Thursday, 16 June 2011

SSSSHHHHH don't tell but.........

HI every one :) hope you are all having a wonderful week and have managed to squeeze a little me time in with some stitching ????
well all I can say is what a week :)  here at the mouse house I thought it would be a quiet week as Mr Mouse is working nights but no ..... I have played mum's taxi , been clothes shopping with dd2, as she has her awards evening on Friday night from college and she didn't have a thing to wear!!!!!  loads of phone calls and emails and arranging to go and meet up with some new members of Friendly Stitchers  who just happen to live about 20 mins from the mouse house and meet up in coffee shop inside the card shop in town and I never knew !! so guess where I am going on Monday ;)


well the really good news is ........ I am going to do a test piece to hopefully become a model stitcher for http://periphaeria.com/ ..... Lady Periphaeria put out a call on her blog (link on site) for model stitcher's and I squeaked up and emailed her to see if I would be able to do it :) well the up shot is I am waiting for the postie to bring me a piece to work on, so she can see my stitching in real life :)
DJ    is doing Lady Periphaeria's Star SAL which has been released in monthly parts since February and has been teasing me with it since then ..lol ..... well the upshot of it is I've started it ... yeah I know I am a wee bit crazy heheheh but I've got sooooo far ahead with my crazies and other stuff I am working on I thought why not ..lol 
http://periphaeria.com/ Star SAL
I am stitching it on 25count evenweave with Anchor threads no's 1064 as my main colour and 1068 as the contrast soooo do you want to see how far I have got ???? It is actually refreshing just working with two colours :)
Those who are doing it, will notice I haven't put the main colour into the contrast diamonds as I think I shall pop some beads in there:) I have only worked on it about 3.5 hours .... I started it Tuesday night and have only done a bit on it since each night as I have been working on the Celtic Autumn as promised to DD1 during the day :)
Celtic Autumn Lavender and Lace
I have been beading as I have gone along which is the first time I have done it this way ... normally leave it till the end, but I like it doing this way on this piece ..... I am stitching it on Polstitchers fabric fallen leaves if my memory serves me correctly using the alternative colours that are more of our Autumn shades :) I am about half way to finishing this now much to DD1's delight as apparently she is having all of them ???
Mary Wigham SAL
Well I have also started the Mary Wigham SAL that we are doing on the friendly stitchers     I am stitching it on wood violet even weave 28 count and here is my start ... not much to show but to coin a phrase "I've started so I shall finish "  its almost" can you guess what it is yet "..lol
Well the kettle has gone on and I'm waiting for your orders hehehe .... I have got a cutie pie picture to show you .... some of you who have been reading my waffles for a while, will know that we have, down on our allotment chickens.... well we have 3 new arrivals born last week and I managed on Monday to get some pictures of the little ones soooo get ready to awwwwww ..lol


These are the grown ups 









They haven't got names as until they bigger we don't know what they are ..lol  we have got some in the incubator here as well ,that if successful should hatch next weekend .. then I will be playing mum for a few days ...:)
I have made some cards but I can't show you them yet as they haven't got to their new homes yet sooooo I shall leave you with a few shots of around my small wee garden ... not sure of the white flowers name but if you rub the leaves it smells of orange :)


So thanks for spending some time with me and hope you have enjoyed your drink while you have been here ;)
until next time take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx
some where in there is a nest 



any ideas what called ???

30 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

Your Jo will just have to wait till I've had them on the walls of the shop for a while lol; mind you if she comes and helps out she can see them as often as she likes!! Love the chickies - I always mistime my visits and they are either eggs or full blown chickens by the time I see them :( Can't wait to see how your SAL goes - and good luck with the model stitching! Hugs, Ally xxx

Parsley said...

I'm very excited for you! Your work is lovely and I am quite inspired so I'm sure your work is more than 'model'.

Being a relatively new stitcher I get intimidated showing my work to 'master' but you just might see some of my first silk work soon. :-)

Love seeing all your WIPs and of course the chicks. If it suits your fancy the name 'Parsley' could be a chicken's name. LOL

Denise said...

My you have been a busy Mouse! Model stitching - wow - goodluck!

Your stitching/beading is coming right along. Go Mouse go!

Love the chicks and flowers. Those chicks are just too cute.

Deb said...

Congratulations on your new adventure. I think it would be so much fun to be a mode stitcher so you can see things before other people do.

Your Autumn is looking wonderful. I love those pieces because of the added bling to them.

And sweet pictures of the chicks. They're so darned cute.

Kate said...

Congratulations Mouse - hope the model stitching goes well.
Nice update on your new projects & WIPs

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wishing you well on your new venture into model stitching.

Patty C. said...

You have a lot pending - Congratulations - Enjoy :)

Carol said...

My goodness, Mouse, you're so, so busy and still find time to stitch! I wish you luck with the model stitching venture...If your Celtic Autumn is any indication, you'll be very successful. She is just gorgeous :)

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your model stitching adventure. Hope it all goes well. Great updates. I think the plant at the bottom is called Mock Orange but can't think of its proper name.

Ali said...

Cor I am worn out just reading all you have done, your celtic autumn is gorgeous!! Congrats on being a model stitcher (what will it entail???). Looking forward to your next post to see your progress xx

Christine said...

Great WIPs, I really like the alternative colours on Celtic Autumn.
The little chicks are adorable.
Good luck with the model stitching

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Good Luck with the Model Stitching! Autumn is looking great and I can't believe I have just become a follower, I have been here before, duhhhhh, too much OOTDS I suppose.
Have yourself a great stitch of a weekend
Be always in stitches.

blueladie said...

Here's my order: I'll take a cuppa! ;) Congratulations on your possible model stitching. I KNOW you will do it. I've seen your stitching up close and personal and it's wonderful! :D Cathryn

Sally said...

Lovely WIPs Mouse.

Good luck with the model stitching :)

Nancy said...

Good luck with the model stitching!! Love your WIP especially Celtic Autumn...know your daughter will love it!! Cute chicks! You are one busy lady!!

Lady Periphaeria said...

Psst, I am waiting for some yummy French overdyed to arrive so I can't get the goodies out before next week. But the yummy floss will be worth the wait!

I've to update your picture to the blog one of these days (work disturbs nice things), love the colours. :)

And your Celtic Autumn makes me want to get all these to my stash! (Which is BIG already! *grin*)

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks smashing Mouse!! Love the chicks. They're so cute. And the color your starting MW with is lovely. Actually, so are you other two colors, lol. And CA is gorgeous! LOL, I guess you didn't know you were doing the set! Maybe you could teach your dd to stitch...

Val said...

Some lovely work there Mouse ... hope the model stitching goes well x

DJ said...

Hey, you've been a busy Mouse lately! Love your stitching, it's all very lovely, and since I've seen your work up close and personal like...I can vouch for you being a wonderful model stitcher!!! Welcome to the star sampler SAL! You are going to LOVE this pattern!! What a wonderful idea to put beads in there...wish I'd thought of that! I loved seeing pictures of your chicks, sooooooooo cute! Celtic Autumn is just lovely! Hope DD2 has a lovely time at her awards evening. You've inspired me...off to stitch! *Hugs*

Jennifer M. said...

Hello from a new follower :)

You look like a busy stitcher LOL. I'm loving that Celtic Autumn piece. I was actually in my local stitch shop today and saw that one all stitched up waiting to be framed. It is so gorgeous.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. Good Luck on the modelstitching. I'm actually a model stitcher also but for another designer from Canada (X's and Oh's). It is quite an experience. I just wish I had more time to devote to it.

Enjoy your weekend. :D

Jennifer

Mylene said...

Lovely WIP's and the Celtic Autumn is looking gorgeous!!
The chicks are just tooo cute!!!

Margaret said...

I love all your stitching! Just beautiful! Hope you get the model stitching post -- that would be so much fun! Love the little chicks. So cute!

Meari said...

Autumn is just stunning! Awwww, cute baby chicks! Pretty flowers, too.

Good luck with your model stitching sample.

Jenny said...

Well, I finally found the Mouse blog and I love it! You have stitches, plants and chickens (!) - who can ask for anything more!?
Those chicks are sooo cute, I just want to reach into my monitor and pick one up to cuddle with. Guess that I'll have to go home and coze with the parrots instead...

The Caltic Autumn is just wonderful. I love the warm and beautiful color scheme. I can understand that it is a nice break to only stitch with a couple of colors in between all the Celtic confetti!

Model stitching sounds so exciting - I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Take care and squeek, squeek!

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Lovely, lovely Celtic Autumn, beautiful colours!

Brigitte said...

Wow, being a model stitcher would be a new stitching adventure. I wish you much luck with your test piece.
The Autumn lady looks gorgeous. I love these Celtic ladies with their wonderful colours.

Beth said...

Hope your darling chick-babies are thriving!

Patches said...

lovely

Lynn B said...

Hi Mouse,

Love Autumn it is beautiful! I have stitched the Christmas version of this pattern and it is gorgeous.

Solstitches said...

Good luck with the modle stitching!
Your Autumn lady is looking lovely and those chicks are so cute.

Margaret