Sunday, 11 April 2010

Hectic few weeks

Hi everyone hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather we seem to be having here in mouseville :)
I went away down to my friend Abi's which is abit like escape to the country where her house is as it is really  beautiful :) for a few days r&r as there was a stitching show on at the NEC. It had the costumes from the film the duchess on show which we all  admired and then we shopped there till we dropped and met up with some friends, one who came back with us Ally :) and then we stitched and yackked and did some more stitching. Abi and i are doing a stitch along everytime we see each other of the Jane Greenoff's "the embroideress" which is a really good job we are as i think we got the charts pre amendments !!! the hemstitch square caused an awful lot of problems and i've still got to finish off the weaving n doves eyes :)
the photo shows what i did while i was at Abi's :) i am now enjoying this piece more only 3 more pages to do .
Ally and I came home back to my pad on the sunday we set off at 1.45pm and got home at 8.45pm eeekkkkk !!! it was a horrendous journey part of the motorway was totally shut of and we had to do a detour around chesterfield re joined the motorway to hit some roadworks agghhhhhhhh.... all we can say is thank goodness for classic fm and american hard gums and a bit of galaxy chocolate !
well needless to say the next day we were both shattered and spent the day recovering and pottering around my craft room coming up with ideas on how to improve the layout :)
we decided on the wednesday to nip over to knaresbrough which is a lovely town about an hourish from me to see what its like and although it was cold n sunny its a lovely place and lots of lovely little shops the best one was the old pharmasists as it sold yummy chocolates heheheheh ;)

here is a view from the castle  and we saw this place and all i could say was i wants it !!!!!
I also got my celtic summer back from the framers and couldn't belive it was much bigger than the celtic spring and after haveing a good look at it i must have stitched celtic spring on 32 count linen instead of 28 ???? ho hum such is life can't change it now can i ????
so now after taking Ally on the next stage of her journey home i did some stitching for a friend from the Friendly Stitchers who had a little girl so i stitched her a little ornament which is hanging proudly from her cot atm :).
After all that excitement i managed to get a small amount of gardening done with the help of DH and planted up my hay basket at the front which is looking lovely after a few days of this gorgeous sunshine we've just been having (it will probably rain tomorrrow now heheheh)
well i think this is all for now folks so i shall squeak off till the next installment of tales from a stitching mouse xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Pete's Pixie said...

Phew just reading it makes me tired - and I was there lol! Thanks so much for having me petal; I had a fab time ~ hugs to all xxx

Mouse said...

you're welcome anytime:) was lovely having you ,you're a perfect house fairy ;) see ya soon love mouse xxxxx

Mylene said...

It sounds like you all had a great time.

Sunshine said...

Your framed piece looks Lovely. I'm glad you had a good time stitching/Etc. with your friends.

Jo said...

Celtic Summer looks fab. Glad you had a great time at Abi's then in Knaresborough. X

DJ said...

Celtic Summer is looking beautiful! I think you should buy the Mouse House!! I'll come help you set up house LOL The embroideress is looking lovely too, you are an amazing stitcher, Mouse! I sent a letter, did you get it? *Hugs*

Mouse said...

hi DJ yep got letter , sorting out reply :) ooo i'd love to be able to buy it and thankyou for the compliments *blush* am busy doing beau bands atm will bob a pic up later :) xxxx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What lovely stitching, and a grand friend tour as well! I would say do the other seasons - one each in those sizes - if you plan to hang them all together so they'll each have a matching partner. Good to 'hear' from you!