Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stitching and Finishes and other tall stories :)

Hi every one :) cooo sorry its been so long since the last post ... the kettle has just boiled and there are lots of cake bars and sweeties to share .... 
Well I have been stitching and finishing .... I have managed to get both of my exchanges one for Kate  and one for my secret partner  from "stitched with love blog" done  today ... so I am a wee happy mouse .... all they need now is wrapping and sending and I am three weeks early whoop whoop ...lol ... well they will have to wait until the official posting time as I have Harrogate to go to before then .. just in case there is something to pop in with them ....  sorry girls ...lol
I have stitched up the "stitchers heart" but not added the rick rack yet ....finally made up "Fa la la " by LHN into a wee cushion ... made up an ornie for a friend ;) and got 3.5 motifs done of the casting a spell by BBD ... didn't make it done in time but got a great start for next year heheheheh.
I must have a wee brag here ... well not often I do this ...lol but Hazel from the Friendly Stitchers  entered her Dawn of Spring in to her local WI competition and came first with a gold star .... the picture is on our home page .. click on the link and it should take you there ... congratulations to Hazel for her gorgeous rendition of it and for getting the top prize with it too :)
The weather here at the mouse house has steadily got colder and the leaves have all turned to gorgeous copper hues , DD and I took Master Bentley to the woods yesterday as it was a nice morning and took advantage and got a few photos of Bentley in the woods ... can you believe that he is one tomorrow ... managed to get some cute action shots of him playing in the leaves .....
I have been busy sorting out my charts and threads and fabbie ready for the wee list I want to get from Harrogate ...(only three weeks away now whoop whoop) and having noticed I have grown in numbers of followers ... waves small paw at you all ... hope you are enjoying the cuppa and cake ... when I get back I think I shall have a wee give away  as a thank you :) so please keep an eye out for the grand announcement ...lol
talking of which Heather is having a wee giveaway too ...and also if you want to join in the fun Nancy at the Victorian Motto Shop is having a big giveaway all through December ....apparently if you mention me I will get ten more entries .... well having bought some of her threads and goodies I know how nice they are and wouldn't mind having some more ... soooo if you don't mind ;0)...lol 
I had a brain wave the other day .... yes really I did... and decided what I was going to make for Christmas presents for folks .... sooo today I have had a wee play and voilà the brain wave worked sooo I am one happy mouse and it also means I can send more gifts out than if I stitched them this time .... 
hmmmmm what else has happened .... ohhh yeah we had a wee Halloween party with DD1's friends sooo I will show you some of the decorations that went up .... 
other than that is has been very busy at work as we have had two inductions back to back and another one starting next week .... hence why the lack of posts .... at least now my obligations have been done so I can spend some time chilling and going through my stash pile :)
ok I think I have waffled enough heheheh ,.... kettle has gone back on while I show you the photos :)
Stitchers heart by LHN

and the back


casting a spell BBD so far

Master Bentley 

Having fun in the woods


spot the dog hahahahah

gorgeous colours 

in the day light , see the eyeball cake ??

fireplace decked out


indian jones in the temple of doom (aka the bathroom !!)

yes we really did have black loo roll 

before lit 

and after :)

fa la la by LHN finally made up :)


soooo there you go folks .... another post is done and dusted .... hope every one is safe from those storms that have been over the other side of the pond , been sending thoughts your way that you have got through it with minimal damage ,
take care until next time and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx


42 comments:

Barb said...

A great post! I enjoyed so much seeing Mr. Bentley in the woods! Your ornament is cute and the Halloween decorations nice and spooky!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful stitching Mouse! And Bentley looks like he was having a splendid time in the woods!! I'm glad you'll have a little more free time now to stitch. Yay!!

pam said...

Lovely stitching! looks like the house was all decked out for a fright fest

Laurie in Iowa said...

Bentley looks like he had fun in the woods. Your stitching is lovely.

Myra said...

Your stitchers heart looks fabulous Mouse. I enjoyed seeing your Halloween decorations - I need one of those black loo rolls! I love it. Master Bentley is looking quite handsome frolicking in the leaves.

Karen said...

Your Stitcher's Heart finish is so pretty! Love it with that fabric.

Looks like you were ready for halloween....too scary!

happy stitching....

Beth said...

My goodness, but you certainly went "all out" for Haloween! I enjoyed the photos of Bentley in the woods - so pretty.

Anne said...

Oooh! Lots to comment on! First lemme grab my cup of Glitter and Gold tea (really tasty!!)....okay. Love how Hazel got 1st place with your design! It's such a fabulous design why wouldn't it win?!!!

The weather here has been quite chilly too. Love the photos of Master Bents and the trees. Autumn walks are the best!! So glad you figured out what to make people for Christmas. I'm stumped at the moment...send that brain wave over the pond will ya?!!

Gorgeous finish on the stitcher's heart and fa la la!!

HUGS!

marly said...

LOVE the heart. Great finishing job. Glad to see Bentley is happy and healthy and having fun. You sure know how to decorate Halloween style!

Linda said...

Another great post Mouse. Love the heart finish. Bentley is such a cutie. Love Love your Halloween decorations. My cats would destroy them.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

A great post. Your stitcher's heart and LHN ornie are both gorgeous. Great photos of Master Bentley.

Christine said...

Your stitcher's heart is gorgeous.
You certainly go to town with your Hallowe'en decorating, I didn't even know they MADE black loo roll
The LHN ornie looks lovely too

cucki said...

such a sweet and lovely stitching..
hugs xxx

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Great post!
Love too much your LHN's heart.
Bisxxx

Peggy Lee said...

Love that finish!
Happy Birthday Bentley. :^)
Your "loo" looks mighty frightening. Not sure I could "go" there!

Annette-California said...

Love stitchers Heart and the fabric for backing is so pretty. You did a beautiful job finishing it. Falala is sooo pretty - love it. Master Bentley looks so happy romping in the leaves. Great decorations. Cast a Spell looks amazing - good start:)))
love Annette

Chris said...

Wow Mouse! What fabulous Halloween decorations! You must have had a great time.
The stitchers heart piece looks great and so does the LHN ornament. It sounds like you are getting a lot of stitching done!
Bentley looks like he is having a ball. The woods are so pretty.
Have a great week!

Ruth said...

Love the finished made up pieces and the BBD design will be great, love the colours from the forest and Bentley sure looked like he was having fun. The halloween decorations were spooktacular !

Shirlee said...

Good to see a post from you! Love all the photos. I can almost smell those autumn leaves : ) Ours are almost gone & this morning I woke up to quite a frost so I imagine those still remaining on the trees will be dropping soon : ) Lovely heart & ornie! I need to get that Fa-La-La chart for my stash : ) Thanks for the tea & the sweets : )

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday to you Bentley! {{HUGS}}
So glad to get caught up with you Mouse.♥

Joy said...

Fun decorations! Love your Stitcher's Heart pillow!

Joy said...

Fun decorations! Love your Stitcher's Heart pillow!

Siobhán said...

Bentley is just too cute! I LOVE all of your fun decorations! Your finishes are fantastic, too. You do such beautiful work!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse what a fun post! Happy Birthday Mr. Bentley!!!! Squeezes. Your heart turned out so cute too. Love your Halloween decorations too. That loo roll is the best. Tee Hee!!

Michelle said...

Can't believe he is already 1 - wow that time went by quickly. Love the photos of the Mouse House - the toilet seat is great. x

Pete's Pixie said...

oooh don't forget to bring Stitchers Heart with you to Harrogate so we can all have a proper looksee. Big hugs to Bentley for his birthday - looks like he was having loads of fun amongst those leaves. Glad you had a brainwave can I have it back now please? Hugs, Ally xx See you in 3 weeks!!!!!

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Bentley
Happy Birthday to You.

rosey175 said...

Wow, you REALLY go all out with Halloween! I love, love, love your fireplace!

Your heart is beautiful - the backing fabric is so perfect! And I think I would have had just as much fun as Master Bentley out in those beautiful woods!! Our trees are done so it is very brown and gray here.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Such fun Halloween decorations! Your Stitcher's Heart finish is gorgeous, as is Fa La La! Molly and I are hoping Master Bentley had a fabulous birthday!

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous heart!! such a beautiful finish :)
hehehe Bentley's photos are always so fun to watch :D Happy birthday to Bentley!! :D
hahahhaah is that really a cake? Who had the courage to eat the eye??? LOL Looks like you really had fun on Halloween :D
Have a great week sweetie! And, please, don't take so long to post again, I love to read your posts!! :D
hugs&smiles

Minnie said...

Stitchers Heart is gorgeous and the backing fabric looks like it was made just the this design. Master Bentley moves so fast, he's just a blur. Loved your decorations.

Jo said...

The stitchers heart is so lovely, wish I was able to come to Harrogate this year :-( Bentley looks like he had sooo much fun in those leaves.

Sally said...

Your Stitcher's Heart is gorgeous Mouse. You did a great job on it.

Fantastic Halloween decorations!

Bentley is looking as cute as ever :)

Carol said...

Such a gorgeous heart finish, Mouse--I really need to do that one myself!! Love that eyeball cake, too--looks like a very fun Halloween :)

Maggee said...

Bentley may be just one year old, but those pictures sure made him look like a 'wee' pup!! The backing fabric for the Stitcher's Heart is PERFECT! Great job!! I don't think I have seen that BBD chart done up yet, so look forward to seeing progress... Thanks for sharing your autumn walk and all those gorgeous colors! Hugs!

Susan said...

The Halloween decorations are wonderful! The heart and ornament are very cute finishes. Someday I have got to get going on finishing all the things that I have finished.

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

Congrats to Hazel (and you!). Bet you're really excited about Harrogate, don't forget your camera so you can share with us all.

Love your LHN heart and your fab Hallowe'en decorations, esp the black loo roll!

Julie said...

Black loo roll? Never knew that.
Aww Bentley looks like he had heaps of fun in the woods with all those leaves.
Fab stitching and finishing, stitchers heart is really pretty.

Heather said...

I LOVE your heart Mouse!! I haven't wanted to stitch it until now!!!!! ;o)

Your doggie is as cute as ever!! ;o) I hope you had a great weekend!

Love,Heather

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes. They are beautiful!!

Pete's Pixie said...

yoohoo can i have another cuppa? just had another read and am parched! xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow your heart turned out fantastic the one time I tried to sew together a heart it turned out pretty lumpy and had to hide the defects with cord.