Monday, 21 January 2013

Snowy weather + hermitting perfect :)

Hi every one , glad you could make it through the snow to the mouse house , kettle is on and I have hot chocolate on the go for all ... slurrppp , oops ..lol still some left honest ;)
well as you can sort of tell from the title that the mouse house has been invaded by the white stuff falling from the skies and as I am typing this at 10.18pm exactly it is still coming down.
The good news is I got a snow day off work as my lovely boss rang me at 6.45am just as we were setting off not to bother coming in as it was so bad , soooo I had a stitchy day at home whoop whoop ...
I managed to finish off the making up of Margery's Valentine Exchange piece over on Friendly Stitchers so that is ready to go in the post this next weekend phew ... looks cute if I say so myself .... not sure if Margery does pop in to have a peek so I won't show you until I know it has arrived at her house safely :)
I have lots to tell and show sooo please bear with this wee brain of mine ...
firstly my little giftie to Pumpkin arrived safely at her house and I am pleased to say that she loves it  PHEW ..lol , as I told her it was one of those charts that I saw at Harrogate that just said to stitch it for her ... so I did ..hehehe , I stitched it on 28 count white evenweave with a threadworks thread and the patter was Lizzie *Kates "Cherish yesterday " I think is the title ..lol , in fact I love it so much I may just have to do one the same for me too :)
The Travelling Pattern from Sarah moo arrived the other day from http://lanybleu.blogspot.co.uk and I have picked the colours I am going to use for it and started it this evening after tea, the colours I am using are not the recommended ones just similar colours as I didn't have any it used ..and there is too much month left at the end of the money this month heheheheh.
I must thank everyone who popped over to see Diane from http://downbysilvercreek.blogspot.co.uk she was really pleased to see you all and as a wee RAK she is sending me "Dandy Dreams" as so many came from here to there .... that is going to be my next new start once it arrives here  (((HUGS)))
DJ, Babs and I are stitching as a SAL "friendship blooms " by Blue Ribbon Designs on a Tuesday night , DJ is way ahead of Babs and I ..lol so if you want to see more progress bob over there ..lol , Belinda(BRD) hasn't been well for the last few weeks so I hope she is feeling better now :)
any one want another hot chocolate ???
Master Bentley DH and I went for a lovely snowy walk in the woods on Sunday morning , we met up with some doggie friends and Bentley had a whale of a time running through the trees with his pals ....I of course took lots of photos and sorry to say they ran so fast most of them are blurry but you get the picture ... I bought some new snow boots and had to take a photo of them as they are really cosy and I didn't fall over once whoop whoop :)
I have been making sure my wee feathered friends have had lots of seeds out and fresh water every day , I managed to get a couple of photos of the blackbirds and the pigeon but my little robin didn't want his taken today :(
I am slowly catching up with every ones blogs and hope by weekend to have popped in for a cuppa with all of you .... I have booked marked the party blog blog and will be going for a sneak peek as soon as I can , as I love to meet lots of new folks :)
well I had better get the photos ready and then scoot of to bed as I shall be up early again to hopefully get into work tomorrow ....
snowy wood walk on Sunday

how far I have got with the SAL

craft room back to normal whoop

my new snow boots

snooooooowwww

chase me :)

just loved the colour combination with this shot :)

my front garden at 6.15 am this morning eek !

birdies watching the mouse :)

after hermitting weekend :)

my family of blackbirds :)

whoops on the window ledge

watching the snow coming down

started the Travelling Pattern 

just for Pumpkin :)

and got a wee bit more done :)
forgot to say that the mouse house is now really toasty as the very nice gas man came and took my floors up and sorted out the blockage :) so now as well my craft room is back to normal yeahhhhhh :)
hope every one else had a lovely weekend and will catch up with you all again soon ... don't forget I shall be picking a couple of peeps to share my birthday with me next Monday.... so far a stitched item is winning :)
take care one and all and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx



48 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

It looks like Bentley is enjoying the snow. You're craft room is lovely and I'm so glad you are toasty warm again.

Deb said...

It looks like you got a good bit of snow. We've only been getting a little here and there. I love a good snow and Bailey loves it too. Good work on the craft room (I've been doing the same thing) and glad that you're nice and warm. Cute stitching too!

Myra said...

Oh I want a stitchy snow day! It looks like you made a lot of progress.

Karen said...

Would love to have some snow here! That snow looks so inviting.... oh well, maybe one day! Love your stitchy items and happy stitching....

Ziggyeor said...

Oh nice I'm glad you didn't have to go into work. Your stitching progress is lovely.

Sweet Sue said...

Yay for your sudden stitchy day Mouse, hope you enjoyed:) We also have snow, and nasty, take your breath away, bitter cold, can't do anything about it except do the Hermit! I so adore your Bentley, plz keep the pics coming. Have a great week to come...

Beth said...

Thanks for the snow tour and the hot chocolate! How wonderful to have a snowy stitchy day to enjoy!

Barb said...

A lovely walk in the snow and pretty stitching!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish for Pumpkin. Lovely stitching on IHSW. Great photos of Bentley and the snow.

Christine said...

We haven't had any snow, I am quite envious. Lovely stitching on North Wind and the gift for Pumpkin is beautiful

Annette-California said...

Enjoyed your photos of the snow - wow so pretty. Lovely finish for Pumpkin. You've made some good progress on your wips. Thanks for the Hot Chocolate:) love Annette

Kerryp77 said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely snow pic's. Bentley seems to be having so much fun!

butterfly said...

Lots of snow mouse, Sweet little Bentley I bet is loving it.
All your stitching is looking wonderful.
Enjoy your time in the snow, hugs.

Shirlee said...

Thank you for the hot chocolate! I think you are the first ever blogger I have seen to offer some! A feather in your cap for sure : ) Love me those new boots! I love boots ... & shoes. I'd have a closet full if I didn't have a bum leg which includes a bum foot ... lol! I can't wear lots of styles that my heart yearns for. Ah well, I can stitch : ) Love that snowy weather! What you say in your post title is absolutely correct. We're just having some cold here. Okay ... I'll stop rambling now : ) Keep those little paws warm!

Ruth said...

Lots of snow to make Bentley happy, he sure is enjoying it and its great to get a snow day once in awhile. Great stitching.

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching as always! I love seeing your snowy pictures. Bentley must love it! And yay for getting a snow day from work too!

Thoeria said...

That would be why I'd want snow here in winter Ms Mouse...so I can have a day at home to laze about and snooze under the duvet :)

Rhona said...

That's a lot of snow for the UK! Great having an unexpected day off work. Bentley looks like he enjoys the snow. Great stitching.

Diane said...

Snow days are the BEST! Can't drive anywhere, so might as well stitch! Looks like you had a very productive day! Bentley looks to have enjoyed the fluffy white stuff. Not a lot of snow here, just plain COLD. High temps in the single digits and teens all week. BRRRRRRRRRR!
Diane Grick
Silver Creek Samplers

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Love your progress on North Wind! What a perfect cozy stitch for a snowy day!

pam said...

Looks like the snow provided some stitching time.

Jo said...

so glad your heating is sorted, it's definitely nippy at the mo. North Wind is coming along and Master Bentley certainly seems to be enjoying the snow.

Teresa said...

Looks like a fun snowy outing. Love the new shoes. Glad you have a warm house to come home to.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Your craft room looks so cozy, Mouse--I'd spend all day in there just enjoying that pretty snow and stitching away :)

Vickie said...

Hooray for you for a snow day!! Mabel loves the snow too. =) What a perfect, perfect piece for Cathey.♥

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Pretty stitching as usual. Looks like the perfect time for IHSW in your warm and cozy stitching/craft room. Happy Stitching!

Meg said...

Hello

I found your blog through Carol's .

Your stitching is lovely and great snow photos too - great fun for dogs.
We have lots of snow here too.
Have a good week.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the bunting in your craft room. It makes it look so festive in there. You are lucky to have all those lovely windows too. Bentley looks like he's having the time of his life out there. Miss Shelby loves the snow too surprisingly enough. Have a great week and stay warm!

Linda said...

Great pictures Mouse. Love seeing the snow. I really like the piece with the barn that your working on. Can you tell me the name of it and the designer.

Thanks, Linda

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Mouse. I dug out Hubbys car today and as it hadn't moved since Friday there was 16 inches of it! Bentley looks to be having a wonderful time x

Kaisievic said...

Love all your snow (Hot here in Oz at the moment and now rain now for a couple of months so the gardens are very dry and we have had lots of bushfires!) and you have done lots of stitching - well done!

Julie said...

Snow can be such fun, your new boots look toasty warm. Super IHSW progress.

Peggy Lee said...

I can only imagine your glee when you received that call at 6:45am! You really make a lot of progress over the weekend.
Love those boots! I haven't seen any snow here yet and that's OK with me.
All of your stitching is gorgeous, as usual.
Thanks for sharing...and thanks for the hot chocolate!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Weeeee!!! Your pics of all that snow makes me feel like immediately plopping myself down and making some snow angels - sooooo cooool. A snow day off work - I can only imagine (sigh). Glad your pipes are all in working order again, your sewing room looks very welcoming :)
Another scritch for that oh-so-cute Bentley from Aunty Liz. Hope he doesn't make a mess of your sheer curtains like our Maltese princess has done to my lace (she gets a bit over excited looking out the window sometimes titch, titch) No snow to see out our windows, but lots of neighbourhood kittys - hahaha
Liz x

Chris said...

Lovely snowy post!
What a lovely gift for Pumpkin.
So glad that your stitching nest is snug and warm again!

Bea said...

You did really well with your stitching this weekend. I really like your projects.

That's a lot of snow - beautiful when you just get to sit and look at it.

Maggee said...

I would love to have a Snow Day! but alas...not in our forecast! At least not enough to be a snow day! But it is quite chilly! Love the pillow for Pumpkin! And the North Wind one is coming along nicely. But you need to get moving to catch up with DJ! Enjoy it though... Hugs!

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

Hah! The boys got snow days on Monday but I didn't :-( Pushing the pushchair through the icey crud that's left wasn't fun today either.
Great stitching, love the North Wind design and colours.

Catherine said...

Still waiting for a really good snow day this year! It certainly is cold enough here this week. Loved seeing all of walk photos and your projects. The gift for Pumpkin is awesome ~ so perfect!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Enjoy the falling snow! I've had enough to last me this winter! Your stitching is just lovely as always

Denise SA said...

Lovely snow and lovely stitching .
Glad you are warm and toasty

Astrids dragon said...

We finally got some snow! Love your pics, especially with Master Bentley!

stitcherw said...

Wonderful pics, looks like a fun time was had in the snow and the stitching is lovely. Glad the gas man was able to sort out the blockage and everything is nice and warm again, winter is no time for the heat not to work right. Thanks for sharing a cuppa with me, I enjoyed the visit :)
Sue

Heather said...

Mouse,

I hope that your birthday is very blessed!!! I have a card for you, but I have not been able to get to the post office, but I am promised our truck on Tuesday and I will pop it in the post!! I hope this next year of your life will be one that is filled with many wonderful things!!!

I love your stitching and your snow!!!! Wish you could send me some! ;o) Your craft room looks lovely and I really love your bunting. You could pop over here and help me sort out my craft room! ;o)

Have a super lovely birthday!!!!
Love, Heather

Ellen said...

Wishing you a happy birthday celebration today with many more to come!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gift for Pumpkin :)
And your wip looks so pretty too!! :D

Ohhh Bentley likes to play on the snow! heheheeh

Hugs&smiles

Carin said...

Great pictures of the snow and your stitching is beautiful !

Pumpkin said...

Yes, I love, love, love it! The color of thread that you used is beautiful and I look at it every day. It always makes me smile :o) Thank you again Mouse! ((((HUGS))))