SLYMI week 4 challenge


It was lovely to remember the time we had at Glen Orchy last summer. There were only a few more houses in the glen and we had the Old House all to ourselves for a week. The property had been the hunting lodge for the landowners in the past and has been converted into a holiday cottage. There were roses round the door, a honeysuckle arch in the garden and swallows nesting in the front porch! It was lovely to come back in the evening and light a log fire in the massive, original fireplace.The River Orchy rushed down the glen and was a favourite haunt of anglers. We frightened deer as we drove down the glen and birds of prey were gliding overhead. It was a memorable way to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary.

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge


The challenge was themed around the Chinese New Year this week. We had to use photos of animals, the colours black, red or gold and include some stitching. I don’t often use photos of animals so it was a good opportunity to remember the lovely, hot June day we enjoyed in the Lake District last year.

Burn’s 250th Birthday

Tonight we shall be having our annual Burn’s night supper. The menu will be; Cock a’ Leekie soup and rolls; Haggis ‘neeps & ‘tatties; Tipsy Laird. We usually toast the Haggis with a tot of whisky. Yummy!

The Pencil Museum

When we were on holidy in the Lake District last year, we stayed in Keswick, Cumbria which is the home of Cumberland and Derwent pencils. I bought some Coloursoft and Metallic pencils which I used in the sketch below. I also had my photo taken with a giant pencil!!