Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The times they are a changing ....

Hi folks :) hope every one is as well as can be expected in the stitchy world  and hands up all who are singing the title ...lol 
well come gather round and pull up a pew and grab your cuppa , a coffee or a brew ... along with a cookie to nibble on too .... 
Sooo if you can cast your minds back to the last post we were going to have the window fitted in out bedroom well it has finally been done ... redecorated and a brand new carpet in there , on the stairs and also some vinyl in the bathroom  sooo my wee pad is looking a lot posher not to mention a lot lighter as we have got rid of lots of clutter ... the bedroom still has to be finished off ... I can't find a pink  ornament to go on my window bottom eeeekkkkk .... 
Well on top of that news we are now also in the process of buying an new mouse house .... essentially  down grading but its like the tardis ... small on the outside and bigger on the inside ...lol  and my craft room will be a lot bigger and hopefully once sorted lighter too ... I can't wait ... I will update you as soon as I can ... heheheh 
Ok I suppose I ought to waffle about stitching ..lol The competition run by Gaynor of StitcherAnon fame kept me on tender hooks all week ..lol and ..... my rendition came second WHOOP ... Christina came first ... not sure of her blog or if she has one as there was no link to her name ...so she may of come through FaceBook .... soo in coming second I get to choose five charts from Gaynor designs .... I now just have to decide which ones I want on my final list ... oooo the decisions ..lol  
On the stitching front I do have a finish ... on Sunday I managed to finish Miss Peepers by LHN ... stitched on some Sparklies fabric slightly rosey I think with the recommended threads and I think it has turned out rather cute :) not sure on how I am going to finish it sooooo .... 
I have decided that I am going to carry a wee chart and stuff to stitch it with in my handbag as I seem to have got more stitching done that way just recently than in my stitching chair at home as DD's business has been going very well and DH and I and a few other of the crew are still working hard for her ... (we did go to see the consultant and she has Scoliosis  of the spine , she also has to go for an MRI scan to check for damage to the lower vertebrae too and to confirm the Sherman's again too ) so it is all fun here at the mouse house ..lol
I also have managed to get a wee bit done on the "bushel and a peck " by La D Da sooo all is not lost ..lol
The weather here has decided to be kind to us and given us a few warm days and boy has spring exploded ... the daffodils have opened and are nodding gracefully in the breeze and the crocus are opening really wide to sun bathe before closing up at bed time ... and my cherry blossom tree has sprung into flower almost over night ....  and the worst thing ... is seeing folks in shorts eeekkkk ...lol  ....you can see the birds starting to make their nests and chirping away merrily to each other from veryyyy early on ....  and I managed to hang some washing out to dry on the line *VBG 
soooo what else have I done hmmmm thinking .... we went out last week to celebrate my friend Wendy's birthday ... and had a lovely time ...and not next weekend but the weekend after which also happens to be hermitting  whoop ... Ally is coming down from her pad to stay with Frances and I am going too sooooo its shall be lots of tea drinking , laughing and I hope a wee bit of stitching thrown in for good measure too ...lol
well I think I have waffled enough for tonight ... I shall go and pop the kettle on again for seconds while I sort out the photos for you :)
new bedroom wallpaper and carpet 

dancing daffodils

spring flowers appearing 

gorgeous butterfly that appeared on Sunday 

dancing in the sunshine

soaking up the rays

gorgeous colours of the crocus

La D Da bushel and a peck progress 

Miss Peepers by LHN finished 09/03/2014

the moon at tea time on Sunday with the sun shining on it 

cherry tree flowering
My rendition that came second :)
So there you have it folks the news from the mouse house this week .... all being well I shall sneak over to see you all soon so I shall wish you all a wonderful stitchy week ... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxxx


40 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

You take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be at Frances's before youuuuu - hehehe - see you next weekend :) Can't wait!!!!! And what - no photos of my favourite handsomest pooch???

DJ said...

Oh wouldn't I love to meet up with you, Ally and Frances. I can just imagine the tea sipping, the giggling and the oooohing and aaahhhing going on! Lovely stitching...I still think yours was the prettiest of the bunch in the contest!! Love Miss Peepers, and I recognize the Bushel and a Peck...I stitched that for my Mom a few years ago, as she used to sing that to me as a child. Your wallpaper/carpet combo is lovely! I kinda guessed you might be moving...can't wait to see pictures of your new mouse house! *hugs*

Bev said...

Love the new wallpaper x

Margaret said...

Ok, why does everyone else have spring flowers and everything blooming and all we have is snow? Sigh. Beautiful! I'm so envious! Hope your DD will get better soon and that working isn't too hard on all of you in the meantime. Lovely new wallpaper -- wow!

Bianca said...

Ms. Peepers is too cute and I love what you did with Hope.

Linda said...

Congrats on the win Mouse and congrats on the cute finish.

Linda

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Adorable Ms Peepers!! And congrats on the win... how fun! I hope your move goes well. I'm trying to downsize little by little, but I think it will take me years!

Barb said...

Miss Peepers and other stitching looks wonderful! I hope all goes well with the possible purchase of a new mouse house! I hope all goes well for your DD and the tests give you good news. Love the beautiful flowers!

Beth said...

Pretty, pretty wallpaper Michelle! Miss Peepers is very cute. Looks like you are enjoying a lovely mild spring up in Yorkshire - we are here as well. Hope all goes well with your DD.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Now why move to a new pad when the old one is so nice?

gracie said...

My goodness.... such a busy mouse....

Jackie said...

I always enjoy seeing your stitching! Absolutely LOVE the flower wallpaper! It's gorgeous. Your garden is gorgeous. Everything gets so hot so quickly here that flowers really have a short life here.

marly said...

Nice to see someone is sprouting posies!

marly said...

Nice to see someone is sprouting posies!

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your win!!! Your Hope (pillow) project that won is gorgeous.
Love all your stitching progress. Very posh wallpaper - love it! That print would make me smile everytime.
Such beautiful blooms. love Annette

Thoeria said...

Congrats on the finish and seconds Ms Mouse!! The wall paper looks fab! House hunting!! I love house hunting - hate the packing process but do LOVE the hunting process :) Hope DD is doing better. Daffodils......my fave!

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Mouse, and your spring flowers are beautiful. We had butterflies emerging on Sunday too. I hope they haven't come out too early

butterfly said...

Another lovely post Mouse love the Spring Photos and your stitching looks fab.
Love the wall paper , So have you found your new mouse house ?
Your goinh to be a busy mouse , big hugs & xxx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on winning second place! And on another stitching finish :D Your stitching progress on Bushel and a Peck is looking lovely!

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on taking second position!!! I did vote for yours, it was my favourite :) Lovely update on your stitching pieces. Love the LHN little bird one!

Meari said...

Congrats on the new mouse house. How exciting!

Loved the spring photos. So envious...

Your projects look adorable... especially Peepers.

Vickie said...

Oh that new wallpaper! And your leaving it?! I voted for your butterfly. ;) Oh boy! Are you ever going to be busy now!!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on the 2nd place win--your Hope piece is gorgeous, and I LOVE the Miss Peepers finish!! Thank you for the photos of Spring around the Mouse House--we are getting close to seeing Spring pop here!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love to see your beautiful flowers! I will inhabit Spring vicariously through you, as Winter has returned here with a vengeance today: eight inches of "heart attack" snow, and still coming down. Congrats on your 2d prize in the contest. I love your entry! Your Miss Peepers finish is sweet. I have not gotten around to stitching mine!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, I have to confess to being green with envy that Mother Nature has blessed you all with spring and we are due for snow today. I'll enjoy your flowers since I may not see any until July around here! Lovely stitching and I sure wish I could come visit with you and the girlfriends. Good luck with the new mouse house. Can't wait to see it. I'll send positive thoughts for your DD. Hugs to all!

Rhona said...

Good luck with the move...if you're anything like me you'll find a ton of stash that you had forgotten that you owned! Your spring flowers are gorgeous - I'm so jealous as we still have loads of snow and about 6 inches of the dreaded white stuff forecast for tonight:( lovely stitching as always - Miss Peepers is adorable.

Parsley said...

I love your finishes and congrats on placing second in Gaynor's competition!

Ah...spring has sprung there. Ours here in the states will come eventually...

Lesleyanne said...

Your bedroom wall paper is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers and stitching.

Ali said...

Gorgeous stitching as always and lovely photos xx Hope all goes well with your house xx

stitchersanon said...

That competition was a near thing and I love your butterfly. I think it is just perfect. A lovely post: good luck with the new mouse house xx

Mylene said...

Congrats...i did vote for yours...had expected to be the first win...
Lovely flower pictures...seeing them all around here too.

Maggee said...

You make me want to do Miss Peepers myself, yours is so cute! I also ask, why sell when you are getting it all fixed up?? Tho I do understand downsizing of a sort...My husband talked about downsizing to a one-bedroom... IS HE KIDDING? I need three: one to sleep in, one for the home office and one for crafts. Then whatever HE needs... Ha! I voted for your rendition also... Pink, BCA... what's not to love?? Hugs!

Julie said...

Congrats on your win. Mrs Peepers is so cute.
Lovely spring flowers, not had a butterfly yet, buy we did have a wasp on the window at the weekend.

Michelle said...

Love Miss Peepers. A de-clutter is good for the soul x

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

ooo a new Mouse House! You must let me know the address so I can send a card! Are you going far?
Personally I never intend to move ever again until I go into my luxury Nursing Home, there is one nearby I have my eye on for 40 years time!

Beautiful spring photos too.

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. Love the new wallpaper, so bright and cheery.

Congratulations on your 2nd place.

Here's to the weather continuing .Hoorah!

Anne said...

Love that new wallpaper! Great choice to cheer up a room! Such pretty photos of spring coming to life! Finally right?!! Wonderful progress on the stitching front and congrats on 2nd place! I love your version of Gaynor's pattern and how you added Hope at the bottom. Hugs!!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finshing Miss Peepers, she's very cute

Good luck with the move.

ricketyjo said...

Lovely photos, the springtime ones are so pretty and put me in a lovely mood. And wonderful stitching too, I love your butterfly!

pinklemouse said...

Goodness we must be sisters under the skin, I can't believe how much our tastes run together.
Quite extraordinary, even down to liking Bohin needles. I still think the very best ones are 28 piece-maker but these days a tad tricky to get hold of.
I am really enjoying your blog and I think it will finally inspire me to get on with mine.