Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Last Stitches of 2013 and beyond :)

Hi folks :) hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas however you celebrated and are looking forward to what the new year holds :) Some of you are already there  sooo I hope you had great time celebrating HIC ....lol 
Soooo have you got your cuppas and comfy chairs ??? ok .... let me begin ....
I have been counting up the finishes ... not the starts  ;) heheheh .... and this year I have managed a credible 33 finished cross stitched projects.... one quilt and a few Christmas presents that will be on their way at the weekend .... so I could either be late or in front for next year???? hahahahahha 
Not bad for a wee mouse who works full time :) 
I have over the Christmas period made up the Yellow Bird from La d Da and love it ... I stitched it on some of Jane Greenoffs spaced dyed linen with Nancy's thread (Victorian Motto) and finished it with some of her chenille trim too that perfectly matched the thread :) I managed to put some stitches into the cottages by CCN but no photo as not worth it ... believe me ...lol  and I did a wee bit more on the Alphabet by La D Da  as it was a repeat of what I had already stitched ... I just followed it :)
On the Saturday before Christmas I went for a walk with Master Bentley and took my camera as the moon was out and the sun was just about to rise and got some fab photos even if I say so myself ... Bentley posed for you Anne :) so I will pop them up for you to see .... he got a wonderful help the hero's coat off Santa Paws and he wouldn't take it off  and he posed on Christmas Day for you too ...lol
Talking of presents I got some lovely goodies , June sent me some candy cane thread :) Michelle sent me a cute wee stitched  Quaker mouse and calender , DJ sent me some cute mouse slippers and a beautifully stitched coin purse as well as the wee mouse ornament :)...Wendy and Chris (no blog up and running yet but there will be ..lol) sent me spool Pin cushion ,a lovely tea light jar and candles and also a gorgeous stitched piece framed ... hmmmm now where did I see someone stitching that ...lol.... I also joined in the Secret Santa with my group Friendly Stitchers and my wonderful partner Amy sent me the charts from my wish list ... guess what I am doing tomorrow ... ordering the threads so that I can kit them up to get them started as soon as ....  Thank you all once again, I have been spoilt ....  not to mention all the other goodies from family and friends :)

Posing for Anne ...in his new help for hero's coat :)


from Wendy and Chris :)

close up of the stitched piece :)

can't wait to make this up :)

from DJ ...:)

from Michelle :)

love the back :)


from Amy my Secret Santa from Friendly Stitchers :)

from June :)



Robin Singing on Boxing Day

La d Da Yellow bird finally finished 

Christmas cake decorated by moi :)

did I tell you I loveee this coat ...lol

early morning moon

closer look

was a tad windy in the woods 

start of the sunrise


woooo hoooo my friends are here 

Molly on the left and Jack on the right 

just love this shot of the sun ... no filters just aimed at it 

newest member of the gang Zophia 

wishing you all a happpppy new Year :)
Well I had better finish this post before the new year comes in and before I go, I wish everyone of you a wonderful Stitchy New Year full of finishes and new starts .... and look forward to sharing more posts with you next year :)
take care one and all  love mouse xxxxxxx

48 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Great new stash acquisitions! You'll be really busy in 2014. Your yellow bird finish is gorgeous, as are all your wonderful photos. Happy New Year to you, too, Mouse!

EvalinaMaria said...

Sounds like you had a very good and stitchy 2013. Have an amazing 2014 filled with health, happiness, prosperity and plenty of stitching time. Hugs

Jackie said...

You've had quite the accomplished 2013! I work full time too and it can be hard to stitch after a stressful work day. It seems like there are too many of those!

Your cake is awesome! I especially love the layered flowers with the beaded centers.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy New Year, Mouse! You've got some lovely finishes and gifts there. :D

Gillie said...

Happy New Year! No picture of my gift, sob!

butterfly said...

Happy New Year Mouse, Love all your gifts and finishes big hugs .

Lesleyanne said...

Great pictures. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Carin said...

Beautiful gifts and stitching !!
Happy New year to you and your love ones.

Parsley said...

I always love your posts with all the goodies and Bentley. Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Lots of lovely pics to see, nice goodies from your friend.
Happy New Year

Barb said...

Happy New Year Mouse, Love the pics and the one of the sun behind the tree is beautiful. Lots of nice stitching to drool over. Bentley looks so cosy.
Look forward to seeing what you accomplish next ,almost this, year.

Sweet Sue said...

HNY Mouse, wishing you many joys and sweet stitchin' in 2014!

Catherine said...

Fabulous photos and goodies, Mouse!! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Vickie said...

Wonderful gifts for you my friend! Bentley looks very fine in his coat!
God bless you this new year!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

your little dog is adorable!! Your gifts are lovely!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A very happy new year to you Mouse! May your sweet family and yourself enjoy all the blessings life can hold!

Anne said...

Fabulous gifts from your friends Mouse!! I love those photos of Bentley!! Especially the one of him bounding towards his friends. Gorgeous photos of the sun!! Have a wonderful New Years my dear!! xoxo

Margaret said...

So many finishes for you-- 33? Wow! How do you do it when you work? Love the gifts from your friends too. And the Bentley pics -- so much fun! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Happy New Year, Mouse!! I love the pictures of Bentley and the adorable mouse slippers!

Tricia

Angela P said...

Happy New Year Mouse!

Nataly K said...

Happy New Year Mouse!

Kaisievic said...

Happy New Year, Mouse - lots of lovely goodies and I love that moon!

Meari said...

Master Bentley is quite the grown up boy! So handsome.

You received some really nice gifties. I love the mouse slippers. :)

33 finishes is pretty darn good!! I don't think I had a third of that.

Glenna said...

Happy New Year to you and dear Bentley! We cherish you and your posts!

Wendy S. said...

Happy New Year Mouse! =)

Sarah Beth said...

Master Bently is so cute

Sharon said...

I think 33 finishes is wonderful and you worked full time. You go girl! Lovely gifts! Happy New Year to you!

Shirlee said...

Lovely gifts & photos! Happy New Year mouse!

Andrea said...

A Happy New Year to you too and of course Master Bentley. He looks very handsome in his new coat ... I bet it doesn't stay clean for long!
Wonderful gifts you received and I it looks like there will be lots of beautiful stitching going on in 2014.

Christine said...

Happy New Year

Myra said...

Oh what wonderful gifts you received! Master Bentley is looking oh so handsome. Happy New Year!

Denise SA said...

Happy new year well done on all your finishes.

Tigermouse said...

Great photos Mouse, especially the outdoor ones, and Zophia looks absolutely adorable. Happy New Year to you, Master Bentley and all your family :)

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments! Such wonderful photos - thanks for sharing! wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Marsha said...

Happy New Year! Gorgeous sun and moon pictures. Mr Bentley is so handsome. Our Buddy has a soft velvet collar with big jingle bells and he loves it. Nice stitching gifts!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year x

Kay said...

Happy new year xx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy New Year, dear friend!

Brigitte said...

Oh, 33 finishes last year, that means a lot of stitching. So it was a very productive year for you, wasn't it?
I hope this year will become as productive as the last. Happy New Year!

RuthB said...

Happy 2014 to you, dear Mouse. And Bentley too, of course. Love the windblown look!

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

Great post. You received some lovely Christmas gifts.

Nice to see you going for long healthy walks over the holiday too. Saves me from going, I can just look at your photos LOL

Carol said...

That is a lot of finishes for someone who works full-time--way to go, Mouse!! Loved seeing your finishes and gifts from stitching friends... And Bentley is too cute--that picture of him bounding off to meet his doggie friends is adorable :)

Wishing you a joyful new year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year.

You received some beautiful gifts from your generous friends!

Lovely finishing and that cake is beautiful!

Maggee said...

33 is a good amount for working full time also! Great pressies you received. Happy New Year!

Stitching Noni said...

A very happy but belated New Year!
My goodness your Master Bentley looks so happy out on his walks and meeting his friends :) he is such a gorgeous fellow!
Well done on all your finishes for the year - great achievement :)
Love the gifts that you received from everyone - the spool project looks interesting :)
Hugs x

Jeanne said...

So many lovely things and I congratulate you on 33 finishes for 2013 - WOW! I hope you and Master Bentley have a terrific 2014 with lots of stitching and exchange fun!

Sally said...

Lovely post Mouse. You received some beautiful gifts.

Hope you have a fantastic 2014.