So much has happened that you may want to grab your cuppa (or choice of brew) and there is some "Bakewell " tart fresh from Bakewell today ... more on that later on :) and pull up your chair and get comfy .... are you ready ??? then I shall begin .....
Hermitting weekend was fabulous for me as I managed to get not one but two finishes in ... both were RR's from the Friendly Stitchers RR group :) I managed to finish my sections on Lynda's which was the Plum Street Samplers Halloween Horn book and I did the wee pumpkin at the bottom of the piece .... and Sally's (no blog) she had chosen a wee mandela ... this was the first time I had worked on one and quite enjoyed the challenge of the bit I did :) both of these I had to stitch sideways as they stitch differently from me ... luckily the next one from Gillie will be the right way up for a change heheheh... I dug out Afternoon Tea (Haed ) and did two hours worth on it ...over one on 25 count is a lot better than working on over one on 40 count hehehehe ... doesn't look much does it ... *sigh only a few too many to mention pages to go ...lol
I worked on the Pumpkin Cottage by CCN and actually finished it last night ... another 2012 crazy off my list whooop whoop :) see this mouse wiggle ..... hehhe
I have also managed to put some more stitches into ABCD by La d Da as well and its is coming along lovely :) not done any more on the Needleworker as we didn't get to stitch this week ... we changed it as I wasn't going to be there on the Thursday but unfortunately Chris had to cancel due to being unwell ....
One of the reasons I wasn't going to be there was I was asked if I would go over to our offices in Hessle nr Hull to train up the new Administrator there *waves to Sophie .... sooo not being one to pass up an opportunity being as I was in the area I spoke to Sally and asked if I could pop in for a cuppa .... she said not a problem as long as I brought my WIP's to show her ... as she wasn't sure I could get all my craft room goodies in my car ...lol
Sooo Thursday night saw me myself and I and of course my mouse mobile trundling off to Sally's pad and boy by the time I got there I was in dire need of that promised cuppa and a cookie or two ..lol . I arrived dot on 7.30 and we spent the next few hours chatting and giggling (thanks to Sally's DD) ooooing and ahhhing over all her wonderful stitching that is in every nook and cranny , I got to say hello to Wesley , Tea and Crumpet came out to say hello too but then scurried off to go and play with Sally's glasses while I got out my bag of Wip's and then it was Sally's turn to oooo and ahhhh :) We discovered we have very similar tastes in stitching and also in photography , she was rather taken with my Camera after we had prized it out of DD's hands ... she loved the paint effect and took a photo of Sally and I in soft focus ...
My time there went far tooooo quickly and I hope that I will be able to get back soon to see them all again :) The drive back to the hotel was rather interesting to say the least ... as no one pays the electric bill over there ...lol it was pitch black 90% of the way and there was just me on the road back .... and my phone had enough charge left in it to say Phew got back in one piece to both Sally n my DH .....
Today being Bank Holiday I was off and as its my friend Tina's birthday on Wednesday I took her to Bakewell ...hence the tart ...lol we had a wonderful day wandering round the market and shops , the weather was glorious and we popped into the garden center on the way back too ...
and I have just realized I didn't show you the pin pillow for Peggy ... so see below ...lol
soooo I shall pop the kettle on again and get the photos ready for you .....
|Sally's mini mandela RRmy section is the fence and flowers|
from the blue water
|before stitching on Afternoon Tea|
|After stitching on Afternoon Tea (Haed )|
|Moon on Hermitting weekend|
|my wee pumpkin|
|tea and cookies at Sally's|
|Sally on the left and mouse on the right :)|
|ooooo you look soooo near ...lol|
|View at breakfast at the Green Dragon in the Shire (hobbit)|
|Swan at Bakewell|
|Celebratory Hot Chocolates :)|
|and birthday cake too :)|
|Matlock Garden Centre|
|progress on ABCD ny La d Da|
|Pumpkin Cottage CCN finished :)|
|Needle minders by Lisa|
|My wee pillow to Peggy|
|goodies from Bakwell|
|and can you guess which shop I went into at Bakwell ..lol|
ok doke I do think that is all for now folks .... I hope every one had a wonderful bank holiday until next time take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxxxxx
ps couldn't leave you with out this photo..................
|plum tuckered out altogether now AWWWWWWWWWW :)|