This last weekend was a Hermitting one, hermitting was dreamed up by Joyze to give us a real reason to sit on one's derriere and stitch ... not that I need one ;) but hey it works for me heheheh and this hermitting I was determined to actually get some stitching done and I did and not only that but with a finish to boot YOOOOO HOOOOO * VBG
I actually finished the Needleworker by LHN using the recommended threads bar two as one didn't show up on the fabric I used which was a Sparklies called slightly rosy (not slightly nutty which I had been calling it ..lol) and the other coz this mouse likes to stitch with gold needles :)
It was also perfect hermitting weather cold and wet sooo apart from the odd wee bit of h***w**k I did manage to get lots done :0)
I have been working on some secret stitching which will be revealed later on in the year and I finished one part of it ... decided what I am going to stitch for DJ's birthday which will be errmmmm late but hey that's ok as she knows this and it makes the birthday celebrations last much longer ...lol. I have also managed to almost get half way with the second of the ABCD by La D Da so it won't be long till you get it Cath :) and my Autumn Exchange piece has made it to its new owner so I can show you what I stitched for my partner Jan ... in fact I love the design so much I have started it for myself in a slightly different colour way as I couldn't make my mind up which I liked best ...lol. For Jan I stitched hers on some 28 count marbled evenweave using a thread that Innkfreak dyed herself and it was lovely to stitch with called sage bush :) and the other is with the same fabric but with a threadworks thread . I shall show you both although I haven't got far with mine ....
Work wise you will be pleased to know that my wee apprentice has started this last week and she is settling nicely so hopefully soon my work load will get less (well not if my boss has anything to do with it ...lol) and I shall be less tired on an evening and I can get some more stitching done instead of mouse napping in the craft room ....lol
Master Bentley as asked me to let you know he loves his balloons and doesn't mind if he pops them ... his latest game is with a helium filled one which we anchor with one of his toys and he bops and bops and brings it down to play with ... he really is quite good at it ... I managed to take some as Edgar says some "craptastic " photos of him playing but I am sure you will get the gist of them ....
As DH is "retired " now ... read this as never in ...lol my walks have been none existent on a weekend with Bentley but he enjoys going with his "grandad" and telling me all about it when he gets back in .. soggy wet and a wee bit muddy with a grin on his face ... he is at present snoozing by my feet ....
Next week DD1 and I are off to London for a few days , we are going to the Harry Potter Studios , seeing Wicked , hopefully if the weather is nice the Zoo too but if not the Tower and to do a bit of shopping ... not managed to find a stitching shop near by yet but I am working on it heheheheh ....
right after all that waffling another cuppa is on the cards ... I shall load up some photos for your perusal :)
|Needleworker by LHN finished :)|
|popped into a frame I found to give you an idea :)|
|ABCD by La d Da|
|Friendly stitches Autumn Exchange piece for Jan|
|other thread way for me :)|
take care and happy stitching , squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx