cooooo what a wonderful week .... I suggest you get that kettle filled up ... the cups are ready along with a angle cake slice or a biscuit to go with it :)
soooo where to start ... June sent me a lovely RAK of a mouse house design :) the mat comes with it with wee paw marks on it .... it is sooo lovely and was just the thing to brighten my day :)
I heard that the gifts I had stitched all arrived safely at their new homes and so I can finally reveal what I have been stitching away at these last few weeks :)
It was Becky's birthday on Saturday and my little stitched gift to her, actually arrived on the day ... what good timing was that ... she absolutely loves it PHEW ..lol and says it is sooo her
Jo and Sally and Niina have received their 200 follower winner gifts so I can show you those too (Inky 's yours is stitched just needs finishing hopefully today and then can be on its way;)
for Jo I stitched part of the Romantique sampler(scroll down a few posts to see it almost done ..lol) as she has always coveted it and wants to come over and sneak it to her house once finished ..lol ... I took the top off the fabric and used the same threads to do the rose for her ....
for Sally I stitched a freebie from Ewe and Eye and Friends Alphabet Heart in Gast claret I think it was :)
Niina I stitched the top part with the sampler girls freebie a little tea and then charted the finnish underneath with my own wee design to tie in together :) for Becky I stitched the freebie ,A token of Friendship which I thought was just her (when I can find the link to say who designed it... I will do :)
soooo the fun continues ....... in case you thought it was quiet at the mouse house over the week end .. you were right ..lol .. I escaped to the country and hermitted at Gillies house .....
the journey over was a wee bit wet but I saw the most amazing rainbow on the way there and strangely enough it was in the same place on the way back three days later ...lol but when I arrived the sun was out and stayed the whole time while light :)
I took with me all my crazy's and my country cottage sal along with my over locker as Gillie wanted to cut down the excess fabric on her crazies and have some more manageable pieces to work on :)
while I was there I received my birthday surprise from DJ and I can't thank her enough as she spoiled me rotten and when you see the photo you will know why it has moved into my must stitch now pile ...lol
soooo Gillie and I spent a productive weekend stitching and chatting while drinking tea with some cutting and punching ....that was me making floss tags while Gillie did her overlocking heheheh......we also had a wonderful pub meal on the saturday night and went for a lovely tootle (well they walked fast I just strolled..lol) after church on Sunday and took some lovely photos :)
and the outcome of all that stitching ..... I finished my first crazy of this year WHOOPPPP WHOOOP..... Bloom by Threadwork Primitives ..... Gillie wanted it to stay at her house .. I said it was a good job I didn't mind stitching it twice ..lol (mmmm christmas prezzie sorted???? hahahah)
and I almost finished the January Cottage tooo .... just a few little bits and then I can move onto February's before March's get to the mouse house :)
I had a wonderful time at Gillies and we both didn't want it to end ... DH say's I can escape any time Gillie would like me back hehhehe.....
soooo are you ready for the photos ????
|for Becky birthday :)|
|Bloom finished :)|
|birthday goodies from DJ :)|
|snowdrops at the mouse house :)|
|sign in Gillies kitchen|
|Gillies Church :)|
|gillie and WT forging ahead|
|just stunning views on walk|
|cuppa and orts :)|
|Jan Cottage CC SAL|
|Bentley in his dragon costume :)|
|From June :)|
|Bentley taken today|
|and again after a mad chase round the garden|
|hyacinth today :)|
mmmmm Joyzeeeee I have taken some photos of my orchid for you but I can't seem to find them on the computer eeeekkk ... may not have up loaded them DOH ... I will find them for you :)(found and added and some more ..lol )
just had to include one of Bentley wearing his new scary outfit ..lol ... he is currently snoozing waiting to go on his pootle to the woods methinks thats where DD1 is taking him :)
well the kettle has just reboiled so any one want another one before I go and get some HW done ... now don't get too worried only sorting the washing out off the airers heheheh ...
soo there you go folks a wonderful end to a wonderful start .... hopefully this week will just be as good and productive ... until next time, take care and happy stitching every one :) love mouse xxxxx