Sunday, 14 October 2012

A Stitchers Heart :)

Hi every one :) thank you all for your lovely comments on my epic blog post .... I promise this one won't be as long ;) ... the kettle has just boiled and the brews are ready for you all ... along with a wee cookie or two as well :)
This week at work has been soooooo busy that I have collapsed most nights in a heap and only summed up enough energy to have a wee chat with my friends on Face book .... but I promised my self that come weekend some serious numb butt was happening  ..... and it did  whoop whoop ... I have a finish :) 
Way back many moons ago ... Sally  and I bought "The Stitcher's Heart and the Gentle Stitches " collaboration by LHN and Shakespeare's pedlar with the intention of stitching it on a Wednesday night  each week and posting progress .... well then life got in the way .... I got a full time job and Sally had a few weeks with time on her hands to do nothing but stitch ... so she did ..lol and finished the Stitchers Heart way before me and has been patiently waiting to start the next one while I got mine done .... well I have done it ....whoop whoop ..... 
I have stitched mine on 32 count Silkweavers fabric called sun down and I shall also stitch the companion piece on that too .... it was a lovely stitch and now all I need to do is cut it out and sew up .... 
Now I hope you are all sitting comfortably as I actually put some more stitches into the Romantic Sal too  ... yes I did honest but forgot to take a photo ... I almost finished a band that I had left it at before .... even the stars were shocked as when I went out I saw a shooting star ..lol
DH has kindly painted the box for casting a spell for me and I eagerly started it this morning and had got the measurements to find that stitching on a 28 count fabric (even though it uses 30) was going to make it tooo big to fit EEEEKKKKKKKK ..... so what has a wee mouse got to do but go and order the correct fabric off Karla so that I can get it done hopefully before Halloween ... I said to DD1 there is an initial in it ... do you want it to be yours and she said yes of course I have a claim on anything Halloweenie !!!!
So after I had a wee baskititis session I went to start the "All Hallows Eve" by Waxing Moon .... I pulled out some fabric and Gast thread wrought iron and started to stitch ... well it started to knot and tangle and in disgust I got up and went and started on my ironing pile !!!!!
hopefully by the time I get back to it after I have waffled to you all it will behave itself ???
As tomorrow is Tusal Day I took the photo today as by the time I get home tomorrow night it will be dark and no good to take one ... sooo Master Bentley kindly posed with it .... can you tell from the look he is not impressed by the lack of threads in there either ...lol 
I now know my Halloween ornament has got to Shaunterria safely but unsure as to whether she has seen it yet as it was in the back of her DH's car ... so I won't show it just yet  until I know :).....
DH has just put the kettle on so I shall get the photo's ready for you to look at :)
casting a spell box already and painted 

the stitchers heart by LHN finished Saturday 13th October with the backing fabric

started on the halloween decorating

awwww isn't he adorable :)

he is not impressed with the tusal amount ...lol


start of the "all hallows "

so there you go folks ..... this week at work promises to be as busy but hopefully I will get some stitching done when I get home .....
take care one and all and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

49 comments:

Nicola said...

The backing fabric is perfect for your heart. I adore Bentley's expression in the second photograph.

Nancy said...

Good job on the finish! Your heart is lovely and will look more lovely with that gorgeous backing fabric! Bentley has such a sweet face!

Kate N said...

The heart looks lovely and such a pretty backing fabric. I like the Halloween design too. Fingers crossed next months Tusal impresses the dog, lol!

Scattered Threads said...

Hi Mouse,
Congratulations on your new job.At Oh my, I don't believe I knew you were working.
I really like the fabby you stitched the sticher's heart on. It is very pretty.
I've been doing a bit of halloween stitching and will post those in my next blog post.
Thanks for popping in on me. I appreciate it and enjoyed my visit with you as well.
TFS and hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
Jackie

Barb said...

I love your finish , that heart is so pretty. Plus a good start on you decorating. As usual, Bentley is too cute!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love your Stitcher's Heart finish. It is fabulous! And Bentley... what can I say? Molly and I are totally smitten.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

hope that thread relaxs for you so you can get some stitching done - sometimes if a linen size is a little big i will wash it in hot water to see if it will shrink down to the size i need - cute dog you have there.

Linda said...

Love the spiders you have hanging about. My cats would destroy them. Bentley is so cute. Congrats on the finish and new start.

Linda

Parsley said...

Lots of fun in this post and great stitching. Love that Bentley boy!

Karen said...

Your Stitcher's Heart is beautiful on that fabric! Love the finishing fabric too....very pretty!

Margaret said...

Love your stitcher's heart and the backing fabric as well. Bentley is adorable as always! Love your Casting a Spell box. Looks great! Great Halloween decorating too!

Renee said...

Your LHN A Stitcher's Heart and the fabric for the back are just gorgeous!!!!! Great job!!!!!

Susan said...

Your Stitcher's Heart is lovely - I can't wait to see it finished!

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitchers heart is gorgeous and the backing fabric is perfect. Great new start on All Hallows. Great picture of Bentley.

Patty C. said...

Love the LHN ;)

butterfly said...

Two sugar please mouse.
Oh mouse I love your heart and the material .
Hope you find more stitching time this week, hugs.

Christine said...

Your heart finish is beautiful. I love the box. I need to get hold of something like that to display my vintage Christmas ornaments.

Julie said...

Stitchers heart is done on a fabulous fabric, so pretty. I got to see your design from the friendly stitchers close up on Saturday as a lady at our meet up has just stitched it, it's beautiful. Well done you!

Ruth said...

Loving the pieces and the stitchers heart in particular but Bentley's expression steals the show lol. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

cucki said...

I love your finish so much...
lovely decoration..
Bentley is too cute xxx

Maggee said...

The LHN Stitcher's heart is fab, on perfect color fabric! And the backing fabric is a perfect complimentary color--will look terrific! Love the box--nice color!Hope you find more stitching time in your schedule! Hugs!

Kate said...

Lovely update - especially like the heart finish.

Rhona said...

Fabulous heart finish and the backing fabric is perfect! Bentley's expression is so funny, maybe next time you should put a little dog treat next to your tusal jar, then he'd look interested! :)

Vickie said...

Love the colors you chose for the Stitcher's Heart.
Mabel says hello to you Bentley!♥

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Mouse, I love the pink you chose for the Stitcher's Heart! I've got that one in the basket o'joy awaiting it's turn someday. Must post my TUSAL later tonight. I hope there's enough daylight left when I get home! Hugs

Ali said...

Lovely stitching and loving the start of your halloween decorations!!! Loving your new all hallos project - ooh just noticed - do you not start in the middle and work out from there??? p.s. thanks for your help the other week on the fabric hunt xxx

DJ said...

Oh Ms Mouse you have had very busy paws! Love the All Hallows Eve and your Halloween decorations...his the season! LOL Bentley is adorable even with his pouty face due to lack of threads! Perfect backing fabric for your heart (I really need to stitch that, I LOVE it!!) and can't wait to see what you'll do with your Casting a Spell box. Saw your post on Not Forgotten Farm blog...hee hee, THAT was a good day. She's having one next October, if you come visit, we'll make plans to go...deal? *Hugs*

Joysze said...

Well, luckily for your butt, it's IHSW weekend!!! ;)

Love that backing fabric, Mouse. How totally sweet and girlie!!!!

Awwwww, Bentley... just look at that face. Toooooo cute!!! :D

I like your Halloween lantern. ;)

Deb said...

Oh, I love that fabric you used for the heart. I haven't started on my pattern, and now I think that I have to do it in pink!! And that backing fabric is just perfect. Love your start on the Halloween decorating, and yes - Mr. Puppy is adorable. Looks like he's posing for a photo shoot - but no, not impressed with the TUSAL.

rosey175 said...

Haha, I think I need to rename my stitching time to "numb butt" time! :D

That backing fabric is completely gorgeous and matches the heart perfectly!

Your Halloween decorating is pretty awesome too! :D

Shirlee said...

Lovely post : ) I especially enjoyed the pic of Bailey with your tusal. So sorry that work is causing you to collapse in heaps most nights. Hopefully things will settle down a bit & this will be a better week.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love the heart finish and the backing is wonderful. I love animals, so give your cute little fellow a hug for me.

Veronica said...

Oh, your Stitchers Heart is gonna be gorgeous in pink! Really like the fact that the fabric matches! Aww... Bentley is as cute as ever.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Denise SA said...

I love that heart , I have the chart fabric and threads all I need is time

Shannon Meyer said...

Isn't it so nice when you have a long awaited finish? Just love that feeling:)

I love the fabric color you choose for the LHN heart and the backing fabric is perfect for it!!

Your puppy is so cute:) We love animals here.

Catherine said...

Your heart and finishing fabric are fab!
Master Bentley is adorable!

Melissa said...

Lovely, lovely stitching, Ms. Mouse. That fabric is fab with the heart! Can't wait to see the second piece. Love the Halloween chart, and the box hubby painted. Please give Master Bentley a squeeze for me. :)

Thanks for sharing. Melissa J

Meari said...

Stitchers Heart is beautiful!

So did you get ALL your ironing done? lol

Sally said...

Your Stitcher's Heart is gorgeous Mouse and I love the backing fabric :)

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

Love the Casting a Spell box. I do love little compartments!

The heart and fabric are gorgeous too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Bentley certainly isn't impressed!

Susan said...

Perfect fabric for your heart. Love your Halloween decorations.

Jo said...

Ooooh, pretty stitching!!

Anne said...

Oooh Mouse darling!! I've been like you too and collapsing when I get home...the weekend isn't long enough for us to do all we want to do!! Gorgeous fabric you chose for your heart!! OOOH Bents! How I've missed seeing his adorable face...he wouldn't be impressed with my orts either!

HUgs!!

Kaisievic said...

I love your Stitcher's Heart - it is really lovely.

Another long post, thank you. A really satisfying read.

Brigitte said...

Oh, how I love the backing fabric for your Stitcher's Heart. Sometimes we just come across one of these perfect matches, and this one is a perfect match, in my opinion.

Teresa said...

Hi Mouse,
It has been so long since I have checked any blogs. I am trying to get caught up.
Love the stitcher heart, don't know how I missed that one. Love the pictures of Shrewsbury, wish I could have tagged along.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Di said...

LOVE the Stitcher's Heart AND the backing fabric for it - so many wonderful designs, so little time LOL Looking forward to seeing your next post soon - hope you carved out some stitching time after all :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Doesn't the time just vanish? My spell box will have to wait for another year, as will my LHN project. I do love how your coordinating fabric matches perfectly! Great eye! Yes, I'd say Bently is less than impressed... did you wake him from his nap? Stitch a bit, rest, and be well.