Friday, 11 January 2013

OOOOOO I have some ORTS :)

Hi every one :) can you tell I am excited ...lol , the kettle has just boiled and if you look carefully there is still some goodies left over from Christmas ... Pleasssseee help yourself heheheh ....
well what can I say except I have been stitching and my orts prove it ...lol I have been working on my SAL with DJ  for the last two Tuesday nights and boy is it hard to do that over one on 40 count with no proper lighting ... 
I have done a little bit more on the North Wind and I have also started a Valentine Exchange piece for my partner over on the Friendly stitchers so have done more stitching in this last week than I have done in the last few months and long may it continue :)
my craft room is still out of bounds at the moment but hopefully by the end of this weekend I shall be somewhat  nearer hehehe.... although I am taking a wee trip to Ikea with the DD and BF tomorrow :) thank you for all your help and I hope you managed to find something of use heheheh .... DH is happy as he can now walk through without hitting anything ..lol, My drawers are almost full to burst with patterns and most of them are kitted up totally or partially , I am getting them done so that I can just pick up and go, once I have finished a few more of my WIPs .... a bit more hard work now but it will be worth it in the long run :)
on top of the upheaval of my room DD2 has decided she wanted to re decorate her room soo she and her BF have done a sterling job and I just did the finishing touches of the feature wall wall paper , one roll's worth thank goodness as that's about all I can manage these days and that was with help .... 

no joke getting old hahahahah .... talking of which.... it is my birthday on the 28th of this month and I want to celebrate with you all with another giveaway ..... so I would like some ideas as to what you would possibly like from me eg:- a stitched item? , some finishing goodies ?, threads? , fabbie (hand dyed?) or a gift certificate ?.... I will pop all suggestions into a tea pot and pick a couple of winners on my actual birthday :)  looking forward to seeing what you would like :)

eeee I have the start of the sniffles thank goodness for balsam tissues and cidre ..lol not quite sure that is a proper remedy heheheh.. any one else want one or another tea ????

while I remember Diane  the wonderful designer of Silver Creek Samplers is having a wee giveaway of her own ... now don't forget it was me that sent you there so mention my name please .. it won't get me any where.... but just so she knows where you have bobbed over from ..lol  She would like some more followers on her blog and once she has reached 50 is going to do a giveaway of one of her charts ... I currently have two kitted up ready to go and would love to win the Dandy Dreams one :) so please bob over and say hello :)

Last weekend DH and I took a wee trip to sunny Blackpool to go and see my Dad and deliver their presents , we stayed over and had a lovely time and while there we visited Fleetwood Freeport and I got some new clothes as I have shrunk almost a couple of stone :) also  some how found a craft shop there heheheh and came out with some gorgeous coloured felt for needlebooks and some large paper flowers and a very large bag of buttons ... well I just couldn't resist hehehehe
ok I had better stop waffling and show you some photos .....
week one of SAL with DJ

Fleetwood Freeport

two swans a swimming

mmmmmmm all mine hehehehe

Jennifer's pudding


Dad and Jennifers new adopted addition Purdy :)

week two of SAL with DJ

Yeahhhh some orts with my wee bag

ohhh nooo she's got the camera again ..lol 

so there you go folks another book written erm update ...lol I am going to go and hibernate with my needle and thread and see if I can get some more done on my exchange piece :)
thank you all for stopping by , take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

45 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like you've been a busy Mouse! Those desserts look luscious ... yummm! Thanks for the link, and I mentioned you there. Enjoy your needle and thread.

StitchyDon said...

Love your Ort bag !!! You've been busy !!

Margaret said...

No fair showing yummy desserts -- I feel my waistline expanding as we speak. lol! Loved seeing the pics of your travels, your ORTs, and of course, Bentley!

Ma Teakettle said...

So, I believe I just drooled on my keyboard over those deserts...you know me and whipped cream...I can eat a whole can by itself!
Your trip to Blackpool sounds wonderful and the pics are beautiful, what a fun time!
I am giving you a gentle hug and an imaginary cup of herbal tea, and hoping that the sniffles go away quickly...take it easy Miss Mouse and get plenty of rest!
Your ORT jar is very nice, and I see you have been busy...yay ;)
Purdy is beautiful, what a sweet face, and Bentley is just too cute, I want to give him a big kiss.
Hugs
Ma

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Good for you with the stitching!! 40 ct over one always impresses me! : ) Love the dessert pictures. Yours would go great with the coffee I'm having right now!

Tricia

Diane said...

Hi there Miss Mouse! Thank you for the blog plug! Stitching looks wonderful. Love your poochy pic and Purdy looks like a sweetheart. My ort jar hasn't been emptied yet. I just keep pushing the orts down to make room for more!

Ruth said...

Great looking stitching and yuummm puds.

Linda said...

Why or why must you tempt us with pictures of yummy looking desserts!!
Great progress. Bentley is such a cutie.

Linda

Heather said...

Love your Ort and where's my cake? lol! Happy stitching and I hope you get loads done!

Love Heather
xoxoxox

missy said...

WooHoo I just became your 410th Followers. Love you ort jar and if it's possible to gain weight at looking at the yummy ICE CREAM I just did. lol

gracie said...

Just came in from the cold night...yes we are having a cold night here in
Arizona...and My tea is ready. Please share some of your desert with me?

Mary Ann said...

Love the stitchy photos, enjoyed the photos of Blackpool, photos of Purdy and Bentley are precious, but the dessert photos are fabulous! I need some dessert now!!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Sarah Beth said...

Happy birthday:-) Mine is the 13th and our puppies was the 9th. How nice of you to do a giveaway for your birthday. Well I know if I won I would love hand dyed fabric since I haven't had a chance to stitch on much of it...just one. Also floss is always a great idea:-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ahead of time I'd like to wish you a happy birthday. I think when there's a giveaway I alway cherish the made items the most.... But then a gift certificate is always sweet!

Your WIPs are coming along nicely.

marly said...

Oh those luscious desserts! Not fair! But anyone stitching over one on 40 count deserves that and more.

Barb said...

Great photos! I can't seem to email you and I'm hoping to get my DD to make a Woolpet mouse for you , so please email me and I'll try to see why I can't seem to get an email to you.

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you have managed to get some stitching done. Your projects look great. Lovely pictures from your trip. I always like a made item from a fellow stitcher. Happy Birthday in case I forget on 28th.

Kate said...

Good to ee that you are managing some stitching - I need to catch up with mine too. Great pics.
I always enjoy receiving a handmade item from felow stitchers.
Have agreat weekend.

Annette-California said...

Oh early Happy Birthday to you Mouse:) Loved your post. Anything hand made is always a treasure:)
Lovely starts on your wips.
love Annette

Christine said...

Great stitching Mouse and those puddings look gorgeous.
I always prefer something handmade for giveaways

Vickie said...

Handmade is best!
Good for you having lost weight!! Hooray, hooray!

Siobhán said...

Looks like you've been busy! :) Good for you on the lost weight! That's fantastic. Love that picture of your sweet pup. :)

EvalinaMaria said...

All those lovely deserts and shrinking? How do you do that?

Stitching looks lovely.

Catherine said...

Always fun to see what you have been up to! Those desserts look so yummy!! And Master Bentley is such a handsome fellow!

Shirlee said...

Congrats on your lost weight! I will be following you ... I hope ... after mid-February : )

Janet P said...

I think I could manage one of those desserts, they look good. What is a fabbie I am intrigued. x

Lija said...

Lots of nice photos ... your jar is looking good.

Teresa said...

Sounds like you have been quite busy. Freeport looks like a lovely place to visit, especially for the sweet treats.
Hope you have a happy birthday on the 28th.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Susan said...

Freeport looks lovely - the swans are really neat. Good luck with finishing up your craft room. I need to give mine a good sorting, but am, honestly, frightened by what I might find (actually finding something would be a novelty!) I will probably forget so wishing you a wonderfully happy birthday early! Oh and those desserts? They look delicious!!Glad cybercalories don't count

Ziggyeor said...

shoot typed a comment then clicked off and realized it was asking me to sign in.
Aren't we supposed to send you things for your birthday and not the other way around? I hope I've got your addy somewhere to send you a card.

Julie said...

Over 1 on 40ct sounds like torture to me, well done you.

Anne said...

Oooh you have a bday coming up?! That means we share the same bday month!! I think a handmade gift is always lovely to win because it's so nice to cherish another's stitching!! I'll tell Diane you sent me :D Those photos are amazing! Love the boats and the swans!! Aww, Purdy is so purdy!! Hello there sweet Master Bentley! Give him a snuggle for me!!

Hugs!!

Maggee said...

Hopefully this weekend I will post a picture of my new ORT container...wait till you see it! You are progressing well on that BRD WIP. I think you must still be suffering from something or other, to ask what WE would want for YOUR birthday! Take care! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Well hello busy mouse, Love all your stitching, Your little ort bags are so lovely mine is filling up now.
Would you like to help me with my craft room one day .
I need two weeks to clear every thing away from Christmas ,what a mess I am in, brought loads of new boxes but need loads more help. HUGS.

Nicola said...

Ikea is a wonderful store but I alwasys feel overwhelmed by the choices. They have some wonderful storage ideas.

As always your projects and stitching is lovely.

Jo said...

So many pretty piccies! Looks like you are having a fun January so far, and I'm envious of those puds!

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

Stitched thingies are always nice to receive. Or dessert, that's nice too LOL.

Lovely pictures as usual. Your card is, um, in the house, somewhere, it should get to a postbox before the Big Day!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nice pilo o'ORTs you've got there my friend. We have an IKEA here to. I could go crazy in that place. Looks like you are having a good start to the new year. Hugs!

Carol said...

Great job on the weight loss, Mouse!! I'll bet you're feeling more energetic every day--keep up the great work!! Your photos are lovely--those graceful swans and the ships in the harbor are so pretty. As are the yummy-looking desserts!!

I always love anything homemade in a giveaway--but gift certificates, trims, threads, fabrics, etc. are always welcome, too :) Happy early birthday to you--mine is tomorrow!! Lots of January birthdays in this blogging community...

Ellen said...

Wishing you an early happy birthday. I had forgotten that you and my daughter share the same birthday.

It was particularly fun for me to see the Blackpool photos because I have done a reproduction of a sampler of a girl who was from Blackpool.

Rhona said...

Happy (early)Birthday Mouse! Mmmm, those desserts look delish. Lucky you...new clothes and new stash, that sounds like the perfect trip. Well done on the weight loss.

Maggie said...

Sounds like you have been busy!
I haven't been to Blackpool for years, my Granny always used to take me to see the illuminations every year!

Congratulations on the weight loss too :-)

Have a good weekend x

Brigitte said...

It's a great feeling to be back to stitching isn't it? Great pictures, particularly the desserts, I could eat both immediately, even now, so early in the morning, lol.

Patty C. said...

I can't believe you didn't give me some of that dessert! Lol

CalamityJr said...

Good thing I read your new post or I'd have missed out on wishing you a happy birthday! I thought this one was just for suggestions and we'd say happy day and please draw my name another day - and since I love everything I was just going to wait, silly me. So... Happy birthday when it gets here, and I'd be thrilled to have something stitched by you.