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.
Your hoop is very clever! And I bet Rhonda was thrilled! Good luck to your brother and nephew! What a l.o.n.g way up! My legs are trembling with the thought!ReplyDelete
Are they allowed to take the lift back down? I am fatigued just thinking about it!ReplyDelete
I get it of course - great tease and Rhonda will love it!
Rhonda will love it, it is amazing... The only thing you could come up with was Watford Gap - which is nowhere near Watford (baffles me every time)! Good luck to your brother and nephew.ReplyDelete
Love Rhonda's gift, your stitching is amazing. I'm sure she will love it.ReplyDelete
Good luck to your brother and nephew, that will be a monumental climb.
Well I'll be darn...I live just north of the Watford Gap and had no idea what it meant! LOL So I've leanrt something new.ReplyDelete
Your work, as always, is beautiful and I'm sure Rhonda will love it.
I'm from north of Watford Gap, its the cross I bear! Rhonda will love it.ReplyDelete
It's such a shame you can't be with your brother and nephew for the climb!
What a gorgeous hoop Susan! Very inspiring, I have wanted to do some embroidery with maps for a while now, if only I could clone myself!. Also I have actually been to the top of the CN Tower and had dinner (back when I was only 19!). I guess I took the lift!ReplyDelete
Hilarious! I'm sure Rhonda loved it! Great that your nephew has raised so much already! Great cause! JxoReplyDelete
Wonderful :-) She'll love it!ReplyDelete
I have been up that tower many times, there is now the glass floor that makes me crazy when my kids step on it. You cannot not normally walk the stairs. I will go and do a nice donation for him, it is a good charity. I love the embroidery, clearly Rhonda does too.ReplyDelete
sounds great what they are doing for charity! love the embroidery beautiful and neat as ever!!!! how do you do it? xxReplyDelete
thinking of rhonda in the gap (watford ) that is so funny ,the hoop is great you did a fab job on it .ReplyDelete
Ughh Watford Junction! Great embroidery and lovely gift for a friend. Good luck to your brother and nephew!ReplyDelete
Some of us think north of the Thames marks the north south divide!!! Yes, north London are northerns!ReplyDelete
What a hike up the tower. Took my mum to Toronto for her 60th, was the first transatlantic crossing for both of us. Fantastic place.
ROFL, I was wondering if you were going to admit the motorway services ;o)ReplyDelete
I've been up that tower, but not on foot, so that deserves a wee donation because I know how far it is!
LOL I can't believe you haven't told her what the Watford Gap is...tee hee. Been there many times. Good luck to your brother and nephew, rather them than me! Hugs xReplyDelete
I think Rhonda would like it there!ReplyDelete
Your brother is bonkers, in a good way!
Love the hoop and Im so glad we got to see it in it's finished state. You lied to me though - you told me it was Transylvania !ReplyDelete
Rhonda will be right at home in 'the Gap'! In the middle of all the mayhem! As for your nephew, his funds are growing fast! as someone that works for a charity, I know how every penny can made a difference! Good on him!ReplyDelete