I must say many thanks for all the comments about missing me .. you made a little mouse (ok not soo little hehe) feel all warm and fuzzy when reading like I'd got lots of Hugs off you all :)
Well I shall say it again .. grab a cuppa this is gonna be a long one ... do you know for a person who doesn't get out and about normally I sure seem to be these days heheheh...
It took me quite a few days to recover from the trip back from Scotland sooooo much so I forgot to put in my post that the Travelling Pattern had arrived "Count Your Blessings" safely from Jo at http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com ..... I popped it safely on my desk and at the first opportunity I pulled the threads for it and cooooo I actually had most of them .. that was a shock to the system I can tell you .. no stash shopping for them hahahahah .... found some fabric took a photo then changed mind about the fabric DOH !!!! (all photos at the end as sooo much easier for me ..lol)
anyways I have started it last night and have got the top border and part of the house done soooo won't be long with this one folks... :) so keep a peep out for the post saying it is ready to go on its merry way and for some one else to stitch this lovely design :)
We had the stitching club at Bev's this week and I got loads done on Fa La La done .. in fact it is half way finished ... I've just got to stitch DJ next ;)
I have finished the stitching on Linda's PIF just got to make it up hopefully over the next couple of days as well as the twins hanggy things are done now soo need to make them up and the pillows sooo pleased that they will be done in time PHEWWWW ..lol
I took DH out for his birthday and he loved his presents .. DD2 made a fantastic cake .. walnut and Fudge and she got high praise from DD1 as she thought it was made by Grannie as it was soooo nice :) In fact we went out again last night to the Indian with the DD2 and brought something back for DD1 as she wasn't feeling to good :(
COOOOO I have just looked up to see the trees are being blown about and it looks yuck out there at the mouse house and I need to go out this morning too ..... eeekkkk
ok where was I mmmmmm kettle ... who's having one today ???
I went on Friday to have my acupuncture which was great timing as we(the stitchy girls ) were going off on Saturday to The Nimble Thimble and meeting up with Gillie .......
This is the fun bit ... hope you have got your drinks by now and also a large napkin / tissue etc to mop up the drool .....
Saturday dawned lovely thankfully and I drove to Kaths house to meet up with every one else before we set off in Kaths Rav mobile to The Nimble Thimble .... it is somewhere where I have been wanting to go to for years .. I have always chatted to Chris at the shows and wanted to go and see the shop and I was going finally YEAHHHH .....
We were all giddy in the car and discussed what we may or may not be buying and Bev had never been to Wales before (we pass through and out etc on the drive down ) I was in the front seat (more leg room phew) as co driver and keeping an eye on the trusty sat nav and the road signs ... we arrived safely at the destination with only on hiccup to the wonderful place that the shop is located at ......
We pulled up and Chris came out to greet us all as I was taking pictures (as usual ..lol) she didn't see me until I walked in and she was shocked to see me finally there and with the company I was with ,as she has known Kath for years too and couldn't believe that we came from the same area and had only found of each other recently :)
well after that the kettle went on and well we drooled and were like kids let loose in a sweetie shop not knowing where to start .. look at ... fondle or drool over ... it is set out beautifully with welcoming arm chairs for those poor other halves who have to suffer coming and the wallet having to come out too hahahahah ......
I asked Chris could I take photos and was given permission to take.. so that you could drool over the eye candy on offer ....there is something for every one from fabric in aida , even weave and linen to charts from LHN to La de da and everything in between as well as Weeks dye works threads, Crescent Colours and GAST threads too :) not forgetting to mention that they do framing as well ..... I was taking photos to squeaks of delight and oo look at this and wow and then there was a "hello Kidda " as Gillie walked in ..lol sooo more hugs and intros all round ...
We had been there for ages going through the stash and popping things in piles around the room going that's my pile to every one ..lol .... it got to dinner time and as the weather was a wee bit iffy .. Chris had set up the table upstairs with the important kettle for us to eat our picnic with (normally we would have sat out side as the views are gorgeous) Gillie had to threaten the girls to step away three paces from the charts to get them to go upstairs hehehehe...
we all had a lovely picnic and chatted nineteen to the dozen on what we had put in our stash piles and what we were looking for and when we were suitably fortified we went back and ooooed and ahhhed some more :)
I must admit that in the stash pile contest I won the "least amount spent " award... DH was pleased to hear that hahahah .... and the others well lets just say they all had a fantastic time and were grinning from ear to ear with their goodies and the car was definitely more heavier on the way back ;)
Chris 's customer service is second to none .. she knew where everything was .. recommend stuff and also found stuff for us "just in case" and not forgetting that all important phrase "the kettle is on girls" :)
It was such a pleasure to go and visit the shop in real life and I would higly recommend it to any one ... they don't have a web page atm *hopefully soon* but do do a fantastic mail order ...
just ring them up ..01691 780088
or email :firstname.lastname@example.org.........
(full address is .. The Nimble Thimble,Llangedwyn Mill, Llangedwyn , Nr Oswestry, Shropshire Sy10 9LD UK)
and no I didn't get any perks for this write up ... just wanted to let peeps know how good it was there ;)
SOOOOOOO breath a sigh of relief if you have got here in one piece hahahah and nowwww on to the drool session .. oooo but wait forgot to say we called at Llangollen Viaduct on the way back to see the canal etc ....
|Bev having hard time to chose|
|DH birthday cake made by DD2|
|The Gang :)|
|Discussing the charts :0|
|Chris coming out to greet us at The Nimble Thimble|
|Inside .. how yummmy|
|Bev being let loose in the shop ..lol|
|Another shot inside|
|Drawn thread,Sweet heart Tree and Victoria Sampler Wall|
|Iris enjoying the drool fest|
|canal boat at Llangollen|
|View from Other side of Viaduct|
|Calender Girls Stash from Val|
|Small Stash pile :)|
|Count your blessings Shakespeare Peddler|
|Fa La La LHN|
Ok I shall leave you to carry on drooling and shall catch up with you all soon :0
take care and happy stitching :)
ps had to add this as forgot earlier ..... sent my pen pal letter and received mine on Friday last week :) *waving helloooo to you
love mouse xxxxxxx