Monday, 18 July 2011

Magical week :0

Hi Every one .... grab a cuppa this could be a long one 
Cooo where to start ...  well we got over on Sunday to see my dad and we had a fab time .. the sun shone and although a wee bit windy in places it was mostly warm thank goodness ... 
we went to Lytham first of all for  a walk round the shops and then we moved on to the South Pier at Blackpool as DD2 wanted to go on the amusement slot machines ... we always saved our 2p's when they were younger to go on the one armed bandits ..  we watched some mad fools go up on a trapezium thing to be swung over the pier and also some more mad fools go on a seat that catapulted you up into the air ..... that was really scary to watch (photos to follow)  considering it was almost the hight of the season the beach was actually empty .. I remember days when you couldn't move for folks being on there ... boy that is showing my age hehehehehe  .....
We went on into South Shore to the wonderful ice cream parlour there  .. can't remember how to spell the name as its Italian ... but suffice to say get a tissue ready for the photo of my" Norries mess "...... I know I am not supposed to have ice cream and cream etc but sometimes the pain has to be worth it !!!!!! 
The drive home was uneventful and we arrived safely back at the mouse house around 10ish at night ....
My test piece arrived safely at its destination and Lady P loves it PHEWWWW so here's to a long and lovely stitching time together :)
I finished the Needlework shop on Wednesday so 12 down and 3 to go yipppeeee ....  my order from 123 stitch should be here any day soon too  ... I am stalking the postie every day
brb just going to re pop the kettle on ......
AHHHHH that's better  a lovely cuppa .. any one want a biscuit to dunk ????
Thursday DD 1 and I went to the midnight showing of HARRY POTTER in 3D and wow we weren't disappointed... we set off early as we thought there was going to be a huge queue and got there in record time ... and because we were seeing it in 3D we got let into the cinema early so had time to pick our seats and watch every one come in .. some were dressed up and it was a really nice house to sit and watch the film in .... I won't spoil any ones surprise if they haven't seen it yet but take some tissues ... its the last film ever heheheh
Had my acupuncture on Friday which was a good thing as this week end was the ISHW or international stitch and hermit weekend hosted by .... and boy did I manage to actually hermit and stitch heheheh
Saturday I finished parts 9 and 14 of the Romantique SAL by and have posted my photo off to her already so I can sit back and get one with the thousand and one other stitching bits I need to do hehehehe    (there is a charting error in part 9 the second rose up .. leaf on the right hand side is wrong) ... please note I didn't find out till it was too late and I wasn't going to frog so nerrrr that night I did a wee bit more on the Poinsettia house by LHN :)
Are you still with me ??? 
Sunday I started and finished all the stitching on the summer biscornu exchange  piece for Kate..... who is my partner on Friendly Stitchers for this exchange soooo I can't show you a picture of this one sorryyyyyy .... hoping today I get it sewn together and on its merry way :)
Poinsetta house LHN
I've also started on my challenge piece over on the    so I can't show you that either ...... and you will be pleased to know that I have actually started afternoon tea (HAED) and doing it over one on 25 count  too .... suffice to say I shall be stitching on this one for a lonnnnnggg time 
soooo I think this is it ... was that a collective sigh of relief I heard hahahahah  ... on to the photos yeahhhhhhhh :)
 I shall leave you to drool till next time :) take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx

Flower windmill at Lytham 

My Norries mess YUMMMMM

Hubbies banoffie split

looking towards Blackpool from the south pier

mad fools

that was the seat that went up !!!

close up  of thewindow

NO 12 of the crazies finished 

little silkie cross

all four chicks 

Romantique SAL parts 9/14

close up view


cucki said...

hello dear, many yummy mouth is watering..lovely stitching..
your sal is looking so lovely too..
chicks are growing so beautifully..keep well dear..hugs cucki xx

Jo said...

Your stitching is as wonderful as ever, just love the fabric you're stitching the Romantique SAL on, it's so beautiful.
Not surprised you didn't go on the 'nutter' ride at blackpool...must have a loose screw to be on the end of a big elastic band!!

Hugs Jo xx

wendy111 said...

Wow! a busy week! The icecream looks great and much better than being flung around in the ride!

Love all your stitching this week and the chickens are cute!

Ruth said...

That sounds like an exhausting week lol
Oh yumm yummmmmm yummmm to the ice cream I'll have one of both please :D
I love your needlework shop, very beautiful
Best of luck with the HAED, I've one started too and its slow going but enjoyable.
I'll have a digestive biccie for dunking please and I'm off to see Harry Potter tonight, can't wait and am glad you didn't give anything away, even though I've the books long read.
Till next week !

Jenny said...

I love those gorgeous ocean scenes (the photos w/o mad people at least...). Wow, I really miss the ocean!
The Needlework Shop is waaaay too cute! And you are flying along with the Romantic sampler - I still adore all the pinks.
And after all your pics, I'm not sure whether I'd rather snuggle a chick or a Norries mess.... ;-)

Margaret said...

Looks like a fun time! Your stitching is looking great too! Love the Needlework Shop -- so cute! And the Romantique SAL looks so pretty!

Tracey said...

Lovely WIPs and your mess looks yummy! lol have my cuppa right here but now I have to get ready to go to work. :( Figured as long as I am home longer in the morning I may as well catch up on my blog reading! :) Hopefully will be posting on mine tonight. :)

Susan said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Congratulations on your 12th finish!

Lesleyanne said...

Great pictures of your trip and chicks. I LOVE your needlework shop finish. Your sal is looking great.

Catherine said...

Phew! You've been busy! Love all your wips - that fabric is lovely!

Sounds like a fun time on your little trip - that ice cream looks yummy!

Ali said...

Great post - everytime we have been to Blackpool from being a tot to just the other year it has rained - last time it was practically horizontal!!! Stamps foot - I am not going again!!! lol. Fab stitching your SAL looks really difficult - I've nearly finished my chicken with a few mistakes - err I mean artistic license :-) xx

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, Mouse, what an update. I love the Romantique SAL. I know I keep saying that, but... Ah, the colors are just gorgeous. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see pics of your HAED. I have a very serious HAED addiction. I keep buying them. Your chicks are adorable. I love the little things! And grats on the Needlework Shop finish. Your CJC is going well. I freely admit, I would be one of the crazies, if I could afford it. I'm fearless! And the ice cream looks fabulous. Glad you had a good trip. You got a lot accomplished!! Nice progress on Poinsettia House too. I would love to go see Harry Potter but I have a friend coming up to see it with me, and she's not coming up till October, so I have to wait. In the meantime, I'm gonna be taking my Harry Potter collection over to mom's so she can see them. She's seen Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, but none of the others that she knows of. So I'll at least be able to watch some HP. I hope you're having a great day so far.

Teresa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Ice cream looks delicious. Your needlework Shop is just lovey.
Chicks are so cute.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pete's Pixie said...

Ooooh where's my ice cream - you know how I love a "mess"!! Congrats on finishing the Needlework Shop - still go there before you ner ner ner ner ner lol!! Can't wait to see progress on Afternoon Tea - I shall be your lead cheerleader on that one! Can I hav a gingernut to dunk please? See ya soon. Hugs, Ally xxx

Val said...

So pleased you had a nice time - some lovely stitching and well done on starting a HAED - no way could I stitch them now with my old eyes lol
Ohhhhhh !! Ice cream looks lovely too

Val x

Deb said...

So much in your post! I love your Pointsetta House - the color of it is so pretty. And your other two pieces are just as wonderful.

And love those ice cream creations. I'm a sucker for ice cream!!

Joysze said...

Oh seeing that banana split made me drool!!!! How absolutely yummy; and holy moly on that thrill ride!!!! YIKES!!!!

Love your stitching, they're beautiful!

Lissanne said...

Wow, what a busy weekend!! Your works are all just gorgeous! The Romantique SAL is just so beautiful with your fabric! I could never get into something flying in the air at the beaches!

DJ said...

All I can say is WOW...your stitching is amazing! And when did you find time to do all that stitching AND visit your Dad,AND visit the park, AND see Harry Potter, AND stalk the postie? You are an AMAZING woman, hear you roar! LOL *Hugs*

Kate said...

Wow. What a busy time you had. Both ice creams look delicious. Your stitching looks great and congratulations on the cute Needlework House finish.

Carol said...

Whew--food, fun, and fantastic needlework, Mouse! What a great week you've had :)

Christine said...

Wow, you've been busy! I haven't been to Blackpool since I was a kid, that icecream looks amazing.
Lovely finish on the Needlwork shop and your SAL is gorgeous, I love those purple shades.
Going to see HP tonight and really looking forward to it

Meari said...

Those desserts look scrumptious!

Your stitching is beautiful as always.

Xeihua said...

I'm drooling on your ice creams they really look yummy... And what a busy weekend you had I'm glad it was so enjoyable and you still found time to stitch tons, and talking of stitching your WIPS are gorgeous congratulations :)

Justflo said...

Hi there, Mouse. Love the colours on Romantique. Congrats with your Needlework Shop.

Great photos. I see all that regularly,I live in Blackpool. The Ice cream Parlour has been there for ever... It's called 'Notoriani's' It used to be a treat to go there with my Grandma for a 'Sundae' and actually sit inside. Now that's many . many years ago. My DH and I still call in for a 'Tub' when we pass after a walk along the promenade on a sunny day..

I'll have to wait a while fot Harry Potter but I'll see it in the end. It's so sad that it's all over' Boo Hoo.

The Maiden said...

The Romantique SAL looks like purple perfection!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great post! I love your Romantique (so much so that I stole the colour scheme - evil laughter!).

The Needlework shop is cute too. Is there a whole street? And congrats on becoming a model stitcher!

Ann said...

Mouse, I am craving your ice cream treat! But enough about food...your stitching looks great!

Veronica said...

Okay, those ice cream pics are making my mouth water. Can I have some? ^.^

Congratulations on finishing Needlework Shop. It looks lovely. I never realized there are one over one stitches in it. Cute!

Once again, your needles must have been smoking! You stitch so fast. Love your Romantique Sampler. Luckily I noticed the leaf mistake a few stitches in so I was able to frog in :)

Maureen said...

it took me a while to decide but in the end it would definitely have to be the banoffee split for me...

Sari said...

Congratulations for the 12th crazy challenge finish. It is just lovely.

How lovely ice creams :)

Bienvenue... said...

Your stitching is as wonderful as ever ; love your Needlework Shop, colors are so nice.

Patty C. said...

I like your needlework shop ;)

Sally said...

Love your Needlework Shop finish and your Romantique SAL is coming along beautifully. Nice start on Poinsettia House.

Sally said...

Forgot to say definitely need tissues for HP!!! Loved it but so sad it's over.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Hi Mouse!

Thanks for the "heads up" about the award from Jo. It's my first one.

The stitching looks awesome. Love those colors and that fabric is just perfect!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous stitching. Love all of them.
Congrats on finishing Needlework Shop. It's lovely.
Those desserts look delicious.