The kettle is on . tea , coffee and hot chocolate for those who like it too .... and also some cool drinks in the fridge ... just help yourselves and some strawberries too .... well it is the Wimbledon season ..lol
Hope you have all turned back to your normal colour ... really sorry to make you all go pea green but it was saved up for honest .... and the next big splash is Harrogate in November to give you advance warning hehehhe .... and I did managed to get someone to pop over to the White Peak embroidery shop and she loved it and is going back again later on in the year *waves at Melanie who is a newbie blogger on the patch ... so please if you can bob over and say hello :)
I haven't been any where interesting this week apart from work bah humbug ..lol but I have been stitching and at the end of Saturday night I put the final stitches into The North Wind by LHN stitched on an unknown steel gray evenweave with the recommended threads and I am soooooo pleased with how it has turned out .... that is the fifth bigish project I have finished in the last couple of months and long may it continue :)
I did a wee bit more on my Curly Q sal with Sally and Lainey and had a wee hair emergancy .... I hadn't realized I had missed out the hair colour thread when I had kitted it up .... well how is it you have every colour under the sun in your craft room bar the one you want 433 eh ??? I searched high and low and found a near as dammit one from Anchor and thought whooo hooo ... the only problem I can foresee is this is supposed to be the swirls on the sheepie along with CC Country Lane ... errmmmm don't think sooo as this will be a major YUK with the colour of my Country lane which is nooooo where near as golden brown as on the main photo model so I think I will have to go back to the floss pile and choose one that is going to work far better methinks ....good job I am not afraid to change things I don't like ...lol
I was at Chris's on Thursday night for our stitching night again as her wee puss- cat had a little op and I said it would be easier if I went there instead of them coming to the mouse house .... any way out came The Needleworker by LHN my Thursday night piece to stitch on and away my needle went .... I decided to try out the Polly Wog colour which is the green leaves but I am not sure whether it will look right or not .... did I tell you I used to be indecisive but now I not so sure ...lol soooo opinions please .... when I have re looked at the photos it doesn't seem as bad as Thursday night but.....help please :)
Sunday I took Master Bentley for our usual pootle round the woods and that saying you can't see the woods for the trees is in force .... you can't see anything for the leaves .... green is every where ... sooo peaceful and lovely to listen to the blackbirds and the chaffinches and the robin chirping and tweeting away merrily as I walked through ... Master Bentley met up with a few of his friends and had a run around so he was a very happy and snoozy pup for the next few hours .....
I picked up the RR for DJ over on Friendly Stitchers round robin group and put some more stitches into that .. it is stitched with one thread over two and I am having to stitch it sideways again to make it match in with how most other folks stitch ... it makes for an interesting hour or two ..... any way I am almost finished with my section so I can get it posted and on its merry way to Ally :)
I realized today that I have been back at work a whole year ....... time flies when you are having fun ...lol and it pays for the stash enhancements soooo that is a billy bonus heheheheh ....
I have also worked a wee bit on my Melicent Turner by LHN too this week and have loved working on the letters as they are therapeutic to stitch , not toooo taxing on a tired brain at the end of the night .... I am going to concentrate on that one this week and see how far I can get when not working on the other pieces :) then I may just treat myself to another new start heheheh .... I have some raks I want to stitch and I am in the process of sorting out patterns etc sooo you never know your luck in a raffle if I have your snail mail address :)
ooooo I hear the sounds of the kettle anyone ready for another cuppa ????
well I think I may have waffled on a wee bit ..lol sooo I had better put up some photos for your delight heheheh
|the moon on midsummer's night|
|pootling on with this one Melicent Turner LHN|
|wild hair day ... Curly Q by LHN|
|Progress on The Needleworker by LHN|
|the polli wog colour is the bit of dark green ...|
this is what I am unsure about...
|The North Wind by LHN finally finished 22/06/2013|
|my orchid still flowering :)|
I wanted to take a photo of the supermoon at the weekend but Mr Weatherman had other ideas and it was far tooo cloudy to see it ... I did though manage to take one of the moon on Midsummers night .... Its a bit hazy as there was a lot of wispy clouds going over it ....
my orchid has flowered all through winter and no signs of stopping either :) so I thought to show you a wee photo of its blooms :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful stitchy week and welcome to my newest followers too ... take care and happppy stitching till next time :) love mouse xxxxxx