Well I was rather busy up to the big day with one thing and another but I managed to get the "Seasons Greetings " finished by LHN .... need to decide how to finish finish it but it will be ready for this year .... seems strange to say that ...
I took some goreous photos on a frosty morning we had here at the mouse house just after Christmas of a Robin and Bluetit in fact I got told to make them into either a christmas card or a calender.... so you never know ...lol
Christmas Day itself was rather a warm one and we spent it rather lazily I must say to be honest and I even watched 3 films and got some stitching in too ...On Boxing day I decided to tidy up my new charts with adding the threads and fabric to them out of my stash pile and I haven't even made a dint in it .. whoops .... I have said to Sally from http://stitchingplace.blogspot.co.uk that I am going to try and stitch as much as I can from stash this year and also try and get some WIPs/UFO's done as well ... I have started well by getting out last years RR and have got quite a bit done on it up to press, so it shouldn't be toooo long before it is finished she says, paws crossed and all that ...lol....
I did do my usual New Year Start ... I chose With Needle and Thread by Samplers Not Forgotten and I am stitching it on a Sparklies fabric called "Before the storm " which is a 28 count ....and I am stitching it one thread over two ... not done that on such a low count before but actually it is growing on me .. I was a bit unsure to start off with as the original was done on 36 count fabbie and I didn't have any that I liked for it or big enough for that matter either ... sooo I chose this one after I changed my mind from another that I originally picked out for it ... well a mouse can change her mind ..eheheheh
DH and I went to the local Iidl for some supplies for New Years Eve and I spied that they still had the Singer Sewing Machines in ...6180 Brilliance ones ... this does 80 different stitches and isn't toooo complicated for me to use, hopefully at any rate ... and it was a bargain at £119.00 ... I had seen them before and checked out the prices of them and they were an awful lot more elsewhere sooooo I snuck one on my trolly and said to DH "here you go my birthday present sorted"..lol (I also got some pennies for Christmas so that will go towards it as well ...)
I am hoping to get more stitching/ crafting etc done this year as I am trying to get organised and have a day for things such as WIPs on a Wednesday , Quilting on a Thursday etc etc and see how things pan out ... I want to blog more too and squeak to you all more as well as I have missed calling round on you all ....
Well I had better find the photos for you and the get on with some more stitching as tonight is my last night off as it is back to work for me tomorrow ...
|Presents from DH ... new charm for Bracelet and the books so I know what I have taken photos of ..lol|
|beautiful Hardanger Angel from Roz :)|
|some of my gorgeous handmade cards that I was sent|
|some lovely goodies from Butterfly|
|Thanks Bev :) the chocolates lasted for quite a few days ...|
|from Chris and Wendy|
|from Chris and Wendy too ... I won't be bored with these to work on :)|
|2016 RR chart is a Jardin Prive one ...|
|My New Year Start :)|
I think that is all my news for now sooo I shall leave you and wish you a wonderful stitchy week and I shall squeak to you all soon :) take care one and all ... love mouse xxxxxx