Monday, 19 September 2011

IHSW and i'm stalking the postie again :)

Hi Every one :) hope this finds you all well and been stitching to your hearts content of the weekend of the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend of September..... I was really good and managed to hide away on Friday night and then it went down hill from there hahahaha .. did get loads done on two exchange pieces I am doing... unfortunately can't show you just yet:(
BUT the week before well I can show you lots and yack about lots heheheh SOOOOOO get the kettle on me thinks you are going to need it ..lol


now where was I ahhh yes .... I have been very fortunate these last few days and have won some lovely give aways .. one from Debbie which please forgive me for droooling a wee bit here .. a pair of wonderful blue gingher scissors and a scissor frog will be winging its way across to the mouse house .... a lovely chart off Jane  a bird of happiness and also a prize from Terri for her back to blogging give away ... this also is winging its way to me .... sooo can you see my happy dance  ???
My personal exchange piece is winging its way across the pond too soooo now you can see why I am stalking the postie heheheh ..... he has been very nice to me this week already though as my secret pen pal sent me two of the cutest wee  mice ornaments and some notelets .....(I've sent my letter off to my pen pal and I hope she gets this one ) and also my calender girl parcel of Meg (from the friendly stitchers group) arrived too  ... soo have been drooling over my stash again heheheh


on the sewing front I have completed the making up of the christening cushions and dropped them off as well as doing some making up of stuff for Kath too.... so now I can move a wee bit more in the craft room .. well I could until I went to Michelles..lol ..... Kath asked me if I wanted to go and meet Michelle on Saturday as she was going to pick something up from hers and as I had bought a craft tote from her as well, I could get it early instead of waiting to meet her at Harrogate ... well not being one to miss out on an outing ... off we went to Michelle's house and Chris came too ... I was the map reader again ..lol
we had a lovely time there ... her new conservatory is gorgeous as well as her garden and while I was there gave an improptu sewing lesson ..lol ... we went out for lunch and had a lovely meal at a local carvery before heading back for another cuppa or two and admiring of her stitched pieces and stash too :)
Can't wait for Harrogate to meet up again ... how many sleeps now ???
I got back home to find out that our main computer has developed a fault  NOOOOOOOOOO ..... luckily I had managed to back up quite a lot of my files of work a few days before ... its still all there just won't let us stay on to do anything .........
I've managed to get a bit of stitching done since I got back and hopefully as DH is on nights this week should get a bit done each day and night soooo that I can catch up with everything ....watch this space ......:)


ok hopefully I will be able to upload some pictures soooo fingers crossed as never done this before on here ......
christening cushions finished

from my secret penpal :)

Stocking stitched by Kath made up by me

Fa La La By LHN me and DJ :)

Stitched by Kath made up by me :)
Yeahhhhhhh it did it ..lol ..... I've sent off my PIF to Lynda sooo hopefully it will arrive soon ...
we had our stitching group at the mouse house last Thursday and I managed to get quite a lot done on the Fa La La by LHN ... DJ can you see yourself now ????..lol
before I forget I must let you know that the boys have gone to a new home and are settling well ... they have now got lots of lady friends ;) and my garden can now be put back to some semblance of normality as the boys quite liked a lot of my plants to munch on ..lol my poor hostas are reduced to tiny ragged leaves ....
think this is it for now ..... don't forget about the travelling pattern in my last post ..... you need to comment there if you want to be in with a chance for it ..  well I have just seen the time and it definitely time for this little mouse to go to snooze so I shall say t.t.f.n... take care and happy stitching till next time :) love mouse xxxxx


36 comments:

Bec said...

Oh I love those Christening pillows! They are beautiful!
I love the Dogs lessons for people pillow too. Very nice choice of fabby :)

Margaret said...

Your stitching is lovely! Congrats on so many wins too. Lucky you!

missy said...

Gorgeous stitching.

Barbara said...

So many pretties!!! You have been busy haven't you. :o)
Blessings!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Mouse....you are winning everything!! Congratulations on your wins.

Your stitching is great as always.

Your penpal will be very happy to receive your card I am sure.

Thanks for sharing. Show pics when you receive your goodies. Be sure to give your postie vitamins!!
lol.

I think you have also entered my giveaway, right?

xxxooo
CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

pandy said...

The little mice are soo cute! I love the dog lessons for people pillow. I'd love to do something like that with my cat lessons for people, when I finally get around to stitching it, that is! Take care! :)

Tricia said...

Oooooo, lucky you! I've been drooling over those Gingher scissors. I'm so glad that you won them, though. I know you'll love them!

Heather said...

Wow! You are one lucky gal! ;o) It looks like you had fun stitching and chatting and drinking tea!!

Nancy said...

You have been busy as usual! Those christening cushions are beautiful! Congrats on all the wins too!

Deborah said...

Wonderful wins. Very lucky! The cushions are gorgeous.

lorna said...

wow you have been busy and lucky too winning all those, well done x

butterfly said...

Loads of lovely stitching. And a very lucky girl enjoy your great gifts.

Christine said...

Lots of wonderful stitching there. Congratulations on all your wins, perhaps this would be a good time to buy a lottery ticket?

Thoeria said...

Great stitching! And what super prizes :) You're certainly a lucky little mouse! Poor postie - can just imagine his fright when you jump out from behind a hedge :-P

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! Congratulations on all the wins!!

Lois said...

What nice stitching! Congrats on the giveaway wins!

cucki said...

wow..dear congratulations on all the wins,,a big well done..
and your stitching is so lovely like always..
big hugs and keep well..and happy stitching xx

Denise said...

you're lucky with all those wins! you're stitching looks fab.

Meari said...

The christening pillows are very pretty, Mouse. Lovely stitching... all of it. :)

Michelle said...

Ow wow look at your wins - I loved seeing you at the weekend and I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Here's to Harrogate !!! xx

Susan said...

The christening pillows are beautiful. Can't wait to see your wins.

Carol said...

Isn't it fun to win a giveaway, Mouse? You certainly have had a lucky streak lately--enjoy!!

Very cute pieces--you sure have been busy :)

TinaTx said...

You have been busy! What lovely things you have stitched (and won!)

Are you still doing that rain dance? We haven't had any more since Sunday night.

Kate said...

Lovely update Mouse - congrats on all your recent wins. Those christening pillows are perfect.

Veronica said...

Dang, Mouse, that is a lot of packages you're expecting. I can indeed see why you're stalking the postman. LOL! Love your finishings, especially the Dog Lessons pillow. It's so cute!

DJ said...

Oh Miss Mouse!! I wish I had your talent, you have more talent in your little pinky than I do in my entire body!! LOL Your finishes are lovely, your stitching is amazing (and I do see myself, but I have this blank expression on my face! LOL) So glad to hear your garden is nearly back to normal...and the poor postie, he probably has back problems due to the amount of stuff he delivers to your door! (I would have such a complex if I were him, with all the stalking you do of him!) LOL *Hugs*

Sally said...

Those christening pillows are gorgeous Mouse. Love the L*K pillow too.

Glad you had a fantastic time at Michelle's.

Looks like you'll be stalking your postie for a while:) Mine stopped me yesterday and announced I've got some cross stitch stuff for you!!! How does he know????? Lol!

Mylene said...

You sure the lucky one, congrats with all those wins.
Great stitching too.

Joysze said...

You lucky, lucky girl!! ;) No wonder I've been hearing so many "Mouse" squeals lately. ;) HAHAHAHAHAHA.

How's your puty doing? All fixed and better?

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your wins. Love the christening pillows and stitching.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on all your wins!

Wow! You've been a busy stitcher and finisher ;o) Everything looks great!

Niina said...

Love those pillows, way to go mouse!

Anne said...

Miss lucky Mouse should be your name!! Grats on winning all those lovely gifties!! Your christening pillows are darling. You sure know how to finish!!

PS: I tried responding to one of your comments...but alas...it says "no reply". Not sure if you knew that. If so, thanks for all your lovely comments and good luck with my giveaway...not sure if you need it though...I kid

XoAnne

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Miss Mouse....what a cute name!

So pleased you found me, you’ve got me curious, I wonder how far you are away from here! Pleased you enjoyed the tour of my garden, you’d be welcome any time.

What a busy girl you are.... I really admire you your stitching skills and congratulations on your wins.

Marion - Wales UK

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your wins - lucky girl!!

All of your stitching is beautiful - thanks for sharing!

mdgtjulie said...

Geez, Mouse, I almost don't know where to start, lol. (I guess I'll start at the top and work my way down, lol.) Okay, first off grats on all your non showable progress. I can't wait to see your finishes! Grats on the wins too. I won Kathy's giveaway a while back, and so I haven't been entering very many. It's always fun to drool over stash. The Christening cushions are fabulous. The colors are perfect. They're just flat out gorgeous!! Great job!! Nice that you all had fun at Michelle's house. I love meeting new people (as long as there aren't many of them, or I have social anxiety). Sorry to hear about your computer having a problem. I hope it gets fixed or replaced ASAP. I love the little mice from your pen pal. They're darling. Fa La La looks good, and so does Dog Lessons. I love the fabbies you used for that. Glad the boys are settling in well. (Poor Hostas, lol.) Hope you're having a great week at the mouse house!!