Sunday, 3 July 2016

Flora and Fauna of alsorts :)

Helloooo every one ... hope this finds you all well and enjoying the gorgeous weather we have had today .... for a change we have had sunshine , the kettle has boiled and we have cookies sooo please pull up a comfy chair and enjoy your visit to the mouse house :)
Well from the title I have been been stitching lots of flora and fauna and also been out and about with my camera too ....
It took me an extra two weeks to finish that pesky border  full of wee leaves and flowers and I have now only got to figure out the numerals for the dates ... I am putting 2013 on one side and 2016 on the other .. and then it will be finally done and I can get it washed and sorted to pop it in the frame I bought for it all those years ago .... wish me luck 
As some of you probably remember I mentioned that I had won the chart in a game of Bingo on the Yahoo Littlehouseneedleworks group  many moons ago and feel that it is only right that I pass it on to some one else sooooo if you would like to be considered for this let me know in your comments and I will add you to the mixing pot and draw it a week on Sunday, the 17th of July to allow peeps to see the post :)
I have changed my email addy as well ( the old one is still valid ) but I have bobbed the new one in the side bar if you would like to update your address book with it :) I think it has worked I don't seem to be getting mail demon notices atm ... thank goodness ... hopefully I haven't jinxed it ahhahahaha.
Soooo what else have I been doing ... well I have started to stitch the Travelling Pattern from Butterfly and I have pulled most of the recommended threads and substitued others from looking at the cover photo , I am stitching it on a peice of Polstitches fabric ... colourful clouds and had a wee moment when I thought eeekkk its not going to be wide enough ... but sooo far sooo good .... phew ... I have been doing some more to my room and it is looking better ... I have found my seat hahahahah .... but my lamp bulb has gone .... soo I need to get a new one and its going to £10.00 plus pp as its a specialist one ... need to wait till pay day now ...
Work has been really busy as we have an up and coming inspection so we are trying to make sure everything is as spick and span as it can be .... it won't be perfect but its going to be a lot better than it was due to some bright spark higher up thinking an office can be paperless ermmm nope, nada, no can do in our line of work and this has been proved as I have had to make up about 300 service user files ...... some days I didn't have the energy to stitch when I got home even on the reduced hours ... hence why it has taken so long with that pesky border ...
but now they have been done and I am feeling in a stitchy mood whoo hoooo
My weight loss plan is still working and I am 1/2lb off my 2.5stone award .... I will get it this week , thank you for all your lovely comments about "seeing "me ... don't usually like having my photo taken ....prefer to be at the other side of the lens 
I took a walk today on my own down to the canal which is a hop , skip and a jump away frm the mouse house  as I wanted to see if my wee swans were around and take some photos of them and they were ... it was lovely to see them ... the wee one is still wee , he (she) is much smaller than the others and I am beginning to think that its a white duck / goose rather than a cygnet that is being brought up as a swan ... you can tell more from these latest photos I took today... I even managed to get a robin feeding its young ... the photo is as edgar would say craptastic as I didn't have time to focus just aim and hoped for the best ... it was lovely to see it :) I took lots of piccies of the flora and fauna around too ... we are going to have a bumper crop of blackberries this year with the amout of flowers that are around ...
ok I have refilled the kettle and thought about the photos and really must learn what some of the wild flowers are ...oooo thank you for letting me know about the pied wagtail ... I thought it must be some sort of wagtail from its movements but thought it had been in the wash and its colour had run hahahahahah ....

worker bee on "marshmallow" plant

poppy in my front garden

phil disappearing again

thrush .. taken from a long way away through my window

poppies on the bypass

baby cygnet behind

mummy and baby magpie

baby bluetit

wee violas

blackberry flowers

craptastic photo of a robin feeding its young

baby's sibling look at the difference in the face

he is smaller than a duck

sibing standing up

same robin as earlier telling its little one off

found on the bank of the canal

wild roses

love is in the air

just love the vibrant pink/purple of these flowers

start of the travelling pattern from Butterfly

RR finshed .... Littlehouseneighborhood by LHN

love these :)

mummy magpie nicking the peanuts for her young
Phew didn't realise there were sooo many hahahahahah ..... its now 9.45pm and the light is starting to fade outside .... the sun is setting and the sky is tinged with pink hopefully it will be nice again tomorrow ... I shall leave you all now and wish you all a wonderful stitchy week .. take care my friends one and all ... .. love mouse xxxxxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Stitching , Gifts , RAK's and some more photos

Helloooooo everyone , I hope this finds you all well and not tooo wet from the amount of rain we have been having this past week ... think the summer is over now hahahaha so please grab your brews and cookies , pull up a chair and chill for a few minutes .....
Well as the title says I have been stitching, one being my RR ... more on that later and I stitched a wee gift for Junes birthday and got it to her on time phew .. I also included some pink gifts as I said to her she was a pink kinda lady I stitched her Needles and Pins pinchusion by Homespun Elegance on pink 28 count evenweave using a threadworks thread in guess what.... pink and green and finished it off with pink ribbon and pink pins .... and I love it soooo much I might have to do the same for me too 
Soooo that pesky RR ... on Tuesday Chris came to the mouse house for a change to get her Master Bentley fix and to see the craft room improvements ( still working on it ... its like the never ending story and I got my RR out ( littlehouseneigbourhood by LHN) and started to carry on with the brown part of the border .... I got to one of the houses and thought hmmmmmm and looked again and said hmmmmm again, I seemed to be one thread out ... yup one wee pesky thread out ..... well I looked and looked and Chris checked too and we both agreed to the spot where it had unfortunately gone whoops ...which was a quarter of the border back !!!!!! .. there was nothing for it but to do reverse stitching ... sooo in between the cuppas and carrot cake I unpicked and started to restitch the border again ... but ....while checking that, I realised I had stitched part of the wording one stitch down in a couple of places ... it was almost like an advert for " mouse should have gone to spec savers " and after I found that I couldn't leave it ... so it had to come out ....and it has now been restitched back in and I am working on the leaves of the border and so far all is well PHEWWWWW ..... When I have finally finished it I will be pulling the threads and fabric for the chart I got from Butterfly last week and will get it stitched toot suite ...
I recieved a lovely surprise in the post the other day .... Kim from is celebrating a big birthday this year too ... and little did I know it, but I was chosen as one of the 60 RAK recepients that she is sending out . She stitched me a gorgeous pinkeep from LHN  one of the sheep virtues series and rouched it beautifully along with some threads and fabric and a journal which was written by her and has some of her gorgeous paintings in it ... 
I realised when I had finished my last post I had missed out photos of the Jane Austin goodies I got and also of James Braxton 
I took a walk down  by the canal the other day and my wee cygnets were there again ... they have grown an awful lot as little ones do but there is a definite difference between the older ones and my wee baby ... he actually doesn't look like the others either with a shorter neck  ...see the photos , the parents don't seem to mind me photo ing them either... which is a good job really 
taken on a walk in the park

this wee bird landed in my back garden any ideaa ?

notice a difference??

A BEEutiful shot

now you can really see a difference  bless his cotton feet

Master Bentley on his walk ...

that pesky RR

drunkenesse stitching


My gorgeous Rak from Kim

I have been organising my fabric

the girls next door having a balleee game

it rained a wee bit can't see my border

My gift for June ... the other goodies are on her blog :)

Mr Darcy ahahahah

James Braxton of  Bargain Hunt Fame

my goodies from the Jane Austin Museum

I found the Makery in Bath .... a few tokens from it

this Lithograph has the words from Pride and Predudice made into a picture

almost back to black

and finished :)

this was in one of the houses at Ryedale Folk Museum
I took a selfie and quite liked it hahahahah
 I forgot to show you the range photos as well so bobbed them up this time ... it is now back to black and looks soooo much better ... I have sorted my fabric out as well and now have it proudly on display and sooo much easier to see and think hmmmm that will work with this that or t'other chart ..... I can even see floor space and my rug coooooo ... will show photo one day 
Ok I had better go and fill the kettle up again as I am sure you will want another one ...
I am getting a lot of mail failure messages from when I have visited your blogs and left a message ... it is saying my email is not verified ... its really weired as I have had the same one for years and had no problem up until a couple of months ago and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it either .. I have looked it up and so has Jo (serendipitus stitching )  and I have changed from chrome to firefox and it still won't do it and I can't find something in plain english that will helppp soooo if any one can direct me in the right direction much appreciated .... it won't let anyone reply from my messages to you either :(
OK I think I have waffled enough for today ..... heheheh and I had better get ready for a mouse nap as its back to work again tomorrow  ya boo hiss hehheh
I shall squeak to you all soon, soooo take care one and all and have a wonderful stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxxx