Friday, 17 July 2009

Feeling brighter

Well I am actually feeling a bit better today and its about time too.
Last saturday I was so full of pain in my leg that I couldnt stand it anymore, and Richard took me to A&E (I didnt want to call the Doctor out) I thought they would send me home with a flea in my ear and a paracetamol and told off for wasting their time, BUT the Doctor took one look at my leg and admitted me right away for treatment. This was a big shock and more so for my darling DH.
It turned out that I had a nasty infection in my leg and being diabetic they wanted to look after me. I came home sunday night with a big tub of antibiotics, I have had to take 12 a day until this sunday and I think that they must be starting to work, as the redness has gone but I still have a very lumpy and bumpy leg.
On to more happy things lol I finished my new cushion covers today, I made them for the conservatory, and they are lovely bright yellow/orange/lemon and green, like a drop of sunshine in our dull wet and windy summer.
Sunday this week I have my "ladies" here, its a hardanger group and we meet once a month for the day, so I have that to look forward to.
My good news this week is that I have 10 of my hardanger designs in Sewandso's top 100 charts, not bad going eh.
I really wish all this wet weather would go away though, as DH desperately wants to start digging the garden to make our stream, which will start near the conservatory and wend its way down the garden to the pond. This has been a dream of his for years now, and finally we have everything we need to do it, apart from a few dry days.
I have been stitching with smoking needles this past 10 days to finish a gift for my neighbour. She had to have her cat put to sleep a couple of weeks ago, and was devastated, he was the loveliest black cat, with a really shiny coat. I decided to stitch Bothy Threads, Follow Me for her, its a lovely design that I hope she will like. I shall make it into a Bell Pull for her. I am on the last quarter of the last page now so might get it finished over the weekend. I will put a photo up next week if its done.
Anyway enough of my ramblings for the time being, thank you for visiting.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Help I cant stop

Help I'm a stashaholic, I just cant stop buying fabric, I went in to buy just 3 yards of backing fabric for a quilt I have already made, and came out with this as well. Please dont offer any remedies to make me better, this is one illness I can live with.
I also got 2mts of these beautiful little butterflies.

Cotton Exchange

This year the forum I am part of celebrates its 2nd Birthday, (it was on July 4th) and as a 2nd Anniversary is cotton that is what we decided to exchange.
I got these lovely fat quarters from Julie and had a real laugh at the card. She had run out of her usual ones and all she had in stock was this christamas one lol she crossed out christmas and it said happy July.
Thanks Julie for a lovely gift which will be put to good use.

Happy Holidays

We had the most fabulous holiday in Scotland and for the first time ever, I really didnt want to come home, dont get me wrong I love our home and garden, but the Lodge we stayed in was just so comfortable in every way, that I wanted to stay forever.
This is the Lodge, and its situated at the side of Loch Linnhe just outside of Fort William

This is the view from the lovely spacious balcony I sat here stitching quite a few times

Do you know there is not one Needlework Shop in Fort William, dont these people know all about the joys of stitching and stash building!!!!!!!!!
I did manage to find a little coaster kit however, when we travelled on the Steam train to Mallaig. We had the most gorgeous and tasty fish dinner there, and a little look around the shops before travelling back to fort William again.

Another day whilst out and about, we stopped in a lay by for me to stretch my legs and joy of joys there were 2 Sea Otters playing amongst the rocks, they were really playing, tumbling and diving and then fishing. They dragged the fish onto the rocks to eat and then back into the water. We must have watched them for at least an hour and it was our first sighting ever. We try to photograph them but all we got were blurred images but here is where we saw them.

Old Inverlochy Castle was a beautiful old ruin and the views were fantastic, just look at this photo its looking through one of the arches up to ben nevis and if you look carefully you can just see some snow on the top.We had a trip out to Eileen Donan castle too which is famous for being used in many films, amongst them one of our favourites, Highlander.

Whilst Richard was "in the little boys room" I PULLED lolWe had a trip to Skye too and also a trip from the Kyle Of Lochalsh in a glass bottomed boat. This was one of the most wonderful things we have ever done, we saw hundreds of Moon Jellyfish, Compass Jellyfish, Sea Urchins, hugs Starfish both the 5 armed and 7 armed ones also lots of little fish and the most amazing kelp beds, a true experience if ever you are there.
I have to show you this photo, it is of the disabled loo in The Kyle of Localsh, I felt like I was being watched, but its just so funny.
Anyway I wont bore you with anymore rambling or piccies apart from this last one which took on the way back to the Lodge, the scenery is just stunning and I cant wait to go back next year. (we have booked already)