Saturday, 13 November 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Hello folks, another week and another quick catch up .Bet you cannot guess where I have been this afternoon- its been a few years since I have been to one of these.
A jumble sale - would you believe it!!! My Susie certainly won't as she is definitely an up market girl.
Well talk about eye opener !I think some of the people must be seasoned 'jumblers' if there is such a word.I had to smile at my Martin there he was standing ever so politely standing waiting to look ,whilst seasoned rummagers were right in there, I have only ever been to one other in my life and I was about 10, but I got a pile of autumnal coloured clothes for £4 for 14 items including one cellular double blanket in a mustardy orange colour.

Now I can hear you saying What is she playing at now ,well last week we were sorting out one of our lofts (we have 4) and this came to light ,and I thought, oh I would like to finish that as it would sit in front of the fire. This is what I found, I started this whilst still at work so it has been waiting for a while to be finished.

Here is where it will lay for Ollie to rest on I expect!

This is a rag rug-hooked not a proggy rug, I did find a proggy one started up there too ,that will be a summer one as it is all cotton fabrics, well thats the idea anyway. I will be doing a UFO night with Mr Stick to see if I can get it finished. Oh dear I have just realised I have said that in front of witnesses.
Do any of you dear friends do this craft or have done it or want to have a go as you are welcome to join me.
I have also visited 2 Charity shops today too and there was a lovely woolen red coat, but just to cut up I thought £19 was a bit steep. Lovely to wear, if you were a lot thinner than me though. Martin said he doesn't know what the chaps at work will think when he is asked what he did at the weekend -hmmmm visited 2 charity shops (did take something though) and a jumble sale. I have sent him out to plant daffodils now .
Hope all are well out there in the blogland, I have suffered this week a bit its the cold and damp . The comfy chair has had my behind stuffed in it most days.
Boy I have the jumble tipped out beside me ---methinks it is going in the washing machine in a moment.
Well I suppose I had better tell you stitchy news for this week. I started the LHN Peace on Earth ornie with the sheep. OF COURSE. I think I had a border frog gremlin come to visit ,as I frogged that border 3 times! it would have been finished but for that.Hopefully I shall show you that next week. I did finish one ornie though ,pic doesnt really do it justice as it is really pretty delicate and sparkly.

Sorry folks deserted you there - couldnt stand the smell any longer what it is about clothes from C Shops etc you get that sort of stale smell, so now it is all gaily swirling about in the washing machine.Anyway I was telling you of my ornie. This one

It is from this years JCS ornie mag and is by Charlottes ,I wasnt too sure about Magic- thought Magical was better so added a couple of letters also the twinkly stars.
Last Monday I stitched with Sally on Jane . I do hope the homeless people that are awaiting their house are ok,as it has started to snow and they only have the top of their roof done.

no, I haven't missed words out they come after. This is just so nice to stitch and I really enjoy Mondays with Sally,ESPECIALLY as she had done tea and crumpets last week!!! Thanks for your company Sally.
Well tomorrow is a new ornie start I hope if I get Peace done.
I have not done much else I am afraid ladies , I keep thinking its Friday today I have lost a day somewhere.
Oh by the way Angi that won my giveaway,has told me about the new Kelmscott sheep minder and I love it. I think when I find someone that has it I shall be skipping along to buy one. Bad girl Angi! you know me too well all you ladies.
I was hoping for a sheep fix when we were tootling along to the jumble sale in the country, but not one to be seen, we did see some very pale cows but that is what they were, not sheep.
Ollie has had another trip to his favourite vet this week ,he now has an ear infection. Jack my grandson thinks he is a hypocondriac. So yet another £110 this week.So pleased the tropical fish are healthy lol. Jack and Caitin popped in for tea after school on Wednesday , they had cross country and Jack is very sporty,he came 3rd out of the 55 that took part, Caitlin was 54th and one dropped out. She hates running but volunteered as numbers were low. Well someone had to come last she said. Oh I do love my grandkiddiwinks.Today Jack is visiting Oxford Uni with the school. Kate is hoping he won't get any ideas.
No stash to speak of only some Buttermilk linen and a magazine I ordered some time ago which at last arrived,

I have done no more on the Autumn design , as I say do not know where this week has gone .
Well my little fruit bats, I think it is time to drag himself from the bulb planting or he will be ceased up and frozen to the spot . I have just been to take a pic of the sunset ,standing at the back door and so I will leave you with the hope of a nice day tomorrow with a red sky at night.

Thankyou for your comments I look forward to reading them-it is fortunate you cannot see how many times I view my own blog to see if anyone has 'talked'to me.
Take care and I hope I will have something to share with you next week.
Hugs n stuff
Barb

Saturday, 6 November 2010

First week of November

The year is flying by and almost at its end . How worrying is that. Seems as if years slide off the calendar at a great rate of knots. November brings back memories of Portland Fair which took up the length of one of the streets, we thought it absolutely fantastic to be given a complimentary free ticket for a ride, all the pennies we saved during the year would get spent on trying to win a goldfish (which promptly died the next day poor things) or the inevitable china ornament that seemed to be made of a chalky substance which went to the next jumble sale collection that came along. It was always this weekend of the 5th. Then bonfire night included oh what fun.
Oh well times are different and all has changed no more the up and down horses , the strange and wonderful side shows that you could only see if you were not a child, the boxing matches etc which were oh so tantalizing to an inquisitive child not to mention the bearded lady and so on.Yes folks I am that old!!!! Oh the smells too ,of candy floss and hot dogs toffee apples etc, still I am not here to drift into nostalgic memories of my childhood.

This is the weekend I can start thinking of Christmas as it always seemed to follow the fair and bonfire night. So on that note this is my little finish this week .Sally and I decided we would try and get these done on Sundays as a sal, I started mine on Saturday last so got it finished on Sunday.
Snowy Pines by LHN.

If you did not see the ones I did for Hazel she sent me a pic for you to see.

I have not got a lot to tell you this time and I really must get my stitching fingers working as I have loads to get done. I was going to start, I have got my love to keep me warm ,but it looked really heavy the little I did, so that has been put on hold ,instead I started this and it is stitching up delightfully.

Got a job to put this one down. Martin said why are you stitching a witch Hallowe'en is over, well it is still Autumn ,but it will be done for next year won't it, I said. I would like to stitch the others in this series too.

Last Monday and another Monday is looming is Jane Day with Sally ,this is lovely to stitch ,but I am dreading the mansion that is next,or it seems like a mansion! Anyway here is progress so far


SO that is all folks this time , thankyou for your continuing comments they mean a lot . Take care of yourselves till next time
Hugs n stuff Barb

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