The horticultural show went really well. Over 300 entries this year and a good day had by all.
The Best in Show sampler was won by one of my cross stitching friends. Lesley is a senior lady who stitches a lot of photostitch projects to give as gifts to family and friends - you know the thing, a chart is made of a photograph and then you stitch the picture onto the fabric using threads. She has coveted the cup and sampler for a long time and finally was this years winner. We were so busy we only managed a few pictures of the hall after the judging before the public were allowed in and for some reason there are no close up pics of the entries this year - someone forgot!
The library is moving forward and the self service machine was due to be installed today at the Community Centre ready for the grand opening later in October. The Book Borrowers have been having a photographic course with a college tutor for the past 3 meetings so the graphic panels that will adorn the new bookshelves will have our photographs attached of local points of interest. Strange how you take so much of your local environment for granted till new eyes come along and point out things that they find interesting and you see it in a different perspective.
A book that kept my interest this month was Barbara Erskine's latest, The Darkest Hour. A lovely read. My copy was a gift from Barb for my birthday earlier this year. Thanks Barb, i really enjoyed reading about Evie and her family and their connection to the Battle of Britain.
I've still been going to my tai chi class twice a week. Good for the mind and the body. Although this past week i didn't get there as i was on holiday in Wales for the week.
A caravan in the mountains ......
but this close to the beach as well ....wonderful!
The weather was very kind to us, warm and lovely most of the time, a little cool in the evenings.
Hubby got his train fix not once but twice ....
There was a reason for all this train riding and not much walking on this holiday, I've not been so good in the couple of weeks before we went, i thought i was just tired as I'd been so busy. Check ups with the doctor revealed that there might be a little problem with my heart. This week I'm waiting for a phone call for some further investigations at the hospital to check it out more. I was allowed to go away with some meds and very strict instructions to take it easy and rest and what better way than sitting on a train and taking in the scenery for a lot of the time.
Cardigan Bay looks out over the sea to the most beautiful sunset, each evening we sat admiring its beauty ......
before the short walk back to the caravan for a restful evening, hubby with his book and me stitching a little.
I took with me Santa Village number 11, Elves Workshop and its now completed. That just leaves one more to go.
I'd finished CCN Silent Night just before i went away .....
Sally passed this chart on to me after she had received it from Barb. I'm under instructions to pass it on to another blogger who would like to stitch it and then pass it on themselves. So if you would like to receive Silent Night to stitch and pass on again, please leave a note in your comment and i'll draw a name next Sunday if more than one person wants it.
Sunday was the reveal for the challenge at Needlecraft Haven. Christine chose this lovely little design from The Little Shop Around the Corner for September. My finish was a quick one, just a bit of evenweave band folded over at the back, sewn together and joined down the sides with a ribbon hanger, a quick finish but in time for the reveal even with a busy month.
A week of no internet and my blog reader is bursting with things you've all been up to and there's lot to catch up with at home as well, hospital visits and energy levels permitting. There might be some of your posts that don't get a comment whilst i catch up a little, so please bear with me.
Thanks for stopping by, see you all next month!