Saturday 16 September 2017

Helloooo Autumn

Gosh I can't believe a month has flown since my last post ... better get that kettle on as you will all be parched ...well as you can tell from the title that Autumn has started to appear at the mouse house with the leaves starting to turn to beautiful hues of red and copper and to fall from the trees as well ...the temperatures have started to drop as well brrrr but the good thing is I have finished three blankets now and on to a fourth with wool bought for a couple more to make as well ... crochet is sooo relaxing when your eyes are too tired to see the wee holes on the linen when cross stitching ...and I am learning more from my friends how to do it too :) always a billy bonus as they say 
I have been keeping busy and have finished two of the ornaments for work for Christmas , just need to assemble and have started on the third .... worked some more on "My Pink Rose" by Blackbird Designs ... just today I have put some more stitches in the linen and thread mystery sal .... waving small paw at La tea da .....and have almost finished Januarys section ... go me and I have stitched the Holmsey Halloween chart from Stitchersanon over on Facebook on the Holmsey Hares Haven page  I sort of model stitched it for her and I am going to finish finish it into a wee hanging ornament ... I was going to send it out as an exchange piece but I love it too much sooo I am going to stitch it again but with a slight alteration ... changing the moon to silver and the words to the darker orange colour ... just because I can :)
DH and I nipped over to Ripley again a few weeks ago to pick up DD1 and had to take Master Bentley along for the ride too .. she had finished her work up there and was coming back home again .... there was the annual scarecrow festival on and I managed to get photos of some of them ....when we had a quick walk to stretch the paws after the car journey...
Hmmmm what else have I done ... ohhh yes how could I forget ... Chris, Roz and I went to the small Harrogate quilt show and came home with a few more goodies ... in fact I got the wool there for the blanket I am crocheting now ... a James C Brett Stonewash DK in muted pinks and heathers and green ... Wendy said it reminded her of 100's and 1000's melted into icing well the pattern is called the cupcake blanket hehehehe...
The night before the show DH and I went to Otley to my Step Sister's 40th birthday bash ... it was folk music orientated and I have a few videos of the stars performing one of them being Madeline ...
I have also been busy at work and working on my NVQ level 4 business administration ... sent another unit in and working on unit 22 atm collaborating with other departments, written as an article ... you would think with all the waffling I do normally this wouldn't be a problem so far only half way through it...
ok doke the kettle is going on again and I will sort out the photos while it is boiling ....
for Colleen at work 

cooper having a wee nap

hope this works 

Neil the Knit where I got my wool from :)

only photo I got of Chris and Roz this day

third ornie for work 5th time of stitching it !!

Bentley just out of the bath ... not happy ahaahh

Started this one when my dad became poorly 
finished last weekend finally :)

the trees are turning colour now

almost friends

Double rainbow from the other day

cupcake blanket design by Attic 24

Stitchersanon design Holmsey and Fergus's Halloween

gorgeous purple asters on todays pootle 
some stash from the small Harrogate show
Ripley Castle with gorgeous copper / red ivy on the walls 
Enjoying a special doggie icecream from Ripley  
Bora the explorer apparently

just love this saying hehehe

I hadn't realised there were sooooo many photos .. whoops .. I hope the videos work for you ... ok I had better go and get some crafting done before it is too late tonight , so I shall wish you all a wonderful stitchy week and I will squeak to you all soon x .. take care one and all ... love mouse xxxxxx