A few days ago, I had the most wonderful break from being mostly housebound looking after the poorly Dafter. I drove out into the countryside, up to Oyne. I wish I could show you how lovely the Aberdeenshire countryside is at the moment. The roadsides were graced by beautiful pink wildflowers and gorse, and the oilseed rape fields are the most startlingly bright yellow. But there were no obvious places to stop for a photo, so I will have to leave it to your imagination.
I met Tina, of the Quiet Home, at Gadie’s coffee shop, which adjoins the craft shop Touched by Scotland. (their joint website is here) Tina and I had a wonderful catch-up, and equally wonderful coffees and cakes. I had lime scones fresh from the oven, with homemade lime curd; Tina had a delicious gluten-free brownie. Once again you’ll have to take my word for it, as we were too busy gobbling them up to take photos! Here’s the corner where we sat, knitting and crocheting:
I really liked this detail of the woodstove:
You can see I was very happy!
After a good long chat, we went to have a look at the newly-relocated yarn shop, The Wool Shed. It used to be just next door, but has now come inside Touched by Scotland. The Wool Shed sells a lot of British wools, including New Lanark wool and J.C. Rennie’s wool.
And look what else! Tina designs the loveliest knitted and crocheted dolls, and sells her patterns through Etsy. The Wool Shed is currently showcasing wool for her designs. In the basket is some lovely heathered New Lanark wool.
It was such a lovely morning, and gave me a real boost. Hooray for friends, coffee and yarn!