I would like to thank everyone who has sent me cards and gifties and also for all the messages and pictures on FB too ... also to my work colleagues for getting me candles for my cake and singing to me :) you have made me feel one special wee mouse :)
I have been busy on the stitching front and sent out two little gifts of my own ... one to Jo of serendipitus stitching and the other to Butterfly and as they have landed safely at their end I can now show you all ...
I have done some more stitching on the Linen and Thread SAL, worked on some more of my new year's day start at Chris's the other night .... started a new L*K peice when DH and I was away yesterday and I have also finished the top of my 50th Birthday Quilt now known as the Quilt of Friendship :) thanks Jo .... I have even got the wadding in place now and need to quilt it asap so that I can get it finally finished .... DH got me the variagated cotton thread today for my machine while we were on our way back from our Christmas Present break that was booked on my birthday weekend at the Palace Hotel at Buxton.
The break was just what we needed, especially as I have had a wee blip in my health and I am having some tests done tomorrow .... I have found a lump and at the same time my coil has gone missing ... DH says when they find it can they change the frequency so we get a better music channel hahahah ..,,, Seriously though I am hoping that they are both related and the coil is the main culpit of my symptoms ..... I will let you know how I get on once I get some answers :)
Soooo on to something nice ..... our wee break at Buxton was lovely ... the hotel is a huge Victorian house with oooddles of rooms on every floor ...our room was way out the back of the house and was very quiet and although basic it was clean and very comfortable .. I started my new L*K peice "Do your best " while DH was chilling with his book and the sandman;)
We went out for a look round on the Saturday evening before our dinner was due and got us a bun to celebrate my birthday... I did take a photo .lol
Sunday dawned bright and crisp with a hard frost overnight sooo walking down to the Pavillion Gardens was fun to say the least .... I managed to stay upright and got some nice photos while we were out and about ....I said to DH the things we do for my blogging friends ...lol , we couldn't cross to the other side of the bridges in the Gardens as they were soooo slippy ... and in the back ground of one of the photos you can see it is white over .
The journey back as a different way to the journey there and we travelled past the Blue John mines, through Castleton and Rivelin .... I manged to get some decent shots from the car and some not sooo but it will give you an idea of the road we travelled on and the gorgeous scenery we saw ....
Master Bentley was overjoyed to have us back ... we didn't know but the hotel takes well behaved dogs so next time he could come with us and wear his dickie bow and fit right in :) he doesn't like us leaving him behind ...even though both DD's were at home ....
I have got all my RR peices now so I will be starting them this week as I don't think I will be going to Chris's as normal on Tuesday, as bless her she has come down with a head cold ....
Hmmmm think that this is all my news sooo I shall find my photos for you as I go and fill the kettle again for you all :)
|Quilt top ready for quilting :)
|early morning sunrise
|university of Derby
|Very slippy bridges in the Pavillion Gardens
|this is a Dipper ... I checked in my new book :)
|The old baths turned into a shopping center
|look how white it is on the hills
|just loved the look of this shop front
|The Palace Hotel
|Lady Bower resevoir
|L*K Do your best ... new start
|moving along a bit more
|my birthday buns ... I had the Bee ...
|dinning room ceiling