Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hermitting, TUSAL and FAB news to boot too :)

Hi every one :) oooooooo I am soooo excited I don't know where to start on this blog post ... ok... Kettle might be a good thing heheheh...... *mouse scurries off to pop it on :)
right I am back and cups are ready and there are celebration cookies today :)
so I shall tell you my good news first ..... I have got a new job :) three years to the day of leaving my last post I will start my new one on Monday :) doing admin for a health care company about 20 mins drive from the mouse house ..... I shall be working full time Mon to Friday which will impact on the old stitching for a few weeks until I get back into the routine of everything .... but hopefully my needles will be back smoking soon ...lol 
So it means as well that I will be able to afford to go to Harrogate this year after all ...lol I told them I had to have the Friday off  hehehehe .
Soooo on to the hermitting ..... well I must have known ..lol as I managed to stitch the rest of "I sew'd my heart" by Heartstringsamplery  including charting my name and this years date too :) I stitched it on cream 36 count evenweave with the recommended threads and I love it .... and to make it even better DH and I called into an antiques shop I have wanted to go into for years and bought two wicker baskets and one is just perfect to hang this piece from (photo later ..lol) I am going to do hemstitch around the piece to finish it off  :) that will be my next task after do some other finishing for Kath ..lol 
June's birthday gift will be finished and hopefully in the post to her by Thursday so will show you photo next week :)
some of you will be pleased there is no pictures of goodies heheheh ... unfortunately although I have got my new cooker ... I have yet to bake some ...lol.....
The postie was good to me also this week as yesterday the Travelling Pattern from Lynda has arrived the aptly named"The  Busy needle" by LHN soooo I have pulled the threads for it last night as not got any of the ones it recommends .... mmmmm typical, but I quite like the ones I have chosen to stitch it with on 28 count raw linen .... sooo hopefully I will get it done asap :)
and then whoop whoop my charts arrived safely from my win on FB from the lovely Belinda of Blue Ribbon Designs fame :) she had two "just because" give away's  and I was one of the lucky ones *VBG ...... I was sat with the DH in the garden yesterday with a cuppa discussing my interview that day and my offer and I said ooooo I will be able to afford to get some more threads and he replied yes you will be like all the other worker stitcher's out there loads of stash and no time to stitch  hahahahah.... I said really???? .. just watch this space ..lol
Bentley says Hi to every one :)
Hey Daffy :) Tusal photo for you and actually on the day tooo .... what ever is the world coming to hehehehe ;)


well I had better get the photos ready for you while you have another brew or two ..... 
before Hermitting 

scrummy baskets the one on the right is for the Isew'd piece 

at the end of hermitting whoop whoop another finish ;)

my threads and fabbie for the TP :)

June tusal with the rest of the years too :)

Bentley says Hi :)

winning charts from Belinda of Blue Ribbons designs




So apart from having to have some more new glasses as my eyes have got worse since last year .....that folks is all my news for this week ...:)
I shall catch up with my blog reading as soon as possible  so hang in there ..lol 
not sure why some of the words are highlighted in red .... that is not me !!!!
the links yes but ?????  ho hum .. some one has probably added something to blogger ?
any ways take care one and all :) happy stitching and I shall let you know how I get on as soon as possible :) love mouse xxxxxx

67 comments:

Ruth said...

Congratulations on the job, you must be so thrilled. Harrowgate watch out here comes mouse. I hope your routine settles down. Well done on the finish over the weekend it looks gorgeous and on the wins also, bit more stash to add to the to do pile is always helpful.

Heather said...

Your stitching is lovely. Your needle must be smoking! ;o)

newfie princess said...

Wonderful news about your new job and a travel date in the future :) Looking forward to an update on that! Beautiful stitching mouse and the cookies were very tasty. Lovely tea, do you have your own blend? :) Watching too much Downton Abby ha, ha. Have a wonderful week.

Parsley said...

Good luck of the new job! I love the WIP you've shown. The colors are FAB! Oh those charts look fun too. So many patterns...so little pocketbook and time. lol

Mouse, I have a question for you. I have a linen project. You know how linen is a little more 'holey'..well I'm wondering how best to finish it without stuff showing through. Thoughts? Also, what is your fav way to finish a project? :)

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your new job, looks like mr happy sunshine is with you this week with your lovely win too.
All your stitching looks just wonderful. hugs.

Yana Hanim said...

congrats on ur new job and also your new finish! you did a good job during IHSW :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse,congrats all around on the job and the sucessful Hermitting!! I couldn't be happier for you. Now you have a grand adventure to look foward to as well...look out Harrogate!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Hooray for the job! Hooray for the finish! Hooray for the new baskets and Hooray for the new charts!! What a post! It's overflowing with blessings and a cute puppy, too!

I'm so thrilled for you Mouse. Good luck finding your new normal!

Tricia

~*Sharee*~ said...

Congrats on the new job hun...yea!!! Beautiful stitching and great new stash...I've stitched the TP (my own pattern) and it's a fun stitch...

Hugs, Shar

gracie said...

Congratulations on the new job. I am sure you will soon find the stitching time.

Susieq said...

Congratulations on the new job. Your DH is right that a job cuts into stitching time, but a dedicated stitcher can always find some time to squeeze in stitches to her projects, she just has to get priorities worked out. And a HI! back to Bentley.

Deborah said...

Congrats on the new job! Great win and wonderful finish.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the new job!!! Love the new baskets. Hope the stitching time will be found soon!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the new job -- hope you like it and all! Lovely stitching as usual. Bentley is going to miss having you around during the day. :(

Beth said...

Congrats on your new job! Your hermit finish is truly lovely too.

Beth said...

Oopps - I meant to say thank you for the Celebration Cookies - they were tasty!

April said...

Congrats on the new job!!! I love those baskets! Congrats also on the finish!!!

thegreytail said...

congrats on the new job! :D
those baskets look so nice!
you did great during the hermit weekend.. and don't worry about the stitching, you'll be back to it with even more thrill and determination..
and how many lovely charts! you are one lucky mouse indeed! :D

RuthB said...

I can't get my type face large enough to say congrats as big as I want to so this will just have to do ---

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!!!!

and

YAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb said...

Congratulations Mouse on the new job, hope all goes well. The baskets are ooooo yummy well I think baskets are yummy. Love the stitching , Bentley is really growing into a handsome boy, thanks for tea and cake
Hugs

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on landing your new job. Poor Bentley is going to miss you!
Lovely baskets and I'm looking forward to seeing your sampler attached to the one basket. Lovely stitching, as always.

Deb said...

Congratulations on the new job!! I'm sure that your stitching won't suffer too much once you get acclimated to you new position. I found that stitching was always a wonderful way to end the day.

You've made a lot of progress on your sampler and it looks great.

Patty C. said...

Wonderful post!
Congrats on the job & your win ;)
And, your progress looks lovely!

Cath said...

Congratulations and good luck with your new job .XXX
Lovely stitching.X

Jenny said...

Wow Mouse - congrats on the new job. That is great news!!! Yes, your DH is half-way right; you can collect much more stash now, but you will still have time to stitch - just stay up all night like the rest of us do! ;-)
I love your "I Sew'd" finish, that is sooo pretty! It looks like everyone is stitching pretty and pink smaplers right now.
Congrata also on your wins and the baskets - all wonderful stuff!

Michele said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the new job. The stitching is coming along great. (Bentley...*scratch behind the ears...hello sweety.) And another grats on the charts win too. WoooHooo!

Thoeria said...

Oh the new job is definitely going to help your stash acquisition program :) You've certainly had a wonderfully lucky week....new job, lovely new stash, another great finish...super!!

Rita said...

Congratulations on the new job!

Beautiful stitching! Enjoy The Busy Needle. If you look on the signatures, you'll see I borrowed that one too. :-)

Great stashing too!

Ali said...

Yay!!! well done you on your new job!!! Love all your stitching - its gorgeous erm...when you get sick of your baskets - lol you know where to send'em!! Thanks for the cookies xx

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new job! Your stitching looks wonderful

Vickie said...

Well now, you know I like I sew'd my heart right? LOVELY colors. hee hee Congratulations on the new job. Oh I hope it is a good fit for you. Have fun picking out new glasses. :)

dulcinella said...

Great news on the job! Lots of money to buy new stash:-) congrats on the winning, look like you got some lovely new things! And I so love the color of your hermitting finish!

Pete's Pixie said...

Aaah jings who am I going to text on a Friday morning now lol?? So glad you got the job and I was doing a happy dance around the classroom much to my student's bemusement! Better get to work on that shopping list for Harrogate eh?

Hugs,

Ally xx

Barb said...

Congratulations on the new job!!! I always stitch in the evening ,of course my children are grown so that gives me the time!! Your WIPS are all so pretty!!

tiffstitch said...

Congrats on the finish and the job and the win!

Denise said...

Well done on the new job and the win! Wow - your needles were smoking this weekend.

rosek1870 said...

Congrats on the job and good luck. Your finish is beautiful! Congratulations on the win too. I just love her designs.

rosek1870 said...

Congrats on the new job and good luck I hope you love it! Beautiful finish! and Congratulations on the win - I just love her designs!!
Hugs - rose

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish--and your new job, of course. Congrats winning the new stash, too. Bentley is looking particularly handsome in his photo!

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah on the new job! It's sometimes fun having more stash than you can stitch :p
Love the progress on the stitching. I didn't hermit much, went to work ot and did stuff with hubs. I should have put more in this craft room in order than I did.

Michelle said...

Wonderful news about the job Mouse really pleased for you. Someone bought me a sign for my desk at work which read 'I only come to work as I have a stitching addiction to feed' - how true eh!
Lovely new stash to have received as well. Love the picture of Bentley x

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your new job. Your stitching is gorgeous, a lovely finish. Great photos.

Christine said...

Congratulations on the new job!
Great new baskets and charts

Lois said...

Congrats on the new job!!!! Lovely stitching, great baskets and what a lovely giveaway win.

Chris said...

Congrats on the new job!!
Great progress over the weekend. What lovely colors in this piece.

Hugs to you and Bentley!!

Shirlee said...

Congratulations Mouse! I wish you many happy years of success in your new job : ) Loved seeing all the photos! Great progress for IHSW!

DJ said...

Congratulations again on getting the job. So happy for you, especially that you get to go to Harrogate!! Your stitching is lovely as usual! Love the treasures you got from Blue Ribbon, I just love her designs! Can't wait to see your basket when you are done, you are so creative in your finishing! *Hugs*

Denise SA said...

Love the I sew'd piece I think I know which was your photo. So glad about the job. Hugs

Maggie said...

Great Stitching :-)
And congratulations on the new job! I hope it all works out for you x

BTW you asked what camera i used? it's a cannon 350d, i suppose it's considered an old model now, but it does the job :-)

Daffycat said...

LOL good job on the ORT report, Mouse...better than me...I thought the new moon was the 20 so mine is a day late!!!

Carol said...

YAY for the new job, Mouse!! Congratulations--I'm sure they'll be thrilled to have you on board :)

Your latest finish is so pretty as are the charts from BRD--enjoy!!

Astrid's dragon said...

So happy for you getting a new job! When I was working, I used to take my stitching with me and stitch at lunch - didn't want to lose any time! I hope you love it and meet some wonderful people.

Hugs to precious Bentley!

stitchesnscraps said...

Happy Dancing for your new job! Yay! Lovely stitching and finishing, and all! say "Hi" to Master Bentley for me! Just love that dog!! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

Lianne said...

Congrats on the new job!

Veronica said...

Wow, you stitch fast. Congrats on the hermit finish ^.^ Lovely baskets you've got there. Looking forward to your Busy Needle WiP. Might be too early for this but put my name in the hat please when it's ready to travel again. Hehehe...

So happy for you that you got a new job.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Susan said...

Wonderful news on the job!! Beautiful stitching (as usual) and the threads you chose for the travelling pattern are perfect. The baskets are great. Love it when you find the perfect thing when you're not even really looking.

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your job!! I hope it all goes well with you and that you like what you are doing!!
Lovely stitches and stitching goodies ~ love those baskets and am looking forward to seeing your piece attached.
Panzer sends wags to Bentley!

Rhona said...

Congratulations on the new job! Hope you can get in to a routine soon as I want to keep seeing all your fab finishes! ;)

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

Congrats again on the new job! Maybe you'll get some lunchtime stitching done?
There's been some great stitching going on in the Mouse House and another Travelling Pattern too. They are my favourite thing!

Bea said...

Lovely finish and the basket will make a great "frame". And congratulations on the new job!

♥ Nia said...

Great news!!! :D i'm happy for you! Congrats on your new job and good luck :)
And congrats on your finish! Hehehe very pretty :)
Hugs&smiles

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on your new job Mouse.
Love your stitched finish and those baskets are lovely.
Margaret

Julie said...

Huge congrats on getting the job, I had a really good feeling when you posted about the interview, well done you!

Fab stitching, I am a basket hoarder, I have loads of them.

Yoohoo Bentley, Midge sends kitty purrs to you.

Looking forward to seeing how the new oven bakes delicious cakes, I feel a tea party coming on after your good news lol.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finish! Congrats, your TUSAL is looking good too! Great chart win there!

A HUGE congrats on the new job! Wool Hoop!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Just wanted to add a quick but heart-felt "Congratulations!" to this lovely list of many on your new job - I hope it works out wonderfully for you, and it's great that it's so close to home! And congrats on the giveaway win as well! I'm very glad that things are going so well with you :)

Anne said...

Ack!! You got a job and I missed congratulating you!! HURRRAAAAHHH!!! Lemme get a cup of tea while I read!!Okay, set! I hear ya about the Mon-Friday gig...leaves not time for stitching, blogging and commenting! But it's still fabulous! Luckily you will be working close to home, makes a big difference.Congrats on winning those BRD charts! Yay!! I love what your husband said! So cute!!Lovely design from Heartstringsamplery!! Hello there Bentley! *gives him a squeeze* Hugs!