Tuesday 13 February 2024

Valentine secret stitcher bloghop

Its that time of year again for the Valentine Secret Stitcher Blog hope hosted by Jo at  http://www.serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/

I have been sent a beautiful heart by my secret stitcher ... 

Please go to Jo's blog http://www.serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/ and see who has received mine , the details of all blogs taking part are there ... happy hopping ... love mouse :) x 

Tuesday 19 December 2023

Gifted gorgeousness

 Helloo everyone .... hope you are all well and enjoying the run up to the big day ... pull up a chair grab a brew and some goodies left out on the side for you and enjoy the feast of delightfulness ...lol 

Soooo where do I start , the postie has been very busy at the mouse house from sending gifts out, to dropping gifts off for me ...I have sent out a couple of exchanges and the rest have been gifts , most of which I can show as they were meant to be enjoyed on the run up ... 

Today the postie dropped off a long awaited parcel which is my combined Christmas and birthday gifts off DJ and she did not disappoint from scrummy finishing trims to beautifully stitched ornaments , a fabulous sewing box , a wonderful chart from a designer we cannot buy from anywhere this side of the pond to a cute wee elf mouse ...and a lovely framed stitched piece ... I was well and truly spoilt .... 

I have also managed to get my stitchy tree up and other stitched smalls on display too ... my ornaments from DJ went straight onto the tree ... I think I may need a bigger one for next year ...lol ....so with out further ado ... photos for you ....

My stitched tree with stitching behind too

My smalls collection 

Stockings I made this year for us knitte

Knitted lights rak from Michelle G 

Knitting bag for my Step mum 

For Tina 

From Barbara B for me :) x 

For Amanda 

From Sally W for me :) x 

From Julie lace book marks :) x 

For my Boss "T" 

Birthday goodies for Lynne C

Made for Sally W 60th birthday 

Noel exchange piece , noel with sheep for Barbara and the snowman for Lainey 

Laineys again 

Stocking top for DJ 

For Sally W

Exchange piece 

For DJ 

For DJ full picture of her stocking 

Stitching finished for DJ 

Project bag for DJ' s birthday 

Stitched for Laineys 60th birthday 

I am sure I have missed some photos off ...lol ....ohhhh found them and they are at the end ...my goodies from DJ ... Just love them all :) 
 You can see that I have been busy behind the scenes with more to show after next week too ... ( sorry writings changed btw ... updating on my phone ) 

Right I had better go and refil the kettle as you will all be thirsty again I am sure ... take care one and all , happy stitching and crafting till I squeak again :) .... love mouse xxxxx

My wee elf mouse 

My stitching box 

My ornies from DJ 

Delicious trims from DJ 

Stitched picture and yummy chart 

Saturday 9 December 2023

Christmas Blog Hop 2023

 Hellooo everyone Ho Ho Ho ....

Its the annual christmas blog hop run by Jo of Serendipitious stitching http://www.serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/

The theme this year is christmas traditions...as a child we always had tights for our stockings which would magically arrive on our door handles ... there would always be a satsuma at the bottom of the small goodies that were wrapped inside there ...

This we continued with our children when they were small but we did get them proper knitted stockings ... my grandchildren have fancy stockings with their initials on .. not made by me though ...lol as mum wanted velvet and fur... 

This year we took the grandchildren on a steam train to meet Santa and they loved it .

My stitched piece is one of the gifts I have made this year 

Hope everyone has a fantastic time however you celebrate the season and I shall be back to show the wonderful goodies I have recieved from my fabulous stitchy friends ... take care one and all and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Thursday 16 November 2023

Harrogate and other bits n bobs

 Good morning :) it is very early at the mouse house ... 4.35am to be precise ..lol ... the kettle has boiled so come and join me for a cuppa ...

Thursday I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show held in the International Halls ... I had arranged to meet Chris H as well as Vivian and Heidi for lunch to show our spoils ...Chris and I worked out the last time we had both been there was 2018... 

It was a lovely long tiring day, saw some lovely quilts and exhibition pieces as well as the highlight for me was stitching on the longest embroidery and I was the first one to date it that day too ..lol ... Although I enjoyed going to me it wasn't as good as previous years with many stalls that I would have purchased from not there :(  

As well as that I have been stitching up a storm and sent some exchanges which I cannot show yet and gifts to DJ which she loves as well as something for her husband too ...lol . And made some stockings for 4louis charity to raise funds and while I was at it made some for me too.

My munchkins are growing up fast and we are having them both for sleep overs now and bacon sandwiches as Master Billy loves his granddads bacon butties ..lol 

Ohh and I have also managed after many moons of trying ...started to knit a pram blanket for Miss Bobbi for Christmas to go with her new pram we have got her ... go me ... I hope you are impressed ..lol 

On top of that I am on my way to my goal of losing 6 stone by Christmas with only 5.5lbs to go .... kate from Sparklies didn't recognise me ...lol (doing Slimming World)  and it helps that I have to be fully dairy free and no garlic in things ... so although I have plenty of goodies in to go with your cuppas , I cannot have any * sigh ...lol ...dairy free chocolate is just not the same ....

Ok I had better find the photos for you to drool over ... the first lot are goodies from show and the quilts and exhibits 

Vivian and Heidi in the Grand Theatre 

My name for all to see embroidered

Bag made for a gift 

Miss B pram blanket for her new pram in the making 

Stockings for me

Stocking for DJ

Ornie for DJ 

Stockings for 4Louis Charity 

Another view of DJ stocking 

DJ's project bag I made her 

For Lainey for her Birthday 

SOOO I think that is all for now folks .. wishing you all a wonderful stitchy week ...take care one and all .. love mouse xxx