|Crocus Cushion by Sue Page|
Then it was my turn to pay a visit! While Mouse was here her DD1 contacted me and told me she was arranging for me to go down to Barnsley for Halloween and not to tell Mouse cos it was to be a surprise! Have you ever tried to keep a surprise from a nosy Mouse? You'll know what we went through over the next month or so then. DD1 organised the train tickets and got them sent up to me and even booked me into the local Travel Inn for the first night too. On the night of my arrival DD1 and DD2 and DH (Mouse's not mine of course) made some excuse of going out for a McDonalds and of course when they came back they had a MacAlly instead! The Barnsley stitching girls were at Mouse's that night too - and of course they were in on it, so I got to meet them too. I loved the look on Mouse's face when I walked in behind the girls!
Karen came over with her DH and wee Freddie her gorgeous wee Yorkie on the Saturday and they stayed over at the local hotel until the Sunday. I shared with Freddie - he's such a wee gentleman lol.
Mouse's craft room was the bar for the night of the party and then she was decorating it so I think we only actually sat in there a couple of times and not a single stitch was put in. I didn't stitch on the journey down either due to lack of space and on the journey back I was just too tired. Ah well there's always the next journey ...
As usual I left my camera at home so I didn't take a single photo that weekend but Mouse took loads and you can see them on her blog.
I am hoping to have some more work done in the flat before Christmas with a view to hopefully getting it on the market some time in the New Year. It seems to be a much better idea to sell up, move to Yorkshire and use the proceeds from the flat to set up the shop rather than try to get funding here and struggle along. I can get on with the classes and the website for now and leave the big plans until I can move. Wish me luck on that!