Friday, 24 April 2009

concussion and parcels

Well it is a long time since I last posted on m blog. Lots has happened. We have been biking in the lake district and also at Glentress. However the biking didn't damage me I managed that all on my own with an unthinking standing up under the sharp corner of the roof eaves. Hmmmm after an uncomfortable night at Milton a dash to the hospital and then a stay in inverclyde hospital I am now back home with a load of tablets and bad concussion. The lovely thing about this sort of accident is it gives you time to remember what and who are important in your life. I got a bit of a scare this time as I needed a C.T. scan and while waiting I did consider that this was a wake up call. Anyway here are some pictures of the lovely flowers I got from Ali, gorgeous pink roses, jo the beautiful yellow roses and Heather and Mac got me flowers sent via interflora wow they are amazing to. So my lounge looks great at the moment. Mum and Rob have looked after me so well and both Jo and Ali keep popping in to visit me how lucky am I,

So I have been re thinking my life and found that there was so much I am so grateful for the good friends and family I have and that I live in this most charming cottage which likes to keep me in my place. Now another wonderful treat I have had this week is my swap parcel has come from cursedgreenswtr, I am so so lucky. I love the Diana Gabaldon outlander series. So when the outlander group was found on the lovely Ravelry I just had to join. I am in clan Beauchamp the claire clan and I was allocated the lovely senoag Mckenzie for my spoilee. Well her parcel came today and wow was I spoilt. All ten yes ten parcels were wrapped and numbered and a wonderful letter included which asked me to show restraint and follow her instructions. Now senoag is a gaelic speaker so each instruction was numbered in gaelic. I think this was a lovely idea and so I am going to present the parcels in the the same way to you.

Here are all the parcels at the begining of this wonderful voyage.

So after a lovely greeting of a graidh (my dear) and how she has loved to get toknow me and of course cu ruadh (red dog). she offered me to sit down with her for a parcel aon (on)

the lovely tin is full of gorgeous yummy stuff like strawberries, hibiscus and passion fruit. The smell is really fruity and yummmy.

The next instruction was you will probably find it easier to drink the tea if you open parcel DA(ya)...

The lovely cable knit mug from starbucks.. wow I hadn't seen these and now I have one..

The next instruction was tea needs to have a wee bit of parcel Tri (tree)..

These wee lollypops or suckers as my spoilee called them were made at her local chocolatier and are in caramel, latte, butterscotch and chocolate..I have had one and they are gorgeous. Very restrained due to my nausea at the moment.

My next instruction was now I have had a drink and treat I need to pull out Edna my spinning wheel and should open parcel Ceithir (cay-hair)

just look at the lovely sheen on this gorgeous roving

Now seonag knows me too well and thought I might want to be able to cast on straight away so provided parcel Coig (coik)...

This is baby merino in lace weight it is just so soft I am actually itching to cast on this yarn even tho I am afraid of lace.

Now to parcel Sia (Shee-uh) ...a pattern for the lace oooh it is gorgeous I so want to start this project..look

Now so I don't have any excusses not to start the lace seonag provide parcel seacdh (sheckt)....

This pocket book is full of different size post it notes some that can be written on and some to use as flags. They are really gorgeous and will be so useful.

plus lovely stitch markers and a dragonfly I just love them thank you

Now parcel ochd(ohkt) oh how I aspire to be able to spin this consistant. The colours remind me of the sea on the west coast of scotland and I must admit that this 100 0/0 romney is gorgeous and I am torn with lots of ideas. I am thinking vase covers so I can see the lovely colours in my lounge, or a felted bowl so I can see it all the time on the coffee table. Or the cranford mitts from the yarn yard. Wish I knew how to magic link those things. The yarnyard has a blog here

Here is the lovely homespun that senoag did for me

Now I will be needing a crazy trip out according to senoag and so parcel Naoi (noi-ee)this was a lovely hand made cabled bag in gorgeous purple colour I know that senoag has been looking in my projects pages and profiles to find all this info about me too. Now somehow I have mislaid the photo of the bag so when I find it It will be here......

Now after such a busy day seonag wants me to draw up a bath and relax with this gorgeous lavendar sachet curtesy of Mr Raymond and for you who don't know about Mr Raymond please start reading the books they are brilliant.

So you can see I have had a lovely set of parcels from my wonderful swap partner from the outlander series.

I am also excited because I am going on a retreat to St Abbs in june the wonderful louise and trudy are running it if you want more info look here.