Friday, 31 December 2010

Last day of 2010 (just)

Hi everybody ... I've just squeaked in with a small update of how things are at the mouse house before the end of 2010 

We had a lovely Christmas spent with family and friends and lots to eat and drink  and even managed to feed us all again boxing  day with left overs 
from DJ                                           
I got some lovely presents  and a small amount of money to spend on some crafting /stitchy stuff in the new year so watch out shops here I wizz

DJ sent me a beautiful stitched bear ornament which hung with pride from my little sledge I have on my display of Christmas ornaments . I think its a mill hill design and he is beautifully stitched and beaded and backed with felt and is sooo nice I'm having him out on display in my craft room once the festivities are over and we are back to some sort of normality .......

I managed to send out over 30 hand made cards really pleased with myself as I didn't think I would manage to get them done in time ... I didn't manage to do any more pics of them either :(

I even managed to get some stitching done and a finish with the help of a few tutorials from Vonnie of the twisted stitcher I managed to put together my LHN needlebook after seeing a few done like this on the French blogs I have been perusing these last few weeks for ideas and also  having a bit of a ladylike drool ... actually  lots of it they are so talented on how they put things together ... so I attempted my version with a lot of blue steam coming out my ears I got the desired effect I was after  and also used some of the yummy silk ribbon I won off kathys blog

I was intending on doing a stitched inner bit with bits of the front design on it  but the fabric I started on turned out to be slightly different in the count department DOH !!!!! sooo after a bit of thunking and talking to Cindy one night is remembered I had some quilting fabric that had similar colours in it and so it was to be :)
Any way the new bit I've started is now mark 2 and will be finished hopefully soon :)

I have spent most of the morning in casualty at the hospital with DH and then I had an appointment to see my consultant too so we are a right pair heheheheh ....  He is fine... just had an accident to his eye and my eldest DD is calling him Blind eye Pew !!! he will be ok after the creams pill n potions he has to take .
Me on top of all the Arthritis (two sorts)  n secondry Fibro.... I've developed spondylitis at the top of the spine and neck ...  I know I know I shouldn't be greedy  so I have been told to keep on the tablets I'm on as they are working ...yippeeee :) and he will see me in 6 months :)

On to the good bits now ... I have spent the afternoon going through my Fabric collection getting it together with the charts for the 15 new starts as of tomorrow :) where we start a new project every day for the first 15 days of January and get them finished in the year .. progress reports to be put up on your blogs .... my list hasn't changed from the earlier post and I am also trying to get my Celtic Autumn and " the castle" done as well as any other bits n bobs that crop up in the daily lives of us stitchers :).

I have also said that I would mention that Sharlene has got to 50 followers and that she is doing a give away for it :) so here is here link ....

Right I think that this is it for the final post of the  old Year :) I wish every one a healthy, happy and stitchy /crafty new year ... see you next year ;)
love mouse xxxxxx


DJ said...

Goodness me Miss Mouse! You've been a busy lady haven't you? I love what you've done with the needle book, it's very pretty! Can't wait to see Mark 2!! Spondylitis sounds painful, I hope the pills continue to work for you! Poor DH, hope his eye heals fast! Good luck with the challenge, I'll keep watching this space! *Hugs*

Val said...

Lovely long post Mouse - I love those needlebooks - well done .... sorry to here about the spondylitis - I know what that is like as I also have it in neck and spine - just one more thing right ?
Happy 2011 to you and yours .... Val x

Kathy said...

Your needle book is just fabulous! And the little bear gift is adorable.

I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!