Gerard celebrated his birthday yesterday, not the celebration that we had planned but a fun day. We had a picnic brunch overlooking the sea and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. There was so much to look at, so many different species of birds and not a workable camera in sight. Sadly the batteries had run out, it didn't detract from our enjoyment.
We had a few jobs to do in and around Stornoway. Gerard went onto the Sports Centre for the rehabilitation course whilst I had a wander around the charity shops. It was nice to browse the many books and patterns, a great favourite of mine. One mans rubbish is another mans treasure so I was delighted when I came across a book for crochet borders. A quick glance through sparked off all sorts of projects in my mind.
I came across a pattern for socks, a pattern that will probably never get used but I felt it would be a wonderful addition to my collection.
Midges will be prolific here on the Island shortly so this next find made me smile. A book that may give us some tips on how best to deal with them.
As Bertie and Honey will be visiting next week I thought it prudent to have a rainy day project ready. These seemed to fit the bill...
...I like to think that they were unused due to the wonderful weather.
I was thrilled to come across this Winter Warmers pattern book, the 9 patterns are a delight. I have already got the wool together to crochet the shawl.
Have you found any treasure lately?
All in all despite the altered plans, a wonderful celebration. We enjoyed coffee and cake before returning home for a relaxing evening together.
See you soon.