Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A Hermitting Finish :)

Hi every one :) grab a chair a cushion and your drink ... my cuppa is sat at the side of me *slurrrppp ahhhhhh lovely ..lol .... hope you are all sitting comfortably then I shall begin :)
This last weekend was a Hermitting one, hermitting was dreamed up by Joyze to give us a real reason to sit on one's derriere and stitch ... not that I need one ;) but hey it works for me heheheh and this hermitting I was determined to actually get some stitching done and I did and not only that but with a finish to boot YOOOOO HOOOOO * VBG 
I actually finished the Needleworker by LHN using the recommended threads bar two as one didn't show up on the fabric I used which was a Sparklies  called slightly rosy (not slightly nutty which I had been calling it ..lol) and the other coz this mouse likes to stitch with gold needles :)
It was also perfect hermitting weather cold and wet sooo apart from the odd wee bit of h***w**k I did manage to get lots done :0)
I have been working on some secret stitching which will be revealed later on in the year and I finished one part of it ... decided what I am going to stitch for DJ's birthday which will be errmmmm late but hey that's ok as she knows this and it makes the birthday celebrations last much longer ...lol. I have also managed to almost get half way with the second of the ABCD by La D Da so it won't be long till you get it Cath :) and my Autumn Exchange piece has made it to its new owner so I can show you what I stitched for my partner Jan ... in fact I love the design so much I have started it for myself in a slightly different colour way as I couldn't make my mind up which I liked best ...lol. For Jan  I stitched hers on some 28 count marbled evenweave using a thread that Innkfreak dyed herself and it was lovely to stitch with called sage bush :) and the other is with the same fabric but with a threadworks  thread . I shall show you both although I haven't got far with mine ....
Work wise you will be pleased to know that my wee apprentice has started this last week and she is settling nicely so hopefully soon my work load will get less (well not if my boss has anything to do with it ...lol) and I shall be less tired on an evening and I can get some more stitching done instead of mouse napping in the craft room ....lol 
Master Bentley as asked me to let you know he loves his balloons and doesn't mind if he pops them ... his latest game is with a helium filled one which we anchor with one of his toys and he bops and bops and brings it down to play with ... he really is quite good at it ... I managed to take some as Edgar says some "craptastic " photos of him playing but I am sure you will get the gist of them ....
As DH is "retired " now ... read this as never in ...lol my walks have been none existent on a weekend with Bentley but he enjoys going with his "grandad"  and telling me all about it when he gets back in .. soggy wet and a wee bit muddy with a grin on his face ... he is at present snoozing by my feet ....
Next week DD1 and I are off to London for a few days , we are going to the Harry Potter Studios , seeing Wicked , hopefully if the weather is nice the Zoo too but if not the Tower and to do a bit of shopping ... not managed to find a stitching shop near  by yet but I am working on it heheheheh .... 
right after all that waffling another cuppa is on the cards ... I shall load up some photos for your perusal :)

Needleworker by LHN finished :)



popped into a frame I found to give you an idea :)


ABCD by La d Da





Friendly stitches Autumn Exchange piece for Jan

back view 
other thread way for me :)
 Well the kettle has boiled so I shall make us all another brew and pass some cookies round as I am sure by now you are all ready for another ....  thank you for keeping this wee mouse company  and I shall be bobbing in to see you all soon :)
take care and happy stitching , squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxxx




44 comments:

Vickie said...

Loved seeing Bentley and the balloon. What fun!
Great stitches. So glad work will settle a bit for you now. ♥

April said...

Loved the pictures of Master Bentley! The stitching is so pretty!! Glad to also hear you may get more stitching time in without falling sleep. hehehehe I have that problem too. Have a great trip into London!

arianabellie said...

Beautiful stitching!
I wonder what the surprise is...hehe
xx

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Hello Mouse! Needleworker turned out just lovely! And Bentley looks like he's enjoying himself. : ) So is the ABC the back of your work, or did the picture flip? I'm impressed if you are just stitching it backwards!!! ; ) Have a lovely time in London!!

Tricia

marly said...

How cute that Mr. Bentley is. Your Needleworker piece and it's color is SOOOOO nice. Like the little sampler too.

Nataly K said...

Beautiful Stitching! Love the Needleworker Finish!

Beth said...

It's72F here so I'm joining you with an icy cold glass of water! Your autumn exchange is so pretty Michelle. Silly Bentley and his balloon game. I hope yet have a wonderful mini break in London. Am waiting with baited bred to read about your time there.

Barb said...

Mr. Bentley is just so cute!!!!!! Also, some very lovely stitching! Have fun with your DD. It sounds like a great week-end!

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Mouse. Love the pics of Bentley.

Linda

Margaret said...

OMG, Bentley is soooo cute!!! Love the action pics. lol! Lovely stitching!

Mdm Samm said...

This makes my heart sing , your stitching is a delight.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finishes. Love the ABC WIP! Molly has been studying Mr. Bentley's photos (as usual)and is now demanding a balloon of her own!

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Needleworker piece is just P E R F E C T ! wow...
Bisxxx

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching...love the needle worker finish so much
Hugs x

Patty C. said...

Looooooove Needleworker!

Christine said...

Great finish on Needleworker!

Lois said...

Love the stitching, exchange piece is lovely and your WIP's are looking good!

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching. Balloons are always fun!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Needleworker is gorgeous! It is one of my favorite pieces :)

Angie said...

Lovely stitching.

Bentley is adorable.

Stress Less said...

Love the pictures of Bentley! Have a good trip with your daughter. You stitching is lovely and I really like the colorway you used for Jan's piece. Very nice!!!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Needleworker looks fantastic in that frame :D

Rhona said...

As always mouse, your stitching is perfect! Love the different colour combo you used....this will be gorgeous! Bentley looks like he's enjoying his ballons. Have a great trip with your daughter....and I'm sure you'll manage to find a stitching shop to visit. :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the finish. Seeing it makes me want to start that one too. Love the photos of Bentley. I would have never thought to give Shelby a baloon. I might have to get one to see what she'd do with it. Tee hee!

Kay said...

Your exchange piece is just lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Your Needleworker finish is gorgeous. Lovely stitching and pictures of Bentley. Hope you have a great time in London.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely little x's happening this past weekend, the Needleworker looks superb. Loving the exchange giftie you made, no wonder you want one for yourself.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on finishing Needleworker!

Scattered Threads said...

Lovely finish. Congratulations:)

butterfly said...

Great stitching, your exchange is so lovely .
Love the photo of Bentley, hugs.

Parsley said...

I really love your finish and am tempted to add that pattern to my wish list...yet so many backed up...

Thanks for the cuppa and cookies. Give Bentley a hug for me.

Maggee said...

Bentley is a character, isn't he? Who would have thought balloons would be so entertaining? Ice cubes are ever so fun too! Great stitching finish on Needleworker! And your exchange is quite nice! Thanks for the cuppa! Hugs!

Simply Victoria said...

Needleworker looks great finished. Still working on mine. The exchange piece is fine as well.

Chris said...

Love your Needleworker finish Mouse. The exchange piece is very fab too. Bentley cracks me up. Have a great time in London!

Carol said...

Love the Needleworker finish--I must stitch this one myself!! I'm so envious of your trip to London--sounds like you have some wonderful things planned!! Enjoy :)

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish! Very pretty :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish - very pretty. Very nice progress on your other pieces. Love the photos of Bentley and the balloon. It is funny what they pick to play with.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Mouse - Needleworker is lovely - Im just over half way through mine it took a back seat whilst I stitch for Christmas x

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Aww Master Bentley is just too cute. My Springer never used to go near plastic toys but if he found a plastic plant pot ... oh what fun!

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

Beautiful stitching.
The exchange piece is lovely, great colours.
I hope you've had a nice time in that London.

Melanie said...

Lovely stitching! :)
And Bentley is just too too cute.

Catherine said...

Lovely catching up with you! Bentley always makes me smile ~. I imagine he and Panzer would have good fun if ever they were to meet!

Beth said...

I meant to comment days ago...I am SO glad that you had a super London Adventure Michelle. I'd worried that the nast weather might have 'derailed' your plans. Katherine's Dock area looks lovely...and wasn't the Warner Brothers Studio tour awesome? I think walking in London is just amazing. So much history so close at hand no matter where you are. I'm glad that you and your daughter had such a great time together.

Annette-California said...

So glad I'm getting caught up in my reading because I would of been disappointed to miss this post. I LOVE "Needleworker" it looks beautiful. When you get it framed it will really bring out the colors in the sampler. Congrats on a great finish. love Annette