Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Happy New Year and a catch up :)

Helllooooooo everyone …. Happy New Year 2019 may you be blessed with lots of stitchy and crafty time :)
Well what can I say except I have been meaning to write this post for ages and never got round to it as they say sooo before any more of the year disappears voila … my first post of the year …
Christmas passed in a blur of stitching sewing and only having two days off  but we did have a lovely time and I got some gorgeous presents to boot too .. all my gifts arrived safely to their new owners and the last one took over three weeks to get to the other side of the pond … I thought I must of sent it via the sea rather than air mail ..lol 
Harrogate was fab btw, got some nice goodies and then became rather poorly and ended up having a few days off from work due to it … I got that horrible nasty viral thingy that was going round and it got worse while I was off .. typical and I am only just feeling that I have got rid of it after 3mths !!!!
Any way on to much nicer things .. have you got your brews and your cookies  ??? I think there is even some Christmas cake left in the cupboard too …
This year has started off well with two finishes so far, three more new starts and more in the pipe line … I am trying to kit up things that I have got or bought with what is in the mouse house with as I put it, as near as dammit colours hehhehh.. quite fun really choosing .. I am aiming to stitch at least one or two ornaments a month so that one day I will have a full Christmas tree of hand made ornaments as well as get my SALs finished and my wips worked on, with a few new must starts in there as well … wish me luck ..lol 
Ok do you want to see my goodies I sent out ??? as well as my goodies received ??
here goes 
made for Wendy

Made for Lainey

Made for DJ

To be a memory quilt for my friends 

For Cindy

For Roz

Lap quilt I started for me

ooo one for me too ..lol

For Sally S. on Friendly stitchers

Rest of Wendy's goodies 

finally made up a gift from Chris and Wendy to me 

Mortimer from DJ to me 

For Butterfly

From DJ to me 

from DJ

DJ made me my very own mouse scissor fob :)

From Butterfly

Tree made by my neighbour full of ornies

decked out in my craft room

goodies from Harrogate

my 25th day present from Tina 

fully finished Snow White .. need to make into a stocking

From Butterfly 

From DD2 

From Roz .elf loo roll holder 

Bentley with one of his new toys 

Eeyore off DD1 and Pooh from DH :)

from Chris and Wendy

from Chris and Wendy

1st new finish of the new year

2nd new finish 

Sal with Chris Needlework ABC's  mines on the right 

Winter ABC's sal with Sally W and Chris H 

My new years day start ..done more photo ???

part of  Chris's goodies 

progress report " on the fat lady "

Christmas and birthday goodies to DJ 

Chris's other goodies 

Sally W's goodies 

my front room decked out 

SAL progress with Lainey
hmmmmm I seem to be missing Butterflies other bag I made her … must try and find where it has disappeared too ..lol but will leave that till next time as there are an awful lot of photos here hehehehe …. DH has just brought me another brew down soooo I think that may be a hint to finish this … until next time , take care one and all and happy stitching to you :) love mouse xxxxxx

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Blog Hop Day 9

Gooood morning everyone :) it is a beautiful December day and today I have been chosen to be Door number 9 in https://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com/ 2018 Christmas Blog Hop 
Jo asked us to say what was our favourite  Christmas Music memory was and to show a photo of some Christmas Stitching we had done sooooo 
At the mouse house when the wee meecies were very little every Christmas Eve we would play my Pinky and Perky Record  as it was full of Christmas Songs and they loved it as much as I did as a child … well sadly I cannot play it any more atm as although we do have the record we don't have a record player … that will be remedied one day …
Now as a " grown " up one of my favourite songs is the one done between David Bowie and Bing Crosby which is two songs combined together Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy … if you type it in it will come up with them on You Tube to watch … I am listening to it now,  ….. see below ...
Many Moons ago I actually sung "In the Bleak Midwinter" for local radio station in their studios in Preston Lancashire … somewhere I have a copy on a tape ...I love singing Christmas Carols and Songs and can still do a passable descant on certain ones ..lol 

We are at the mouse house today are actually getting the house looking festive so I may be able to pop some extra photos up later but here is one of my pieces that I have stitched .. Holly & the Ivy by Little House Needleworks which will be hung out later in my craft room ...

Hope you have enjoyed your visit today and I shall be back soon with what has been going on here at the mouse house and show lots of wonderful stitchy goodness too :)
take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx