I was delighted yesterday to discover that I have been given an award by Kay, aka the Borderline Quilter
To accept the award, I have to give a link to Kay, tell you something about myself, spread the joy by nominating other bloggers, and of course let them know that I have nominated them
I have already given the link to Kay above - she is the wonderful longarm quilter who recently made our fabulous new comforter. She won several awards at the Scottish Quilt Championships last year ..... and has an obsession for feathers (the quilted kind!)
I've done several of these "something about myself" things when I have been given awards in the past ...... I usually end up asking Malcolm, as I never know what to say about myself! So here is a potted history of me. Although I was born and grew up in Scotland, I am half English (through my Mum) and one of my great-grannies was Welsh! I worked for British Rail, in the Chief Civil Engineer's department, so know obscure things about continuous welded rail, concrete sleepers and pandrol clips. My singing is terrible, but that doesn't stop me singing along to the radio - especially when I'm driving. I've sewn and knitted since I was little - as a hard-up teenager I used to make my own clothes. I love to read - I have books in almost every room in the house - although not in the bedroom or bathroom! Since I started blogging, I have become more and more interested in photography, and take photos every day. And lastly, I can't write without using excessive amounts of exclamation marks!!
Now for the hard part - nominating other bloggers. I think I have already nominated most of my favourites for other awards, so this time I have chosen
Cathy - I am in awe of her amazing artistic talents, as try as I might, my efforts look like a five-year old's drawing!
Rachel - her embroidery is beautiful
Pat - I love reading about her many children and grandchildren (and we have a name in common .... her married name is my maiden name!)
Thanks again Kay for the award!
As you know Malcolm now looks after the garden - but I had to do something this afternoon. The harebells have spread, and underneath this clump .....
........ is the fabulous bees balm, which I would be upset to lose. Some energetic pulling up, and the invading harebells were (just about) gone
This tiny clematis
already has a bud on it
This shot of the tree .....
..... doesn't show that the blossom is almost open
Meanwhile, in the front garden, the sparrows were squabbling on the fat ball feeder
and eating the emerging blossom on the tree
At least these little metal birds behave themselves
I whiled away a pleasant half hour or so, taking photos of the sparrows. I tried to count them, but they kept flying off! I think we probably have about two dozen of them - and we'll soon have more, as I think they are nesting under the roof again!
When we were in Melrose this morning, we popped into the National Trust shop for a browse, as they always have lots of lovely things ........ and today, this notebook just had to come home with me
Well ....... could you have resisted it?