She has been nagging me for the last few days to update .... sooo here I am , sat here with a cool drink trying to remember what I have been up too hehehe.....
The kettle is on for any one who wants one and guess what ???? back by popular demand...... the cakes!!!!! hehehehe
ok I think I have remembered some of it ....lol .... soooo I started a week last Wednesday the SAL with Sally .... we are doing the LHN and Shakespeare's pedlar collaboration and we have both started on the LHN one first ...... can you remember I thought I had found the perfect fabric for it ??? well when I did that tidying up and sorted out all the fabric I found a silkweaver fabric in 32 count that was called Sundown and when I did a floss toss, I much preferred that than the one I had originally found :) so merrily I did start and continued to stitch on it this last Wednesday night too :0 so I shall show the photos later as per .....
Then a week last Thursday I had another interview but didn't get the job either .... I have sent off for feedback and am awaiting their reply :) that night it was stitching night at Bev's hence the cup cakes hehehehehe ..... I worked on my Pumpkin Cottage by CCN which is one of my crazies ....the next day DH and I went out on a date to look for a new cooker and finally managed to order one to come in a couple of weeks ... this was our choice so that we can sort out the back of where it will go, as some tiles fell down the back of the old one a few years back and as you couldn't see this, we left it until we had to do something about it......... .....that night we went out with some friends for a curry and as I was feeling brave we walked it there ..... to tell the truth it was soooo lovely I wanted to have a cider for a change and as I refuse to even sniff a drink when driving .... walking it was ......
Did I mention that we had a week of lazy hazy days of summer ..... we are back to the rain now ..lol ... but it was gorgeous but very very hot and my silver highlights have now gone bronze ;0
Saturday afternoon Kath and I went to the garden centre and had a wander round followed by the much needed drink and cake hehehehh ......then in the evening DD1 and I went out to some friends to watch the Euro-vision contest and it was fantastic and I absolutely adore the winners (Sweden)and Spain's entry and I really liked ours too :0
Sunday passed in a blurr of shopping with DD1 followed by the first of many barbeques of that week :) the things you have to do when no cooker ..lol
MMMMM stitching wise I managed to get the main part of DJ's picture done and all I have to do now is the last bit of the sky yeahhhhhh :)
so then I'd better get the kettle on again heheheh ...
ok so this week I have spent sorting out the craft room and putting things back where they should be and labelling the boxes so at least I have an idea where they are heheheh .... and I've put up some bunting in honour of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations ..... well it passes for me, as it is red white and blue ;) I have still got a wee bit more sorting to do but that will wait now as I need to get some stitching done as feeling withdrawal symptoms ..lol
I even managed to get a tiny bit of weeding done as well and Vickie I found a couple of paler pink peonies on the other side just asking to be photographed for you :) and my wee cherry blossom tree has actually got cherries on it this year !!!!! ..... and I've notice my orchid has grown a new leaf and a new stem for flowers today ... I am soooo pleased to see this new growth :)
ooooooo yeah I stitched a wee welcome gift for Pumpkins new arrival and I can now show it to you as it has finally safely arrived at their house ... only took over a month to get there !!!! She loves it as I took inspiration from the nursery and made a wee cushion with his name on and that it was his room with a character from a Margaret Sherry chart from one of the magazines I have :) I have covered his name up btw ......
can you remember wayyyy back at the end of March ..... what you need another drink to help???? *sigh ohhhh go on then ..lol ....when I had a wee accident with my ankle .... well I finally had to go to the Dr's as it has started to give me grief and hasn't got any better ...... the upshot was I had to go for an xray ....... yeahhh I know you said I should have gone back then but ..... there is a possibility I may have fractured it , but will hopefully get the results next week and take it from there .... I know I have done something !!! it sort of still looks the same :(
I am hoping this week will be much better on the stitching front as I have so much to do and can't seem to get, to do ..... mind you if I actually stayed in a wee bit more it would help hehehehe
ok I had better find the photos and let you drool over the cakes ..... good job I actually took a photo of them as not much stitching to show hahahahahah
|beginning of SAL with Sally|
|cup cakes at Bev's :)|
|can you guess how much I have done ..lol|
|carrot cake at the garden centre|
|Kath's piece of chocolate cake|
|oooo oooo cold cold|
|ahhhhhhhh loving this|
|my paws are cooollll now|
|paler pink ones for Vickie|
|this is soooo tiny|
|almost there :0|
|all bunted up and tidier well at least that corner heheheh :)|
|for Pumpkins wee one :)|
we are back to typical bank holiday weather of rain and coolness which is actually quite nice after the temps we have been having ....
in fact that leads me to ask .... all those who sew /quilt etc I have a problem in the heat with my crutch .... I react to the plastic and it makes it very uncomfortable to walk with it against my arm unless I have a long sleeve on ... any idea how I could make a cover ?? or something to go over the cuff bit ??? if you could help can you email me thanks :)
well I have written another essay hheheheh ... so I shall leave you all in peace for another few days ..... I am slowly catching up on the blog reading and will squeak to you all again soon :)
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx