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


pandy said...

Happy New Year Miss Mouse! Thank you for being your awesome self and you're such a joy to know! I look forward to 2013 with you! :D

Vickie said...

Hooray for you! A Blessed, Happy New Year!

Deb said...

You are so much fun to read and I love coming to your blog even though I haven't been commenting much lately. I would so love to help you go through your organized chaos - I'll bet there are some real treasures in that room!

Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Happy happy New Year! So fun to hear how Christmas went and to see what you're up to.


Wow--way cool--38 stitched items!!!
good for you!
It is amazing when you add it up,
I did my adding last night--and as this is the first year that I have gotten back into counted cross stitching I was amazed at my count too--though I did not get but almost half of the Challenge for 2012 finished, I did do some other stitching--so that counts too!!
I am not sure who I am to tell--but I plain to do the 2013 challenge too and will be doing Part 3-will start with the wip from last year and have added new ones to make the total to 15 again!!
and I did get one more finish in last night from the challenge--
getting in practice for tomorrow--
Jan 1st--
May you have a wonderful and fun year and thank you so much for your comments and friendship this past year!!
hug,smiles, and love, Di

Nicola said...

I have enjoyed your blog so much in 2012 Mouse.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2013.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy New Year!

Carin said...

Your stitching are beautiful as ever.

Happy New year to you too !!

rosek1870 said...

Oh mouse you had an amazing year of finishes. You will love doing the North Wind. I just loved stitching mine. That poem was one of my mom's favorites. That is one of the reasons I can't wait to start Baby It's Cold outside. The boarder is like the boarder on North Wind. I am working on my exchange stitch tonight and waiting for the ball to drop in New York. Don't think I'll make it hehehe.
Happy New Year my friend,

Sweet Sue said...

Has been grand following you in 2012 Mouse, thx for all you do and share to show us all a very gooood time! Happy Stitchy New Year ~ wishing you Peace, Love, Warmth and all the best in 2013:)

Lisa V said...

Happy New Year.

Ziggyeor said...

oh the organized chaos. That's what my room looks like.
Bentley looks adorable as always.
I love all your stitchy gifts.

Ma Teakettle said...

Love you, dear Mouse, you are such a treasured friend and I don't tell you enough!
Happy New Yea,r my dear.
Hugs and kisses

DJ said...

Happy New Year, Dear Mouse!! I looked closely at the picture of all your bourse and found mine I think! I love it so much, thank you!! I started our SAL today and will put a picture up momentarily. By now it's New Year's day there in England. I hope this year heaps more blessings on you and your family! *Hugs*

Glenna said...

Lovely gifts, gorgeous bourses and such a pretty Christmas day start. Happy New Year to the Mouse House from the Bunny House!

Peggy Lee said...

A very Happy New Year to you and yours Mouse! I have enjoyed your blog so much over the past year and I'm looking forward to another super-stitchy year with you.
I agree with Deb...I'd love to help you get through that room of yours. So many treasures hiding I'm sure.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like a good Christmas. Thanks for your friendship this year. I look forward to 2013 and more fun together. Happy New Year dear friend! {{hugs}}

Linda said...

Great gifts and stitching Mouse. I love the new cabinet you got. I think I need one.

Happy New Year

Barb said...

Such lovely photos. You have accomplished a lot of stitching! I especially enjoyed seeing Mr. Bentley waiting for Christmas!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

A Blessed, Happy New Year to you & Happy Stitching too!
Take care

Stitching Kath said...

hope the conservatory is looking slightly better this morning lol

Ruth said...

Nearly missed popping by, hope the tea is still warm! Wishing you a happy and blessed new year. What wonderful gifts and ornaments and well done on so many finishes. I love your new cabinet, I've done something similar but they are in a box in folders..your idea is sooo much better but em how are you going to get into the room to get to it lol...I sure would love an hour in your aladdin's cave of a craft room. Really love the clock as every time is tea time in my house. Thank you for stopping by my blog this year, it was lovely hearing from you. Enjoy the new kindle, I love regular books and was surprised how much I love my kindle to!

Cath said...

Happy New Year .
Lovely gifts .X

Christine said...

Great gifts and lovely stitching Mouse!
Happy New Year

Catherine said...

Great catch~up post! I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your corner of the world this past year. Wishing you and yours a happy new year!

Shirlee said...

Happy New Year Miss Mousie : )

Myra said...

You are going to love your Kindle. I got mine last Christmas and read on it every single day. Your bourses are just wonderful and I am sure your friends loved them. Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Chris said...

Happy New Year Mouse!
It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I love all the gifts that you made and received.
Hugs to you and Bentley!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. More hours of stitching in the new year. Enjoy your kindle as I have this past year.
Love all your stitching.

Susan said...

Happy new year to you and yours. Aren't Kindles (and other ereaders) wonderful? Beautiful stitching as always and you were very productive in 2012.

Mollymaja said...

Dear Mouse,
First Thank You for your lovely visits at my blog!
your cabinet looks great to put your patterns etc inside, I think it is so hard to find a good system for the stash.
Love those bourses, you are so talented!
So very excited to see the progress on Jane´s Scissors keeper, isn´t she so cleaver and good with her colours and flower shapes:)?
And the LHN project looks so nice:)
will be fun to see it later on.
many hugs to you and Bentley!
Have a lovely day today:)

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Mouse x

Carol said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas, Mouse--that Kindle Fire will be a delight--you'll soon be addicted to it :)

Happy New Year to you and yours--I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2013!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing your stitching in 2013.

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy New Year dear Mouse! All looks terrific and the new SAL sounds like a lot of fun!

Astrid's dragon said...

Looking forward to seeing your SAL with DJ, what fun!

Wow, you have a lot of organized chaos, your new friend will be filled in no time!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year with lots of stitching and plenty of tea to go with it!

butterfly said...

Happy New Year to you and all your family,
thanks for keeping me in tea and yummies every time I read your lovely blog, so much fun. hugs.

Pete's Pixie said...

Ahem - organised chaos indeed! Glad you found a home for the filing cabinet and if nothing else you will be organised. I love my bourse and it is hanging from my daylight lamp along with all my other purple things and like DJ I managed to spot mine in amongst the many. Hope to see you soon. Hugs, Ally xx (kisses to Bentley too)

Janet P said...

I had a Kindle last Christmas, great for travelling. Yours sounds very tempting, but NO I mustn't be tempted to upgrade. Very good wishes to you and yours for the New Year. x

Julie said...

Super gifts, what a great idea the bourse was. Lovely stitching.
Happy new year!

Angela said...

Happy New Year Mouse :)

Susan Elliott said...

I am amazed that you have time to make small gifts to send to friends! Maybe one day...

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to you all wrapped up in one!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lots of progress and lovely stitching all through 2012 - looking forward to 2013.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kate said...

Happy New Year Mouse, here's hoping that 2013 brings you all that you need, especially enough stitching time!

Maggee said...

So many wonderful charts to stitch, so little time! I look forward to seeing North Wind completed... it is in my stash too. Lovely collection of bourse's! Great gift idea! And good luck on organizing. Must be something about the new start to the year, and we all want to re-organize stash! Have fun with the Kindle! Hugs!

Stitching Noni said...

Happy New Year & all the best for 2013 xx

Sally said...

Happy New Year Mouse. Lots of lovely photos. Love my bourse :) it is perfect!

North Wind is looking gorgeous. I have that one and really ought to get around to it this year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year Mouse! Look at all those lovely borouse's you made! I'm sure all of your recipients are very happy with them!

Great new starts! I look forward to following your stitching progress this year!

rosey175 said...

o my look at that craft room, LOL! That is my kinda room! I bet you know exactly where everything is too. :D

Lovely exchanges and that RAK is just adorable! Everyone finishes things so amazingly; I'm completely jealous. Wishing you an eventful 2013 as well! :D

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

Great post! I love my bourse too (what's the plural of bourse? Boursi?)
and where does the name come from?
I love your craft room too. How long before things get hung from the front of the new storage?
All your gifts look so nice too, lucky Mouse.
Have a stitchy 2013 xxx

stitchinpeanut said...

The cabinet is AMAZING! Oh the bourse... They are so gorgeous. Thank you for showing them to us.

Teresa said...

Happy New Year. I am trying hard to get caught up on the blog reading. I love your scissor keeper that you started. Can't wait to see more.
I love my little "bourse" and even more now that I know it has such a cute little name.
Thank you so much.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Heather said...

Lots of lovely gifts xxx Hope your dog enjoyed his Christmas day walk! I cant wait to see your scissor keep come along! Have a great 2013 Mouse

Love Heather

Solstitches said...

Great post Mouse - now where do I start?
I love the bourse collection and the pretty one you made for yourself.
The scissor keep is going to be gorgeous and what a beautiful RAK from Andrea.
Love Michelle's bird pillow and lucky you to have the CK smellies.
Don't envy you the cabinet chaos LOL.
Happy New Year,

Anne said...

A very late Happy New Year Mouse!! Such a beautiful RAK from Andrea and all the gals!!I'm so happy with my bourse! Using it now!!I love Master Bentley's neck scarf! So cute!! Your scissor keeper looks like it will be sooo beautiful when completed!! North Wind is such a lovely pattern. Looking forward to seeing more! Yay for a new cupboard! Your craft room is amazing....wish I had one!