Saturday, 30 May 2015

Gone Fishing !!!!

Morning Peeps :) any one for a quick brew ??? Its that time of the year again  .... holiday time whoop whoop ....
I am packing my stitching bags later and hoping to come back with lots of finishes paws crossed .... well even one would be good hahahahh
Sorry been so quiet and not being around but with all that is going off I haven't had the time or the energy to do much at all .....
My Dad seems to be coping well with the treatment and is almost finished with the sessions only a few more to go ... he sounds well on the phone and the only side effect atm is he is slow he says .... I am bobbing over to see him next week  so I will update you more then :)
I have managed to get another RR finished and do some more on a TP  and that's it in all the time since the last post ....
I hope every one behaves themselves while I am away hehehehe 
I want to wish congratulations to Ann and her DH on the birth of their son ... he is a real cutie and I would love to have lots of cuddles so she will have to do the honors for me ....
I shall now scoot off and leave you with a few photos and hopefully will be squeaking back to you soon..... Take care one and all and have a wonderful stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxxxxx

My bit on the RR :)

A Star :)

the moon

the same moon with a closer shot

flowers at the bottom of the garden

caught in the act  hehehe

gorgeous lavender 


bright yellow daisy

moon on a sunny day :)
Gone Fishing back soon  love mouse xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Some good stuff and some not ......

Hi peeps .... the kettle has just boiled and I have got an earl grey tea at the side of me tonight .... there is plenty to go round or normal tea if you want and I am sure there are some cookies somewhere ...
Well the good stuff is.... my exchange piece arrived safe and sound so I can show you finally what I did for Mary ..... I also finished my wee section on DJ's RR and mine has come home with only a small bit to do on it wooo hooo
the girls all wrote about their day when they were stitching on it and its lovely to read what they were all doing ....
My craft room is getting nearer to being totally finished I am about 80% there .... for some one who was in a waaayyy smaller room and now has more storage I am running out of space hahahahah ... there are still things I need to do to reclaim a wee bit back My dresser is now full of yummy quilting fabric and you just want to run your fingers through all those scrummy fabrics I do have ideas what I want to use them for sooo fingers crossed I will get time to do them 
The main reason I have been a wee bit quiet is, we got the results from my dad's tumor and this is the not so good stuff ... he has got a grade 4 aggressive brain tumor , he needs to have a mask made after another scan this Friday so that his head keeps still while they do 15 sessions of radiotherapy ... they will then have to wait to see what the prognosis will be .....I told him he will look like the phantom ... my dad says he is alright and doesn't feel any different and seems to be taking it in his stride ....the rest of us,well that is a different matter entirely ... we are going to be bobbing over to see him soon but I have got a sore throat and a bit of an ear infection and I am not going near him while he is undergoing his treatment while I have got this lurg .....
Other than that life has just gone on ......
We hoping this long bank holiday weekend to get the old house finally sorted for the photos to go up ... there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment I blink and the day has gone and nothing much seems to have got done...ho hum I am sure the magic faraway tree will stop somewhere nice for me soon 
ok I shall nip upstairs and fill the kettle again while the photos are uploading for you to nosy at :)
For Mary

France's RR 

My bit .. I wonder why

next door neighbors flowers 

pride of place for DJ's gift :)

how scrummy is that looking 

just need to get rid of the decorating stuff 

chasing round in his "back garden"

outside the mouse house

closer view 

My RR is home 

DJ's rr my section top right is finished now
 no photo uploaded yet DOH !!!
Soooo there you have it in a nutshell ... I have been popping in for tea and will get round to every one soon and would like to say thank you for all the lovely messages ... they have helped me greatly :) looking at the time I think this wee mouse needs to go to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ night night one and all and hope you have a wonderful stitchy week ... squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx

Monday, 6 April 2015

What a week .....

Hi everyone :) thank you sooo much for the lovely wishes and prayers for my dad .... they were much appreciated and they helped me for sure this last week ..... Dad went to the hospital on Tuesday for what we thought was a consultation to see what was going to happen , to find out that they were going to operate on him the next day and that it was going to be about a five hour operation with approx 2-3 hours post theatre before going onto the high dependency ward....
Needless to say Wednesday wasn't a good day ... I shut myself up in my office and got it totally sorted and everything filed and then came home to do some more on my room ..... I find that if I am doing stuff I can't worry as much with thinking about it .... I eventually got the message at 8.oo pm that he was out and talking and on the ward ... Jennifer (Dad's partner) got to see him for about five mins before the end of visiting time and managed to talk to him .... He came home on Easter Sunday at tea time as they hospital had done all they could for him there and he now needs to recuperate and hopefully improve day by day .... he has to go back next week to see the nurse and we should know soon the biopsy results .... He rang me that night to say that he was alright :) I couldn't go and see him as I developed a sore throat and I didn't want to risk passing any germs on with everything going on ....I am hoping to bob over if not this next weekend definitely the weekend after :)
I have even managed to get some stitching in as well this week .... I got my exchange piece finished but can't show you that till it gets there .... and started on France's RR ( no photo as forgot  I am feeling sooo pleased I have got needle and thread to meet :)
This weekend having had four days off has been lovely ... DD1 and I went to MeadowHell and got some bits and bobs on Friday .... I bobbed into town on Saturday and then came home to do some more on my room ... Sunday I took Master Bentley on a lovely walk to Park Springs , the sun was out and the sky was blue and only him and I were there most of the time sooo he had a rare ole time chasing about ... I managed to get some gorgeous shots of him .... up there they have been building some willow arches and a den and they have started to sprout green leaves and the catkins are out too .... The skylarks were singing to their hearts content .... and I managed to capture one  on camera ... you will have to squint though, as the camera focused on the tree not the 
Today was another glorious day and I had the back door open while I tackled more of my room .... DH even got my shelves up soooo I am almost there ...another day or two and I should be sorted with everything in their right place .... she say's paws crossed ....and the range painted and ...... hehhehehehe
ooooo I almost forgot there are some hot cross buns to go with your cuppa's ... I shall just go and get them and make a fresh brew for you all too :)
Just strolling along 

just love this shot of him :)

willow wigwham

wait for meeeeee

any biscuits ...cheezy grin for you 

budding willow 

glorious day 

squint to see the skylark :)

fabric is being added to the shelves of the welsh dresser

well I had to hang them somewhere 

shelves are up and being filled :)
I can now see floor space and have cleared about 10 boxes today amongst dozens of plastic bags ..... and now I am cream crackered .... but it will be worth it when I can show you the full room in all its glory :) 
I have managed to have a quick visit to some of you and hope to bob on by more this week to every one else .... sooo until then have a great stitchy week and take care one and all, and thank you once again for your kind words :) love mouse xxxxxxx

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Life has been a bit of a roller coaster

*mouse taps the screen ... hellooooooo any body there ??? I have cookies and a cuppa or two ....
Gosh I have realised it is ages and ages since I was last on here tapping away telling you all my news.... well there certainly has been some since last time .... some good and some not so good but hey that is life .....
the good bits are we have finally moved into the new mouse house and the old one is up for sale ... we still have a bit to clear out which will be done over this next week .... bit later than anticipated but at least we have got here .... My craft room is still chocker block with stuff although last night I did spend an hour in there putting drawer liners into the chest of drawers and emptying a few boxes sooo I can see a wee bit of the work top now ... it is my task over the up and coming long weekend to get it done .... I am fed up of not being able to sit comfy and stitch in my wee chair .....
Master Bentley has been loving the new house as we have some land at the back and he now loves to bob out for a sniff and to see if his "girl friends " have come out to play .... they have two black labs next door which adore him ... but of course 
I have been stitching and finished the RR I was doing and sent it off and I have managed to get an exchange piece stitched but not finished off yet that hopefully is tomorrows challenge ... I need to find what I need to finish it off ....
Work has been interesting to say the least as we are merging into our new parent company sooo lots of changes going on least of all I have been moved from my large comfy office to a small shoe box so that my old office could be used as a training room ....makes sense but I didn't go quietly hahahahha ..... I have also been bibbing to my old office site to get work there done for them too as they have had no one to do the wages and such like sooo my Tuesdays have been a bit like ground hog day ... doing three different branches in one day ....
DH has changed jobs again and a whole new routine has had to be learnt again .....just when I was finally getting when he would be in 
Then just two weeks ago my dad was admitted to hospital with a suspected stroke but it turned out worse ... he has a 5 cm large tumor on the left side of his brain that has affected his memory and his speech ....soooo I hot footed it as fast as the mouse mobile could get me to his house and stayed for a few days till we knew the total outcome of the tests he had done .... he will be going to Preston Hospital next Tuesday to discuss his options .... his partner Jennifer will be going with him and she will relay all information to me as soon as possible ... Its a bit hard for me to escape due to the work load that is going on and I know he is in good hands with her :)
So there you have the ride in a nut shell .... another cuppa any one? or I do have some excellent elderberry cider .....
Well I suppose I ought to show you some photos .... so you can see I have been stitching at least something 
new front room

look no craft room left

spring has sprung

new hallway

RR my section was the middle bit :)


new bedroom just as moved in soo furniture not up

DD1 room

DD2 room almost there 

purdy my firbaby at dad's 

sky before the eclipse


some fabric I just had to have ... think table runner quilted :)

took crochet to keep me sane 

the budgie thinks it s a guinea pig ... he lives with them :)

my gorgeous exchange piece off Mary 

and the back

the guinea pig was making sure there were no air locks in the water ...
soooo there you go folks ... I am hoping that normal blogging service will be resumed very shortly ... we have only just got internet back soooo I haven't been able to do the rounds yet .... DH is on nights these next few sooo I hopefully will have chance to pop by and say hello :)
hopefully you have managed to make it this far so I shall say good night and wish you all a wonderful stitchy week ... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx