Friday 27 October 2017

Octobers Hawthorns Scavenger Photo Hunt.

Well here I am with my Octobers  choices. Some of these  are a  little old  but hey ho ,all in the spirit of  the list.

The most of a sunny afternoon  walk today with the dog.In the fields  looking toward  Portland.

Oh dear it is getting worse ,started small and getting  bigger, nice while it  lasted.

3.Starts with an F.
A photo  of the fireplace in the Drovers Inn near Loch Lomond  in Scotland. Really a fascinating  place  ,we visited  when  we went to the Outer Hebrides.


A different use for old  paper  back books.

5. Neat.
A friend stitched this  for  me as part of  a Halloween  exchange  and it is pretty neat for our October  scrapchallenge.
Pretty neat stitching too.

The view down our street from the gutter.

We went to a pub  for lunch yesterday and it just so happens   this row of   kettles  were on   the windowsill.

My grandaughter Ella  who is  now almost  18 ,  this was taken  during  an unexpected and  for us unusual fall  of snow.

9. Vase.

This was blown  by my other half,  he did a glass blowing course locally as  a birthday present from  our daughter.  I have not  dared  use it as a vase  yet.

10. Own choice.
A very sleepy Effie after her walk.
Thanks Kate  for the opportunity to  do this again   this month .I am  sorry I did  not get round to leaving comments last month but tomorrow  I will be  seeing everyones photos ,really looking  forward to it.  

Tuesday 17 October 2017

October and time for all things Halloween

Hello my fellow bloggers.
Yes it is  that time of year again ,and Halloween is  almost upon us.Tina my friend  who  I have been  doing a Halloween exchange for many years with now has been  busy with her needle and thread. She stitched me this .
I do not  know  who the design is by but it is now sitting  in the lounge.She  also sent  me these wonderful  goodies  , she   spoilt   me,  so thankyou so much my friend. Also sheepie bits.
 I  will share mine to her  later.I  stitch LizzieKate on Mondays with Sally another of my stitchy friends  of  many years,  I am so lucky with  all  that I am  in touch with.  Anyway back   to LK, I saw this and  thought of my grandaughter Caitlin who really this fits to  a T.  Finished  last week,I gave  it to her  when  she brought her new  boyfriend round to meet us ,must be  serious as she has  not  done  that before. They are  coming  for a  meal this week.They have chosen what  they want me to cook  too.This  is what I did for  her.
Yes  I did  fill it with chocolate ,although I expect it was empty soon  after. The back is this.
She loved it, although I think  it was  the chocolate really.
Now I will show you what I stitched for Tina. Halloween exchange  2017 ,
I asked Martin is he would make us both one of these and this is Tinas ,mine is cut but not put together.
The witches house candleholder.The October Moon  behind it was  a previous exchange piece from Tina.  The Pumpkin house design  was in this years edition of JCS Halloween  .
I have  not finished anything else but I am  working  on several bits. I have put Mondays onto the exchange  I do with Sally at  Christmas  , it is a bit bigger than an ornament so it will take  me longer. I do not  stitch as quick  as I used to . Arthur has attacked  the hands ,  age does not come alone.
I  will not  be  able to show  you that one for a while. I have picked up boughs of Holly again!!! This is Wednesdays in the parlour , I can show you here as  I cannot  get photobucket to let me share it with Needlecraft Haven.
Will share with you a bit more next time. Tonight I am  continuing with My Christmas List that I started last week. I am   stitching it over one so again it will take a while.
This was a new edition to the stash which arrived  last week. Also last week this beauty arrived it is all kitted up for a new start ,really got itchy fingers  to start it .
I will be doing this over one too. On Fridays I stitch sheep with Sally again  and here  is my progress on  Jump for joy.
Saturdays Strictly is back  so I join Miss Julie and Mr Stick in the parlour and I have picked up Away we ride again ,hope to get it finished by Christmas.
Sunday is Jane  Austen ,which is coming along very slowly.
I want to get back to the lettering but i need to finish the pattern at the top. So that is my week   of stitching . Now for Books. Well not so many this time as  I  need to get some finished. Martin did buy me this as I am   enjoying the series.
I also bought this ,as I could not resist the temptation. It is on its side sorry.
This is one of the illustrations  inside.
Lots  of  bits and bobs  about the festive season ,extracts from books and just a nice book to sit on the coffee table during the season. It will be here sooner than we think  . Martin saw  these and thought of me they were only £10 each from    Postscript. 53 cds , I will listen while I sew. I love the descriptive writing of Charles Dickens.
We have not been  out and about much so nothing  to share there.  We  do walk Effie everyday though but it is  usually the same place. She has  settled  down really well,been spayed so we are waiting for her fur to grow back . She is  in  her favourite  place with  me as I write this on the settee. I only have to move though and  she is right behind  me. She has grown a  lot  more confident both with people and dogs and loves to play with any dog  that is game. So lovely to  see her full of  life.
The garden is not at its best now as winter is around  the corner but I did take a  couple of photos for you to see,
Roses just about hanging on  in there. Don't ask me what the plant  is that is   next it  turns  red in  the middle and then the middle  goes  turquoise. Very unusual.
Very prickly too.
So  I now have family news to  share. My grandaughter Ella passed her driving  test first time on Saturday last . Now G &S will not know   where she is. Then this last weekend our eldest Grandson Jack and Kate his fiancee moved into  their first home together.I have not seen  it yet but have been  invited for the grand tour on Saturday. Such a special time for them  although the wedding date has been set for 2020  , so I have time to save for a new hat lol.

I think that is about it for  this  time  ,the next post will probably to a photo scraphunt which is due in a couple of weeks. Get thinking head  on  for  that.I will leave you with  a witch I have on my Patio door courtesy of Tina.  Off now to practise the cackle. lol.
OOPS she  is flying sideways.

Thanks for reading my rambling  and  even taking time for  a comment. They mean a lot to this elderly woman.
Much love and hugs
Barb xx

Hawthorns Scavenger Photo Hunt June

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