as you can seee by the title I have been doing a wee bit of travelling some for pleasure ... think Harrogate ;) and some for work ..... are you all comfortable then I shall begin :)
I seem to have neglected you all for a wee while and I am sorry for that but I promise to visit you all soon ....I can't remember if I told you that I nipped over to see Frances and took some photos of Holmfirth while I was there ....and the next weekend I went to a place called Canon Hall and wandered round in the rain taking photos to my hearts content ....and some have turned out quite nice really considering ...lol
Work has been all change ..... I now am based back at Sheffield, going to Doncaster one day a week and my role has changed some what ... and tomorrow and Friday plus the following week I am off to the Halifax branch as they need help there .... sooo hence the travelling for work...I have googled and pulled the directions off, sooo wish me luck finding the branch ....
The pleasure bit is the fab bit .... think Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show whoop whoop......
I kept my wee paws crossed that the white stuff would stay away and so far sooo good Phew :) and last Thursday I picked up Roz then Chris and tootled on our merry way to the show ... got there in one piece and survived the multi story parking hehehehe ....double checked what time it closed and knew we would make it back up the hill in time ... the show has a long day on the Thursday until 7.00 pm sooo we knew we had plenty of ooooo aaaahhh and must haves time heheheheh.....
first port of call for me was Sparklies hehehehe .. where I stocked up on essentials and a few charts ;0 ) then we tootles to Jane Greenoff's stall where I purchased a couple of things while Roz and Chris dinted their purses there ,....lol we then had a pootle around Hall C until we got to TrudyAnn's were I got a few more essentials as you do and by this time we were in dire need of some refreshments and managed to get a seat at the cafe end and have a restorative cuppa , a sandwich and a bun .... after that we felt we could tackle the rest of the halls ...lol so the next few hours we whiled away oooing and ahhhing some more and getting some bits of fabric and threads for moi and the others got their goodies too ....
I took Jingle all the way to show Kate at Sparklies and she pinned it up on the stall for the day ...and it was much admired :) before we left the show I said to Kate that I could help her the next day as I was coming back to Harrogate to pick Jennifer up before going off to Blackpool for the weekend soooo I go my own wee badge for the following day to get in and help her wooo hoooo ....
On the way back on Thursday Roz , Chris and I went for a cavery and it was lovely a perfect end to a great day .... I dropped every one off ... (did have another restorative cuppa at Chris's and drooled over both our stash hauls in the process :) and then went straight to the land of nod ready for another day of travelling etc etc etc ...
Friday dawned not bad considering and I got to Harrogate again in good time ... and tootled down from where Jennifer was staying and spent a lovely day chatting and hopefully helping Kate out ..lol I was really good and didn't spend another penny (insert skint here ;) and I got recognised too * waves heloooooo to Melanie ohhh the fame heheheheh
I left the show about 3.30 ish and went and picked Jennifer up ready to travel along the winding road of the A59 to the not sooo sunny Blackpool ....the weather the whole weekend was piddling down with rain and blowing a hooley , bins were being blown over and rubbish flying up and down the street soooo we decided to stay in and I stitched the whole weekend ,finished one ornament and starting on another Christmas chart :) and it was blisssss .....
OOOO I forgot to mention that I gave Roz her ornament ... I stitched her a wee gingerbread man (LHN ornie) and she loves it , she stitched me a gorgeous candle wrap in hardanger so I can now show you that too ... I got my RR section done on Chris's piece as well as Lynda's ....( just checked and not shown you eeekkk )
I have had some lovely visits from my Postie from Butterfly, DJ Jo and Jacquie
with some more quilt squares and a lovely wee ornament.....
I shall go and bob the kettle on again while I get the photos ready for you to drool over on the stash front and the goodies front :)
|Lynda's RR my bit|
|Chris's RR my bit|
|beautiful rose in the kitchen garden at Cannon Hall|
|looking through the secret gate in the kitchen garden Cannon Hall|
|from Roz to me|
|from Jo ... Glendon Place friendship compass|
|oooo worked on my RR from 2013|
|From DJ another gorgeous wee stitching mouse|
|a bit further with the making up of this one|
|for Roz stitched on Sparklies Oatmeal fabric|
|there are another two inside not bad for a charity find|
|ohhh the fame ;)|
|finished Poinsetia by LHN|
|Jingle all the way with new backing fabbie from the show|
|how cute are these ????|
|oooo this was a got to have purchase :)|
|can you guess where from ???|
|spot the had to have pattern at the top left ;0|
|wee ornament from Jacquie|
the mouse house sale is still going through and I will breath a sigh of relief once that has totally finished, hopefully before Christmas as it would be nice for the new peeps to be in by then .... well I had better go and get some snoozes in so I shall say T.T.F.N and squeak to you all again soon .... happy stitching one and all love mouse xxxxxxx