Tuesday, 23 July 2013

♫Congratulations and Celebrations♫

Hi every one :) the kettle is on and there is cool drinks as well for you all .. as well as the odd cookie or two ...:)

In case you didn't know it ..lol  the Royal baby arrived safe and sound on Monday the 22nd July  at something past 4.00 weighing
8lbs and 6 oz ... mother and son are doing well and was  in hospital over
night and  the father  stayed too ...:)

they didn't announce it until about 4 hours ish after the nappy event which I
thought was lovely for them just to have time to themselves ...

there is now speculation as to what to call the wee fella .... so that is the "congratulations" to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ... the wee little man looks a cutie too from the photos I have seen :)

On to  the celebrations ... well there are one or two of those soooo you had better make yourself comfy and I shall begin ...lolOk two years ago Peggy  sent her ABC sampler by La D Da on an organised travelling spree well.... some where between last year and this it got way laid and took a scenic route to Cucki's house before it arrived safely at the mouse house on Saturday much to mine and Cucki's  relief and Peggy's too ...lol..... and now I need some help as to what to stitch it with ..  .. I have narrowed it down to two fabbies and a four threads ???  photo will be below as always .... lol 
then .... I have finally finished Yellow bird by La d da  too , I stitched it on some space dyed fabbie from Jane Greenoffs and an unknown thread name (coz it was a sample ..lol) from Nancy's Victorian Motto Shop ...I have almost made it up too and hoping to use some matching chenille trim from Nancy's too.
more stitching news in a bit ....
the next celebrations is the winner of the wee meecies name  ♫♫ drum roll♫♫  it is Peggy  ... the wee meecies  liked the names "tea and crumpets" and they asked to be called that sooo there you go.... a wee prize will be winging its way to Peggy all being well by next weekend ...:)
Here at the mouse house we have been having a heat wave, its been that hot we sat outside to stitch the other night !!! it was still 26c at 11.00pm  ... but today we have been having thunder storms ... Master Bentley and I had a tootle round the park tonight ... it was very warm and wet ...lol and it felt like I could have danced in the rain ... but I had walking boots on ...lol I took some photos of the sun set when I got back as well . The temperatures here have been reaching 32c + in some places and in my car when I got in after work 37c !!!!!! just as you get used to the warmth  it drops 10 degrees ...lol
another cuppa ????  
well what else have I been stitching on ... ohhh yes ... I have done some more on the Friendship Blooms by Blue Ribbon Designs working on the over one ... I shall be soooo pleased to see that section done as its done in red .... say no more ...lol  I have pulled out my Scissors by Cherrywood Designs and done a wee bit more on there .... also did some more on The Needleworker by LHN and also as it was hermitting this last weekend I got out Pumpkin Cottage by CCN and worked on that ... I even remembered to take a before photo ...lol hmmmmm thunks a bit more ... will check the photos to see what else I have done ...lol 
DH and I took a wee stroll down the canal the other night and armed and dangerous with my camera I managed to get some gorgeous shots of the swans and a thistle too ... even one of Master Bentley .. DH got him to sit on a hand command a way away from us ... bless him .... he looks ever sooo cute ...
red sky at night 




just love the contrasts here 

start of Hermitting Pumpkin Cottage CCN


Its arrived the travelling pattern :)

hellppppp which fabbie and which thread 


verbena in pot on the pation

after hermitting

done a bit more to this 

getting there slowly

closer view of the over one 

yeahhhh finally finished :)

crumpets admires the Needleworker progress 

posing for the camera 

atmospheric shot


blooming thistle

this is how it came out cool eh ???

love this shot :)
Stitching night refreshments 
playing peek a boo

grinning for me :)

soooo there you have it for this week ... I am sure I have missed stuff off but you would still be reading it by the time I do the next installment or should I say chapter ...lol  so on that cheery note I shall say goodnight  and happy stitching until next time , take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxxx

35 comments:

Linda said...

Great progress Mouse. Love all the pics.

Linda

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What fantastic pictures! The swans and the sky and Bentley standing at attention... and your STITCHING! Great job on Pumpkin Cottage - you really got a lot done! I like the blue fabric and one of the two really variegated skeins of floss. *Love* Tea and Crumpets... What CUTE names!! Happy stitching!

Barb said...

I love the names, I'll let Laurie know! Wonderful stitching, pretty flowers, beautiful birds! A great post! Congrats to all of you on the little Baby Prince!! He was huge news on this side of the pond!

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures.

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your stitching! So pretty! Bentley looks so grown up and fit these days! lol! Cute Bentley. Hooray on the Royal Prince! Been following the news like crazy!

Catherine said...

What a great post, Mouse!! Love all do your stitches ~ especially that yellow bird piece ~ will have to add that pattern to my list! As for the ABCD, my eye is drawn to the blue with the dark blue Glorianna. But, I love them all and think any combo would be fantastic. I absolutely loved your nature pictures ~ Master Bentley sure is handsome ~ I bet he and Panzer would have great fun together.

CalamityJr said...

What a fun post! Great stitching, beautiful nature photos, and of course Master Bentley is sooo handsome, as always. Wish I could advise on the fabric and floss dilemma, but it's all beautiful! Good luck!

Anne said...

I was soooo excited for Kate and William! Hip hip hooray!! It's a beautiful little boy! I thought to myself when I saw Kate's dress, "Didn't Diana wear a blue polka dotted dress?" Then googled it and saw that she had. Nicely done Kate! Good way to honor Diana. Love all your photos. The swan one is gorgeous!! All your WIP's are beautiful!! I'm really liking the combo on the left with the pink fabbie. But you know which one you will choose! Give Master Bentley a pat for me! He is looking rather dapper these days!

Hugs!

Annette-California said...

I was thrilled to learn of the arrival of the new royal baby boy. Big news here in USA! ALL of your stitching projects are beautiful. Love your Yellow Bird sampler. I am looking forward as to what the name the baby:) love Annette

Marsha said...

Really nice pictures and stitching too!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your stitching projects. They all look gorgeous. Beautiful pictures especially Bentley's.

butterfly said...

Lovely post mouse , a cool drink would be nice today thank you. What lovely photos and your stitching is all looking fab
Very hot here , it is hard to stitch even at night it is so sticky. Last night for the first time for weeks we had a shower , but still hot. Tell master Bentley he is looking so handsome , hugs.

Denise SA said...

Love all the photos well done on the stitching.

Ali said...

Loving all your stitching - all the designs are gorgeous - I like the blue fabric and the gloriana thread on the right hand side second from bottom (if that makes sense) - Daft question alert...are those types of threads nicer/better than the usual DMC's??? Also do you have any tips on how to stitch with light effects DMC - I've tried it on a prev. project which I've put away in a huff because it either knots/splits really badly - thank you xxxx

Christine said...

Great stitching. I like the Threadworks thread on the pale terracotta or the deep blue Gloriana on the blue depending on whether you want to be monochrome or colourful

Beth said...

A cold drink and cookies please! Not 'enjoying' the heat wave - I'd hoped the thunderstorms would cool things off - not so. Pumpkin Cottage is coming along wonderfully well. Lovely atmospheric bird photos - well done! And charming Bentley too!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post full of great stitching & pretty pictures :)

Chris said...

Wow! Love the yellow bird finish and all your other stitching progress! Bentley is so handsome. So nice to have a walking companion. Lovely pics of your travels outside. Hugs!

cucki said...

Yayy me so glad that you received it safly...I am giggling at the sight of so many stamps on the envelope :)
Very nice pictures and sweet stitching xxx
Big hugs x

Cath said...

Lovely stitching , and some great pics . Love Bentley . I'm hoping to get a Springer - one day ,lol.
I'm so glad the travelling pattern turned up , I'm supposed to be the last one on the list to stitch it .XXX

Annie said...

Lovely post!

Vickie said...

Seeing how long it took for the package to arrive at Cucki's and finally make it to you, still gives me hope that a gift Jo made for me back in May will some day arrive here.
Your pictures are fabulous!! I looked at them many times. =)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I vote for the "Monet's Garden" on the blue. They are all very pretty colors! Beautiful progress on the WIPs. Give Bentley a squeeze from me. Hugs to you too!

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely, photos, Mouse--that swan is amazing!! You have a great bunch of stitching projects going on--really love The Needleworker!

DJ said...

LOVE the names for the meeces! Congratulations Peggy! You are stitching up a storm there my friend! Lovely as always. Amazing pictures, and how kind of the geese, swan and other animals to pose so charmingly. Give Bentley a pat, he's such a handsome doggy! I can't help but wonder if Prince George will wonder if the next county over was named for him (Prince George's County) the same as Ben thought Big Ben was named after him! *wink*

stitcherw said...

Pumpkin Cottage is looking wonderful, love the fabric choice. What fun names for Tea and Crumpets too, they are adorable.
Sue

Jeanne said...

Lots of great projects Mouse - I need to get my LHN Needleworker chart started! Love it. Master Bentley is such a good subject for photos - he sits very nicely!

Congrats on your new crown prince in the U.K....I was hoping for a princess darn it. And I wish they hadn't named him boring old GEORGE. What's wrong with starting some new traditions.... LOL.

Minnie said...

Congrats on the new Prince George. All of your stitching is lovely as usual and Master Bentley has grown into a proper gentleman(dog) and still so cute.

Brigitte said...

I think I'd go for the fabric on the left with the Gloriana on the top. But then, the blue fabric isn't bad either, not at all, so maybe I'd rather go for the blue fabric ... oh my, that's a really hard decision. I always have major problems to choose the fabric for my projects, lol.

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovely WIPS over at the Mouse House.
You are very clever with your camera.
You've captured some great pics.
Margaret

Myra said...

I am a little late to the party but loved reading every word of this jam packed post. :o) Can't wait to see what colors you choose for the traveling pattern.

Lynn said...

Oh, what lovely pictures especially those of the swans and Bentley!
As for the fabric, I prefer the terracotta coloured one and as much as I love that Threadworx floss, I think it might blend in too much on this fabric. The Gloriana which is sitting(at the top left) on it might be a better choice. Hope this helps!

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

Busy busy week in the Mouse House.

The new baby has the best middle name!

So pleased the Travelling Pattern turne up at last. Cucki does like to cover the envelope with stamps. I have kept mine from when she sent me something!

Julie said...

Lovely pics from your evening stroll. The swan one is stunning. Lots of stitching progress even with the high temps. Thunderstorms here today and you can certainly feel the drop in temp. Love the names for your new additions, so cute.

Sally said...

Lovely progress on all your stitching and a lovely finish.

So glad the travelling pattern has arrived with you. You've picked some lovely fabrics and threads. I think I like the browny/ terracotta fabric the best with the Threadworx or the Gloriana that's on that fabric.Can't wait to see your progress as I love that design.

Lovely photos from your stroll.