Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Missing my Blog Friends

Hello everyone.  I missed posting a proper post this week to my blog since I was away visiting my wonderful son, Andrew, in the big state of Texas.  I missed hearing from those who visit this blog.

So, here I am writing down some random thoughts.  Sorry I don't have pictures since I forgot my camera cord to transfer the pictures (I don't know what the proper name is).  But, next week, I will have some pictures to share with you.

It's been so much fun meeting people via this blog.  My lovely daughter, Heidi, will be taking me to England this fall to celebrate my 60th birthday.  We will be spending 4 days in the West Midlands before heading south to Southampton for a short cruise and then back to London for a 4 day stay.  I can hardly wait.

My daughter spent two years in England; one year working for the Church of England and another year at the University of Bath where she obtained her Master's degree.  So, it will be my 4th trip to the England.

I am so envious of all the wonderful craft publications the UK offers.  Recently there was a Knit and Stitch magazine that had a free gift of knitting needles and yarn.  Unfortunately, they do not offer subscriptions to the US.

But, thanks to the age of internet shopping, I found it on ebay!  This originally sold for like $1.50 but if I win the bid, I will have to pay $10.00 shipping!!  But, that's OK since it will be fun to see what it's about.  I think this publication plans on like 50 issues, each with yarn so that at the end of the campaign, you will have completed a full size afghan with different squares each made with a different yarn.

But, back to my England trip, I'm planning on going yarn shopping while I am there.  We will be staying with some dear family friends who live in Rubery.  We are fortunate that they will be able to guide us around their lovely country.

I hope each of you have had a good start to the week.  I look forward to hearing from you when you have the time.

take care,
Pat (Lilly's Mom)


  1. Hi, the only problem with living in the UK and magazines is that you end up buying too many!!! I got the first couple of these and am trying not to get addicted... Glad you like in-aspin .. Have joined up to follow you so I can keep up with your news too... Sue

  2. Thank you Sue. It will be fun to share ideas. Enjoy the weekend!


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