The views are fantastic but like a klutz I left my camera on the ironing board, I know I know it should be in my bag. Well it was until I turned it out looking for my phone, hey ho that's the way it goes. I will do better next time, I hope to make a return visit. Dawn was showing me the things she makes on her Innovis, I could use a lesson or 3, her work is lovely, I never imagined that you could do so much with an embroidery machine. It has galvanised me into getting one.
I had a quick tour of the house and it is warm, comfortable and reflects the personality that you see on the blog. I could have settled in nicely, there are pieces of Dawn,s work in evidence and show off her considerable talents. There was even a loaf of bread fresh from the Rayburn, the smell did not make my mouth water at all.
Tomorrow is Kaitlyn,s birthday so I will be off to Cardigan and a visit to the ball park is lined up. I hope to have a quick poke round a couple of the charity shops while I am there. I shared the crayon roll with you and I have tried my hand at raw edge appliqué, I am not sure that it is for me, perhaps it will grow on me. I made her a long bolster cushion but I can see her using it as a weapon on Junior.
I got the idea from one of my books, they had the letters made individually and hung from a banner. As Kaitlyn is only 2 we thought that having it as a proper word would help her to recognise her name. I did not stuff it too full because I am sure that she will be bouncing and rolling around with it.
The letter L is a bit squiffy, I ought to have made another but time was running short. I plan on making a rug for her room and will put her name on that as well.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A drive through beautiful scenery.
2. A warm welcome at journey's end.
3. A visit to the local library on the way home gave me a list of new walks to enjoy with Ben.
4. The dogs have gone from next door and the new owner moves in today/tomorrow.
5. I managed my journey without the help of Sat Nav, I decided that as the signal would be iffy I should use the map book.
I am pleased with how the day went, I choose a round about drive and came back by a slightly different route. There are some pretty villages and I stopped a few times to admire the scenery and a few splendid gardens.
Ben is telling me that he would rather like to go out so it is,