sooo please grab your cuppa with out further ado and a cookie too and get as comfy as you can while I begin...
This weekend is normally known as Hermitting Weekend ... brainchild of Joyze when she remembers these days ..lol and I have adopted it over on Friendly Stitchers in a bid to get things worked on / finished etc etc etc ..... well this weekend I have been on a roll ....it was getting me down that I had had soooo many projects done and not anything done with them sooo I pulled my socks up , popped on my finishing head on and Voila ... I have got oodles and oodles done yesterday and today *VBG :) and I have really enjoyed choosing things and how to finish them ... sooo the photos will be later for you to enjoy :)
A couple of weeks ago our resident swans have had 6 wee cygnets and they all looked very healthy and I managed to get some nice photos of them ..... I haven't seen them since but I think they are keeping them up the top end of the canal where they are more out of sight ...and ... last week while out with Master Bentley I saw..... wait for it ..... a beautiful owl ... I have managed to get some shots of said owl but they are not fantastic but you can see him, as he was always flying catching food for his youngsters, I feel privileged to be able to see him and for him to fly pretty close to me .....
I haven't been around as much as I would like to have been but things have been rather hectic at work and I had to apply for my own job due to there being too many admin in the office since the Tupe's had happened so there has been a tense few weeks to see if I was successful or not, luckily I was and go back to full time again once my holiday is over mid June :) and I have a lovely young girl to work alongside me as well now as my partner in crime ...lol
Last weekend Chris and I went to a new show at Harrogate convention centre .... (international halls) and considering we didn't think there would be much for us, it was quite an nice show and we managed to get some lovely goodies from there as well as being able to nip into Harrogate itself and have a wander round The Works and at Dutton's for Button's as well.
We called at the Wetherby Whaler for some tea on the way back so it made for a lovely day out :)
I have been busy stitching and working a bit more on the Linen and Thread Sal , With My Needle and Thread wip, finished off the RR's which are now on the way with DJ's stocking made up too ...done some more on the Cottages of the Month by LHN and started my Christmas in July exchange for my partner Roz ( I can't show you that one ..lol)
The birds are still singing away merrily and it is almost 8.00pm here at the mouse house , Master Bentley is snoozing away on his bed near my chair tuckered out after his walk and ball games on the field earlier.
Yesterday my friend Amanda came round for a good ole chinwag and catch up and while she was here, it started to rain and we got a rainbow which I managed to catch on camera too :) she also gave me stitching orders for an ornament and a paperweight drum in her colours ..lol ...
ok doke the kettle has gone on again and while waiting for it I will find the photos for you :)
|full moon the other night|
|Linen and Thread Sal progress|
|Started May in May two years later ..lol|
|DJ's RR finally finished :)|
|the big stocking's mine the wee one DJ's both stitched by DJ :)|
|Stash from show|
|fabric from Pinflair at show|
|and some more from Pinflair at the show|
|found in a charity shop at Harrogate :)|
|More stash from Show|
|and some more ..lol|
|Books from the works in the sale section all for £5.00|
|gorgeous sunset Wednesday night|
|Hurry up ..lol|
|just loved this shot|
|Mr Bobbin singing at me|
|Little bullfinch gathering stuff for nest|
|what would the caption be for this ..lol....|
|last nights rainbow|
|wish this could have been in focus ...|
|ornaments finally finished|
|Honeybee Sampling finished on a serving board from Wilkinsons :)|
|Seasons greetings made into a candle wrap|
|finally finished onto a ted baker box :)|
|first ladybird of the season|
|gorgeous duck on the canal|
|Stitched this over 10 years ago too !!!!|
|made into a wee hanging ( stitched well over 10 years ago !)|
|finished into a wee tray... ( came with bath goodies in it !)|
|wee gift for Julie in Australia|
I forgot to mention that Julie received her wee gift so I can show it to you now ... think that is all for now folks so I shall love you and leave you and hopefully catch up with you all soon :) take care one and all and squeak to you all soon ... happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxxxx