Monday, 26 March 2012

Happpppy Hedgehog day :)

Hi every one :)
can you see this wee mouse boogy ...lol  nahhh didn't think you could, after all you are behind my  screen hahahah....
 but I am sure you heard the wee shouts of delight last Friday when I put the last stitches into Kath's Hedgies  ...... yes finally it is done *VBG and we went today to choose a frame for it, so that I can frame it for her too :) 
I said after all the work that went into it ... it was her birthday and pif present rolled into one ...lol   
soooo now I can move onto my next goodies to stitch for Catherine .... who won the tusal award from Daffy cat last year and I am stitching her a little something I've designed as a "well done" :)


well where to start this week ... today we have iced tea, cranberry and raspberry , Turkish apple and pear and  guava  for a change ....as in case you didn't know, here at the mouse house we are experiencing rather warm sunny weather .... I think sssshhhh that spring / early summer has arrived ..lol  ... 
I've had my washing out blowing in the slight breeze and smelling gorgeous and fresh when brought in dry ... total bliss  .. love these lazy hazy days when the washing can get dried outside:)


oooo just having a cranberry and raspberry tea now ...slurping  sipping daintily from my mug  china cup .....


this week has been a good postie week not just for me but also Rhona.... she mentioned how lovely one of my pairs of scissors was a while back and sooo the other week I tootled off in the mouse mobile and picked her some up on my travels and they have safely arrived at her end .... 
pop over and have a look at her photo  as  I forgot to take one .. DOH ... she also designs some lovely cute designs and mounts them on to cards so I sent some paper flowers for her too :) she designs for some of the cross stitch magazines over here too ... :)


my wee package arrived on Friday from Nataly, she picked my name for some of her wonderful counting pins and made them in my favourite colours too and I've used them already *VBG  was doing a wee bit of with drawn thread work ;)


Talking of scissors again Julie asked if I had a favourite pair ... and to be honest no ... I love all my scissors and they all get used regularly  apart from my Gingher's atm, as I am stitching the Needle and thread by LHN for them to rest in and have the fob attached so the don't get used for something other than stitching ... and I need to make a wee fob for those cute Kelmscott ones from Laurie too :)


Sally and I have been emailing back and forth and we have decided to do the Summer splendour as a SAL on Wednesday s ... I haven't touched this since I started it back in January (due to hedgies ..lol) and thought it would be nice if I could join her and stitch it together :)
I succumbed last night to a wee bit of shopping of charts from the sampler girl in her sale and got My Everything and A Turn in the Garden from her and its all Niina's fault as she told me while I snuck on FB that she had a sale on .....


Last  Thursday MIL and I went out for our mothers day treat to Wentworth Garden Centre and had a stroll round the plants and the gardens and also had something to eat there too ....(Kate don't look too closely I had the one with the least calories heheheh) so I shall let you have a stroll round there with me too later ....
Bentley continues to grow and be a snuggle bear as every morning he comes into my bedroom ... dives on the bed and snuggles up to me and falls asleep at the side of me until I get up ... He hasn't got in to the pond yet but helps me every day feed the fish ...lol ....I think I am going to train him as my support dog as he helps me with the washing as well ;)


well I think you will be needing a top up by now  sooo here you go while I load the photos up for you .
pleaseeee can I have a biscuit :)

kate look away now ..lol

garden centre

gorgeous violas 

magnolia in bloom

dwarf tulips and some thing pretty in blue 

fountain going 

gorgeous gardens to walk round







counting pins from Nataly

Hedgies finished and ironed :)
gorgeous cherry blossom in my garden 

closer look at the hedgie

Feb cottage SAL CCN so far 


well there you go .. lots to nosy at .... I did do a bit on the Feb cottage and haven't got much more to do sooo I may carry on with that tonight so I can move on as have got March and April waiting in the wings :)
mmmm don't think there was anything else ... if I've forgotten to reply to something just email me to remind me ...lol 
take care every one and happy stitching  till next time :) love mouse xxxxx 





42 comments:

Shirlee said...

I enjoyed all the photos & what lovely gifts you received! Gotta admit that pie looks yummy : )

Denise said...

Those gardens are beautiful! And congrats on finishing the hedgehogs. I was just thinking about dessert and saw that pie -- thanks - now I MUST go find a sweet. lol

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love those sweet hedgies.

Ruth said...

Well done on getting the hedgies finished, they look so cute.
Oh can I have a cake ...sorry slice ;-p of that no calorie cake with my cuppa lol.
The sampler girls patterns are just divine and I have bought My Everything, I think it will make a good anniversary piece for hubby and I and I dare say I have the other pattern in my one...hundred patterns of hers lol.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on finishing the hedgies. Great photos of the gorgeous garden. Bentley is looking great. Lovely gifts received.

Christine said...

Oooh, I LOVE Turkish apple chai, I'll be right over ;D
Great finish on the hedgehogs. That February cottage is quite pink isn't it?
Great pics from the gardens/garden centre. I think the blue flowers might be squills

Linda said...

Wow! What great pics of the Garden Centre. Wish we had something like that around here. Thats what I get for living in the sticks. lol
Congrats on finishing the hedgehogs. They turned out really cute.
Bentley is sweet as always.

Linda

Susieq said...

Beautiful pictures and congratulations on your Hedgies finish.

Meari said...

Congrats on your hedgehog finish. We can Happy Dance together. I will be careful not to step on your wee-self. ;-)

Laundry fresh off the line. Mmmmmmm!! Love that smell.

Those gardens are absolutely beautiful.

Angela said...

I was wishing while looking at the garden pics that I could have a place like that to walk :) It looks lovely!
Congrats on the hedgie finish, great progress on the CCN Cottage SAL and Bentley is sure one handsome little boy!
Have a great week Mouse :)

Angela said...

I was wishing while looking at the garden pics that I could have a place like that to walk :) It looks lovely!
Congrats on the hedgie finish, great progress on the CCN Cottage SAL and Bentley is sure one handsome little boy!
Have a great week Mouse :)

Rhona said...

I'm loving those scissors, Mouse...thanks again! Lovely stitching - as always! And as for the lemon pie, I hope you saved me a slice!!! lol

Carol said...

Oh, Mouse, your hedgehogs are so cute! I've never seen one in real life, but love how they roll up in their little ball shapes :)

Looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day stroll...hope Bentley was a good boy and got you a nice present for being such a sweet mother!!

mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely mosey through the gardens, Mouse. We have a botanical garden that mom and I went to. It's a wonderful place. And free to visit!! And grats on finishing the hedgehogs. They're darling, of course. I love the colors in the February cottage too. Pink is one of my fave colors. I have a fave pair of scissors, and a next fave pair of scissors and so on. As long as they're sharp, I'll use them!!! (I only have about eight pairs...) Hope you had a good day today!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

If that is Lemon pie, save me a slice and I will be right over!!!
Love your Hedgehog finish--and your pink house is sooo cute!!!
and those flowers are just yummy--
did you buy any?????
Hugs, Di

Margaret said...

Oh the hedgehogs!!! I love them so much! Fantastic finish! Bentley is so cute! Does he like flowers? :D

Deb said...

The photos are so pretty of everything!

And about that lemon pie - you have my mouth watering now. Lemon pie is my all time favorite.

Love your Hedgehog finish and the counting pins you received are wonderful.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What wonderful pictures of the gardens!! Wow!! WooHoo on finishing the hedgies! Good for you! Your pins are sooooo pretty. I'll bet you will use those a lot!!

Give Bentley a snuzzle for me!

Tricia

marly said...

I really enjoyed seeing the photos of the gardens. And the pie!! Bentley sure is growing fast and still a sweetie.

Beth said...

Lots and lots of lovely things to admire (and buy!) at the nursery and the grounds there are so pretty too - thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Wow Bentley has grown. I love your garden photos they are stunning - as is the Pie! Yum Yum xx

Thoeria said...

The hedgehogs are gorgeous! Bentley is cute as ever, and those are lovely pins! BUT.......my favourite will have to be that Lemon Meringue Pie!!! Slurp drool! :-D

Veronica said...

Congrats on the hedgehogs. They look fab!!! I'm so envious of your counting pins. They're so pretty ^.^

Beautiful photos. All those gorgeous photos. Spring certainly has sprung :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on your finish! Those hedgehogs are cute!

Shari said...

oh my!! I am not sure which pictures to comment on......I THOUGHT it was going to be the garden shop photos....I love looking at garden shops, getting new ideas, etc...
but then, you showed your stitching....those hedgehogs are just too cute.....love them!!
then you showed your cherry blossom....so pretty!!!
Your Feb cottage looks great too...
happy stitching!

Sally said...

Beautiful photos of the gardens Mouse.

Mmm the teas are delicious today and very refreshing in the heat ( which I hate lol!!!!).

The hedgehogs are gorgeous. I bet Kath will love them. Your cottage is looking lovely.

Aww bless Bentley. He is just adorable.

Looking forward to our SAL :) I did take it to craft club with me this morning just in case I finished the RAK I'm stitching but I didn't!

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah on the finish! Lovely progress on everything else ;)

Vickie said...

Oh if we had the energy of Bentley! Just think all that we could accomplish! :) Beautiful gardens!

Autumn said...

Always fun to stop here and see all the goodies and Bentley of course. You sure have some great blog buddies and stitchy projects.

Catherine said...

Aawww...the hedgehogs are so cute! Lovely garden walk ~ thanks for sharing!
Oh, and that pie ~ yummy!

K 'n K Designs said...

Oh the gardens are gorgeous! What a peaceful place to take a walk. :) Your finished Hedgehog piece is so very cute! Love the picture of Bentley too!

Susan said...

Congratulations on finishing the hedgehogs! Looking forward to seeing the frame you picked. Thank you for the pictures of the gorgeous garden! It looks to me as if the sweet was mostly meringue and as that is primarily air it must be low in calories.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a lovely day to celebrate Mothers - and a fine looking dessert, too. Pretty stitching, as usual, and Bently is still such a dear! Good luck with training him to support. ;-)

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh - so much to look at Mouse! I was browsing some blogs earlier this week and remembered the hedgies but then I couldn't recall whose blog they were on. I hate when I do that! I finally found your post again. The finishes are just so lovely. Can you tell me who designed the hedgehog piece? We don't have hedgehogs in the U.S. so I've never seen one in real life.

Joysze said...

YAY on hedgies!!! :D They're so darn cute. :D

Man.... I wish I was at the Garden Centre with you. You'd had had to drag me away kicking and screaming. ;)

Astrid's dragon said...

Your hedgehogs are too cute! We got to take care of one during the boys spring break one year - adorable, but stinky!

As for your pie, I have one waiting for me in the fridge...

Stitching Kath said...

are the hedgehogs in their frame yet?

Anne said...

Ooooohhhhh!! AHHHHH!! Those flowers!! Those gardens!!!! Bentley!!!!! That CAKE!!!!!So much to ooh and ahh over! I love magnolias and so excited for them to come out in bloom in the next couple of weeks! I see the buds here and our cherry blossoms are nearly in bloom too!!! Cute finish with those hedgies! My friend once had a pet hedgehog. SO CUTE!!!

HUGS!!!

Stitching in the country said...

Great picturers of the garden centre but did you buy anything? Curious minds need to know. Love the heggies. We've got loads here but still sleeping at the moment.

Stitching Noni said...

Well done on finishing those lovely hedgehogs! Thank you for sharing all those great pics! Bentley is so cute!

♥ Nia said...

I want a piece of that cake!!! :p hahahhahaha
Congrats on your finish! Lovely stitching!! :D
beautiful pictures!! thank you for sharing :)

TinaTx said...

Beautiful pictures! Congrats on your finish.