27/01/2012

Scottish Challenge #FolksyFriday

Todays Folksy Friday was taken from a thread on the forums called the Scotland Challenge. Lot`s of people joined in and made something that had a Scottish Theme. Including, tartan, heather, thistles, Robbie Burns (poems)and many more. Those are just the ones I have spotted so far. And of course the 25th January was I believe Burns Night.
Not being Scottish or having much in the way of Scottish connections much of all this has passed me by, until now. Although come to think of it I do have an Aunt in Scotland. Considering that, maybe I should know more about Scotland than I do.
Let me think..... what do I know? There are beautiful mountains and Lochs, a rumoured Loch Ness monster, men wear kilts and families, that are called clans, have their own tartan. I think that`s about it. That`s actually quite appalling really as knowledge goes.... oh, something else, haggis and bagpipes are also part of the picture... Did just think of something else... but no, it`s gone. Once this blog is finished I am sure lot`s of other things will spring to mind.
I have read quite a bit about Scotland in the past, quite a few years ago now but I`m sure it will all come back to me..... eventually.
I believe the next challenge will be St David`s Day and Wales. I suppose I ought to put my thinking cap on for that as my Father`s side of the family is Welsh. Hmm....
Anyway, what did I do yesterday? I went and got my haircut, a ten minute wait wasn`t bad. Not long after I got there loads of people started appearing so I timed that one just right. I finished a hat for an order and that will be listed somewhere today.
Although the sun came out I didn`t get a chance to take any pics as I was busy preparing tea for the grandchildren to visit. I made a beef cobbler, I haven`t made one of those in years but they seemed to enjoy it.
Then it was games on the Wii, lot`s of fun and laughter. The older ones headed off home earlier as one was off to youth club, then a bit later I walked the little two back and we stargazed on the way. It was a clear night and the stars looked amazing, there was even a sliver of moon.
I decided that I need to brush up on my astronomy as the 5 yr old was asking what the other shapes were after I identified Orion and his belt. Must brush up on those methinks.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Scotland, the land of the brave
their country, they are ready to save.
They have to be brave to wear a kilt
in that weather I`d want a quilt.
A beautiful landscape, mountains galore
and heather covered, many a Moor.
Culloden, where there was a battle,
I wonder does it now support cattle?
The stunning beauty of the Lochs
and the wearing of tartan socks.
The families are called clans
and each, I believe have many fans.
It`s the home of Malt Whiskey
renowned for making you frisky.
Edinburgh has a yearly Tattoo
that many visitors flock to.
An accent that`s music to my ear
although to me, it`s not always clear.
From Robert Burns, a Red Red Rose
that is of course from his prose.
All of this and so much more
in the Scottish creations galore!


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Creative Treasures. Merry Berry and the Little Panda.
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Spiral Fountain Jewellery. Fantoosh.
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The Button Box. Bonny Lass.


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Clootielugs.. Handmade by Edwina.
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A little birdie told me. Red Devil Crafts.
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Deborah Jones Jewellery. Welsheggdesigns.


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Shoogly Beads. Jewelfelt.
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Careford Creations. Poklka Dot Sweetheart.
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Handbags by Helen. Maisy Lee Designs.

Hope you enjoyed todays delectable display of Scotland related creations.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

12 comments:

  1. Well done, lovely blog & don't the items all look wonderful together! Nicky

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  2. All look fabulous together, and such fun to create for the challenge. Looking forward to the next challenge!

    Natalie x

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  3. I enjoyed your verse, Linda. You always put together such a great blog. Well done! Thanks for including my bag. All the items look stunning, don't they?
    Edwina

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  4. Fantastic post! And another lovely poem. You're so good at writing them! Thanks again for including my ACEO. Hope you're able to join in Feb. Vic x

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  5. Thank you for including my little print Linda! I'm in Scotland and snuggled in my quilt...not feeling very brave today! xx

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  6. Brilliant as usual, Thanks Linda!

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  7. lovely scottish items.

    {Dab and a dash.}

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  8. Fantastic verse, love the bit about wearing a quilt!!
    Thanks for featuring my bag.

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  9. Thanks for including my bracelet. Roll on February and the Welsh challenge.

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  10. Great blog post Linda! Thanks so much for featuring my Locket!

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  11. Thank you so much for including my brooch on your lovely blog. It has made me soo happy this week x

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  12. Thankyou for including my pin cushion :)
    I love how differant every ones entry was. Can't wait to see next months.

    Donna x

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