Scotland and other news…


Scotland is very much in the news at the moment with the vote less than 24 hours away! But I shall have Scotland in mind throughout 2015 thanks to Jo Woolf at The Hazel Tree, who has produced a fabulous calendar featuring her wonderful photographs of Scottish scenery – and best of all for me – Scottish castles…

If like me you’re in love with Scottish countryside and history and you’re not already following Jo’s blog and website, do go over there right now and have a look around. I thought I knew Scotland pretty well, but since I’ve been reading Jo’s posts, I’ve acquired a long list of places I must visit the next time I go north for a holiday.

I’m not sure how many calendars Jo has available, but there’s a link here to take you to her Etsy shop if you fancy a little piece of Scotland on your wall next year.

(I’m sure you know me well enough by now, but just to reassure you, this is a personal recommendation and not sponsored in any way – I am just a big fan!).

And in other news…

Well, I’ve finally done it – I have decided to dip my toe tentatively into the real world with my stitchy stuff. At the weekend, I’m hoping to have a small number of my stitched tapestries on display at the Ivinghoe Community Hub, (really close to Ivinghoe Beacon for those in the know) as part of the Artists’ Network Bedfordshire September Art Trail.

Having played around with various ideas, I’ve finally come up with a simple, but I hope effective way of presenting the tapestries, so the last few days have seen me busily putting them together, stabbing myself in the finger far too many times with a very sharp needle and having much more fun than is strictly allowed with a roll of bubble-wrap.

If anyone is in the Beds/Bucks/Herts borderland this weekend and fancies tea, cake and original local art – Ivinghoe is your place to be (the tea room in the same building is absolutely first-rate – it really is extremely good, and you know I’m fussy about these things!).

Wish me luck!

16 thoughts on “Scotland and other news…

  1. Best of luck! And please post some photos of the show, or atleast your work at the show. I’d love to see how and what you display, and I’m probably not alone. It is a bit far for me 😉

  2. Wanted to pop by to thank you so much for your kind and very wise words on my latest blog post… all so very true.
    Hope the weekend goes well for you. If I wasn’t hosting a lunch for 14 people on Sunday I would have popped over… it’s not far from me!

    1. That’s so kind – thank you. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could actually meet our worldwide friends somehow without travelling – we’d all have a lot to talk about!

  3. Oh how I wish I lived close enough to come and see them – you must keep us updated with photos and of course I wish you all the best of luck but having seen your work I know you don’t really need it – how could anyone not fall in love with your tapestries they are such great works of art.

    1. Oh Viv, thank you. I’m excited now – today we go and set it all up. I’m going to take lots of pictures and I’ll post about it next week.

  4. Lots of good luck Anny, and how very exciting for you too! I hope there’s a comments book as well so people can let you know how lovely they think your stitching is 🙂
    Is there a law about having too much fun with bubble wrap btw? I thought it was mandatory

    1. Thanks Kathy, it was really good fun and I met a lot of interesting people – I’ll post about it soon – just have to catch up with a weekend’s worth of washing, ironing and shopping! 🙂

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