bill.
Lots of love and a big birthday hug,
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Monday, November 3, 2008

Hello Jane and Bill
Wow! You DO get around, don’t you?! Many congratulations on Bill’s 60th birthday, and I hope that you both enjoyed yourselves very much.
I have perked up a little and have resumed stitching, although some days are more productive than others.
Looking forward to reading about your adventures in the next edition of “Stitch That!”
Love
Hazel

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hello Jane and Bill
Wow! You DO get around, don’t you?! Many congratulations on Bill’s 60th birthday, and I hope that you both enjoyed yourselves very much.
I have perked up a little and have resumed stitching, although some days are more productive than others.
Looking forward to reading about your adventures in the next edition of “Stitch That!”
Love
Hazel

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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