Thursday, 26 July 2012

A mixture of sorts and a give-away!

Hello to anyone who; still here following my very infrequent posts. I really appreciate anyone who still visits and takes the time to leave me a comment. 
Just for a change let me start with some good news. A few weeks ago my DH and myself got away on a last minute much needed break. We stayed in this wonderful cottage near Perth. The weather wasn;t great but that didn;t stop us getting out and visiting a few lovely places. Our first stop was Branklyn Gardens in Perth.

On our second day we were travelling through the village of Dunning when we noticed this monument at the side of the road. We were very surprised when we stopped to view it to discover what it was for. We discovered later as you see here there is quite a mystery to it.

After lunch on the same day we visited Falkland Palace. Mary Queens of Scots was a regular visitor here and the Royal Tennis courts are supposed to be the oldest surviving Royal tennis courts in the world.


On our travels home from our break we stopped in Queensferry when we spotted this huge cruise liner berthed under the Forth Railway bridge. My DH would love to go on a cruise but I;m a girl who likes her feet firmly on the shore line.

I haven;t done any stitching since I finished my Wedding piece a few weeks ago. My mojo has gone walkabout just now. I;m going to try and revive it with a new start to work on during the Olympic Games. This is Delivering Posies by Homespun Elegance. Off course as usual it will be done in my own colours.

As our Olympic Jubilee stitches exchange is now complete I can share the package I sent to Janet and the one I received from Christina.

I was crying and squealing with delight when I opened this amazing assortment of treats from Christina. Isn;t the snowman just adorable. Christina even put our initials off our country flags on the reverse (I forgot to take a photo but you can see one on her blog). I;m going to use the tins for storing my stitchy stuff. The china mug is being displayed in my unit and the cute Snowman chart will be on my christmas stitching list this year. I was also over the moon when I saw Christina had sent me some off Natalys gorgeous pins. I've admired them for so long and just never thought I would be lucky enough to have some of them. So many other wonderful treats were included as well. Christina I can;t thank you enough you put so much thought and care into this wonderful package.

This is the Exchange that I sent to my partner Janet. I really struggled to find a chart so I decided to alter a Lizzie Kate chart that I had in my stash. My DD Heather made the ribbon for me.

Finally if your still with me I;m sure you will be aware that tomorrow this years Olympic Games will be held in London. Even though I;m up here in Scotland I;m  very proud that the Games will take place in Britain. I'm looking forward to so many events and I hope all the British sports men and women fulfill their dreams  To celebrate I;m having a give-away.  Everyone can enter but if the winner is overseas the package will be sent by surface mail. You will receive the Flag Tin, Stitched Frame and all extras.The winner will be drawn on Sunday 5th August. You must answer all the questions and make sure if you don;t have blog that you leave me your email address. For a second entry post on your blog about the give-away. 

1. Favourite Olympian

2. Favourite Olympian Event

3. Favourite British Place to Visit

4. Favourite British Food

5. Favourite British Film/Tv Programme

6. Favourite British Actor/Actress