Friday, 13 January 2012

I'm Keeping Up ... just ..lol

Hi every one :)
I have managed to leave the puppy sitting duties to DD2 and DH while I come on here to keep you all up to date on the stitching front ;)
Bentley  is having a mad moment chasing round the rooms  and coming up to say hello to you all before going off again ...
the kettle is on, ready for you all for a cuppa or two :)
Yesterday and today have passed in a blur of running round and going shopping and fitting in the stitching when I could ..... sooo don't expect miracles .... a start is a start heheheheh .....
So yesterday I stitched on  two things .. one was a crazy and the other a SAL  the CCN cottage SAL (I took this to stitching group and worked on it a wee bit more ) 
the crazy was .... ermmmmm hang on I forgot ..lol
*mouse scurries into the kitchen to sort out the drinks and then into craft room to remember .....
AHHHH yes I remember it well ...lol  The Souvenir Sampler by the Drawn thread ... I am stitching it on a 28 count natural linen with the recommended DMC threads (it is charted for Needlepoint ink silks but ....)  and I didn't get very far at all ..... ho hum 
I met up with my stitching buddies last night and got a quite a bit done on the Cottage Sal ....I am stitching it on a piece of Sparklies fabric called barely bronzed with the recommended threads... ish ...lol and I am loving how this is looking already (the photo's are really c**p colour wise *sigh)
whoops Bentley is trying to sort out the washing .... socks are being nicked from the wash baskets heheheh .... 
mmmmm stitching today, as I had a helper I thought oooo I would start the Cranberry Sampler by the Sweetheart Tree .... I had to copy the top half of the chart so I could get it nearer to me ...lol ... and also I can see me having to mark off where I have stitched as there is a lot of backstitching at the top and bottom of the chart ...  I only managed an hour on this today ...  
well after writing this update I am going to hibernate in my room and get some thread and a needle into something to try and catch up .... 
sooo with out further ado I shall put up the eye candy for you ;)
Drawn Thread Sampler 
January Cottage CCN 


the Cranberry Sampler 
you can see from the needle behind the wee frog how much I got done ...lol ...the amount is the size of it .....
I have been pootling round and seeing how every one is doing and I am really enjoying being nosy and trying not to be enabled at the same time ....
I must say thanks for the get well wishes .. they seem to have helped, at least today I've felt better ..lol ... I should get the results of my x-rays and bone density scan on Monday all being well :) and have got my appointment through for the other problems ;)
ok I can hear my stitching calling me sooo off I go and get something done ....
take care every one and happy stitching until I next squeak to you :) 
love mouse xxx

42 comments:

Beth said...

Mouse - you have LOTS going on there!

Ranae said...

All WIP's you are looking nice.
I love the blue in the CCN
Take care!
Happy Stitching!!!

cucki said...

All of the wips are looking so sweet xxx

stitchin' girl said...

Having a puppy is HARD work! but the are soooo cute and yours is especially cute.

Love the new starts!

TinaTx said...

Glad you are getting some stitches done. I really miss my stitching buddies!(we used to stitch once a week before I moved)
Have a great weekend!

Thoeria said...

I love the CCN cottages, and you're making good progress on it! And as you said, a start is a start :-) Can't wait to see your drawn thread sampler grow. Bentley sounds like a force of nature :-D

Peggy Lee said...

Love your WIP's. All that puppy-play can tire one out!
Enjoy your stitching!

Margaret said...

Your WIPs are looking good! Good to have other family members do some dog duties too. lol!

Lucie said...

Good starts there Mouse, the cottages are just fab to stitch - I have made a start on February's today and I hope to get it finished tomorrow.

I look forward to seeing your progress with your WIPs and am glad you are feeling better

L x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mouse, a start is a start!

Nancy said...

Nice starts! Your life is keeping you jumping isn't it!

Ziggyeor said...

I love the dancing frog. Too funny about the dog running around. At least it's taking off with the socks and not the stitching. I keep my floss in bags and the fuzzy used to try and take off with it!

butterfly said...

great starts in your busy life, they look great.

DJ said...

What??? No Bentley pictures? No awwwww moments? Just kidding...still lots of ooooh moments while looking at your stitching! Love all of your starts. So glad to hear you are feeling better and hope you continue to do so! Keep us posted! *Hugs*

Catherine said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sending good thoughts and prayers for your upcoming tests..
Sounds like Bentley is being a little rascal!
Lovely stitches - hope your weekend is full of them!

Laurie in Iowa said...

More wonderful WIPs. Hope you get more stitchy time soon.

Ruth said...

I concur with everybody else, a start is a start, says me the queen of tiny starts lol. Love the cottages, I'm ready to start mine on Tuesday when my crazy madness is over, I just could't think bout starting it in this crazy lol. Hope you get lots stitched.

Denise said...

Wow - I can't even imagine all the stitching you've got done! Good for you!

Linda said...

Great starts. Love the January one. I am going to stitch those separately.

Linda

no Bentley pics today.

MoonBeam said...

I stitched the Souveniour (?) Sampler a couple of years ago and loved it. I really inserted a lot of personalization into it. I stitched a Dalmatian by the D because I used to have two. Maybe you could add Bentley to yours!

Bobbi

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love the cottage start!! So pretty! As for dirty laundry, I am pretty sure it is a puppy magnet. Our little girl will grab musty dishcloths and roll in them to her heart's content. Then she wants to be snuzzled and she reeks!!! : ) The joys of puppyhood!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

DJ pipped me at the post... no Bently pics today aaawwww - LOL
So glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Your crazies are still looking amazing. Do you use a conversion chart to swap out DMC for NPI silks?
Liz x

Susan said...

Great starts. Love the colors on the January cottage. I remember the days of puppy laundry help - I never did find some of the socks! Glad you're feeling better.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, very pretty starts!! I am happy to hear that you are feeling better!

Minnie said...

Great new starts, hope Bentley lets you get in a few more stitches. I know it will be hard with all of his cuteness.

Michelle said...

Love all your stitching Mouse. The blue in the CCN project is sooo bright x

Lesleyanne said...

Great new starts Mouse. Love the blue in the CCN.

Christine said...

The CCN is looking good. Great starts on the others too

Krista said...

That is great you got some stitching done. Your puppy sounds like a handful... that's how they are when they are little, cute and high energy lol. enjoy your weekend.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So many starts, really lovely starts! I'll really enjoy watching them come into full life! Take care and be well.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Mouse, thanks for the tea :D hope you've teached the puppy to sort the socks right eheheh.... Gorgeous projets you've started love the colours on January and the backstitch on Cramberry is gorgeous :D
Hugs

Sally said...

Your new starts are all lovely Mouse. I keep going and looking at the Sparklies website every time you mention it. Maybe one say I'll buy some :) You are such an enabler!

Carol said...

I would imagine having a puppy is like having a new baby in the house--not much time to sit and relax with your stitching any more... I'm sure you're thoroughly enjoying being a new "mom" again :)

Nice new starts, Mouse--hope you continue to feel better and better!

Kathy said...

More fabulous starts! Cranberry sampler is my fav in this bunch. :)

Ali said...

Oooh busybee - fabby stitching xx

Nancy in IL said...

Mouse, your crazies are all wonderful! And you've chosen some nice larger ones; I'm especially interested in Melicent, as I have this one kitted :) Some I know have chosen smaller ones, like ornaments. Yours will be more fun to watch.

Bentley is ADORABLE. He looks so cuddly, wiggly, chubby - all those things that make one want to cuddle him!

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeing well. I do hope all your rests turn out well. Do let us know!

Julie said...

Lovely starts, hope ou managed to get some quality needle and thread time.

Mouse said...

Tried to leave a comment on your bloggie my friend and tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE your January Stichery! But...blogger is still being weird and no comment box shows up. So...I'm emailin you instead. You can copy and paste this into your comments if you want and say it's from ME! xoRebecca

Autumn said...

Don't you just love the colors of the cottages.

I follow now :)

Heather said...

Mouse,

I love all that you have started so far! I am doing the Cottage stitch along too. I didn't get very far with my January one and I started Feb. last night. ;o)

Love your new puppy. He is so cute! ;o)

Elisa said...

Some great starts...looking forward to seeing them develop

Veronica said...

Lovely new starts. I just love the pastel colors of the cottages.

Hugs,
Veronica.