Sunday, 10 February 2013

York , Camera and stitching + goodies too :)

Hi every one :) thank you so much for all the birthday wishes again ... and also the lovely parcels that have turned up this week at the mouse house too ... will show and tell more of them later :)
As some of you know DH and I escaped to York for a night and day to get my birthday present of a new camera .... we stayed in a lovely hotel called "The Churchill " which was a two minute walk from the town centre and the York Minster :) Saturday dawned beautiful and sunny but rather BRRRRRR to say the least .... glad I took my winter coat to be honest .... we pootled round the town taking in all the new shops and of course the obligatory visit to the Viking loom  where I just HAD too get a few bits and bobs as you doo  before going to the camera shop where I decided on my new toy ... a Panasonic Lumix  DMC FZ62  and I love it .... can't fully use it properly yet but so far so good .... you can really tell the difference from this one to the old one .... will show a few compare piccies to make the point ... heheheh
Right where to start hmmmm ..... Sarah Beth sorry not a writer for a living I  just like talking ...I try and describe things as I see them so that you all experience what I see ... does that make sense ????
next ..... the goodies .... Mylene  sent me a beautiful fob , soap and some chocolates for Valentines day :) the chocolates almost made it to the day heheheh ....  Pumpkin sent me a lovely Easter chart with a cute rabbit charm and some gorgeous dinky dye thread in purple which for some reason didn't get in to the photo ... think its camera shy  ...DJ with some help from Astrid  chose a simply perfect chart The Flowering Crown which says "The Queens needle never sleeps" by Just Nan :) Anne also sent me a wonderful RAK/belated birthday present .... don't care how belated just love getting goodies in the mail .... heheheh  of a  wee ornament pillow stitched in a gorgeous reddy plum thread with a matching silk ribbon ruched around it along with some other goodies too .... the tea smells divine and I can't wait to try it now I have found the tea infuser :)
As it is the 10th today and the new moon its TUSAL time again and this time my jar is half full whoop whoop .... I have been stitching and have finished one giftie and started another piece for an exchange and I have done quite a bit on that too ... I dug out a WIP the cross stitch kit that Yiota sent me a wee while ago and did some more of that after I had popped it on a frame ...I've worked on the SAL with DJ and babs after the threads arrived that I forgot to get
this is where you will notice a difference between the old and new camera :)
hmmmmmm what else was there to tell ???
I went for a walk with Master Bentley in the woods yesterday .... it was lovely and peaceful , the air was still and the only noise was the chirpping and cheeping of the chaffinches and the blue tits until Woody Woodpecker joined in .... I actually found his nesting place but this time I didn't have my camera on me  but I know where it is .... the ground was still covered in copper leaves but today they will be covered in the white stuff ... not quite as much as some of my friends over the pond have had ... hope you are all safe and warm :)
Well its nearly time for this wee mouse to go to bed as she has acupuncture again in the morning so I had better get the photos up for you to drool over .... hehehe 
our room

the hotel :)

want one of these 

huge staircase with the paintings on going up to room

York Minster

close up of the window

Side view of the Minster

and another

the Mount at York
these were taken with the old camera .....  
with the new camera ( have done more to it than this :)
told ya 

DJ my orchid :)

stash from the Viking Loom

Travelling Pattern Finished :)

Stained Glass Window  kit from Yiota 

from Mylene

from Anne

from Pumpkin

from DJ with a little help from Astrid :)

February 2013 TUSAL

and last but not least Master Bentley :)
So there you have it in a nut shell ... and realised didn't say I had finished the Travelling Pattern from CraftyMoo .... it will be sent on its way this next weekend as I didn't get the snail mail for its next traveller until it was too late .... ho hum .....but will let you know when it has got there so you can follow its progress ....
ok it is now time for this wee mouse to say good night and sleep tight and hope you all have a fabulous stitchy week ooooo and its hermitting next weekend too :)
t.t.f.n :) love mouse xxxxxxx