31 July 2006

Busy Busy Busy

Hey everybody, sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been a busy bee, which is great at the moment as it gives me something else to focus on. AT LAST, I bring you photies of my WIP's and some of my Ireland photos.

Here are my WIP's:

Mermaid of the Pearls

She's coming along nicely, although it's been about a week since I've done any work on her.

Knotwork Garden

I was really looking forward to getting this finished - now it's packed away with other stuff that is too emotional right now for me to deal with. You can see where I stopped stitching...maybe one day I'll finish it.

Holiday Photos!

This is a place called 'Doonass' which is about 3 miles down the road from CastleConnell, Co. Limerick. At the end of the road, there is a Restaurant/bar and the dead end, which faces out on to the River Shannon - this lovely little island with the 3 stones is what you gaze out at, after buying the obligatory pint of Guiness at the end of a thirsty walk!

And the little spec in the middle of this picture is the Heron I saw when out for yet another walk down by the River Shannon. This was taken about a mile down the road from my Aunt's house in CastleConnell.

This is my Aunt's cat - the lovely Misty along with my tower of strength, alias Ma. Misty's such a cutie and a friendly puss. She started life as a feral cat. My Auntie took her in and Misty took a shine to my Auntie. She tried to get Misty to come live inside, but Misty wasn't having any of that as she was so used to being outside. So my Aunt got a local carpenter to make her a little wooden hut outside - and there she lives quite happily! It has all the mod cons, like a heated pad for the winter and blankets - there's no fear of this little madam. As you can see, she's eyeing up my Mum's breakfast cereal - "any chance of a spot of milk please?"

Finally, this is my Auntie's Sister's dog called Molly. As my Aunt is at home for most of the time, and because Carmel is normally out at work, Molly spends most of her time here. About two hours before this picture was taken, Molly decided to go for a dip in the river, hence the 'Dragged through a bush backwards' look that she decided to adopt. Luckily Molly loves water and adores being washed - it's a good job really, she's always in the river up to mischief!

So there you have it - Ireland really is a place to restore your sanity and soul and I shall be returning next year. I'll post a few more Ireland photies later on in the week - if I don't stop now I'll be pushing it to get all the photos on here! I hope that everyone is well and happy and as always, thanks for dropping by.

Have a good week my friends! x x :)


Ali B said...

Hi Girlie! Love your latest WIPs, they look a-mazing!! and those photos of Ireland are stunning, its such a beautiful country, I will hopefully get over there sometime. Look forward to catching up again soon by e-mail. Take care of yourself, you sound very upbeat and positive - stay strong xx

catandturtle said...

Ireland sounds like alovely trip. Your wips looks great! Ann.

Singular Stitches said...

Carto, I don't know how I missed this post! Your Ireland pictures are wonderful. I can almost see Misty's head bob as she sniffs to see what good your Mum is eating!

Knotwork garden is really pretty! Who is the designer?

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Your stitching is lovely! I do hope that someday you will be able to pick up Knotwork Garden again. It's such a pretty piece.

As for the personal stuff... I've been there, and done that. Had the same sort of news delivered by my ex over 6 years ago. It takes time, but I promise that it does get better, sometimes in ways that you never imagined.

Your Irish holiday sounded nice & relaxing. Had to laugh about the kitty having her own heated house. Too cute!