Monday, 8 July 2013

new meecies and tusal and a wee bit of stitching :)

Hi every one .... hope every one is well and enjoying this heatwave we are having .... all I can say is I'M MELLLLLLTIIIINNNGGG .... in my bestest wicked witch of the West voice ..lol...... Heat and I don't mixed as I go pink across my nose and whiskers ...... heheheheh . I have got lots of cooooool drinks in and the usual mixture for those that want tea coffee etc etc and if you look carefully I have put some goodies out on the work top near the microwave ;)
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talking of Whiskers .... two sets of them traveled safely across the pond from Barb's talented DD Mrs Woolpets ... they settled in straight away being nosy and meeting up with some of the  others in the craft room ......They need some names sooo could you please think of some and who ever gets their names picked will get a wee giftie as a thank you :)
Apparently today is TUSAL day sooo I took the photo this morning which is next to the project I got out to do a wee bit more work on which is the cherrywood designs dictionary series "Scissors " I am doing "Needles" too but have got further on with that one when I was working on it before soooo its scissors turn  :)
This last week has been toooo hot to really do much stitching but I managed to get some more done on Curly Q and also the Melicent Turner which I will show you later on and also the Needleworker too  .....I succumbed to the latest Mystery Chart by LHN and that arrived this week as well , just need to over lock the fabbie and get round to starting it ... hmmmm not sure where to squeeze it in but ......
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On to some exciting news now .... the other year 2011 to be exact .... my name was put down for the travelling pattern that came from Peggy  organised by Jennifer and was to follow a list of stitchers and finally get back to Peggy along with a wee book that peeps wrote in what they stitched the pattern on and with .... well somewhere last summer it got sent on and then nothing, nada, Zilch .... I and Cucki kept in touch as she was the stitcher before me and we gave up hope by spring this year that it would turn up ..... but you should never give up hope as ...... it has turned up and been stitched by Cucki and is now on its way to the mouse house ..... well I don't know who was more excited to hear this me or Peggy ...lol  so I am know stalking the postie ......again heheheheh
It has even been to hot to take Master Bentley on his usual Sunday Morning pootle route soo taking pity on him and me we cut up the middle of the woods ... and because I didn't have my camera on me .... there were two  yes two woodpeckers on the same tree and it would have been a fantastic shot AAAAGGGHHHHHH !!! wasn't impressed ..lol ...
Sunday saw us helping to celebrate a relatives 40th Wedding Anniversary at a lovely hotel  near the mouse house .... we ended up all sitting out side on the terrace while the wee ones played on the grass  nearby, they had some lovely flowers and one lone Foxglove in all its glory ....
and that is as exciting as my week got this week heheheh .... I haven't even had time to reply back to your lovely comments which I will do soon ...its sooo nice to see you all popping in for your cuppas and cool drinks to say hello :) 
I will bob the photos up now for you ....
Curly Q progress for this week



two new meecies ... need some names :)

view from my decking into next doors garden

bumble bee plant looking gorgeous 


the wee one being nosy at the needleworker progress

LHN mystery chart ...



birdies taking a bath 

weather station reading ... look at the time and the temperature 

gardens to the hotel

up there celebrating

foxglove 

some type of thistle plant ?

mock orange blossom


Tusal with the latest wip 

making friends :)
so there you have it folks .... hope you all had a wonderful 4th July for all who celebrate it ... off to go and stitch now its a wee bit cooler tonight if I don't fall asleep in my chair hehehehe .... take care one and all I and I shall squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx


41 comments:

Vickie said...

So exciting about the pattern! Jo and I are sad about a gift she just sent me. It has been missing for a month and a half. So there is hope!!! HOORAY!
I just have no idea on your sweet new mice. Ella and Stella?

Parsley said...

Love the new 'mice'! How about Parsley and Thyme for names ;-)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I had heard you all were getting a heat wave over there. Stay cool my friend! As for the new additions all I can think of is Lucy and Ethel. I think I watch too much old TV reruns. LOL!

gracie said...

Love the mice.... trying to think of a name to suggest....

Julie said...

Ebony and Ivory came to my mind for your 2 new little squeakers.
Nice stitching and new stash. Lots to keep you busy should the temperatures drop a little.

Beth said...

Oh the felted mice are too cute - perfect gifts - way to go Barb. Darn those woodpeckers anyway! I'm melting in the heat Mouse!

CalamityJr said...

Sorry you're hot and miserable. I understand! Cute mice. How about Grayboy and Squeak?

Barb said...

I love all the suggested names for the mice! I'm so glad they are happy in their new home. Sorry for your heat. I hate it when my fingers are so hot they almost sweat-can't do much stitching in that weather! Give Mr. Bentley a cool drink for me!

Bianca said...

Those little mice are too cute! My name suggestions are Patty and Whitley.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What sweet meecy mice! I first though Ebony and Ivory... but I see those are taken... hmmm...
maybe Dusty and Daisy! :)

Stay cool!!!

marly said...

What sweet meece! Glad to see them get along with the rest of the fabric family.

Margaret said...

Your posts are always so fun! Love the meeces! Love the stitching!

Scattered Threads said...

I enjoyed reading your post Mouse with all the lovely flowers, foliage, progress and stash,
TFS.

Jackie

Catherine said...

Another great post!! Love your new sweet mice ~ soooo cute! We've been having horrible heat and humidity here too ~ so Panzer and I understand how you and Bentley feel!

Lesleyanne said...

A great post. Two cute new mice. Lovely stitching. It's a tad hot isn't it lol.

Annette-California said...

Oh I sure understand about melting from the heat. Thankfully our weather has been under 100. I do know about not wanting to stitch when its soooo hot. Love all your stitching.
Meecie names, how about:
Pip-Squeak and Pippa or
Wallace and Lily. love Annette


Ali said...

Lovely photos - oooh cant wait to see how your mystery stitch turns out xxx Loving all your meeces - enjoy the sunshine xxx

Cath said...

Monty and Mildred !
Love your stitching and pics. I hope it cools off soon,me and the cats are skulking in the house and the chooks are not impressed ,lol.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and flowers. The new meecies are very sweet

meggie said...

Sweet new mice and beautiful stitching.
I'm so glad the pattern turned up eventually - makes you wonder where it's been!

cucki said...

Aww sweet new mice and lovely stitching :)
How about cucki and cuckoo for mice names xx

Kerryp77 said...

aww sweet, sweet meece! lovely, lovely stitching too, curly q is so cute.

Barb said...

Hi Mouse its too darn hot!! I have been to the beach this morning with Sir Ollie and found some pretty shells. So how about
Perri and Winkle for your mice names. I expect Sir Benley is feeling the heat too,a friend has just put a paddling pool in the garden for his dogs!! Has Sir Bentley got one?
Glad you got your long awaited pattern. I too have started The Mystery. Shame about the woodpeckers . hugs.

Peggy Lee said...

Well I should be rail thin for all the happy dances I've done. But I'm not. Hmmm...
Curly Q is so cute! Love it so far.
Your new little mice are adorable! I have a few suggestions:
→ Tea & Crumpets
→ Skittles & Snickers
→ Cracker & Jack
→ Cream & Sugar

I had better stop there.
Love the flower pics.

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Nice stitching & great pics.
I thought, for your new meecies, of "Ebony & Ivory" but it has already been proposed ... So I vote for these two names!
Bisxxx

Myra said...

Oh I love your new mice! So cute and so sweet of Barb to send them to you. I think they need stitch names like Pin and Stitch or Linen and Lace. :o)

Sally said...

Ooh lots of lovely photos Mouse. Your stitching looks gorgeous as always.

I think good names for your meecies are Milk and Chocolate. Yeah I know not good really. It's my menopausal brain :)!

I started the mystery last night :)

Linda said...

Great progress on all your pieces Mouse. You do love LHN and CCN don't you. How about.
Snowflake and Sparky or
Snowflake and Snoopy

Linda

Denise SA said...

Love the mieeces white is definitely snowdrop and maybe the grey one is jerry

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your new mice. But you Brits and the heat {eyeroll}. Talk to me when it gets hot. ;)

butterfly said...

Lovely new mice, lets see new names , maybe Sunshine and Summer
You won't for get the heat then in the Winter months ,
he he.

Marsha said...

Pinky and The Brain. I don't know why that came to mind 'cause I never even watched that. I really like the Ebony and Ivory suggestion.

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

Marsha stole my thoughts! We love Pinky and the Brain here.

So pleased the Travelling Pattern finally arrived at your house.

Nice stitching progress too.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching - love the bird in the bath picture x

Anne said...

Yay!! So glad the missing traveling pattern has been found and now back on track! Can hardly wait to see yours and Cucki's finish!! Hopefully that heat will cool down a wee bit so you won't melt completely away!! It's cooled off here a bit and I'm glad for it. Love your new meeces!! So cute! Willow and George?! First names that popped into my head. PS, that is a thistle :D Hugs!!! Oh and a pat for Master Bentley!!

Joysze said...

You and me, girl!!! Heat and I don't mix either. I turn into a horrible grouch when I'm hot. YUCK!!!!

Awww... those mousees are TOO CUTE!!!!

Andrea said...

Sorry Mouse, but the heatwave continues. Love the new mice. Great news about the missing travelling pattern.

DJ said...

Well, you have been a busy Mouse! LOL I like your new pals, I think they should be called Ebony and Ivory, because they go together in perfect harmony with your other meeces! LOL Hope things cool off for you over there. I think you should come and hang with your "cool" American pal! Congrats to the couple celebrating their anniversary! Can't wait to see more stitchy progress pictures! *Hugs*

DJ said...

Oooops...just saw that Ebony and Ivory were taken....how about Sugar and Spice (then you could call them the Spice Mice...LOL)? Or...Starlight and Moonlight?

Brigitte said...

We've had similar temperatures here at the moment - way too hot for me, but in my gearden it's always a bit windy so I can sit there and read. Not much stitching going on.
You have some very nice projects on the go, and a cute little mouse watching the needleworker's progress, lol.

RuthB said...

Well you've been a very busy and adventurous Mouse! congrats on the accomplishments, the new family members, and the beautiful photo opps :)