Sunday, 30 September 2012

Lazy Sunday Afternoon ..........

There's a song in there somewhere lol!  Well here I am again; not as quick as I had hoped but having had visitors and lots to be getting on with I didn't have a chance to get to sit down and blog until now.  Kettle's been on so grab a cup of whatever you fancy and settle down.

Cat Lessons for People - Lizzie*Kate
I have been stitching - on one of my Crazies and here's a pic to show how I have got on.  I am putting this back into my rotation tomorrow but I am so happy with what I have achieved so far especially as Maureen pretty much gave me a challenge to at least get the cat finished when she was here two weeks ago.  Didn't I do well?

Should have put a bet on it ........

The weekend that Maureen was here I had another Maureen visiting; this one an old work colleague.  Its always nice to have her come to visit and she kindly took us both out to dinner to Battlefield Rest to celebrate her recent 60th birthday and my belated (very) 50th birthday!  Battlefield Rest is a very popular eaterie here on the south side of Glasgow.  in fact it used to be a tram stop and I can remember sitting in the waiting room (what is now the main body of the restaurant) with my mum when I was little.  I hasten to add that it was a bus we were waiting for as the trams stopped in Glasgow in the very early 60s!

We had a busy Saturday as we not only took a trip up to Queens Park to the Farmer's Market (and discovered a late clutch of chicks on one of the ponds) but we also went up to Pollok Country Park where they were holding a Highland Cattle Show.  Plenty of lovely highland cows and their wee ones and I got a chance to renew an old acquaintance with one of the Clydesdales, Spencer, who is a complete darling.  

 Oh and I received the most gorgeous ornament from Frances (no blog) in our Christmas/Winter in July exchange on Friendly Stitchers.  It is really quite stunning and I am thrilled to bits with it and can't wait to place it on the tree this year.  She also sent up a piece of Campbell tartan ribbon which I am thinking of using as part of a cushion at some point.  I have never had a piece of Campbell tartan ribbon before - not even for my hair when I was little.  I am proud of my clan roots so will use it sparingly and wisely!  Thank you Frances so much!

Work continues slowly on the bathroom.  Scottish Power are insisting on installing an insolator switch before they will give permission for the new console board to be fitted.  They are coming tomorrow afternoon and hopefully the electrician will be able to come before the end of the week to do the rest of the work.  If I can also get the plumber to come on Friday - I could spend most of next weekend just standing under my new shower.  Prunes anyone?  I promise a photo when it is all done (and I promise NOT to be in the shower when the photo is taken lol!)

Okay I am going to toddle off for a refill and pick up my needle again as Downton Abbey will be on shortly and I want to be nice and comfy before it starts.  Hope you've all been stitching away merrily and as always thanks for stopping by.


Ally xx


Mouse said...

oooo I say ... stitching ???? wow well done you .. and I now have this mental picture now of you looking like a prune now .. thanks ROFLMSO !!!!
gorgeous exchange piece from Frances :)
good luck with the electricians etc :)love mouse xxxx

Maureen said...

Oh. I see a puddy cat....impressed I am!

Denise SA said...

Well done on the stitching hope your new shower is working soon

Jo said...

Stitching looking good.fingers crossed it's not long til the showers sorted now xxx

Meari said...

Sounds like you've been really busy! Cute ornament you received, and nice progress on your stitching.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :)

MysteryKnitter said...

I wish you all the best with the shower and all that. said...


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