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Run Home to Crochet

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Birthday and Easter

Hello there - I hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend.  Our Easter started with my son celebrating his 40th birthday on Thursday (I don't know how my youngest child can be that age) as the time and years have flown by.  We had a family meal earlier in the week that was rounded off with some birthday cake and candles

The day finally arrived and he had lots of surprises throughout the day
Balloons, presents and another cake
My friend Sarah made his cake as I asked her
and Sean made some badges for us to wear out -
Great minds thinking alike there!!
I wonder what he had to open here
Well I had this book for Christmas - so maybe he had some of these

Here they all are and I absolutely loved making them
I have since made another ten different ones for friends children
and friends alike.  I am certain there are going to be more made.
So the birthday was over and we moved onto Easter.
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I made Easter cards
I made bunnies for my Easter tree

I made a tea cosy for an Easter gift
I ate one of these
Today has been a button day

Love, love, loving these buttons on cards
These are now coming off my hook
Watch this space!
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
We held the raffle for Mary's blanket last week at the running Club and we raised £96
with the Club making this amount up to £100 for
Parkinson UK which is the Charity Mary chose
84 year old Mary is still knitting her lovely squares!!
More blankets to come
ttfn xx

Friday, 18 March 2016

Scotland Trip

Hello there - We have recently returned from a trip to Scotland.  We went on a coach tour which was a long journey and we had several stops on the way to eventually arrive, after a very early start, at our hotel which is situated on Loch Achray in the Trossachs

It was around a fourteen hour journey because of a couple of accidents on the motorway on our way up.  We left Cosham at 05.40 am and arrived at Loch Achray at 7 pm.  We had our evening meal and then had an early night. 
The next day after breakfast we headed off out towards Stirling and did a tour of the local distillery


Towser the famous cat who kept the distillery mouse free for 24 years
Hubby with his wee dram next to the largest bottle of whiskey in the world

We passed Gleneagles golf course on a day trip out

Heading towards Stirling Castle for a walk about to stretch our legs
Statue of Robert the Bruce
War Memorial of past Battles

View from the top of Stirling Castle
A trip to Largs and a stroll along the promenade

Recognising their Viking past

Railway Bridge built over the River Forth in 1890
Forth road bridge - finished in 1964

New bridge under construction and hopefully to be opened later this year
A wander around Edinburgh



A damp dreary day - just the day for a boat trip on Loch Lomond
Rob Roy used to hide in the caves on the banks of Loch Lomond from the
red coats and this is where his hide out was - the place marked
'CAVE' - hilarious!!

The Kelpies Statues in Scotland
I hope you have enjoyed our trip around parts of Scotland on our coach tour
and of course there was a bit of knitting and crocheting going
on whilst travelling around
Day 1 - Cosham to Loch Achray
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
So we got back home at the weekend after having a lovely week away and this week has found me tidying and finishing off some of the bits that I had knitted and crocheted whilst away
These needed pom poms making


These need the buttons sewing on
Buttons done
and the
next few to do
Can't wait!!

At the end of the week we have these!!
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
Before going on holiday I left this little something to be given to Liz when she completed her 100th parkrun, which unfortunately I missed as I was away - yay she did her 100th run - brilliant
I made this for Abigail
Julie has been selling her raffle tickets at £1 a go at parkrun for
four weeks and so far she has raised £224 - brilliant
Mary's (first) blanket squares have been sewn together
and the border has been done and we are going
to raffle this for Parkinson UK on Tuesday
Mary is still knitting squares and I will be starting on her (second) blanket soon
xx ttfn xx