Hey there, folks. I hope you are feeling a lot brighter there than we are here on this blustery Thursday morning! We are working our way through a virus which hit yesterday. The (Not So)Small One tells us all the grown ups in school have it, and the kids are just fine. That sounds like a recipe for a whole lot of free classes to me..
Here, I'm trying to think of all the things I had been going to say about the page I made for today:
Maybe I was going to start with the tartan trousers I made for myself when I was heading off to college for the first time. Black Watch tartan, which I wore with a dark green jacket I had knitted. I thought I looked great. Ah, hindsight...
Or maybe I was going to tell the story of the very, very strange Halloween night when we were driving back from Ikea in Edinburgh and all the lights in the car went out, and we lost an hour somewhere, and we ended up driving past Robbie Burns Cottage when that wasn't really where we were meant to be at all..no, I think I'm still saving that one up for the right time of year. It's a little spooky..
Or I could have been going to say that I nearly made a page about Edinburgh Rock, which is one of my favourite sweet treats (and which I finally learned to make for myself with this Edinburgh Rock Recipe).
That photo, in that recipe post, shows us on our very first trip to Edinburgh, when Tall and Small were still not very old at all. We thought, then, what a beautiful city it was and how we would like to go back. So we did, several times; and then this year, of course it became a term time home for the little boy in that picture. So that's what my page is about. How you can go somewhere, see it through one set of eyes, not knowing what is to come in the future. And then,you visit again, and see it all from a totally different perspective. I love this city. I've told The Tall One that, if he stays after graduation, I shall open a coffee shop or a sandwich business on The Royal Mile and visit him every day. He says he isn't too worried. He has tasted my sandwiches and I'll not be bothering Pret a Manger any time soon. Time will tell, time will tell..
This page was made for Get It Scrapped's article on Creative Techniques for Scrapbooking With Plaid Patterned Paper. Once I had determined that they were asking for what we call tartan, I decided I wanted to do a fresh look: tartan for today, something modern looking, so I kept the colours as light as I could and I used two sizes of the pattern, from a 12x12 sheet and an 8x8 pad. It's actually from a Halloween collection from October Afternoon, so, yes, I have saved the rest for the Robbie Burns page! In fact, I've saved the rest and found some more. I have a feeling this won't be the last Scottish page I'll be making over the next few years.