Friday, 24 March 2017

Yooooo Hoooo I am still here :)

Helloooo everyone .... I am still here honest .. please grab a chair and your brew all freshly made and... I have cookies ..... :)
So sorry to have been so quiet but I do have a good reason or two ... mainly the computer decided not to talk to the internet and had to be sent away  WAHHHHHH.... work has been extra busy due to use tupe over two companies and .......I had to get my craft room sorted after the leak and back to some semblance of order so that I can sit and stitch again and boy did that take ages and ages and I have still a bit to do yet .... eeeekkkkk but it is looking loads better and because we have moved things around I seem to have more space ??? DH and almost the SIL, moved my furniture for me and secured the shelves to the wall , I just had to do the sorting and some painting of the walls again to freshen it up :)
Stitching wise I actually have a couple of finishes and finished finishes and a progress report to boot too .. go me
I have finished Lizzie* Kate "do your best " the other day and just need to make it up ... it was a limited edition kit that I got from the Nimble Thimble last time I was there soooo I do have everything to make it up sooo you never know it could be this weekend :)
I stitched a wee Easter Pillow for work from a small kit from HobbyCraft and in the end made it up to work ... I am not sure who the designer was or who put the kit together but believe me when I say thank goodness for evenweave and stash of threads ... the kit came with aida and the chart was almost impossible to read correctly and it had over one stitches ... and three of them at one point in one square of stitch ... and they made it up with aida !!!!!!! .... needless to say I won't be getting anymore of them ... I thought it would be a quick stitch I could do in the time scale I had got .... hmmmmmm... not saying another squeak on the matter ....
Moving swiftly along, I stitched for Stitcher's Day over on Friendly Stitchers "the best things" from My Big Toe Designs for Cindy as a surprise for her ... I stitched it on a piece of Sparklies Fabric " Slightly Nutty " Opalescent with a lovely purple green threadworks thread and I am happy to report that it arrived safely and she loves it :) 
I've done a wee bit more on My Soul is fed but no got an up to date picture of it as of yet .... and I have been plodding along with the Linen and Thread Sal and loving it ....
Somewhere between this and the last post DD1 and I went to Harlow Carr RHS Garden for her birthday trip ... I got some gorgeous photos of the birds and plants there .. it was just a shame it was a wee bit damp around the edges but all in all we did have a lovely day and want to go back when the weather is nicer and more flowers are out
OOOO OOOO guess what ..... I am famouse .... lol .... I am on the blogger of the week blog set up by our lovely Jo from Serendipitous Stitching .....
She decided as the Cross Stitch Collection magazine had now ended and they used to do the blogger of the month write up she would do her version of it and I am it for this week ... sooo please bob on over and say hi :)
I have had some lovely comments from it and I will find the photo of said design  or retake it  if I can't find it and apparently I forgot to mention I love photography hahahahahah sorry Kay .....
well I had better find the photos for you ... hang on and I will make another brew for us all as well......
Mess from the leak

can you spot the missing piece ??

My version of the piece I designed :0

Betty's Tea Room Teapot :)

this was I think nearly £300 !!!!

Sleeping Bentley

Easter Pillow for the works raffle

Lizzie*Kate do your best finish

Bullfinch at Harlow Carr

Fabric moved to new place in craft room

looks a wee bit better than this now

Linen and Thread SAL  I have done a wee bit more since
Frome Lainey for my birthday :)

 As you can see there is one from Lainey that came after my birthday  as she was unwell and didn't get it done on time but it was well worth the wait :)
well I had better finish off now before I write another novel sooo tooodle pip and take care one and all and I shall squeak to you all again soon :) love mouse xxxxxxx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Quick fly by post ..... and even no photos ...

Hellooooo ... I know I bet you are shocked with the no photos bit but there is a good reason ... will explain more in a few mo's ....
firstly thank you everyone for their thoughts and prayers.... they definiately worked as the lump is hormonal and all is well ... the coil (IUD) is in place still but strings have gone up ??? so may need some intervention to get it out .... just need to go back in 6 weeks for a follow up scan as a precautionary as they found a follicle and want to check it out ....
The other news is my craft room is upside down and back to front as we have developed a leak right above my stitching chair ... plumber has been ... is the original lead pipe eeekkk and to get to it to fix it, he has to take down part of my ceiling !!!!!
The ceiling is the original wattle and daub stuff too sooo not holding out hope that the rest doesn't come down either :(
any hoooo today the room has been cleared of all stuff that cannot be washed or cleaned after the dust and a salvage sheet will be going over what is left in there to protect the rest as much as possible ...
So I have moved my stitching into DH's side and this where I am now for the next couple of days ....
Off to go and put the kettle on ... will make one for you all too :)
squeak to you all ASAP and photos will be taken to show all 
take care :) love mouse xxxxxxx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Birthday Musings :)

Helloooo :0) I hope that this finds you all well and not toooo cold atm ... please pull up a chair , grab a brew and some birthday cake while you are here too ..
I would like to thank everyone who has sent me cards and gifties and also for all the messages and pictures on FB too ...  also to my work colleagues for getting me candles for my cake and singing to me :) you have made me feel one special wee mouse :)
I have been busy on the stitching front and sent out two little gifts of my own ... one to Jo of serendipitus stitching and the other to Butterfly and as they have landed safely at their end I can now show you all ...
I have done some more stitching on the Linen and Thread SAL, worked on some more of my new year's day start at Chris's the other night .... started a new L*K peice when DH and I was away yesterday and I have also finished the top of my 50th Birthday Quilt now known as the Quilt of Friendship :) thanks Jo .... I have even got the wadding in place now and need to quilt it asap so that I can get it finally finished .... DH got me the variagated cotton thread today for my machine while we were on our way back from our Christmas Present break that was booked on my birthday weekend at the Palace Hotel at Buxton.
The break was just what we needed, especially as I have had a wee blip in my health and I am having some tests done tomorrow .... I have found a lump and at the same time my coil has gone missing ... DH says when they find it can they change the frequency so we get a better music channel hahahah ..,,, Seriously though I am hoping that they are both related and the coil is the main culpit of my symptoms ..... I will let you know how I get on once I get some answers :)
Soooo on to something nice ..... our wee break at Buxton was lovely ... the hotel is a huge Victorian house with oooddles of rooms on every floor ...our room was way out the back of the house and was very quiet and although basic it was clean and very comfortable .. I started my new L*K peice "Do your best " while DH was chilling with his book and the sandman;)
We went out for a look round on the Saturday evening before our dinner was due and got us a bun to celebrate my birthday... I did take a photo .lol 
Sunday dawned bright and crisp with a hard frost overnight sooo walking down to the Pavillion Gardens was fun to say the least .... I managed to stay upright and got some nice photos while we were out and about ....I said to DH the things we do for my blogging friends , we couldn't cross to the other side of the bridges in the Gardens as they were soooo slippy ...  and in the back ground of one of the photos you can see it is white over .
The journey back as a different way to the journey there and we travelled past the Blue John mines, through Castleton and Rivelin .... I manged to get some decent shots from the car and some not sooo but it will give you an idea of the road we travelled on and the gorgeous scenery we saw ....
Master Bentley was overjoyed to have us back ... we didn't know but the hotel takes well behaved dogs so next time he could come with us and wear his dickie bow and fit right in :) he doesn't like us leaving him behind ...even though both DD's were at home ....
I have got all my RR peices now so I will be starting them this week as I don't think I will be going to Chris's as normal on Tuesday, as bless her she has come down with a head cold ....
Hmmmm think that this is all my news sooo I shall find my photos for you as I go and fill the kettle again for you all :)

For Jo

Quilt top ready for quilting :)

early morning sunrise

hotel room

university of Derby

Opera house

Very slippy bridges in the Pavillion Gardens


this is a Dipper ... I checked in my new book :)

The old baths turned into a shopping center

look how white it is on the hills

just loved the look of this shop front

The Palace Hotel

Lady Bower resevoir

L*K Do your best ... new start

getting further

moving along a bit more

my birthday buns ... I had the Bee ...

dinning room ceiling

For Butterfly