Loch Leven & Loch Leven Castle
The day after our Anniversary celebrations we headed off for a much needed weeks break. We returned to the lovely apartment near to Loch Leven in Perthshire that we had previously stayed in July. It was very relaxing week with some lovely trips to Aberfeldy, Dundee, Perth,Pitlochry and Dunkeld.
This is the beautiful town of Dunkeld We had a delicious sample of home baking and coffee in the Cafe and I purchased my Poppy Jug (photo in previous post) in "Going Pottie".
Another day we visited the city of Dundee In many towns in Scotland you will find buskers singing in the street. As you can see one of the shoppers was really enjoying the music. A young man was also doing this sand art outside one of the stores. The detail was amazing.
Half way through our holiday I celebrated my birthday. Ian had brought some of my cards with him so I could open them while away. Family and friends gave me money as they knew I needed a new camera. After a lot of deliberating I finally settle on the Lumix TZ27. I also got a nasty surprise on my birthday. Stupidly I didn;t switch the light on before going down the steps from the bedroom to the living-room. I missed one and fell right to the floor. We both got a nasty fright but thankfully I didn;t break anything. My back and hips were very sore for a number of days and I;ve got some lovely bruises but I;m okay now.
When I came home I was overwhelmed with these gorgeous gift from my dear stitching friends. They all know me so well. The stitched pieces are just gorgeous!!! Sally made me this adorable little Lamb, Lesleyanne a beautiful Noel Snowman, June my gorgeous purply trimmed Snowman and Cath made me not one but two more beautiful Snowmen and another darling sheep for my flock. Thank you so much to you all for spoiling me so, the stitched pieces and wonderful treats will be treasured.
Finally if your still with me. My stitching mojo has been waining a bit again but during the Olympic games I did finish my "Delivering Posies". I;m quite pleased with the colours but it wasn;t until I was taking a photograph I noticed my bird has a row missing from the top of his head. Guess I;ll need to fix that.
I really don;t know who to blame for this but it wasn;t my fault..lol. I was so sure that I would stick to stitching but I was out shopping one day and saw some wool and I thought of all those lovely knitted and crocheted pieces that I keep seeing on your blogs I gave in and bought some. I was going to knit but I came across my old crochet hook first and yes its very old hasn;t seen light of day since I was a teenager. I prowled the Net until I found some instructions and a free chart and oh dear I;m hooked..lol. I did some squares to remind me of the stitches and then made this skinny scarf. I also bought some more wool and a book while on holiday. Well I couldn;t go into a craft shop and come out with nothing.
I hope that you have enjoyed my ramblings. To my dear friends I;m so lucky to have you in my life thank you again for making the past two weeks so special. Thank you also to everyone who takes the time to come visit me here. Even though I have many followers I don;t seem to have as many visitors as I used too so I really appreciate those that take the time to come by and say Hi.