Monday, 23 January 2012

IHSW & TUSAL and a wee bit more ..lol

Hi every one :) hope you have all had a wonderful stitching weekend and got lots done ..... I've been stalking a few blogs and it looks like all the needles have been smoking  from over use and a few  flat butts are around too ....hehehehhe 
ok so... where do I begin *(cue music..lol)
the kettle has boiled and the cuppas are ready and we have some nice chocolate digestives to munch as well tonight :)
On the stitching front I have lots of little bits to show you ... stitching time has been drastically reduced due to the small bundle of fur ......I have to time it so I can get a few stitches in when Bentley is asleep or wait until reinforcements arrive  in the evening ......
The IHSW flashed past like a blurr, but I managed to work on the Winter Band sampler by LHN ,the Ladybugs and bumble bees LHN, the Romantique sal by Angie , did some more on Kaths birthday stitch and frogged a lot too :( .... also did a wee bit on the Cottage SAL and also started the Band Sampler I have designed for my group the friendly stitchers  ,as well as frame the "count your blessings " to match the others I did last year (the frames are from Wilkinsons)


I almost forgot, I received the Travelling Pattern from Gracie the other day ....."Thankful for Ewe" ... I have made a start on it after spending ages  choosing  the fabric and the floss guess what I opted for ....... 18 count rustic Aida !!!! 
along with  gast threads which off hand I can't remember ..lol ..... I shall do a post for it once finished, to chose the next person for it to travel too, so keep your eyes pealed :)


oooo on a good note my parcels have all arrived at their destinations so I can show you what I stitched for Peggy  she showed photos on her blog and her face is a picture when she sees it ..lol  .... I am pleased to report she loves it PHEW ..lol....
the other parcels. one was a RAK and the others were thank you's.. just for your info ...lol 
I also remembered it was TUSAL day to day sooo I took a picture of my orts with my wee mouse from Fiona .... there does seem to be rather a lot in there ...lol 
OOOOO am cream crackered ...lol just had to chase a wee black and white bundle around my small garden as he seems to think that eating every single leaf , stone and worm dust is fun .... If I haven't lost any weight next time I go hahahhaha
seriously though he is hard work when I have got him .... I mean we have to have a snuggle cuddle in the morning for a hour before I can get anything normal done around the mouse house ....lol followed by a play and then another nap etc etc etc ..lol 
well I have made another drink for you all to slurp while you drool over the wee progress photos and my tusal etc ....


Winter Band sampler LHN

Getting there with the Romatique SAL

Start of my band sampler 

bit more on the Jan Cottage

more done on the Ladybugs LHN

Finally in the frame :)

the start of the Travelling Pattern


Kaths birthday stitch half way there now :)


my orts for Jan 2012



stitched for Peggy :)


a few mins peace and quiet

favourite game eating stones 

just look at those ears ..lol
I couldn't leave you with out any photos from Bentley ... .lol 


well I shall say if you have got this far well done ..:) ...handing another biccie to dunk ...
(the bloods came back with normal iron levels but raised liver functions so I have to have that one repeated in 6 weeks ... I go for scan beginning of Feb sooo I will let you know how things go once I know too ...lol )
Ok this is definitely it now .... honest heheheheheh .....
take care and happy stitching and I shall catch up with you all soon :)
love mouse xxxxxx
ps Next Saturday is celebration day.... there will be birthday cake ;) so save a wee corner on Sunday for a piece :)

56 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful stitching, I am loving your Winter Band Sampler and Romantique! Lovely framing!

butterfly said...

what lovely stitching mouse you have been busy your Winter band is so pretty.

I love wee Bentley so cute.

Bertie said...

A lot of starters there, very ambitious!! they look lovely:)love your winter band linen!
The little bird ornament is adorable as is your little pup, gorgeous!
Take care of yourself!:)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wow... you have a lot of projects in the works. I love that little hedgehog.
I think your biggest project for the next few months with be Bentley. The puppy days go fast... enjoy them.

Anne said...

Ah! I think I just caught up with two cups of coffee now I need another one!! Heheh!! Lovely progress on all your WIPS. Love the mouse with the orts :D

Bentley is adorable. He looks like a springer more than a cocker though. I had a springer spaniel with similar markings. Soooo cute I just wanna squish him!!

natalyK said...

Wonderful stitching progress! I love the hedgehog piece you are working. Happy Stitching!

Christine said...

Great progress on all your different pieces, the band sampler looks particularly pretty

Kathy said...

Oh Bentley is such a sweet baby. I wouldn't mind cuddling with him. :) Though Rory might get a bit jealous. LOL As for the play times. Well, if Bentley has half the energy that my Rory has you WILL loose weight. I know I lost over 20 lbs the first year and no special dieting. Just good plain exercise. :)

No on to your stitching. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Love your framed Count you Blessings. And loving the wips. Especially the Winter Band Sampler.

Good luck with the bloodwork. I hope (and say a prayer) that everything comes back normal next time.

Now back to work for me. :)

Michelle said...

Oh Mouse I love all your stitching so far - your needle is smokin.. too!
Ooh can I trouble you for the name of the chart you stitched for Peggy - it has a blue bird on and I love them xx

Denise said...

Looks like your needles were flying even with Bentley! He's adorable btw!
I saw Peggy's reaction to your present - priceless lol. Glad to hear your tests came back with normal iron levels. Hope the retest for the liver functions works out too!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Nothing better than smoke'n needles. All of your pieces are looking wonderful and Bentley is just adorable.
Be always in stitches

Ali said...

Erm... do you mind if I have wine instead of a cuppa (its been a long day -lol) what a lot of gorgeous goodies lovely, lovely!!! Ooh is it your birthday??? Always room for cake :-) xx

cucki said...

great progress on all your wip;s..lovely ort xxx

Nancy said...

Wonderful stitching progress all around! You have been very busy! Love that little pillow you sent to Peggy!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Bentley is getting so big! What a sweetie! I love seeing your progress on all your pieces. What a lot of finishes you're going to have soon!! Great work!!!

Sarah said...

Wow, looks like you have lots on the go! Bentley is just the cutest

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've got those needles blazing, don't you? Darling finishes - and the framing, too. Looks like he's leaned back to have his ears shampooed. He's a real cutie!
Statins used to lower cholestrol levels raise my liver functions. You're not taking those are you? Take care!

Diane (di) said...

Wow, everything is just gorgeous. Romantique is simply stunning... I love it! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching is gorgeous Mouse, as is Bentley. A lovely finish for Peggy.

Julie M said...

Bentley is a cutie Mouse! Love those ears!

Lots beautiful stitching going on too. Love Romantique! The Winter band sampler is a fave too.

Hope all is well on the medical side of things. Take care of yourself!

EvalinaMaria said...

You have the cutest puppy ever! Congrats on WIPs progress.

Stitching Kath said...

yeh my hedgehog has a cutie nose

Joysze said...

*to tell the story of my flat bum-filled weekend....* ROFLMAO!!!!

Great pics, Mouse-y. Bentley it too cute for words!

Great news on the blood levels but is the raised liver function something to worry about? :(

Ruth said...

Love the progress on all of your projects, well done you on getting so much done with a wee bundle of fur, who is just to cute for words. I love the fabric your band sampler is stitched on, mind me asking what it is ?
Glad the bloods came back as normal and I do hope the raised liver functions are nothing to serious for you.

Bridgette Friedman said...

Lovely progress in your wip's. I like your ort gaurdian! Bentley is just cuddly looking..and those ears make me :)

Margaret said...

I hope the raised liver function is not bad and that your future tests go well. Love all your stitching! So much eye candy! Nice orts too! :D And Bentley -- of course he needs all the attention he can get! He's a puppy! Sooooo cute too!

Karen said...

Phew...that was quite a post! You have some lovely projects going and your puppy is just too darn cute!

happy stitching....

Krista said...

beautiful stitchings, Mouse! Love that pillow finish for Peggy, so pretty. And Bentley is cute as always!

DJ said...

Oh, lovely! Nice start!! Love January and the ladybugs is so pretty! Lovely job framing Count Your Blessings!! Nice start on Thankful for ewe and Kath's birthday stitch is looking good! Lots and lots of orts in there! I have this pattern that you stitched for Peggy...and awwww....awwwww...awwwww and awwwww...love the pics of Bentley! I'm afraid your birthday gift will be a bit late....so sorry...but at least you know it will be on its way as soon as I have it in my hot little hand! Still praying for your health...I hope you feel better soon!! *Hugs*

Maggee said...

OOh--love your stitching! Especially Romantique Sampler--gorgeous! About those liver levels--I have been going through that for nearly a year--email me if you are interested in my thoughts. Bentley is growing cuter each day! Who is the designer of the new traveling pattern, Thinking of Ewe? I like that! Hugs!

Tammy said...

I'll come babysit Bently so you can stitch I'd have to bring Nicola too lol. he is soo cute keep posting pictures of him. They grow up faster then babies do!!

MoonBeam said...

Wow, a lot of fun projects to look at! And thanks for the Bentley fix. So darn cute.

Bobbi

Elisa said...

So much lovliness to look at in this post!

Ziggyeor said...

Ohh Birthday Cake yum.
Great progress on the stitching! That's a lot of orts!

Thoeria said...

Love every single project you're working on mouse! Birthday cake sounds good - you baking :-) ? And looking after Bentley sounds like very hard work - reminds me of when my bugs were babies :)

Nicola said...

Romantic is such a beautiful design and it looks so nice in the colours you have chosen.

I have enjoyed seeing the projects you have on the go.

Please keep the photos of Bentley coming.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching!! January Cottage is adorable =)
And your dog is the cutest!!! :D

Meari said...

OK, I got sidetracked on Peggy's blog, LOL. But, I'm back now.

Your stitching is awesome. Nice job.

Bentley is such an adorable pup ☺

Glad your tests came back fairly normal.

geeky Heather said...

OH, I love chocolate Digestives!! =) Romatique is soooo pretty. Those colors!! You got quite a bit done!

Catherine said...

You have some wonderful projects going and your framed piece is lovely!!
Oh my, how the picture of Bentley's ears made me giggle!

Colleen said...

Miss Mouse, you had an awesome stitchy IHSW weekend. Beautiful stitching, love your wips. Bentley is a sweetheart. Fingers crossed for healthly test results.

Kate said...

Awww,Bentley is adorable, love those ears!! Your stitching is lovely too :)

Denise SA said...

Dear Mouse you have been busy love all your starts and can not wait to see the rest of the Band sampler.I have just finished stitching the bottom half of the Winter band sampler to make into a pin cushion for an exchange

Sally said...

Wow, Miss Mouse, you have been very busy! Your needles must be well and truly smoking!

Love all your WIPs and the piece you stitched for Peggy is gorgeous! I think I need to get me that chart when I'm off the stash wagon!

The pics of Bentley are adorable. Give him a big hug and stroke from me:)

Hope your second liver function test is OK.

Carol said...

So many wonderful projects you have going, Mouse! And that little mouse guarding your ort jar is adorable...

Happy early birthday to you--I'm sure it will be a very special day :)

Ali said...

Yoo hoo, hope you dont mind but I've put your name on a bloggy award thingy xx p.s. keep an eye out for postie :-)

Astrid's dragon said...

As I sit here drinking my "buppa" tea, I thought I would catch up on some blogs and yours is the first!
You have some wonderful starts, and I especially love the Romatique SAL - the colours are just beautiful!
Of course the pics of Bentley are just too cute, almost makes me want a puppy! Hugs to you.

dixiesamplar said...

Loving post...a such wonderful starts you have going on! I hope that you have a special and blessed birthday my friend. And best of luck with the testing results.

Kate said...

You have been busy stitching, Mouse. Lovely wips.

The Maiden said...

Romatique is stunning!! I have never seen it before and I feel in love. The purple on purple is unexpectedly perfect and has given me much needed inspiration for a project that is similar. Great post.

Rebecca said...

I haven't stitched in soooo long and that makes me soooo sad! Beautiful work my friend.

xoRebecca

Siobhán said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the pics of Bentley, too--sooooo cute! I love how you stitched and finished the gift for Peggy!

Mangogirl said...

wow! Beautiful stitching!

Julie said...

Winter Band Samper is stunning on the gingham. Fabulous WIP's too. Peggy's gift is adorable.
Hope the second test results come back ok for you.

Joy said...

Love all of the starts and can't wait to see them blossom. Bently is soooooo adorable. Hope the tests go well ;).

TinaTx said...

What a nice batch of stitching you have going on there! I've stitched Ladybugs - it is a fun stitch and is beautiful when finished!