Embroidery ~ A Magic Handcraft Growing

One of my favourite hobbies is embroidering, specifically the so called ‘punto antico‘ and the Hardanger technique.

The magic of this art is that you actually see your works growing little by little till you can see the end of them. Maybe after some months or even years. It depends on how much time you have. It is always stunning! It gives me such a pleasure and I feel really confident and happy with my results.

Here below you can see the growing of one of my Hardanger kitchen table runners. Next summer I am going to work on my bathroom curtains. I am already excited about it!

 

 

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Love Hymn

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What is love? Today I have read this letter again, and I believe it is the most complete description of Love.

From St.Paul’s Hymn to love

Love is patient and kind,

Love is not jealous and boastful,

It is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

It is not irritable or resentful;

It does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things,

Believes all things,

Hopes all things,

Endures all things.

Love never ends;

Dom 💓💓💓

Photo credit: detail from an ancient Roman vase (Palazzo Massimo – Rome)

10 Charming Small Towns in Italy

Thank you Ishita for loving my Country so much. I need someone to remind me how beautiful Italy is 😊😊😊

Enjoy Ishita’s post and blog ♡♡♡

Dom

Italophilia

Who doesn’t love quaint towns?? If you are in Italy or traveling there anytime soon, this list is a keeper. You will feel blessed to be in a country with so many varied choices of charming towns. Although this list is not exhaustive, it certainly includes many of my favorites. I will keep adding more to this list as and when I can. If you have any favorites, feel free to share 🙂

Perugia:

With an annual chocolate and jazz festival to its kitty, Perugia is quite a catch. It is still quite unknown to a first time Italy traveler so take a chance next time you are in Italy. Visit this medieval town before it gets run down by mass tourism and selfie sellers.

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Montegiove:

Deep in the green heart of Italy and quite close to Perugia is another small town with an ancient castle, a…

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