Christmas Day 2019 was a glorious day of frost and sunshine. We followed the same pattern that we have for many years – taking a picnic lunch and heading off in the car for a scenic drive. This year we decided not to go too far and headed northwards to favourite locations in Highland Perthshire. Even managed a walk on the moors with the dogs and stopped to enjoy the sunset on the way home. A lovely day.
At the beginning of October I spent a wonderful day on a stained glass workshop. Lovely and very talented teacher and I was so very pleased with the result of my first attempt at this new craft to add to my list of skills. Looking forward to another workshop to extend these skills in 2020. My design is based on a photo I took of a sunset whilst on Benbecula in September last year.
A cushion, commissioned by a friend, with the design based on a water colour painting by her of Loch Tay. All the pieces of fabric were Harris Tweed, sewn together to create the ‘landscape’ and then hand and machine stitching was added to embellish the features.
I was given some beautiful alpaca wool as a present and decided that I would knit a hat and a scarf. The hat pattern is based on a design from Shetland, with some of the same designs used on the scarf, plus a few traditional Fair Isle patterns and the remainder I have made up myself. Still knitting the scarf, as I am determined to use up ALL the wool!
Clever husband made this beautiful oak bed from the wood of two old, church pews. We wanted it to be usable as a spare bed for visitors but also as a ‘day bed’. Ideal for putting the feet up and stealing a few quiet moments to read, think or snooze. Three ‘pillow’ sized cushions made so far (more to come) and a Harris Tweed cover for the mattress just completed.