Monday, 23 April 2012

And this mouse hermitted :)

Hi every one :) hope you all had a fantastic weekend hermitting ????
well the kettle has boiled and you will pleased to know I have stocked up on choccie biscuits for you all .... and  this week there are NO yummy goodies to drool over ..... plenty of stitching though heheheh
The weather has continued to be rather damp and wet and there has been that much rain these last few days I am starting to rust and there are frogs swimming in the back garden ;0 ..lol but last night there was a glorious double rainbow which I managed to capture :)


On Wednesday it was my turn to go to Sally's for our sal .... I didn't get as much done again as I hoped as I found I was a stitch short on the first long flower on the right hand side  , I only noticed when I had done the other one and was putting the border in WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ........ needless to say ,you see why the frogs were here !!!!! well I haven't had the heart to rip it out  yet but I will do as it will certainly bug me if I fudge it ...lol ...  the other week I found some  floristry foam in the charity shop which will be the perfect size for this to be a no sew cube fingers crossed :0


well Friday the start of the hermie weekend for me ... I certainly got a numb butt as I managed to finish a birthday present for a friend who's birthday is at the beginning of next month sooo I can't show you just yet but I think you will like it ...lol... I am just putting it together and hopefully it will be in the post in the next few days with strict instructions not to open until the big day(not that that will stop her hahaha)


Saturday dawned not too bad and as DH was going away for the weekend I quickly did the necessary h ****k  and settled down in the afternoon and worked on the February Cottage SAL by CCN and finished that month whooop whooop ...... I changed the threads on the house to prickly pear and house wine and made the wee birds into  robins ... I was really glad that I had got that one finished .. for some reason I didn't seem to enjoy it as much as the Jan and the March one that I got to start on the same day as the finish as I was on such a roll heheheheh


Sunday I had promised Cindy (from FS  too ) that I would work on Afternoon Tea my HAED  that she had twisted my wee arm to buy and start last year hehehe ... and has been nagging me ever since to get some more done on it .... sooo I finally managed to get some stitches in on it ..... Cindy does hers over two .... I didn't have enough fabric or the space to have something 32 inches by 40 inches so I opted to do it over one .... you can actually see the difference in the photos which I am really pleased about ...lol .... I worked on it for a few hours before I had to stop and work on something bigger as my eyes were struggling to stay awake due to being up until 2.45 pm the night before reading as I wasn't tired !!!!!!!
so I picked up the dawn of spring and worked on that a bit .... it is wonderful seeing all the different versions on the group ... hopefully I will work out how to do a collage of photos and bob them up on the groups blog for you all to see:)


well Saturday was TUSAL day and unfortunately DH had taken the camera with him and soo I am a wee bit late with this one although I did let daffy know on her blog post  so froggy decided he wanted in on the photo this week ..lol
I've taken a picture of the pots of potatoes for you at the back of the pond .... DH has got some peas to set and they will hopefully grow up the pond netting serving two purposes .. to keep the fish cool and so we don't have to stake them ..lol


Friday night DD1 and I took Master Bentley down to the park for his last walk of the day and took the tennis balls for him to chase and bring back sooo I shall bob a few photos of him in action so to speak as I know you have all missed him heheheh 
well I shall go and make you all another drink while you have a nosy at all the photos :)
this weeks sal 

need to turn head to look right way .lol

pear tree that has flowered just

aubriatia 

first peonie after the rain 


way hey got it 

ready and waiting for the next throw 

weeeee am flying :)

beautiful double rainbow Sunday 
evening

afternoon tea after 



april's orts


sorry just realised haven't got a before photo of the Haed on this sd card and the photos are the wrong way ... ho hum .. its because I am on the lap top and not the main computer .... will try and remember to re do next time ....
so I shall leave you all now until next time ... take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx







53 comments:

Ruth said...

Slurrppp munch...am so glad I got here first for first dips on the bourbons... wow what a great weekend you've had and you've made great progress, love all your pieces. The SAL piece has such pretty colours in it and those cottages are coming on great, looking forward to seeing more of the HAED now. Cute pictures of Bentley and love the rainbow pic to, we had a fab one yesterday evening that ended at the bottom of our garden but I was to busy teaching Ruairí how to be quiet to catch the leprechaun at the bottom that I didn't get a pic..needless to say the quiet bit only lasted as long as the rainbow lol.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

LOL! Froggy looks like he's going to dive into your ort jar!! You have done so well this week! Your SAL with Sally is so pretty! Sorry the frogs had to barge in,tho... : (

Bentley is so sweet and that rainbow picture is gorgeous!!

Margaret said...

Lovely finish and great WIPs! I always love to see what you're working on. Love the rainbow. Love Bentley!! Such a cutie!

Anne said...

Mouse!!! Sounds like you had a fantastic IHSW!!! Loads of great progress on your WIP's! I'm like you with my HAED, I need a break from the 1 over 1 ya know?! I love the changes you made to your Feb cottage! So great!! Beautiful flowers...and my head is been turning this way and that way to take a look!! Blogger's done that to me before...seems like it has a mind of its own!

That Bentley is so cute!!!

Vickie said...

Wow! What energy Bentley has. What a beautiful colored peony. So much stitching! HOORAY!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely rainbow and handsome Bentley. Congrats on your finish and your WIPs look great.

Deb said...

Wonderful finish Mouse and great projects too. That's cool that you caught the double rainbow in a picture. I never have a camera around (and never think to use my phone).

Daffycat said...

Beautiful ORTs, Mouse! The colors in your jar are scrummy!

Barbara said...

I love the SAL colors and everything else looks so great. Bentley is such a dear!!!
Blessings!

Linda said...

Great progress. Congrats on the finish. I just love the colors in this series. Wow! Can't believe how big Bentleys getting. Pretty flowers.

Linda

Astrid's dragon said...

Oh my, I know all about those darn frogs - I have a big one waiting for me!

All of your pictures look lovely, and of course Bentley is just too cute!

Hugs!

Beth said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend - your spring is a bit ahead of ours - no peony buds here yet. Sorry the frog visited you - always beyond annoying!

Stitching Noni said...

As much as your frog is a delight I can imagine that you don't really want him visiting quite so much! Thanks for the biccies - was just feeling a wee bit peskish!
Well done on all your stitching - you have been busy!
Isn't Bentley a delight :o)

Thoeria said...

Dratted froggies! But otherwise sounds like you've had a wonderful stitchy weekend! Your SAL with Sally is looking great, love the cottages and can't wait to see more of that HAED. Your second pic had me confused - thinking what on earth does she mean...and as is oft when I am confused, my head was at a slight angle and then I saw it! Ah ha! :-D

Ali said...

Gorgeous stitching and piccies xx (hmm brush markers - dont have any but will visit a few blogs and see if I can find any tutorials xx)

Veronica said...

Aww... No yummy goodies to drool over :( Then again, there're plenty of gorgeous flowers and flowers make me happy ^.^ Great picture of the double rainbow.

I see you got quite a bit stitched on Afternoon Tea. February Cottage looks so sweet. Must be the pink :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Christine said...

Some lovely stitching there, and the rainbow is stunning

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Well, there must be sunny weather somewhere, because here is still raining, too :).
Fortunately your SAL looks very fruity and pretty :D. And your garden! We have still some snow here in Pinsiö... So I couldn't be sad because of the rain; the rest of the snow will smelt now.

Julie said...

Lovely action shot of Bentley, he does look a good boy sitting there waiting.
Beautiful stitching, lots of lovely progress.

Lesleyanne said...

All of your stitching is gorgeous. Sorry you will have to frog your LHN. Lovely photos of the garden and rainbow. Bentley looks like he is having great fun.

Michelle said...

Lovely finish Mouse and your WIP's are looking great. Lovely picture of the rainbow. Bentley looks so cute x

Chris said...

Wow! It sounds like a wonderful weekend. That peony color is amazing.
All your projects look great!
Hugs to you and Bentley!

Shari said...

looks like you had a great weekend....love all of the pictures...
the flowers are getting so close to opening fully!

pam said...

You got a lot done for a Hermitted mouse. I am so very jealous

butterfly said...

What a lovely SAL , great photos of your dog and the garden , and the double rainbow means so much to me now.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous pictures! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SAL! LOVE IT!

Glad my t-shirt dress made you smile! :)

xoRebecca

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Bea said...

Wow, flying fingers. You got in some great stitching over the weekend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mouse, everything is looking lovely! I really like the colours on your SAL piece! So vibronat on the grey fabric!

TinaTx said...

Nice stitching you managed to get done!
I've managed to post a picture or two sideways myself, so I totally understand that!
One of our dogs will chase that darn tennis ball as long as you will keep throwing it - the other one thinks she is nuts and doesn't understand why she gets so excited over a dumb ball!

Ziggyeor said...

Lol on the pics. Cute froggy. Love the progress. I'm getting quite a bit done on bookmarks and my Dolly Mama but I think my time at stitching at work is done. I'll try to get pics up on my blog.

Lois said...

Some great stitching on your WIP's over the weekend! Great pics. I can't believe how far on your peony is. Mine will be weeks yet before there's a flower bud on it.

Shirlee said...

My but you have been a busy mouse! I enjoyed all the photos! Your WIPs look like they are coming along famously : )

Marie-P said...

I was crazy enough to purchase 3 HAED...what was I thinking? You make me feel like I should get mine out...not today though.

Your February house looks so pretty...that series is another on my to do list.

Bentley is adorable!!!

I love to see those double rainbow pics and am waiting to someday capture a picture of one.

Elaine said...

Sounds like the perfect week-end Mouse! Love your finish and the SAL with Sally is so pretty.
Great photos Bentley is such a sweetie!

Meari said...

Here I thought I was the only one who got a "numb butt" from sitting and stitching too long, LOL. Sorry about the froggy visit. Your other stitching looks great, though. And congrats on your finish!

Jenny said...

Wonderful garden pics and the puppy is so cute that I just want to reach in through the monitor and ruffle his ears!

Your SAL looks great and I can't believe that youare working on a HAED - over one! It will look fantastic - I am cheering on!

Good job on finishing the February cottage too - that is a lot of pink! LOL

♥ Nia said...

Love the colors on your SAL :) really pretty!!
And that rainbow!! how gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the photo =)

Carol said...

What a gorgeous rainbow--just stunning. And I love the shot of Bentley in mid-air--it's Superdog!!! He sure makes a great exercise buddy, doesn't he.

Lovely stitching as always, Mouse :)

Sally said...

Your LHN looks so pretty. Wish I'd used CC now! Lol! Sorry about the frog. I had to frog my L*K on Tuesday! I might get Summer Splendor finished tonight. Hope you don't mind but just trying to get all my WIPs out of the way before I go in for my op then I can have some nice new starts!

All of your stitching is lovely. The cottages look gorgeous.

Bentley is still as cute as ever!

Thank you for the tea and biccies :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your WIPs and flowers are fabulous! And I just love Bentley!!

Melissa said...

Great job on all your projects and the cottages look so cute!

I love the picture of the double rainbow :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love the colors in that SAL! Those double rainbows a beautiful, and seem more prevalent than I recall. Supposed to mean extreme blessings and love - told my DS it was double pots of gold, too! ♫♪♫ Here he comes to save the day, which means that Bentley Dog is on the way.♫♪♫

DJ said...

Your stitching is amazing, Mouse!! Love the pictures of Bentley, he really does look like he's flying, give him a cape and he'll be ready to save the world! Your flowers are lovely, it must feel so refreshing to see things coming to life there in the spring. Good luck on the job interview!! *Hugs*

Rhona said...

You did housework before you started stitching.....maybe I should try that too!! Lovely progress on the stitching. The double rainbow is fab!

Patty C. said...

Housework always comes after stitching !!! ;)

Susan said...

Great progress. Sorry to hear of the frog visit. Beautiful rainbow photo.

Joysze said...

ROFL, you should see me turning my head this and that to see the soil pots the right way..... ;)

Man.... those flowers are looking so good. You have to take a pic of the peony when it blooms. :D

Denise SA said...

Dear Mouse sorry you did not get the job. I love your photos even if they are the wrong way up especially the rainbow

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovely stitching - love your Summer Splendor.
Nice pics of your garden and the beautiful rainbow.
I could do with some of Bentley's energy!
Margaret

Catherine said...

Great stitches, lovely garden photos and of course, cute pup pics!!

Bekca said...

Hi Mouse! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my latest blog post. I know who to turn to when I need a kick start on my BAP!
Isn't Bentley gorgeous? Thank you for sharing such sweet pictures.
Best wishes.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D