today was also a month since my dads passing so I lit a candle in memory for both of them in the votive jar I got for Pumpkin just after she passed.
The weather started out foggy today then cleared for a wonderful warm and sunny autumnal day .... and I went for a drive to see Frances and the route was lined with trees of many hues of green and gold and russet and copper with the sun dappling over the tops of them to begin with , and the foggy mist was present in the lower parts of the valleys I drove through to get to her ... it was a lovely drive :)
I took to Frances's my RR that our group is going to stitch on , I chose the "Sweetness of Life" (translation ) by Jardin Prive which I brought from the Patchwork rabbit when I was perusing the site for something for the RR and I thought that this was rather apt with a lady stitching on it :) It is being stitched on Sparklies slightly nutty (rather apt again ..lol) 32 count linen with the recommended threads ...., so it is now on its long journey around the world and I will see it back again next year now .... I loved stitching this and actually didn't want to let it go ..... but I was brave and passed it over quick before I changed my mind ..lol
I also took with me the needlecase that I am stitching for my partner Ann from the Friendly Stitchers and I am on the home straight with the finishing sooo hopefully it will be on its merry way to her and then I can show you :) I stitched on it while I was there after having our lunch outside as it was a gorgeous day , I have bobbed up a photo of the lovely one I received from Ann which is now residing on my stitching box waiting to be used, when I am stitching in my chair :)... I even managed to take some photos of the robin and bluetit that turned up to say hello and also some of Frances's lovely garden flowers too ... when I got home I messed about with the settings on the camera and touched up a few with the creative settings ... that was wayyyy cool ... loved the results on the camera hope they look good larger for you ....
I have this last week been busy sorting out my craft room and even managed to sit down and stitch in there too, go me ... fingers crossed and paws willing I may be able to show it to you finished the next post ....!!!! it has been a nice relaxation from work.
I told Master Bentley that his fan club was missing him soooo he kindly posed for you all out on his walk to springy parks ... sooo on that cheerful note I had better get the photos ready for you :)
|my lovely needlecase from Ann of Friendly Stitchers
|candle for Pumpkin and my dad
|Mr Robin saying hello
|loved this movement shot
|surprised to have his photo taken ..lol
|gorgeous autumnal day
|messing about with the settings
|one colour effect
|start filter ... I was having way to much fun doing these :)
|and posing for his adoring fans :)
|supper moon with starlight filter ....
|Sweetness of life by Jardin Prive my RR 2015
soooo there you have my week in a nutshell .... refill any one ??? hopefully by the next post I will be able to show you more stitching or a least some finished finishing .... or even the room done ... wish me luck ;) wishing you all a wonderful stitching week , take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxx