Friday, 6 January 2012

Pumpkin Cottage and scissor frogs :)

Hi every one :) 
first of all many thanks for the good wishes ... I am experiencing "women's problems" and I have now got some help etc after the tests... until I go to the hospital for some more tests done *sigh  .... 


but enough of that ...lol .... welcome to all my new followers *waving paw at you all ... I've snuck up to over 300 now ... and am soo pleased to see you all and no I've not bribed to0000000 many with cups of tea and goodies honest ...lol 


I finally managed to sit down after tea to start today's offering of Pumpkin Cottage CCN using all the recommended threads  but stitching on an unknown piece of 28 count  evenweave that is actually a lovely peachy shade :)


I was sooo enjoying it I didn't really want to put it down to take a photo and update and catch up with you all ... it is lovely to see what other peeps are stitching on and all their goodies and links and enabling etc etc etc .... and boy do they seem to do that to me lately when funds are low *sigh heheheheh 


It seemed I wasn't the only one to be visited by those pesky frogs the other day they seem to have done the rounds all on that same day ..... hopefully they have hopped it to somewhere else away from any stitchers :)


soooo while pottering around town today I popped into a few charity shops and picked up some books four for a £1.00 :) and also a lovely scissor frog that just needs a wee dip in soapy water to be pristine :) well the top part does ..... for the princely sum of £2.49 or $3.84 converted :)


well I shall let you see the photos for today ... I hate having to take them so late on as I can never get the colours right ... hopefully tomorrow will take them again for you to see the proper colours :)



Pumpkin Cottage CCN and a flat out frog ..lol 

scissor frog 
I don't know whether I should really let you in on this but...... there may be a new furbaby coming to the mouse house ...  not sure what type but hopefully it will be a springer of some sort .... the girls are buying it and training it etc etc etc and we are going possibly tomorrow, to go an see if, where we got my Bracken from have got any pups ready .... soooo will let you all know soon ;)
off to go and catch up with every one else's blog's and say hello :)
take care till tomorrow and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx

40 comments:

Niina said...

Lovely start mouse and good that you managed to do update :) I keep my thumbs up that you will be ok and waiting to see new member of your household!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

You will love stitching Pumpkin Cottage! That was one of my favorite finishes last year. Actually it still needs to be framed... hmmmm....

Froggy made me smile. Looks like maybe you threw him flat when his little friends visited... : )

Donna said...

Lovely start and great charity bargains!!!! I LOVE browsing the shops and finding treasures to bring new life to!!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Mouse, I am looking at the photo right now but I still don't know what a scissor frog is? Please enlighten me.

Oooh, a new furbaby - how lovely! Hope that you are well.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Carol said...

Sounds like you're just loving your latest project, Mouse! It looks so pretty on that fabric. ANd such a pretty new scissor frog, too. Do hope all those hospital tests go smoothly. And that the new family member fits right in--what fun!

Margaret said...

Nice Pumpkin Cottage start! Nice scissor frog too! Good luck getting your new family member! Good luck with all the tests too.

Deborah said...

Great new start. Beautiful flower frog.

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Another day, another new crazy - what a treat! This one looks lovely.
Glad you have some relief after seeing the doc - thanks for letting us know. Will keep you in my prayers and you be sure to rest as you need it Miss Mouse.
Am envious of that scissor frog - lucky lucky you :)
Liz x

Ziggyeor said...

Nice start and I like your froggy too. Great find.

Can't wait to see what furbaby you get.

Catherine said...

What a cute start! Sounds like you are really enjoying it. Love that new frog! Did you get the base with it as well - so pretty! Wishing you all the best with your tests and good luck with the new fur baby!

Ruth said...

Lovely start and what a bargain on the scissor frog..I know what you mean about other challenge pieces enabling..I've already wishlisted a few..sighhhhh lol.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Another lovely start and your new frog is lovely too. I do hope you get a new furbaby... we want lots of pics if you do.
Hope all the tests go well and you are feeling better soon.

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Mouse you are going to LOVE Pumpkin Cottage, I think it was one of my fav crazies from last year. An absolute dream to stitch :@ I want to know where my cup of tea is? And where did you get your scissor frog, can't find one for love nor money. Can't wait to see the new furbaby, hope it's a Springer, they are so so cute.
LiBBiE in Oz

Chris said...

Wonderful new start.
I hope that your tests come out ok.

Peggy Lee said...

Great start!
Will be thinking positive thoughts about your tests...

Oh a new member of the household?
We want pictures!!!

pam said...

Hope your female troubles are not too bad. I call them Horror-moans at this point. Still amazed at all your starts. Keep up the stitching fingers.

Gabi said...

Hopefully you'll be fine again soon. Thinking of you during your tests. Having a Laparoscopy this month myself I know a bit you you must feel.
Love your new start. And the scissor frog is adorable.
Can't wait to hear more about the pup

Nancy in IL said...

Mouse! Great start on CCN's Pumpkin Cottage, which I think is my favorite design of Nikki's. The flat out frog is even cute, LOL!

The flower frog is something I need for my scissors, but we have no thrift shops around that I know of. EBay has them, but not for $3.84 I know! And shipping on top of that!

I can't wait to see if and when you get your new furbaby. Nothing delights me any more than animals, and as you know (and were so kind as to send me condolences personally), I lost a kitty last year, and I have 4 kitties left, but I would have more if I could. At my age, I don't want to risk getting another furbaby that has a chance to outlive me, and it wouldn't be fair to him/her to be uprooted for a new home or animal shelter, so I shall live vicariously through those (like you) who get babies!

Thank you for your visit to my blog!

Mel said...

Ohhh a new furbaby. I'll watch for it.

I do hope that you are doing okay and not feeling too badly. Stupid women's problems drive me insane!!!

Stiching is lovely as always. *hugs*

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely stitching as always, Mouse. And I like your frogs. Both the laid out one (wish my frog was laid out like that, instead of hopping merrily through my stitching) and the flower one are lovely. Good luck with the new pup!!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Mouse - love Pumpkin Cottage. Looking forward to seeing your new furbaby x

Kate said...

Great bargains and your flower frog is gorgeous - wish I could find one like that.
Lovely start on Pumpkin Cottage.
Looking forward to seeing the new furbaby - might have a limiting effect on your stitching time, some of us might even be ale to catch up with you!

Ali said...

Gorgeous xx take care xx

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Love the flat out frog, best sort. Your scissor frog is lovely.

cucki said...

beautiful new start...
sending lots of love and hugs and positive thoughts about your test.
cucki xx

catherine said...

nice start to your project. I hope everything is ok with your tests.
x catherine

Christine said...

Great start. Leave the frog in dilute bleach overnight, it will come up sparkling (note: this only works for glass frogs and is to be discouraged for live ones)
Best wishes for your tests

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely start and great find of frog beauty! Be well!

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Wishing you the best, in all frontiers!

Mary Ann said...

How fun--a new family member! Lovely start on Pumpkin Cottage, and I love your new scissor frog!!

Teresa said...

Love the scissor frog, never seen one like that. I have the pummkin cottage in my stash maybe seeing your will jump start me.
Can't wait to see your new furbaby.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

DJ said...

Love, love, love your scissors frog!! I'll have to check out the thrift shops here for one, great idea!! Your Pumpkin cottage looks great, I love that pattern too! Can't wait to see pictures of the new addition to your family and will keep you in my prayers. Hope the frogs stay away for good!! *Hugs*

Denise SA said...

I love your start and your scissor frog.I have one like that in the UK. Sorry about the women's problems try to think of them in a new light .I do not have hot flushes I have power surges.

Brigitte said...

A great list for your Crazy Challenge. I've been following your starts and am looking forward to seeing the rest.

Jane said...

What have you been putting in your cups of tea Mouse for that frog to be passed out like that?
Great new start.
Oh can't wait to see the new addition, how exciting! xxx

Susan said...

Lovely start. I do enjoy watching your progress, but a new start is sooo much fun. Wonderful find on the frog. I really love seeing all the different ones about the Web. I can't keep my scissors out as one of the cats will carry them off. Congratulations on the new furbaby.

Sally said...

Hope your next lot of tests go OK.

Looking forward to seeing more of Pumpkin Cottage. It looks lovely so far.

Well done on finding a scissor frog!

Mindi said...

Great new start, and that scissor frog is a fabulous find! Looking forward to seeing pictures of a new furbaby.

Julie said...

Super scissor frog

TinaTx said...

What a deal on the scissor frog! Love, love those things.(I have two but am always on the lookout for reasonably priced ones)