Well the first part of the week unfortunately for me was a bit of a wash out as I became rather green round the paws and was unwell for a few days .... but I am now back to my mousely self ..lol
sooo grab your cuppa's you know where the biscuits are and sit back and enjoy the waffle heheheh ;0
Well as you know I won Edgar's blog give away of some Christmas DVD's and they safely arrived this Saturday along with some very yummy Hawaiian jelly beans :) I managed to keep hold of both packets for a wee while, while I photographed them before the DD's wanted to try some *sigh ...lol . I had to go up to the post office to pick it up sooo took a wee detour around the charity shops and came away with a couple of bargains too ....:)
A while ago .. Rhona did a tutorial on a jar lid and I despaired on finding a jar to do it wellllll ..... http://tangledthreadsstitching.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/tutorial would you believe I found the kilner (mason ) jar in two places in one day !!!!! for those in the UK I got mine at Morrisons but they were also in Wilkinsons too .... I couldn't believe my little eyes hehehehe .... guess what I will be having a go at soon ..lol
Jo of serendipitous stitching fame is also having a give away of some
cross stitch charts sponsored by Yiota for getting up to 250 followers .... soo please join in the fun and follow her too in the process but one of the prizes is mine ok ;) hahahahah
I was commissioned by Maureen to make the Solar System that she stitched for her DS into a pillow slip and thankfully he loves it ..lol so photo can now be shown too :)
Julie the flower is a peony :0
Joyze I've popped photo in of my beaded loran for you to have a nose at too :)
mmmmm think that was all on the must tell you front, sooo now the stitching part hehehe
As you know I have been stitching away merrily on a secret project for DJ and I finally have got it to a point where I was happy to let her have a look at it and choose whether she wanted to frame it or for me to make it into a cushion ... well after measuring it .... it will be framed heheheh .... we share the same love of lighthouses and the sea and I spent ages with Ally last year when she was down looking for this chart and eventually found it after turning the craft room upside down .... soooo the photo will be below for you to nose at as usual :)
Thursday stitching was at the mouse house and unfortunately I was unable to make some yummy buns as my cooker has decided to give up the ghost ....I had to buy some in ..... so I am now on the look out for a new one that will fill the large space and isn't very expensive ......
Friday I got up and thought today I am going to get my finishes framed and armed and dangerous with a cuppa and my framing stuff got ..... the threadgathering , the rain fell and the tea room done whoop whoop .... now all I need is a bigger house and more wall space ...lol
Saturday I did hermit abit but did more on Sunday even though DH and I took Master Bentley to Cannon hall park and while I was there I took a few photos as I am apt to do so I will let you drool over them as well heheheh
Sally is feeling a bit better from her op and has stitched soo much she has asked if we want to start our sal earlier than we thought of the LHN / Shakespeare's pedlar collaboration soooo I agreed of course, but I needed to sort some fabric out for it as it calls for two different colours of 32 count fabric AGHHHHHHHH was the cry that went up as I got my box of fabric out and it was in a complete mess and at first I thought I was going to have to coffee dye some but ....... I got the ironing board out and started to sort out all the fabric out and into piles of hand dyed , 25 count, coloured , 28 count whites , neutrals etc etc etc .... (photo to prove it .lol) and then I found some 32 count in the correct colour as near as snurff it to what the pattern requires YIPPPEEEE .... I then got some boxes that I had got earlier for the purpose and put them in so that I can now find stuff much easier ......
the down side to this is I now have to sort out the room too *sigh ho hum, keeps me out of mischief ;)
I also sorted out some fabric for the papillions around the world SAL and how does your garden grow ..... just need to sort out the floss for it, which I have already started to pull some out I like ... and do a floss toss ..... watch this space ..lol
Well DD has just made you all another cuppa .... so I shall go and sort the photos out for you to drool over :) brb ......
|peonys this week before the winds arrived
|see how big the blooms get :)
|finally framed :)
|coooo whatcha doing ???
|Maureens DS pillow :)
|beaded loran to show Joyze
|finally framed :)
|goodies from charity shopping
|lovely goodies off Edgar :)
|view from my craft room window
|May's tusal for Daffy :)
|cannon hall on way up to main house
|adore this shot
|weeeeeeee I've got a stick
|love these arches :)
|was the orangery looking into the walled garden
|bridge to the pond :)
|what I am stitching for DJ :)
|wooo hooo found one !!!
|my ironing board full of fabbie sorted out into correct piles
|neatly stored away :)
so I shall say take care and happy stitching to you all :) love mouse xxxxx