Thursday 16 November 2023

Harrogate and other bits n bobs

 Good morning :) it is very early at the mouse house ... 4.35am to be precise ... the kettle has boiled so come and join me for a cuppa ...

Thursday I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show held in the International Halls ... I had arranged to meet Chris H as well as Vivian and Heidi for lunch to show our spoils ...Chris and I worked out the last time we had both been there was 2018... 

It was a lovely long tiring day, saw some lovely quilts and exhibition pieces as well as the highlight for me was stitching on the longest embroidery and I was the first one to date it that day too ... Although I enjoyed going to me it wasn't as good as previous years with many stalls that I would have purchased from not there :(  

As well as that I have been stitching up a storm and sent some exchanges which I cannot show yet and gifts to DJ which she loves as well as something for her husband too . And made some stockings for 4louis charity to raise funds and while I was at it made some for me too.

My munchkins are growing up fast and we are having them both for sleep overs now and bacon sandwiches as Master Billy loves his granddads bacon butties 

Ohh and I have also managed after many moons of trying ...started to knit a pram blanket for Miss Bobbi for Christmas to go with her new pram we have got her ... go me ... I hope you are impressed 

On top of that I am on my way to my goal of losing 6 stone by Christmas with only 5.5lbs to go .... kate from Sparklies didn't recognise me (doing Slimming World)  and it helps that I have to be fully dairy free and no garlic in things ... so although I have plenty of goodies in to go with your cuppas , I cannot have any * sigh ...dairy free chocolate is just not the same ....

Ok I had better find the photos for you to drool over ... the first lot are goodies from show and the quilts and exhibits 

Vivian and Heidi in the Grand Theatre 

My name for all to see embroidered

Bag made for a gift 

Miss B pram blanket for her new pram in the making 

Stockings for me

Stocking for DJ

Ornie for DJ 

Stockings for 4Louis Charity 

Another view of DJ stocking 

DJ's project bag I made her 

For Lainey for her Birthday 

SOOO I think that is all for now folks .. wishing you all a wonderful stitchy week ...take care one and all .. love mouse xxx 


butterfly said...

Wow you are always so busy little mouse . Well done on losing that much weight
I also lost some stones after I had Covid in 2019 .
And I can re¬wear lots of my old dresses and it feels good.
What lovely goodies you found at the show , I miss going to the shows now, we use to go twice a year but they were so full we could not move .
And the prices were so high in the end it was not worth it.
Love your pram cover and all your stitching gifts.
We have another little one called Peach that's 11 GGC now.
I can't keep up with it all ha ha.
Have a happy week hugs June,

Jan said...

I was in London last week and saw the Hand and Lock exhibition. It was fabulous. So much talent and creativity. For those that missed it I recommend going to the web site and viewing. I was there for several hours just admiring all of the works.

DJ said...

Wow! You are always so generous with your stitching and sewing! I truly love everything you sent (and am sooo glad I'm on your friends list! LOL!!) I know I say it every year, but one of these years I hope to make it to Harrogate! I'm sorry it wasn't like it used to be, but you still found some lovely things! That Sparklies fabric looks wonderful! Happy Stitching!