Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sun , Sea , Sand and Stitching :)

Hi every one :)  coooo I didn't realise until I checked when my last post was, that it is two weeks since last I squeaked .... blimey you had better get that kettle on with a large mug and something yummy to eat along with it heheheheh ....
soooo the time has flown as we have been having lots of fun around the mouse house ....
Firstly there was the jubilee weekend where I sat and stitched the next few parts on my Dawn of Spring SAL :) Part four went out on Sunday and they are all looking gorgeous :)


then on Jubilee Tuesday that week DH and I escaped to the country with Master Bentley to take him paddling  .... we went to Hutton le Hole , were we spent many a weekend taking over the museum there when we were in the Sealed Knot many years ago ..... the weather was fine but a bit cold and once Bentley got used to the stream he loved it  and it was funny watching him paddle ..... we had a wander around the village and went to look at the craft shops and found the perfect one for every one ...... (just wait until you see the photo ;)


Wednesday I had a happy dance as I finished DJ's picture whoop whoop and it is now on its way to her on a wing and a prayer :) I decided as I was on a roll on finishing things I got out my cut and snip scissor fob from the Needle and thread LHN chart and proceeded to make a good inroad into it ..... some time around 11.30 pm that night I realised I should have been doing the SAL with Sally  eeeekkkkkk .... I tried to put some stitches into it the next day but I felt sooooo guilty it wasn't done on the right day I couldn't continue !!!!!! will show the photo of my effort ..lol


swiftly moving on with another cuppa .....
 I decided it was time to get March's cottage finished by CCN .... well I stitched and I stitched at the weekend  and boy .....for a small piece 5 x5 it certainly took ages to do but was worth it in the end as I finished and started April's just as June's dropped through my door ....lol. so that is a little bit further on phew :)
this Monday I made a card for June as it was her birthday the next day and I am pleased to say that it turned up on time .... I am in the middle of stitching her something so that her birthday lasts that wee bit longer ;) she does know this btw ..lol and while I was on a roll did the floss toss for Pappilions Around the world in eighty stitches .....  and that's as far as I got hahahah


and on Tuesday (this is the sun , sea and sand bit ..lol) DH DD2 Master Bentley and I drove to Sunny Blackpool to go and spend the day with my Dad so that he got to see Mr B and also my new car ..lol  I drove there and the traffic although heavy was steady away and we got there exactly on time according to the sat nav :)
Bentley wowed my dad with his good behaviour and his cute ways ;) We took him for a walk on the sands and got him to see the sea for the first time .... while he loved the sand the sea was a different matter ...lol he didn't want anything to do with the wet stuff ..... DH while walking and watching the dog took a slight graceful fall into a hole that some one had dug and then Mr B decided to make it that wee bit bigger  .. he came out covered in sand but with a grin on his face ..lol
Dad treated us to some ice cream from Notriannies ice cream parlour on the front ... sooo I had to take photos to show you YUMMMMMMM .... we had a walk down the prom and went into the South Pier amusements and spent the princely sum of £1.00 on the two penny machines  and had lots of fun with them .....  out side there was a doughnut booth and I couldn't resist getting some hot sugary doughnuts to share with you all .... I took some photos of them being cooked too :)


We had a lovely day and got back quite late ... I switched on the comp to see what every one had been up too and found out ...... I had won Belinda's of Blue Ribbon Designs fame , competition on FB..... WOOOOO HOOOOOOO :) 
ooooo did this mouse do a happy wiggle as the charts I had won were all ones I hadn't got too ..... 


I was still beaming the next day when the postie brought me my goodies I had ordered from Karen at http://www.wasatchneedlecraft.com/ in her sale ... the Family Sampler LHN and February stockings BBD ....
and then the phone rang and I got invited to an interview on Monday for an admin assistant  soooo fingers crossed third time lucky :) 
ooo also got my results from the xray .... no acute injury to the bone .....:)
well you had better get another cuppa while you browse through the photos .....
stream at Hutton Le Hole


one wet and happy puppy (love this photo)

mines the one on the left ;)


Looking towards the Tower from South Pier

ermmmm don't like this ..lol

like this though :)

at Hutton Le Hole 

just for you to drool over 

chocolate factory

Sheepies for all those sheep fans :)

not to sure about the waves

looking out to sea honest ..lol

Part four of DOS designed by me :)

the whole of it so far with out the ribbon in DOH !!!

whooo hooo DJ's is finished :)

ermm didn't get to far 6th of June 2012

Needle and thread by LHN

March cottage by CCN finished 

all three together 

Junes card 

April started 

Floss toss for Pappillon SAL

Wed 13th June update :)


cooking doughnuts 

bit further along 

and ready to munch  mind they are HOT !!!



soooo I hope I haven't bored you too much heheh and sorry if you are all hungry now ......can't wait to see what your comments are heheheh ;)
so that's it for this week folks .... hope you have a fab stitchy weekend as don't forget it's .....HERMITTING weekend :)
take care and happy stitching and squeak to you all soon from one very happy mouse xxxxxxxx



49 comments:

Denise said...

You got a good amount of stitching done over the jubilee! Puppy looks to be happy in the water. And the chocolate and dougnut pictures...yummy!

pam said...

Dizzy from it all! Thanks for sharing:)

Marjorie said...

I am hungry, and stuck at work right now with nothing good...you certainly have been busy! Love the stitching as well as your pup's reaction to the waves lol.

Ali said...

Oooh your such a busy bee love all the photos and your stitching is as delish as always :-) Thanks for sharing I dont think Hutton le Hole is that far from us so I think I may need to pay that chocolate factory a visit mmmmm - thanks for the tea and biccies, I'll be off now xx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching on all of your projects. Love them all. Love the pictures of Bentley.

marly said...

Loved it! Lots of photos, lots of stitching, lots of fun, lots of sweets, lots of puppy!!

rosek1870 said...

WOW you have been one busy lady! I love the one with the lighthouse (probably cause I love all things water and lighthouses lol) and the "Needles and Thread". Beautiful work!
Hugs
Rose

Parsley said...

Good to read a 'squeak' from you. How old is Bentley? Wonder if my April has any of his breed with her spots.

Bertie said...

Lovely post Mouse, the pictures tell all. I wouldn't mind a dig on the beach myself! No wonder Bentley adores it all. Shame about the Jubilee weather, did a lot of stitching myself!
Have a good weekend:))

BrendaS said...

Wow, you have been a busy gal. Great pic's and your stitching is very beautiful!

Enjoy your hermitting weekend:)

Thoeria said...

Oh you've definitely been a busy little mouse! Bentley looks adorable :) A chocolate factory? Oh my - heaven! Ice-creams are also definitely drool-worthy :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a bad Mousie - to show pictures of hot donuts!!!!! Mmmmmmmm..... I guess you made up for it with all the pictures of your stitching and Bentley and the cute sheepies!! So glad you had a good week!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I always love seeing all your photos. Looks like everyone had a great time... especially Bentley.

Pete's Pixie said...

Yummm typical Mouse icecream there - and thanks for the doughnut. I will attempt some hermitting this weekend but don't hold your breath because as usual I have got waaay to much to do and only 2 days to do it in! Hugs to Mr B - hope his poor wee sore paws have recovered xxx

And This Little Pig said...

Could you fit anymore in the last two weeks! Love the piccies, the stitching, Bentley being a typical gundog... the food :@
LiBBiE in Oz

gracie said...

What a fun day I spent with you and the family! Thanks for taking me along.

Ruth said...

Was wondering why you were so quiet, you were off having that yummy ice- cream and all those chocs ! mmmmmm delicious..oh and you got loads of stitching done to, sorry distracted by the food ;-p
The beach looks gorgeous and those doghnuts yum! sorry back to the food lol.
Glad to hear the xray was clear and best of luck with the admin assistant.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my....adorable puppy. Love the one of him digging in the sand!

Wonderful stitching...doing a little bit of a happy dance for you hear on your finishes. Just beautiful!

Chocolates and donuts??? Now I must get off my behind and go fetch a sweet treat......

;^)

Catherine said...

Oh gosh...now I want a hot donut!! Your day out sure looks fun. Good news on the X-ray and interview front. Fingers crossed for you that you geek the job and it's all you wished for. Oops, almost forgot....love your stitchy things too!!

Vickie said...

Oh I am hoping this interview was THE one! Wonderful pictures you have shared! I loooove chocolate!! And Bentley.♥

natalyK said...

Lovely stitching as always.I especially love the colors you have chosen for the Papillion SAL. I am still playing with my color scheme. Happy Stitching!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Master Bentley is adorable! Chocolate and donuts and sheep, oh my! And your stitching is gorgeous, too!

Barb said...

Your finishes are wonderful and it looks like you have had some great adventures!!

Julie said...

You've certainly have been busy.
Fingers crossed for the new job, good luck.
Looks like a fun timwas had by both 2 legged and 4 legged family - love the pic of him digging.
Plenty of stitchy progress, please send mojo this way, seriously lacking motivation recently.

P.s. I did put a pic of my over 1 Tea Room on my blog, not sure if you visit me though. X

butterfly said...

My word mouse you have been busy , lovely post. Love all your photo's Your stitching and SALs are looking so beautiful, thank you, my card is fantastic you clever little mouse. Yummy choc's I use to work at Cadburys so I can just smell that shop.
Lovely seaside pictures Bentley is just loving it.
Poppy says hi now she is sleeping ,hugs.

Sally said...

Fantastic photos Mouse! Glad you had a great Jubilee weekend and also glad you got away for a bit. Bentley certainly looked like he enjoyed himself.

Love your design. It is so pretty. All of your stitching is looking gorgeous. I didn't stitch in the LHN this week as I received a travelling pattern so needed to get that done. Will be stitching it next Wednesday though:)

Margaret said...

Love all the stitchiness. And what fun you and Bentley have been having! Such fun pictures!

Chris said...

What wonderful pics from your outing to Blackpool. Yummy looking ice cream and chocolates.
Bentley looks like he had a great too. So nice that he behaves on his outings.
What wonderful stitching progress and congrats on the new stash.
Have a lovely weekend.

Michelle said...

Lovely post Mouse thanks for sharing - you have worn me out with all this reading xx

Shirlee said...

Yikes! Thanks for reminding me that it's IHSW this weekend! I'm up for a bit of hermitting right about now : ) Loved seeing all your photos! Your finishes & WIPs look great!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, your posts always make me smile. Looks like you've been stitch a lot of this and that. I'm thinking I should take Miss Shelby to the beach after seeing Mr. Bentley enjoying the sand. Unfortunately our beach is at a lake and not the ocean. LOL!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Lovely post Mouse, you make me smile too!
Thank you for sharing. I cross my fingers for your interview on Monday.
Have a great week-end,
Take care
Bisxxx

Christine said...

You've been busy! The stitching is looking good and I love the pictures of Bentley on the beach.
They've got one of those donut things at the beach cafe near us. They are very tempting, and such fun to watch!
Good luck with the interview

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

What a delicious post! Chocolate and icecream and doughnuts! Before we even get to the delicious stitching.

I love the CCN Cottages and your Spring design too. I like your floss toss for Around the World. Please may I add you to my page of stitchers on my blog?

I have tagged you in "11 Things" on my blog, please don't feel obligated to do it though.

Ziggyeor said...

Yummy pics. My hermitting is short because I had to work ot today and since then I've been on my computer. I really need to clean this craft room before I do any stitching :p

Di said...

Oh, I feel as if I've been on holiday myself here :) Love the sheepies, they're my faves ....

DJ said...

Lovely stitching!! You have some lovely patterns you are stitching on...I'm drooling here!! Can't wait to get the lighthouse, thank you thank you thank you!! I love it that I'm going to have a Mouse original hanging in my home!! I've been perusing the frames at work and think i have the perfect one!! Those donuts look yummy...what a tease you are! So glad Bentley got to meet your Dad! He's been on quite a few outings with you, he's such a charmer! *hugs*

Anne said...

I think I need ANOTHer mug of something!! Teehee!! Hello there Bentley! That photo of him nuzzling the sand is the cutest!! Mmmm those sundaes look amazing! Okay, now I need some chocolate!! Lovely progress on your own design! That Needle and Thread design is so sweet. That blue is just amazing..I think I've mentioned that before :D The cottages are looking fab too! You've been a busy gal!!

Hugs!

mdgtjulie said...

Hey there Mouse. Glad to see you posting. I loved looking at your piccys. They're wonderful. Hot donuts and chocolates and ice cream and and and... Stitching looks good, too. I love the CCN Cottages. I'm thinking I may have to get some of those. And I love your floss toss for Papillion's SAL. The purples are my faves!! Glad Mr. Bently had fun, and was on his best behaviour for dad. (Note how I spelled that, just for you Miss Mouse!!) I love the piccy of him in the sand too. Too cute!!

Kaisievic said...

Absolutely wonderful stitching, Mouse. I love the cottages.

By the way, I have tagged you in the Eleven Things Quiz, you need to see this post to play:

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/eleven-things-quiz-thanks-julie.html

Jan said...

What a lovely time you have had by looking at your photos. Lovely stitching too.

Sadie said...

you've been busy! Lovely stitching :-) and the ice creams look fab. I remember seeing a doughnut contraption like that in Morecame once. Best tasting doughnuts ever!

Veronica said...

Yes, I'm hungry now. I usually end up that way after reading your post :P

Aww... I love that puppy pic too. So cute! Bentley sure loves that hole. LOL!

Pretty stitching. Congrats on finishing March. The greens and pinks are lovely.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Brigitte said...

Reminder for the next time: Before visiting Mouse's blog, eat something! If not your mouth will water because of all the delicacies she always shows on her blog - and mostly they are sweet! (I don't know if I will ever get there.) LOL.
Nice progress on your WIPs. I particularly love the lighthouse scene. Very beautiful.

Heather said...

Such lovely stitching!!! You have made me incredibly hungry! LOL!! ;o)

Love the pictures of the sea!! ;o)

Jenny said...

What a fabulous post! Puppy pics, ice creams as large as my head and wonderful stitches. Can't get any better! (Well, the ice creams could be here with me right now - that would be even better. LOL)

♥ Nia said...

ohh! I want to go there! I want to go to the chocolate factory :D haahhaha Nice ice cream by the way ;) LOL
Your wips look lovely! Congrats on your finish :)
Those cottages are soooo adorable =)
hugs&smiles to you

Patty C. said...

Chocolate, icecream, stitching, & stash - who could ask for more? - lol
Fun post ;)

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)