Chris kindly opened the shop up just for me and Ally of course as she was with me ...lol (she would do it for others as well .. I did ask ..heheheh )
The kettle has gone on for you all and I do have some chocolate chip cookie bars if any one wants one ... having just been shopping ;)
Soooo were to start ... the drive down to Gillies was lovely and uneventful and we were greeted by the WT with the kettle is on ... he knows us farrrrr to well heheheh ....the rest of the day was spend gassing , drinking tea, doing show and tells and partaking of delicious food cooked by both Gillie and WT ..... and the talking continued late into the night ....
Sunday dawned gently with a cuppa and chatting before some delicious bacon butties to put us on while Ally and I travelled down to the Nimble Thimble (Gillie couldn't come with us unfortunately ) .... the weather was glorious and stayed that way for the rest of the day ....
We arrived at the Mill and Chris put the kettle on for us while we ooooo'd and ahhhh'd at all her stitchy goodies and we had a few piles on the chairs before the second cuppa .... Chris was really impressed we came. as she got some work out of the way early and also some one else popped in on the off chance to pick up some framing :)
I got the threads for the Strawberry sampler by Heartstringsamplery and also some fabric for it too .... got some lovely charts that I have had my eye on for while and also some Gast and CC threads to do the LHN and CCN charts in my stash pile ..... and some more material and some gold needles and also the buttons to go on when I have finished of one of my crazies .... hopefully in the not to distant future heheheh ...
Ally also got a wee stash pile while we were there too hehehe ... don't ask me what it was ... she has promised to do a blog update soon :)...... She also got me a wee rak of a cute mouse ornament and some lovely pumpkin coloured ribbon and a cd of Gilbert and Sullivan music too :)
The journey back up home was made after dinner in a local pub which was really yummy and we both had a very scrummy pudding ..... before setting off on the long journey back up to get Ally's coach for her to return all to quickly home.....
I must admit not a single stitch was put in the weekend by either Ally or I ... Gillie how ever did sooo her halo is on straight ...lol
We had some photos taken on her baronial staircase ...lol and I will try and pick out the best from the ones taken with my camera soooo please don't laugh to much at us ... I had wet hair having not been long out of the shower and we were laughing so much I am not sure there is a good one ...lol
I have picked the backing fabric for the travelling pattern from June which arrived last Monday along with a wonderful stitching bag (which came in very handy at the weekend ..lol) and the threads and have made a small start on it sooo I shall show you that and also how far I have got with the stitcher's heart ..... I have also started yellow bird while waiting in the office for every one to turn up in the morning one morning last week :)
ok I will go and bob the kettle on again and let you have a good nosy at the stash photos ... not to make you jealous or anything heheheh ....
|Travelling pattern and chosen fabric and threads|
|Rak from June ... very useful :)|
|whooops more stash from the patchwork rabbit shop|
|start on the TP|
|Gillies roses.. the smell was heavenly|
|Ally , Gillie and I|
|the woods this morning :)|
|having five on his walk today :)|
|My Rak off Ally|
|threads and fabric for the chart|
|just had to have this one|
|ermmmm and these too|
|and ermmm these as well hehehe|
|slowly getting there|
|I've started so I will finish|
soooo I think that this is it for now folks ....I am sure I have missed something out ....but my brain has gone out for the night heheheh
take care one and all and squeak to you all soon .....
love mouse xxxxxx