04 September 2006

'I'm so Lucky '& Stitching Stuff

Hello again :)

I am soooo lucky to have such lovely stitching friends.......look what arrived in the post a couple of weeks ago.

I was going to post this a few weeks ago, but I've been so busy (and worn out!) that I never got round to it until now. What you see before you is a lovely suprise I received in the mail from the lovely talented lass that is Singular Stitches

I visited her blog one evening and commented on some cloths that she had knitted. I remarked on how lovely they were (and they are I can tell you - check it out) and low and behold - a couple of weeks later I got this fantastic washcloth (which in my opinion works better than a loofah) and some lovely Mary Kay products (some lovely body wash and some moisture lotion). They are aptly called 'Embrace Happiness', which is just what I did when I used them - they smell fab the fragrance lasts for ages! Isn't she just the greatest? :)

I thought it also about time I actually put some stitching on here, so here is the L*K piece that I completed a few weeks ago - 'In All Things Give Thanks'. I stuck to the original threads used (which were an absolute pain to use - they kept knotting up on me every two seconds - and with Thread Heaven on them as well!) but I got there in the end.

And here's the project I'm currently working on. It's an Art-Stitch design called 'Rose Trio'. It's an absolute dream to stitch because the colours are so simple - just what I need being as my brain has decided to take up residence in my bum with everything that's going on at the moment!

And...YAY! My fabric arrived from Silkweaver for the Dracolair 'Phoenix' project that I'm going to be doing when I have completed 'Rose Trio'. It's a 28-count opalescent lugana in 'Sparkling Sundown' from their 'Reflections' range...here's a piccie - a not very good quality one I know but you can see the way it sparkles - I'm glad it lives up to its name!

It's things like the above that make me realise life is worth living and it makes me humble. I really am a lucky gal!

I shall be posting more of my holiday photies later on in the week, so watch this space - thanks for dropping by and have a great week :) xxx

03 September 2006

Time for a Change

I've decided to change my blog to something different, as now I am posting to you from my brand new computer. I was getting fed up with looking at pink all the time!

Well, my trip to Loch Lomond was amazing - I think I need another holiday to get over it! The weather was fantastic and the places we saw were fantastic as well. We stayed in Tarbet, which is the main of 3 other villages around Loch Lomond. The gaelic word for Tarbet is 'Tairbeart' meaning isthmus or, literally, "draw-boat". Loch Lomond at Tarbet is a mile and a half from a sea loch, Loch Long, at Arrochar (Arrochar is the next village, approximately 2 miles away). There is a valley that connects them, which is low lying and was long used as a portage route for boats. Also in 1263, Viking raiders sailed their longships between the two to allow them to do their plundering and pillaging along the shores of Loch Lomond.

A lovely pic of Loch Lomond. This was taken the next day after we arrived. The mountain you see behind the Loch is Ben Lomond, which in Gaelic means 'Beacon Mountain'

...and this is Loch Lomond to the right of the previous picture. This is where all the little boat tours leave from.

This is the Tarbet Hotel. It was a lovely little place to stay, but it's not exactly modern in decor. It didn't matter to me - it would have looked a bit strange to see modern furniture in a place as old as this.

That's about it for the moment. I have more piccies to show you in relation to our trip to Stirling Castle, Inverary, Fort William and Oban, but I shall post them later on this week, as good old Blogger is deciding to sulk. Back to work tomorrow (groan) - oh deep joy!

Until next time :)