Hey :) I'm back from Scotland. Had a fab time, but seems so long ago. My first day back to work wasn't terrific. I got told I was dropping a pay scale. So I had a pretty bad couple of days ... but its nice to drum up a bit of holiday love to write a post for you.
First thing is first though. I got back to a nice red notice from the post office saying they had tried to delivery a parcel for me. Yipeeeee ... I knew just what it would be .... my great give away winnings from Hilly T.
I collected it yesterday evening and it was a great pick me up to my bad news.
I got an array of fabulous things. A gorgeous pin cushion which was handmade, some beautiful wool with sequines on it (I'm thinking something xmassy!), some pretty fairy embroidery scissors, some really cool bird stickers (which my husband wants!) and a lovely hook to use and finally some British ribbon! I am spoilt, and very happy. Thank you Harriet! Thank you very much! xxxx
So back to holiday.
My crochet project of choice was to get working through the 200 Crochet Blocks book and boy did I enjoy it. They were one or two hour long projects and I found it so envigorating to learn loads of new skills. What better thing to do on holiday. I managed to do 8 while I was away along side a large knitted scarf which I haven't had chance to photograph.
Here is the progress of the crocheted blocks. I just want to keep going until I have done all 200!!!
First stop on my holidays was Richmond, North Yorks. We went to stay with my Granny for the day as it broke up the journey. The sun was beaming and we went into town, visited a craft fair and spent hours in her amazing garden crocheting together. See for yourself how beautiful it is ....
Wow! She has style!
Then it was a massive drive right up to Huntley, Aberdeenshire. I was thrilled by the views, and for a long car ride - I was never bored.
We spent five days up there and saw so much beauty. I took lots of photos on my camera, however here is a selection on my phone. If I get chance I would like to do another post as I took some lovely wildlife snaps which I know you will love. But in the mean time ....
The daisy below has been pressed and lies in between the pages on the map we used. Sweet!
Cairngorms National Park
Watching six dolphins on the north east coast. Real life Dolphins!
Edinburgh from the roof top of the National Scottish Museum
Lots of comedy ..... eight shows to be precise ..... and lots of drink.
I had the most splendid time. I really really did! Can't wait to upload the real snaps!
Thank you for having me back. Lots of love!