well as you can see I have finally manged to get on to DH's computor ... he is watching a film so I had better type fast ...lol
first of all before I show you all the finishes and yes there is more than one ...lol
my friend Bev has joined the blogging world so could you pop over if you haven't already found her and say hello :) and Stitching Peanut is looking for a chart ...so I said I would bob it on here to see if any one can help she is looking for the prairie schooler oop #34 New world sampler to borrow or whatever ....
ok here I go.... are you ready for this ... I have participated in the Friendly Stitchers Christmas in July exchange/ challenge and I actually managed to get the three done that I had set my self .. two have already been received one to my partner Ravensong and one to Gillie and the third is awaiting posting so I can't show you that one just yet ..... but I can show you the one I got from Raven song and she also sent me a couple of her own hand dyed threads which are gorgeous .. can't wait to try them out ... I have found a pattern I want to use for one of them :)
I have also finished the Sal with Sally Gentle Stitches .... part of the collaboration with LHN and Shakespeares Peddler , we had stitched the LHN part last year ... and I am sorry to have got round to finishing it as I have loved both parts so much so I think when I go to the Nimble Thimble on Friday I shall get the threads again :)
We have started another one with Lainey.... Curly Q and I will show you how far I have got with that one ... I have also worked on the Friendship Blooms Sal with DJ and Babs this week too ....
what is the plural of a sal then ???? one sal two sal three sals ???? heheheh
Then I got France's RR and started and finished it in one day .... I had to stitch it the opposite way to how I normally stitch and some one told me a trick to turn the fabric and the chart 90* and it works ..... see photos below ...lol ... I just had to pick one of my favorite colours and stitched Seahorse no 5
I have also got DJ's RR but haven't started it yet , I have got a few days off after Wednesday so I will tackle it then ... it is gorgeous and I want to be able to stitch on it in good day light and when my eyes are not tired :)
Bev as from above ...lol and Chris came to the mouse house on Thursday and we had a lovely night nattering and drinking lots of cuppas and did lots of stitching .... I worked on Dandy Dreams and was soooooo close to a finish I did finish it on Friday Whoop WHoop .... a few down and a zillion and one more to go hahahahah ....
oooo DH has just made a cuppa ... any one for another ????
I took Master Bentley up to the woods last weekend and took some photos of the blue bells that are covering the ground at the moment ... it had rained the night before and the smell from the flowers was gorgeous .... the birds were chirping away merrily and the cuckoo kept cookkooing throughout the walk ... and we didn't meet a soul ..... it was sooo peaceful and there was just a gentle breeze floating around making the leaves dance gently as we pootled past.
I have also been taking some photos of the flowers in my garden ....
Vickie my peonies have bloomed so I have took a couple of photos for you :)
Today was another lovely day so we got lots of things washed and blowing on the line while in between sorting it all out, I worked on my Ladybugs by LHN and I am about 3/4 of the way to finishing it :) I have altered it slightly as we spell travelling with two L's and also I have added a the in there to make it scan better, for me at any rate .... this is one of last years crazies so I shall be pleased when it is done too .... I want to try and get some more finished but peeps keep bringing out lovely chart to stitch heheheh ....and I am off, as I said earlier to the Nimble Thimble again this Friday ... any one want anything ...lol luckily for me I have a few pennies saved up ... so there could be just a wee bit of baskitis going on heheheheh ....
reety ho I had better get these photos on for you to drool over ..lol
|from Ravonsong to me |
along with a couple of her own hand dyed threads
|pink bells in my garden|
|the man on the moon taken with my new camera :)|
|three finished and awaiting to be finished properly off :)|
|mine to Ravensong|
|for Gillie from me :)|
|bluebells in the woods|
|and some more|
|and more :)|
|having to stitch this way for France's RR|
|and finished :)|
|a closer view|
|Gentle Stitches finally stitched|
|one rather wet Master Bentley ....|
|Curly Q sal with Sally and Lainey|
|Dandy Dreams by Silvercreek Samplers finished :)|
|slowly getting there|
|spot the wee darlick|
|peonies for Vickie|
|another clematis by the craft room window|
Well I do hope you have enjoyed the stitch fest .... and enjoyed your cuppa ... I had better get off and get some snap done for tomorrow as back to work for a couple of days first before I get some time off ....
hope every one has a wonderful stitchy week .... take care until next time :) love mouse xxxxxx