Monday, 24 June 2013

Hermitting = Happiness

Hi every one :) hope every one had a wondefull hermitting weekend which was actually this last weekend and not the weekend before like we had all thought but hey ... any excuse right ...lol 
The kettle is on . tea , coffee and hot chocolate for those who like it too .... and also some cool drinks in the fridge ... just help yourselves and some strawberries too .... well it is the Wimbledon season ..lol
Hope you have all turned back to your normal colour ... really sorry to make you all go pea green  but it was saved up for honest .... and the next big splash is Harrogate in November to give you advance warning hehehhe .... and I did managed to get someone to pop over to the White Peak embroidery shop and she loved it and is going back again later on in the year *waves at Melanie who is a newbie blogger on the patch ... so please if you can bob over and say hello :)
I haven't been any where interesting this week apart from work bah humbug ..lol but I have been stitching and at the end of Saturday night I put the final stitches into The North Wind by LHN stitched on an unknown steel gray evenweave with the recommended threads and I am soooooo pleased with how it has turned out .... that is the fifth bigish project I have finished in the last couple of months and long may it continue :)
I did a wee bit more on my Curly Q sal with Sally  and Lainey and had a wee hair emergancy .... I hadn't realized I had missed out the hair colour thread when I had kitted it up .... well how is it you have every colour under the sun in your craft room bar the one you want 433 eh ??? I searched high and low and found a near as dammit one from Anchor and thought whooo hooo ... the only problem I can foresee is this is supposed to be the swirls on the sheepie  along with CC Country Lane ... errmmmm don't think sooo as this will be a major YUK  with the colour of my Country lane which is nooooo where near as golden brown as on the main photo model so I think I will have to go back to the floss pile and choose one that is going to work far better methinks ....good job I am not afraid to change things I don't like ...lol 
I was at Chris's on Thursday night for our stitching night again as her wee puss- cat had a little  op and I said it would be easier if I went there instead of them coming to the mouse house .... any way out came The Needleworker by LHN my Thursday night piece to stitch on and away my needle went .... I decided to try out the Polly Wog colour which is the green leaves but I am not sure whether it will look right or not .... did I tell you I used to be indecisive but now I not so sure ...lol soooo opinions please .... when I have re looked at the photos it doesn't seem as bad as Thursday night but.....help please :)
Sunday I took Master Bentley for our usual pootle round the woods and that saying you can't see the woods for the trees is in force .... you can't see anything for the leaves .... green is every where ... sooo peaceful and lovely to listen to the blackbirds and the chaffinches and the robin chirping and tweeting away merrily as I walked through ... Master Bentley met up with a few of his friends and had a run around so he was a very happy and snoozy pup for the next few hours .....
I picked up the RR for DJ over on Friendly Stitchers  round robin group and put some more stitches into that .. it is stitched with one thread over two and I am having to stitch it sideways again to make it match in with how most other folks stitch ... it makes  for an interesting hour or two ..... any way I am almost finished with my section so I can get it posted and on its merry way to Ally :)
I realized today that I have been back at work a whole year .......  time flies when you are having fun ...lol and it pays for the stash enhancements soooo that is a billy bonus heheheheh .... 
I have also worked a wee bit on my Melicent Turner by LHN too this week and have loved working on the letters as they are therapeutic to stitch  , not toooo taxing on a tired brain at the end of the night .... I am going to concentrate on that one this week and see how far I can get when not working on the other pieces :) then I may just treat myself to another new start heheheh .... I have some raks I  want to stitch and I am in the process of sorting out patterns etc sooo you never know your luck  in a raffle if I have your snail mail address :)
ooooo I hear the sounds of the kettle anyone ready for another cuppa ????
well I think I may have waffled on a wee bit ..lol sooo I had better put up some photos for your delight heheheh
the moon on  midsummer's night 

before hermitting

pootling on with this one Melicent Turner LHN

wild hair day ... Curly Q by LHN

Progress on The Needleworker by LHN

the polli wog colour is the bit of dark green ...
 this is what I am unsure about...


The North Wind by LHN finally finished 22/06/2013

my orchid still flowering :)

I wanted to take a photo of the supermoon at the weekend but Mr Weatherman had other ideas and it was far tooo cloudy to see it ... I did though manage to take one of the moon on Midsummers night .... Its a bit hazy as there was a lot of wispy clouds going over it .... 
my orchid has flowered all through winter and no signs of stopping either :) so I thought to show you a wee photo of its blooms :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful stitchy week and welcome to my newest followers too ... take care and happppy stitching till next time :) love mouse xxxxxx

39 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Yes, please! I'd love a cuppa (or two or three!)... North Wind turned out SO pretty. It reminds me of the robin that lives in our back yard!! WooHoo for a finish!!... The colors on Melicent Turner are yummy - I really like them!...Sorry about Curly Q's hair color. If I'd lived closer you could have used my 433!!... And Needleworker is going to be lovely! Whew! Lots to like in that post. Now I think I'll go back and drool on all the stash in your last post again... :)

Tricia

meggie said...

Beautiful stitching and the orchid is gorgeous!
Have a good week (:

Meari said...

Yep, that's the way it goes... Having every color except the one you need. lol

Your projects look nice. I'm envious that you have stitching get togethers.

Rhona said...

Isn't that always the way...you have every colour except one! Well that's a good excuse to go stash enhancing! ;)

Shirlee said...

North Wind looks great! I keep fighting the urge to buy that chart for some reason. Lovely moon & WIPs! Pretty orchid ... love the color! As for the drinks offer, I'll gladly accept some tea : )

Margaret said...

Looks like a lot of stitching -- beautiful!

Linda said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Mouse and congrats on the finish.

Linda

Catherine said...

Wonderful stitches!!!

Barbara said...

Tea please....Constant Comment is my favorite if you got any. I love all your stitchies and you put me to shame with all you get done. Your orchid is just stunning...hey where's Bentley? No pic?
Hugs

natalyK said...

Lovely stitching!!

Myra said...

Wonderful finish on North Wind - such a pretty piece. Great progress on your WIP's too. Have a great week!

Barb said...

A great post Mouse. The stitching is all wonderful, North Wind is so pretty. I love the moon photo!I , too, change color. I'd leave it a bit and then decide. That usually helps me.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on finishing North Wind - Beautiful. Polli wog color in the photo looks good. What was the called for color? Gorgeous orchid! Lovely wips. If you would like I would be more than happy to send you DMC 433, no problem just send me your address:) loved your post.
love Annette

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Northwind looks lovely - having to substitute colours is always a pain in the you know what, hope it works out for you - Amanda

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Your wips look lovely. Your orchid is beautiful.

Ali said...

Yoo hoo, ooh I missed your last post as we were away will have to go back for a proper read - just saw the piccies - just a couple of SMALL stash purchases eh??? lol Loving all your stitchy work on this post - all gorgeous xxxx The sun is shining here today - hope it is with you too xxx big hugs xxx

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching xxx

Christine said...

Great finish on North Wind. We saw the "supermoon" here, to be honest it just looked like it always does...

Chris said...

Great projects! I hate it when you can't find a color floss in your stash. It always amazes me since I have so many colors.
The orchid is just lovely.
Sounds like a wonderful walk with Bentley.
Hugs!

Peggy Lee said...

Love those walks in the woods. I'm sure Master Bentley did too!
You really stitched your little fingers to the bone didn't you? I have yet to do my IHSW report. Maybe later today....

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Oooh--I just love your moon photo--great photography! Your North Wind finish is making me want to get that chart out of my stash box. Color change looks good from way over here in Illinois! Lovely progress on all your WIPs. Molly was heartbroken that there was no pic of Bentley, but then I gave her a biscuit and she stopped sniffling.

Vickie said...

Hi Mouse! I am so glad all is well in your world. Your North Wind worked up great. Love the orchid.

Denise said...

Love Northwind! Have thought to stitch this one myself! Completely missed the super moon too!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Mouse - my 'Needleworker' chart arrived today also x

Barb said...

Super duper finish Mouse. Love all the other stitching,thanks for the offer for the fabric but I phoned them and she looked at your blog to see what I was talking about !! wouldnt have guessed from my description apparently lol. Anyway I have my own fabric now as it arrived this morning,along with some to go with it. Whoo hoo you enabler you.I am not over the pond I am here in the UK like you.
Take care and give Master Bentley a lick from Sir Ollie.

Vicky L said...

North Wind is gorgeous! You did a great job. The moon is beautiful.
Your stitching projects are wondrful too.

Julie said...

We saw the super moon, your pic is stunning, that new camera does take good piccies.
Great progress on your projects, congrats on another finish.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Lovely finish, and I quite like the polliwog green, LOL, it fits with the muted colours but adds a bit more quirkiness than brown :) I was really looking forward to seeing the supermoon, but it was too cloudy, so it's really nice to see your photo! Your orchid is lovely too ;)

rosek1870 said...

Beautiful stitching as always. I love the way your North Wind turned out. It is one of my favorites. Did you change the white from the called for color?? Yours really pops and mine does not.
Happy Stitching
Rose

Maggee said...

Congrats on finishing North Wind! I like it a LOT on steel grey and will start searching for some fabby of that color when I am ready to start MINE! Thanks for sharing... Hugs!

The Maiden said...

Love that little blackbird on the needle worker!

Beth said...

North Wind is just great! Thanks for the hot chocolate too...I need you to take a walk in a garden with me so you can teach me all the bird calls - blackbird I know, but not much else...

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely work. North Wind is especially gorgeous

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nice progress and a fine finish, my friend. Have a great week!

Carol said...

Such a great photo of the moon, Mouse!! And your stitching is beautiful--congratulations on the North Wind finish!!

Enjoy your summer :)

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching. Congratulations on your North Wind finish. Your orchid looks lovely.

Melanie Johnson said...

Your orchid is beautiful. Love the color. I'm all about color in my stitching. The chart has to have color to grab my attention. I like what you got finished.

butterfly said...

Love your Orchid beautiful colour.
All your stitching is going to be wonderful , looks great.
I also like the moon photo.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, some beautiful stitching can be seen here, and even a wonderrful finish. North Wind appeals to me a lot, I don't know why, but it really has something. Well, most LHN pieces have. It's quite a while that I stitched one so it might be time to go through my LHN stash and look for a new project. Not that I need one, lol.