Sunday, 9 February 2014

Goodies, Wins and a finish all in one week ..lol

Yooo hoooo every one ... grab your cuppa and pull up a comfy chair , the usual tea's, coffees and hot chocolates are on offer and there may even be the odd cookie or two as well :)
Thank you for all the birthday wishes and the fun continued well after and some more is still to arrive now I have finally decided what I needed ..lol ...
Firstly before I tell you what has been going on at the mouse house I really must give a big apology to Gillie I forgot to post about the wonderful ornament that she stitched for DH and I for our Wedding Anniversary , she stitched us a perfect chart from the Primitive Hare from her book the primitive atmospheres which is soo true in our house ...lol.. Thankyoooooo Gillie :)
On the Thursday after my birthday I received from Southpaw Stitcher a parcel of purple goodies .... the wee pin cushion I had won on her giveaway as well as some gorgeous purple threads and a wee ort catcher which when I went to stitching that night was given much inspection and speculation as to how was made .... luckily she put us out of our misery and sent me the link on how to ..lol .... then a day or two later  from Calamity Jr ... no blog yet but we all know her, sent me some thread which is the same name as where she is from, which just happens to be purple ....lol as well as the Travelling Pattern Lizzie*Kates "Friends are like angels " which I shall kit up toot suite and hopefully get stitched very soon and then I can pass it on to the next stitcher .. I will do a separate post once I've stitched it ..... and there is more ....lol Lisa from the inspired stitcher sent me a parcel of goodies as well which included a wee marking ruler , a needle tin, a mouse pin cushion , some notelets and hot chocolate and not forgetting Master Bentley got some goodies from Shelby :)
And there's more ...lol I won Ma Teakettle's  blogaversary giveaway ...  whooo hoooooo ... I can't wait to see what she has chosen for me .... and to  show you all too .... this wee mouse is still grinning :)
Well the weather here at the mouse house has been rather wet and windy which meant lots of stitching time ... and I got Curly Q by LHN finished last Tuesday .. all I can say is PHEW that is one lovely chart but I won't be stitching it again in a hurry ...lol ...  and with the thrill of a finish I got out a UFO of a couple of years .... one of my 2012 Crazies ... A Bushel and a Peck by La D Da and I am enjoying working on this one now .... I have also made up a Sewing machine tidy and a wee gift for a friend over the pond which is now winging its way to her sooo once I know it has arrived I shall be able to show you ... also DJ's parcel has been posted so should be with her very soon to and the long awaited Travelling Pattern that was started by Peggy Lee  is now on its way back home at long last .... I will be like a mouse on hot bricks until I know that they have arrived safe and in one piece :)
I decided the other day to move my craft room round abit and also in a bid to sort of!!! stitch from stash started to kit up some charts that I have got and 25 ish later there doesn't seem to be much dint in the stash Whoops ...lol and there is still more to do ... hmmmmm think I need to get a dose of smoking needles heheheheh
Coooo I think after all that I had better go and get the kettle on again ....*mouse scurries off and washes a few pots and gets the cups ready ....
Gaynor from Stitchersanon blog has designed a lovely butterfly chart for a competition and I have started to stitch it ...and I am really pleased with how it is going ... paws crossed I can make the deadline of March 1st  as it will look lovely in my "going to be newly decorated bedroom " we are having a new window put in as quite frankly this one lets in more cold than by having the door open ...lol  sooo watch this space ..... 
This afternoon after tackling my wee pile of ironing .... thought it was much bigger until everyone else took theirs out whooo hooo .. I was sat at the computer pootling round as you do when I heard DD1 say go and look at Master Bentley in your room .... sooo armed with the camera I managed to get some shots of him .... in my stitching chair .... which really made me giggle  and while the camera was out and the rain had stopped I took some photos of the wee snow drops we have got .... Spring is on its way folks :) soooo with out further ado and waffling I shall post the photos up .....
from Southpaw Stitcher..parcel of purple goodies 

from Calamity Jr with the TP 

my new machine tidy :)

Curly Q finished wooo hooo

from the inspired stitcher :)

and he says they were yummy

snow drops


A Bushel and a Peck by La D Da 2012 crazie

Ahhhh I can explain 

ermmm thinking 

oh well I shall just stick the tongue out..
 Phew it made her giggle

our wedding anniversary ornie from Gillie .. how perfect :)
Ooooo DH has just brought me a cuppa perfect timing as I come to the end of this weeks tale ...lol .... hope every one keeps safe and warm and gets lots of stitching done , take care one and all :).... love mouse xxxxxxx





38 comments:

Vickie said...

What great gifts you are still receiving. =) I really, really like Gillie's gift.
Bentley looks perfect in those pictures.♥

Margaret said...

Ah, I wish I could see some snow drops in my yard. Just snow around here. Lovely gifts! Lovely Bentley too! lol!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Curly Q turned out SO pretty. I love the color of the fabric you stitched it on! Bentley makes me laugh. They know how to be cute, don't they? And snowdrops! Spring must be on the way. Yippee!! :)

Tricia

gracie said...

Great stitching on Curly Q and that Bentley...he is so handsome.

April said...

Oh Mouse !!! Great gifts from sweet friends!!! What a wonderful day!

Vicky L said...

You received some wonderful gifts! Curly Q came out great! Bentley is so adorable!

Sarah Beth said...

Lovely things you got . Aren't stitchy friends the best. Master Bentley is so cute sitting on your stitching chair sticking his tongue out. I so enjoy your posts.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Glad you liked your purple parcel, mouse! You're so lucky to have flowers poking their heads out of the ground. All we have around here is snow, snow and more snow. Can't wait to see your version of the ort bag. heheh

Gillie said...

Well finally, lol, almost forgot what I sent you! Love you!

Jo said...

Fabulous things, but I love the cushion from Gillie best of all. Might need to make one of those...

Marilyn said...

Wow, you hit the Motherlode!
You received some great goodies.
Enjoy them!
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

Great little gifts that you received, and a beautiful finish. Curly Q looks so sweet. Have fun with your Crazy Challenge WIP.

Julie said...

A lovely array of gifts from your friends.
Aww Master Bentley looks right at home in your stitching chair, hope he doesn't try to help you out and put a few stiches into your current project!

Thoeria said...

Great gifts Ms Mouse!!! I love how Curly Q turned out :) Bentley is ....as always .....soooo cute!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What lovely, perfect gifts all around! :)

and what a darling puppy too ;)

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Great gift! I didn't know you had an stitcher assistant...
Enjoy
Bisxxx

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post full of goodies & finish!!! Beautiful gifts & a great TP!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely goodies, Mouse! Enjoy them all. :D Bentley is adorable, and I love your new start! I'm a big La D Da fan. Can't wait to see it progress!

Catherine said...

More wonderful goodies and stitches! Ooohh....Master Bentley made me giggle!! Love the snowdrops...all we have been seeing is snow!

Barb said...

Oh Miss Mouse you have been such a lucky lady ,super goodies and I really really like the cushion Gillie made for you ,really really.. Well done on Curly Q I still have to find my original (that safe place again)Sally kindly sent me hers so I can start it again!! Oh Mr Bentley is a star , what wonderful pics of him and a great sewing tidy.
Have a great week.

Carol said...

Such nice gifts have arrived at the Mouse House!! What a treat the mailman's arrival must be for you each week :)

Thanks for sharing your snowdrop photos--we sure could use even a touch of spring here in the U.S!! It's just been snow, snow, and more snow :(

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm glad the parcel made is safe and sound to the mouse house. It's fun to continue the celebration! I'm glad Bentley enjoyed his wee parcel too. Have a good week!

jacquie morris said...

OH WOW!! I love your sewing machine tidy :)

Your gifts are lovely, happy stitching.

Your dog is adorable :)

Anne said...

Sweeet gifts Mouse dear!! Gratz on the Teakettle win. It'll be neat to see what she makes for you! Love the parcel of purple goodies from Pat. She is so sweet. Love the curly q finish and your sewing tidy. Never knew it was called that! Makes sense...Bents is adorable as usual!! Give him a snuggle for me! I had to really lol when I read the stitched saying on Gillie's pillow! SO TRUE!! I say that to mine all the time! xoxo

Meari said...

Bentley looks so adorable!

Pretty gifts you've received :)

Peggy Lee said...

Ohhh...I can't wait! In case you don't hear me squeal all the way across the pond, I'll let you know as soon as it arrives!
I stitched Bushel and a Peck shortly after we were married and moved to KY. It was a fun stitch.
Those pictures of Bentley made me giggle. Just too darn cute!

Lesleyanne said...

A great post. Lots of lovely gifts and stitching. Bentley is such a cutie.

Kate said...

Lovely update Mouse with some gorgeous birthday goodies.

Sally said...

A wonderful post full of lovely gifts! Congratulations on finishing Curly. I need to decide on how I'm going to finish mine. My finishing pile just keeps getting bigger rather than smaller!

Awww Mr Bentley is looking a little guilty there lol!

Chris said...

Lovely update full of many wonderful things. Congrats on the finish. I love the new organizer for your sewing machine.
I hope that you and Bentley have some fun this week!

Simply Victoria said...

Love the ornie Gillie made you! Your Bentley sure knows how to pose. He's darling.

Susan said...

Wonderful gifts. Really love the one Gillie made. The sewing caddy is perfect. Perhaps Bentley would like to learn to stitch?

Maggee said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely gal! Thanks for sharing them with us! Bentley is a funny doggie! What great poses! I like the sewing machine thing--is there a pattern or did you just do it? I am a klutz so need patterns... I used to sew all the time, but a lapse of twenty+ years has made me timid to start anything 'new' except finishing. Used to sew all my girls' clothes. Those were different days. Off to stitch a bit now! Hugs!

Karoline said...

Lovely gifts and congratulations on finishing Curly Q

Mylene said...

Such lovely gifst you've received!
And a beautiful finish!!

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous gifts :o)
I love your snowdrops! Wish we had cool enough weather to grow them!
Hugs x

Dianne said...

Lovely to see so much energy :) - especially in love with your ornie from Gillie, and with your CurlyQ piece. And your snowdrops - can't even imagine flowers outdoors in February - I'll have to stick with my snowdrops tea cup for that breath of spring.

Denise SA said...

Sorry so late in reading your blog. Enjoyed it all