Sunday, 8 September 2013

Tusal...a few days late and a few dollars lighter ...lol

Hi every one :) well the title says it all .... Tusal a few days late and the few dollars lighter I will come to that soon heheheh
Well you had all better pull up a chair grab your cuppa and a goodies and sit back and relax while I waffle away ...lol
The Tusal was due about two days ago ...but as the norm these days I seem to late for it ...lol please do not think I have stitched that much in the jar as I can assure you this has two months worth .... I couldn't find my bigger jar under the archaeological layers on my work top when it was time to empty it heheheheh ...
sooo what can I tell you today  hmmmmm ok firstly I am getting my wee apprentice tomorrow so my work load should quieten down a bit and I will not be napping in my chair on an evening and will be stitching .... work has been rather hectic to say the least this last two weeks but hopefully now will be much  calmer  paws crossed .... 
Last Friday night and most of Saturday was spent in the company of Gillie  who had bobbed over from across the pond for her nieces wedding and managed to squeeze in a visit to me at the mouse house and brought me my Christmas in July exchange piece "Noel " by Blackbird designs which is lovely and has a very pretty backing fabric :) .... she took photos of my craft room to the immortal words "I thought you had tidied this " heheheh told her it was still a work in progress ...." WT" said to be fair it was much better than the last time we were here hehhehehheheh .... She was impressed with all stitching I have done and also the charts that are kitted up ready to go ... seee some of it is organised ...lol, it was lovely to see them both and hope it isn't too long before we can spend time in each others company again :)
Last Sunday Chris and I decided we would go to the small Harrogate show at the Showground .... it only took us 45 mins to get there in the mouse mobile and we could park right out side the door ..... and it was the quietest day they had which was for us great as we could get round all the stalls and look at all the eye candy ... and Quilts that were on show too .... We also met up with Kate and got on like a house on fire so to speak ... we wandered round ooooing and ahhhhing at all the quilting fabric there and I did buy a small amount of goodies (a few dollars lighter) .... ok ok you don't believe me, I wonder why ?hahahhahha.... some things I can't show as they are for prezzies for peeps :) but I can say we went back to the Polstitches Stall three times ...lol 
Stitching wise I have managed to do a wee bit more on the Needleworker on Thursday night at Bev's , some more on Curly Q on Wednesday only to find yesterday when talking the photo I will need to frog most of what I put in due to it being the wrong colour DOH!!!!! told you I was tired .... I have done a teeny bit more on the ABCD  but most nights I am afraid I have been mouse napping ......
The weather here is turning Autumnal with lovely misty mornings with the sunlight dappling through the trees and the air having that start of a nip in it and the smell of the last of the summer barbeques in the evenings .. I love this time of the year :) and it made a lovely drive to Holmfirth today to go and see Frances again and pick up another RR :)  its such a shame I can't stop on the way to take some view photos for you ...  but I did manage to take some photos of the pumpkins she has been growing :)
ok will bob the kettle on again .... who wants seconds ???  photos going up in a mo :)
my Christmas in July exchange piece from Gillie 

Me and Gillie 

Small Harrogate show 




Prize winning Quilt :)


just loved this one 



ermmmm did I say Polsitches was there 

charts from Trudy Ann

some finishing goodies 

and some more ...lol


September Tusal (remember two months in here)

over halfway done 

spot the two rows ..lol

gorgeous rainbow near to the mouse house 

Master Bentley not happy with me going to France's on my own


pumpkins

and a few more

this one reminds me of LHN houses :)

The button fabric you can see under the goodies is actually an ironing board on one side and a cutting board on the other ... this was one of the things I was going to get from the show in November but while I was there and I could get it to the car ok I bought it :)... this week at the mouse house I don't think will be quite as busy ....lol
I shall say good night to you all and hope you have a wonderful stitchy week and I shall squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx


47 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

Uhuh and very nice too - wish I could have gone to the show with you and Chris but there is always November ... get the kettle on will be there in 3 weeks!!! Minnie sends cuddles to Bentley and says she knows exactly how he feels!!!!

Myra said...

Ooooh, lovely stash! It looks like you and Gillie had a great time. I love the pics of your pumpkins.

cucki said...

Wow such fun..great goodies and pretty stitching x

Janet P said...

Some lovely goodies you've bought. I shall be going to a craft show in a couple of weeks, and if Polstitches are there, you can bet your bottom dollar I shall be going back there at least 3 times. x

butterfly said...

Well my little friend mouse looks like you have been gathering your winter stock in, and what beautiful goodies, Looks like you had fun, love your stitching and the lovely gift from Gillie.
Hugs to Master Bentley.

Heather said...

Wow! Such great goodies from the show! !!!! Love the picture of you two. Your stitching is coming along nicely! I am glad that you will have a helper at work! I hope you have a great week full of stitching time! I had to laugh about the layers on your desk. That describes mine exactly! ;-)
Love, Heather

Kaisievic said...

Great stash, lovely exchange piece and lots of friendship happening - lovely! Loved all of the photos and please give Master Bentley a pat from me.

Linda said...

Great stitching. And WOW!! I love all your new stash.

Linda

gracie said...

Fun visiting with you today. Great stitching and show pictures.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a wonderful update! It looks like you had a lovely visit with Gillie and tons of fun shopping! My stitching is getting along VERY slowly since life just seemed to explode with busy-ness!! : ) Oh well, it will slow down at some point, I'm sure!! I hope your apprentice works out so you can breathe again!

Tricia

DJ said...

What a great picture of you and Gillie!! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Would have loved to see all the goodies at the show...when I'm rich and famous I'm sure I'll get a chance to go!! LOL As always your stitching is lovely!
*Hugs*

Margaret said...

How wonderful to have a visit with Gillie, and that show!! I want to go. lol! Lovely new stash! Fantastic!

Teresa said...

Wonderful stash, what a great shop to attend. I love the "Happiness in every stitch" sign.
Your stitching looks lovely as always.
I want that last quilt that looks like LHN with all the hearts.

Parsley said...

YIPPIE! Looks like a fabulous time and lots of goodies.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Glad your had such a wonderful time, really enjoyed seeing the pictures :) Congratulations on your new stash, the button-print board is so cute! Great WIP progress too ;)

Annette-California said...

You did real good. Love all your new stash. Beautiful time you had with Gillie. Fabulous progress on all your beautiful stitching.
love Annette

Barb said...

What a fun show. Your stitching projects look great. Give Mr. Bentley a pat for me!

Michelle said...

Lovely new stash Mouse. I have the Wild Berries on my shopping list from the big Harrogate show. Love the Happiness in Every Stitch plaque which stall did you get that from? x

Christine said...

Great stash haul! I like the idea of a combined cutting and ironing board.

Veronica said...

LOL! A few dollars lighter only eh? Great Stash Enhancement eXperience you've had I see ^.^ Oh how I wish I could be there to fondle those Polstitches fabrics.

Thanks for sharing your piccies. Especially love the one with the rainbow... my namesake :) Lovely WiPs you got there too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great stash! It all looks so tempting. :D Pretty "Noel" design from Gillie, too!

Chris said...

Lovely update Mouse. So great that you could meet up with another blogger. I love the sweet ornament.
What a great show, you got some lovely new stash.
Hugs to you and Bentley.

Carol said...

How nice that you and Gillie were able to catch up again when she was back in the UK--and what a great design she stitched for you, Mouse! Lots of inspiration at the show--looks like you came home with some great new goodies, too :)

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Great new stash ! and lovely WIPs !
Bisxxx

meggie said...

Lovely new stash, the show looks great!
Bentley is very cute.
Have a good week (:

Barb said...

Wow Mouse you certainly make the most of your show and stash buying. Lovely goodies and that Mr Bentley is just oh so cute.

Vickie said...

Wonderful! How great to catch up with Gillie again.

Kay said...

Your stash is gorgeous. I looked on an official listing of stalls and it didn't mention Polstitches at all, in fact it only had 2 cross stitch stalls listed so I didn't go. DRAT!!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun visit and I loved seeing all your pics of your garden and stash - especially the stash. You got some really pretty projects to keep you busy for a while! yeah!!!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The Harrogate show looks wonderful--wish I could have gone there with you! Great stash enhancement! That should keep you busy for a while! Your stitching is lovely, as usual. Molly waves a paw at Bentley.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Such a nice picture of you and Gillie! Wish I could have been with you at the show. Love the alphabet fabbie you found. Nice additions to the stash! Hugs from Shelby and I.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous new stash Mouse. Lovely picture of Master Bentley and gift from Gillie. Great picture of you both too.

Marsha said...

Wonderful goodies. Bently needs a hug I think, he looks so soft. Fun stuff and times.

Julie said...

What great goodies from Harrogate. You've certainly been having fun with fiends recently.
Lovely gift from Gillie and nice stitching you've been doing too.

Mollymaja said...

Oo my so much lovely goodies!
And your stitching is coming along so nicely:)
Thanks for sharing all lovely photos.
Warmest hugs to you and sweet Bentley
from Anette & Skruttan the cat

Brigitte said...

What would be a craft show without all those nice booths where you can buy all these nice things, lol. You have some nice new stash and believe me, I would have visited the Polstitches booth several times and each time I would have bought some of their great fabrics and threads.
You seem to have had a great time with Gillie. Enjoy her exchange gift.

Gillie said...

Goodness, I actually like that photo of me! Thanks for a lovely time!

Ma Teakettle said...

Look at your pic, gorgeous Mouse! I just loved your post...you have been a busy gal!

You and Gillie had a wonderful time, what a blessing a good friend is...
and her exchange gift for you is so sweet. I love all of the quilts, and that dragon is WOW!

Your stash is just fab, I drooled all over my keyboard!

Your TUSAL is grand :) Your WIPs are just beautiful, as always, and I love the little lady with the lamb!

Bentley looks so warm and cuddly I could just snuggle him all day...what a sweetie he is.

Hugs
Ma

Andrea said...

Lovely new stash. It looks like you and Gillie had a marvellous time. Look at those wide aisles at Harrogate, wish they would have them everywhere, much easier to get around.

Catherine said...

Fun, busy times ~ love all the goodies!

Denise SA said...

Wonderful stash and thank you for the rainbow something we don't get here.

Sally said...

Ooooh Mouse I'm drooling on my tab here at all those lovely goodies you bought. Did you say Polstitches was there?! Lol!

Lovely stitching as always. I want to start my Needleworker now! Have you sorted Curly?

Lovely photos. Love the one of the rainbow. Next time we get together I need lessons please lol!

Stitching Noni said...

Look at all of those gorgeous goodies :)
I love the idea of a cutting board and ironing board together :) perfect crafting tool :)
Master Bentley is so cute.. Pls give him a big cuddle from me and Mitzi Moo :)

Kate said...

Lots going on. I must however point out that I could describe my stash haul as small but I think yours might have been a tad larger than mine! It was lovely to meet you both and i thoroughly enjoyed myself - hopefully we can catch up again.

Anne said...

Wonderful stash haul you got there Mouse dear!! Drooling over over those fabbies and charts. That must have been quite hard to limit yourself..hehee!! Those quilts are amazing and I adore the LHN house one!! So much fun that you got to visit with Gillie! Another lovely photo of you :D I so wish I could visit!! Very sweet little pillow she made for you and you're WIP's are lovely! Gorgeous rainbow photo and of course, Master Bents is my favourite of all. I just love him and wish I could have a spaniel again...hopefully one day :D xoxo!

stitcherw said...

Wow, the show looks like it was fantastic. I think my favorite picture was of the dragon, he was awesome. Wonderful stashing as well, and I enjoyed seeing your WIPs, lovely all of them.
Sue

Maggee said...

Of late, I have become quite unorganized, with stash and papers everywhere---all over my house! Well Tuesday night I was all over the places, sticking stuff everywhere I could fit it, because my favorite cousin was coming for a visit! Albeit a short one, but nonetheless, she was coming for the first time and I wanted my house to be tidy and pretty! Well, today, my son came into my office here and opened the drawer that USUALLY has a snack in it, only to find it jam-packed with items that did not belong in it! Sad face! But I LIKE my rooms this way, so I guess this weekend I will work on either purging or finding permanent homes for all that 'stuff'! Love your post as always! That was a small Harrogate show? Looks like it could damage a checkbook easy enough! You did well in the stash department! It was also nice you got to visit with Gillie! The pumpkins remind me that I should check my loofahs... they are starting to die off now, and dry out! I found that I have three! Not two as I thought! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!