Friday, 14 September 2012

I'm Late I'm Late for a very important stitchy update :)

Hi every one :) the kettle is on and the cups are all ready along with a few nibbles to help you through this post .... as I said I am late for a very important stitchy update ..... I finished the Summer Garden Travelling Pattern and it is now ready to go on its merry way ..... more of this in a bit ...
at the end of August I had my wee op and was not very compus mentos for a few days and was unable to go to work .... so what has a girl got to do when not allowed to do much .... stitch of course , hence the finish .... heheheh .....
things then went pear shaped when the computer was finally giving up the ghost playing DH's game so we had to go out and buy a new one and a printer, as that decided to not work at the same time ... *sigh ... sooo it was decided to decorate the computer room while we were at it ... 
I now have a very posh room with lovely poppy wallpaper from next and a huge long desk for the computers and printer and we re did the floor while we were at it ..... in fact DD2 did most of the work as I have trained her well ... she was also my gofer while I wallpapered the back wall ....luckily it is only small less than two rolls worth soooo I wasn't toooooo bad after ..lol.
so while on a roll (groan ) I started and finished the wee prize for Lisa at the inspired stitcher which will be going in the post tomorrow so she should get it soon paws crossed :)
mmmmm having a second cuppa while I think what else to tell you ... oh yeah got some more goodies from the Victorian motto shop on ebay and also won some BBD designs on the bay of evil ... and also a La D Da one from one of our members on friendly stitchers .... I couldn't believe it when I found out it was her..lol and she sent me some extra goodies of some threads  just because ;)......I can't help spending on there  heheheh mind you with the computer down I have given every one else a chance ROFLMSO ....
On the Friendly stitchers we are celebrating our tenth year with a stitching competition , I have designed two charts for them to choose from, with a gift certificate for the first prize  and some yummie threads for the second and third prizes .... I am really looking forward to seeing what they get stitched up and into  :)
The Dawn of Spring samplers are all looking good and being finished beautifully ... still got to do the last bit on mine yet ..... in fact the lady mentioned above (Hazel) no blog has entered hers into the WI competition and I am awaiting to see how she got on.... fingers and paws are crossed for her :)
Gosh while going through the photos to pop on here I just realized I forgot to mention I finished a Crazy ... yup I did honest .... "There is a garden" by Sandra Sullivan (homespun elegance) number four finish out of the fifteen this year ...lol
I have even took a photo of the french knots close up to show Shirlee  she hates them ..lol they are rather a love or hate type of stitch personally I love them .... find them quite therapeutic ... , the first shot is the truest picture of the fabric colour ... so you get the jist :)

We got Master Bentley a couple of new beds last week and the pictures will tell you how much he liked them ..lol talk about comfort ....

soooo on to the all important bit the Travelling pattern ... the rules for this one are slightly different in the fact you have to pick your backing fabric first then take the colours from that to stitch the piece in .....Myra where the pattern came from orginally would also like to see a photo of the finished piece once stitched and made up :)
sooo it is now up for grabs ... I shall draw a name next Friday the 21st of September 2012 so please leave me a comment to say you would like to be popped into the hat and also a way of contacting you as well if you are picked ... I will post any where and you must also be prepared to do the same :)

ok think that is it for now so I shall let the photos do the talking while I pop the kettle back on :)

ohhhh this is soooo comfy

yep defo comfy

and snoooze

Summer Garden by LHN travelling pattern with the backing fabric I chose :)

truest photo of the fabric colour

finished :)

french knot tail for Shirlee :)

floor done

walls getting ready for the paper

they are gorgeous and the leaves are silver 

finished and waiting for the work top

my side with the old computer that works fine for me ...lol
I am slowly trying to catch up with every one's blogs I visit ... its amazing how many blog updates you lot do when I am not around ...lol 
don't forget that this weekend is Hermitting Weekend too ....pop over to Joyszes blog to sign up if you would like to join in :) I am hopefully going to get to stitch this weekend as I have nothing planned that I am aware off other than  going out for a meal with the DH on Saturday night :)


Master Bentley is now snoozing at the side of me 
but did say to say hello to every one and happy stitching to you all ;)
take care every one and I shall catch up with you soon hopefully with some more stitching but definitely with who gets the travelling pattern next :)
love mouse xxxx



49 comments:

Maggee said...

HI there! Lovely new room! Wallpaper is stupendous! makes me think... I am thinking I want to sign up for that traveling pattern now. My LNS tried to get it for me several times, and came up with the wrong patterns! So this may be the only way I get it! Ha! Congrats on the finish too! Hugs!

lynda said...

I would love a chance at the traveling pattern...thanks!
And that wallpaper is super!

Myra said...

You did a fab job with Summer Garden. I love the colors and the finishing fabric is perfect.

Carol said...

Lovely stitching, Mouse!! Especially love the bunnies french-knotted tail... I have trouble with them myself so I understand just how Shirlee feels!!

Your newly decorated computer room is looking great--how nice that your daughter was able to do most of the work!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your new floor is lovely. Bentley is such a handsome dog. Love all you've been stitching.

Margaret said...

Wow, that poppy wallpaper is spectacular!! So much fun! Lovely stitching too. I love the bunny in the Summer Garden with his tail -- so cute! And Mr. Bentley, speaking of cute! Lovely new beds -- he seems to be in heaven over them!

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching Mouse, and I love that Poppy Wallpaper! Just love it. Makes me smile to see it!! Seems like you have a lot going on around your place.

Gabi said...

Your new room looks great. That wallpaper looks so cheery - love it.
Congrats on your 2 finishes. Both look fantastic.
Bentley is just gorgeous. Had to laugh about the picture where he hangs out of his bed, deeply asleep.

♥ Nia said...

Hahahaha I love the second photo ;)
Summer garden looks lovely =)
Enjoy your weekend sweetie!! :D
Hugs&smiles

marly said...

What a fabulous floor. Mr. Bentley's duck is one my pup had and loved. He sure looks comfy in the new bed. No need to pop me in hat.

Ziggyeor said...

oh wow I like the wallpaper. Love the stitchy finishes. I should get stitching instead of wasting time on the internet!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Mouse. They turned out great. Your new room looks awesome. And, Bentley sure us a cutie.

Linda

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Love the french knots on the bunnys tail - so cute. The wooden floors you have look great - I have some in our bedrooms but they don't look as good as yours, I think green potted plants look so nice on wooden floors. Love the last shot you have of Master Bentley, so funny - I also would love to be entered for the travelling pattern - have fun in your newly decorated room!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a busy girl you've been! I really like how the Summer Garden piece turned out. It will be beautiful with that backing fabric! Bentley looks thrilled with his new bed. I love the picture of him laying in it on his back! Great job with wallpapering, too!!

Kate N said...

Wow! 10 years :D The wallpaper looks good, really vibrant. Have fun hermitting this weekend, I will be too!

Lesleyanne said...

Bentley seems to love his new bed. Gorgeous stitching. Love the new wallpaper and floor. Happy hermitting.

Christine said...

Your new computer room looks wonderful!
Great stitching, Mr Rabbit's french knot tail is very effective

Michelle said...

Love the floor in your new room - stunning. Beautiful stitching Mouse. Hope you are feeling better now xx

butterfly said...

Another lovely post mouse, enjoyed my cupper thank you.
Your Summer Garden came out beautiful boy you are a fast stitcher.
Love your new room lovely Poppy's .
Hope you are feeling much better , hugs.

Lorraine said...

Hi Mouse lovely room and love the wallpaper and your Summer Graden looks lovely. Hope that your are feeling a lot better now.
Lorraine xxxx

Kate said...

Love the new computer room and it looks like master Bentley loves his new beds.
Would love a chance to stitch the TP.
Happy Hermitting.

And This Little Pig said...

Love the wallpaper, and your stitching finishes, but the best photo, was Benson's snooze, took me a few seconds to find his head :@

LiBBiE in Oz

Shirlee said...

Oh mousie, mousie, mousie ... spreading my foibles to the blogging world ... lol! Your french knots look marvelous! I think I will just ship you all my projects from now on when they are ready for FKs & let you have all the fun : ) Your new decor looks lovely!

Vickie said...

What a fabulous look in your computer room now. I just love french knots. They add a lot to a pattern. Aren't dogs just so funny how they sleep sometimes?

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..and your new computer room looks wonderful..
love for you x

dixiesamplar said...

Gorgeous wallpaper and floors Mouse! Love your finish and the WIPs too. Bentley is adorable, and that bed does look quite comfy :o)

Julie M said...

Great stitching Mouse! Love the wall paper too! Looks wonderful.

The nibbles were quite tasty! Thanks!

Erin said...

Your new room is gorgeous! My DH would NEVER go for that much big color...he'd paint every wall cream if I let him. LOL

I love Homespun Elegance designs. They are so sweet and simple! Your finish is lovely.

Enter me in the draw for the Traveling Pattern, please?

Anne said...

Mouse!! I've been thinking about you lately and wondering how you've been. I hope you are better from your surgery and are healing. Ick! Computer problems! Glad to hear you got a new one and WOW! Love that poppy wallpaper! So bright and cheery!! Gorgeous stitching and I loooove your summer garden fabric! So bright and cheery too like your computer room! I was thinking of asking you to add me in but with working full time, that doesn't leave a lot of time for stitching :( Great French knots for Shirlee!! And oooh that Bentley! He's doing that "ladylike pose" Titus is so found of! LOL! Give him a snuggle for me :D

Hugs!!

Anne

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Lovely wallpaper and new room!
Please, give a caress to Bentley, he is too cute!
Bisxxx

Beth said...

Mouse - that's GREAT wallpaper! I have a small red guest bathroom - it really pops. I've stitched the Homespun Elegance Sampler you are working on - it is very nice.

Daffycat said...

The new computer room is darling. That poppy wallpaper is so cheerful!

Love the photos of Bentley in his bed. Dogs really know how to live the life, don't they?

Rhona said...

What a fantastic new room you have! Such bright and cheerful paper.
Hope you're feeling better, glad you were able to stitch while recuperating! Love your stitching.
Bentley gets more and more handsome every picture!!

Brigitte said...

Congrats on both your finishes. Shirlee isn't the only one hating French knots. I have just finished a project that had French Knots but I replaced some of them by normal cross stitches, shame on me, lol. And I have a project by Sandra Sullivan (similar to yours) that is nearly finished but there are some French Knots that are still missing. I doubt I'll ever get them in ...
Great new new wallpaper and great new room.

Catherine said...

Wow! I love that poppy wallpaper!! Fabulous and so fun!
Bentley is such a cutie ~ and he looks so comfy in is bed! Love your finish ~ colors and fabric ~ for the traveling pattern.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love to office makeover and the stitchy progress is looking good. Gotta love that puppers in that comfy nest too. I'll keep a "heads up" for the mailman and try not to attack him. LOL! Have a great week! Glad you are feeling better.

Mylene said...

Such a lovely wallpaper!
Love your Summer garden finish, beautiful!
Hope you are having a good week!

Jennifer said...

I've been drooling over this pattern! Please include me in the chance to see it travel.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Mouse, I would love a chance to do the TP - it is Spring here so it must be due for a trip downunder!

I love, love, love the poppy wallpaper and the puppies' new beds look soooo comfy.

stitchinpeanut said...

Love the fabric choice that you have beside you piece... very bright and fun. Please add my name into the hat for the traveling pattern. Thank you for carrying this on.

Barb said...

Bently is too cute!! Summer garden is lovely!

Annette-California said...

Love your wallpaper WOW! Really pops with color. How fun, I think that's a great idea on selecting the fabric, then selecting threads to match - this is where I really could expand my knowledge of colors:) I would love to be included for the drawing for TP. Love your samplers and especially the french knots tail...so cute. love Annette

Chris said...

Your french knots are perfect!
Hugs to you and Bentley!

Denise SA said...

Dear mouse I just love that wallpaper.i would also love to stitch the travelling pattern.

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Mouse.

Hope you are well recovered from your op. Lots of stitching time is rather nice isn't it although I think it might have caused me a few problems lol!

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

Love your wallpaper! And the stitching too.
Please throw my name in for the TP if I'm not too late.
Glad you're feeling better too.

Sari said...

What a nice room. And about stitchings, lovely! I love that tail of the rabbit with french knots :)

Meari said...

Beautiful stitching!

Joysze said...

Hey Mouse-y!!!!!! :D

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that wallpaper! How could you resist nibbling at it? ;)

Ahhh Bentley!!! What a life, eh? ;)

Love the fabbie you've picked for the travelling pattern. When do we get pics of the finishing? ;)