Saturday, August 28, 2010

Clan Gathering

Last weekend, David and I went to a clan gathering in the Highlands.  This was our first time at such a gathering--apparently they do it every three to five years.  It was really fun.  And it's the most bizarre feeling to be in a room full of people with the same last name and ultimate family heritage!

The gathering lasted a full week with people from all over the world (Australia, U.S., Canada, and closer to home--Scotland) but we were only able to join in on the weekend.  The highlight for me was a visit to nearby Elgin and the cathedral.

We had so much fun looking around the ruins.  You can even climb up one of the towers that is left for views over the town.

From far away:

Up close:
And inside:
 I'm getting a lot of wear out of the trousers I made from the Simplicity repro 1941 pattern.  I am thinking of making up another pair as part of the Hepburn & Hepburn project (more on that later).  I absolutely love them and wear them all the time!

Later in the day we went to a woolen mill (alas no fabric for me--they didn't have many bolts and the ones they did have were REALLY expensive).  But the grounds of the woolen mill shop were lovely.  So we took some photos near one of the houses:

We had such a fabulous time and definitely plan to go to the next clan gathering!



  1. Gorgeous photos Debi! And I love both outfits. Did you make the red polka dot shirt? You and David look perfect in your colour-coordinated outfits.

  2. Those are such nice pictures. You look fabulous in our Hepburn slacks and red polka dotted blouse.


  3. Oh, you two look stunning!
    And yes, I share your love for that pants pattern!

  4. Gasp! I love the photos, I love your look! Thanks for coming over to my blog, now I have a new blog to check over my coffee every morning. Wow.

    Those Hepburn pants really, really suit you. Aren't they the most comfy clothes ever invented?

  5. Wow, that looks like a really special weekend - how lovely. Ooh and you look stunning, by the way!

  6. Your mini-breaks are so enjoyable to follow. And you look marvellous!

  7. That weekend was a wonderful time!I agree with the love those pants, it will definitely be one of my future projects. Thanks for sharing so good many times.

  8. How fun!! The picture of you two is so adorable. :)

  9. OMGosh! Such awesome photos and what an amazing experience. What's your clan, if I may ask? I married into the McDonalds of Clan Ranald (hideous tartan, btw).

    I love those trousers and your beautiful pin dot blouse looks sensational. :) I'm delighted that you're on board with the Hepburn Hepburn Project. You have Kate's natural style and grace.


  10. uhh I have been at that abbey!!
    Really nice pants as well, neat to be able to make your own:) I always find it hard to get pants!

  11. I have a blog award for you.

  12. yay! Hepburn and Hepburn (i am posting more on that later too!) Sounds like lots of fun. We actually saw a bagpiping circle when we were in Nashville this weekend!

  13. Being of Scottish descent, I find your forays around the country wonderful.  I also love your retro outfits.  I'll drop by again to see what new ideas you have growing.  I'm looking forward to seeing your Hepburn and Hepburn!


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