Well from the title I have been been stitching lots of flora and fauna and also been out and about with my camera too ....
It took me an extra two weeks to finish that pesky border full of wee leaves and flowers ...lol and I have now only got to figure out the numerals for the dates ... I am putting 2013 on one side and 2016 on the other .. and then it will be finally done and I can get it washed and sorted to pop it in the frame I bought for it all those years ago .... wish me luck
As some of you probably remember I mentioned that I had won the chart in a game of Bingo on the Yahoo Littlehouseneedleworks group many moons ago and feel that it is only right that I pass it on to some one else sooooo if you would like to be considered for this let me know in your comments and I will add you to the mixing pot and draw it a week on Sunday, the 17th of July to allow peeps to see the post :)
I have changed my email addy as well ( the old one is still valid ) but I have bobbed the new one in the side bar if you would like to update your address book with it :) I think it has worked I don't seem to be getting mail demon notices atm ... thank goodness ... hopefully I haven't jinxed it ahhahahaha.
Soooo what else have I been doing ... well I have started to stitch the Travelling Pattern from Butterfly and I have pulled most of the recommended threads and substitued others from looking at the cover photo , I am stitching it on a peice of Polstitches fabric ... colourful clouds and had a wee moment when I thought eeekkk its not going to be wide enough ... but sooo far sooo good .... phew ... I have been doing some more to my room and it is looking better ... I have found my seat hahahahah .... but my lamp bulb has gone .... soo I need to get a new one and its going to £10.00 plus pp as its a specialist one ... need to wait till pay day now ...
Work has been really busy as we have an up and coming inspection so we are trying to make sure everything is as spick and span as it can be .... it won't be perfect but its going to be a lot better than it was due to some bright spark higher up thinking an office can be paperless ermmm nope, nada, no can do in our line of work and this has been proved as I have had to make up about 300 service user files ...... some days I didn't have the energy to stitch when I got home even on the reduced hours ... hence why it has taken so long with that pesky border ...
but now they have been done and I am feeling in a stitchy mood whoo hoooo
My weight loss plan is still working and I am 1/2lb off my 2.5stone award .... I will get it this week ...lol , thank you for all your lovely comments about "seeing "me ... don't usually like having my photo taken ....prefer to be at the other side of the lens ..lol
I took a walk today on my own down to the canal which is a hop , skip and a jump away frm the mouse house as I wanted to see if my wee swans were around and take some photos of them and they were ... it was lovely to see them ... the wee one is still wee , he (she) is much smaller than the others and I am beginning to think that its a white duck / goose rather than a cygnet that is being brought up as a swan ... you can tell more from these latest photos I took today... I even managed to get a robin feeding its young ... the photo is as edgar would say craptastic as I didn't have time to focus just aim and hoped for the best ... it was lovely to see it :) I took lots of piccies of the flora and fauna around too ... we are going to have a bumper crop of blackberries this year with the amout of flowers that are around ...
ok I have refilled the kettle and thought about the photos and really must learn what some of the wild flowers are ...oooo thank you for letting me know about the pied wagtail ... I thought it must be some sort of wagtail from its movements but thought it had been in the wash and its colour had run hahahahahah ....
|worker bee on "marshmallow" plant|
|poppy in my front garden|
|phil disappearing again ..lol|
|thrush .. taken from a long way away through my window|
|poppies on the bypass|
|baby cygnet behind|
|mummy and baby magpie|
|craptastic photo of a robin feeding its young|
|baby's sibling look at the difference in the face|
|he is smaller than a duck|
|sibing standing up|
|same robin as earlier telling its little one off|
|found on the bank of the canal|
|love is in the air ....lol|
|just love the vibrant pink/purple of these flowers|
|start of the travelling pattern from Butterfly|
|RR finshed .... Littlehouseneighborhood by LHN|
|love these :)|
|mummy magpie nicking the peanuts for her young|