Sunday, 8 May 2011

As promised :)

Hi Every one :)
Hope all my over the pond friends have had a lovely Mothers day :) 


Before I forget .. I have to mention two brilliant give aways .. don't really want any one to peek as I would love to win them but *sigh  here goes ..lol


1) Kathy at http://www.shawkl.com  is having a three prize give away :)
2)Carolyn at http://carolyn-justonemorestitch.blogspot.com/ is having a quilting fabric give away :)


Right so that bits over as promised :)
This weekend has been a funny old weekend , I seem to have got no where fast ... I did manage to get the stitching finished on my Midsummer Stitch and Show competition on my group the friendly stitichers on Saturday morning  soooo I shall show you what I have done :)
Midsummer Stitch and Show designed by mouse :)


Its amazing what you can make with a bit of glue , ribbon, a finding etc and a small wooden bowl found in an antique place in my local garden centre :)
The design is one of  a set of three small biscornu charts that I have designed for the group ... I have done more designs but "The Mods" chose this one to use for the competition .. :)
I have been really enjoying the designing side of the craft but I don't think I will ever stop stitching :)  ....
 I stitched my piece on hand dyed linen from Silkweaver and used Crescent Colours Belle soie  Sweet Lavender I think it is ...  and for a first attempt at doing one like this I am really pleased at how it has turned out :) OOO the long pins came from a craft shop that is only 5 mins away from me .. only does scrap booking and carding stuff though which is a real shame .... 
The rest of the weekend has gone in a blur .... was going to get some stitching done . .. I was going to treat myself to a new start but  it didn't happen ... I have sorted out lots of parcels of goodies for folks so hopefully they will be on there way tomorrow   all being well ..... and I managed to make a couple of birthday cards too :)
and that's it .. nothing else to report ... the weather hasn't known whether to be sunny or pouring down so I haven't been able to get a bit done in my small garden :(
So I shall leave you all for now and go and pop the kettle on for a last cuppa :)
take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx



15 comments:

Susieq said...

For some people looking at a wooden bowl, they would not be able to see anything but the bowl, but isn't it fun being able to put it together with your stitching and creating something beautiful.

Nancy said...

Love your design! Beautiful finish!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish.

Ruth said...

Beautiful finish and amazing when you think of it as finds and odds and ends. Great design as well. Why is it some weekends go by so fast you wonder if you've had a weekend at all ? Hope you get lots done this week.

pam said...

The piece looks fantastic.Not sure what I am going to do with the 3 charts but I am thinking, the fabric choice is nice. My weekend is missing as well.

Sally said...

Oooh,Mouse, you made a lovely job there. Beautiful finish.

DJ said...

Your stitching is lovely Mouse!! Love the fabric and thread colors you chose!! I tried to get started, but with Mother's day and appointments I doubt I'll finish in time. *sigh* What a wonderful idea about the wooden bowl, I wish I had a few cells of your creative brain to transplant in mine!! *Hugs*

Alisa said...

Wonderful design and stitching work, Mouse!!! Congrats! :)

Jackie said...

Hello Mouse.
I love the finished pin cushion holder. Nice finishings you have been working on. I too am amazed at times with the end product with glue, ribbon and findings. Your finished pieces are gorgeous.
TFS.

Mylene said...

You sure did a great job with the pin holder, Mouse. Love it!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous set you designed!

mdgtjulie said...

Looking good Mouse. I love the colors you chose. They're gorgeous!!

Rita said...

Beautiful!

Angela P said...

A lovely finish :) I'll have to try this one day soon!

Patches said...

What a lovely design. Would love to see the other ones you designed.