A year of crochet, a little knitting and embroidery, people, places, food and quite a lot of chat. I’ve enjoyed making bloggy contacts, having a peep at what you’re making, reading about your favourite things and getting to know your part of the world.
I look forward to maybe meeting some more of you in person next year for some social crochet-knitting-sewing-whatever get togethers. :-D
I have some scenic piccys of North Wales for you to, hopefully, enjoy. What a stunning country!
I’ve put them into a gallery setting, so click on the first picture and view them at your own pace.
Spot the missing letter? Missing for at least 3 years I might add. I think they’ve decided to go with it!
The view from our cottage of lake Trawsfyndd and Snowdonia national park
Do you think I resisted, or bought this crochet pattern?
Llandudno Victorian pier which is half a mile long. I could have stared at it for hours, I certainly took a lot of photographs of it!
Boat trips, singing and tug of war on the beach for the children, drippy ice creams and independent shops to browse, not to mention drinks and a delicious meal with our lovely friend Lucy in a gorgeous pub called The Cottage Loaf – this is a seaside town to revisit.
At the end of pier
Typical view, shame about the wire but I didn’t want to cut the turbulent sky by editing the photo
Castles everywhere! This is at Criccieth
Some Welsh for you on a cafe board in Pwllheli
Treats for me!
Pecan pie batter cheesecake with a pot of earl grey. Simply yum.
The lake at the beginning of sunset
A walk on Barmouth beach the same evening, it was funny watching waggy tailed small dogs swim with big sticks!
Birthday presents to open! I LOVED the knitted design.
Progress report on my holiday cross stitch. It’s very relaxing especially with a G&T!
Slightly closer up. It’s completed now, apart from adding the tassell and felt backing. This was a bargain charity shop find last year for 95p.
I’ve bought my next cross stitch project today….
We had such a lovely relaxing time away that it’s hard not to wander about in a daze now I’m home.
As it was my birthday I was treated to a night at a nice hotel in Cardiff at the end of the holiday. There we saw plenty of purple and orange clad London 2012 volunteers who had stayed in the hotel to help at the last Olympic football match in Cardiff Stadium. There was a real festive air in the city with a big screen showing live events. The only visible security was X-ray machines at the hotel entrance which was presumably to check the players’ bags and equipment.
I’m glad the Olympics went so well and were enjoyed by so many. I was glued to lots of the events and found that I cried when athletes won, when they lost, at the reactions of their supporters and the audience. A fortnight of teary eyes is enough for anyone and I can stop for a few weeks now, until the Paralympics anyway.
I’ll be back to show you some crafty purchases I treated myself to today and a surprise I received in the mail. I hope to show you my winnings shortly too, when they arrive, as I entered a giveaway last weekend and WON!
What have you been up to lately? Any trips planned?
::Thank you for all your encouraging comments about Prachi’s bag, it hasn’t arrived yet but I’ll keep you posted.