When I squeaked to you all last I had done a wee gift for some one and not long after I went to a quilting class and gave the gift to Stuart Hillard who was over the moon with it ...I made him a special stitchers tray which I cross stitched too and made a wee scissor fob with his initials on sooo that he never lost his scissors :)
The quilt class was fab and I learnt loads of new tricks and Stuart was impressed with my perfect seams ...lol not sure if they all were as when I measured the finished square it was slightly off ... now that could be it wasn't pressed at that particular time .. still isn't as, as the title says my mojo went for a walk and has only just come back this last week ....
I have been popping into a few blogs and saying helloo here and there but other than that I have done nothing stitching wise .....other than a bit of back stitching and doing a bit more on my crochet blanket.... I have been soooo tired and came down with a chest infection and I ain't 100% even now .... ho hum ... but I have to be brave as on Thursday its the annual stitching retreat to Harrogate and I am meeting up with fellow stitchers as well as staying there till Sunday :) and I am not missing it for the world ......
Master Bentley celebrated his third birthday on Bonfire night and got lots of new toys and yummies too ... it has flown really fast since we brought him home .... We went to Kaboom at Castle Howard and had a fab time there and I managed to get some fab photos of the fireworks ( Master B didn't come with us btw .... )
The craft room is a little bit nearer to getting finished ... I am waiting now for our joiner to fit me in to finish the wall off where the water has been coming in and to sort out the Belfast sink as it still has the lead pipe to it ...and fix it onto the work top....then I can start to get the walls done and painted and rearrange the furniture and start to move in :) mind you I think I am going to have to get some peeps into help me do that bit too ... any helpers to help me with my stash ???
Work wise there has been lots and lots to do .... with me moving to to my new office and finding thinks haven't been done as they should have and to cap it all today I found out that some thieving barstools have broken into my nice office ... kicked the door in and trashed my room and took the petty cash tin !!!! luckily I had taken the banking home with me otherwise they would have got more :( .. they had also gone and took other stuff from the other offices in the building .... I hope that karma gets them and bites them in the rear !!!!
Any hooo onto nicer things ....and another brew ....
I received my exchange piece from Libbie and I love it :) sooo I can show you what she made me .... and see if you can spot me on there ....
I have been going through my stash as well to find my mojo but it wasn't there but I did have a wee think while doing sooo and wondered if any one would be interested in charts that I have stitched ... all gently used and will I post anywhere, all I would ask is to have the postage costs covered ... let me know what you think :)
well I had better go and search for the photos to show you ......oooo I forgot that I had actually put some stitches into the "Casting a Spell " by Blackbird Designs .... most likely be finished for next years Halloween now ...lol and I did this last week stitch on my RR piece with the Friendly Sitchers RR group ....it is now on its merry way to the next person to stitch on it :)
|Hellooo lovely to see you all here :)|
|Stuart with his gift|
|Me and Stuart with two of my squares for my quilt|
|close up of the gift|
|and the the other side of the fob ...did add some scissors :)|
|can you spot me|
|here I am ....|
|the backing fabric :)|
|getting there ... will be done for next year:)|
|fireworks from Kaboom|
|cheeky chappies having a bath above my stitching room now :)|
|seee almost finish finished this :)|
|birthday boy and one of his new toys :)|
|my round robin piece which is now on its travels :)|
Sooo there you have it ... hopefully by the time I get back from Harrogate I will be refreshed and fired up ready to stitch more and have lots of photos to show you of the show and hopefully some stitchy goodies ....and to be inspired :)
sooo until next time take care and happy stitching every one :) love mouse xxxxxx