Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Two for the price of one post ..lol

Hi every one :) sorry I didn't do a blog update last night but time and tide doesn't wait for a mouse never mind a man ..lol 
I am having a hard time atm with my get up and go .. and feel rather tired all of the time and my pain levels are on the high side tooo ... not sure if it is a combination of every thing or just the extra bundle of fun we have ...lol 
any way 's I am not going to moan any more ... just have the odd squeak here and there ;)
I am awfully sorry but I have been forgetting to make the cuppas for every one and was reminded rather nicely the other day heheheheh soooo..... * mouse passes large mugs of tea/ coffee and hot chocolate round with a chocolate biccie  too, to make up for it ..lol  


SOOOOOO Tuesday the 10th day of the challenge saw me finally sitting down and putting needle to fabric at ...... 10.00 pm .... I had picked the "north wind shall blow " from LHN to do .... I just love this chart with the colours and the wee robin on it to ... I had a choice of fabric in my bag as I couldn't decide at the time what to do it on .... soooo I did the famouse floss toss and the darker steel grey fabric won ,.... the colours really pop on this one :)


I got my trusty tape measure out and double checked there would be enough fabric just to be on the safe side and folded and started the chart in the middle for a change .....just in case you weren't familiar with the chart  as the other ones I have been starting at the top .... I am using the recommend CC threads on this one and I just love it :) mmmm think I have said this before earlier ..lol 


moving on to today's start ..... I decided to work on Sampling in the square by Blue Ribbon designs and wait for it ... on the recommend 40 count fabric !!!!!! I am doing it with the mac cheaper version of threads as I couldn't justify the hand dyed ones for this one when doing my shopping list for Harrogate but ..... I think it still looks fab with the normal DMC and Anchor equivalents ....


and as for 40 count oooooooooo I am a convert ... just loved working on this one today too .... although it is defo one to work on in very good light ..... 


I took a wee stroll  hobble  around my very small garden today while watching the small bundle of fluff pottering round ... and armed with the camera I took some photos of spring arriving at the mouse house  YIPPPPEEEEE :)
I also had to take photos of said wee bundle of fluff asleep on DD2's quilt that she brought down stairs and forgot to take back up and it was left on the pouffe in front of the couch .... get ready for the awwwww factor again ...lol


right I have waffled enough and need to go and make a start on the CCN cottage as I am itching to start it .... oooo btw I will get another skein of  floss for Melicent just to be on the safe side :) and I think I will wait until the border is done too before I make up my mind re the letter A :)
When the North wind doth blow LHN

Sampling in the square Blue Ribbon Designs 
would you believe these have flowered all winter 

think these are either tulips or daffs :)

peony 

hyacinth :)

mushrooms under the holly and apple tree 

how cute is this eh ???

dog tired ..lol 
off to go and stitch now :) take care one and all and all being well will see you all again tomorrow :)
happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

48 comments:

Joysze said...

Awww, Mouse.... why are you hurting dear??? You ok???? I can't wait to see your flowers bloom. Stitching's looking great and thanks for the cookies. ;)

Joysze said...

Ok. I'm caught up on reading.... awwwwww, Bentley is such a darling!!! Bone density, huh? Hope the result is a great one next week.

Maggie said...

Bentley looks so cute all snuggled down!
My two fur babies have hardly moved out of their baskets by the fire for weeks! I want to come back as a cat, lol.

Love all your new starts, you are very brave to start all those new stitches!

Hope you feel better soon - take care.

PS we have daffs coming up too! how mad, and we still in early January!

Lesleyanne said...

Hope you feel better soon. Great pictures of Bentley, he's a real cutie. Lovely new starts.

Nancy said...

Lovely new starts! Bentley is such a cute pup!

Hope you feel better soon...pain is no fun.

Beth said...

Mouse - Hope you feel better soon -can't wait to see "North Wind". From your pictures of the garden, you'd think Spring was in a couple of weeks, rather than months away yet. Hasn't it been an odd Winter?

Catherine said...

Great starts! Love the garden pics - it's rainy and about to get very cold here. Love the last pic of Bentley, so cute!

Love to Stitch said...

Way to go starting a project on 40ct!!!! You gotta love it. Once you try it, it is very addicting!!!!! Looks like a hearty garden, great for lots of good dinners. Super cute dog too :)

Love to Stitch said...

Oops, the peony looks like rhubarb!!! LOL So, maybe dinner is out of the question! But, perhaps a beautiful display on the table!!!!!

Bertie said...

Sorry to hear you are in pain, may it all go away soon! Great starts, 40 count is wonderful but you need hawk eyes lol. Summer is the best time for that.
I am not surprised your flowers are in bloom, winter has hardly been here and there (you) too. We have wildflowers flowering:)
Puppy looks hugable:)

butterfly said...

Oh dear Bentley he is so sweet , would love a cuddle with him.
Flowers are looking good are we going to get a Winter?
I hope not just like you I have buds coming up every where.
Nice starts.I love 40 ct.

Jackie said...

Love your starts. Gosh I wish I could join you on LHN North Wind, but I must stick to my dandy to do list.
I also like the pics of your garden and your pup.
Hope you will return to your norm soon and don"t have to hobble much.

Take care...

Parsley said...

Awww. I just love your pup. How's that puppy breath?

MoonBeam said...

Does Bentley realize how darn cute he is?

Feel better.

Myra said...

I want to curl up with the puppy. :o) Excellent choices for your challenge. Thanks for the cuppa! :O)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Being in pain is no good... I hope you'll be feeling better soon. I can't help but think that just gazing at that sweet pup would make anyone feel just a teensy bit better.

Margaret said...

Hope you're not under the weather. Feel better! Love your new starts -- great choices! And yes, 40ct is the way to go! lol! Bentley is soooo cute! And your garden -- wow!

DJ said...

Sending up prayers and virtual hugs...I hope you feel better soon, Dear Mouse!! Sorry I ran out on you this morning, it's a mad house here! LOVE that pattern, I have that in my stash somewhere...can't wait to see how your's comes along. And Bently, he's just too cute!! Hope you feel better soon! *Hugs*

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your North Wind fabric, you really do pick all the best colour schemes for your stitching!
Hope you Get Well Soon xx

Peggy Lee said...

Oh dear...I hope you are soon able to skip instead of hobble. :o)
I absolutely love the color of linen you are using for the LHN piece.
Forty count? Woo-hoo! I need my ott light to do that.
Bentley is so adorable. He looks so soft.

Denise said...

Too cute! The stitching looks wonderful! Going to go see your LHN North Wind - wonder how close it is to mine.

Mary Ann said...

Love the garden and Bentley photos! Your 2 new starts look lovely!!

Mindi said...

Lovely new starts! Hopefully as the weather warms up you feel less aches and pains. The flowers seem to think spring will be coming early this year.

Bentley is so adorable snuggled up on the quilt.

Ziggyeor said...

Great starts and awww. Stop making me want a puppy. Steve will never let me have one. That and my friend just got 2 and tells me how they go all over the floor because they're potty training. It reminds me I'm not home enough to have dogs. I'll stick to the fuzzy though usually he's asleep when I get home or too late for him to come out.

Veronica said...

I hope you feel better soon. Your garden is gonna be so pretty once it's fully bloom.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Michelle said...

Wow 40ct thats brave. Well done. Love your garden pictures. Hope you are feeling better x

Ali said...

Morning mouse, hope you are feeling better soon - fabby stitching - take care xxx

Christine said...

Two lovely new starts there. I really like working on high count linens, but you definitely need good light.
It is so lovely to see the spring bulbs starting to come up.

Julie said...

The weather is nuts this year, nice pics of your plants, the peony is doing well.
Super new starts, going to be lvely coming here and seeing your progress on them over the coming months.
Hope you are soon feeling a little less painful.

cucki said...

hope you feel better soon..
beautiful new start...sweet stitching xxx

Diane (di) said...

Mouse, I hope you are feeling better real soon and the pictures you took are just beautiful. Bentley is such a sweetieface!! :)

catherine said...

Sorry your not feeling much get up and go. Pain can really drag you down sometimes. Good starts on tyour projects and the dog is adorabaly cute
x catherine

Thoeria said...

Awww mouse - hope you find you get up soon, and that the pain you're feeling would get up and go away soon! Love your project choices and lovely starts! Can't believe it's spring there - should that not mean we're heading into autumn here? Oh goody - that's my best season :) Bentley certainly is a charmer!

Siobhan said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!

I love your new starts! I can't get over how mild this winter has been, especially since last year was soooo frigid!

Your pup is adorable!

Sally said...

Hope you are feeling better soon dear Mouse {{{hugs}}}

Love new starts. I have The North Wind in my stash. Wonder if I shall get it stitched this year!

I love 40 count but not sure my eyes do!

Awww cute cute cute!!!!

Rita said...

I hope you're feeling better soon.

I loved all your pictures.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I can't wait to see your progress on North Wind. I love that chart!! I'm so sorry you're not 100%, though. :( I do hope things will even out soon. It's a good things puppies are cute, isn't it?? It makes up for how old they make us feel when we have to chase them around!!! : )

Teresa said...

Wonderful starts to your new projects. Love the shade of blue of your scissors. I need to had that color to my list of wants.
Bentley looks like he has adjusted to your home just fine.
Hope you are feeling better real soon.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

pam said...

Starts are great as always. I think I smell Bentley's puppy breath way over here.

Marjorie said...

Hope you recover from what ails you soon..isn't it great getting older? Your pup is just adorable!

Angela said...

I hope you are feeling better soon :) I know how not fun it is to be in pain all the time! Yuck.

Love the fabric color for North Wind and 40ct! I'm gonna have to buy a small piece on my next LNS visit and give it a try.

Bentley is so sweet.

Krista said...

Love your blog, Mouse :)
And love Bentley too.. he is a cutie! Great starts you have already, love Melicent, can't wait to see more. Have a lovely weekend!

Susan said...

Hope you're feeling better. Wonderful starts. Blue Ribbon Designs are such fun stitches aren't they? Thank you for the reminder of spring - although we really haven't had a winter here yet. Benley is such a cutie.

RJ's Momma said...
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RJ's Momma said...

Sorry to hear of your pain levels. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and while it is mostly controlled, I do remember when it was not. Hoping that your test results will offer some answers and you will get some relief soon.

BTW, I LOVE the fabric you chose for your LHN project!! Very pretty. And I love small count fabric as well. I've even done a tiny project, years ago, which called for 40ct over one:) Thankfully I still have my eyesight!!

Rhona said...

Hope you're feeling better, Mouse. Love your new start....totally love those scissors pictured with the stitching, the handle colour is gorgeous! And as for pup....awwww so cute!

Kathy said...

Well, where to start. Oh yes, Bentley of course. He is just adorable. I'm having puppy envy. :)

Love your new starts. Especially the LHN one. I have that somewhere here in the mess called my stitching. LOL Maybe that's what I'll do this weekend. Start another one. :)

Hope you are feeling better.

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Oooooooooo, Bentley <3
Concratulations, so beautiful new member of your family :)
It certainly keeps you busy, but wonderful, that you have stitched anyway ;).