Beach Walks

We were back on Stoer beach this week. Once again the tide was low, and the beach was showing off its colours, so I had some fun with my camera. Stoer beach has a history of constantly changing from being completely covered in sand to being completely pebbly. As storms come and go, so the […]


As 2013 draws to a close I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my lovely customers for their wonderful support during the year. It has been a busy, and at times positively hectic, year.

Looking back before I look forward to 2014 I must say that there have been some real personal highlights. […]

Fun and Relaxation

You’d think that relaxation for me would not involve working with textiles and colour, but it does. I’ve been taking a class at our local Leisure Centre in printing. We are printing on to all types of things, but mostly onto paper and fabric. And I am loving it! Those who know me know very […]

Almost time to pack my bags again

This evening I head back to Scotland. I have had a wonderful time in Australia with my family and of course I’ll be so sad to leave, but I’m heading home which is always welcome. I know there will be Stevan, 2 dogs and 5 hens that will be pleased to have me home.

Yesterday […]

Small Rewards

It has been a week of paperwork at Lockhart Towers. I have a busy few months ahead so I decided that I really needed to get up to date with everything and also try and get in our tax returns well ahead of schedule as I always feel they are hanging over me while they […]

The Assynt Druid?

Stevan had been asked to take a photograph of the Druid’s Cave on the Clachtoll Peat Road so as today was forecast to be the best day of the week weatherwise we donned our walking boots, packed sandwiches and tea, and set off. On our way to Lexies Loch we had to pass a deer […]

The Giraffe with no name

One of the delights of doing shows like Woolfest is that I get to meet customers old and new, and many have become more than just customers over the years! And sometimes I receive gifts.

“Sheena” (to protect identities I’ve possibly used a false name) recently made Tempest using two shades of the Na […]

Nothing for ages ….

And then 2 blog posts in one day!

It has been such a beautiful day here today – not that warm, as there is a distinct chill in the wind, but beautiful blue sunny skies. It was due to be a particularly low tide today, so we headed down to Clachtoll beach.

This beach […]

Ups and Downs

It has been an odd week, and definitely one of ups and downs. On occasions I was struggling in the dye shed, and at times inspiration failed me. So I decided the only thing to do when that happens is ….. have some fun!

I decided to put some yarn in the pot, pour different […]

Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!

Last night we were invited to friends to celebrate a Burns Supper. I was slightly concerned before leaving, as it is traditional to do a “party piece” at such ceilidhs, and not being one who likes to be the centre of attention I always struggle to think of something to do. So I was offered […]