Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday Smiles - Week 189

Hello Everyone,

Warning ... more photographs this week!

I hope you have had a lovely week and that, like me, you'll be sharing some smiley moments with Annie at A Stitch In Time. We've had a busy time out and about which means we have a few more lovely memories to add to the many we already have.

Sunday we went down to the secondhand book shop at Culzean Country Park, both to drop a few read books off and to look for a couple of books for my sister, Margaret. She reads a lot. After that we took a wee saunter round the grounds.

While Alan was gazing out to see, I discovered these busy little hoverflies/wasps (I'm not too sure which) enjoying the flowers on the ivy.

Ivy flowers look quite nondescript, no pretty colours, just green, but the insects adore them.

Monday we went to the quilt exhibition at Rozelle and I've already posted a few photos here so I'll control myself and not share anymore. Suffice to say the quilts were well worth the visit.

Moving swiftly on to Tuesday we took a trip to the big city, Glasgow. Instead of driving up we put our free bus pass to good use and let the bus driver take the strain! I was heading to John Lewis haberdashery department to buy sewing thread but we stopped for lunch in the restaurant there too before going out onto Glasgow's main shopping area, Sauchiehall Street.

This was a surprise. An old police box, Dr Who must have missed this one, being used as a retail outlet selling essential oils!

Sauchiehall Street is long so by the time we reached to top we were ready for another cuppa. this time in Waterstones Book Store coffee shop which is where I spotted these fabulous posters depicting some favourite classics.

Here's Alan showing me how pleased he is to be shopping with me :)

On the way back to the bus station I spotted this poster which brought back memories of childhood trips to Burntisland which is on the east coast of Scotland, near enough to Edinburgh, my home town, for a day trip. Ah, happy days :)

Just in case you are wondering about the rest of the week .... Wednesday we had visitors and yesterday was super busy for me as I spent the morning at a quilting class and the afternoon at the weekly craft club I attend. Yes, it's been a very busy week but it has resulted in a lot to smile about.

And finally,

My little, but growing, pile of crocheted hexagons. I'm using up all the oddments of yarn I had tucked away to make a blanket big enough to fit a double bed. Don't they look almost delicious enough to eat?

Apologies to Kate and Robyn for not visiting them during the week - I ran out of week! Hoping to do much better this week - there's no plans for trips out this coming week. Yet!

Take care all and have a lovely weekend.


Barb said...

Hi Elizabeth it certainly sounds as if you've had a good week. I enjoyed looking at your photos. I have also noticed that insects of all sorts seem to like the ivy flowers. Your crochet hexagons look beautiful. I bet you had fun making them. Many years ago I did lots of granny squares which I gave them to a friend who made them into a blanket. I enjoyed the crochet but didn't fancy sewing them all together. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Annie said...

Looks like you had a fab week Ellie and as for the crochet.....I love it. Gorgeous colours and def made me smile :-)
Have a great week.
Annie x

mamapez5 said...

That sounds like a great trip. I would never get my hubby to shop all day, even with frequent coffee stops!
I like the flowers on ivy. I don't think I have seen any out here.
My niece and her husband used to run a nursing home in Burntisland, so that name jumped right out the page at me.
Your crocheted hexagons look beautiful. I can't wait to see your finished blanket.
Here's to restful week. Kate x

Carole Pollard said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely post so interesting and fun Great pictures love and hugs Carole x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gosh Elizabeth you have been busy. Your husband is very good or maybe he was just so happy because the shopping was finished Lol! Loving your little crocheted hexagons, you must let us see the finished blanket. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth yep I'm a bit late with my visits this week, sorry about that. You certainly have had a busy and interesting week - I think my hubby would say 'meet you back here at ?o'clock'. Just love your hexagons, they are lovely colours. Do have another exciting week, cheers Robyn