So, the reason for my absence was the fact that I was on holiday. Since I was only going back home to Scotland I figured that I could just update my blog while I was there....seems perfectly feasible, wouldn't you think? Except for the fact the internet connection was intermittent at best, and when I did manage to get a connection, Blogger decided that it didn't like my password and wouldn't let me reset it with a new one! Arghhh!!!
Anyhoo, had a great holiday, arrived back home to the US safe and sound although a LOT later than planned. Ah, the joys of air travel!
So where are all the holiday pics, you ask? Well, I had intended
Maybe you should go and stick the kettle on for a cuppa, to make sure you can survive all the holiday snaps!!!
So here we go...
This is Eirinn at the national Monument in Edinburgh....note the blue skies....not often seen in Scotland!!! :)
Nelson monument in Edinburgh....still blue skies!
A spectacular view form the cliffs at Arbroath.
Eirinn at the Falls at Killin....skies not quite so blue....but not raining either, so that was good! :)
Killin again. Note the storm cloud making it's appearance....yeah, that's more like Scotland!
Scone Palace, Perthshire - the crowning site of the Kings of Scotland. (And the usual drab skies of Scotland)
And Eirinn's favourite....a Highland cow, aka heilan' coo! When asked to describe her hair colour she always responds 'heilan' coo colour' and this pics proves she's right!!! Gotta love my daughter!!!
So while being a tourist in my own country and doing all the 'touristy' things, I was rather surprised to see that many shops were selling Scottish themed cross stitch kits. Of course, when Eirinn saw a highland cow cross stitch bookmark, I just had to splurge and buy it...... and splurge it was....£7.99 for a bookmark!! I nearly had a heart attack at the price (have I been in the States too long?) Luckily for me, I had picked up a kit without a price on it and when I went to pay, the guy at the checkout looked for the price sticker, shrugged his shoulders (guess they were too busy for a price check to be done) and charged me £3.99 ....that's a price I like! So here's my next project...
While I was away, I was the lucky winner of a few giveaways! Since I don't have my camera at the moment (thanks Eirinn!), I'll have to keep that news for another post so I can show you all the goodies.
Now I'm off to make a cuppa for myself and see if I can catch up with all my blog reading!
Until next time...happy stitching!