Sunday, 11 February 2018

Time is flying past ...

Hellooooo my friends ... so sorry it has been such a long time since I had the kettle on and cookies, but tonight I have remedied that and have lots of goodies in for you all .... well since I last waffled on I have had my birthday 21 again + vat  ( and a few late Christmas goodies ) and have almost finished my NVQ Level 4 Business administration ....thank goodness is all I can say poor wee brain has well and truly been addled doing this ...andddd I want to get back to my crafting which has sorely been neglected because of this, as over Christmas I had a 4,000 + word assignment to do which I did and passed with flying colours * I nearly fainted in shock when my tutor told me 
I got some lovely goodies for my Christmas and Birthday and will show you those later ...I have managed a finish on the hermitting weekend in January and done a new start ...been crocheting away merrily and done more on my Cupcake blanket , finished my green and cream one and started a purple multi coloured one with Aqua accents.... to match my new purple car called Penelope ( Penny for short ) as I had to hand my last mouse mobile back. She is a much smaller car but I love driving her and she is simply perfect for me now all DDs have got their own cars so I don't need to drive them anywhere any more 
I am hoping soon to move upstairs with my craft room into the attic so watch this space too ... and DH is going to have this room as his gentleman's Parlour .. as you can tell it is all change here at the mouse house ... we are going to be revamping the kitchen in June all being well when I am on my annual leave ... so should be fun hahahaha
I haven't been out an about either so not got many photos to show you apart from the super moon and when it snowed the other week I managed to get some photos of the birds on the feeders ... they ain't brilliant as taken through my kitchen window and so are rather grainy to say the least ... roll on better weather when I can get out more .... diet is still going well managing to stay around the 4 stone loss and hoping this year to lose a wee bit more all paws crossed :)
Just looking at the photos and remembered I hadn't shown you the stitching  I had been part of as a present for DJ :) ... I stitched "I just wish he didn't trust" bit of it ... as well as the merry mouse I started on 40 count ... I have done a wee bit more than what is on the photo but I can't find an updated photo so may have to take another one when I next get it out ....
Present for DJ

Merry mouse .. done more than this 

Finished green and cream Blanket :)

My new dresser for my kitchen .. basis of revamp 
duck egg blue :)

finished an oldie finish inspired by DJ :)
and a little help from her too ....

Progress on the " My Soul is fed by needle and thread "

new blankie for car modelled by Rosie ...

Master Bentley dog napping

Finally finished my RR in 2018 ... note the date on the frame !!!

Progressing on my cupcake blanket 

Stitched this wayyyyyy back in 1996 

Navy Aida !!! before I knew about other fabric 

my birthday cake 

Christmas presents from Jo ( Serendipity stitcher)

Birthday cushion from DH and DD's 
all my bears are on there , Bracken , Monty and Bentley :)

Necklace from DH and the girls

Birthday present from Jo :)

From Lainey

From Sally W 

From Butterfly 

inside the card .. how fab is that :)

from Lucy full of Danish Cookie :)

Just love this saying from Wendy and Chris 

More handmade goodies from Wendy and Chris :)

from my friend Mango :)

Ohhh here I am with my great neice ... getting lots of cuddles :)

Favourite photo of Bentley in the snow a few years ago 

Handmade goodies for Christmas of Chris and Wendy ..
perfect for the weather we are having :)

Some more adorable mice made by Chris and Wendy

a bobbin holder when doing piece work such as patchwork :)
from Chris and Wendy

the wee wooden mouse from Butterfly ,
other ornies are made by DJ

From my Boss ..she knows I love candles :)

Blue tit in the snow we were having 

Magpie foraging in the snow covered ground  

Super moon January 2018
I think I have remembered everything ??? 
Whoops nope .. here is my new start which is almost a finish

heheheh nope found that I had missed my new start which is almost a finish ... from the Cricket Collection "Why is it " .. have loved this one since I saw a friends finish and finally got the chart last year in a sale bin at  the Sparklies stall so I couldn't leave it behind after all this time I am stitching it on Slightly Nutty 32 count Sparklies fabric with Thread works thread no. 11011... not quite sure how I am going to fully finish it as of yet as got a few ideas running through my head for it :)
well I had better finish waffling for now and do something crafty for an hour or two .. I am off for the next couple of days and DH and I are going to stay at a hotel ,one of our Christmas presents so I shall hopefully tell you all about it when we get back and have some photos to show as well ...Don't panic we are leaving Master Bentley in charge of the girls

Sunday, 31 December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close

Good afternoon my stitchy friends ... as the last day of the year 2017 is nearly over here at the mouse house .... I want to thank each and every one of you, for being here for me over the year with all the highs and lows that life has thrown me .....
I have stitched and crocheted my way through many things and that has kept me sane when life has thrown those curve balls when you least expect them ...

Here's to a better 2018 , with lots more crafty goodness and more blog posts for you .. as I am sure you are missing all the cuppas and cookies

I shall leave you with a wee wish , that your needles stay shiny, your floss behaves and that the frogs never visit and you can all stitch up a storm and get lots of those projects finished and more started ....

take care one and all and I shall squeak to you more next year, love and hugs mouse xxxxxx

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Coooo twice in one week ... long overdue post

Helllo my friends hellooo , I have finally managed to get some time where I can sit comfortably with a cuppa, of course ( there are cookies ;0) and catch you up with what has been going on at the mouse house .....
when I did my last update little did I know that I would slip a disc in my back again resulting in horrible pins and needles down the right side of my body and me being unable to sit for more than a few mins in a chair .. the best place was for me to lie down ....and all this when got loads of ornies to finish off for work as well and just before Harrogate too ....
I got sent to Physio which has helped and some relaxant pills too ... so now I am on the mend and can almost run again hahahahhahaha sorry shouldn't make you laugh .....
Sooo are you comfy yet and got your cuppa's ??? I managed to get to the Harrogate Show and with plenty of pit stops and my tens machine stuck on me got round and got some nice goodies ... a wee bit different from previous hauls ...I have got the crochet bug and got lots of nice wool to make at least three blankets, I treated myself to a wool bowl as well and did get a few charts but only one piece of sewing fabric and of course some sparklies fabric which I seem to think I haven't taken a photo of, as I have put some away with the charts I bought them for .... whoops...
With not being able to get out and about I have not taken many photos but last Sunday I snuck out for a short bimble to the canal and got some photos of the last baby swan and a little grebe as well as a bull finch and a squibbbblleeee ... I was sooo excited to see it in the tree and then my battery decided to die on me and sooo I carefully without moving too much, put a new one in and got a wonderful shot of the said squibble ..wooooo ... it must be a mixed race one too as it had lots of red on it, either that or it was rusty, also managed to get a nice one of cooper that day too as they came to find me to check I was ok .. 
I have got a new unit for my kitchen which is duck egg blue and I love it .. it has mismatched handles which add to its charm .. it is a wee bit fuller now with
I forgot that Halloween has happened too and just found the photo of my exchange piece from Mary as well as the one I did for myself , Mary's is Boo from Brittercup designs I hope I have remembered that correctly and the one for myself was by StitchersAnon ....
A wee while back I was gifted from DJ, a wool pincushion to make up that came with its own box and I finally managed to make it up the other night and I am quite proud of how it turned out as it is the first one I have made like this ... DJ has also sent me two lovely ornaments as well as two scissor fobs one of them has a tea set on it ... wonder why she chose that hahahahh....
Well I had better get the photos up for you and get ready to go to bed as I am up early doors tomorrow as going into work for the ER shift as we are short of staff again this weekend ....

new unit with my new lantern 

my woolie pincushion from DJ

ornie that I did for Amanda
inside the Royal Theatre at Harrogate ,we were sat in one of the boxes

close up of the one we adapted for Colleen 

all of them finished wooooo

From DJ soooo cute :)

the one from Mary is on the right

got 4 balls of this scrummy wool

got a few more of this one 

got a full pack of the variegated and 4 of the plain lilac

love this bowl

thought this was just me

charts I bought
nearly finished this blanket ... love the greens in this one

Mr Bobbin 

Baby Cooper ....

Little Grebe


last baby swan of the season 

and not forgetting Master Bentley 

I think I have remembered everything ?? if not I will be back again soon, honest:) so I shall leave you and wish you all a good night and a happy stitchy week , take care one and all and I shall squeak to you all again very soon :) love mouse xxxx