And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how

one loses those ‘needlework pounds’ one acquired during the first half of this year:

Moving five raised beds from the section of garden chosen for the new greenhouse. 

Of course giving up caffeine and carbs, drinking lots and lots of water and cutting back on sugar and alcohol might help too, but let’s be sensible here, people.

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Seeing the light

So we dropped by the upholsterers yesterday.

The Chapel isn’t the brightest place so I figured I should take as many pictures as possible at Charlotte James and in Auntie B’s garden to take advantage of a rare sunny day.

Here they sit in Auntie’s dining room until the end of the month, when they will be dedicated at Rosslyn Chapel as a gift to the Collegiate Church of St. Matthew. 

She has a clean home, but several cats who would probably love to nap on my prie dieux.

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Moving on

These are to the upholsterers tomorrow to join the other stripped and sanded prie dieu and the three pieces of needlework they already have:

On to the badly neglected garden/yard….

The first set and the second base section were delivered a few weeks back so the job could get underway.  

Finished pix in situ at the end of July!

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Better get to it then

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Crunch time

1PM updates:




(Including 32 needles ready to go)

Sometimes needlework is 9-5.

It’s a tough life. 

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I am in love

with Penny — my wee brother’s new Golden puppy. 

If, by this point, you are NOT,

I do NOT want to know you anymore….

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And there you go

You can’t tell me this does not make perfect sense. 

You just can’t. 

Not the nicest Galleries (i. e. British Airways) lounge in which I’ve ever hung but ATH is now my VERY favourite!

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