Friday, 30 August 2013

Harrogate show stash and a bit of crochet

Well hi everybody I can't believe it will be 3 weeks this coming Sunday since I last blogged!!! Where as the time gone, mostly with the grand-children and helping with bits and pieces for my son's wedding on September 7th. Jackie goes back to see her surgeon the day before the wedding so fingers and toes crossed things ok. She's feeling better in herself but all the numbness down her right hand side hasn't got better so heres hoping!!
Well today I've been with my friend Kath to the Northern quilting and stitching show at Harrogate and boy was it busy, let women free with their purses, well enough said!!! hehe. You just get lost in all the wonderful things, materials, kits and lovely threads ooooh heaven!!!
Here's what I bought

The Oh Christmas tree is by All Through The Night designs and the lady who I bought it off said she had stitched hers in Crescent Colours Grasshopper because the threads on the chart are Valdani hand overdyed Olive Green, has any of you ladies heard of these because I haven't???
Next is Hands On Design's Under A Quilt and I've got the threads as well. I haven't bought the fabric beacause over the past year I've been in  a fabric a month club and have some gorgous hand dyed fabrics. The brown bag in the middle is a Bottle Top Tree Kit. You use milk bottle plastic tops and cover them in Christmas material and assemble it like a tree, something different!!
Below is a handbag and purse with owls on. My school's emblem is an owl and all our classes have owl names so I couldn't resist!!

And finally I've been doing a little bit of crochet and knitting of two scarves

Well I hope everyone has a good weekend, I'm going to chill out with some stitching before school starts on Monday, and, as anyone knows who works in a school you're back about 3 days and you ask yourself have you ever even been on holiday!!!!
Happy stitching xx Bev


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Minnie Mouse room, chilling and stitching, and Sunday roast with my liitle darlings!!

Well this week has just flown by. The Grand-kids have been on their hols so we set about decorating Jessica's sleepover room. One of the walls when we moved here was lime green and Jess left instructions she wanted pink so here's the finished result. It's minus the wall stickers as I'm awaiting them from E bay. The contrast wall is Candycotton and the room looks so calm and peaceful now!!

All day yesterday I spent stitching, it was bliss!! I did a little more on the LHN Mystery Sampler, it's not growing a lot but I can only manage about an hour when working on small count, even with a light and magnifier. I've just been for some new glasses this past week and was told my short sight has got worse. He even really cheered me up by saying sometimes with age it can get worse!!!

Today I've had my little darlings for lunch with my son Steven and Jackie. It was so nice to see her looking well. I think she really needed it as she wasn't so good before she went but the sea air as really done something good and she say's she feels well which is brilliant!! We're all looking forward to September 7th when they get married.
And this afternoon I've finished off two little designs I've had on the go for a while, they were freebies but not too sure where from. The Halloween one I've stitched on Aida, easy stitching.

Well I'm going for a hot bubble bath and then a glass of rose wine in my pj's hope everyone has a good week and happy stitching!! xx Bev


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Totally Chilled more waysn than one!!!!!

Hi to all back in 'sunny' Mapplewell after a lovely week in St. Ives Cornwall, and what a pretty place it is too. I've never been to that part of the country before but will certainly be revisiting. We stayed in Carbis bay which was just one train stop into St Ives at the Cottage Hotel. Lovely food, which is so much better when you haven't cooked it yourself.

This was the view out of our bedroom window

St Ives bay

A very misty St Michaels Mount, it was a shame it was high tide when we visited I would love to have gone across.

Lands End we picked a misty morning, and very breezy too. Was trying to get a picture of Richard but the queue was massive. You could pay a guy to put on where you lived and how many miles, I took this quickly in between their shots!!

And even managed to fit some stitching in too!! It was lovely to sit in the chair in the room and just look out to the sea and stitch, very therapeutic!!!
And now the bad news!! hence the title of my post. We got home to a 'stinky' smell in the house and found out that our fridge freezer had 'died a death' sooooo we've had to go out this morning and invest in a new one which thankfully is coming tomorrow.
Happy stitching  to one and all xx Bev