How are you all? I hope you are all well and busy crafting (imagine whip cracking sound effect about now, if you please!)
I've been oh so busy. I've been on a bear hunt..aka visiting Granddaughter and daughter in the UK. We managed to fit a lot in over just four days but now I'm shattered...not too shattered to share a little freebie chart with you all though!
This is a gift from Holmsey: Bee Mine. You can find the chart on my 'free charts' page on the top tab of the blog!
My etsy shop will be closing on the 1st of March which I do feel a bit sad about, so the freebie was to cheer me up. I have the next round of scans in the next few weeks and I know my health is deteriorating so it was best to get it sorted.
So, on a brighter note, what did we get up to in the Uk?
Well, first we took Alyssia for her very first, grown-up, correctly measured pair of shoes!
Next, wearing new shoes, it was time to break them in. They aren't proper shoes until they have been covered in sand and sea! So it was off to the beach with us!
Next we decided to visit Hadrian's Wall.
The Roman baths at the fort.
These were Roman houses for soldiers. The long pit running along them was for drainage. The soldier's horses would be tethered here and their pee would drain away. They were very clever really.
2000 year old toilets haha...loved their drainage solutions. We could learn a lot from the Romans!
The little arches at the top of the photo are changing room lockers. This was part of the Roman baths. Hot water and everything!
Alyssia actually enjoyed the museum. We talked about everything in there, and she babbled back in return, and again, she was so well behaved. She was a real pleasure to take out.
Next day, hubby and I visited Alnwick Castle. The castle itself was closed but the tree-house restaurant and gardens were open.
This is Sleeping Beauty's gate. There are wrought iron roses and thorns and the flower heads are blue and clear glass.
This is Alnwick Castle from the road. It's lived in and in the summer you can look around.
And the day after that, we found more castles...so many in fact, I can't even remember what they are called. So rather than bore you will castles, I'll just add a couple more photos.
I have got some crafty finishes but I need to wait until the Gifted Gorgeous post to share them with you.
Until then, happy stitching! xxxx