Monday, 31 October 2011

Stitching SPOOKS n GHOULS eeekkkkk

 Hi every one :) first of all Happy Halloween to every one however you celebrate it or not as the case may be :0
Ok where to start .... ohhh go on then I'll get the kettle on .... cup cake with it ????
kettle is filled and on and  bubbling away merrily ..
The week started with a finish YIPPPPPEEEEEE.. no 13 /15 to be exact..... poinsettia house by LHN ... the last stitches went in on Tuesday night .. unfortunately the piece was un ironed when I took the photo, as we had started to get the Halloween props out and ready for the BIG party on Saturday night :) 
I have also put some more stitches into Winter whites but am not sure I took an update photo as I have slept since then 
my craft room was slowly emptied from then on and cooooo I forgot  how big the room actually is hahhahahah .. my stuff is spread through out the house in the bedrooms the attic and the garage and that was only what was on the floor , the work top, the window ledges and the shelves ....mmmm do you think I might have a craft addiction ???
I got a real shock on Thursday .. we had the stitching club here so that they could see some of the decorations..... as DD1 and her friend K had started to put them out .... we were merrily stitching away when both DD's n DH came in, after going out for a McDonalds, with a MacALLY !!!!!  DD1 had arranged for her to come down and stay for a few days especially for the party WOOOOO HOOOOO :)

Friday was a veryyyyyy lonnnnnng day shifting stuff and hanging stuff up and occasionally stopping for a tea break ... there were four of us doing this and DD2 was baking yummy flapjacks and cup cakes ...... can 't remember what else we did as brain has gone for a 

Saturday the day of the party dawned very early as none  of us had a really good nights sleep as we were soooo excited ... ?? and there were lots still left to do .... I had to find my sewing machine to do some alterations on part of DD1's costume and stick something onto DH's ... Ally was making tea and catching up on emails to make sure we were up to date with all activity on our groups ... she later iced all the cupcakes with butter cream icing in white and dark chocolate .....I went round and took some before photo's while I was at it  too :)

Karen and her DH turned up with the star of the show Freddie who had his own costume and she got straight in and helped with any thing she could :) 
I received some goodies from a blog win (sorry no photo :(  but if you go to  and have a scoot down a wee bit you will see what I won :)
the guests started arriving early and the party got under way in full swing for many an hour and there was music, laughter, karaoke and quite a few screams from peeps finding the scary bits around the house .......
DD1 and K did a fantastic job in the dining room ... they hung ooodles of black bin liners fringed so that you could get through them .. in circles from the ceiling and blacked out everything in there ... the only light was from the UV lights and the animated objects that were sensor activated ...... it took us ages to figure out how to get through and we kept ducking and that was in daylight .... when the guests came it really was pitch black and  caused much merriment :)
every one had a fantastic time and complimented DD1 on throwing such a fabulous party ..... it was with great reluctance  that folks began to drift home in the wee small hours of the morning .
Sunday Ally and I went round mine sweeping all the abandoned bottles , plastic cups and left over food in a bid to get some normality??? back in the mouse .... one huge brown bin full later of bottles  we made it hahahaha
we then collapsed and chilled for the rest of the day (some more so than others eh Ally in her defence she is poorly with a chest infection so I let her off ;)

Sooo Halloween day arrives and it took another 5 of us to take everything down , change light bulbs,  hoover up and then we had a hilarious game of Darts ... please check out the mouse skills photo below !!!
we decided to have a fish and chip supper as a reward for all our hard work and then the girls entertained us with the Karaoke again

All in all we have had a fabulous few days .... the down side is no stitching can be done for a few days now as I and DH redecorate the craft room and then I have to get it all back in some semblance of order eeeekkkkkk  wish me lots of luck ... I think I am going to need it

well there we have it for today folks ... so glad you have kept up with me heheh and the photos are on their way in a mo .... if you have a sensitive nature look away now hahahah 
still tidying and the beers moving in

poinsettia house no 13 finish

winter whites lhn have done more to this since

I've moved out and beer moved in

enchanted living room 


my bathroom eeekkkk

wicked witch

some of the guests

on our front garden
Karen , Ally n mouse


time warp
Little bat
My brilliant shot :)
well that is all for now folks :) hope you have had a wonderful weekend .... take care and hope you all have a great stitching week :)
love mouse xxxxxxxxxxxx


BeckySC said...

Girl...your post wore me out..LOL! ALL the party goers look very festive!!
Your stitching looks great :)
((hugs dear mouse))

Ali said...

Wow!! The party looks great love the bath!!! not forgetting your stitching that looks fab too xxx

Ranae said...

Wow! that party sure looks like fun
That bathtub looks spooky
Yay! for finish #13, two more to go
Happy and safe Halloween
I hope its all treats and no tricks

Cindy said...

hehe....looks like a great time! and how wonderful for your friend to come too! get some rest and good luck getting everything back together!

Denise said...

Forget the party - I want to see the craft room again! Wow girl you've got tons of fun stuff!

That party is off the hook. Lots of fun was had!

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy Halloween to you too! Love your bathroom - it looks like straight from Alfred Hitchock movie!

EvalinaMaria said...

Oops! Spooky typo... I mean from Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Shari said...

wow, what a party.....hope you have recovered by now...

Barbara said...

It looks like a grand time was had by all and the bathroom reminds me of Psyco (sp?). And Poinsetta House is beautiful even wrinkled. LOL

butterfly said...

What a party, looks like you had fun.
I remember party's like that a few years ago now.
Happy Halloween.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

What fun, appears that all had fun.
Love all the decorations and drinks. Of course can't leave out the stitching you have gotton done either. Great job.

Listochek said...

Happy Halloween:)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wow... looks like you had a fabulous party. Happy Halloween.

Sarah said...

Wow that bath is truly scary!!! Looks like you had a great time. Lovely LHN finish too :)

pandy said...

What a fun time you had! Share the cupcakes, will you? :D

Nancy said...

Looks like you all had a fun party! Love your stitchy finish!

DJ said...

Happy Halloween, Mouse! Looks like a good time was had by all! (Where's Stew in the blonde wig?) Thanks to the one picture I now have "Let's do the time warp again" running through my head *throwing toilet paper in the air*. LOL Nice pic of you, Karen and Ally! Lovely stitching, and congratulations on your finish (I love that pattern!!), your win, and your outstanding shot in darts! LOL *Hugs*

Beth said...

Looks like a wonderful party Mouse! 13 out of 15 finishes - wow! That is impressive!

marly said...

Now that's a Halloween party! You thought of everything and did it well. You had me at the flapjacks and cupcakes, even without the party!

Michelle said...

Wow wow wow what a party that looked. See I knew I had to live nearer and you did want to sort your craft room out - can't think of a better way than filling it with beer and then re-filling it with your stash again! Stitching is lovely Mouse - not long to Harrogate xx

Thoeria said...

Those cupcakes look absolutely delicious!!! I'll definitely have one - or 2 or 3 .... :-)
The party looks like so much fun - makes me wish that Halloween was bigger out here! The decorations look great!
Can't believe that in all that madness and fun you managed to get some stitching done! You deserve another cupcake for that! :-P

Bec said...

Your party sounds like it was a blast! :)
Love the decorations, and those cupcakes look oh so delious.
And your guests costumes were fantastic!

Congrats on your finish and your excellent accuracy with the darts :)

Christine said...

Looks like a great party, I had to laugh at your shower curtain. That is EXACTLY the kind of thing my girls would do while I was out.
Great finish on Poinsettia House

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwww great party..looks like lots of fun.
happy halloween dear xxx

Susan said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! Good luck getting your craftroom put back together. When I moved, I was shocked at how much I had crammed into mine! Good thing The Hubs wasn't there to help me pack or I'd get the evil eye everytime I ordered something! Congratulations on a wonderful finish 13 of 15! Amazing dart shot!!

Terri said...

Looks like the party of the year! Love the Poinsettia House!

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Mouse, it looks like everyone had a fab time!! Love all your piccys. Grats on the finish, and on the progress. You're almost finished with your CJC. That's awesome. I know one person that has finished, and about ten others that are not even close, lol. I'm so glad you and Ally and Karen were able to get together. In the piccy of the three of you, who's the skinny minney? I'm jealous!

mdgtjulie said...

BTW, I forgot to say the costumes look great!!

Sally said...

What a fantastic party Mouse! I bet everyone had a great time!

Lovely progress on Winter Whites and Poinsettia House is gorgeous:)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

And I thought we went all out around here! Your place looked awesome. Love your costume too!!

Jenny said...

Wow - what a fabulous party! You guys relly did go all out on this one! My favorite "interior decoration" is your bathroom - that shower-curtain is simply great!
Congrats on another great finish too. Poinsettia House is a real beauty - can't wait to see how prettily your Paperwhites will be. And you are doing fantastically - 13 out of 15 - wow!

Lisa Dunn said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun at your party! I enjoyed seeing your witchy self. :o)

Poinsettia House is very pretty.

Mylene said...

Sounds like you all had fun!!

TinaTx said...

Cool pics!
Are you getting that painting done?

Catherine said...

That settles it, next year I'm comin' to your house for Halloween!

Lois said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!!!

Carol said...

Oooh what a great party you gave, Mouse!! I can tell from everyone's smiles what a good time they had!!

Love your Poinsettia House finish, too :)

Veronica said...

Looks like it was quite the party. Glad you had a fabulous time.


Val said...

Brilliant photos Mouse ! well done to the organisers and decorators !! Must get down to it next year :)

Val x

stitchesnscraps said...

I just love reading your blog posts! You always have so much fun! Your stitching is wonderful, as usual, I wish I could have come to your party, looks like everyone had a blast, and I can't wait to see your fresh, new-improved craft room! Thanks for sharing!


Pumpkin said...

You must have thrown one awesome party!!!! The pictures are gory ;o) LOL!

Congrats on your finish. Looks beautiful!

I want one of those cupcakes...NOW!

Dani - tkdchick said...

It sounds like you celbrated Halloween all out and in style!

Congratuations on your finish!

Pete's Pixie said...

And here I am at last ... just about recovered lol. A fabulous time was had by all - just a pity we didn't manage to put a stitch in the whole time I was there :( Ah well, there's always next year eh? As for the cupcakes - I am still off buttercream roflmao!!! They did look good though didn't they? Thanks to you guys for having me once again and sorry I was such a sickie - will make up for it in droves next time. I look asleep in our pic lol - and that was before the party started hehe! Can't wait to do it ALL again! Love n hugs to all, Ally xxx

Charlene ♥ NC said...

You certainly do know how to throw a spook-tacular party! Everything looks great, and all the guests -- well, those who survived - look like they had a fabulous time!

Valerie said...

Congrats on your finish!

I LOVE the Halloween decorations! They are fabulous!

Rhona said...

Sounds like it was the party of the year! OMG, that bathroom is scary!

Vicky L said...

Great pictures, love the bathroom and the witch. That is a lot of beer. Glad you had a great time with your family. Congratulations on your finish. It is beautiful.

Kajsa said...

Looks like a great party! Congratulations on your finish.

Bekca said...

Hi Mouse, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Jumble biscuits are just very simple vanilla biscuits, but then you can add whatever you want to them. I added white chocolate buttons and chocolate drops to mine. I'd be very happy to email you the recipe if you'd like :)
Lovely finish on Poinsettia House, and that Halloween party looks like a blast!
Best wishes to you.

Joysze said...

OMG that bathroom!!!!! :S

Wait a minute... what's with the beers??????

Congrats on Poinsettia house, darling. It's fabulous!

Astrids dragon said...

Adorable Poinsettia House - and what a craft area!

I want to come to your next party, it looks like you all had a blast!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

It sounds like you had an amazing Halloween party!!!!

Your Poinsetta House is gorgeous - I love the pink!!