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


Jane said...

Hi Barb
Fab newsy blog, enjoyed reading every word of it! Gosh! I can't remember the last time I went to a Jumble Sale but I know what you mean about the strange smell that comes from anything from a Charity Shop, I guess it's because people have just stored things away and they haven't seen daylight or fresh air for so long! Have just finished a sheep ornie myself ~ have you stitched the L*K one? it's such a cutie! Big hugs to Ollie although I'm running out of them as Tilly is recovering from her Op yesterday and I'm feeling very guilty for putting her through it and just a touch weepy ~ pets, they do pull at our heartstrings don't they.
Take care too and look forward to reading more soon
Jane xxxx

Christine said...

I do love a good jumble sale! My Gran used to make proggy mats, I'll look forward to a picture of that one when you fish it out of the loft.
The little ornament came out very pretty

Sally said...

Ooh I don't rememeber the last time I went to a jumble sale!

Love the ornament, it's really pretty. Jane is looking gorgeous. Must get more roofing done and maybe some bricks laid this week to keep out the cold.What shall we have for nibbles this week?? Lol!

You and your sheep! You are as bad as me! I saw that needleminder too. It's so sweet!

Aww bless poor Ollie. Please give him a big hug from me and a belly tickle:)
See you tomorrow evening and Monday! {{{hugs}}}

Tina said...

Lovely chatty post Barb,love how JA is coming on,will it be in time for Christmas?
H ave never heard of a proggy mat but will be interested to see yours,would love to have a go at the rug but wouldn't know where to start,have you got any instructions?
Havn't been to a jumble sale for years myself,don't seem to see them much these days
poor Ollie's not having a very good year,let's hope next years better for him
Take Care
Tina xx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovel progress on your JA. I love this one. Your ornie is sooo cute. Lovely post.

Karan said...

Hope both you & Ollie feel much better soon (((((hugs))))). Love the glorious red in your rug... so looking forward to seeing this progress. No idea what a proggy mat is so hope you'll show a pic soon. Just LOVE the ornie - another fabulous finish. Lovely to see the Jane piece progressing too. What a gorgeous sunset. TFS Barb. :0)

jane said...

My nana used to do rag rugging when I was a little girl (many years ago lol)she taught me but I don't remember how to do it.I haven't heard of proggy rugs so I look forward to seeing your pics.
Love the ornie and your JA is coming along beautifully. The sunset looks glorious.
I hope Ollie is feeling better and that you are too.
Thaks for such a great read - I always look forward to reading your posts.

Julie said...

Love the ornie, i was looking at that one to stitch but decided i still have way too many things to get done before Santa comes.

Poor Oillie, bless him, i hope he isn't suffering too much, big purrs from my boys to him

UFO rugging ...... Mr Stick will be so excited that you are back. I made a peg rug once, well dad and i did LOL

Super sunset pic!

{{big hug}} xx

Lisa said...

Well done on your jumble and charity shop finds, but I know what you mean about the smell!
The ornie is gorgeous, and a great idea to add the "al" to the end.

Lainey said...

I haven;t been to a Jumble sale for years, don;t think they really have them round here anymore.
Such a pretty Ornie finish Barb and Jane is progressing well.
Hope you and Ollie are feeling better now. Hugs!

Heidi said...

Hi Barb! How I did miss you so while I was too busy moving for my regular visits. And what do I return to??? A happy dance already. That with me being so tired to tango, so to speak. :-) I do hope you have been well. I see your stitching is going on strong as ever and I so need to get my stitching back on track.

Hugs from Holland ~

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