Showing posts from July, 2014

Out of action for a little while

Just to let you know that I might not be able to blog for a short time as today I am having a little op on my index finger.  Its only minor but I have been told that I won't be able to drive or get it wet for three weeks and it will be very stiff after that!  As its my right hand it's going to be fun trying to do things left handed. I was more concerned about being unable to do any crafting so I have a pile of books lined up to read instead  and i plan to make the most of it as OH is quite capable of doing everything else that is too tricky for me.  In fact he's in the kitchen right now making tonight's dinner,  a chilli as we will be out all day :-)
Terri X

We Jumped At The Chance!

Of staying in my friends home which they run as a 4* B&B and looking after their dog whilst they are down in England for the weekend.   The words on this plaque on their wall are lovely and that is just what i am doing, enjoying a quiet time in a quiet place... The frontage is so attractive with lots of interesting things to look at
A scottish thistle mosaic, isn't this lovely.
Lots of old tools and implements to look at
I  have no idea what this could have been
Wandering around the garden its a pity the sun is not shining as it would be nice to sit out here and have tea.  The sky is overcast and looks like it could rain anytime but it is still quite warm.
Fairies and roses, very romantic i think. Notice the rusty heron?
My friend is good at making cakes and left us one to enjoy so that's just what i'm going indoors to do now. Yum!

Terri X

A Week Of ....

LUCKY FINDS.  This lovely picture of a scottish croft overlooking a loch was hiding amidst a box full of others but as soon I saw it I thought  it would forever remind me of our Highland home.  There is no artist name on it but it was definately worth the pound i paid.
This is a scarf that i spotted in a box on the floor in a charity shop.  The colour of the roses is so vibrant and i will use it as a little cloth on a small table.  Another pound well spent!
CATCHING UP.  I have recently been in touch with two old friends, one i had lost touch with 10 years ago and it was lovely to hear from her.  We have had a little chat by phone and will keep in touch regularly from now on but we do live a long distance away from each other so a visit will have to wait for a while.  I did have a lovely day out yesterday with another friend who i see every couple of months. We just pottered around a few shops i hadn't been in before and had a good catch up over lunch.  We also had a look round a gl…

A Little Knitting Project

A tah-dah moment for the little napkin holders I have made as a liitle present for my sis-in-law who has the biggest collection of napkins you've ever seen! They were going to be for her Birthday but she saw me making them when she popped in so no surprise now.
I took the pattern from this magazine which has a few more patterns that i would like to try. I've also used one to hold these two big needles together in a pretty way.  
I've decided to give them to her today and i hope she will like them.
Terri X

Buy Some Happiness?

Money couldn't buy the happiness i felt this afternoon lazing in the sunshine on my steamer chair! I'm still reading the book "The Happiness Project" and was reading the July chapter and thought how lucky I was not having to work on a day like this. I could just sit a while and enjoy my view looking at the sheep on the hill. They have all just been sheared and their lambs are getting much bigger and sturdy now. You can also just see the wind turbine at the top but it was facing East and didn't disturb me today. The occasional cloud drifted over and a breeze kept me from being too hot but Bonny was feeling it She flaked out next to me trying to get a bit of shade from the chair. I did eventually move and picked the last of my lettuces and filled the gap with a few geraniums Still got a bit of space to plant something else. I went inside to make a quick dinner of cheese and potato pie for OH and son.  There is some of the pineapple upside down cake to eat up too. I have nea…

The Past Week

This photo sums up beautifully the weather we have been having over the last week, sunshine and showers.
When i went South and got the chance to go to Ikea, i brought a hanging shelf to put in my wardrobe, it caught my eye as it was a Cath Kidston material.  I decided to have another declutter session this weekend and managed to clear out 2 black bags full of old clothes, some so awful that they have now gone into the recycle skip in the village and the rest set aside to go to a charity shop.  I also cut up a lovely blue cotton shirt just for the material box.
It was hard to get a picture but you can see that my space is limited!   I have actually been able to fit my coats in here now too and my winter woolies are on the top shelf along with my travel bags.   I am so glad i picked up that shelf unit now, pretty and practical.
The village is holding its Gala week starting next weekend.  It is the school summer holidays now and the week is full of activites for all the family.  I think i wil…

Retro Kitchens

I picked up this lovely little cookbook last week nor for the recipes but because the cover caught my eye. It has some lovely pictures in that I thought I would share with you. I love the formica table in this one
My second house had a kitchen very like this one!
Loving the red work tops which would work in a kitchen even today. Wall cupboards like these are quite sort after now
I had these blue and white floor tiles as well!
Terri X

Busy Bee

I am soooo late blogging about my week, the time has sped by and I have been busy at work because the school holidays start this week.  Anyway just a few random things to share like... a hedgehog snuffling around the garden. This is only the third time we have seen one since we lived here so we watched it for a while and were rewarded by seeing another peep out of the undergrowth.  Perhaps they are a couple and we may get some babies. I got a new shift dress from EBay and I love it Not a great photo but its from Italy and is a silver grey linen.  I can wear it with long leggings or short and various tops/jumper underneath so as its so versatile I decided it would be £18 well spent and its so comfortable.  I also shortened the brown linen dress that I wore to the wedding the previous week and its now the same length so I can wear it in the same ways as the grey. It also got the addition of a little rose on the pocket I have also had a lunch out with the patchwork group but as I am still tr…