Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!



I want to thank all my readers for reading this blog and putting up with my nonsense! 2013 was not a particularly good year for our family, but I have a feeling 2014 is going to be GREAT!! A very happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all of you!
With love and best wishes
tich xx

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Great Sewing Related Video


 
This is so great!
Till next time.
tich


Wednesday, 25 December 2013


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
 
I am sitting here stuffed with turkey and trifle, and just wanted to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas. We have had some severe storms and very high winds recently, the sea breached the road again, but we are snug and warm and have had a wonderful day. The family have all phoned/Skyped, and we are now sitting watching the 'box', having a glass of homemade wine.
Hope you are having as good a time as us.
tich


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Oh Tannenbaum!!



 
We have been having some really bad, stormy weather recently, with the ferries cancelled, the planes grounded, so it was a relief to get over to Kirkwall recently to get the Christmas shopping. We only have a very limited time to rush round all the different shops to try and get all the things on the list, that cannot be found on the island. I always try to squeeze in a visit to the library, despite getting the library van over on the island once a month. If truth be known, I go the van and also the library as well. it is one of the best libraries I have ever seen, and the staff are brilliant! When I walked in this time, I got a lovely surprise. The Kirkwall Knit and Natter group had knitted/crocheted a Christmas tree. It was gorgeous! A wooden frame was made by the staff and then the squares and the ornaments were attached - fantastic!! Do have a look!
 


 









 
I love the knitted robin!
 
 
As I said at the beginning of this post, our weather has not been good. Last night it blew all night, the highest gust was 84mph, and we had a really high tide this morning. The sea breached our road in several places. The video below shows one of the breaches over the road.
                         
The sea is on the left hand side, and the sea has breached the bank and is flowing over the road and flooding the field on the right hand side. We had to about turn and go the long way round to the shop. it is supposed to blow right up to Christmas, but at least we are not getting snow like some places.
Till next time
tich


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Video


I hadn't seen this advert previously, as we do not have this store anywhere near us. To me it sums up exactly what Christmas should be like - friendship, love, sharing, helping each other, giving and accepting differences. What a lovely video!
Till next time.
tich

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Machine Embroidery Blog Hop


http://sewcalgal.blogspot.co.uk/
 
I know I am a bit late for this, but SewCalGal is holding a Machine Embroidery Blog Hop this week, and it looks so good. Either click on the icon above (used with permission), or on SewCalGal's name to see the beautiful work.
Here are the details -
Monday, Nov 4th
SewCalGal 

Tuesday, November 5th
I Have A Notion

Wednesday, November 6th
Patsy Thompson Designs 

Thursday, November 7th
Beaquilter

Friday, November 8th
Stormy Days
SewCalGal 

Why don't you hop over (ouch!) and have a look?
Till next time
tich