Monday, 5 March 2012

wonderful post day , the lurg and lots of stitching :)

HI every one :) sorry to have been so quiet these last few days but I have come down with a chest infection and lost my voice which sounds like a cross between a mouse and a frog atm hahahahah 
the kettle is full if you want to help your selves and there are some biscuits in the cupboard to the left :)
If you want to make me a lemsip I won't object 

Saturday was a really bad day illness wise I stayed in bed for the most part and that is very unlike me ..... the good bit though was my lovely postie brought me two parcels :)
one from Elisa  which was our private spring exchange , and I can now show you mine to her ... was a lovely pin keep with Bent Creeks Spring house on it, stitched beautifully in the recommended threads ..... the funny thing was I almost did the same for her too heheheh ..... I stitched Elisa  Spring by Lizzie *kate with gast threads and anchor threads that I thought looked pretty with each other :)
the other was a RAK from Becky SC which is a beautiful scissor/ needle tin stitched with  a lovely blue bird on it .... hang on while I go and find her details of it ....... zooommmm  ho hum just scrolled through a load of posts to find she says blue bird magnetic needle and scissor holder heheheh  just what I said 
what lovely surprises to cheer a wee mouse up :0

sooo when you are ill, what do you do ???? 
I curled up under my noo noo blankie as we call them and got out some stitching and finished my second crazy Winter Band Sampler by LHN  wooo hoooo and I also worked on there is a garden by homespun elegance and am about 3/4 of the way done on that tooo :) and just because I was ill I treated myself to a new start .... well you just have to don't you ??? my birthday present of DJ .... Needle and thread by LHN :)

On Thursday before I became ill  I went to stitching group at Bev's house and worked on Pumpkin cottage and got some more done on that and took a photo of the buns she made before they got eaten too heehhehh ....
I've done a wee bit more on my Band sampler today and its looking good even if I say so myself .....
the sun shone on Thursday at the mouse house so I was able to get some photos of my daffodils as they had just come out to bloom for you all sooo spring is nearly here whoop whoop :)
..... photos are on there way now for you all 
lady bugs out on thursday 1st march 2012

lovely wee crocus

Bev's home made buns very yummy :)

pumpkin cottage LHN

Mine to Elisa :0

RAK from Becky to me 

inside is just gorgeous too :)

Beautiful wee pin keep from Elisa to me :)

and the back 

daffodils outside the mouse house 


Winter Band sampler finished 3rd March LHN

my new start :)

there is a garden homespun elegance 

the actual colour of the homespun elegance piece is actually peach fabric .. ho hum the sun was shining when I took that  :)
so there you are folks :) hope everyone else is well and stitching merrily away ... I've tried to keep up with every one sooo if I have missed you please squeak loudly and I will go and visit you :)
take care love mouse xxxxxx


Krista said...

Hi Mouse, hope you are feeling better soon. Love all of your stitchings, so very pretty. And what a beautiful tin from Becky. Love those stork scissors. :)

Beth said...

Hope you are feeling better and getting better each day. You've alot to share in this post - Spring appears to be blooming along too. One complaint! You ate all the buns and left none for me!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather dear friend. At least you could stitch! I love your exchange pieces given and received. Hope you are feeling better today. With big hugs!!!

Ali said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Lots of lovliness there to help you on the road to recovery xx

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Good for you, Mouse, to start something new. It is definitely a step on the road to recovery from the "creeping crud". I love the parcels you received. How amazing to receive something from Becky SC. It's beautiful!! And your pinkeep from Elisa is sweet as can be, too! Enjoy your pretty spring flowers. I'm sure we'll have some here in the next month or so! : )

Lesleyanne said...

Hope you feel better soon. Lovely gifts sent and received. Great stitching.

Thoeria said...

Do hope you're feeling more mouse-ish and less frog-ish, mouse :) Love your daffodils and that pretty crocus! Oh...and while you were under your noo-noo, who was playing with young Master Bentley? oooo and yummy looking buns there!
Love all the stitchy bits - your little tin is just lovely! When I grow up I'm going to learn how to do that:)

pam said...

Sorry to her you have been under the weather recently. Hope you are better soon. The wonderful stitches you received should help you on the mend.

Autumn said...

What lovely gifties! I am sure that really brightened your sick days. Hope you are better now.

Anonymous said...


just dropping by your blog.

Great gifts and your stitching is lovely. I especially like LHN Winter Band sampler. I've got that in my stash but haven't started it yet.

Lovely photos of flowers and ladybugs - Spring is coming!

Hope you feel better now.

Daffycat said...

Blech! I hope you get your voice back soon!

Lovely, spring weather at your house...judging by all the flowers!

That Becky, has been "getting around" this week! I see her sweetness spread all over lately!

BeckySC said...

I sure hope you are feeling better my friend :)
Your exchanges sent and received are just lovely :)AS IS your other stitching :)
Have a great week :)

TinaTx said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather - hope you are better soon!
Some nice goodies you received in the mail!

Michelle said...

Hope you feel better soon Mouse - not nice to feel unwell. Lovely photos thank you for sharing. I too was surprised by a RAK from Becky how kind of her. Love all your new starts xx

Margaret said...

Hope you're feeling better now! I hate being sick. Love all the stitching! Stitching from you, stitching you received -- everything is gorgeous!

Catherine said...

I do hope you are feeling all better now. Beautiful flowers, beautiful stitches, and beautiful gifts from wonderful stitchy friends!

Mad about Craft said...

I hope it doesn't take as long for you to get back on your feet as it has for me, it has taken me over a week to get over my lurgy.

I love your 'Winter band'

Deb said...

I hope that your 100% soon. There is nothing worse than being sick. Wonderful stitching and such a great tin from Becky!

Joysze said...

Awwww honey!!!! You were sick????!!!!!!!! Poor baby.... are you feeling better now? I sure hope so!

Look how cute those ladybugs are and your daffodils and crocus are soooooooo pretty!!!! That purple is almost fake, it's so beautiful!!!

Great exchanges all around. :D

Julie M said...

Sorry you've been sick Mouse. I hope you recover quickly!

Pretty pretty stitching. The exchanges are wonderful as is your Winter Band Sampler, new start and HE piece.

Feel better soon!

Laurie in Iowa said...

All the gifts are so lovely... it's wonderful getting stitching gifts in the mail. All your projects look wonderful too.
I loved looking at your flower photos... it won't be too much longer before we start seeing signs of spring here in my little corner of Iowa.

Karen said...

What wonderful goodies you have going to and fro! Love your stitched pieces too.

happy stitching....

Linda said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Mouse. Great gifts you sent and received. Congrats on the finish.


Ziggyeor said...

sorry you're not feeling well I hope you feel better soon. I like all the stitching you got done.
I'm laughing that you call those buns. I would have expected rolls if you had said that, those are cupcakes. ;)

Deborah said...

Glad that you are feeling better. You did get a lot done. Beautiful finish. Love all the gifties.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill Mouse, glad you are feeling better now. Some great stitching there, Winter Band sampler is particularly gorgeous, and some lovely gifts recieved.
Great garden pics too, your ladybirds are out early

lorna said...

ah hope your feeling much better now, lovely gifts and stitching and the daffs are lovely, my fave, spring is on its way whoop.

Ruth said...

Hope you feel better soon *passes the lemsip, I ate the last bourbon biccies to btw lol
Love the exchange pieces and how funny if you'd both done the same piece for each other. I think when your ill a new start is mandatory, it cheers you right up lol.
Well done on getting the band sampler finished I do love it on that fabric.

Peggy Lee said...

Aww...there's nothing so sad as an ailing mouse! Get better soon!

WOW...a post FULL of lovely stiching.
Oh and those buns are making me want a snack!

Rita said...

I hope you feel better very soon.

Beautiful stitching and flowers!

Sally said...

Lemsip coming up. Hope you are on the mend now though. I think someone beat me to the biscuits but the cuppa was very welcome :)

Love your Winter Band Sampler finish. It looks gorgeous in the gingham fabby. Lovely new starts too.

Love the exchange pieces both sent and received and what a beautiful RAK from Becky.

Julie said...

Get well soon!
Lovely exchange gif you nd ELISA made f each other.
Yummy buns, bet they didn't last long.nice new start.
Beautiful sring flowers.

Nicola said...

I do hope that you get beter soon. I adore your RAK from Becky and your exchange.

I saw a ladybird last week in our garden and was thinking it was very early.

19C one day last week and then this morning we had a frost. Crazy weather no wonder there are so many colds around.

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Hope you feel better very soon.
Love all of your stitchings...
Take care my Dear Mouse

Mindi said...

I sure hope you start feeling better soon, there seems to be a lot of that bug going around recently. The stitching presents and exchanges are all adorable, great job to everyone!

marly said...

Get well Mouse! Nice stitchy stuff.

♥ Nia said...

Oh!! =/ I hope you're feeling better already!! Get well sweetie!!
Lovely gifts you have there, sent and received :)
I love that little flower, so pretty =) I have daffodils too! :D
Hope you'll be 100% well very soon!! Take care of yourself, rest and enjoy a bit of stitching ;)

Rhona said...

Aww, sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope you're feeling better. Love all the stitchy gifts, they must have cheered you up. Your spring flowers are very cheerful, we have the first signs of the daffodils just beginning to pop through the earth which is very early for us. Big cuddles to Bentley!

Carin said...

I love the stitching you have done !

Vinniey said...

Hope you will feel better soon. Beautiful gifts from Elisa and Becky. Your gift to Elisa is beautiful too. :)

Carol said...

So sorry you've been ill, Mouse--sure hope you're experiencing the lovely spring weather we're having! Maybe that will help you get well soon...

Love your gifts to Elisa and your pretty Winter Band sampler finish... And the RAK from Becky and pin keep from Elisa are adorable, too!

No daffodils here yet--but, hopefully soon :)

Patty C. said...

I hope you feel better!
I like that a LHN ;)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mouse, I hope you're feeling much better! What lovely gifts you received!

Veronica said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill. Hope you're feeling better?

Those ladybugs are so cute! And the crocus gorgeous! Love the deep purple and yellow stem.

Wonderful stitching. Where did you get the pin and crown on the Spring pillow you made?

Congrats on finishing Winter Band. Needle and Thread is coming along beautifully ^.^


Elisa said...

So many lovely pictures in this post...I just adore spring flowers, mine are flowering too. I enjoyed our exchange, your tin from Becky is divine xx

Bertie said...

Hope you have a speedy recovery Mouse, how awful but know what you mean a lot of stitching time lol.
That's what I did in Feb. Your little pinkeep present is adorable, and Becky's present too!!
The daffs and crocus are lovely.
In fact the whole post is great!!
Keep well!

DJ said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better...and I know it's about time I stopped by and got an eye full from your blog!! Love the spring exchange do such a nice job finishing!! Love the RAK you received too! I'm glad you were spoiled while you weren't feeling well, that's the best time to pamper yourself! Enjoy stitching your present! *Hugs*

Anne said...

I sure hope that while I'm writing this you are feeling better! It seems a couple of stitchers are sick this week :( I bet you've been drinking tea with honey and lemon like mad!!

Aw ladybugs! Funny I saw one yesterday on the road! I helped her over to the grass! Gorgeous spring!!

Beautiful exchanges you received and your WIPs are lovely. I'm really loving that pin you used for Elisa's pillow. Where does one get fancy pins? Or do you make them? How does one go about that?


Brigitte said...

Great, the Winter Band sampler. Enjoy all your lovely goodies that you received. And I hope that you already feel much better by now.

Valentina said...

Lovely pics of everything! Great progress on your stitching, nice exchanges and sweet flowers! What a lovely post!

Jenny said...

Mouse, you lucky girl - those exchange-pieces are so pertty! And you have ladybugs!? In March! Wow, I am speechless.
Love all the photos of the pretty spring bulbs - thse daffodils are very happy with life, I can tell.