Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Hermitting Hedgehogs :)

HI every one :) 
well the sun is out and it is such a glorious sunny spring morning at the mouse house .....the washing is blowing on the line :) the kettle is on and just about to boil for your drinks sooo what do you want today ??? as not sure if this will be your first drink of the day or the last ..lol ...
This weekend was the ISHW  (the international stitch and hermit weekend) usually the 3rd weekend of each month hosted by Joyce and although I didn't get to stitch as much as normal with normal life getting in the way shheesh ..lol I have done a wee bit over the week too on the hedgehogs  and can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel YIPPPEEEE .... I will be so glad to get this one done and move onto something a wee bit smaller for a few days ..lol 
I had to stitch on something different for a few hours and did a little bit more on the Feb cottage SAL  and the Needle and thread by LHN  so I shall show you their progress's too a wee bit later on :)
I forgot last week with all that went off to show you the PIF prize I sent to Inky ... she absolutely adores it and he will be on show all year round ..... Inky is doing the great scissor scamper for a wee bit of fun and I have taken a photo of my scissors and realised afterwards there are some missing off the photo ... nooooo ... ho hum they will get in next time ...lol  I seem to have one or two and some lovely scissor frogs too ....:)
The postie was lovely to me this last week too .... I received my blog win off  Laurie , the lovely Mary Ann Gollins sampler and she also sent the most cutest wee Kelmscott scissors which are just the right size for my paws and some Bohin needles yummm :) I was squeaking with delight when they turned up I an sure she heard me across the pond ..lol 
and the cutest wee pyn pillow came from Sally as a thank you ... I had actually printed this one off to do as a RAK as well .. great minds think alike heheheh :)

Thank you for all your kind words regarding my design .... the first part has now been released to 50 of my members on friendly stitchers  and every one who has stitched it so far  loves it and their colour ways are gorgeous :) in fact some are itching to get the next part now ...lol 
(if you taking part and  are reading this :) don't forget I want to see the photos before the next part is due ;)

On Sunday here in the UK it was mothers day ... and I hope you all had a fab day .... I got some lovely body shop bubble bath and lotion and a bath lily as  well as  lovely candle from Next off DD2 and DD 1 says I can order the Nashville LHN and Shakespeare Peddlers chart  Woooo Hoooo *VBG*

I was moaning to DH the other day that I used to have a lovely tidy house ..... until we got a wee bundle of black and white fur ....lol  I had to take a photo after he had had one of his mad moments of running through the house from one end to the other around the pouffe and on it and back round etc ..... just to show how it looks nine times out of ten here hehehehe .... 
He is off out on his walk with DD1 hence why I am catching up on here as he loves to cuddle me when I am sat at the computer and say hello to every one ..lol
another cuppa ??????
I've bobbed my Tusal photo on this essay ;) as I won't get back to do it on time and better  to be two days early than two days late than I was last month ...lol 
the jar on the left is the one with all this years so far in and the one on the right is this months with an extra soggy doggy drooled piece in there too  hahahaha .... I got up to make a drink and a length must have slipped on the floor and he thought he would try and see how tasty it was ..lol
I must admit I quite like to get up early on these sunny days and get every thing done and organised so that I can get a thread length or two in  in between the necessary jobs .. making brews , washing , ironing , making brews etc of the day hahahahah.... I have to do every thing in small doses .... but once done the day is mine .... 
I've just gone out and pegged a couple of things out and the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing and my flowers are gently nodding in the breeze .... may just have to go and have my next cuppa sat on the decking by my pond :)
sooo while you are all sipping your cuppas daintily here are the latest photos for you to drool over hehehehe
goodies from Charity shops either side of the candlestick

gorgeous thank you from Sally

mad run chasing bubbles

can you see them ... taste like peach apparently ?

Blog win from Laurie, see those cute scissors :)

I seem to have one or two ..lol

getting there with Needle and thread LHN

checking out the pond

how cute am I auntie Liz ;)

CCN sal cottages so far :)

mmmm that rug is supposed to be in front of the fire ..lol

Kaths Hedgies almost there wooo hoooo

Tusal photo :)

morning fans ;)

going to wake up DD 

For Inky's PIF 
soooo there you go folks , a Bentley fix and a stitchy fix ..lol and not a cake in sight ... 
hope every one has a fab week :) off to go and catch up with every one ... take care and happy stitching till next time :) love mouse xxxxxx


Vickie said...

Great photos! Love the one of Bentley on the stairs. :) What an awesome win! Your stitching is lovely as usual. :) http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Shirlee said...

Loved seeing all your photos! Your stitchings are fabulous!

gracie said...

Fun seeing all the photos....Nice stitching....I also stitched the cute pin pattern...a nice easy one to do.

natalyK said...

Fun puppy pics! I love all of your stitching updates and think you Cottage SAL is looking fab!

Have a wonderful day!

Ruth said...

Loved seeing what antics Bentley got up to and hearing all about them lol. Great progress and why is it things crop up just when a stitchy weekend approaches...mmm slup of tea, no daintly for me I like a big ole mug lol.
I to am enjoying these lovely mild spring mornings and once chores are out of the way its lovely to have the day to yourself, enjoy !

Kate said...

I had to peek through my fingers to make sure there was no cake this time!
Lovely stitching & blog wins/thank you gifts received. Bet you have your hands full with Bentley.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Enjoyed all your photos. All your stitching is beautiful, especially the hedgehogs. Bentley is so cute! I'll bet you can never stay mad at him!

Thoeria said...

Awwwww....but isn't that Bentley a charmingly sweet little fella?! Great stitching as always :) What....No cake on Mother's Day??!! I could be wrong but I *think* I saw more than just a few scissors....or maybe I need new specs :)

Elisa said...

Wow lots of lovely piccies to look at, great charity shop finds there...Bentley is so cute and your stitching is gorgeous as always!

Autumn said...

What a fab post catching up with you, your stitching, and Bentley.

What teas are you serving my friend? I'll take a cuppa ;-)

Sally said...

Wow you've got some lovely stitching done Mouse. Glad you liked your little thank you. Definitely great minds lol :)

Aww cute photos of Bentley. Our balck labrador used to do the same thing running round. You had to watch out as he'd get so engrosed he'd knock you over!

Wahoo glad you're getting the LHN/ SP piece. Another one we could SAL on maybe????? Lol!

Margaret said...

I always love to see what's going on at your place. :D Lovely stitching and prizes and such. And Bentley is adorable, of course. lol about the bubbles! Just a kid that pup is! Love the hedgies -- I love to watch your progress on that. And darn it -- I forgot to do my TUSAL!!! :(

pam said...

Thanks for the fun update! Great stitching and cute little Bently

Ziggyeor said...

Cute Puppy ;) I'm sure the mess is not so bad ;)

Beautiful stitching. I love your Hedgies.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely post. I enjoyed catching up with your stitching and of course Bentley.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What fun finds at the Charity Shops! I'll bet you have some wonderful finishing ideas for them all. I love your pillow from Sally. I need to get some of those cute charms that she puts on the back of her work. I see it on the corner of yours in the picture. Wonderful blog win! How nice to have a new pair of scissors to add to your collection, since you only have just one or two of them... ; ) I love seeing all your fobs on your scissors!! I need to work on that for mine!! And I see a cute little tea bag holder with bunnies on it in the background, too. ; ) Thanks for joining the Scissors Scamper!! That needle and thread piece has the *prettiest* colors in it! Well, I'm writing a book here, so I'll stop by saying AWWWWWWWWWWW - How cute is Bentley!!!! : )

Have a lovely spring day!


Lesleyanne said...

Great photos especially of Bentley. Lovely gifts received and sent. You have some gorgeous scissors. Great progress on your stitching

Meari said...

Inky's PIF is so adorable. No wonder she'll have it on display all year round. :)

Congrats on your win as well. Adorable scissors... and yes, you do have one or two, LOL.

Your stitching looks good.

Meari said...

Inky's PIF is so adorable. No wonder she'll have it on display all year round. :)

Congrats on your win as well. Adorable scissors... and yes, you do have one or two, LOL.

Your stitching looks good.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, I can so relate to a destroyed living room! Yes, Ms. Shelby does the race track round the coffee table too. So funny!

Your stitching looks great and the scissors are awesome. Love those frogs!


Denise said...

Holy Smokes you've been busy! Love the goodies you've received. The pup pics are too adorable - pups are worse than two year olds! And wow on the scissors!

Linda said...

Great stitching. Love the ornie. Bentley is as cute as ever.


Beth said...

Bently is too cute - enjoyed all the photos - glad you had a great Mother's Day too.

newfie princess said...

Oh Mouse, your stitching is so beautiful and so is your sweetie of a dog.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Mouse thanks for sharing them. Bentley has grown so much - so cute. Love the sampler you won xx

Minnie said...

I love reading your post, so many lovely pictures annd beautiful stitching. I also found another exciting blog I want to follow and the wonderful scissors scamper. Thank you and happy belated Mother's Day Mouse.

Anne said...

So much fun to read this post Mouse darlin!! Happy Mother's day to you!! Your daughters are so sweet to let you order some charts!!! Oh that Bentley is getting big isn't he!! Lovely win you received from Laurie! Those are a lot of scissors!!! I adore that little pin pillow from Sally...never saw that pattern before though! Beautiful progress on your WIPS and I think it's time for some more coffee for me :D



RuthB said...

Hey, Bentley-- want a cookie? He's so darn cute. Congrats on all the progress, and good luck on a tidy house with that wiggling bundle of fur around.

Go hedgehogs!!!!!!!!

Deborah said...

Your stitching is lovely! Great finds and the best pics of Bentley.

Myra said...

You have been busy! I truly enjoyed all your pictures and your stitching.

Carol said...

Such cute stitching, Mouse, and that Bentley sure is a cutie, too. Glad you're enjoying him so much :)

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

What a varied post! Love the sampler and scissors you won. I NEED more needlework scissors LOL. I have a carosel of paper cutting scissors which all have different blades but only one and half pairs of needlework scissors. Why half a pair? The tips are broken off because I tried to use them as a screwdriver. Bad stitcher. Now they live in the bathroom for bathtime supervision stitching!

♥ Nia said...

Please enter your pin is so fun! :D eheheheh
wow! you have a big collection of scissors! Really big :p
Your dog is the cutest!! thank you for sharing his pictures, makes me smile a lot!! :D

Lee said...

Just love visiting your blog so I have awarded you a Liebster Award. do go over to my blog to see what it is about and get the instructions have fun sharing the award

Veronica said...

Lovely photos. Saw the pincushion on Sally's blog. Gotta say, I really love how she added the blue ribbon. It's perfect.

Ah... Bentley is still as cute if not cuter.

Your WiPs are going real well. The hedgehogs looks great. Love that cute PIF ornie you sent Inky.

P.S. Gorgeous collection of scissors ^.^

Jennifer M. said...

Aren't puppies so much fun?! They certainly keep you on your toes but somehow you always seem to be cleaning the house.

I love your stitching. Those hedgehogs are cute. That is quite some scissor collection too. BTW, I love that mouse in your TUSAL photo. Super cute LOL.

Thanks so much for sending me part 1 of the Band Sampler. I hope I can start it soon. I'm getting ready to move house here soon so I know several days will be taken for that. ;)


DJ said...

Wow, your stitching is lovely!! You have so much done. Bentley is just adorable as usual! Your scissors frogs put mine to shame...love the new ones you got! Your PIF for Inky is lovely! I need a class in finishing fromyou, Ms. Mouse!! *Hugs*

Christine said...

Great stitching, the hedgehogs are looking lovely, and I love the PIF ornament you made.
Just the odd one or two pairs of scissors then?
The gift Sally sent you is adorable

Lois said...

What great pics! Bentley looks such a character!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I bet Bentley's innocent face hides a whole heap of mischief!!
Love how your blog pictures are displayed and your sewing is wonderful. I see by your scissor collection we have more than puppies in common. Irene xxx

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Love your PIF, it's so cute! your scissor collection is wonderful !
Please, give a caress to Bentley.

TinaTx said...

Great pics! You do stay busy, don't you? Love the scissor pics - I'm a little fond of scissors myself. :)
Hope you are having a great week!

Daffycat said...

Oh my, lovely stitching. The gifts you've received lately are awesome ~ including that great "enter your pin" pinpillow!

Catherine said...

What a lovely post, Mouse! Full of great goodies and that new cutie of yours! Sounds like he keeps you on your toes!

BeckySC said...

I just LOVE your puppy :) :) :)
LOVELY stitching dear mouse :)

Heidi said...

I do not know what is more fun...stitching the weekend away or our pets? :-)

Love all the stitching projects you are working on. I had a very slow hermit weekend but yours encourages me to keep my chin up and needle poised...lol.

Hugs from Holland ~

Denise SA said...

Hi mouse
I love your charity shop finds I miss those here. Mind you went to a garage sale last month and picked up a cupcake stand for my biscornus and a brand name handbag (very cheap) for my daughter. Lovely stitching always makes me want to buy a few more charts when I look at your blog.

Joysze said...

I owe you an email!!!! Don't think you've gotten away scot free from the possible boredom. HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

Awww, look at that face!! Bentley is well worth all that black and white fur floating around. ;)

Debbie said...

love your work... and your scissors collection!

Debbie said...

love your work... and your scissors collection!

Julie said...

Stunning collection of scissors, do you have a favourite?
Bentley is so adorable.
Lovely stitchy progress and a nice gift from Sally

Dani - tkdchick said...

Whew, let me catch my breath after reading all of that Mouse!

Your pup is looking so cute!

What fantastic goodies you've received lately!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

As always, enjoyed your posting and all of your life happenings.
I have awarded you the Liebter award. Check out my blog.

stitchesnscraps said...

What a wonderful update, Mouse! I love all your stitching! And I just want to cuddle and squeeze Master Bentley! Thanks for reminding me to update my TUSAL!

Melissa J.

Anonymous said...

Bentley is one cute puppy! I love the pictures of him chasing the bubbles. :) Your stitched pieces look wonderful - looking forward to see them come together!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

[squ]Eeek-gads!!! I have missed a whole post here Miss Mouse - how did that happen?
Hope things have settled down on the stupey nit-pickers front - I think some people just have way too much time on their hands and must live in a sad little world where they try to spread the gloom to make themselves feel better... Thank God we have a choice and don't have to live there with them. As you know - at least 16 of us have loved part one of your spring sampler and are waiting VERY PATIENTLY for the 10th of next month [tap, tap, tap]
In answer to Bentley's question... Oh soooo cute, look at that little tummy.... here's a rub AND a scritch from Aunty Liz (you can give your mum a big, wet snuzzle as a thank-you - hahaha) BTW - talking about wet - you just know he is going to be IN that pond before you can say pass the towels please
Liz x

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous photos :D