but hopefully now I will make up for it hehehehe.... so be warned ... grab a buttie , a brew and a few biscuits as you pull up your chair and join me ....
ok are you sitting comfortably then I shall begin.....
At the back end of November it was the annual Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate and as you know I don't miss it if I can help it ... how else is a mouse to get her fix of sumptuous goodies ....
This year we decided to hire a house for the length of the show (Thursday to Sunday) and what a gorgeous one it was .... we had a really gorgeous bathroom with blue lights in the flooring surrounding the bath not to mention the changing lights in the shower ... the kitchen was fully equipped and everything was just sooooo nice :)
It was really nice to be able to come and go and have friends over for tea and also for Kate to bob over for a few hours to chill after a busy day at the show :) it made every thing so much more pleasant we thought :)
On the Thursday we went into the show, Ally Frances and I and while I wandering round I saw a familiar face .... Stuart from the Great British Sewing Bee and he kindly had his photo took with me and admired my travelling stitcher quilted bag I made OHHHH the Fame hahahahah ... *gives a wee wave just in case he reads my blog .... ;)
I pootled round the show Friday and Saturday looking at all the stalls over again in case I missed something ... sometimes you couldn't get near due to all the excited visitors to it .... and came away with lots of eye candy ... DD commented that I hadn't bought as much as I had before.. Whoops ...lol but what I did get I was happy with ...and came away with lots of ideas to do stuff ... hopefully I can remember when I get round to doing ...lol
Sunday came round all to quick and this year we decided we would actually wander around Harrogate and visit the Pump Rooms as the costumes from Downton Abbey were on show ... unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photos inside ... it was a lovely wee museum and it was nice to see them close up ... and boy were those peeps small and petite ... we also watched a video of days go by and had a good giggle at the clothes and they way things were going I remember this and that ... DD enjoyed wandering round too ... after there we popped into the big park and had a gorgeous pootle round looking at the roses that were still in bloom and spotting the robin (thanks DD) before heading back to get something to eat before we set off back home ....
Ally went back home on the Monday which I took off to recover ... next year remind me to take off longer ...lol
While I was away DJ sent me a wee parcel and I was allowed to open one of the goodies inside as it was an ornament for my tree and wow it is gorgeous .... this is what she wrote on her blog ....Last, but not least, I can show you this ornament I sent to my dear friend Mouse. She has told me she has received her package and I told her she could open her ornament to hang on the tree. This was stitched on 45 count over two threads. Yes, I've been told I was crazy in the past, and I can honestly say, though I loved the result, the stitching was difficult on such compact count. Treasure it Mouse, as I dare say I won't be stitching on such a high count again.
DJ don't panic I will ...lol I love it :)
I managed to get the Travelling Pattern off to Cath and I know its been received .. she is going to have to send it back as I didn't have time to fill in my bits in the book ... and I haven't quite finished my second piece ... almost there :)
I have also sorted my craft room out and packed away my scrap booking stuff and my card making things ... the room looks loads better ... a wee bit more fuller than it was ....lol but I still have things to sort out and reorganize that and I have been busy stitching and sewing but I can't at the moment show any of this ... but all will be revealed very soon after all Christmas is coming wayyyyy tooo quick for my liking .... you would think that as we know its on the same date every year that we would be sorted and organised and everything but No not a scooby do chance this year ... sooo Christmas could be a wee bit delayed until the New Year folks ...lol in fact scrap that it WILL be delayed .... there isn't a mouse chance that my goodies will get to folks before then as the Post Office in there wisdom decided to go on strike at one of the busiest times of the year .... soooo to be on the safe side ( I have things that haven't turned up ) I am not posting out until after the big day ... think it makes more fun that way as it extends the holiday festivities .... that's my excuse and I am sticking to it ...lol
ok I think I have waffled on a wee bit soooo I shall go and pop the kettle on again and upload the photos for you to drool over :)
|Gorgeous ornament from DJ|
|second of the Travelling Pattern pieces|
done a wee bit more to this but not photographed
|first one finished and sort of framed ..lol|
|see looking much better ..lol honest|
|Ally's and mine room|
|just look at that bathroom|
|Stuart (Great British Sewing Bee )and I|
|One of my favorite stalls eh Kate ...lol|
|another drool at that bath ..lol|
|in wee park land opposite the show|
|nearest we got to Betty's|
|Dragon ... Astrid :)|
|The Pump Rooms with the costumes inside|
|gorgeous copper colour|
|ermmm not quite sure ...lol|
|outside the pump rooms|
|closer look at the stash|
|oooo and some more|
|Coughs* did she really say I hadn't got as much ..lol|
|Sparklies Grab Bag picked specially for me :)|
|and finally another gorgeous rose :)|
and there you have it .... I will be popping round to see you all as soon as I can :) I almost forgot that it was Tusal time the other day ... I took the photo on time Daffy but didn't get round to posting it till now .. but hey better late than never eh ??? ..lol ;) Thanks for all popping round and welcome to my new followers ... :) hope you enjoyed your visit to the mouse house .. please pop by again :)
take care and happy stitching one and all :) love mouse xxxxx