I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Kylie to say that her parcel had arrived, so now I can show you the little extras that I used to finish the cushions
I stitched the labels on the sewing machine
I couldn't resist this spotty purple ribbon for the fastenings!
I also sent her the Japanese folded patchwork box that I made for a Tuesday Tutorial, and a brooch that was made from purple i-cord with a purple pansy button in the centre (you may have realised that purple is Kylie's favourite colour!) And I also popped a little scarf in for her gorgeous little boy ( not that he will really need it in Queensland!) Yes, I forgot to take a photo of the extras before I posted the parcel!
Now to catch up on the rest of the news. On Friday, after Stuart went off with his friends, we went into Falkirk for some shopping. At the top of my list was a pair of trainers, and Stuart had recommended a sports shop to go to. I had my gait carefully studied to see if I under or over pronate (I'm an overpronator) and was fitted with a suitable pair - although as you can see I didn't take a photo until we were back home
I also bought some new undies in Marks and Spencers - but I'm not showing them to you!!We stopped off at Ikea on the way home on Saturday (yes, we had meatballs for lunch!) .... we bought a rug and a table for the summerhouse (but I'll wait until the painting is all finished before I show you those). Then as we continued home, when we saw signs for the village of Roslin, Malcolm suggested a detour, so that we could take photos of Rosslyn Chapel ..... those of you who have read the Da Vinci Code will know the significance of the Chapel (I have to admit that I gave up reading it - I found it to be extremely boring ...... and I fell asleep when we watched the film on tv!!)
There was just a slight problem - there are major renovation works in progress and the Chapel is covered in scaffolding ....
I think it will be some time before I can show you more ..... we were going to have a look round the grounds and inside the chapel - but when we found out how much it cost, we decided we didn't want to see it that much!! (and you can't take photos inside the chapel) We came home via Peebles, which meant I could take photos of some different hills to share with you
After the recent rainy spell, the countryside is green and lush
The Bees' Balm is now in full flower, so yesterday I thought I would take a photo of a bee on it - despite lots of attempts to to capture one of the several little buzzers on the flowers, this was the best I could do!!
There has been so much to tell you recently, that I still have some lovely photos of garden flowers (and the old sinks) that I took last week ..... so unless something else crops up to bump them down the order, I'll post them tomorrow!!