Saturday, 4 June 2011

And another one, Number 10 to be exact :)

HI Every one :) 
cooo I have just noticed that this is my 80th post oooooo ..lol .... sorry just got a bit side tracked there hehehe ... 
Well I have finished ,as you can probably tell, number 10 of my crazies whoop whoop:) but which one that is the question heheheh ... any guesses which it is ????
shall I tell or shall I let you wait while I just go and put the kettle on .... I've come down with a sore throat blahhhhh.... so I am even more thirsty than normal .. 
LHN ... the 10th finish :)
ok I get the hint heheh ...... drum roll please .... taaaadaaaaa .... It is The Tea Room.... I've stitched it on a butter cream 28count linen with converted Anchor threads ... the eagle eyed ones will have spotted that the line border is a different colour than charted ... I felt the white didn't show up as well on my fabbie so I opted for the pale pink and it seems to make my tea pot ping :)
I have literally just finished it before coming on here .. gave it a wee iron as it was rather creased and it now awaits its final finishing into what ever I decided to do ..lol :)
I have also re done those roses on my Romantique Sal as I put it down for the night to see if I could live with it like it and nope .. early the next morning they were out and re stitched back in over the day .... I finished parts 10 and 11 the other day but waited till now to update blog as I wanted to get the tea room done :)
Romatique SAL :)
so here is the SAL update .... ...so I am all set for the next parts coming out on the 10th June. We are half way there with this one now and I look forward to each part coming out :)


can you guess what this is ????
we have had some glorious weather these last few days ... the sun has been extremely hot , dried all my washing and I've even had to water my plants !!! .... I've had tons of birds come and use my impromptu bird bath including a beautiful thrush how was gently washing little bits of her self the other day ... I couldn't get the camera as I was outside watching her and didn't want to disturb ...... I've heard the songs of the thrush , the black bird , the starlings , the little house sparrows , the robin and the coo's of the pigeon's not forgetting the churrips of the blue tits .... this last week has been a chorus of sound along with the gentle humming of bees tootling round my garden getting the pollen from her and there  ..... I have to show you this next picture ......  
I was hanging my washing out the other day when a wee buzzing caught my attention as it flew past me down to the border by my cherry tree .. I thought this was a bit odd as there is no flowers there at the moment ... this bit has all my spring flowers in it .. it then came back up and flew off followed by another one ....... have you guessed yet ???? ..... I have bee's nest in the little hole ... it is only small as there  is only about 10 bees if that using it ... I have sat and watched it trying to take a photo of them coming out .. but alas my finger and the camera isn't fast enough :(
I have gone and bought another lavender to replace the one I took out earlier in the year so hopefully that will give them something to get pollen from in a few weeks ... the flowers are just coming out although it is a lot smaller than the one I took up ....
I shall leave you with a flower picture of what I call ,for some reason the Star of Bethlehem plant ....  which has just flowered this week and It had just rained when I realised it had flowered so out came the camera and voila !!!!
my star of  bethlehem




Righty ho I shall go and make another cuppa as  I am far parched now with all this yacking heheheh .. till next time , take care and happy stitching 
love mouse xxxxxxx

30 comments:

blueladie said...

WOW! WOW! and WOW! Your Romantic Sampler is gorgeous! Well-done, Mouse! And of Course the Tea Room. It does indeed make the kettle 'ping'. hehehehehehehe. Thanks for taking the time to share the out of doors too. Lovely (here it is 95* - ewwwwwwwwwww!) Take care. :) Cathryn

Pete's Pixie said...

Oooh well done - I shall have to do that one next - well after DJ has had it lol! It will go lovely with the Needlework Shop which I have almost finished yaay! Garden looking lovely has always - say hi to the fish for me. Hugs, Ally xxx

pandy said...

Your SAL is gorgeous, I just love the fabric you're using and the colours. Take care :)

Joyce Clark Frank said...

The tea room is great, wondeful stitching. The romantic sampler is looking really good. I love your outdoor pictures.
Happy stitching,
Joyce C F / TX

Catherine said...

Great stitches and lovely flowers!

And This Little Pig said...

Congrats Mouse, only 5 to go!!! Woohoo. And yes the pink does make the teapot ping! It was the first thing I noticed :D
LiBBiE in Oz

Nancy said...

Tea Room is so cute! Love the SAL, you are making great progress!

Susieq said...

I like the pink. It's fun to add a personal touch to a design. It makes it unique and all our own.

Barbara said...

Ooooh I do love that lavender sampler...just beautiful Mouse!!! My birdbath sits outside my front kitchen window where I've planted plumbego and jasmine around it. Today I was washing dishes and down came a beautiful red cardinal to take a drink. I love watching birds and it sounds like you have quite a few to watch. Your garden sounds lovely and such a nice place to have a cuppa.
Blessings

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on the finish Mouse. And I like the pink border. It's pretty!! You're flowers are beautiful. Glad you have lots of birds and bees.

Teresa said...

The tea room was my first LHN. I found a Sudberry tray on ebay real cheap and put it in there for my tea drinking daughter.
How will you finish yours?
Hope your thoat is better.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Deborah said...

The romantic sampler is gorgeous. Love the tea room finish.

Niina said...

Mmmm...tea....Lovely!

Ruth said...

I always remember my cuppa when coming to read your updates lol
Hope your sore throat is better soon, lots of tea with honey should help.
Love the finish and I think the pink just sets it off wonderfully. I'm loving your SAL and the more I see of it the more I love it.
We've had scorching weather here too and its great, lots of clothes dry and lots of lovely sunny weather for stitching.

Susan said...

Beautiful finish. Love the Romantic Sampler! I am so jealous of all your flowers - I have a few but nothing liked I would like to have - unfortunately the summer heat and humidity don't agree with most of my favorities.

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!!

I LOVE the fabric you chose for your sal.

Mylene said...

Congrats on the new finish, it is beautiful!
You are making good progress on the SAL and it is looking lovely.

Jackie said...

Woot, woot Mouse!!! Love the Tea Room finish and your SAL piece is coming along quite beautifully.
TFS dear.
Hugs.
Jackie

cross stitch kits said...

wow love the tea room, great stitching

gracie said...

love it all!

DJ said...

Wow Miss Mouse! You've been busy! I love the tea room...and the pink tea kettle really does POP! I love the pictures from your garden! Especially the Star of Bethlehem plant...just lovely! Your Romantic Sampler is coming along beautifully, I really do love the colors you've chosen!! Congrats on finishing your 10th!! You're nearly there now! Hope your sore throat feels better soon! *Hugs*

Gillie said...

Love Kate's pincushion and not faaaaaiiiir! Whining here, your crazies are much smaller than my crazies! Anyway, congratulations on the finishes so far, you have done well!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish! Lovely flowers. I've been hangining my wash out, too. Dries in no time!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for sending me the kibk to the Romantique sampler. You're right, she is selling the chart as a PDF now, only $25 or $40 with another chart on special offer.

It looks nice on her website BUT it is your colourscheme that is making this a "must-stitch" for me! Did you choose the colours yourself or did the designer recommend them?

Does she regularly do SALs? I must watch out for the next one!

Maggie said...

Love the colours on you SAL and your tea finish :-)

We are having some decent weather, gotta to make the most of it! I love hanging washing out to dry :-)

Lesleyanne said...

I love your tea room finish - simply gorgeous. Great progress on your wip.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Love, love, love your tea room finish. The colors you picked made it so clean and elegant. Romantique Sampler is gorgeous too. Can't wait to see the next part :)

Parsley said...

I MUST MUST do the tea room! must must must!

Sari said...

Oh, how lovely tea room! It is really beautiful, congratulations :)

Alisa said...

I love your Tea Room finish! I'll have to stitch that one someday as well. Such a pretty chart!