We have a nesting pheasant or two near us and one of them was posing on the neigbours wall the other day and I had to get my camera out and quickly take a few shots ... this chappy is the younger of the two males we did have ... he likes to let us know he is around with his crawk ....
I have been stitching a storm up this week and can see the end of the Melicent Turner Sampler LHN in sight ... a wee word of warning for anyone wanting to do this or if you have it in your to do pile please buy two threads of each of the cresent colours apart from the red if doing it on 28 count fabric .... I was told this and was sooo glad I listened and bought the extras as I am almost down to the bottom as you can see and just about to run out of the green and already started on the second lighter brown ( border one ) I am hoping I do have enough of the white left as that is one I didn't get two of myself sooo wish me luck on that one ...
Last weekend was a bank holiday and as I was left to my own devices ..lol I started on my birthday quilt ... I didn't go overboard as I am still struggling with my shoulder and it lets me know when I have done to much .... just ask my physioterrorist ... who is actually a lovely girl ..lol
I routed out some fabric and did some hmmmm do I like that or not with them sort of thing ... decided what I was using and then decided needed more soooo raided my fabric stash to find the right colours to go with what I had chosen ... still need another colour but working on that one ... all the squares will have the same border round and then I am going to do a disappearing 9 patch square inbetween ( need another colour in this bit ..lol) and a couple of dresden plate type ones for a bit of interest ...I can show you where I got up to at any rate ... no sewing just cutting .... I also finished off the thread gather by LHN and made it into a wee bag for myself with green wool felt and a matching button and ribbon and I am pleased how it looks ... I wanted to make it for myself after I did the one for DJ in blue for her birthday/ christmas box last year.
In a few weeks DD1 and I are off to Longleat Safari park and house and Bath and Western SuperMare for a few days .... I can't wait and looking forward to taking picture of the lions and tigers and bears ... apparently there are no bears but hey ..... you never know what you might find ..lol even Mr Darcy hahahaha
ok doke I think I have waffled enough ...lol sooo I shall sort the piccies out for you while the kettle boils again :)
|yes I did roll over ..lol|
|crab apple flowers|
|Robin by the canal|
|Just loved the colours and the bark is on this tree|
|the two girls ... the one on the right is Master Bentleys girlfriend ..lol|
|Cuppa , cookie and stitching simply perfect way to finish the day off|
|Better view of the almost finish|
|not sure if its the same one but ...|
|Blackbird by the canal ... zoomed in on this chap|
|love the light dancing on these flowers ...|
|peeping down onto the canal|
|Thread Keeper by LHN finished my way :)|
Well I hope I haven't bored you with the photos ..lol and you have enjoyed your visit today ... hopefully by next week I will be able to show you a finish and possibly a new start or a WIP or something equally exciting heheheh ... and even let you know who my RAK was for as by then it should have arrived ... I thought it might have got there by now but still waiting for a confirmation email from its new owner ... I did send it on a wing and a prayer ....
wishing you all a wonderful stitchy week and I shall bob by and squeak to you all again soon :) take care one and all, love mouse xxxxxx