Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Whitby , stash and some stitching on the side ..lol

Hi every one :) hope you all have been behaving and doing lots of stitching this last week or two while I have been missing in action ..lol
the kettle is on for you all and I've got some nice choccie biccies for you all too :)
Well life in the mouse house is settling down to a sort of routine with us all passing each other like ships in the night and leaving messages in various places like "to do " lists ..lol ..... and most importantly I have managed to get some wee bit of stitching in most nights to boot too ..... you can tell from the TUSAL orts that I have been doing an itsy bitsy bit .... and I've posted them early as not sure about getting back on to do them on the 19th as it might be stitching at the mouse house this week :)
have I said I love my postie ...lol  I have received a lovely RAK from Shirlee which smells divine when you squeeze it ....the other week just after I last blogged ..., my July cottage arrived safely too and also today I got my blog win from Mary Ann   Cardinal winter by LHN :) thank you for picking me :)
OOOO yes DJ's piece I stitched for her arrived safely too PHEW :)
Over on Friendly Stitchers  we are doing a Christmas / winter in July along with an exchange and I have finished the stitching for my partner and started on the one for me .. can't show you them just yet but will do as soon as I can :)
I have worked on the Sal I am doing with Sally :) and I am really enjoying this piece even if it is taking me ages *pesky work heheheh and looking forward to doing some more on it tomorrow too :)
I have done some more on my Dawn of Spring so I shall show you that bit too .... only two more parts left ... it has simply flown by and every one is simply gorgeous that has been stitched by my group ladies :) and I am so proud of them for doing stitches that they wouldn't have normally tackled and doing a wonderful job to boot too :) and even adapting it to make it even more personal as well :)
sluurrpppp ahhhhh much better now where was I .. ahhh yes ....
I really must apologise for not getting to say hello to every one on their blog updates .... I am trying to get to a few each night sooo I will get there in the end honest :)
Don't forget it is Hermitting weekend this weekend :) go to Joyze's blog to sign up and join in the fun :) 
soooo onto Whitby and the all important stash haul ...lol 
On Sunday Chris , Kath , Iris and I went on a wonderful day trip to Whitby and the weather was kind to us and the sun shone all day  with a slight breeze and the smell of the sea and sand wafted along the prom..... mingled with the sound of the sea gulls as they flew over our heads .
We wandered around all the shops oooing and aahhing over the wares and I found a new lovely wee mouse which I just had to buy ... along with some presents for the girls and the DH ...... and then I went into the market hall to the patchwork/embroidery / cardcraft shop and had a slight ???? stash haul on the patchwork fabric and some ribbon along with a cute pair of lime green polka dot scissors which just called my name :)
There was so much to drool over I was lucky to get away with what I did  heheheh ... I could have had sooooo much more .... you all know that feeling ;0 but I resisted ...
soooo I had better show you the goodies , the tusal etc etc while I pop the kettle back on for you all .... 
RAK from Shirlee

wee baby card I made for Karen at work

last weeks update :)

Pumpkin Cottage lhn

Whitby on Sunday 15th July 2012

the 99 steps ... think there is more tbh ..lol

saw this and thought it was fab :0)

just love that sea :)

see the open bridge for the yacht 

first stash haul with new mousie and scisors

second stash haul :0

July's TUSAL

Blog win from Mary Ann :)
Dawn of Spring  latest update designed and stitched by mouse 
 Bentley says hello to every one , he is growing up fast and is such a good boy and he is adapting quite well to the extra upset of me working full time  and then DD2 working full time and getting up very early for 4 weeks .. she is doing 6 am till 2 pm ... so life is as we say ships that pass in the night for a wee while ..lol 
mmmmm I am sure there is more but I have got a serious ermmmmm moment hehehehe. sooo I shall say t.t..f.n for now and hope to catch up with you all sooner rather than later :)
take care one and all and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx


Patty C. said...

Wonderful update ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great projects, stash, and photos - and a sweet RAK! Take care and be well.

Gillie said...

What a lovely day, tuts at yet MORE stash, though!

Ali said...

Ooh lovely photos and great stash. Hope you gave me a wave from Whitby lol xx

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What fun finds and gifties, Mouse! We now have another pair of matching scissors. : ) I'm glad you are settling in at work... and stitching, too!! Good for you!!!!

Margaret said...

I can see you've been busy! Love all the stitchiness! And Whitby looks divine! I'm envious -- I so want to go to the sea.

Julie said...

A lovely read.super stitching, cute little movie fromWhitby, aaahhh I do love that Whitby sea, we were there last
September and the sun shone just like in your piccie, blissful memories!

Julie said...

That should read mousie not movie lol x

And This Little Pig said...

Hey Mouse

It is so hard sometimes to get around to all the blogs we love visiting, and then leaving comments on them all. I'm finally getting back into the swing.

What a beautiful RAK from Shirlee, and you will enjoy stitching Cardinal Winter, along with Pumpkin Cottage, I loved stitching this one. Pretty photos, just so English :@ love your new little mouse addition along with the new stash.

My God I've nearly typed a blog entry in comments alone.

Just one question? Where is Bentley?

LiBBiE in Oz along with Moo and the Long Dogs

Mindi said...

Lovely update Mouse!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Whitby looks lovely. Lots of wonderful stitching going on and nice gifts too!

Peggy Lee said...

The pictures of Whitby are so beautiful. Looks like you had gorgeous weather.

Super progress...keep plugging away at them!

A paw wave to Bentley for being such a good boy!

Anne said...

Oooh! Lots to ooh and ahhh over! Whitby looks like an amazing place to visit. Love the sea...makes me smile. Those are some great fabbies you got for your "slight" stash haul!LOL! The mouse is adorable! Just wanna give her a squeeze!! Lovely progress on all your stitching. Too bad I didn't join the band SAL...have yet to participate in any kind of SAL at all!!


Barb said...

Wow! so many lovely things. Thank you for the photos of Whitby. It looks just as I would imagine a quaint English sea village! Great Stash!

Beth said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Whitby looks lovely.

Mary Ann said...

I am glad the chart arrived safely. And, what a nice update. The photos of Whitby make me wish I could visit!

marly said...

My goodness you're a busy girl! Great post.

Ziggyeor said...

Pretty stitching and I like the new stash. I need to get the camera fired up and do a belated blog post :p

Christine said...

Ooh Mouse I'm so jealous, I love Whitby!
Great stash, the scissors are gorgeous. Lovely RAK and blog win too

Chris said...

Wow! Whitby looks like it was a perfect day. The pics are beautiful. All your stitching looks great. I need to find some more stitching time during the week.
Hugs to you and Bentley.

Sally said...

Lovely to see a post from you Mouse. Glad to hear you are getting into a routine and finding time to stitch :) Your updates look gorgeous. I might have the LHN finished tonight. Doing the heart outline now!

Lovely RAK and congratulations on your blog win.

Lovely photos from Whitby. We're hoping to go up for the day as Abi would love to take some photos for her A2 photography course.

Solstitches said...

What a lovely post Mouse.
I love Whitby - have only been once but did not know there were fabrics galore :(
Lovely stash haul and great progress on your WIPS.
That is a gorgeous pillow from Shirlee.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Mouse and I love your new fabric stash. Lovely pillow from Shirlee. Hope you are settling into your new job xx

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Whitby looks like such fun! Great stash acquisitions, and your Dawn of Spring is gorgeous! Molly says she wants more photos of Bentley!

Vickie said...

So glad to read a post from you. I was just wondering about you yesterday. Whitby! Oh my! How lovely. Cute little mouse. :) Love the fabric and floss and everything about Dawn of Spring.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You have been a busy Mouse! What beautiful shots of the seaside!

Your postie has been busy I'm jealous mine is never busy.

Carin said...

What a greta pictures and some beautiful stash !!!
I love your updates on the LHN stitcings.

butterfly said...

Wonderful post, love all your goodies and really love the mouse.
Shirlee is such a kind person love the RAK she sent to you, just beautiful.
Love all your photos, hugs.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely blog update...I love the new stash buys and the wee mousey:) Thank you for reminding me about TUSAL...I've been very bad lately.

newfie princess said...

So glad you and the gals had a great outing. Very jealous of you getting to see and smell the ocean, I miss it so. Loving all your stash and projects too. Have a wonderful day, Newfie Princess.

Rhona said...

What fantastic pictures and what a fab stash haul that was too!!!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Thank your for sharing updates, great photos. Love your new mouse!
Bisxxx from France

Pete's Pixie said...

Talking about ships in the night rofl missing our regular chats - this working lark does tend to get in the way our stitching/social life doesn't it? Gorgeous fabbie and love the mousie too. Minnie sends miaouws to Bentley. Talk to you soon xxxx

Veronica said...

Very cute mouse you've added to your collection :D What a haul of stash for sure. All those fabrics look fab. Pretty stitching too.


Catherine said...

It is always so nice to read your updates! Lovely stitches and Whitby looks like a magical place!

Meari said...

Congrats on your win. Nice stashing, too. Beautiful pics of Whitby.

Carol said...

Love the photos of Whitby, Mouse! And such nice gifts and stash haul... Your newest mouse is adorable :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Gorgeous new stash. So jealous you have been to Whitby - great photos, thank you for sharing. Hope you are settling into your new job okay.

Daffycat said...

Awesome ORTs!

DJ said...

One can never have too much stash! LOL Love your stitching, and the pictures of your trip. I really need to visit England. So glad you are enjoying your new job. Hopefully you can catch up on family time on the weekends...work is a necessary evil, but it really takes a toll on family time doesn't it? Was great catching up on your life! *Hugs*

♥ Nia said...

Lovely Rak from Shirlee :) and congrats on your win!! :D
Your stitching looks very pretty, nice progress!
Have a great weekend sweetie!!! :D

Anonymous said...


I'm a new follower to your lovely blog.

I love that new mouse and the rest of your stash looks pretty.
Lovely photos of Whitby!
Your stitching is looking great.

Brigitte said...

Your day in Whitby must have been gorgeous. And look at all the new stash, it will give you so much inspiration, I'm sure. When I'm around stitchy craft shops, it's just the same - I could buy at least four times as much as I actually buy, lol.

Sally said...


I love your photos of Whitby, it looks so pretty.
Lovely baby card and your wips look great!
Lovely mouse and stash.
Your blog is lovely!

Joysze said...

Mm... pretty RAK. Glad to hear things are settling down in the Mouse house. Love the ocean and sky pics!!

I was looking at 123 stitch today for threads. Still trying to find something to go on that green fabbie for DoS. Might have to give up on the idea of stitching on green fabbie. Nothing seems to pop. Blech!!!

The Maiden said...

I love the look of pumkin, very delicate so far. Great stitchy update!