Firstly my tusal update for August ..... even Bentley was shocked looking in the jar !!!! .... would have been up yesterday but DH had taken the camera with him to a show .... Daffy don't forget your magnifier ..lol
Well the best laid plans of mice can go astray too ... I ended up going out yesterday morning with Kath and Chris and Bev to Elsecar Heritage Centre where we went to the craft shop and got one or two goodies heheheh ... i got some lovely charms and some ribbon but haven't photographed them yet ... may get it done now while I remember ... brb
Kath has won a lovely stitched give away from Angela and I am as excited as she is to see it hehehe as I know how lovely her stitching is having done and exchange with her myself :)
ok that's done now hehehe... when I got back I sort of pottered around and got some housework done before settling down to do some more on the second "life's a stitch" :)..... Kath turned up at the mouse house a few hours later to pick up some overlocking she had left and also brought me a wee gorgeous gerbera/ daisy type plant which is sat quite happily near me and the orchid which has sprung a new plant too as well as new stalks ...
Today I had promised Kath I would get her commission done but first I had to tidy the craft room to get some room to do it ..lol .... sooo for the first few hours I sorted and organised and got ready .... found a few things I had to sew up too and thought while the sewing machine was out I would get them done too ... sooo feeling very virtuous as all my mending is done as well as turning Winter Band Sampler (LHN) into a simple bell pull too :)
I can show you my Dawn of spring (where I have got up too ..lol) as all the parts have been released to the girls on the group stitching it ... some have beat me to finishing it already heheheh ...
tea / coffee etc up the kettle has boiled :)
I have been tootling round the blog world as much as I can before work and just before bed time sooo I will pop in to you all soon honest :) DH has been using the main comp with his World of Tanks game .....
I had some lovely post from Grace this week too I received the "yellow bird" by BBD and have picked the thread and the finishing goodies but not the fabric yet heheheh ..... I am waiting for the T/P from June, which we hope hasn't been lost as it seems to be a very slowwwww snail mail getting to the mouse house ....
My little find was indeed a oil can for my singer hand machine .... isn't it cute :) the first one who got it was a oil can for a sewing machine was Lisa ..... sooo hopefully in the next week or so there will be a little something coming your way :)
tonight it is lovely and I've got the back door open and my net curtain (in an effort to keep the bugs out ) is billowing in and out and Bentley is sat on the step sniffing and listening to the sounds of the night and the ponds waterfall is tinkling in the back ground ... lovely and peaceful at the moment ... won't last ..lol
well I think I have waffled enough heheh sooo I had better put some photos up for you and yes Bentley is in them ..lol
|mouse faints and Bentley can't believe there is nothing in there|
|wee thank you from Kath|
|orchid growing nicely|
|Dawn of Spring Designed by Me ... almost finished|
|yellow bird BBD with thread and chenille to finish off with|
|Winter Band Sampler LHN finally made up :0|
|both "Life's a stitch " by Lizzie * kate finished|
|this is my best side|
|snuck on grannies chair woof woof|
sooo there you are folks ... had to get those new photos of Bentley for you this morning as had received soooo many emails saying where was he ...lol
hope you all have had a wonderful hermitting weekend and got lots of stitching in :)
take care and will squeak to you all sooooon :) love mouse xxxxx