Monday, 21 May 2012

Hermitting TUSAL 's and goodies galore ..lol

Hi every one :) hope you all had a lovely hermitting weekend and remembered to show off your TUSAL's ???? mine is in this post as did say to Daffy it would be :)
Well the first part of the week unfortunately for me was a bit of a wash out as I became rather green round the paws and was unwell for a few days .... but I am now back to my mousely self ..lol 
sooo grab your cuppa's you know where the biscuits are and sit back and enjoy the waffle heheheh ;0
Well as you know I won Edgar's blog give away of some Christmas DVD's and they safely arrived this Saturday along with some very yummy Hawaiian jelly beans :) I managed to keep hold of both packets for a wee while, while I photographed them before the DD's wanted to try some *sigh ...lol   . I had to go up to the post office to pick it up sooo took a wee detour around the charity shops and came away with a couple of bargains too ....:)
A while ago .. Rhona  did a tutorial on a jar lid and I despaired on finding a jar to do it wellllll ..... http://tangledthreadsstitching.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/tutorial    would you believe I found the kilner (mason ) jar in two places in one day !!!!! for those in the UK I got mine at Morrisons but they were also in Wilkinsons too .... I couldn't believe my little eyes hehehehe .... guess what I will be having a go at soon ..lol 
Jo  of serendipitous stitching fame is also having a give away of some 
cross stitch charts  sponsored by Yiota  for getting up to 250 followers .... soo please join in the fun and follow her too in the process but one of the prizes is mine ok ;) hahahahah 
I was commissioned by Maureen to make the Solar System that she stitched for her DS into a pillow slip and thankfully he loves it ..lol so photo can now be shown too :)
Julie the flower is a peony :0
Joyze I've popped photo in of my beaded loran for you to have a nose at too :) 
mmmmm think that was all on the must tell you front, sooo now the stitching part  hehehe
As you know I have been stitching away merrily on a secret project for DJ  and I finally have got it to a point where I was happy to let her have a look at it and choose whether she wanted to frame it or for me to make it into a cushion ... well after measuring it .... it will be framed heheheh .... we share the same love of lighthouses and the sea and I spent ages with Ally last year when she was down looking for this chart and eventually found it after turning the craft room upside down .... soooo the photo will be below for you to nose at as usual :)
Thursday stitching was at the mouse house and unfortunately I was unable to make some yummy buns as my cooker has decided to give up the ghost ....I had to buy some in ..... so I am now on the look out for a new one that will fill the large space and isn't very expensive ...... 
Friday I got up and thought today I am going to get my finishes framed and armed and dangerous with a cuppa and my framing stuff got ..... the threadgathering , the rain fell and the tea room done whoop whoop .... now all I need is a bigger house and more wall space ...lol 
Saturday I did hermit abit but did more on Sunday even though DH and I took Master Bentley to Cannon hall park  and while I was there I took a few photos as I am apt to do so I will let you drool over them as well heheheh 
Sally is feeling a bit better from her op and has stitched soo much she has asked if we want to start our sal earlier than we thought of the LHN / Shakespeare's pedlar collaboration  soooo I agreed of course, but I needed to sort some fabric out for it as it calls for two different colours of 32 count fabric  AGHHHHHHHH  was the cry that went up as I got my box of fabric out and it was in a complete mess and at first I thought I was going to have to coffee dye some but ....... I got the ironing board out and started to sort out all the fabric out and into piles of hand dyed , 25 count,  coloured , 28 count whites , neutrals etc etc etc .... (photo to prove it .lol) and then I found some 32 count in the correct colour  as near as snurff it to what the pattern requires  YIPPPEEEE .... I then got some boxes that I had got earlier for the purpose and   put them in so that I can now find stuff much easier ......
the down side to this is I now have to sort out the room too *sigh ho hum, keeps me out of mischief ;)
I also sorted out some fabric for the papillions around the world SAL and how does your garden grow ..... just need to sort out the floss  for it, which I have already started to pull some out I like ... and do a floss toss ..... watch this space ..lol
Well DD has just made you all another cuppa .... so I shall go and sort the photos out for you to drool over :) brb ......
peonys this week before the winds arrived 

see how big the blooms get :)

finally framed :)


coooo whatcha doing ???

Maureens DS pillow :)

beaded loran to show Joyze 

finally framed :)

goodies from charity shopping 

lovely goodies off Edgar :)

view from my craft room window 

May's tusal for Daffy :)

cannon hall  on way up to main house 

adore this shot 

weeeeeeee I've got a stick

love these arches :)


was the orangery looking into the walled garden

bridge to the pond :)

what I am stitching for DJ :)

wooo hooo found one !!!

my ironing board full of fabbie sorted out into correct piles 

neatly stored away :)
well I think that is all, for this weeks instalment of the tales of this stitching mouse ...lol ....
so I shall say take care and happy stitching to you all :) love mouse xxxxx



56 comments:

Gillie said...

Ahem, we will have Kilner with a capital K, thank you VERY much! Love photos - was that near where we had lunch with you and the lovely man? Great framing, the rain one very appropriate for the past few weeks!

Jane said...

Lovely post Mouse, so enjoy reading it and looking at your pics with my cup of COFFEE! Hope you're feeling better now and well done on the tidying up, that sure is a lot of fabric! xxx

EvalinaMaria said...

Love your stitching and love your photos. It looks so colorful in your part of the world.

Evalina, This and that...

Shirlee said...

I loved seeing all the photos & reading about what's been happening on your side of the world. So glad you are feeling better!

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching as always! Bentley is such a cutie too. Always fun to hear and see what's going on at the Mouse House. :D

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching - that solar system pillow is really wonderful. And your framing is wonderful too - love the frame for the LNH piece - very pretty.

Peggy Lee said...

Ahhh...I have missed reading your posts. All of your pictures are sweet. Love the pooch pics and that's a lot of fabric you've got there!
Beautiful framing....something I need to get busy on too.

So glad you are feeling better now.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Your posts never cease to amaze me. You get so much done in a week... from making pillowcases, to framing pieces, to stitching and sorting to playing with Bentley in *gorgeous* places, to making Thursday breakfast for people all over the world ; ) ... whew! I'm worn out just thinking about it!

I can't wait to see DJ's piece finished. It is looking great so far!!

Have a wonderful week!

Inky

tiffstitch said...

What a week! Great pictures. Happy stitching to you too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your posts are always fun to read. Your stitching is lovely, as always and Bentley is adorable, as always.

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

Phew! I'm exhausted!

Thanks for the shoutout for the giveaway.

I love The Tea Room and The Rain Fell. The latter frame is beautiful.

Looking forward to seeing your colour choices for Around the World.

Julie M said...

Beautiful stitching Mouse! So sorry you were under the weather last week. Glad you are feeling better! Congrats on finding the jar you needed...twice!

marly said...

That park is so beautiful! And Bentley is such a sweetie. Stitching looks good too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Mouse you have been so productive! Well done it all looks so fab!

What great pictures!

Jan said...

Such gorgeous pieces! The Solar System pillow is fantastic. I enjoyed my cuppa reading your post. What pretty flowers you have in your garden too.

Annette-California said...

Oh my you've been super busy. ALl your framed finishes look fantastic. Oh your photos of the arches are my favorite:)) Gorgeous all of them really. Are you going to post what threads you have selected for papillions around the world sal? I just started stitching mine and forgot to post lol. I will.

Susieq said...

The peony and lilacs are my favorite spring flowers, and those peonies are gorgeous. Everytime I organize in my craft room, I can't find anything, so good luck.

Deborah said...

Wonderful post! Great stitching and framing. Bentley is a cutie.

Beth said...

Oh I MUST sort out my fabric too - life would be much easier if I knew what I had and where it was!

Linda said...

Love all the pics Mouse. The piece your working on for DJ is great. Can you tell me the name and designer. The framed pieces turned out great. Bentley is tooooo cute.

Linda

Ziggyeor said...

oh lovely, I like your flowers. I'm still slowly waiting for my Iris to come out.

Love the stitching and that your stuff is finished and framed!

Deciding what I will need to do with my USA heart when I finish the stitching on it.

Barb said...

Your stitching is great!!! I also love lighthouses but have never stitched one. Cannon Hall is beautiful.

Tammy Bergeron said...

Wow what a big update love all the pictures,...can I throw the stick?

Sarah said...

Love all your newly framed pieces! Plus wonderful stitching, as always :)

Lesleyanne said...

A great post. Your framed pieces look gorgeous, love the frame for Rain Fell. Well done on sorting the fabric the boxes are lovely. Your Peony looks beautiful. Lovely progress on your projects.

Christine said...

Great stitching, and well done on sorting out the fabric. Does that Kilner jar say SEVEN pounds 25???
Hastily abandons plans for multiple Kilner jar crafting goodness

Thoeria said...

Pleased that you're back to your usual mousey self :) Love love love all the stitching. The frame for the "rain fell" is just perfect for it! Now that you've sorted your fabby and stuff can you come and do mine too? Please? All the pics are just super...but have to ask....where's the cake pic! I've come to expect a pic of a bun or a cake or a something cakey......now off to go get a danish from the bakery!

lanybleu said...

Good luck reaching 250 followers, love your pics.

Veronica said...

What a treat for my eyes. So much eye candy. You did a wonderful job with the framing. Well, going through fabric stash should be fun... isn't it? LOL!

That's the coolest looking pillow. Nice work, Mouse.

I love the pics of Cannon Hall Farm. Looks like a lovely place to spend time at. Bentley sure seems to have had a lot of fun there ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Julie said...

The frame for 'The Rain Fell' is fabulous, i've been looking for one for my recent finish... and... i have the tea room sitting framed on my conservatory table.
The solar cushion is amazing.
Looks like a nice place to visit, plenty of space for a four legged rascal to run around in and have fun.

Chris said...

Hello Mouse!
I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.
It is so wonderful to get things finished and framed. Do you rearrange your walls all the time?
Bentley makes me smile :) what a sweetpea!

Thanks for the lovely garden pics. Cannon Hall is lovely.

Daffycat said...

How funny...your ORT jar looks exactly like mine!!!

I really should go through my fabric drawers and sort them. SO MANY of mine are unmarked ~ shame on me!

Vickie said...

Oh you have such a beautiful sight outside your craft room. And your peonies! grr I have only white ones so far. What a great place to walk and let Bentley enjoy himself. You had a large organization job to do with that fabric, good for you. :)

Carol said...

Mouse, do you ever sleep? I am always amazed at all you do in any given week :) Lovely framed pieces and oh, those, peonies are glorious!

butterfly said...

You have been a busy mouse again , love all your flowers and all the stitching looks fab, nice and tidy boxes I may go and do a bit of sorting in my craft room for an hour looks a right mess at the moment, I have been to busy stitching and still busy.
Thanks for sharing with us all HUGs.

Cath said...

Your framed finishes look great , love them all . Fab lighthouse too , and bless Bentley , he just gets cuter .X

Delphyne said...

Great photos! Your framed pieces look wonderful. Lots of goodies. :)

Ruth said...

late making my rounds, sorry. Glad to hear your back to your mousely self, nothing worse than feeling poorly. Love love love love the framed pieces, did I mention I love them. Oh all that fabby and what great neat job you've done on them, fancy coming sorting mine, I pay in cheesecake and buns :D
Love the prize from Edgar and I just love that solar pillow.
Off now for another cuppa :)

Minnie said...

Beautiful pictures and I just made a ort jar for a friend moving to FL. silly me forgot to take a pic, maybe she will.

BeckySC said...

Busy, busy mouse :) Your stithcing is lovely :)
Aww..Bentley is just so precious :) :)

Valentina said...

What a nice post! Great finished and wip stitching, and OMG what a collection of fabric you have!

Bea said...

Wow, your needle has been busy. Love the frames you chose for your projects.

Mylene said...

Such a wonderful post, Mouse! with great pictures!
Have a lovely week, glad to hear you are feeling much better now.

DJ said...

Goodness me, I didn't know you had to go through all that upheaval to find the pattern for me, but I must say, I love what you've done so far!! I hope your craft room is finally back in good order...LOL Can't wait to see your new project and so happy you were able to find fabric for it in your stash! Love what you've finished and how you've finished them off! Just lovely!! Loved the pictures of Cannon Hall park...just beautiful! I really do need to visit you and see all these lovely places, your pictures should be in a travel magazine! *Hugs* *waving to Bentley*

Anne said...

Ooooh!! Lots and lots to drool over!!! Where to start?! First off. What's a loran? Whatever it is, it's pretty! Love the peonies...ooh and Bentley...give him a big hug and kiss for me. I so adore him!! Yay for finding a mason jar! I actually am almost finishing my ort jar (need to find some better glue) using Rhona's tutorial. I wanted it done for this Tusal, but I will for next one!! Look at those linens!! OH MY!! I didn't realize that the photo was sideways and thought you had them hanging up like in a shop!! Gorgeous arches. You have such a lovely country to explore with all those old castles and halls and arches!! Grats winning Edgar's giveaway! Lovely framed pieces too...I think I got it all...one more hug to Bentley! Okay I'm done!!

Hugs

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely photos Mouse, as usual. I really like both DJ's pressie and The Rain Fell. They're both especially lovely. Bently looks fab as always, and I love the I've got a stick piccy, lol. Glad you got all your framing done, and I totally understand your need for more wall space. I'm gonna run into that problem eventually too. I've got lots of BAPs in progress, so I need more wall space. (And my mom laments because none of them match each other or my furniture. It always makes me lol. I don't care if they match!!) Glad you're feeling better too. It's no fun being sick. The Peonies are gorgeous. I wish I could have more flowers. And what did you work on for IHSW? I didn't see any progress piccys... Or did I? I guess it was DJ's gift? And grats on the win from Edgar. He's such a nice guy. You and he probably have a lot in common, as he stitches the same types of things you stitch. Hope you're having a good week Mouse!!

Susan said...

Busy, busy week. Glad to hear that you're feeling better - there does seem to be an early summer bug going around. Beautiful stitching and sewing. The peony is amazing - definitely something I want in my future flower garden (I have BIG plans)

Rhona said...

You have been very busy indeed, Mouse! Glad you're feeling better.
Love the view from your craft room and aren't those peonies glorious! Ours are still in the bud stage, but I'm so looking forward to them blooming - and no rain or wind to knock the petals off!!!
Love all your stitching and framing, I don't know how you manage to get so much done in a week....do you sleep at all?!! Glad you managed to find one of those wee jars - looking forward to seeing it finished.

Stitching Noni said...

Mouse is one very busy Mouse! Good to hear that you are feeling better now - nothing worse than feeling a wee bit green around the gills! Love your pics. Bentley is one happy puppy isn't he! Love your stitching too :o) The solar system pillow is great. Great TUSAL photo :o)

Fireflies & Cats in the Garden

Lois said...

Your peonies are gorgeous! Every year it seems like mine bloom and then we get heavy rain and strong winds and that's the end of their beauty! Loving all the stitchy things (esp all that fabric that you ironed!!!) you have been busy !

Michelle said...

Lovely pictures Mouse xx

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D I love your framed pieces! They look stunning!

Catherine said...

A post full of wonderful goodies! Love all of your projects, finishes and goodies!
What a beautiful place you have to take your pup for a walk! So pretty and so much room to run!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It's always amazing how much you accomplish in a week's time. Beautiful stitching and frame selections! Tours of such lovely spots! and that darling pup! Enjoy the weekend!

Lija said...

Love the pictures ... and the stitching.

Jenny said...

Oh, you got so many fab pieces framed - looks great!!!!
I love the pillow-case too, that is awesome!
Thanks for sharing all the beautiful outdoor shots with us too; I am envious of the view from your craft-room - how pretty! :-)
LOL at the big fabbie-toss. I can totally relate...