Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tuesdays Tales!

Life is still a bit crazy around here so apart from the sad stuff I have nothing off great interest to blog about. I must say thank you though to everyone for their prayers, hugs and support. We are finally having a few days off sunshine so I thought I would post some pictures of my garden and this years potted plant flowers. 

 My baking mode has also really kicked in just now. Last week it was another Chocolate cake and Spiced cake. Vanilla slice, Empire Biscuits and Scones are on this weeks agenda.

My needle has been on overtime for the past two weeks as not knowing whether I am coming or going these days I suddenly realised I didnt have a lot of time to stitch two July Birthday gifts. I;ve only given you a sneak preview as the two lovely receipents read my blog. I shall hopefully be able to reveal all in my next post.

While reading my friend Catherines blog http://bramblewoodstitches.blogspot.com/ recently she mentioned that Ned the family gnome had decided to go off on a trip. My daughter Heather discovered him in our front-door planter a few days ago, I just can;t imagine the trip he had to get here. He must have been too exhausted to ring the door bell..lol. He is going to be spending the Summer with us here in Scotland. To follow his time with us and to find out where else his travels will take him check out his blog 

Lastly for anyone interested sign-ups are being taken at the Stitched with Love blog  for a new Summer Holiday Exchange.

Have a good week. Hugs!


Yvon (jioya) said...

It's good to know that you've had some sunshine in Scotland, i love the photo's of your flowers.
And the cakes look delious.

I keep my fingers crossed for more sun in Scotland!!

Hugs Yvon.

Annie said...

The flowers are gorgeous and the baking looks yummy. Glad you can find some cheery things to offset some of the rest!

Big hugs to you and take good care of that gnome!

Teresa said...

Your flowers are just beautiful. Can I come over and have a piece of those delicous looking cakes.
Show the gnome a good time in Scotland.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Michele said...

Lovely blossoms!

Erna said...

Hello Sweetie, what a lovely flowers and delicious cakes.....
Enjoy the sunshine, you deserve it...
Take care....love you
Er xxxxx

Annette said...

What a beautifull flowers, love them!!!
Jummy those cakes look great!!!
Great stitching can't wait to see the whole piece

Mylene said...

Baeutiful flowers you have, Elaine! and those cakes looks yummmmmmmmy!

Rachel S said...

The flowers are beautiful, and I love the travellin' gnome. I hope things get better soon.

carol fun said...

Oh your flowers are gorgeous! Such beautiful colors - and those cakes make my mouth water. I hope things take a turn for the better - you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Justflo said...

Beautiful flowers, I'm glad you've had a little sunshine up there in Scotland. Your cakes look really yummy.... now I feel hungry. Oh my,!! Your 'secret stitching' looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing them disclosed

Colleen said...

Love your flowers, they are beautiful, Lainey. Could you save me a piece of cake or a scone? Can't wait to see your 'secret stitching'projects, once revealed. I'm off to visit Catherines blog. How funny that the gnome came to your house. I hope he will make some appearances on your blog this summer.
So good to see you posting again.
Hugs across the pond {{{Hugs}}}

♥ Nia said...

Your cake's photos always look so good.. I want a piece!! :p hehehe

Bette said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! And the cakes look good too!

Sally said...

Those flowers are beautiful and I think I'm on my way for a cuppa and a slice of cake :)

Looking forward to seeing those stitched pieces. They look lovely.

Fiona said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I did wonder if they had been taken in Scotland as they are very sunny. Your cakes look fantastic, but my boys would have those eaten before I had time to take a photograph...lol. Look forward to seeing your whole stitching when you have given the gifts, what I can see looks very pretty.

Catherine said...


Your flowers are beautiful! And those cakes - yummy! Watch out for Ned though, he might eat those during the night!

Love those stitched gifts - the sheep are so sweet! Can't wait to see the entire piece!

I'm sure Ned is having a blast! Hope he's not too much trouble!

Carol said...

Such beautiful flowers and cakes! And I'm sure the lucky recipients of your birthday stitching will be thrilled!

How cute that Ned the Gnome has traveled to Scotland--I'm sure he'll love his visit :)

Barb said...

What a lovely post Lainey, your flowers are so bright and sunshiney.Hope you get some more sun that you can enjoy.
OHHH love the sheep is that ribbon.
How lovely to have a visitor for the summer ,hope he does not eat you out of house and home, mind you I wouldn't mind coming with Sally for a visit if the cakes are on offer yummy.!!
Take care dear and hope your problems start to ease soon.
Big hugs.