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Sunday, 15 October 2017

STORM ON IT'S WAY.

 Hello to all my followers , and thank you so much for the lovely comments from last week.

 Well we have worked in the garden all day today and I am so ready for a cup of tea and to put my feet up .
We have a hurricane coming in tomorrow so I needed to do more cutting back in the garden and put a few more bulbs in .
The weather is so mild at the moment and we still have lots of butterflies dancing around the garden, so I have left a few flowering plants in. I even saw a humming bird moth yesterday , now I have not seen one of these for a few years. 
I have two beautiful doves come to feed at 3.30 most days and my little robin and little wren have been playing in the garden .
All the black birds are back too they were missing for a couple of months. 

My hubby had another birthday , we are not going to say numbers any more ! just go with it at the moment we are still fit just hope it lasts . My ham string injury is better now just the odd little pain .
I must be better I climbed on top of the wall to cut back my plants today. 
We have been out a few times this week and went to a lovely Cheese and wine event the over night that was fun.

I have another finish to show you and a couple of projects I have finished stitching.
So here we go .
The finish first , this is my Autumn pin cushion .


                             Another lovely chart by Dany.



                  Naughty squirrel he just found an acorn.




                       Stitched on a cream 28 ct threads assortment from my box .          



                 Almost finished just a few stitches more .
                 LHN "Needle Lady Pocket "
The colour of the material is more like the top one I used again various threads .  
                                   


               All done, ready to make into a needle book.


     
I will make some Christmas hearts from these , Mini makes from CS Crazy mag .
         I picked a few more flowers from the garden.



And a few more left in the garden.






Won't be long to say good bye to the flowers .
Have a lovely week all .

Sunday, 8 October 2017

AUTUMN SUNSHINE

Hello everyone on this nice sunny Autumn day .
I have made the best of this lovely weather and I have planted some bulbs ,  and cut lots of plants back. 

All my washing is done but still some ironing to do after the holiday .

I went into town this week and they already have lots of Christmas things for sale , I really don't want any more decorations unless I see something that pulls on my heart strings then I will be buying .
My Christmas colours are changing a little I like pinks silver and soft blues more now  in the lounge , and plum in the kitchen .
Reds now go in the conservatory and porch and hallway .
I may keep it simple again this year but then I may go mad ! I will have to see how my time go's I already have a full calendar for October .

Well I have had time to stitch this week and I have a finish from last years stitching.
So here's what I have been stitching  .


Just a little more stitching to add .
Bonne Annee or Happy New Year.
By our lovely Dany from 2014 chart.
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And now a finish from last years stitching 
By Cuore Battiecuore .
From part of her Autumn design.



You can see here the backing Material .
Stitched on 28ct using DMC threads




                         Added a few leaves from material .



This has been lying in my box far to long .
I really need to finish all my stitching , maybe I will set a new goal for myself.
I must get a few Autumn bits out this week ,like this one.


Two little mice sitting in a leaf how cute is this.
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Not sure if I showed you this plate I brought ,  I love little children ones,  takes me back in time.


What lovely words .
I also brought this flowering can in the sale for a couple of £s .
Look's great don't you think.


 And I  cut a few fresh flowers to bring inside.
After we had our first frost this week.


Thank you for your lovely comments .
I do love to read everyone of them.
So thats all for this week . will leave you with the last of the flowers in the garden .







Sunday, 1 October 2017

OCTOBER .

 Hi friends ,
We are back from a late summer holiday .
It feels so cold after being in the sun.
I have been busy and washing and ironing  and packing away.
We had a great time met so many new friends and caught up with old friends , now we are all relaxed we are ready for the Autumn and Winter.
I now need to start stitching some Christmas stitching .
I will pack away some of my WIPs for later but may work on one or two of them .
My PC needs a little work on it so will get that sorted this week.
I can't seem to read my emails or send them a few have gone but not all, when this is done I will catch up with you all.
So a big sorry until I get this sorted.
I have not stitched for a few weeks and can't wait to get back to it .
I did stitch on one of my WIPs the week before we were away , so will show you .


So many colour changes on this one.
Sarah Kay exclusive DMC.
From World of Cross Stitching mag.
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Well better go and do more ironing DH is outside pulling out the bedding plants.
I will leave you with a couple of photos from where we stayed.








Many of the shops here are under ground .


Coming back on the plane we hit 95mph winds so yes a bit bumpy.
Well I can't leave you with out a couple of flowers now can I.





I will get back to you all soon once I am up and running with my emails , have a fun week . Can't wait to get my needle in my hand , so must get some Christmas stitching going , see you next week.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

AUTUMN IS HERE ALREADY.

Hello friends, 
Once again many thanks for your comments and your caring kind words about my pain , well it did go but if I over do it it comes right back , so now I am being very careful , today is pain free .
Well whats up with the weather ! many parts of the world are having many problems and I am praying for you all. 
Here you can tell Autumn is here it's wet windy and cooler and I can see a few trees turning colour already .
I am really not ready for winter yet so hope we still get a few nice days this Autumn.
This year as past by quicker than ever.
Well what have I been up to this week , not allot really.
I did buy three new plants for the garden , had coffee in town with a friend , out to lunch with hubby , made a felt pin cushion at club and split my sides with laughing with my friends trying to make these oh what fun we had , they came out all different sizes.
I did a little more stitching on my WIPs but spent more time frogging ha talking about frogs I was digging an hole for my plants and a naughty frog jumped in it and would not go , so I know he does not like me to take photos, ( he's shy ) by the time I got my camera yes he had gone.
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Well lets show some pictures first up one new WIP .


This one has been in my pile for a very long time at last it's seen daylight.  So I have made a start.



                   LOVE and JOY by Lorri Birmingham 
using 28ct Natural fabric banding. 

                           The next one you have seen before many moons ago , so this one also sees the light and just a few more stitches it will be finished .
Love LHN , they are always lovely to stitch .



  Stitched on a cream 28ct, looks white but it is cream.





I really wanted to finish the one below but didn't have time this week , maybe next time.
this is one of the lovely Dany's charts I changed the wording to Summer. I have a few ideas for the finish .


My pin cushion that we were all in fits of laughter about.


 A few flowers still hanging on but almost time to say goodbye.




Well that's it from me .
Have a good new week .
And for all my overseas friends stay safe .
Be back soon.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

SEPTEMBER TIME.

Hello to all my friends ,
Thank you for everyone who wished me well.
It's been a hard week for me with the pain I have been in this week. Sitting down was the worst so I have spent most of this week standing up or lying flat. But the last few days I am slowly getting there , but not fully healed yet 
I have done a little stitching and some before I was in pain .
So will show you in a moment .
Well didn't the summer go fast this year everyone is saying how fast it went , can't believe we have moved into Autumn , but you can tell there is a change in the air.
We had a couple of nice days this week and I saw some lovely butterflies in the garden. 
So here we go first a little gift I sent to our friend Andrea every year she stitches and sends friends little gifts she has such a big heart  , and it was on my to do list I must send her a little gift sometime this year .
So here is what I stitched for her .
 
 
 I know it was by Lizzy Kate but I packed the chart away and can't find it , that's me all over just too many charts and if I don't keep them together they get lost in chart land ha.


I stitched it some weeks ago but didn't know how I would like to finish it. But then I found some new calendars and thought yes this would be handy so here we are.
It was very enjoyable stitch .
So now my WIPs I am so into these now every Saturday I get a couple out from the box and this is what I stitch on this week.


                         This is the other part of the stitching set .


 Here we are if you forgot.


Last time 


 This time.



Still lots to do on this one.
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Last Sunday we went to the Classic motor show but after 4 hours I was in real pain and had to come home it was boiling hot.



Well sorry I am not walking in the garden with you today but I did take a few photos early this morning.




And still the roses bloom .


The garden is still in flower .
But you can see flowers are now burning out.
Well my sweet friends have a wonderful week .
Thank you all .