Monday, 11 March 2013

I've been a stitching and a finishing + other goodies :)

yooooo hooooo every one :) I'm here ... sorry been so long in yackking to you all but I have been one very busy stitchy mouse and have finished all my goodies for folks WHOOOOP .....
The stitched with love exchange has been posted to my partner and hopefully she will love it ... my birthday give away to Calamity Jr and Dani have been posted out today as well as a RAK to Lesleyanne from the Random Acts of Kindness blog group , my partner in the stitchers day exchange over on Friendly Stitchers as received my piece to her , so I can show you that too.... not to mention I have finished off all but one   two of my finishes into something either framed or  made into a box ..... *VBG ....

SOOOOO now I can relax  (well once I know they have all arrived safely ..lol) and do something for me now heheheh .... oooo talking of which the kettle is on and we have some biccies or hot cross buns tonight :) I have worked on "Dandy Dreams " on stitching night with the girls but haven't done any work on my SAL with DJ and Babs this last week or two but that should be remedied  this weekend all being well ...lol 

I have received some lovely goodies in the post too .... a beautifully painted heart shaped box with some choccies and a thread in it from Peggy  which didn't quite arrive in time for Valentines due to postie error :( my usual one wasn't at work that day ....
I got a wonderful wee pillow from lainey  with a mouse sticking out of a tea cup with the words "Kettles on"  on it heheheh along with some lovely threads and fabric in my favourite colours :) which was a belated birthday present ... don't you just love it when your birthday is extended :)..... and then I received a wee pin pillow  "tis better to give than receive" by La d Da  and some bunny scissors ... a girl can never have tooo many scissors hehehehe from Lynn from the RAK blog group ... it has the cutest backing fabric which is perfect for it :)
HMMMMM what else have I been up too ???  ahhhh yes got my new glasses so now can see every one ...lol *waves small paw to them at the back heheheh ....
I went out to the woods again the other weekend when it was a gorgeous day and took some more photos with my new camera and DH and I are going away tomorrow to a place near Bakewell and hopefully going to Chatsworth house too ... sooo watch out battery charging for the camera as we squeak heheheheh....
It was Mothering Sunday here in the UK yesterday and I got thoroughly spoilt by my DD's , I got some wee straighteners for my fringe and some Thornton's chocolates and a lovely bag with a stitchy organiser inside and some gorgeous flowers in a tea cup and saucer arrangement and I was treated to an Indian meal too :)
Today I seem to recall is TUSAL time and boy do I have a large amount of threads this month ... just proves how much my wee needles have been flying heheheheh
so while I refill the kettle for you all I shall bob on a few photos for you to oooooo and ahhhhh at :)
from Peggy 

from Lainey

rather a good likeness ...lol 

my stitcher's day piece for Jess

one of my lovely garden friends 

from Lynn

progress on Dandy Dreams by Silver Creek Samplers 

back of lynn's pillow

goodies from the antique shop

finally finished and framed sorry photo wonky ....

my new skill learnt for finishing ideas 

flowers for me ... smell divine :)

just watching the world go by

finally framed too 

love this box finish :)

March's TUSAL
weeeeeee chasing leaves 


and jump 

come on slow coach 

spot the hare ;)
ok I think that is all for now folks .... hope every one is well as can be expected , stay safe and warm and with lots of stitching being done until next time :) squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx

41 comments:

Parsley said...

What FUN goodies! You are well loved.

Love seeing Bentley enjoying his world.

Peggy Lee said...

Woweee! I see some gorgeous stitching and finishing here. I'm so glad you received my goodie even though I got the address wrong. I'm such a dunderhead sometimes (small smack to the forehead).
Happy belated mother's day to you!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You have been a busy Mouse! You received some lovely gifts and the things you've gifted and finished are all lovely! Love the pics of Bentley!

Barbara said...

Wowser you've been busy! I cannot keep up with you girl! Beautiful stitching and finishing!
Hugs

Ziggyeor said...

OH pretty stitches. I had wanted those bunny scissors but in red and you couldn't specify your order so they were pink and I gave them to a friend!
Loving your new camera, I should take a camera walk day and learn to use my husbands camera.

Anne said...

What a great post Mouse!! Love every bit of it! Your new skills are fantastic and I'm thinking of trying out a box finish too!! Great RAKs received and stitched. Bentley looks so regal in the first photo then like a complete kooky munchkin in the next few!! Hugs to him and to you!!!!

Shirlee said...

Squeak! Squeak! (I've been studying Mouse since you've been absent ... lol!) Okay ... lovely photos! So many lovely things stitched by you & others. One of these days I will start stitching again. I'm still in the throes of stitching PTSD. Glad all is well!

CalamityJr said...

Lovely gifts and stitching. Your framed finish is beautiful and so full of meaning. Glad you had such a nice Nothering Day!

CalamityJr said...

Poor place for a typo, ha! Happy Mothering Day, belatedly.

Margaret said...

Love all the stitchy goodness! That pic of Bentley watching the world go by is so cute!! He looks so thoughtful!

Barb said...

All your work is lovely and the gifts are great!! I do so enjoy the photos of Mr. Bentley!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely stitching and gifts. Love the photo of Bentley gazing out the window... it's Emma and Owen's favorite activity too.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love all the gifts, sent and received. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothering Day. The photos of Bentley in the forest remind me a lot of my Molly. They have the same joie de vivre!

Beth said...

Looks like you and Bentley both enjoyed Mothering Day weekend. I like your Bee stitch and your Ris Better gift - charming.

Linda said...

Everything looks fantastic Mouse. Your stitching and finishing are awesome. Great gifts and Bentley looks like hes having alot of fun.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching and finishes look gorgeous. Lovely gifts received. Great pictures of Bentley. Hope you had a lovely Mothering Sunday.

Kerryp77 said...

great presents and your WIP looks fab. great pics of bentley too, he is a cutie :-)

Annette-California said...

Oh such a wonderful post. You are greatly loved. Such beautiful and thoughtful gifts you received. Your stitching and finishes are soo pretty. You have a been a very busy mouse.
And in "spot the hare" - Is its ears peeking behind the trunk of the tree? And happy birthday again to you:) love Annette

Christine said...

Lovely gifts and great stitching and finishing. Dandy Dreams is looking good

Julie said...

Such a lovely post to read Mouse. You have been busy with needle and thread, the ORT jar is filling up nicely.
Have fun in Bakewell, will you be visiting Wye Needlecraft whilst there?
Such beauties your postie has delivered to you and flowers in the tea cup are blooming gorgeous.

Chris said...

What a fab post full of stitchy goodness, fabulous friends and forest frolicking.

cucki said...

What FUN goodies :)
love and hugs x

butterfly said...

Wow what a great load of goodies, your stitching always looks fab love you new finish, I wish I had come over now for a hot-cross-bun and a chat.
Little Bentley looks like he had a great day bless him, hugs.

Cath said...

Great pics . The bee box finish is gorgeous. Enjoy your break, you'll be not too far away from me .XXX

Thoeria said...

Loveit love it love it!!! All of it!!! You've been a busy little mouse Ms Mouse....and what lovely gifts too :) Bently as always being a busy boy too :)

Vickie said...

Oh so much going on. It is all so beautiful, really. But that mouse! That little mouse from Lainey!! Oh, squee!♥
You have made me mad, positively mental!! I cannot spot your hare!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It's always fun to have a visit with you, Mouse! The tea is especially tasty today. Lovely gifts given and received. Nice progress. Give Bentley a squeeze from me. Hugs to you!

Maggie said...

Such a lot of lovely stitching goodies :-)
Me and DH have a weekend away to Derby planned over Easter and a tour of Chatsworth House is on my list to do, i'm excited to see what Bess Hardwick did with all those windows and tapestries she collected!

Have fun :-)

Mylene said...

wow! Great gifts and finishes, Mouse. You sure been busy busy..
Beautiful pictures at the woods with Bentley.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a busy, busy Mouse you've been! I love all your stitching and that pillow by Lynn is Adorable!!!!! Lots of hugs to Bentley!! And enjoy the gorgeous flowers, too!

Tricia

Carol said...

What a fun post, Mouse--great gifts and such pretty stitching, too. I dearly love the framed HE piece!! Just gorgeous...

Looks like a fun romp in the woods with Bentley :)

Rhona said...

Oooh, you have been busy, Mouse! Lovely stitching both given and received.

Kaisievic said...

Love all of your goodies, Mouse. All of those given away and received. How lovely!

hugs, Kaye

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy Mouse - lovely photos thanks for sharing them x

Catherine said...

Wonderful goodies!! Panzer sends puppy love to Bentley ~ wishes he could hop the pond for a play date!

Maggee said...

Wow--lots to post as usual! Thanks for sharing it all with us. I especially love the backing fabric on Lynn's pillow...those birds are adorable! Bentley looks like he is having such a good time... too cute! We are all busy, and appreciate it when there are posts to read! Hugs!

DJ said...

Gee, you have been a busy Mouse!! I had a dream last night that you showed up with Gillie as a surprise. You aren't plotting anything are you? LOL Love seeing all your goodies, and yes, the Mouse in the teacup does look a wee bit like yourself! LOL Hope you hare having a good time on your trip..and remember take LOTS of pics! Happy Belated Mothering day! *Hugs*

Susan said...

You have been very busy. Everything is just too cute. The mouse in the teacup - isn't it great when the pattern fits so perfect?

Sally said...

Lots of lovely stitching and finishing Mouse. Lovely gifts you received too.

Astrids dragon said...

What wonderful treats you received! I especially love your tea cup mouse!

Great pictures, great ones of Bentley in action.

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

What a busy Mouse! There are some beautiful pictures here, love the mouse in the teacup. And Poinsettia House too.