Wednesday, 9 November 2011

still recovering ..lol

Hi every one :)
sorry my usual blog post is late but as you can tell from the title I am still recovering from the party and the re decorating of my craft room ..... we still have bits of Halloween still up that we haven't got round to sorting out like curtains etc ... need to find a dry day to get them washed and back up so we are still stuck with the shower curtain up and the black ones in the room ooo and not to mention the red light bulbs which surprisingly are quite nice really hehehehe.


The kettle has gone on for you Joyszeroo :) want a fiendish fancy or a scary lemon n lime jaffa cake bar to go with it ????


My little piece of sanctuary is now sporting a wonderful calming buttermilk cream colour on the walls and shiny white window sills ..... it really didn't take that long to do the painting ... its all the sorting out and reorganising that's the problem ..... after a week and a half I just had to sit down and  out some stitches into my Winter Whites ..lol
How is it that when you take stuff out of a room .. get rid of some of the furniture and some craft magazines (card making one ) tidy up things into the correct boxes and reorganise that you suddenly find it won't all go back in ?????
there must be a answer to this sooo all suggestions gratefully received heheh 


The weather at the mouse house as you have already guessed has not been very conducive to going out and about until today when DD1 suggested we go for a walk in the woods near by and I could take some pictures yipppeee ... soo armed and dangerous with the camera DD1 , DH and I went for a pootle round stopping every few mins for a hang on ... ooo look at this and ooo look at that mushroom ...It was absolutely gorgeous in there with all the fall colours and as we walked round leaves were silently raining down on us ... the only sound was of the blue tits chirping and the rustling of a squirrel up a tree  every so often .......I must admit it was the very tonic I had been looking for as it blew all the cobwebs away and I feel sooo much better than I did .....


I have done some stitching as mentioned on the Winter White .. not much progress but better than none at all and I've also stitched my ornament for my partner on friendly stitchers just need to decide how to finish it .. I've also started my ornament for Patty C  which I hope she will like, but obviously I can't show you them as yet ..lol The next on the stitchy list is the biscornu I've designed for the Harrogate bran tub exchange which will be revealed in two weeks YIPPPPPEEE ooo can you tell I'm getting excited to go ..lol..... I've still got to do my list yet as I need to sort out the crazy challenge pieces for 2012 and make sure I have everything for them and if not I will get them at Harrogate *VBG and then I've to make an Autumn Needle book as an angel stitching for one of the members on Friendly Stitcher's who was let down by her partner .. soo I need to get sorted for that one asap too :)


well I suppose I'd better get those photos up I can show you heheh  drum roll please hahahah 
The book case sorted

Winter whites LHN

mushrooms at the woods

adventure playground

entrance to the woods

some sort of hips ???

anther mushroom

looking back

one on a tree 

ooo its mouse ..lol 


love this one :)


and another type

and found some more pretties 




















I hope you all enjoyed your walk in the woods as much as I did today and I shall now go and put the kettle on again and go and get my needle warmed up and get some more stitching done .... thank you for all your lovely comments back channel too, checking if I was ok etc ... take care one and all and happy stitching to you too :)
love mouse xxxx

47 comments:

DJ said...

Hey Mouse!! Love your pictures of your walk in the woods!! All of the pictures are lovely but I like the tree pictures best of all. I'm sure it feels good to have your room back to yourself, and your bookself looks well sorted, would you like a job sorting my stuff out? There should be a shrink ray machine for times when things won't fit back into spaces there they were taken from! I'll get right on developing that! LOL Lovely job stitching Winter Whites! *Hugs*

Jane said...

Yum! Buttermilk cream on the walls sounds delicious ~ love fresh paint on the walls.
I know what you mean with the de-cluttering, I think I always end up with more than I thought I had because I've been trying to hide it in every place possible from DH!!!
Your photos are lovely and as I'm housebound today I feel I've walked my 10,000 steps just by looking at your pics ~ such a great time of year for colours!
Thanks for your comment today ~ FYI Yes, DH does snore ~ what a shame I can't get my own back tonight LOL!
Have a good week Mouse xxx

Ali said...

Yoo hoo mouse, glad you are well boy that must have been some party if you are still recovering - lol!! Ooh sounds like you are going to be a busy bee - hmm I keep thinking about going to Harrogate but I dont think the spondoollies will allow me :-(. Loving your woodland pictures - take care xx

cucki said...

hello dear, i really also the lovely pictures from the wood..a stunning magical place..
book case is so lovely too..i love it..so much..i wish i am there to look at the lovely books..
sweet stitching..
keep well dear.love for you xx

Margaret said...

Your pics from the woods are wonderful! Love those funky mushrooms. :D Great stitching as well! Good job on the bookcase.

Vicky L said...

What lovely pictures of the woods. A nice picture of you too. You are making good progress to on your stitching. Have fun at your next adventure.

RuthB said...

When you find out how that whole clean/tosss-and-still-not-fit thing happens, please let me know. My own personal theory is that when released from choas stash expands (along the line of a really deep breath of appreciation for being free from their previous stiffling environment). It's just a theory, mind you.

Parsley said...

The more pictures you post like this, the more my DD will want to come take a walk with you and have a tea with you ;-)

Beth said...

Great walk Mouse - loved all the Toadstools and especially the photo of the path in the woods - looks so very inviting!

TinaTx said...

Mmmm - buttermilk cream sounds like a wonderful color!
I've had many of those times when I take everything out, edit, and it still won't all go back in!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the sound of the buttermilk paint colour. Great photos from your walk. Your Winter Whites is looking gorgeous.

Anne said...

Oh wow! Those autumn photos are just amazing! I love the looking back one and the one with you too!! Those are my favourites. Such lovely mushies and lichen and rosehips!! We have some rosehips around here as well, but they are in someone's garden!! Your book case looks great all sorted. Your arrangement of your smalls is lovely too :D

Hugs! Anne

Joysze said...

Thanks for the cuppa, my dear Mouse. :D I'm finally caught up on blog reading... can you believe it???!!

Love the pics... LOVE LOVE LOVE, and especially the one with Mouse in it. :D

Fiona said...

Mouse I know just what you mean about sorting out stash and finding it all won't go back in where it all came out! So looking forward to Harrogate now, maybe we can meet up!!

Take care & enjoy your stitching
Love Fiona x

Maggie said...

Love the Autumn colours, and the mushrooms, i've never come across red ones, i must pay more attention :-)

April Mechelle said...

Beautiful Pictures Mouse!!! Makes me want to take a stroll.. Thanks for sharing your pictures!!

Patty C. said...

I am sure i will love it ;)
Great photos!

Chris said...

Beautiful autumn pics Mouse!
The stitching is looking great too.

Ruth said...

Lovely to see you back, was wondering where you'd been or perhaps that was just me who's been busy.
Love how your book case is so neat..wanna come do mine ?
Can't tell you why everything dosen't go back where it came out of and how it suddenly no longer fits..mmmm interesting one that is. Looking forward to seeing your Crazy list..I've finally nailed mine down and I'm just now sorting out the things for it.

Denise said...

Love your walk! Haven't been in the woods for a long time!

LOVE your cabinet - Wow you have major magazines and such!

Kaisievic said...

Your pics made me feel as if I was walking in the woods, too.

thank you,

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Teresa said...

Oh how fun to have a newly painted and sorted craft room. Love the photos of your walk. Wish I could join you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Astrid's dragon said...

Love your pics, the colours of the fallen leaves are beautiful!

Kate said...

Lovely pictures of your woodland walk - I love the Autumn colours. Hopefully you will get order back into your craft room soon.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

I agree with Kaye :) Thanks to all your lovely pictures, I felt that I was talking a lovely Autumn stroll too! Best of luck getting your Stitchy Room organized ;)

Veronica said...

Pretty pics! I especially love the "looking back" one. Let me know if you find out the secret of why your stash won't fit in your craftroom anymore. I always seem to have that problem whenever I start organizing. I think they breed when they're out in the open! LOL!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Thoeria said...

You're so lucky to have a wood nearby to have a walk through mouse! Those pics are just gorgeous! I think if I had a wood like that close by I'd walk everyday!

Kate said...

What gorgeous photos.

Christine said...

The woods look beautiful, specially the spotted toadstools.
It's so true, the more you tidy and organise the more stuff expands to fill the available space!
Winter Whites is looking good

Bienvenue... said...

Thank you to have shared your walk in the woods, autumn colors are so beautiful!
Love

Julie said...

Super pics of your woodland walk, autumn is such a lovely time, the colour palette is amazing.

Winter Whites looks super.

Carol said...

I enjoyed going along on your walk today, Mouse--such lovely fall scenes...

Your newly organized book case is fabulous--and as a librarian--I know all about good organization :) Cute new LHN piece, too!

Sally said...

Helloooooo Mouse! Nice to see a post from you:) Love your photos from your walk. Might drag my DH on a walk tomorrow seen as he's taking the day off!

Love your LHN piece.

Vaida said...

Oh, how I do understand you - a wood to walk in and nearby is a treasure! It's always an adventure, and autumn wood is so romantic...

Susan said...

Great pictures! I especially love the one of your bookcase - it really does look organized!!!

SueT said...

Lovely pictures Mouse, it has been a good year for mushrooms and toadstools here in France too.
I'm looking forward to Harrogate too, it will be my first visit and it's my birthday too so I have an excuse to buy myself a present don't I!!
Would you like to come and sort out my stitching room now that your an expert? It's getting to the stage when I 'm struggling to find somewhere to put my feet!!
Sue T
in France

Catherine said...

Perhaps if I offer you a cup of tea, you'll come help me organize!
I so loved your pictures from your walk. I think my boys would have a fabulous time in those woods! Perhaps one day....

Susan said...

Thank you for the walk pictures. Hmmmm, the case of the multiplying stash? I'm afraid I can't help you with that, but I have the same problem. Good luck getting your room put back together.

Brigitte said...

What lovely pictures you show here. These woods look fantastic, particularly in their autumn colours.

Rhona said...

Wow, that must have been an awesome party if you are still recovering! lol Love the organized bookcase, but now I feel a bit guilty that mine doesn't look like that! Hope you can get all your stash back in...maybe it just means you need a bigger craft room (can't possibly be due to having too much stash because we all know that you can never have too much stash!!!)

stitchesnscraps said...

Thanks for the ramble thru your woods! It was very relaxing! lol. Good luck putting your craft room back together! Thanks for catching me up on your goings on!

Melissa

Maureen said...

that's a super scarily organised book shelf - love it!

Denise SA said...

Hi Mouse Sorry I did not make it up to see you this time. I really enjoyed the walk does it help burn calories I wonder.

Carin said...

Mouse I love those pictures of your walk !! And I love the progress on your winter white of LHN !!

Siobhan said...

Buttermilk on the walls--just lovely! Your walk in the woods pics were so pretty. Nice progress pic, too!

Ma Teakettle said...

I am constantly awed by how much our surroundings look alike, me here in NewEngland and you in the UK...perhaps that's why the colonists named it New England? LOL ;)
I love your pics...and especially the one of that Mouse...she is the most beautiful mouse that Ma has ever seen! You match your personality :)
Your progress is great, kiddo!
Rest up and take it easy
XO
Ma

Meari said...

Beautiful scenic photos...even one of you :)