Monday, July 30, 2007

Stitching and Castles

Well here is my Chinese Goddess of Mercy so far, I was stopped because my frame fell apart. so the DH took a day before he got around to fixing it for me. So in the meantime I worked on some PIF gifts and won about 16 new packages of Mill Hill beads on ebay for $20.00 USD. I crocheted this little needlebook too yesterday afternoon:

And here's it opened up:
And now for some fun pictures. This past Saturday we took a bus for 5 hours to visit two of the most famous castles in Germany, Hohenschwangau and Neushwanstein. We weren't allowed to take pictures of the inside though but they were awesome and we all definitly got more excercise than we had bargained for. It was a 20 minute walk one direction to one of the castles and then 45 minutes to the other castle in the opposite direction, and we were rushing all the way just to make our tour times.

This one is the princess castle but from the backside as thats where the trail was to go up it. We didn't have time to go around to the front and take pictures. We had a five hour drive back and a bunch of people waiting on us so we plan to go back on our own next time, it should only take about 3 hours to drive there the way my DH drives plus we have a GPS so we won't get lost like the bus driver did.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Southwest Bavaria, Germany Built: Construction began in 1869 by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. Pop culture connection: The design pays homage to the operas of Richard Wagner. It served as an influence for Cinderella's castle in Disney's Magical Kingdom, and Oroduran Castle in the 8th Pokémon Movie. Highlights: Its fantastical nature isn't owed to an architect, but to theatrical set designer Christian Jank. It features a room made to look like a cavern, and a secret flushing toilet in the master bedroom.

9 comments on "Stitching and Castles"

Stitchingnow on Monday, July 30, 2007 3:55:00 AM said...

Awsume..Thanks for sharing. Love the progress you are making. Love the needle book too.

Jamie on Monday, July 30, 2007 6:11:00 AM said...

Oh this is so cool. Everything looks great!

Pikaboo on Monday, July 30, 2007 9:49:00 AM said...

I love the little needle book!

Is your husband in the military? My dad was in the army and we were stationed in Germany a couple times when I was a kid. My favorite memories are of all the castles, towns and parks we went to in Germany!

Cindy on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 5:24:00 AM said...

Great pics!

Your needlebook is very pretty :)

Cheryl on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:38:00 AM said...

Your goddess is gorgeous!
Love the castle pictures

Lillie on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 9:46:00 PM said...

Wow ! the goddess is so serene. The crochet needlebook is cute and thank you for sharing photos of your trip...lovely indeed

Nicole and Phil on Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:20:00 PM said...

the stitching is looking terrific....lots of work in the moon, that doesn't look like fun!!!
We loved the Neuschwanstein Castle too....and I rmeember the long walk to get up there as well! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

Michele on Friday, August 03, 2007 10:50:00 AM said...

awesome pictures of the castle! and that needlebook is sooo sweet :)

stitcherw on Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:53:00 PM said...

Your Goddess is looking lovely, and the needlebook turned out very cute.

Wonderful pictures of the castles, these would be such fun to visit. I've seen Neushwanstein done up in crossstitch before and it is amazing.


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