Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Another month another tusal :)

Hi every one :) hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather we seem to be having at the moment ... sunshine followed by thunderstorms etc etc etc ...lol
Well the kettle is on as always and there are some goodies for you too .... oooo I do spoil you hehehehe ....
Its that time of the month again ... yup TUSAL .... and I hope I have the right day ...lol 
well apart from the  *w* word ...I have to go to pay for the stash addiction ...lol  I have been busy trying to put the needle to fabric and floss each night for at least a couple of hours :) I  finished the wee giftie to Peggy  which hopefully won't be long until it gets to her side of the pond :) I've worked on the Needleworker by LHN , done a wee bit more on Curly Q by LHN started one of the ABCD's by La D Da ... I couldn't make up my mind heheheh ... so I doing the peachy pinky Sparklies FOM fabric with the Highland Garden Gloriana silk thread  and then I will be stitching on the Glacier(blue) Sparklies  fabric with the blue silk Gloriana thread ... which for the life of me I can't find at the moment due to the fact that yesterday I was visited by a wee sparrow in my craft room and it took quite a while and a lot of moving of stuff to get the wee thing out .... needless to say I gave it a bit of a  spruce up while I was shifting stuff ...lol .
 Framed up Ladybugs ... well actually it is plonked in there to see if it would fit and whether I would like it in there .... and after looking at it for a few days I think it has grown on me ...lol
On Sunday morning Master Bentley and I along with the wee meecies Tea and Crumpet went on an adventure to France's house at Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine Country) to go and pick up the next batch of RR's I need to work on ... and I think I shall have some fun with these trying to decide which bit I am going to stitch :) We spent most of the day there and Bentley loved playing in the garden with the ball running up and down , Frances was a very willing play friend ... while I took photos ..lol  she is growing some lovely flowers and some pumpkins too which I think are taking over ...  I finally managed to give her the ornie I stitched for her waaaaayyy back for the Christmas in July challenge and she loves it PHEW !!! so now I can finally show you too ....
We have some new additions to the mouse house again ... two little guinea pigs which belong to DD1 their names are Catniss and kalecee (think that's how you spell them ??) they are lovely wee girls and adore Bentley too ... he has to go and say hello every day to them and the little grey one comes up to the cage bars and gives him a snuzzle ... 
Hmmmmm I went to my friends on Saturday night and while we were chatting over the cuppa's she had on in the back ground the lost island (jurassic park) film on ....  just remind me not to watch any more tv will you ...lol .... on Sunday morning before going to Holmfirth Master Bentley and I went for our normal pootle in the woods .... we got to the area where we normally see the wood pecker when it all went quiet ... so quiet ... not a bird tweet , chirp or anything , the wind had died down and it was still for about 5 mins then all of a sudden the ferns started to move ..... well all I can say is I moved as fast as my wee legs and my stick could get me out of that bit .... muttering I am having a day mare , this can't be happening ..lol and do you know what .... there was nothing there PHEW !!!!!!! but it was really eerie to say the least ...
Ok think its about time for another cuppa after that .... and the photos ... and Gillie no matter how hard I try I can't get them to be near the text .... sorry ... 


August 2013 TUSAL

Curly Q by LHN  
ABCD by La D Da 

do you like the frame ?

new arrivals at the mouse house 
red sky at night 
just love this photo
flight of the bumble bee
cabbage butterfly
worn out 
hydrangea 
give me (frances) five
Holmfirth 



looking up to the moors 
look who came for the adventure
telling the rest of the adventure they went on 
Ornie for Frances :)


Soooo there you have it for this weeks waffle heheheh .... hope you are all well and stitching to your hearts content , will be bobbing in to see you all soon :) take care one and all love mouse xxxxxx






















39 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

Ooh honestly with all this gadding about its a wonder you ever get any stitching done lol! Hi Frances - waving madly! Can't wait to see you at Harrogate. I do like the frame very much so get on with it missus! I suppose this means I have to do an update now too? Just as well I have some beans to show off!! Shuffles off muttering ..... xxx

Peggy Lee said...

All of your stitching is gorgeous and yes I do like the frame very much!
Those little piggies are so cute. I especially like the blonde one.
Master Bentley is such a cutie!

~~ waving to Tea and Crumpet ~~ It's your God-mother here in the US. *kiss-kiss*

Daffycat said...

A wonderfully full ORT jar and simply gorgeous stitching. You are sending the ladybugs to me right away, correct? lol

The pigs are cuties! I adore them but they find me tasty. Every Guinea Pig I've ever held has bitten me!

Linda said...

Great progress on everything Mouse. I think the frame looks great. Bentley is a cutie. Love the ornie you did.

Linda

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

Love your guinea piggies, Katniss and Khaleesi (she was married to the Khal), your daughters have chosen great names!

Beautiful stitching too. If you can add text after the photos I don't understand why it won't let you add them in the middle of the post? Weird. I shall have to come and sort it out personally!

Faye said...

Waving at you from the US~~~~ love all the great photos and stories!

Simply Victoria said...

Love the frame for Ladybugs!

Barb said...

My goodness, you and Mr. Bentley had quite the adventure. I'm glad it turned out safely! All the stitching looks wonderful and the frame is quite lovely!

AnaCristina said...

:-)

Catherine said...

Always a good time spent with you and your adventures! Love the frame! Give Master Bentley a hug and kiss for me!

Deborah said...

The frame is gorgeous! The stitching is beautiful and Bentley is a darling.

♥ Nia said...

The frame is beautiful! :)
And those new arrivals at the mouse house, are the cutest :D hehehe
Hugs&smiles

butterfly said...

Lovely post mouse I enjoyed my cupper and biscuit thanks, great photos and your stitching always looks fab.
Love that frame so pretty .
When Master Bentley wakes up say hi.

Lesleyanne said...

The frame is gorgeous. Lovely stitching and finishing. Great photos. Welcome to the new additions to the mouse household.

Michelle said...

I agree the frame is lovely as is the Christmas ornament. I love Holmfirth I went there many years ago on a coach trip with my friend and we sat and had a drink in the cafe they use on set. We had a lovely time x

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching, lovely frame, & I must say the "new arrivals" are adorable : )

Julie said...

Cute new additions for your family, guinea pigs are so lovely.

Perfect frame for Ladybirds, unfortunately mine languishes in the drawer of the unframed/unfinished like a lot of things lol.

What great adventures your little meecies have been having recently.

Chris said...

Lovely stitching Mouse. Squeee....look at those guinea pigs..so sweet and I love the names, they are perfect.
Thanks for taking me along on your day trip. I am glad there was nothing there :)

Vickie said...

Oh Holmfirth looks lovely.
Sweet guinea pigs. We had one named Gracie. She lived to be 8 1/2 years old!!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Mr. Bentley is so good looking. Love all your stitching. Enjoy reading your blog.
Happy stitching.

Mii Stitch said...

Great post!! I love the frame :)
Great stitching

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The two furry little ones are so bonnie, they look so cuddly and cute. The photos of Holmfirth are great.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, you made me smile today. I do the same thing with those darn crime mystery shows on the TV. I get spooked everytime. LOL! Welcome to the two piggies. They are cuties. Love the stitching progress! Hugs!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful frame, beautiful stitching, adorable dog -- great post!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, good to know that you got out of that wood unharmed by any dino monsters, lol. What an adventure! But I have to admit that after watching some of the crime mysteries in the evening every crackling noise in the house during the night wakes me up, ugh.
Great stitching!

meggie said...

Beautiful stitching and gorgeous photos - love the furbabies!
Happy weekend (:

Bev said...

Looking forward to seeing your finished Ladybugs when I visit, you've also got some lovely pictures of your outings you've been busy as always. I think it will be a race to the finish with the Needleworker, me and you!!xx

Pumpkin said...

Boy, you have a few projects on the go as well! Lovely stitching and I think Ladybugs looks fabulous in that frame :)

The ornie you made Frances is beautiful! That reminds me that I want to stitch this one too. LOL!

The new arrivals are adorable! I've never had a guinea pig before. I know they make funny noises though :)

Great pictures too Mouse. TFS!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful photos. Never had a guinea pig, it was always rabbits for me when I was a youngster.

Mylene said...

The frame fits perfectly and beautiful stitching and such lovely pictures.

Melanie said...

Simply gorgeous stitching!
The piggies are adorable too. They are such fun pets. :)

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your sweet new little "piggies", so adorable.

Beautiful frame for your finish, and sweet ornament, all tied up with that perfect bow for Frances:)

Blessings!

Myra said...

Oh such cute little piggies and Master Bentley is just oh so handsome. Your stitching is just lovely and I know Frances just loves her ornie.

Denise SA said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Love the frame and the guinea pigs

Sarah in Stitches said...

Hi Mouse! I just wanted to let you know that I'm the latest recipient of the Summer Garden traveling pattern. Thank you for passing it on to Kaye, who passed it on to me. :D

DJ said...

I just love your pictures!! You truly are an artist with your camera! Love the addition to your family, and so glad the wee guinea pigs and Bentley get along! Our cat is so possessive I doubt we could have another pet!! Wonderful that you get over to visit Frances, so when are you going to come here to pick up some RR's? LOL!! *Hugs*

Anne said...

Awww! Those guinea pigs are adorable and so cool they are named after characters from the Hunger Games!! Love all your stitching Mouse and that frame IS perfect!!! I have yet to find a good ornate frame I can paint white. Love the photos especially the bee ones as I'm a big bee and lavender lover. Master Bentley is so handsome even when tuckered out from playing!! I could just squeeze him!! The ornie you made for Francis is adorable and perfectly finished!! Hugs!

Scattered Threads said...

Lovely photos Mouse. I do like the frame on the ladybugs piece. I love the ornie finish too.
Jackie:)

Maggee said...

Yes, I love that frame! It fits the piece quite nicely! IMHO. The ornament you stitched looks familiar... what is it? it's LHN, right? And progress can be seen on Curly Q Ewe and the ABCD piece--love those colors on that fabby! Off to read more blogs... Hugs!