Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Small Harrogate stitchy show

Good evening everyone :) the kettle has boiled and I have a selection of goodies to tempt you with , so please pull up a chair and join me here for a few moments :)
firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone that sent me kind words, thoughts, prayers and cards too ..... it has helped me tremendously since my dad passed away , his funeral was a lovely affair and he would have been proud of  how everything went and he would have enjoyed the party afterwards too, the sun shone the entire day and it was good to catch up with friends and family you don't often see these days due to busy lives.
In between everything was the small Harrogate Stitching and Quilting show and I wasn't going to go at first but I know my dad wouldn't have wanted me to miss it and so I tootled over in the mouse mobile with Chris for the day .... which was another glorious day too .... it was in a different hall this time and was muccchhhh bigger .... we browsed round the beautiful quilts on display  and oooo'd and aahhh'd at them all , there was such a stunning variety of designs and ideas I can imagine that judging was a hard affair , I didn't take the camera with me either so cannot show you any off them :( .... I only took my small quilted bag as wasn't intending getting much at all ... whooops 
Normally Chris and I would have finished browsing around two ish but at 4.15 pm we were  still going where was it we wanted to go back too ...lol 
I got quite a few bargain fat quarters at a £1.00-£1.50 and a few charts and a couple of bits for presents (these I can't show you ..lol)  and Chris got quite a good haul too :)
Stitching wise I have kept busy and finished Abracadabra by Blue Attic on Polstitchers fabric Taboo and using gast thread stormy teal .... the backing fabric on the photo I got at Grace and favour in Thornton Cleveleys Marsh Mill, I have also started my needlebook for my partner Ann on Friendly Stitchers as well as kitting up my RR  , so I have been busy ... I have even managed to do a teeny weeny bit more to my craft room ...go me :)
other than that life goes on ... busy as a bee at work and no sign of it slowing down as yet, although I have a wee bit of help doing a bit of the back log of filing etc and on Thursday I am off to Hessle for the day to do their group interviews , hope the weather is kind to me ....lol 
ok I shall go and put the kettle on again then will sort some photos out for you to drool over heheheeh

Abracadabra by Blue Attic 

only a couple of charts :)

wee bits of bargain fat quarters 

and some more :)

whoops and a wee bit more ...lol
Reg the hedgehog asleep in the garden :)

Sooo I think that is all for now folks ... I will try and bob round to see you all once again as life settles back into a "normal "routine (what ever that is ..lol )
Thank you all once again (((hugs)))) love mouse xxxxxx

26 comments:

stitchersanon said...

It's nice to see you blogging again. I know you've had a hard time lately. Lovely bargains, wonderful. I miss not going to shows here, we don't seem to have worth going to in Ireland.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So glad you were able to pick up a few bits and bobs at the show. It looks like you had a nice time! Thinking of you often - hope you find your new normal soon. {Hugs} Tricia

Barb said...

Happy to see you back! It feels good when you know that the memorial would have pleased your loved one, that's how the one for my MIL went too. You have some great stash to keep you very busy!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Ohhhhhh can you touch Rex? Lovely stash enhancements! I hope you are moving past sad and into good memories.

Beth said...

Okay Rex is adorable! I am glad you went to Harrogate after all - the best way to honor your father is to treat each and every day as the gift that it is. I need your new address Michelle - please email me when you have a moment to spare.

Julie said...

Some lovely bargains you snaffled at Harrogate, those little pumpkin faces did make me smile this morning.
{hugs} to you x

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a wonderful, beautiful, awesome stash haul you got at the show. I'm sure you will fondle it often during the next days.

Vickie said...

Wow! You did very, very well at the show my friend.
Reg the hedgehog is adorable! Is he in your back garden? Does he just sleep like that in the open?
Hugs for you!

Rhona said...

Nice to have you back in blog land, Mouse. What great new stash you got...enjoy! Love that little hedgehog...he's so cute!

Mii Stitch said...

What great new stash!!! Have fun :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nice to visit with you today. Looks like a good time was had and that is good. Does Rex roam free? Are there others around? We don't have such things here so I'm really curious! Hope your week is good.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice to see you back for a post. I can see why you didn't buy too many charts, your bag was full of fabric! At least you will use them, I would just be stashing because they look nice!
Love the Hallowe'en chart as well.

Maggee said...

Good to see you posting again. Glad that you decided to go to Harrogate after all, because you certainly NEED all those charts and fabrics... Reg the Hedgehog is cute, but... how is Bentley? He is quite a character... Hugs to you!

woolwoman said...

glad you were able to make the show, I'm sure it was good to get out and about. sending deepest condolences on your loss. Mel

butterfly said...

Looks like you had a great time at the show, wow lots of goodies.
So happy to see you back again , and your dad will love to see you getting back to your life again.
If you have a bad day , I always light a candle , and feel alot better , our love ones know we are thinking of them. Lots of hugs and XXX.

gracie said...

Lots of lovely things...glad to read your post...

Justine said...

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had a perfect day to remember him together.
Your new stash looks great! Enjoy x

DJ said...

So nice to hear from you!! It's good to hear everything went well at your Dad's memorial. *Hugs* And I'm glad you were able to go to Harrogate. You picked up some of the same patterns I did over the weekend...great minds think alike! LOL You are often in my thoughts and always in my prayers, and I'm hoping soon you'll be back into familiar routines and stitching again. Missed Master Bentley's picture but Reg sure is a cutie! Give them both a pat from me!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! I'm glad things went well for your father's memorial. Big hugs! :D

Weronika said...

Amazing stash. Your prickly friend is soooo cute!

Michelle said...

Lovely new stash Mouse x

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

So glad you were able to get out and find some joy. You picked up some fun things and I know your dad would be happy about that. Love the hedgehog!

Denise SA said...

Lovely stash mouse but where is mr Bentley. Very late reading all my blogs as bloglovin has not been working

Annette-California said...

I'm glad you got out too and got to see some pretties!
Lots of great goodies came home with you. Love the charts!
love Annette

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Nice stitching stash😀good to see you back

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Nice stitching stash😀good to see you back