Hi all, I am new to all this blogging lark and this is my first post so a bit about me. I am 63 years young, have retired from working with teenagers and have taken up a lot of interests as an alternative to housework.
I paint in oils and watercolour (though a beginner at watercolours)and as a member of the Glenrothes Art club my hubby and I run fund raising car-boot sales twice a year. I make all my own Christmas cards and cards for lots of other occasions. From time to time I get involved in other crafts and at one point I did voluntary work doing arts and crafts with Age Concern. Since I retired at 50 I have also completed a number of tapestry pictures (needlepoint really) and am working on a huge one at the moment. It is the picture of one section in the famous ‘Lady with the Unicorn’ series and will probably take me years to finish.
For my 60th Birthday my daughter and her husband gave me a dolls house as I had always wanted one. Later my husband built a huge extension. This is an on going project and gardens and outbuildings are being added. I need an extension to the house for my plans for it!!
A few years ago I began looking into my fathers genealogy and discovered a new addiction. I have now researched my father’s family Nicolson from Skye, my mother’s family Quigley from Donegal, my mother-in-law’s familyGuthrie from Berwickshire and am currently working on my father-in-law’s family Sloan from Antrim. My plan is to put them into hard backed books published by Blurb.com, called The Road to Edinburgh books 1-4. They are tracing each family who ends with my daughter who lives in Edinburgh.
I have been building a Doll’s House for a few years now – 3 to be exact and I am fascinated by the amazing tiny things that can be bought. Here are some photographs of the various stages of work. The first thing completed was the roof and tiny red terracotta tiles were glued onto it. To view further posts click the links in the category cloud in the right hand column
I plan to write something in for most days… just bits about what I am up to most days……it will be riviting stuff…. not!
Well that’s enough about me to be going on with. Watch this space more to come