Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Gone Fishing in Turkey

Istanbul by Thea Gouverneur
I mentioned at the beginning of the year that we were thinking of going to Turkey in May. Well, not only are we going, but by the time you all read this post I should already be on my way. I will be away until May 14.

In the first week, we will be visiting Cappadocia in central Turkey and Kuşadası on the Aegean coast. The schedule in the first week will be pretty packed as we're taking a tour. The second week will be spent in Istanbul doing our own thing.

I was able to get recommendations for embroidery shops and even invitations to pass by embroidery schools from a few stitchers/teachers on Instagram who are based in Istanbul. So there will be some embroidery stops in Istanbul and I already have a list of things I will be looking out for.

However, the major focus of the trip will not be embroidery and stash enhancement (I will try very hard). We will be visiting many museums, mosques and palaces. I love Islamic illuminations and geometric art, so I will be spending a lot of time studying those. I will be taking lots of pictures. My goal is also to find some good reference books (books don't count as stash!), one of our stops is the old book bazaar.

We'll have quite a few flight changes, so I'll need something to pass the time. I will be taking Bramble and the Rose. This piece has been to quite a few places; Western and Eastern Canada, South Korea, France and now Turkey. Soon, it's going to need it's own passport. The sewing kit on top is a lovely gift from Deborah of Sweetfallenangels. It will be coming with me to help keep track of all my tools. Still trying to decide between taking a hoop or q-snaps. I'm leaning more towards a hoop this time as the q-snaps take up more space and are awkward to set up in the small space on the plane.

We will have access to Internet at the hotel and we're looking into getting roaming data, so I won't be going off grid completely. I will to try to post on my Instagram account but most likely not interact much past that. I don't want to spend my time glued to my phone ;)


  1. Have fun! We'll look forward to hearing about your adventures when you get back!

  2. Wow--this is so exciting. Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to reading all about it in future blogs.

  3. How exciting! Have a fabulous trip and I look forward to seeing what you see!

  4. I hope you enjoy your visit to Turkey, so much to see, museums and mosques to admire and markets to investigate. Also I´m sure you will find time to advance with Bramble and the Rose.

  5. Oh, green with envy! Have fun and do share your experiences and purchases with us!

  6. Hope you are having a lovely time and taking lots of inspirational photos too.
    My copy of Inspirations arrived today so your's will probably be waiting for you when you get back!

  7. Oh, how exciting! I hope you're having a grand time and get a good deal of stitching done one the planes. I have a few well traveled pieces myself - 99 has been to Ireland, Australia and the US by now!

  8. Was searching for something on google and came across your post. So glad you liked the little sewing kit. I hope it proved useful on your travels. xxx

    1. I absolutely love it =D I always take this project when I travel. Thank you so much for sending it to me <3