Sunday, 18 December 2011

Hi every one :) ooooo can you see this mouse move ????


Hi every one :) ooooo can you see this mouse move ????  methinks you need to grab a cuppa or a wine seeing as it is the season to be merry ;) and sit back ready for the ride and eye candy to follow hehehehhe ..... don't scroll down to the end first ..lol


It was the weekend before Christmas 
when all through the house not a creature was stirring 
except a hermitting mouse 
she sat in her chair with her needle and threads 
while images of new crazies and humming birds danced through her head 


she stitched and she stitched through out the long winters night 
as she knew the end of her crazies was in sight
as the clock struck midnight, she scampered to bed
with only one row to stitch "yeahhhhh " was all she said 


and on the morning of the 18th of December 
a pretty good date for you all to remember 
she sat in her chair and stitched that last row
and took a photo so you all would know .....


that mouse had finished all fifteen of her crazies .....


yeah I know that last bit don't rhyme heheheh


anddddd this week the postie has been extra busy bringing un expected goodies to the mouse house as well as some that were expected :)


first of all I got a wonderful card from Inky with a raspberry tea in it and a needle minder in the shape of a wee frog .... he is sooooo cute .... then Patty C sent me not one but two absolutely gorgeous stitched ornaments which are on my tree .... I've got stitched ornaments finally on my tree whoop whoop ..lol ..... I can now show you mine that I sent to her ..... I've also heard that my partner on friendly stitchers has received her ornament soo i can show you both of those tooo :)
then my blog goody wins from freddysmama turned up as well ...... 


are you jealous yet hehheheh as there is more ......a box from Finland turned up from my good friend Niina and inside was a Moomin tin filled with yummies and tea :) I will have to fight with DD1 for the tin as she loves Moomins ..lol and then .. yup there is more ...lol  a parcel turned up for me with no identifying address on it at all ... soooo i carefully opened to find a letter in it saying please read .... and so I did ...lol ....Fiona had sent me a Christmas gift and one that I could open straight away ..... so I did ..lol and found a cute red mouse pincushion ..... I can't wait to see what my other goodies are .....I want to thank you all very much for making this little mouse sooooo happy not only with the presents but also for the cards that have come too :)
I must admit to being very behind with the cards etc and If one doesn't get to you it don't mean that I don't love you .. just time hasn't been on my side and the last posting dates came and went before I knew it ......


so are you ready for the eye candy ?????  well you'd better get another cuppa first .. piece of chocolate roll or mince pie to go with it ????


mine to Patty C

mine to Amy on Friendly stitchers

Amy 's to me 

Winter White finished 14th December 
crazies kitted up

crazies all kitted up

crazies all kitted up



crazies all kitted up

crazies all kitted up

stitched by kath finished by me :)

stitched by Kath finished by me

thought this was cute my 
mantelpiece


from Patty C to me sorry photo a wee bit yuk

my blog win goodies

my cute needle minder and card from Inky

from Fiona :)

my second gorgeous ornie from Patty C

yummies from Niina :)

thread gathering finished today 

closer look :)
sooooo if you have managed to get this far .... well done and an extra cuppa for you ..lol


thank you to every one who has been on this years stitching journey with me and kept me company and encouraged me all the way .... I will say it again ... you stitchers are the best ;).... and I will need you all again  for next years crazies hehehhehe :0)


take care and have a great week and see you before the big day :)
love mouse xxxxxx

62 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow! What a great post! Good job on finishing your crazies! What an accomplishment!! Beautiful finishing on Kath's ornies! Love the ornies you stitched and sent and love those you received! Bet you just love seeing the postman come around these days with all of the goodies you have received! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Parsley said...

What sweet gifts! You are LOVED and I know those receiving what you stitch will feel loved too.

Merry Christmas.

natalyK said...

Oh my goodness! Such wonderful things to be merry about. Love ALL of the ornies and I am ooo and aaaahhh over your kitted goodies. Cant wait to follow the first stitches!

cucki said...

hello dear, i love all the ornies..they are so sweet..
well done on finishing your crazies..
very lovely gifts..have fun..
keep well.
love cucki xx

Natasha said...

What beautiful gifts!! I expecially like the one AMY stitched for you I love those fuzzies.. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!

Myra said...

Oh what goodies you received! All of your stitching is just lovely. My, it does look like the crazies are in store for you next year. I'll be hear to whoop and holler you along. :o)

Jennifer M. said...

Oh My! You certainly did get a lot of goodies. They all look wonderful. Congrats on your crazy finishes. Enjoy your holidays. :)

Jen

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Ooo! I love your crazy choices for next year!!! And what fun presents you received. I'm *so* proud of you for finishing this year's crazies! FABULOUS!

~Inky

Ali said...

Oooh lots & lots of gorgeous things to drool over and you are soooo organised with your crazies!!! xxx

Barbara said...

Such beautiful stitching and finishes. My favorite is Thread Gathering. I want to stitch that one again for myself this time. Also congrats on all your crazies!! I know you'll be busy next year.
Blessings and Merry Christmas!

Ruth said...

Beautiful finishes and way to go you on getting all your crzies done. Love all the ornies they are so cute. Great kitting up, all look exciting, I've my eye on some of those charts already, I feel a stitching stash shop coming on...lol.
Have a very Merry Mouse Christmas.

butterfly said...

Well done mouse, lovely stitching great gifts, see you are ready for the new year with all your kitting up.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

You have the cutest ornaments ever. Great work on kitting all the crazies.

Merry Christmas Mouse,
CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

marly said...

Wonderful ornaments! Kitting that many projects - good for you! That's a lot of stitching. Great post Mouse! Merry Christmas to you.

pam said...

Love your gifts and stitching plans for next year!

Laurie in Iowa said...

A big congrats on finishing all your crazies. You've received such lovely gifts and I really enjoyed seeing all those lovely stitched ornaments.
Wow... you've already kitted up your projects for 2012... you are organized. Looking forward to following your progress on your 2012 crazies.

Karen said...

What wonderful goodies! Looks like you are all ready for the Crazy Challenge... can't wait to see all of these come to life.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas.

DJ said...

What lovely ornaments, both given and received. Looks like Santa was good to you this year, I can say...You've been a very good Mouse this year!! Congrats on finishing your crazies, the last two are just gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what next years crazy will do...*Hugs* And you still have more posties coming!!

Margaret said...

Congrats on finishing the crazy 15! I love you poem. :D Great gifties and stitching and finishing. Lots of eye candy! Happy Christmas to you! Good hermit-ing. :D

Rhona said...

What wonderful gifts! No wonder you are such a happy mouse! You are very organized having all those crazies kitted up - I think being organized should be on my new years resoloutions list - again!

Carol said...

Such great ornaments, both given and received, Mouse!! Do you every sleep? And those kitted up pretties for 2012 look grand--can't wait to see them progress :)

Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Wow - you finished ALL your crazies! Me - about 5 or so is all. I'm so impressed and you are good to go for next year already too - you sure put me to shame!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing. Your crazies looking all promising. :)

Lois said...

What a great post! Really enjoyed seeing all the pics. What lovely stitching and finishing and those crazies look good!

And This Little Pig said...

What a wonderful lot of pretties you have received. And congrats on having your crazies kitted up.

Thread Gathering is divine and so beautifully stitched, a real credit to you Mouse.

LiBBiE in Oz

Christine said...

What a wonderful post! Loved seeing all your crazies kitted up and all the ornaments and finishes are gorgeous. I specially love the way you finished the star one with the cinnamon sticks and tiny cones, I might have to borrow that idea next year

Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness, everthing is just beautiful. Thread Gathering is simply gorgeous and the crazies are fabulous. Great post! :)

Shari said...

wow!!!!!! What a great post with so many pretty things!
COngrats on finishing the challenge! Way to go!!!
The snowman with the alphabet belly....love him...wonder where Kath got that chart?!! Would love to find it...but I don't know who she is...
Merry Christmas!!!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching and finishing Mouse. Well done. I love Thread Gathering - oh no another one I must stitch in 2012! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures x

Siobhan said...

Wow, what fantastic eye candy!! I ran and got a fresh cup of coffee as soon as the first picture appeared on the screen. :) Beautiful exchanges both sent and received. I love your Thread Gatherer finish! I will enjoy watching your progress on your crazy projects. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on finishing your challenge. It was fun to watch your progress and see the finishes. Very nice gifts and the ornaments are too cute.

Teresa said...

Wow your mailbox must have been full. Lots of wonderful new stash.
Love the Thread Gathering piece.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

blue star stitcher said...

wow!!! what a lot of gifts and finishes, how exciting.

Claudette497 said...

You're the only one I've heard of to finish all 15, so yay! You got some really wonderful presents, too. What a great weekend!

Joysze said...

Ahahahahahaha, nice rhyme!! :D

Holy moly, girl!!! That's a lot of kitted up crazies. :S

And congrats for that final finish and such yummy yummy pressies. Here's to more next year!!!

Lisa Dunn said...

Wow mouse! Congrats on finishing all 15 of your crazies! You rock! :o) I'm looking forward to stitching through the crazies in 2012 with you. :o)

Thoeria said...

Oh what an exciting ride that was :)
Firstly, a huge congrats on finishing all 15 of your crazies! And with time to spare too!
And wow to all those gorgeous gifts! And ornies too!
Look forward to seeing you progress with next year's crazies :-D

Tammy said...

wow a lot of beautiful stitching and awesome gifts. I'm jealous :). Thanks for all the wonderful comments you write on my blog hugzzz.
Have a Merry Christmas

Meari said...

Wow, awesome goodies you received in the mail. Good luck with your crazy challenge. Looks like you're set with them all kitted up.

Merry Christmas!

dixiesamplar said...

Oh my...what a great post Mouse!! Love all the beautiful finishes, both yours and those you have made for others. And all those kitted pieces...wow, you are gonna be one busy stitcher in 2012!!

Merry Christmas to you & yours...

Barb said...

2 cups of tea later and not to mention the cake! Oh Mouse fabulous post I enjoyed it all -what a busy little mouse you are going to be. OOOhhh be back real soon for another update.
Happy christmas to you and yours.

Mindi said...

I love your finishes, especially the JBW Star ornament with the cinnamon sticks at the top. Very cute!

You've got some great projects kitted up to start in 2012, good luck with the crazy challenge!

Milly~ said...

You are one busy Mouse!!! Happy Holidays hon.

Anne said...

Wowza!! That's a load of crazies for you to do!! Love all the ornies that came your way and the ones you sent too!!! Such lovely gifts from lovely ladies :D And if I had a cuppa wine in the am...things would not turn out good...although mulled wine sounds yummy right about now!!

Hugs!

Merry Christmas

Sari said...

Just lovely lovely Christmas ornies!

I don't even know all my crazies yet. I have to think about them after Christmas :)

Merry Christmas to You!

stitchesnscraps said...

Lovely as always Mouse! You are a very lucky little Mouse! What lovely pressies the postman brought! Did He have room for anyone else's mail?! lol! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Melissa J.

Carin said...

What a lovely things you recieved and I love your stitching thread gAthering !! I love those colors. Ohhh ... and you have kitted up some great patterns :-)

Kaisievic said...

Great post - so lovely to see all your great pics. Congrats on getting your crazies all kitted up.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Sally said...

Wow you have been a very busy Mouse with your two finishes and all that kitting up:) Can't wait to see your progress on all those lovelies. Where do you buy your gingham linen?

You have received lots of gorgeous, well deserved gifts:)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Eeekkk - what a wonderful posting! Congratulations on all your 2011 finishes, and will be watching for the 2012 ones. All the ornies are very nice, and was that tomato turned mouse pincushion not perfect for YOU! Your Thread Gathering is lovely, and makes me want to take mine out and start right away... Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Joy said...

That is quite the challenge. I am so impressed and can't wait to see all the wonderful finishes. I am so glad to ba back and check out your stuff!! You always bring smiles. Have a good Christmas!!!!!

The Maiden said...

The ornies are really cute and finished very well! Great post, what a treat!

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, that's a lot of everything! And the everything is awesome!!!

Fiona said...

so glad you liked your thank you gift! Your finishing is so lovely :) Merry Christmas!!

Elisa said...

Great eye candy piccies :0) you are going to be very busy next year...enjoy!

Catherine said...

Oh my Mouse!! You are certainly busy! Love all the stitches and goodies!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

A lovely post - lots of lvely ornaments.
Great projects for 2012, going to be exciting watching them grow.

Denise SA said...

Oh dear mouse I am drooling away after seeing all your crazies kitted up. Good luck with finishing them all.

Angela said...

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas!

TinaTx said...

Ohhh - great goodies all the way around! I haven't been stitching (or sewing) but I hope to get back in the swing of things in the new year!

Jenny said...

I am so jealous right now - look how organized you are with your crazy kits! I am still trying to pull together the WIPocalyps list... Oh well, there is always 2013... LOL

Patty C. said...

LOVE THREAD GATHERING !!!!!! Perfect work -
Great gifts -I hope your Christmas was wonderful.