First of all, thank you, all you lovely commenters, you have no idea how your words cheer me! I am realising that I need to respond by email to you all and I will, I will, honestly!
Next is this and I must admit I am rather proud of it, now that it is finally finished. It is very loosely based on a pattern that appeared in Piecemaker magazine in 2000 and was entitled A Prairie Shawl. Well, I can't tell you how many attempts I made at this pattern and how many times I ripped it back to the beginning as I had
|Simplified Piecemaker shawl|
James Brett DK yarn
|The Drawn Thread|
"O" for Operator
I showed you the Strawberry pillow that I sent to Jane in my last post, didn't I? Well, finally it was time to open this, from Jaclyn in the secret Summer exchange on Needlecraft Haven.
|Secret Summer Exchange|
The WT and I had a very short away day, well four, actually, back to the land of my birth, Scotland. The weather wasn't brilliant but definitely a whole lot better than the rest of the UK.
|The border to The Promised Land!|
|The WT enjoying a glass of|
|The dining room at the |
Oak Tree Inn
Cup of tea, anyone?
|This was one of about a dozen |
grandfather clocks in the inn's bar
We watched this event in the pub in Fort William.......
|Good Spellers, don't look!|
..... our Andy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga battling through the semi final with a cup of tea for me and a glass of something invigorating for him.
After a night in Fort William and yet another wonderful meal here on the shores of Loch Linnhe at we took the very scenic but has to be said, somewhat nausea inducing (for passengers) road along Loch Sunart to Kilchoan on Ardnamuchan to catch the ferry over to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.
|Somewhere on the Loch Sunart road|
or close to it!
Now, don't take this as any kind of precedent whatsoever, you understand, but a lovely Sri Lankan doctor at the next table with his family kindly took this photograph and since it isn't
|Mr and Mrs WT|
Because, I have to show you this....... a parcel arrived last week and I love what was inside!
|My very own Lowery!|
Wonderful service but a tiny complaint in that I ordered the Accessory Bracket but not the light Bracket and without that the accessory one won't work. It does say so on the website but the lovely lady taking my order didn't point it out. A very tiny complaint in what was exceedingly fast and pleasant service! Big thanks to my Friendly Stitchers chums, Melissa and Jo, both of whom
I can't tell you what a difference it makes not having to hold a frame. I might even have some pictures of Around the World to show you next time if the Mordivinian stitch doesn't finish me off!
That is probably enough for now, if you are all still awake? Oh good, you are, just in time to leave a comment! Please?
Enjoy what ever life brings you, don't forget to smile AND cheer on your country in the Olympics!