Sunday, 19 August 2012

Kind of hermited, bit of a tusal and other goodies :)

Hi every one :) the kettle is on , there is plenty of cold drinks too with a few yummies for you all as well ..... sit back make your self comfy as you could be here a while heheheh....

Firstly my tusal update for August ..... even Bentley was shocked looking in the jar !!!! .... would have been up yesterday but DH had taken the camera with him to a show .... Daffy don't forget your magnifier ..lol

Well the best laid plans of mice can go astray too ... I ended up going out yesterday morning with Kath and Chris and Bev to Elsecar Heritage Centre where we went to the craft shop and got one or two goodies heheheh ... i got some lovely charms and some ribbon but haven't photographed them yet ... may get it done now while I remember ... brb
Kath has won a lovely stitched give away from Angela and I am as excited as she is to see it hehehe as I know how lovely her stitching is having done and exchange with her myself :)
ok that's done now hehehe... when I got back I sort of pottered around and got some housework done before settling down to do some more on the second "life's a stitch" :)..... Kath turned up at the mouse house  a few hours later to pick up some overlocking she had left and also brought me a wee gorgeous gerbera/ daisy type plant which is sat quite happily near me and the orchid which has sprung a new plant too as well as new stalks ... 
Today I had promised Kath I would get her commission done but first I had to tidy the craft room to get some room to do it ..lol .... sooo for the first few hours I sorted and organised and got ready .... found a few things I had to sew up too and thought while the sewing machine was out I would get them done too ... sooo feeling very virtuous as all my mending is done as well as turning Winter Band Sampler (LHN) into a simple bell pull too :)
I can show you my Dawn of spring (where I have got up too ..lol) as all the parts have been released to the girls on the group stitching it ... some have beat me to finishing it already heheheh ...
tea / coffee etc up the kettle has boiled :)
I have been tootling round the blog world as much as I can before work and just before bed time sooo I will pop in to you all soon honest  :) DH has been using the main comp with his World of Tanks game .....
I had some lovely post from Grace this week too I received the  "yellow bird" by BBD and have picked the thread and the finishing goodies but not the fabric yet heheheh ..... I am waiting for the T/P from June, which we hope hasn't been lost as it seems to be a very slowwwww snail mail  getting to the mouse house ....

My little find was indeed a oil can for my singer hand machine .... isn't it cute :) the first one who got it was a oil can for a sewing machine was Lisa ..... sooo hopefully in the next week or so there will be a little something coming your way :)
tonight it is lovely and I've got the back door open and my net curtain (in an effort to keep the bugs out ) is billowing in and out and Bentley is sat on the step sniffing and listening to the sounds of the night and the ponds waterfall is tinkling in the back ground ... lovely and peaceful at the moment ... won't last ..lol 
well I think I have waffled enough heheh sooo I had better put some photos up for you and yes Bentley is in them ..lol
mouse faints and Bentley can't believe there is nothing in there

wee thank you from Kath

orchid growing nicely

Dawn of Spring Designed by Me ... almost finished

yellow bird BBD with thread and chenille to finish off with

Winter Band Sampler LHN finally made up :0

both "Life's a stitch " by Lizzie * kate finished

and again 



this is my best side 


snuck on grannies chair woof woof 

sooo there you are folks ... had to get those new photos of Bentley for you this morning as had received soooo many emails saying where was he  ...lol 
hope you all have had a wonderful hermitting weekend and got lots of stitching in :)
take care and will squeak to you all sooooon :) love mouse xxxxx

41 comments:

Julie said...

Life's a stitch is such abreast design, stitched so beautifully too. Love the band samplers,the gingham fabric is really effective.
Aww Mr Bentley, you are a cute chap

Parsley said...

Always enjoy a squeak from you. Love your stitching and of course, Bentley, your blog helper.

Beth said...

Bentley looks particularly charming today! Love the picture of the fainting mouse. Hope you start on Yellow Bird soon - that looks interesting.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love your pieces. Bentley sure does look very charming.

Shirlee said...

Lovely photos ... each & every one : ) I really like that Winter band sampler! Gotta find me that pattern : ) Have a great week!

Pete's Pixie said...

Winter band sampler is gorgeous - love the finish! Hugs to Master Bentley Minnie sends miaows xxx

Daffycat said...

LOL @ Bentley sniffing the ORTs!

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching, and lovely little Bentley too! lol! Always to love to see what's going on with you and with Bentley. :D

Vickie said...

Lovely finishes. Hello to you Bentley, you sweet boy! =)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Poor Mouse and Bentley - in shock about your lack of stitching! We understand, though. Your DoS and Life's a Stitch are both beautiful! ( the band sampler, too!!) I really like how the Life's a Stitch turned out on the darker fabric. So pretty!

pandy said...

I was admiring the hair in the first picture, wishing mine could be that glossy and wavy.. then I realized it was Bentleys hahaha :)

Gabi said...

Bentley is such a cutie.
Gorgeous stitching and new stash. :)

Barb said...

Wonderful stitching and Bentley just makes your blog complete!!

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching and the finishes are gorgeous. Bentley is such a handsome boy.

cucki said...

BentLey is so sweet..hello to him:)
Lovely finishes.
Hugs x

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes. Great pictures of Bentley.

Chris said...

Hello!
Great stitching progress. Are you going to frame Dawn of Spring?
With the Life's a stitch pieces be finished into pillow style ornies?
Have a great week! Hugs to you and Bentley!

Kate said...

Great finishes Mouse - love the Winter Band Sampler on the gingham fabric. Don't you just love the curiosity of pets!

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching, stashing, flower, and puppy.

Maureen said...

Love how you have finished off your winter band sampler. Bentley is just too cute!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

That picture of Bentley and the fainting mouse cracked me up just now! Love the finishes too. I can hardly believe I was the correct guesser! I'll keep a "heads up" for something from the mouse house. Ooooh something to look forward to! P.S. Shelby says hello!

Anne said...

Lol that photo of Bentley and his hair is amazing! I thought it was a person at first with gorgeous hair!! Mouse looks likes she's in raptures over some long haired rock star! LOL! Give him a big squeeze for me!!

Love those rich, warm autumn colours you will be using for the Yellow Bird! Such a sweet finish for the Winter Band Sampler! It looks so sharp! I love how you stitched life's a stitch three times :D It's a cute design!

Hugs to you and Bentley!

Holly said...

Hello

What a great post.
Your stitching is beautiful - I love your LHN Band sampler.
Gorgeous helper too - Bentley is so sweet!

Holly x

Linda said...

Great stitching Mouse. Bentley is just tooooo cute.

Linda

Rebecca said...

Always enjoy a visit from wee little mouse! :) Love that Bentley. What a guy!

You are a stitching genius!

xoRebecca

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Mouse - I have Yellow Bird to stitch up with the chenile trim also x

Carol said...

Nice to catch up with you, Mouse! I just love that first photo of Bentley and the poor faint mouse!! Bentley looks like he has a black wig in that picture :)

Your stitching is so pretty!!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Dawn of Spring is gorgeous, and I love your band sampler, too. Bentley is debonair, as usual.

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching again mouse ,
Hope you get your envelope this week , hugs.

Sally said...

Lovely stitching Mouse. It's good to see a post from you. Bentley is as cute as ever :)

Bea said...

Your stitching is lovely and I really like your finishing. Well done!

Denise SA said...

Love your winter band sampler finish. I am thinking of putting spring and autumn band samplers into my rotation as I have a spot on the wall I want to fill. Love your stash. Bentley poses so well.

Rhona said...

Beautiful stitching as always, Mouse! Bentley just gets more and more handsome!

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

Great stitching. I love the way your Dawn of Spring has turned out. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the finished versions around the blogs.

Life is indeed a Stitch!

♥ Nia said...

Hahahhaahah he's soooooo cute! Bentley's photos are always adorable =)
Lovely stitching sweetie :) i'm crossing my fingers for luck on the travelling pattern!! :D
Hugs&smiles

Susan said...

I love all your variations on "Life's a Stitch"!

Bentley is sooo cute!

Have a wonderful weekend!

EvalinaMaria said...

Bently's pics are adorable! Stitching is lovely and I can't wait to see yellow bird in works.

The Maiden said...

Love the fabric on dawn of spring!

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely pictures Mouse. I do enjoy reading your posts. Your stitching is lovely. That daisy plant is so bright and pretty. I have to get back to my Dawn of Spring project. I finally got the ribbon but I think I'm too scared still to trying the cutting. I'll give it a go as soon as I finish my current project.

Take Care,
Jen

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches!! Love all the pics of Bentley!!

Joysze said...

OOOOOOH! Budding orchids!! :D Since I'm commenting so late, I bet the buds are all much bigger now.

Now that I've seen how DoS is shaping up, I think I have a much better idea of what I'm ging to do. :D

Awwwww... Bentley!!! *kiisssssies*

HUUUUGS.