Thursday, 10 November 2016


My goodness me , November has arrived and I am not ready at all for the next month to arrive.
Leaves  are falling and  the colours this  year are magical.I collected  a few leaves to put on the mantle shelf but they have shrivelled somewhat. The header you notice is all the needlerolls, I had a  request from a friend to show them so here they are , I was telling her about the latest one for Halloween from Shepherds Bush so she asked to see it and here it is.
Really pleased with how it turned out.
Sally and I stitched on this together and she  was pleased with hers  too. You may remember that I have been stitching along with Sally for some years now we have  decided to stitch Winter by Cross Eyed Cricket. I ordered one a week or so ago as I have Autumn that you can see on the shelf. I was looking through my charts to find one and came across , you have guessed it ,I came across Winter ,knowing  Sally likes more or  less the same as I do  ,I asked her if she would like it so now we are to do stitching Winter somewhen. so look out for wip on that. I have also been stitching over at Needlecraft Haven  on Parlour night . We have changed it to whatever you would like to stitch come along (virtually )and join us we have cake that does not put on inches and you may get some stitching done and you get to post a pic of your evening of stitching. Miss JULIE, has us beavering away on UFO projects and I have been sitting with her stitching these .Why don't  you come and join us , we have a lot  of  fun with different things going on at  the forum  , just get in touch with Clare at  Needlecraft Haven and she will,  I am sure, let you join  us.
 I have been busy today painting the cubes to put them on. Will show you a pic when they are totally finished. Another finish is my November  ornament for  my daughters christmas tree ,again not put together but the stitching is finished .  I thought the robin fabric went well for  the back.

Another finish if you remember this ,
I have now made this to go in it.

I have to say it took  me a while to sort out the top and  I am still not completely happy with  it.  The inside looks  like this.
So that  is what  I have been up  to.
We did take Sam  and  Alfie when  they were on half term to visit a new  museu 
Our daughter had a day off so she chauffered us . Which made a change for Martin , this has only been open a few days and they have really done well with how it is  set  up.

I made this  one  bigger so you can  read  if you want  to what it is all about.
There is a large  room  dedicated  to the fossils that Steve has collected .Some pics for you.
Tried to get a pic of the video that goes around the top  of the walls.Absolutely brilliant.

this fish had 56 teeth and did not chew just swallowed. Teeth were used  for  grabbing prey.How about meeting something on  a dark night with a hip bpne  this size.
Alfie was thrilled to actually meet the archeologist who found all these and even better was given a vertabrae of a marine dinasour.

I quite liked these amonites.
So thanks Steve we had a great day out..
Sorry if that was out of my usual stitchy theme. So I shall show you what I have succumbed to since last we spoke not a lot but I just loved this.
Sorry pic is blurry ,blame the photographer hmmm yes me.I did take a pic of another Shepherds Bush kit I got, but it is even more blurry than this one. It is called Be Frightful and I hope to get it done by next Halloween. Then I saw this and just had to get it.

 This one is by Jardin Prive. Look forward to stitching this too. So as I said not a lot , I did buy only one book last week I am adding it to the collection of the many I have not read. 
So my friends I am going to , get the needle and thread out and see what I can do this evening. Thanks for still coming to see me and commenting I do love seeing your comments. Take care and I will be back before you know it
Hugs Barb.



8 comments:

butterfly said...

Another lovely post Barb , love the new header .
Love the needle roll , and your new bag and purse.
Great new stash , and great photos of your trip .
You have been busy hugs.

Christine said...

How lovely to see all the needlerolls lined up like that! I love the little robin ornament, and the stitchery purse is just beautiful.
The museum looks fascinating

Sally said...

All your needlerolls look lovely Barb and of course the Halloween one we have just done is brilliant! Thank you for gifting me the kit. Mine is now with all my other SB rolls. Love the Christmas Cubes.

Nice new stash. I am trying to be good but I don't think I ever will be lol!

Your bag and purse are so sweet and the robin ornament is gorgeous.

The museum looks very interesting.

See you on Monday! :)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I'm impressed with all the needle rolls you have completed. That is a lovely robin design you have stitched for your daughter and I think you've done a good job on making your purse.
I know a couple of children who would have enjoyed joining you on your museum visit.

Julie said...

What a great collection of needlerolls, they do looks so beautiful all lined up.
Cute robin you have made for Kate's festive tree.
The bag and purse are delightful, what a clever lady you are.
Super finds the archaeologist has on show, what a lovely family outing that must have been.
Nice new goodies to keep you out of mischief..
love and {hugs} xx

angelasweby said...

Barb what a wonderful post. I love it when you combine everyday news with stitchy news. You are always up to some interesting activity or other. The museum looks fascinating and to actually meet Steve Etches must have been such a treat. I bet Alfie was speechless when he was given a vertebrae. I know I would have been. What a fascinating trip.
Your stitching is wonderful as always. I adore the little robin design and the robin fabric is perfect.
I'm not a great lover of needle rolls but have to say I am in awe of your beautiful collection.
The little bag is so pretty. Is it the Lynette Anderson range? I love it.
Finally I am intrigued by your new book. Love the title and as you and I are so alike I need to investigate it :-)
Warm hugs xx

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Justine said...

I'm a bit behind with blog reading but couldn't let this one pass by! What a gorgeous post. I love the Robin ornament you've stitched for your daughter and your beautiful needleroll. That's the perfect purse for your new bag and I love the scissor fob too.
See you in the Parlour later!