Sunday, 30 June 2013

A tale of two bloggers meeting :)

Hi every one :) what a fab weekend this has been too .... (kettle is on btw help yourselves ... my wee paws are a bit ouchie ...lol) 
As you can see this is mostly a tale about two bloggers meeting but do not fear there is some stitching and of course back by popular demand .....Master Bentley ....lol
As some of you may know Beth  has come over from across the pond with her mum and has been touring ... First France then London and yesterday she came to York .... well what was a mouse to do except clear her diary and pootle over in the mousemobile to meet up with Beth and show her and her mum around the beautiful city of York :)
I set off really early to get a parking space and managed it with no problems at all ... which makes a real change on a Saturday morning .... may be they knew I just had to have a space heheheh .... I managed to get some chores done and out of the way and had time to nip into The Craft Box and also The Viking Loom which hasn't much stitchy stuff in it that I do these days but did have some threadwoxs threads in and some lovely fabric that I just had to have ;) but don't know what for yet ...lol 
We had arranged to meet outside the York Minster and had sent each other photos of what we looked like and it worked ... we found each other really easily .... and first things first we went for some" Pub grub" where Beth had her first taste of Yorkshire Pudding .... after we had eaten I took Beth and her mum on a whistle stop tour of all the best places in town ... We went to the Shambles, the river, Cliffords Tower and saw some WOLS that were on show in a Church between the shops .... and finally back to the Minster were we had enough time to wander round most of it , where we were treated to the wonderful sound of the Minsters organ and Choir getting ready for the service ....I think the best bit in there was the Chapter house which is built with no central support ,the roof was fabulous and the stained glass windows were gorgeous ... we stopped in there for a wee while taking it all in and sitting where the bishops etc sit when they have their meetings ........ They are currently re doing parts of the minster and we saw the stone masons work shop and all the stones had different signatures on, so that they will know in future years when they have to do it all again who did which bit .....  we even went below the church and saw the foundations and the restorative work that they are having to do to it .... We didn't go on the tower tour though ..... Beth was taking photos left right and center too and you can see hers on her blog as she has updated before me ...lol  
if you are good you may spot me in not one but two photos ;)
We had a wonderful day , and the weather was kind to us in fact I came home with a pink nose and cheeks ... freckles will follow later ...lol I hope we can meet again as we got on so well .... in fact Beth's mum commented I spoke the same as I wrote heheheheh ... 
I have managed to finish the RR section that I picked to do on DJ's RR after the Toad visited on Wednesday night .. had to reverse stitch the top of the porch and it was a toad as I took a photos .... see below ..lol ..... so that is ready to be sent on to its next stitcher and I also did some work on the Sal with Sally and Lainy   and on the Needleworker too ....ok doke I had better show you some photos .... and yes there will be one of Master Bentley.....
the minster peeking at top the houses

the front of the minster

just look at that detail

the minsters garden 

two week old owl :)

the Minster rose 

toad that visited the mouse house !!!!

found this funny ....

owls that were on show in the wee church 

he looks fed up ..lol

gorgeous expression on the wee barn owl

Famous rose window of the Minster 

The fabulous ceiling of the chapter house 
The Minsters organ 

just loved how the sun was shining through these 

Beth to the left and mouse to the right 

BOOOO .... 

DJ's robin so far

this is the bit I did


so far on the Curly Q sal :)
soooo there you go ... ohhh you want to see the wee stash enhancement too ???
oh go on then ... you had better get your magnifiers out for this one though hahahahahaah
just a small stash enhancement 



Progress on the Needleworker by LHN
giftie from Beth :)


Goodies won from Chiara 

RAK from Melanie 


Stuffing tool made my Melanies DH :)
 I had a wonderful postie week as well ... first of all I won a wee giveway prize from Chiara  for guessing what a chart was she was stitching ... and it is full of lovely goodies ... from organic tea to sweeties as well as  lovely fabric and charts and silk .... not to mention the needles I found after looking at a little chart which hides the needles , and the wee buttons are fab and I have the perfect chart for the strawberry one ... Strawberry house by LHN which just so happens to be kitted up ready to be stitched on :)
and on top of all those goodies from Chiara , Melanie RAKed me with a beautiful machine stitched needle book and the lace bit inside was done on machine by her too ... and look at that bit of bling ...lol ... she also included a stuffing tool made by her DH ... that is going to be very useful ;) and all because I inspired her to go to the White Peak embroidery shop ... I said if that  was what I got for that where else could I inspire her to go hehehehe .....
and on that cheery note I had better say good night and hope you all have a wondeful stitchy week and squeak to you all later .... thanks for popping by :) love mouse xxxxxxx

34 comments:

Myra said...

How fun that you were able to meet up with Beth. It is always fun to spend time with a fellow blogger/stitcher. You got lots of lovely goodies and Master Bentley is looking regal as always. :o)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful post as usual, Mouse! It sounds like you had loads of fun and I love the owl pictures! You can keep the toad, though... :) I'm still on 10 stitches a day - at least til my next chiropractor appt!

Jennifer M. said...

It sounds like you and Beth had a wonderful time together. Lovely pictures. Those were lovely gifties you received as well.

I look forward to seeing more progress on your WIP. :-)

Catherine said...

Wonderful post, Mouse!! How fun to have met up with a fellow stitcher and such great places you visited ~ loved the wee owls! Such wonderful goodies too ~ enjoy!

Gillie said...

What a great time, York is a wonderful place. Is it 300 that you'll need to be before you pop your clogs, lok?

Margaret said...

That's just so fun that you got to meet Beth and her mom. I saw you over on Beth's blog! lol! Love all the pics -- that ceiling in the chapter house is amazing! Love all the stitching as well! Glad you had a good time with Beth and mom!

gracie said...

What a wonderful time you must have had! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and love the stitchy stuff too.

Barb said...

How fun that you and Beth met up. Stitchers are just the best!! Who is cuter, the owls or Mr. Bently? Why Mr. Bently of course. However, the owls were adorable!

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like you and Beth had a wonderful time. Gorgeous pictures, stitching and stashing.

Mii Stitch said...

GREAT FUN :) x

Peggy Lee said...

Wow..what a sight to behold!! I would love to visit there some day. You would be the perfect tour guide.
Love Bentley's little hair-do. He's such a ham!
Drooling over your stash enhancement. Very nice gifts received too.
~hugs

meggie said...

What a great sounding day!
Beautiful stitching and stash too, I love Threadworx.
Your photos are stunning especially the baby owl.
Have a great week (:

Julie said...

Such a fun filled post, how lovely for you to meet up with Beth and have some quality sight seeing time together. The Minster looks stunning, somewhere i have never been, will add it to the 'might get there one day' book!
Such a pretty RAK, it scissor holder lace is such a clever idea.

Have a lovely week. x

Carol said...

How nice that you were able to meet Beth, Mouse!! Looks like you two had a great time together. Love all the photos of the owls, especially the teeny baby. And your stitching on the RR is so pretty--always love stitching houses!

Congratulations on winning the prizes from Chiara and on the lovely RAK from Melanie. Enjoy your week :)

Beth said...

Oh Michelle - Now when I read your blog posts I hear your Lancaster lass voice as clear as can be! So nice to have met you, and didn't we just have the best day together? I think so!

Rhona said...

How wonderful that you were able to meet up! Love your new stash....can't imagine what your stash cupboard looks like! What lovely gifts too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, it looks like you had the best time that day! I sure wish I could come visit sometime. How fun to get to meet Beth and her mom too! Love the new stash and the WIPs. Give Bentley a squeeze from me. Hugs to you!

Barb said...

I think I am going to have to stop looking at your stash Mouse love the fabric. May just have to visit the Viking Loom online , would love to visit York it looks amazing. I like wols too. Do we read the same books -Winnie the pooh!! How lovely for you to meet a fellow blogger and congrats on your wins. MR Bentley as cute as ever cuddles for him. Oh the mouse cards are just so cute too.What a wonderful post you write. A book next?Hugs

Vickie said...

Oh! So jealous that you got to meet Beth and her mother. I am so glad the three of you had a wonderful time. What a glorious tour you provided. What do you call the vehicle in the picture with the ducks? We call it an ice cream truck here.=)
Oh my! That is a big toad!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a fun day together you had! Love the photos of the owls--and Master Bentley! Lovely stash enhancement. Can't wait to see more of your stitching!

butterfly said...

What a great post , Love all the photos , That R/R looks lovely and all the WIPS loads of wonderful goodies and gifts , who's a lucky mouse, and my handsome Bentley, just wonderful.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a great treat to meet! Nice tour photos, too. The owl display reminds me of Hogwarts! Pretty stitching, as always.

Denise SA said...

Lovely post but I did miss you on Saturday. Lovely gifts too

Jo said...

so much lovely stitching Mouse. Those owls are so cute, great photos and glad you had a fun time.

Angela P said...

Love all the pics! It looks like you had a great time visiting with a fellow stitcher.

Have a great week :)

Maggee said...

Wow!! You got to meet Beth! How great! AND--you look just like my friend Sabrina! My jaw nearly hit the desk when I saw the picture of you!! I will get a picture of her, and send it so you can see! It is uncanny... Love your post, of course! Hugs!

Love to Stitch said...

What a glorious trip!! Absolutely amazing to have met a fellow blogger in such an amazing environment. WOW!! GORGEOUS!!!! You both visited some exquisite places :) Love all your stitching gifts and progress pics!!

Ali said...

Isn't bloggin great lol - sounds and looks like a great day - isnt it funny how you go places but go to the same places as always and you get a fresh pair of eyes to see new things to visit (iykwim). Loving your new stash such gorgeous goodies. I think I got sorted with the pattern from the Nimble Thimble (although I do need to email back - oops) thanks again for your help xxx

Meari said...

What a beautiful tour of the Minster! Loved seeing everything. Sounds like a fun day with Beth.

Pretty stitching and nice stashing. Lovely gifties, too.

Scattered Threads said...

It looks you had a nice visit with your Beth. I like the change made with "Friendly Stitchers Round Robin." I would like to start that piece too, but undecided about fabby choice.
Your post is chok full of wonderful photos, stash, gifts and progress.
TFS.
Jackie :))

Dani - tkdchick said...

Isn't it great meeting other stitchers/bloggers? They are the most amazing, generous people ever! When I went to San Diego I had a couple of stitchers drop everything to chauffeur me around town and show me all the highlights! Just so awesome to have a local insight!

Great stitching Mouse!

Susan said...

Sounds like you, Beth and Mom had a wonderful time in York. Thank you for the wonderful photos. Beautiful stitching as usual.

Andrea said...

A wonderful post! I can just imagine the two of you with photos in hand, scrutinizing everyone closely, walking around York Minster. Great photos too.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sounds like the perfect day out!
I've only been to York once, we stayed in the posh Railway Hotel. It is a beautiful city.