Sunday, 1 July 2012

A wee working mouse and some stitching hehehe :)

Hi every one :)
Thank you for all your good luck wishes it helped enormously and I have settled in really well at my new place of work ..... I know loads of you do work but I haven't for the last three years and not done full time either .... so its a bit of a learning curve trying to get things organised and sorted and making sure I can fit some stitching in as well ..lol 
I am doing admin for two branches of the same company ... luckily there are in the same office ..... I have a HUGE area to work in and the kitchen is only ten foot away .....I am in charge of the cuppas ;0
sooo I had better make some for you now too ...lol
the team I work for are really nice and the office is quite busy I have been thrown in the deep end but am swimming along quite nicely and giving suggestions on how to improve certain procedures .... I have learnt how to do the wages ... my boss sat down and did them while I wrote notes and this week he is going to read my notes while I do them .... wish me luck ..lol .....
He laughed when I took a photo of the office to show it off to you and the view from our windows too ... the photo of the view isn't the best as it has been rather wet around these parts these last few weeks ... and doesn't look likely to improve either ho hum .....
I have managed to get some stitching in as I have been working on the Travelling Pattern from Lynda and have finished one and want to get another one stitched before I send it on its way ... she has a list of all who wanted to stitch it, so this one isn't open to who wants it next I am afraid ....
My little present for June  arrived safely and so I can show you that too :) she loved it as well PHEW ..lol
I am still waiting to see if DJ has got the light house picture I did for her .... I hope it hasn't got lost in the postal system .....
Michelle  sent me a lovely wee gift of a tape measure twill ribbon from France when she was there last weekend .. I am hoping I can go next year now I am earning some pennies :) I have also took a photo of my treadle machine for her to nosy at .... 
I also received a lovely biscornu from Chris G as a Rak as I had sent her ages and ages ago some scented threads and she used the rose one on it and it smells really nice too :)
Yesterday DH and Master Bentley and I went to Elvington Air Museum as DH was doing the Fire cover there for the DeHavland  Devon aircraft sooo we went along for the ride and I took a great shot of them with the Mosquito plane as well .... Bentley and I had a wander round while he was busy as we were waiting to see if the Spitfire would also fly over ..... unfortunately there was a humongous thunder and lighting storm so it didn't come over :(
Over on Friendly Stitchers  we are doing the Christmas/winter Challenge in July where we try and stitch up to three ornaments in this month and do one for an exchange too *(this can be part of your chosen amount ..lol) and I signed up before I got the job for three eeeekkkk  ... well today I sat down and started the one for my partner and am almost halfway there PHEW >>>LOL at least her's will be done .....
well I had better pop the photos one while I get the second round of brews ready ... chocolate swiss roll any one ????
for Junes birthday gift :)

Rak of Chris

sorry bad photo due  to no decent light :(


TP done with the tape ribbon from Michelle
My DH is the first on the left :) 


view from my office :)

my lovely office :)

a better view  :)

Bentley out in the woods :)

mmmm spot the storm coming in 

it got rather wet ...lol
well that's it for this week folks ... hopefully will have some more stitching to show you next time :)
take care one and all and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

42 comments:

Barb said...

Lots of luck with your new job!! Nice stitching!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad to hear the new job is going so well.

Deborah said...

Sounds like the new job is a perfect fit for you.

Lesleyanne said...

So pleased to hear the new job is going well - lovely office. Great pressie for June and from Michelle. Great pictures.

Annette-California said...

Oh my goodness you've been busy. Lovely gift you received and beautiful pillow you stitched. Glad to hear your pleased so far with your new job.Lovely sewing machine.

Christine said...

Glad your new job is going well.
Great stitchy gifts sent and received. Is that a little skull pin on top of June's pillow?
Lovely pic of the old plane too

Daffycat said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying being back at work! You have a lovely office with a wonderful view. Lovely stitching and that old sewing machine rocks!

Waiting on a parcel to be delivered can be nerve racking, especially when it takes it's time getting there. I hope it arrives safely!

Thoeria said...

What a lovely big office you have Ms Mouse :) And a super view too! Can just imagine your boss's amusement when you were taking the pics :)
Great stitching...sent and received! And that old sewing machine looks just wow! I'm assuming tat it's no longer working, but you never can know with these things :)

Chris said...

So glad to hear that you are settling in at work. I think there needs to be some stitching on the wall in your office!!
Have a great week!

Ruth said...

So glad to hear you are settling in well to your new job and what a lovely big office you have, looks great and that view, even better that the kitchen is not far away...whew. Ta for the slice of choccie swiss roll, I'm rather partial as you may know my now ;-)
Great stitched items and what some cute lovely pressies.

Vickie said...

Hi Mouse! I am so happy to hear you are enjoying your job thus far. I like your treadle sewing machine. The cover is so different, I had not seen that kind before. I hope you find some stitching time soon. :)

Julie said...

So pleased the new job is going well and you are enjoying it. It was nice to see where you are in the day, very roomy!

Beautiful stitching as always.

Well done hubby, my DS volunteers at an aerodrome at the weekends.

Margaret said...

Sounds like you're settling in nicely at your new job -- great stuff! Love seeing your office and the view. lol about your boss thinking that was funny you took pics! Love seeing all the stitchy goodness and the pic of your DH, and the treadle machine too. Nice!! Bentley must miss you while you're at work!

Carol said...

Good to hear that you are adjusting to the world of work again, Mouse! I remember when I returned to the library after TEN years of being "on vacation" I was just exhausted that first week. But, I truly love my work days and my co-workers...

Love the gift you stitched for June and your RAK from Chris--lots of pretty in pink things :)

Shirlee said...

So glad you are getting used to the work-a-day world again! Lovely photos!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, Mouse, that's a nice office view you have there and a nice big space too. Lovely stitching and that's one nice sewing machine too!

butterfly said...

Great photo's , thank you again for my lovely pillow, and your RAKs were lovely from Chris and Michelle.
Hope you enjoyed your job looks like a nice office.
It is still raining here.We will be back to Winter soon. !
Hugs.

newfie princess said...

Hi Mouse,

So glad to hear you are enjoying your new job and the wonderful office space. Your stitching is lovely and I especially like the pink one pillow. Well, I guess I had best get back to stitching my three ornaments! Have a wonderful day.

Newfie Princess

Solstitches said...

I love the pink pillow you stitched for June. The biscornu is very pretty also.
Happy for you that you are enjoying your new job.
Margaret

Michelle said...

Lovely to hear you have sttled into your new job. You'll soon get into a routine. Lovely stitching Mouse xx

Stitching Noni said...

Great to hear that you are enjoying being back at work! Great stitching ;0)

Anne said...

I love how you become in charge of the teas....so you!!! Glad to hear you are settling in and it does take some time adjusting, but you can do it!! Lovely gifts you stitched and rak received from Chris!! That Singer is amazing!! I think that TP is one of my favs!! Who doesn't love bees and needles?!?!? Ooh look at your view and office! Pretty snazzy!! We've been feeling the rain a lot lately too...better to stitch in :D Hugs to Bents!!

Gillie said...

Smashing stitching but too much rain, lol!

Janet P said...

It sounds like you are facing up to the challenge of a new job brilliantly. Like you say it's rain rain and more rain at the mo.

♥ Nia said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying the new job!!! Good luck sweetie! :D
Lovely gift for June! And the RAK is also so pretty :)
Hugs&smiles

Jo said...

Lovely stitching and glad you're enjoying the job x

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stitching and what a handsome DH! Your office looks awesome, good luck with new job.

You were tagged on my blog.

Evalina, This and that...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mouse it sounds like you're adjusting nicely to being back at work! Its funny how no matter long we're gone from something its so easy to get back in the swing!

What fantastic stitching you're showing off there!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your new job! Interesting view from the office, but it is certainly better than my view (I work in a basement and only see the sidewalk).

Veronica said...

Your new job sounds great. You really do have a huge working area :D I'm happy for you.

June's gift is so pretty. Love it!

Very nice photo of your DH.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How fun to see your office. Now I'll be able to picture you at work. I do hope you (and I!) get some more stitching in this week!

Sally said...

Glad you have settled well back at work Mouse.

Your stitching, as always, is beautiful. I love what you stitched for June :)

DJ said...

Lovely stitching, Mouse!! Great to see pictures of your work place and so nice to hear you are settling in so nicely. Great pictures of the boys and their toys, so sorry the rain spoiled your chance to see the spitfire...but my they do look a bit damp!! Pats for Bentley! *Hugs* for you!

Catherine said...

Great post Mouse! Sounds like you are settling in nicely at your new job! Love your stitches and it's always great to read of all of your adventures!

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like your new job is going really well. I hope that you enjoy working full time again and that you are still able to get your stitching done. It is sometimes a challenge but the stitching really helps you relax after a long day at work.

Brigitte said...

Your office looks really big, it's definitely not one of those where you feel like a fish in the tin (as we say). Good to hear that you are settled in. And you will soon find the balance between working time and spare time. Or stitching time, of course, lol.
A nice little present you made for June, and another nice one that you received.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun, newsy post! Loved all the pics and am so glad your new job is going well! Finding time to stitch while working full time is definitely a challenge!

Teresa said...

As I am trying to get back into blogging and getting caught up I see you have a new job. Good Luck! Your stitching is just lovely but all the food pictures have made me so hungry. I want a fresh donut. Even Bentley eating his ice cream makes me want one.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congrats on the start of the new job. All the stitched pieces are fine as can be! Ah - Bently looks all grown up! That happens so quickly. Be well.

Ziggyeor said...

It's been rainy here too. I'm glad your new job is going well.

Maggie said...

Glad the new job is going well, working full time after so long must be hard to get used too, i only work mornings and i find that too much some days, lol.

Denise SA said...

So glad you are enjoying yourself as well as earning some money for stash lovely stitching