I have as you can see from the title a finish :) I put the last stitches into Melicent Turner by LitttlehouseNeedleworks the other day ... I think I started this as one of the crazies in 2012 whoops but at least it is finished now hahahaha ... I stitched it on an unknown evenweave with the recommended Crescent Colour threads which if you have got this kitted up or want to stitch it please buy two lots of each thread apart from the red ... I almost used up all of the darker brown so just saying to get two to be on the safe side for that colour if you are stitching it on 28 count fabbie like I did ...
I have made some mistakes with this one ... and left them in ..lol as couldn't be bothered to reverse stitch to sort it out ... sooo if you can spot them I will be mega impressed ....there are more than one ...lol .... I really did enjoy stitching it even with the mistakes ... as I have made it unique to moi :) and I have added the date to it to sooo that in 100 years to come if it is still around it won't be mistaken for an earlier antique sampler ..lol .... I think I may frame this one if I have a suitable frame to fit it in my stash :)
I can also let you know that my wee gift arrived safely and is loved by Kim at http://wisdomwithneedleandthread.blogspot.co.uk/ ..... she is having one of those *cough big birthdays later in the year and is stitching a massive 60 RAKs to send out to peeps soooo I thought that I would send one to her so that she got one back :) I loved the pattern that much I have started to stitch it for myself now too .... I put in the first stitches the other night ..... (no photo yet)
Well it has started to rain here but is still warm .... and the light is just starting to fade gradually ... so I think its time I made you all a cuppa and raid the cupboards for some goodies for you all ... hang on ........
Ok hope you have all got your brews ... now where was I ... oh yes cookies are on the table help yourselves ...lol
Even though I have been feeling rather ughhh I have been going out for short walks to get some fresh air and some sunshine and took my camera with me too ....and happend to tootle up the canal towards the swans as I wanted to see how they were getting on and if any eggs had hatched .... and was lucky enough to capture the swan turning the egg(s) in the next ... sorry the picture is a wee bit blurry but didn't have time really to focus properly as it happened rather quickly .... I think you can just make out that there are two possibly three eggs in the nest :) sooo hoping that they hatch soon and I can get a photo of the wee ones .... and on the same trip I got a photo of the water turtle too .... along with a bull finch or two a coal tit and a partrige in a pear treeee hahahahh ... well not the last bit .. toooo early for that hahahahah
one of my lovely neighbours works for the RSPB and has a wonderful garden dedicated to our feathered friends , and I managed to snap a blue tit , one of our robins and another bull finch and I think the female bull finches too ... really must learn more ....
Stitching wise I have picked up my RR from 2013 and going to try and get that finished too ... and a few others while I am at it ...lol ... I recieved two more squares for my quilt too from Gille and Frances and I am hoping to get working on it more when I am off ....
I think that is all for now folks ..... so I shall get the photos ready for you ... any one else want another brew ???
oooo yes while I remember ....lol that wee blue bird is a nuthatch .. thanks to Beth and Jo for letting me know ....
|Bentley resting after another ball throwing session|
|Phil the pheasant|
|Female Bullfinch I think ...lol|
|Gorgeous male Bullfinch ...|
|getting out of the rain|
|Love this wee bird :)|
|singing in the rain .....|
|I think a Coaltit|
|looking down the canal|
|wonder what he had for breakfast ...lol|
|I think there are at least three eggs in there|
|peek a boo|
|Melicent Turner finished 20/05/2016|
|shot at sunset|
|closer to the moon|
|from Frances :)|
|From Gillie :)|
I wish you all a wonderful stitchy week and I shall be bobbing in to see you all before I go on my jolly hols....I will take some photos for you heheheh .... take care now one and all and squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx