Monday 31 December 2012

Last Post of 2012

Hi every one :) find a chair and make yourself comfy , kettles on but there is some thing a wee bit stronger tonight seeing as its New Years Eve at the mouse house ....
well what can I say except I had a wonderful Christmas ... I was thoroughly spoilt by family and friends alike :) DH and the DD's all clubbed together and got me a ...... Kindle Fire HD squeeeeeeeeeee .... I couldn't believe my eyes ... so I have been spending some time with my kindee getting to know it and although I still love proper books I must admit it is lovely to read from this :)

I've heard that all my wee gifts I sent out have arrived and sooo I can now let you know what my brain wave was ... I made bourse's for everyone for all those orts and I even made one for myself too :) so I can show you a few photos of them too .... not sure if I showed the ornament  from Andrea at the Craft room  so it is here again to enjoy in case I did 
I started my scissor Keeper by Jane Greenoff on Christmas day morning to be precise as there was only DD2 and I in ... every one else was at work so I had a good few hours peace and quiet to stitch merrily away ... and also finished my wee gift which is winging its way over the pond to its new owner .... hopefully I will be able to show you what I stitched for her .......I have also worked on The North Wind by LHN one of  my this years crazies over this last week too .... for next years crazy challenge over at the yahoo group  I am doing the WIP challenge and may be throw one or two new ones in there ... I have bought a four drawer filing cabinet and have filled it with all my charts that I have kitted up so far soooo I don't think I shall be short of a project or two now will I .... so at the moment (well not right now as I am yackking to you all ...hehehe) I am re arranging the craft room to get it in and re organised .... I took a photo for you  can't wait to see what you say ...
Tonight I am going to start my SAL with DJ  we are stitching together Friendship Blooms by Blue Ribbon Designs and hopefully going to work on it every Tuesday .. I am doing mine on antique white 40 count with the recommended WDW threads ... they seemed to look nicer on there than the other fabrics I had  :) 
Yesterday Master Bentley and I ventured to the woods for our morning pootle ... it was a lovely bright winters day with a chilly breeze around the face , I came home with some wonderful burnt cheeks . ... the wood was lovely and peaceful with just the sound of the blue tits cheeping and the finches chattering and Master Bentley churning the leaves up chasing some in the breeze , he came home a wee bit muddier than he started out with 
Ok think I need another cuppa now ... any one ???
right sorted, sluuurrrppppp ahhhhh perfect .... I counted up a tally of all I had stitched this year and considering I have actually worked for 6 months of this year after having a three year break I don't think I have done to shabbily with a grand sum total of ....... 38 stitched items and most of them were gifts :) and that doesn't include the Christmas gifts either which were stitched by the machine 
photos any one ?????

my bourse 

lots of bourse :)

RAK win from Andrea at the Craft room 

getting ready for his Christmas day walk

Scissor Keeper Christmas Day start

closer look :)

from Chris (there was some hand cream with this too)

From Michelle 

From Kath 

the North Wind by LHN  (have done a bit more of the snow since this taken )

New picture from DD

organised chaos with the new cabinet 

my new friend

just perfect from Ally 

Happy new year everyone  :)
its now 9.50 pm at the mouse house and I had better go and get my needle into my new start :) Thank you to all my friends both old and new who come and keep this little mouse company with her stitching ... looking forward to stitching with you more this next year and seeing what you are working on too :)
take care my friends and I wish  you a very merry stitchy new year 2013 love mouse xxxxxxx

Monday 24 December 2012

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas

courtesy of the mouse house designs 

Hi every one :) its beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the mouse house .... the tree lights are twinkling , the carols are playing via Norad as we are tracking the jolly fellow ... the cake has been iced and all presents been sent to Santa and Santa paws for Master Bentley who is getting rather excited :) The  kettle has boiled and there are mince pies and brownies for all along with some mulled wine for those who are not driving ;0)

I have received my stitch with love exchange from Tina and can know show you the goodies she sent .... just wait until you see my new addition to the mouse house ;) hopefully I will get to say hello to her next year as she often goes to the Nimble Thimble and you all know how much I love to go there heheheh ....I also received a lovely wee ornament from Lainey too  which I have added to my display of stitched goodies :)
for all those who have been following the boiler saga we should have the new one in on Thursday whoop whoop .... :)
stitched with love exchange from Tina

my new mousie :)

from lainey sooo cute 

new scissors to show Anna 

angel stitching on Frances's RR
my Christmas Eve start paws crossed :)

not saying its been cold here but .......

is Santa paws here yet?????
I have managed to do some Angel stitching for Frances on her RR and also some  other  stitching this week but unfortunately I am unable to show as its for a gift for one of my lovely blogger friends .... I saw the chart at Harrogate and just had to stitch it for her .... hopefully it will be winging its way to her in the new year ;)...... talking of stitching I am going to do a new start tonight my scissor stand from Jane Greenoff that I bought at Harrogate as I am treating myself and stitching something for me heheheheh..... soooo watch this space :)
Master Bentley wishes you all a merry Christmas
I would just like to say thanks to you all for visiting over the year and for all your lovely comments too and would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year  ....... 

ooooo and I almost forgot the winner of my giveaway is ...... Tricia  .....Happy Christmas :)
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx

Thursday 13 December 2012

the Final TUSAL of 2012

Hi every one from a very brrrrrr mouse house .... we are having a few problems with our central heating soo all blankets gratefully accepted 

as the title suggests today is the final TUSAL photo of the year .... prepare to be amazed..........

can you spot the threads ???
sooooo are you amazed  ... I am stitching on something at the moment which uses this thread but that is all I can tell you and as you can see nothing else has been stitched by these fair paws all month WAAAAAHHHHHH :(

What I can hopefully show you are the wonderful goodies that I have received but couldn't show due to the problem with the photos ..... sooo here goes a feast of goodies ...
what I stitched for Kate of

From Beth

from DJ

the rest of the goodies from DJ

close up of the ornament :)

From Heather

from heather of

The threads from Beth have come in very useful already as they have helped kit up a couple of charts I was trying to finish kitting up ... the wee mouse from Heather I am going to see what fabric I have to make up as soon as possible and the Charts from the other Heather I have got started kitted up ... and the wee note books and nail files are just sooo perfect and very useful indeed
I have some presents to open up Christmas day too so will show them as soon as I can after the big day ...hopefully the wee gifties I have sent out are with their new owners ... there will be more going out in the new year so please don't think I have missed you out .. time and tide will wait for no mouse 
Having had a wee thunk over what I could do as a thank you and to celebrate over 400 followers ... coo thats a lot of tea I have made hehehehe ....I have decided to have a little give away of a gift certificate to either 123stitch or sew and sew ,or another OLNS shop that you like that does them to the value of £25.00 ($40.oo or thereabouts depending on exchange rates ... I will draw a name from the hat on Christmas Day and announce the winner asap after , please if you are a no comment blogger make sure I have a way of contacting you.
I think that is all for now folks .... the kettle has just boiled again and it is defo a Hot Chocolate night brrrrrrr.
take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxxxx

Monday 10 December 2012

Advent calender blog hop

Hi every one :)
Its time for another Blog Hop arranged by Jo  this time the Advent Calender Blog Hop with the theme "Stocking, Sack or Something else?"  So here is my Christmas photo and then I shall tell you my answer

My Christmas ornie display some given and some are stitched by me :)

Ok my answer is Stockings ... as small children, we had stockings hung on our door handles  my sister and I , which we found usually at 5.00 am full of wonderful goodies for us individually wrapped and at the bottom was a satsuma and some gold coins :)  this kept us quiet until it was time to get up properly ....
I have continued this tradition but my DD's don't like satsumas and also we hung a stocking up for our "boys" and Master Bentley will be having is own this Christmas too ... so that Santa Paws can come and visit him heheheh ;0)
happy Blog Hopping :)
love mouse xxxxxx