Monday, 1 August 2011

Normal service has resumed for a few days

Hi Every one :) oooo I am sat here in the peace and quiet and I don't have to go any where do anything or get something YEAHHHHH ..... the mouse house is back to normal service at least for a few days .. more on that later
sooooo sit back , grab you cuppa this is going to be a longgggg post .. its that bad I've had to make a list of what I need to put in hahahah
I didn't need to stalk the postie this week but I did receive three lovely surprises:) 1)a lovely long chatty letter from DJ (just love getting those ) have joined parsley's secret pen pal  and have sent mine off already to my partner :)
2) a lovely stuffed mouse ornament from Ally photo later :)
3) the barbecue sauce that Peggy sent me for the other part of my blog win :) and DH said it is" de..lish" also photo later as it came in a fab bottle with a label you just have to read 

Finally got DD and BF into their new house on Friday and boy was I ever glad we made it ... you ought to have seen DD and I at Ikea  trying to get two sofa bed settees into the mouse mobeel !!!... it was soo funny as they were deeper than I thought and the car was 1/2 inch too small to get the both in , in the boxes ... I am sure they had a camera on us laughing  but in they went .. we took one out of the box got all the pieces in and around the other box and collapsed the box up and popped that in as well and drove home !!! were there is a will there is a way hahahaha 
I have been given a stylish blogger award by Rhona of fame :) the rules are simple, thank the person that has awarded it to you "THANKS Rhona"  say seven things about yourself .. now that could be the hard part and give the award to 15 other stylish bloggers 
soooo I have sat and thought and come up with the blogging list ... and please go and visit them and say hi  from me :)
Ally .... coz she keeps me company most nights on FB
Vonna ... Vonna does amazing tutorials 
Lynn B .... and the same goes for Lynn
 Edgar as he is a fantastic stitcher and food and thrift a holic 
Margret ... she stitches amazing samplers and has a cute cat called mia :)

and the rest of my awards go to all the rest on my blog list as I think you are all fantastic and I love going to see you all each day and catch up with all your goings on too :) ( I know a bit of a cop out but I really couldn't choooooseee sorry 
and sooo on to the seven things about me !!
1) born at home in sunny Blackpool
2) I am still the Rose Queen for my church nearly 30 years later 
3) passed my driving test at the grand old age of 40 first time yipppee after riding a bike for quite a few years 
4) love all kinds of stitching and crafting (ok you already knew that bit
5) am slightly colour blind (blues/greens and browns/orange) 
6) used to develop photos for a well known, at the time photographic shop
7) classically trained singer  but a wee bit rusty now :)
so there you have it  a small insight to me :)

here is another cuppa for you if you have made it this far well done .. it gets better hahahah 
I have managed to finish one of the twin samplers and started on the other .. found some buttons that match and got the details confirmed what is required on them and was also asked to do two little hangy ornaments for the christening details on too ... my needles are sure going to be smoking heheh
We had our stitching group last Thursday and I actually managed to get some more stitched on my Poinsettia House whoop they are coming here again this week so don't expect too much stitched then will you
I've kitted up two of my PIF's and also my private exchange with Angela  and I know how I am going to finish them too :) but for obvious reasons can't say atm
I mustn't forget we are dog sitting a chocolate lab for two weeks from Friday eeekkk .. he is only 13mths old and hasn't been trained very much till he got his new owners who have only had him 3 weeks prior to us getting him ... wish me luck 
and finally the best bit .....I have got over 200 followers now:) thank you all for putting up with my ramblings and I must make the best cuppa in town ... hahahah so I have had a little thunk and have decided to stitch a couple of things for  a couple of my followers (won't be done right quick though .... soooo if you wish something stitched by me please leave a comment , say you are a follower and with a way to contact you too (email or blog addy ) and I shall draw  the winners next Monday the 8th of August :)
finished but no buttons
 and that's it finally sooo onto the photos and have included ones of the chicks having a great time out in the back garden :) sorry some are the wrong way round haven't had time to sort them
till next time take care and happy stitching 
love mouse xxxxxxx

showing the buttons

Barbecue sauce and cute card 

poinsettia house LHN

sooo cute  settled well into my stitching chair :)


Pete's Pixie said...

Ooooh the chickies are getting soooo big!!! Can't believe how much they have grown! Ms Mousie looks very well settled in her chair - as long as she remembers to give it up when I visit. Love the progress - everything coming along a treat there. Thanks for the blog heads-up - better get back to chatting to you on FB now lol! Hugs, Ally xxx

Tricia said...

Count me in! I'd love to get something stitched by you! :-) What a fun update. I need to take pictures of last week's work and update my blog today, too!

pam said...

me! me! me! pick me! waving franticly from accross the pond. It is so bad to be like a child. Love your stuffed mouse and some fine stitching too.enjoy the calm of the house. you know where to find me :)

Ali said...

Gosh cant believe how big your chicks are!! Great post - such a busy bee I'll be looking out for you on youve been framed trying to get everything in your car lol. Off for a nosy on all your links xx (York - next time!!) Was hoping to get into the cross stitch shop near the Minster but littlest one had other ideas - grr!!! These pesky kids :-)

Ranae said...

You have a been a busy little mouse, lol
Congrats on the award and the followers.
I would love the enter to receive something stitched by you

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

I would love to enter to win something stitched by you, and if I won maybe I would stitch you something back! :)

Jenny said...

200 followers - that is amazing! Big congrats on a great accomplishment!
Count me in your drawing; I'd love to get a mouse-stitch! ;-)

Shari said...

I had to laugh as I read about you filling the car, anyway you could!!! I did that same thing, buying the furniture for my craft room!!
Love the twins samplers....

Lee said...

I just checked and found I was not among your followers that surprised me, have corrected it now. Please include me in your drawing.
love watching the progress of your chickens I had grandaughters hens to feed the last few days while they were away. Henrietta,lovely black and white speckled one always gets out and meets me on the back lawn when I arrive then follows me around and goes back in at feed time.

Teresa said...

Boy do chicks grow fast.
Love the little lamb with the flower buttons.
Your 7 things about you is always fun to find out. A singer, very interesting.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Teresa said...

You have to check out this blog. It gives you something to try on the chicks

butterfly said...

Wow 200 followers,and well done on your award.

SOOOO Would love something stitched from yoooo.

Barbara said...

Ah Mouse, everything about your blog just makes me smile. I love the pics of the little cute. Count me in your drawing. I would love to have something stitched by the "Mouse" across the pond.

Margaret said...

What a wonderful, newsy post! I love that you're a classically trained singer -- how cool is that!

I'd love to win something from you, so yes, count me in. I'm a follower too.

And thank you for choosing me for the award. You're so sweet to do so! Mia is very flattered to be mentioned too. :D

Catherine said...

What a great update! It was fun reading your 7 tidbits! Cute pics of the chicks.

Anyone would love to have something stitched by you - congrats on your followers!!

Bec said...

Your stitchings are lovely and the Mouse is just gorgeous.

Haha good luck with dog sitting. At 13 months he will be a handful!

I would love to enter into your giveaway, please count me in :)
Congrats on getting 200 followers!! wow!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, long post (as usual, lol). I'm so glad you have pop up comments, so I can go back and look to make sure I don't forget anything I wanted to say!!! They're looking more like chickens now and less like babies. Still cute though!! Your mouse is darling. PH is really coming along! Love the bbq sauce label, lol. All the love you'll ever need is too funny! Cute sheep too. Love the colors in that! Grats on all the followers. I've been one for a while now, as you know :p Can't wait to see your ornies too. Blue, green, and orange are some of my fave colors. I would so miss them if I couldn't see them right!! I would have loved to be a classically trained singer, but when I got asthma, my breath control turned to crap, so I had to drop out. I still sing along with the radio though. I already follow all the blogs you mentioned except one, so I'm off to check that one out. Thanks for the tip!! Grats on the award too. Glad you got your daughter into her house (and the couches into your car, lol). And finally, I'm glad the postie brought you such nice things!

Thoeria said...

Congrats on the 200 followers! That's quite a bit :-) Love your little mouse - adorable!

Thoeria said...

Oh and forgot to add - please enter me in your lovely draw!

Stitching Kath said...

loving the birth samplers, i kept meaning to ask to have a look at them. the cute mouse is ace.

i would love something stitched by you perhaps i have some evenweave here that you could stitch it on lol

hope to see you thursday if my back allows. x

cucki said...

wow..sweet chicks are grown so big...your stitching is very lovely and the mouse is simply so cute..
congratulations on getting 200 followers..i am so happy for you.
please count me in for your giveaway..i so much wanted something stitched from you..i am praying hard for this..
love and hugs
cucki xx

Susan said...

Isn't it great to have nothing to do and all day to do it in? I can picture your IKEA adventure so vividly- I always think my car is bigger than it really is. The stuffed mouse is too cute and you're coming right along with your Poinsetta House. The Hubs is still jealous of your chickens...

Sally said...

Your stuffed mouse is so sweet and I love your progress on PH.

I bet you had great fun at Ikea!! Lol!

I would love to enter your giveaway please. It would be so nice to be in with a chance to have something stitched by you.

Meari said...

Those little chickies are growing up fast!

Sounds like you've had an interesting week. Would've loved to see ya'll stuffing those boxes in the mobeel, lol.

Congrats on 200 followers. I am one :) Would love to have something stitchy.

Your WIPs look great.

Heth said...

Congrats on 200 followers... so pleased I am one! lol... reading your posts always cheers me up, and makes me want to do more stitching. Love these little chicks!
happy stitching

Nancy said...

You lead such a busy life! Good luck with the dog sitting, a lab at 13 months is a very energetic dog!! Love your stitching and would love to receive something from you, so please enter me in your giveaway please!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Mouse, you have already sent your penpal something.... you are quick!
I still have to. I also have to send $3.00 to someone for a chart I have wanted for ages that I just found. Tomorrow, I will do both.

Busy, life mouse. You are so funny!! Your mousemobile sounds just like my car. LOL. Too small & too expensive for its own good.

Wanted to tell you that I love the buttons on your header, they look just like a mouse! Who comes up with these cute ideas????? I am in dire need of a mascot and draw a BLANK all the time.

Congrats on your 200th follower. I just made 51 and I am excited. I can just imagine you are breaking out the cheese for all to share.

Have a great day!

Carol said...

I loved reading your list of seven things, Mouse--very interesting :) And what a nice group of packages arrived at your home. I'll bet Peggy's BBQ sauce was extra special!

Hand-stitched gifts are the best--I'd love to be entered into your giveaway :) Thanks for the chance!

Lissanne said...

Love your stitching, the lamb in the middle is adorable! So you are a Queen, and a classically trained singer, so cool!! Would love to have something stitched by you!

Dog sitting a chocolate lab! Whew I bet he is a handful, or a pawful, lol, of energy! Chicks are growing quick now. Tell them to turn and grin for us followers, lol!!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the followers! Your stitching is wonderful. I loved reading about you--fun to find out more about the mouse behind the blog. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Nancy in IL said...

oooo, Mouse - what a lovely, newsy post! I adore a visit to your blog to see what you've been up to. When I saw your chicks, it made me cry - brought up longtime memories of when I was a child in a different world, southern Texas, in an amazing different time. My girlfriend and I had 4 chicks, 2 yellow and 2 black, and we named them extraordinarily unique names (Zorro, Tar Baby, Itchy, and can't remember the last), then one hot day, they disappeared, and the mystery remains to this day.

Anyway, a visit to your blog is a delight and can even bring tears. Thanks so much for the fun, and please enter me. I would treasure anything stitched by you!

Niina said...

Lovely chickens :) And great progress again! Thank you for a hint and I could take part of your 200 followers party...

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

This is how far behind I got during the week that I've only just read this post!
Count me in for the draw please.
I love the mouse-stitching.