hope you are all well and have managed to get some me stitching time in ????
Today dawned bright and breezy the sun shone and I managed to peg a few bits out on the washing line today .... yippppeeee .... hopefully sign of things to come .... I pottered round my very small garden sorting out the bird feeders and freshening the water up listening to the birds twitter and cheep at each other .. you can almost hear them saying " hey guys new food n water is being put out at the mouse house " and "hurry up" ..lol
I peeked at the new buds coming on the cherry blossom tree and at the daffodil bulbs , hyacinths and lily of the valley bulbs that are just peeking through the soil and noticed I've some bluebells coming as well :) it was so nice I kept the back door open and let the breeze and sounds waft over me as I started to get my stitching chart ready for the next instalment of the Romantique SAL .... my printer is very low on ink so I had to print of the bare essentials and colour in the bits missing ..lol and cello-tape them together and it worked heheheh
As there was only me in today, awake at any rate, (DH is on nights this week) so I could spend some me time in my craft room and enjoy the peaceful day and try and do some stitching :) hands have been misbehaving this week so I got told to give them a good stern talking to hahahah ..... didn't work :(
I started well with knotting my threads up before I had even got them in the needle ..lol and carefully counted to where I should start the next bit of the SAL and duly got going ...... my only concern was if I had got enough fabric to get both bits on with a bit to spare ..... I moved onto the next flower and stitched a small bit and went to recount to be on the safe side and ........EEEKKKKK I was a thread out nooooooooo I cried ..... I thought should I or shouldn't I take it out ... it didn't affect what I had stitched just in the wrong place .... but being a good girl and that I had spotted it before I had gone too far I reversed stitch ... wish someone would take the frog though from me ... I seem to have had him quite a bit recently .....
I then proceeded to get the next bits in right PHEW and I even had room spare at the end of the last bit yeahhhhhh ..... so here is what I have stitched
|parts 3 and 4 of the Romantique SAL|
|the whole of the bottom row though need to go up more at the left hand side|
After much humming and haaaing I've decided to re do the Blue on the Home of a needleworker ... I'm not happy with it as it is such a dreary faded grey blue ... not as nice as the ones I have seen stitched up sooooo I am going to take a deep breath * Breath innnnnnnnnnn and outtttt* and unpick all that I have done ..... I think that's one of the reasons its been done as my UFO and only a bit at a time as I've not been happy with it .... soooooo I shall rummage round in my thread stash and see if I have anything that will be better :)
I had a bit of a brain wave ,well my head hurt, so I think it was that hahahah and I pulled out my "daisy lane cottage" LHN yesterday and did some more on it and remembered that I had some fabric that would be perfect to go with it so I got out my box had a rummage and voila :) see what you think :)
|Daisy lane cottage LHN with fabric I remembered I had :)|
|from Yvonne to me|
Isn't that strawberry fob adorable ... Yvonne is so talented in the stitching department :) I think she even made the box too .. (will double check )
and so endeth the blog entry for today :) Its taken me a while to do this one as I've got" Typanese" fingers and have had to double check all spelling etc etc etc ...
hope every one has had a good a day as me with the weather and I am now going to put the kettle, on any one want one ?????
love mouse xxxxx