the kettle has just boiled soo brews all round ??? I have some bourbon creams or custard ones if any one wants an elevens iz with it :)
Well as the title says the Travelling pattern "Thankful for Ewe" is ready to move on ..... so if you would like the chance to have it next, please squeak up :)
I didn't have any of the colours in that the chart requires so I did a floss toss and picked out ones that were near to them and then decided on the fabric as to which looked best on it ... surprisingly enough it was down to two choices an antique white 32 count linen and 18 count rustico aida and I decided to go with the aida ...... now bearing in mind I haven't stitched on aida in quite a few years .... I have become a linen/ even weave snob ...lol .... you would have thought it would have been a doddle ... the finished size is wee compared to what I normally stitch BUT NO !!!!!! I have un stitched more times on this small piece than I have in the last few years on everything else ..... so next time I have a thought to do something on Aida prod me hard will you !!!
I must thank every one for their birthday wishes and cards and emails and presents :) I have had a fabulous week of the post man bringing goodies and there is something still to come *VBG .... I think it is lovely that you can spread the celebrations out and sorry that there isn't any cake left for those who missed out on it ....
I decided on Monday to sneak up to the town and go and have a look around the charity shops and I am so glad I did as I dropped on quite a few bargains for a change ...lol ..... I got a lovely wooden box perfect for putting some stitching on , a frame that is the perfect colours for to bee or not to bee LHN , just needs a wee bit of tlc , a small white urn that will be perfect for a pin cushion and also a couple of stitching mags one of which is the very first issue:)
I have been stitching as much as I can this week and have finished a present for some one who reads the blog so I can't say or show atm but I will be making it up this afternoon to go on its merry way hopefully in time for her birthday ....
I have got the stuff sorted to get the rest of the 200 follower winners stitched and finished ... won't be long girls ...lol (and I'm over 300 now *VBG mmmmm thinking cap on here )
I have also been working some more on Kaths present sooo with any luck she will get it this side of Christmas hahahahah .....
I got further on with I sew's my heart by Heartstring Samplery too ... just love working on 40 count too :)
I did a bit more on the Cottage SAl on Thursday night over at Bev's in between munching on hot freshly made scones and jam and a cuppa or two .....
and also been working on my Band Sampler that I have designed for my group the Friendly Stitchers ....... the release date is march so I am stitching away at it to double check there are no mistakes ??? I think I may need a model stitcher or two ... any takers hehehehe ;)
Fresh cuppa is here again ...:)
The girls wanted to get a coat for Bentley for next week when he will be able to start to go out in the real world and meet more doggies ... so off we went to Pets at Home (just as the snow was starting to come down ) and he came away with ...... a lovely warm waterproof coat and a jumper which he loves to bits and asked for it putting on last night to go out in the snow with .... he was so funny chasing the flakes and trying to eat them as they were coming down .... I did try to take some photos but he was moving that fast it was very difficult .....
well I had better show you some photos now hadn't I otherwise you won't believe I have actually done some stitching this week hehehehe ....
|goodies from the charity shops|
|goodies from Michelle|
|I sew'd my heart Heartstring Samplery|
|perfect colours or what :)|
|BOO snuggled up as cold out there ...lol|
|Birthday goodies from DD1|
|lovely card from Teejay|
|cottage sal CCN|
|start of the snow|
|WOOO HOOO finished !!!!|
|love my jumper|
|a touch of spring|
|see I am getting further with it ...lol|
|birdies at the feeder|
|this morning :)|
So there you are this week folks .. I din't realise how much I had to tell you all ...lol .. off to go and get that finishing done and a few other bits and bobs ..... hope you all have a a fab superbowl sale / day over across the pond .....
squeak to you all later (don't forget to say if you want to be next for the TP, will draw it next weekend 11/12th Feb :)
take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxxx