Sunday, 24 July 2011

Stalking the postie and other tall stories :)

My blog win goodies :)
HI Everyone :) question of the week ... can a stitcher get done for stalking the postie ?????  seriously I got confirmation that my order from 123stitch .com was shipped out a week last Tuesday to the mouse house and I figured that a week and a bit would get it to me ... Tuesday came and went , Wednesday too... Thursday I was getting really worried and moaned to my stitcher friends who came over (more on that later ) and Friday  .. well lets say Friday was a BRILLLLLL day as my goodies arrived YEAHHHHH :)
still drooling over them and deciding which to put on my must do first pile :) thank you very much Peggy :) ... 
my postie is relieved too hahahahah ... good job I've know him for 12 + years heheheh 
so what have I been up to this week I hear you ask .... well grab your cuppa and a biscuit or two as here goes :)

Mary Wigham update 
As you may well remember  DD2 and BF had been looking for a new place to live and thankfully we have found a lovely two up two down house with a small garden in town so they can easily get to their respective jobs etc ..... so my days have been spent sorting stuff out .. going shopping with DD for all new house stuff as the house before had everything in it ... and trying to clean and sort new house out as well as waiting in for plumbers and joiners who have yet to materialise with the said stuff for the jobs to be done !!! enough said on that *sigh .. I did think on and took some stitching with me and managed to do a wee bit on Mary Wigham while I had the chance ..lol 


I finally managed to post my summer biscornu to kate  on Wednesday and she has received it and loves it phew ..lol so I can now show you piccies of it :) It is a freebie from http://sablaise.over-blog.com/  and it was really quick to stitch up too :0.... Kate is in the process of doing mine so I will show you as soon as it turns up .. her mum is unwell at the moment and she is rather busy with everything soo I am happy to wait honest ..lol :)
Thursday and Friday this week passed with lots in to do with the house but I have to announce that DD1 is now the proud owner of a red rover 25 with the apt name of wait for it.... "Dracula" ....  my car is now the mouse mobile ..lol .... the new car is being driven at every opportunity and DH has been out and about in it with her,giving motorway lessons and general take me here for this and that ..lol ... It is really nice for her to be out and about under her own steam and now we have a taxi for those nights out heheheheh.


see how much i got stitched !!!
Thursday night I had the stitcher's group at the mouse house and we had such a laugh and talked till the cows came home , drank lots of tea and they got to see the mouse 's stitch room and I warned them I would have to frisk them before they left ahahahahah  .. I did  manage to get a wee bit of stitching done ... Fa on the fa la la ornament ..lol  ooooo and we got to see two hedgehogs that night as we were saying goodbye .. Chris was sooo impressed to see them:)


Saturday was spent at the new house delivering the furniture and other bits and bobs from the mouse house and sorting  stuff out  and we had a rare night with all of us eating a well deserved Indian ....checking out the new local takeaways ..lol and it was very yummy toooo 
you really didn't think I would show you ..lol
Soooo that finally brings us to today :) and do you know what I did ??????  apart from putting the kettle on of course heheheh .. yup you guessed it stitched .. and I worked all day on the Stitch bitch challenge competition piece sooooo do you want to see what I've been stitching then ???? heheheh .. those are my initials  ..lol


think this is the cockerel first born
After my tea I did a wee bit on the first of the twin samplers and that's what I am going to concentrate on this week.... I have decided what I am going to stitch for my private exchange with Angela  and will be bobbing into town tomorrow to get a few threads I haven't got to get it started :)
are you still with me ????  not much more to show and tell now ..lol .... 
little silkie and best friend
the wee birdies are just over a month and exactly a month old today  and are doing fine .. they love being outside just not the going ..lol you ought to hear their cries when we take one of them out of the cage till they are all together  so here are some photos from today :)
well that's my week in a nut shell .... Thea from the Victoria Sampler group fame was asking if I was anywhere near finishing to start something new from her charts and I am pleased to say YESSS ..lol I was thinking of starting the winter box as soon as I have got the fabric and threads together ... just need to find them amongst the stash I've got :) and I was thinking of may be starting the Heirloom Christmas sampler but that will depend on whether I have a piece of fabric big enough as that may have to wait until November when I got to Harrogate :)
ok I think that is all my news for now .... if I think of anything else will add to it next week ... the kettle has gone on again as it is time for my bedtime cuppa :) so I shall say good night one and all :0 take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx


42 comments:

Fiona said...

oo mouse, sounds like youhave been very busy lately, the chicks look so sweet and I love that biscornu, may have to make one for myself! When are you goign to Harrogate, I will be there on the Friday :)

Pete's Pixie said...

Sorry just wiping the drool off the keyboard .... love those charts you got yummmm. Love that biscornu too - lucky Kate. I might just have to try it for myself one of these days. Wish I had been there for the stitching night in - especially as I love hedgehogs :) Nice progress; hope Amy n Aaron get settled in properly soon. Hugs, Ally xxx

Glenna said...

What a lovely biscornu--beautifully stitched and assembled. Your week sounds a bit tiring, but fun!

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

What a fun week! The biscornu is cute.
My postman delivers about 3.15 (just as I'm doing the school run) which is really annoying as you wait all day looking at the letterbox!

marly said...

Nice stitching and finishing job on your biscornu. Poor little birdies are afraid to be alone!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've had a busy week. So glad your package of goodies arrived... great picks. Love the biscornu... so pretty.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, Mouse, you're always so busy!! Glad you got your new stash. It's always fun to get new things!!! (Plus it's fun stalking the postie, lol.) Mary Wiggins looks good, but it's hard to see that pink against the fabby. Biscornu is pretty too. Love the colors. And hey, any progress is progress. Tease, lol. Chicks are cute as always. Soon they'll be getting their adult feathers!! Hope you get the new house all sorted and ready by the move in date! And I hope the move goes smoothly!

Parsley said...

What wonderful goodies!! Love the LHN patterns. Oh my and your biscornu is perfect! So pretty.

Your DD drives 'Dracula'? How funny!

Have a lovely week sweet friend. Hugs and squeaks.

Catherine said...

Oh my! You do stay busy!! Love your biscornu - very pretty!!

Have a wonderful week!

Karen said...

Oooohhh....you got some great stash! I can see why you were stalking the postman.

Love your biscornu...so dainty!

happy stitching...

Shari said...

wow, can I come & play in your new stash!?!?! You got some really great stuff......I have been eye balling the Millicent chart...I love the saying on it!!!!

Margaret said...

Wow, busy busy! Glad DD et al are settled now, biscornu is sent (and gorgeous!), and stash arrived (yay!) Nice stash and all!

Susan said...

I am tired just reading about everything you did this week!! Love the new stash and I'm sure your postman will forgive you for your intense interest in his activities the last few days. 8-)

Jennifer M. said...

You certainly have been a busy lady Mouse. I'm sure your DD is very excited about the new house. You all sound like you will be very busy with that for a little bit.

The chickies are adorable. Can't wait to see more progress on your projects.

Enjoy your week!

Jen in Miami

Barbara said...

Wow, you had one busy week. Your stitching is always so pretty and I also stalk my mailman. He seems to know when I'm waiting for something because that he usually brings to my door instead of placing it in the box. He's such a dear!! I always enjoy reading your posts.
Blessings!

DJ said...

So happy to hear your goodies arrived...and now you can stalk the postie again as I've sent a letter! You've answered half the questions in my letter though, in this one blog post! LOL What a lovely biscornu!! I hope things slow down for you soon and that you get a chance to get more stitching done! *hugs*

Daffycat said...

What an awesome week, Mouse!

I love the biscornu you stitched for Kate. It is so pretty and delicate ~ well done.

Deborah said...

The biscornu is beautifyul! Wonderful ne stash.

Lesleyanne said...

You have got some gorgeous new stash. Love the Book Store. A lovely biscourni for Kate. You have been very busy hope your daughter settles into her new home well.

Ali said...

Busy, busy - again!! Lol you'll wear yourself out - gorgeous biscornu and fab stash winnings cant wait to see them made up xx

Heth said...

Love your biscornu, and what cute little chicks. My postie gets 'stalked' on a regular basis but seems to like it!! lol.. so exciting to open up new stash, even when you know what should be in there. Look forward to seeing what stitching you update this week. hugs Heather

cucki said...

well done dear biscornu is really very lovely.and very great stash,,i love LHN charts so much too..
chicks are growing so lovely too..
keep well dear xx

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

I love your biscornu, I will make one one of these days, I think I might jsut copy you! :)

And who doesn't love a bit of postie stalking (although my postmn is a slightly terrifying polish lady who is enver as pleased to see me as I am to see her)

Bienvenue... said...

What a nice new stash!
Love your biscornu...
Bisxxx

Nancy said...

Reading about your week has made me need a nap! lol Sounds like a great busy time for you! Love the new stash and the biscornu!

Jenny said...

What a great post!
Love you stithing "teasers" and the stash pile. Yum!
My absolute favorite pic; Silkie perching with buddy - too cute!

Kate said...

I'm tired just reading what you have been up to!
I can vouch that the biscornu is even nicer IRL! Thanks again Mouse - your's shouldn't be much longer.

Stitching Noni said...

Stalking the postie! Love it!! I know what's like to be waiting for something to arrive in the mail - just seems to take forever sometimes!
What cute chicks.... How do you keep up with everything! Enjoy your cuppa - I think it's time I put the kettle on and settled down with one too! Tea is such a good companion to all things stitchy and non stitchy!

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Christine said...

Great new stash, and I'm glad the postman can sleep more easily now ;D
Beautiful biscornu, and the chicks are adorable, they are starting to look like proper little hens now rather than just balls of fluff

Sally said...

Lovely new stash Mouse. I wonder if we could get arrested for stalking our postmen??!!! Lol!

Lovely biscornu and WIPs. Wish I knew some stitchers here so I could set up a stitching group. I like the craft group I go to but it would be so much nicer if we were all stitchers!

Joy said...

I have a confession that will make you feel better. I totally stalk the post man when I am expecting new stash. I look every day, even though I know its impossible for the package to arrive the next day. A girl only hope. Your work is fabulous!!!!!! I can't wait to see more.

Lissanne said...

Oh mouse, you are so busy doing all these projects, plus stalking, lol!! I can't wait to see more of your work and your posts are so funny and cute! I just want to cuddle those little chicks, they are so adorable!

TinaTx said...

I've been known to stalk the mailman a time or two myself!
Sounds like you are keeping busy!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Looking forward to seeing what you stitch up!

Thoeria said...

You've certainly been a busy one! Love the new stash (I've banned myself from 123stitch :-0 )- looks so tempting! And the biscornu is really sweet!

Gabi said...

Getting stalked is being compensated in the postie salary!!!! (I stick with that no matter what...lol)
LOVE your new stash...all of it.
The Summer biscornu looks great, Kate must be thrilled.
Your Wip's look great too.

Myra said...

Love your goodies. The mouse house has been very busy this week. :o) Beautiful biscornu and I just love the cute chicks.

Justflo said...

What a busy time you've had. Lovely biscornu. Sounds as though it's time to put your feet up for a rest!!!

By the way .... I didn't get you email :(

So sorry.

Dani - tkdchick said...

As usual you're very busy!

Your biscornu looks great and so do your WIPs!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Mouse, I have been searching for your blog for days!! I found it!! Love it!!

The biscornu is verry pretty.
You have been busy...

You quilt too, I see. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. It means alot to me.

CSQ

Solstitches said...

Lovely new stash and the biscornu is very pretty.
Stitcher's group at the Mouse House sounds like a lot of fun.
Margaret

Mary Ann said...

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