Some of you have expressed curiosity over my embroidery that was posted off to a secret location sometime recently (forgive me, but I have totally lost track of time). Well, the hoop has arrived so I can finally reveal all. Below was the more cryptic photos.
I deliberately made my photos confusing, as you can see. Because I wanted to keep someone guessing as long as possible. Here is what the hoop actually looked like.
The thing is, I now have to break it to Rhonda just what Watford Gap is. Umm, people in the UK will understand this and most others in the world will not have a clue what this is all about. Sorry! But when I thought of a way of placing Rhonda in the UK, Watford Gap was all that came to my mind. It wasn't to be mean, but the only place with 'Gap' in the name that came right to my mind immediately.
This is Watford Gap (sorry Rhonda!) -
I am afraid to announce that Watford Gap is a motorway services on the M1 and marks the historic divide between the north and the south of England, and is also just up the road from where I live. I really wanted to make a hoop that Rhonda would love and think her sense of humour is totally up to this. And I so wish Rhonda did live up the road because we would have a total laugh together. We wouldn't get jack s**t done, but we would have fun accomplishing nothing.
On a completely different note - do you recognise this structure?
It is the CN Tower in Toronto. Did you know there are stairs you can take to the top? 1776 steps in total. And my brother and my nephew are going to walk to the top for fundraising. I for one think my brother will keel over and never manage it - but that is a completely different story (and as younger sister I retain my right to laugh my fool head off). My 14 year old nephew however will make it and I would love to see him raise some money for charity in the process.
You can read about this United Way Fundraiser here. When I worked in Toronto, before Helen was born, I was on the committee at the company I worked for that raised funds for United Way. I love the charity because it is an all encompassing one. It funds other charities, from the really big ones nationally - like cancer research and such - to much smaller ones that might benefit a neighbourhood or a cause that doesn't get as much publicity. I liked that.
So, I am doing something totally out of character for me. I am asking if anyone out there would be willing to make a small donation to my nephew's climb of the CN Tower. He is aiming to raise $100 and I am hoping that between family friends, and maybe one or two of you, we can get him well past that sum. We here in this household will be making our donation. Would you care to join us? Any sum would be welcome. It all adds up.
If you are so inclined then you can find the means of making a donation to my nephew's efforts here.
Thank you so much for reading about this.