My youngest DD has opened a sweetie shop and is on Just Eat and we have been very busy with this (it is now a family run thing ..lol) and she has unfortunately been off from her "normal " job with her back so it has been down to the rest of the small crew to do the orders and deliveries .... while she recovers and waits to see the consultant on Monday ....
Meanwhile back at the mouse house we are in the middle of renovations .... we are having a new window hopefully fitted to our bedroom on Monday .... it should have been done on Thursday but the glass was broke when it arrived at the warehouse *sigh .... sooo not only that I have been desperately trying to redecorate and we have ordered some new carpets etc etc etc .....
Blimey *mouse scoots off and gets the drinks and the cookies ... almost forgot eeeekkkk .... here you go ...
sooo back to the title again ..lol
Beth when she was on her travels last year in Paris she found a wee something that she thought would be good for my birthday and it arrived safely at the mouse house the other week .... it is a gorgeous wee tiny mouse button, it is to coin a phrase tres cute :) and a lovely card with goldfinches on it :) I shall have to make something really special to add it to it :) Then not longer after that there was another parcel that came from across the pond to the mouse house from Ma Teakettle if you cast your minds back a wee bit I won her 6 year blogaversary and my goodies had arrived .... and lets say I had a wee drool fest over them ....lol , there were 6 charts from my favourite designers .... six gorgeous threads from one of my favourite thread peeps .... some Bohin Needles , another couple of yummy threads for good luck and some floss bags too and the newest threads from DMC which are really quite scrumptious colours and have yet to get here as far as I know .... now all I need to do is kit them up and squeeze a few more hours out of the day to get them stitched up ...lol
Then the other thing that has been keeping me quiet is .... a competition chart that was designed by Gaynor of Stitcheranon fame .... she designed a beautiful butterfly and there has been a lot of interest in the competition .... I decided to do mine in Threadworks 11011 I think lol on antique white opalescent 28 count fabbie and finished it as a cushion backed with fushia pink dupion silk with a wonderful butterfly ribbon and crystal pin ... the deadline for the entries was today and I squeaked in late last night PHEW ... sooo if you want to pop over and see the rest of the entries I think they will all be on there from tomorrow at 12.00 pm mouse house time ... there is a poll bar at the side I seem to recall she said soo please bob over and vote for your favourite :)
I have also in between things stitched on Miss Peepers so can you see the progress report on that too ...
other than that I have managed to take some photos of Spring arriving ... thank goodness , it does seem to have been a long winter and we have had it quite mild compared to a lot of you ....
OOOO I almost forgot that my goodies to DJ arrived safely as well as a wee RAK to Amy (no blog) so I can now show you those too and also the Travelling Pattern book made it safely to Peggy so that was three big sighs of relief I can tell you ...lol
ok I had better go and find the photos to show you ... any one else want another cuppa ??? tea , coffee , hot chocolate ??
|Hope Cushion designed by Stitcheranon|
|Booo I am a pooch in a box ...lol|
|Goodies from Ma Teakettle|
|spot the ladybug|
|almost there on Miss Peepers by LHN|
|next doors bloomed two days ago|
|mine almost there|
|Cute wee mouse button from Beth :)|
|Rak to Amy|
|stitchers tray and pincushion to add to the bourse already sent|
|Friendship bag for DJ|
|wee goodies from London sent at same time|
hope you have all enjoyed your wee visit to the mouse house ....hopefully won't be as long between them next time :) Take care one and all and looking forward to catching up with you all soon :) love mouse xxxxx