Today started off a bit earlier so I managed to sneak into the craft room and picked this one out along with the hand dyed fabric by chameleon (28 count) and got the threads sorted to find eeeeekkkkk I hadn't got one of the crescent colours that is suggested ....... well being an enterprising mouse I quickly got my stash of hand dyed threads out and had a lady like drool while having a fondle of them looking for a suitable replacement and I found it in Sampler Threads "mistletoe" and also "shutter green" instead of the dmc green used ....
so away I started stitching, about 15 mins into my first flower DH came down and said shall we go out for dinner ???? well I couldn't refuse now could I ...lol... so I carefully put the stitching down and we went out for dinner (lunch ) at a lovely pub which had the coal fire range working today which brought back memories of when I was little and we had coal fires at home.
We did a detour to Elsecar Heritage Centre on the way home and I popped into the craft shop while DH had a browse in the antiques shop there .... I came away with some ribbon I needed and also a lovely wooden box which has a canvas lid that comes off to decorate ... mmmmmm have a cross stitch in mind to cover that heheheh ... we also had a cup of tea and a bun while there too and I showed DH the box and to my surprise there were two more boxes inside but smaller ooooooooo :)
Any way back to the stitching heheheh .... I carried on with the Bee Sampler and got a bit more done .. its slower going when you have to do each individual stitch when using hand dyes but the effect is lovely :)
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Tomorrow 's new start could be fun as eldest DD is treating me to go and see the newest Harry Potter film and also the Narnia one but if she has managed to get Monday off too we will be going then instead ..lol ....soooo we shall have to see how things go.
Ok I shall squeak off now and hope that everyone else is doing ok and feeling much better even more :)
take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx