Friday, 30 September 2011

Lights camera action :)

Hi every one :) ooooo its been really warm here at the mouse house ... the washing line has been full every day with billowing sheets drying in the glorious Autumn sunshine ... long may it last .... my freckle s have almost joined together to make a lovely tan heheheh 
well I can at last show you some of the stuff I've been working on yippppeeeeee :)
soooo grab your cuppa and sit back to watch the show ...lol


I  left you last week with the start of my Autumn Challenge Sampler from the Samplermaker group...... well on Wednesday I finished it..... VBG :)  ... I stitched it on a 28 count peachy creamy beige even weave from my stash using Anchor threads and a tiny wee bit of DMC 930 for the birds ...... If you want a copy of the chart and the no's I've used just email me :) .... it just needs a wee bit of tweaking as I noticed I'd moved the alphabet at the bottom one stitch to the left too much ....  ho hum still learning this designing lark heheheheh


 I also finished my needle book for Ally and sent it on its merry way and as she has got it I can now show you that too :) I stitched her Autumn treasures a freebie from the rainbow gallery designed by Erica Michaels using a piece of gold sparklie unknown linen using threadworx and Steph francis Silk in autumnal colours whipped stitched together with quilt wadding inside and a coordinating felt for her to pop her needles on too :) She adores it another big PHEW heheeh


Sally got the travelling pattern safely and has made a good start on it last time I looked ..lol so bob on over to see how she is getting on :)

Lynda finally received my PIF and loves it too  PHEW again ..lol  so another photo for you to drool over heheheh this was stitched on a piece of mocha ? linen using the same threadwork thread as Ally's needle book  and finished off into a wee pillow with autumnal fabric .....the chart was a freebie from another blog and I wish I could remember who it was so I can say thanks for it ..... if any one recognises it please let me know :)


on the stitching front I've also stitched the little freebie that daffy cat was offering on her blog called ladybug smile and I've stitched it to sent to America to the Attic Needlework shop so that they can raise funds to help cure breast cancer ... it only took a couple of hours to do so I shall be stitching another one or two and make them up into little cushions :)  this is my plan for the weekend ...all being well as you all know the best laid plans of mice and men ..lol


we had the stitching group at Bev's this week and I managed to get quite a bit done on the Poinsettia House by LHN  .. sorry no photo on this one as just realised and its too dark in here to take one now DOH !!!!! will bob it up next time :) ...... I have quickly started the next sections of the Romantique SAL today and have almost got part 19 ( I think ) done  but again its waaaaay to late to take a photo ...... I have been struggling to get the post up as I've had to move onto the new updated blogger interface and though a wee bit strange am getting more used to it ...... this may change ..lol


DH has just brought me a cuppa in :)  oooo yeah we are going away this next week for a couple of days to Scarborough all being well .... just the two of us :) looking forward to a fish and chip supper on the prom heheheh


I have decided only to do the 15 challenge pieces next year as thought if I did the 31 I wouldn't be able to stitch anything for any one else ..... I am hopefully going to go  through my stash this weekend as I try and tidy up in here and pick the pieces and then figure out what fabric and threads I need to get after going through the mouse house stash piles :)...... all being well there shouldn't be too much to get heheheh ... but as we are going to Harrogate Show again this back end of November I can pick up what I need extra from there :)


Ok sooooo are you ready for the show ??????? ......... here you go some photos for you to peep at :)
Ally's needle book

Autumn Sampler Challenge peice

Daffys cats freebie stitched for fund raising

Lynda's PIF
So there you go folks :) hope you have enjoyed the show and all being well there will be some more piccy updates next time :)
t.t.f.n and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxxx

53 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I love all your stitching! You've been busy! Lucky you to go off for a while with your DH by yourselves. Have a great time!

Sarah said...

What lovely finishes! I love the fabric for Lynda's PIF. Didn't daffycats freebie stitch up well? I have it on my stitch list.

Have a great weekend!

Tricia said...

You've been a busy girl! I look forward to seeing which pieces you pick for next year!

Barbara said...

You have been a very busy little Mouse and everything has turned out so pretty!!!
Blessings!!

socialsue said...

The ladybug is sure cute! All of your stitchings are great! I need to learn how to make a needlebook one of these days! Love the one that u made for Ally!
Have a great time at the Harrogate Show!!!!!

Parsley said...

Had to leave a comment and say WOW to all your stitchy work. WOW WOW WOW!

Teresa said...

You have been quite the busy mouse. Love all the finishes.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Ooh--such lovely pieces, Mouse! And how nice to contribute to the breast cancer auction, too! Your little ladybug on the daisy is sure to bring some lucky bidder a smile :)

April Mechelle said...

Mouse, Those are so cute !!! You have been busy!!!

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely finishing! Enjoy your time away with your husband. :)

Nancy said...

Lovely stitching and finishing! My favorite is that Autumn Sampler though, love the colors! Have fun with your hubby on your getaway!

Myra said...

Fabulous finishes! I love your design for the challenge, such gorgeous colors.

Mindi said...

All of the stitched pieces are wonderful, but I really love your Autumn Challenge piece. It turned out fantastic.

Deborah said...

Your challenge sampler is beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching you have been busy. Love the Autumn Sampler Challenge well done xx

Ali said...

Ohhh they are all gorgeous - the needle book colours look lovely. Have a fab time in Scarborough - we were thinking of taking the kids to the sealife centre - so you never know might see you - lol. Are you going to Harrogate in November??

butterfly said...

All your work looks great, you have been busy.
Enjoy this fab weather,and your weekend.
Would love the Autumn chart to its so nice.

cucki said...

wow..they are all so lovely..i love them so much..
hugs cucki xx

Maggie said...

Great finishes!

have a lovely time in Scarborough, hope the weather stays lovely for you :-)

Lesleyanne said...

All of your stitching is lovely. Hope you have a lovely time away in Scarborough - love that neck of the woods.

Anonymous said...

Please be aware of copyright. You are not able to blatently offer copies of charts unless you have specifically designed it yourself.

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Mouse! I am sitting here with a nice cup of tea and reading your blog and wondering how on earth you manage to get all this stitching done! You have been a very busy mouse! Hope you have a lovely break away from home!

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Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching! They all look wonderful!

pandy said...

That Summer challenge piece is amazing! I love the colours :) Don't tempt me with another chart! :D Have a nice time away. :)

Ruth said...

Love your pieces they are fabalous. Hope you enjoy your few days away. Good luck with picking the challenge pieces, I'm doing this challenge on fb and like you this is the only one I'm doing.

Karen said...

Love your Challenge piece... very pretty for autumn. Your needle has certainly been busy...

happy stitching....

Denise said...

Your stitching and finishing look awesome! Cute little ladybug!

Sally said...

Wow, Mouse, you have been a very busy girl! I love everything you've been stitcher. Love that challenge piece and Daffycat's lady bug is so sweet!

Almost done with the TP:) Today should see me finish it:) It would have been finished by now but I had to take off to bed earlier than usual on Thursday due to vertigo- yuck!

Marjorie said...

All are beautiful but I just love your Autumn Sampler challenge piece! You are really inspiring me to get off my duff and finish mine. Have a great weekend!

Sari said...

Lovely stitching. Daffys cats freebie looks really nice!

Cindy said...

Hello Mouse :D....i am always amazed at how much you get done each week! Beautiful stitching and lovely finishes all of them .... have a great week :D and also thanks for the heads up on the freebies....as a new person to blogland...i am so enjoying all the new 'ideas' to me that all of you show!

Beth said...

Oh Mouse - your autumn sampler challenge piece is a delight! I'm also in love with the colors you used for Lynda's PIF - wonderful work!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Your finishes are so beautiful! Love the little mouse! Thank you for sharing.
Cathy

Rhona said...

Oh Mouse! You have been busy.Love all you finishes...as always! Daffycat's design stitched up wonderfully, and will look grat made up in to little cushions.So, another busy weekend for you!

Astrid's dragon said...

Hmm, I think you need something to keep you busy...not! Of course it all looks fab, love the Autumn Sampler.

BTW, can we please have our weather back? I'm already tired of the rain and cold! ;)

Bec said...

Wow, Gorgeous stitchings! They are all so beautiful, Mouse! :)

The mouse with the needle book finish is just so adorable!

Charity C. said...

Very lovely finishes! They are so gorgeous to look at and drool over! LOL! ope you and your hubby have a fun trip!

Lois said...

Love all the stitching! I think we've been the only part of the UK who hasn't been enjoying the record temps!!! It's been raining here the last few days! Enjoy your couple of days in Scarborough, hope the weather stays good and enjoy those fish and chips!

Christine said...

Great stitching, I love the autumn sampler.
Have fun in Scarborough

Vinniey said...

Love all your finishes, Mouse! They are all so lovely and so beautifully stitched. Have a wonderful trip to Scarborough!

Ivana said...

Beautiful site, I will go watch!
Ivana

Susan said...

Beautiful finishes! Safe travels!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches mouse!! Love your challenge piece!

DJ said...

Wow, Mouse, you have some lovely stitching there, and your finishing is fabulous!! I need lessons!! It's great that you are stitching something to raise funds, that's what I admire about you, Mouse, you have a great heart! *Hugs*

Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness Mouse, your needles are certainly smoking! :) Everything is just beautiful (and I love the little mouse sitting with the needlebook.) Sooo cute!! Have fun in Scarborough.

Thoeria said...

Lovely finishes mouse! you've certainly been busy!

Anne said...

You've been a busy little mouse haven't you?!!! Love that needlebook, it's just perfect!! The Autumn Sampler is cute too. I really like that owl on the key, like he's holding it in his talons. Sharon's freebie is adorable and that pillow is beautiful too!!

Mmm, just had a cup of pumpkin chai tea :D

Joysze said...

I love them all... but my favorite??? The mouse!!! HAHAHA, he's too cute!!! :D

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've been so busy - and lovely finishes! I see you plan to be again next with challenges, too. I think I'm too fickle to try that! Thanks for sharing your pieces!

Meari said...

You've been a busy, busy stitcher! They all look great. Enjoy your weekend away with DH.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are some fantastic stithces mouse!

Val said...

Lovely work there Mouse .... have a nice break away .... x

Val

Pete's Pixie said...

I loves my needlebook I do xxxx It will be used for very special projects. Hope you've had a smashing time in Scarborough. The sun actually shone up here today. No holding my breath for tomorrow though. Watch the postie next week - will keep you updated. Big hugs, Ally xxx