Friday, 27 April 2012

Home Again


It's good to be home again!

I sometimes wish that getting here
was as easy as clicking my heels and saying
"There's no place like home"

You can tell who watched the Wizard of Oz too many times...can't you!?!

So.... home to hubby who is so delighted to see me back. 
I don't know where he thought I'd been but it's always good to have a welcome hug!


I have so many projects I want to start
and places that I have been saying for years that I want to revisit...and I am determined that some of them will be this year.....

I haven't visited the Botanical Garden of Wales,
which is only about 50 miles from here,
since the year 2000!

I also visited the gardens at Aberglasney at about the same time.
They were part of a programme 'The Hidden Gardens of Wales'  I know that they have done so much more work there and really want to go see!
The thing holding me back is my mobility
but this has to be the year!


While I was away I looked for some material to cover that kitchen chair but really found nothing
Would Ravelry be the place to look?

I've not really done much with Ravelry
so don't know whether it would be what I need!


My mother gave me a well used little tablecloth that her sister (who died 18 months ago) had embroidered in cross stitch.
I think it's lovely!

She also gave me this stand (that she said she has had for a while and used for standing
a photo on)

While we were away
I was really not tempted to buy anything
....only these little fused glass coasters that I bought at a craft shop near Dartington.

I'm afraid I'm not that good at displaying things to best effect!

That any better??


By the way, Mum was absolutely delighted with the framed embroidery!

Also, I showed her your comments about her knitting and she wanted to thank you all very much for being so kind!


  1. Doing what you can as you can when you can is a wonderful thing. So glad your mom appreciated the beautifully frame embroidery. Welcome back. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  2. Just catching up, didn't realise that you'd been away. Devon does look jolly damp, but then so does my bit of Wales! I'm off to Builth Wells tomorrow to go to Wonderwool, it's a 2 hour drive and I *do not* expect to see a single dry road!

    Gorgeous little tablecloth.

  3. The tablecloth is beautiful and I love the coasters - they are so bright and cheery looking.

  4. So funny about your husband so glad to greet you 8~)
    Maybe he did not enjoy an empty house was tired of cooking for himself.8~)
    So glad you had an enjoyable trip with your Mum.
    The things she gave you are nice. Lovely coasters(my favorite colors).
    Its the rainy/flood season for us here in Montana.
    Take care,
    P.S. Hope you get all the things done on your "list"

  5. I have been reading your older post about your trip with your Mum it sounds wonderful to travel with your Mum to such amazing historical places is fantastic.
    I love the tablecloth and I am sure your husband missed you terribly I know mine did. I left him for two weeks also. He survived:)
    I loved the Wizard of Oz and sometimes I wish for those slippers. B

  6. Just joined your blog. Wow, you live in a beautiful place. That is where I would want to live when my husband retires. Just stunning to be able to wake up in the morning to this.

    Love your glass coasters. Perfect for Spring and Summer.
    TFS. Ana

  7. Welcome Home!
    Hubby and I went to Pembrokeshire every year for years and years (Mother in law lived just outside Fishguard) but we have not been for about 3 years now (she moved) we went to the Botanic Gardens every summer since it opened and I LOVE it also Aberglasney was a favourite place to visit when we were there. I miss the beautiful area.

  8. Your cross-stitch cloth is a beauty! I try not to buy when I'm out either. Some things are just irresistible though aren't they?

  9. It's always nice to come home ins't it? Even after a lovely few days away. I had a look at your last post - what a beautiful spot - looks like you had a lot of rain though.
    Many thanks for you visit and comment - I've just pressed your follow button. :))

  10. You have such a lovely blog and I think your new pieces are real treasures. I've never seen glass coasters like that. They are so pretty!

  11. Sometimes the best bit about going away, is coming back home - especially to a warm welcome! Enjoy the weekend.

  12. Glad you had a good visit and returned home safely. As a former cross-stitcher, I love that tablecloth. Your coasters are so nice and unique. Those gardens you mentioned sound delightful - I know you'll share photos if you get to go. In the meantime, enjoy a restful weekend.

  13. What a pretty tablecloth, and how nice to be appreciated. Husbandly hugs are always welcome.

  14. It is fun to go away, but always so nice to return home!!! Love the tablecloth! And easel too. Glad you had a nice trip with your Mum!!

  15. Hi Joan: I think you do just fine displaying your treasurers. What a beautiful tablecloth and love the little easel. You could use for pictures or a pretty plate too. Glad your hubby was glad to see you back..Happy Weekend..Judy

  16. I LOVE your blog, and now that I've found you, I look forward to stopping in often*!!! -Ashley

  17. beautiful tablecloth the colors are so soft and lovely. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  18. I can tell you had a marvelous trip! How nice your Mom gave you the dear little tea cloth you aunt made. What a treasure!
    I will take a warm loving hug from my hubby any day, too! Nothing quite like them!
    ♥ Jil

  19. Lucky you getting to explore the great things around the country.

  20. Thanks for your kind words to me!
    What a beautiful header.
    As taken from a Jane Austin movie.
    Lucky you who have visited the beautiful gardens!

    Greetings from Norway

  21. Even though it rained, we could still see the beauty of the town of Devon. The table cloth is wonderful, being a family treasure makes it more so. Enjoy your weekend, smiles, Susie(SheJunks)

  22. Oh, the view from your blog header is amazing. I could stare at that landscape all day. How lovely that you had a beautiful trip, and you are home again. I love coming home as much as leaving for a trip.

    Have a beautiful weekend.


  23. What a beautiful blog you have! I am in love with all your pictures, and your blog! Wales, what beautiful country, my family and I visited two years ago, mainly stayed in the north part....loved every minute of our tour. Only to glad to be following you Lady Pembrokeshire Lass! Diane

  24. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. But it is always good to home!

    Come visit and learn of my give away.

    - The Tablescaper

  25. So happy you came to The Tablescaper. Of course if you win, you could give your winnings to a friend in the USA. I've done give aways with objects before, but mailing is always such an issue (I had found this lovely antiques tea set and learned that it did not arrive at the winner's home in one piece, despite careful packing). So I decided this time I'd save on the postage and make it one big give away.

    Your blog is lovely. I only dream of visiting the places you visit and live. I have become a Follower.

    - The Tablescaper


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