well apart from the Pumpkin Day post for Cathey which was wonderful to see all the pumpkins springing up every where ... I have been rather quiet which I know is unlike me ...lol but there has been a couple of good reasons ....
1) been poorly with an upper respiratory infection and when I laughed it sounded like my bellows had broken, fortunately antibiotics have made things much better :) and ...
2) last weekend there were four large celebrations going on .... We at the mouse house threw a surprise 80th birthday party for my MIL and it was also my youngest DD's 21st birthday last Thursday and to combine it all we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary (slightly early I might add) but while all were there why not ....and my DH retired from his "normal job" and is loving being at home at the moment except that he is never in ...lol
Ally came down from Scotland to be with us from the Friday till the Monday which was lovely and she helped with all the chaos ...lol we were frantically making flower pompoms right up until the last minute not to mention we were both blowing up balloons and getting the room ready ... I did manage to get a photo of one of the tables ....
There was 80+ of us and we all had a fabulous time and got some gorgeous presents and my MIL has forgiven us ...lol She was like a social butterfly going round to see every one and thoroughly enjoyed herself ... PHEWWW ... she says we can throw her a party any time but not to be secret again ... we said next time we threw one for her she will have forgotten that bit ...lol
While Ally was here we did manage to get some stitching done ... in fact Ally surpassed herself by finishing one RR on 36 count and almost got another one done while she was here too .... I managed to get the ABCD by La D Da finished and started on the second one ... sooo it won't be long before its on its way to Cath and back on its way to Peggy :)
I reversed stitched the Sheep on Curly Q this last week and re stitched a bit more in the right colour thank goodness ...Sally has finished hers but I don't think mine will be done that quick ...lol .Thursday night I managed to do a tiny bit more on the Needleworker ..... I think the weekend was catching up on me ....and instead of stitching I was cuddling Smokey Chris's cat and nattering to her and Bev....
Saturday saw me stitching away merrily on the Autumn/ Halloween exchange piece for my partner Jan .... I can't show you yet of course but hopefully soon as I am wanting to get it into the post for her next weekend all being well ....Today I worked on it some more in between doing the gardening as it was a gorgeous day and I wanted to start trimming things back and generally tidying things up for winter ......My neighbour had the same idea so we spent a pleasant afternoon with the secateurs ..lol and a cuppa too ....
I managed to remember to take a photo of my TUSAL too Phew ... so I shall bob that up later on too ....
Well Autumn has finally appeared at the mouse house ... the trees all around are changing their hues from green to gorgeous reds and russet browns .... interspersed with scarlet berries and orangery rose-hips... in fact on the pootle with Master Bentley I was trying to figure out the DMC numbers of all the colours on them .... sad I know hahahahha it was like the confetti stitches on a HAED ....and no Cindy I haven't done any more but I did show Ally it ...lol ...
Things are hopefully going to calm down abit at work as we have two possible apprentices coming for a trial run tomorrow to see if they can cope with what I have to do on a daily basis ... hopefully one will make the grade and I can get on with stuff that has been put to one side while I concentrated on the important now stuff .... so please send positive vibes for me tomorrow :)
In a couple of weeks DD1 and I are going to London for a much needed break on my part at any rate .... we are going to the Harry Potter Studios and also to see Wicked and if the weather stays nice we will be going to the Zoo as well :)
Then it will be almost time for Harrogate again .... haven't got a list this time as I have got everything I need.... said no stitching mouse ever hahahahaha...
Ok I shall bob the photos up while I make another cuppa for every one ....
|My Flower on Gillie RR|
|My wee bit|
|love those french knots ..lol|
|table decorated with the paper flower pompoms|
|one of MIL's many flowers she received|
|rather large cake for us all|
|Ally and Bently High Fiveing :)|
|See Ally did stitch ..lol|
|ABCD by La D da done on Sparklies slightly nutty |
with Highland Garden Gloriana silk thread
|whoops more goodies|
|Curly Q looking a wee bit better|
|and more cake|
|Bentley and his new passion Balloons and yes it is in his mouth|
|getting there slowly|
|ABCD done again on Sparklies Glacier Fabric|
stitched with Blueberry Gloriana Silk thread
and yes I am stitching it backwards ...lol
OK I had better get this post finished otherwise you will be here until tomorrow reading it heheheh .... hope you all have a wonderful stitchy week and I shall catch up with all your posts soon :)
take care one and all, love mouse xxxxxxx