Thursday, 10 August 2017

Summer, Scotland and Stitching

Summer has gotten off to a lovely start. We went to the wedding of two dear friends - who we met a few years ago when Darren accidentally fell on one of them during climbing (no injuries but a funny story). It was in the gardens of a beautiful house and the rain held off. During the time between the wedding and the reception, there were lawn games including Ultimate Frisbee. So surreal watching lots of people in fancy clothing running around after a frisbee. Even the bride joined in!!


My wonderful friend Hannah stitched me a very cool bag. She got the material from a website with loads of different material patterns (she has some Tardis material) - I don't know the site, as wisely she has not told me! It was perfect timing, as the bag my cross-stitch was in had split on both sides, and this new bag is a perfect size. Look how awesome it is!:


My brother and his wife came over from New Zealand for a visit, and so our entire family met up at our mum's in Scotland (we both decided that the family meet-up was to celebrate our birthday!). It was really lovely us all being together, if not a bit manic having 9 people in one house! We went for a walk in the Cairngorms, and went up to the reindeer herd there. They're very used to visitors, so came over to us expecting food. They got a photo shoot instead!





We also spent time with my mum's dogs - Noodles the Poodle, and Misty. They were loving having a lot of people there to pay them attention!!



With all the activity, I have also managed to get some sewing done! Edging closer to another page finish - I think another week and I'll be there!






And I've filled in all the gaps on the front floor since these photos - just keep forgetting to get a photo!

Hope you are all well

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bethan,the wedding sounds like lots of fun,nothing better than a family get together,glad you all had a lovely time.
Oh i love your cross stitch,beautiful work,well done xx

Maria said...

Sew now to have spend time together for the wedding.
The cross stitch is very pretty.

Brigitte said...

A great summer for you so far, Bethan. The wedding certainly was fun. And a family meeting up in Scotland, how cool is that.
Your new stitching bag looks awesome, and the fabric is more than appropriate, isn't it? Great stitchy progress on your project.

Lin said...

Sounds like a fun wedding. Lovely to spend time with family on your hols and interesting bag fabric. xx

Astrids dragon said...

Looks like you've been having fun all over the place!
The bag is perfect for you and yeah, so close to finishing Cogsworth and Lumiere!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sounds like you have been having a great Summer! Nice work on the stitching too.

Linda in Calif. said...

Can you believe that glorious veil out there on the playing field? What fun friends you have. Love all your pics. They have really brighten my day. Your Beauty and the Beast is coming along very nicely. (You do such nice work - I'm so jealous!)

Bethan said...

It was definitely great to be altogether! Thank you x

Bethan said...

Thank you :) x

Bethan said...

It was very much the highlight of the summer! The fabric is very appropriate, and just the perfect size x

Bethan said...

Thank you, Lin x

Bethan said...

We did get around this summer! Cogsworth and Lumiere have slowed down, but extra close now x

Bethan said...

Thank you Jo! x

Bethan said...

I know! We were all a little nervous for the veil! She did only play briefly though. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures :) And thank you so much - I try to be very careful with my sewing x

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