It was the night of the hermitting when all through the house
not a creature was stirring except for a mouse,
she sat with her needle and stitched through the night
with a cuppa in one hand and a light to her right.
She weaved her magic with colours of thread
with thoughts of new projects dancing in her head,
she stitched tiny kisses till the breaking of light
and she knew then then end of the chart was in sight.
She put down her needle and scampered to bed
where she dreamed of more patterns and lots of new thread :)
Its amazing what you can come up with when you are stitching in the wee hours of the morning ... heheheh .. hope you like my wee poem :)
Well I had a lovely start to the week when the postie brought me my Needle book from Ally we were exchange partners for the Autumn Needlebook exchange over on Friendly Stitchers .. she stitched me the pumpkin design by JBW designs in the recommend floss on a cream even weave .... picture to follow..... and I also received from my secret pen pal a cute halloween gift of a candy corn bag filled with yummies including some peeps and gummy rats and a really cute Doodles design from Hob -Nobb designs called swirling leaves .... thank you ever soooo much .... I still have some of the yummys left and am slowly working my way through them :) DD wants the bag after she was a wee bit jealous that I had got it hehehehe
I also received some lovely threads off Jillann for my calender girl month over on Friendly Stitchers which I have lovingly drooled and fondled heheheh
and I have sent my ornaments off to the attic needlework shop to raise some funds for the breast cancer cure and I've sent my pen pal letter off and hope she receives it soon :)
I got my sewing machine out in the week and finished the needlework shop into a cushion along with some hand stitched cards I had received and one that I had stitched many years ago ... you may be able to tell its on aida !!! I also made some up for kath too which she picked up when she and Bev and Chris came to the mouse house on Thursday night for the stitching night ..... we all got lots done and lots of tea drunk too ... I worked on my Poinsettia House and stitched some more of it on Saturday after tea :)
I went out Saturday afternoon with my friend Tina and we went to the local garden centre were we indulged in a wonderful hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and a fresh cream scone tooo .... very bad of me I know and I paid for it late but hey ho hehehehehhe (photo was took ;)
we had a wander round before we headed back to her house for a cup of tea .. it was thirsty work catching up with each other heheheh
I had a conversation with DJ a few weeks ago and said mmmm your birthday is coming up soon isn't it ... answer yes ... thought ooo got time to do something for it .... this week sent an email saying I was going to be late for an important date .... I forgot about posting times over the pond DOH !!!!! any ways that's what I was doing till the wee small hours on Friday night and on Saturday I finished her wee present which will be in the post asap along with her "Wet Noodle prize" (she came 2nd) in our group "the friendly stitchers" competition .... of who had worked on their UFO's and finished any through out the year ... progress photos were put up during the year and was voted on by the group .... we ran this competition in memory of one of our members Alison Joy who wielded the wet noodle for many a year .......
Cindy are you there ???? this next bit is for you :) my haed design was screaming at me today and seeing as it was hermitting weekend and I was doing it I took it out of its folder and said now then what's up ..lol
I had started it ages and ages ago and as things go other projects came to the front of the queue and it got left behind :( .. I had started the stitching 2 over 1 but wasn't happy about the untidy coverage ... didn't think it was my stitching ..lol and sooo I took it all out today and re started it 1 over 1 and I am much happier with the result and carried on stitching the design until tea time ... so I shall show you the progress photo in a wee while yippppeee I hear your cry hehehehh
Have just put the kettle on for you all ... any one want a piece of Chocolate Swiss roll ???
Righty ho I am fortified with my cuppa soooo here finally are the photos of progress , cream cakes and some flowers too :) Not to mention the start of the Halloween decorations going up !!!!!
|goodies from my pen pal|
|calender girl goodies from Jillann|
|my Christmas cards made into cushions|
|Needle work shop LHN|
|Tina and I's cream tea|
|black eyed susans|
|poinsettia house LHN|
|Afternoon Tea HAED|
So there you have it for this week :) hope you have enjoyed the photos and I must thank you all for the lovely comments .. I do enjoy getting them :)
hope you have a great stitchy week :0 till next time take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxx