Sunday, 6 April 2014

Normal is just a setting on the washing machine !!!

HI Peeps :) the kettle has just boiled and a fresh brew in the pot ... if you rummage around you may even find a dunker or two ....
Well this last week or two has been rather different to say the least ..lol ....  I came back from my travels as you know when on the Tuesday I had pain in my left side that sort of got steadily worse .... well me being me thought it will go away ... unfortunately it didn't so this last Tuesday I managed to get an appointment with the Dr for the afternoon ... sooo me being me sat and enjoyed the sunshine that we had and had an impromptu stitching day and managed to get the Travelling Pattern that we are doing over on the Friendly Stitchers finished  and on its merry way to the next person :) and that was even with a couple of mouse naps ...lol 
sooo the Dr's outcome after he had prodded and poked and peeled me off the ceiling ...lol ....  I seem to have another Kidney stone (Walter is the one I have had for years which hasn't moved )and this new one ... think I am going to call it Rolling !!! heheheheh ....   My very nice Dr gave me some pills and I am now right as rain .... ok ok not quite there yet but .....
I have also been been busy with the needle most nights for an hour or two stitching  on La D Da's a bushel and a peck and I am really enjoying working on it now even after I have made a wee boo boo .... and you will need magnifiers to spot it .... mind you it would help if I had taken the latest photo in focus ...hahahah ... It was taken just before I came on here to waffle to you all ... I will take another properly ... and also I have done some more on my Rosie by LHN as well .... 
oooooooo I almost forgot a couple of things ... one it was Mothers Day here across the pond in the UK last Sunday and I got some beautiful flowers and some sweetie shop sweets and a lovely necklace and an IOU on a lantern I have seen ....  not allowed to get that until we have the new mouse house which paws crossed is going through ok :)
The other is  The Primative Hare  is having a wee competition ... I really shouldn't be telling you this though as I would love to win it heheheh , she has designed a perfect chart for all us stitchers and we can stitch it and make it up how we want and the winner will be chosen .. sooo I just had to buy the chart and I have worked out how I am going to finish it off and now all I need to do is get it started ..... watch this space ...lol 
The days are rolling by soooo fast I can't keep up with them and I feel like I am on the Magic Faraway Tree with all the different lands up at the top ... mind you I would love to be able to slide down the slide they have in the tree ...lol 
DD1 and I saw the most fabulous rendition of this book in a painting and would love to be able to splash out on it but at £895.00 its just a wee bit out of our pocket money range ...lol... see the link above to see her work ...
Ok doke I had better go and pop the kettle on again while I pop some photos up ... I managed to get some gorgeous shots of Master Bentley on Tuesday in the sunshine .... 
Mothers Day goodies 

my gorgeous flowers 

this is the proper colour for the fabbie 

January's Country Cottage Sampling finished :)

the sun is out and the sky is blue 

watching for the postie :)

the flowers a week later :)

craptastic photo but you get the idea 

thank goodness the skirt is almost done ..lol

gerbera close up

carnation close up
Soooo there you have it folks another week in the life of the stitching mouse ...lol  I hope every one has had a wonderful stitchy week too ... I have managed to pop in and see a few of you and hopefully will be able to grab a cuppa from the rest soon ... .. take care one and all :) love mouse xxxx

36 comments:

Angela P said...

Lovely stitching :) Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.

Jacquie Morris said...

Lol I think it funny you name your kidney stones! Pleased your feeling better :)
Your stitching is lovely and wow your really busy too!
Your flowers and goodies are great too... You just cannot beat fresh cut flowers and your are lovely.
Yes the Primitive Hare .... Cannot wait to see what you do! How very exciting :)
Smiles to you, have a lovely Monday :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh man, I hope those kidney stones go away soon! That sounds painful. :( Beautiful progress on your stitching, Mouse! And lovely Mother's Day goodies :D

butterfly said...

Great stitching mouse , sorry you have not been to well , hope you have a better week hugs.

Annette-California said...

Love seeing all your beautiful progress on your wips. So pretty. I too bought The Primitive Hares chart and thought it would be fun participate in her contest. Good Luck to you!
Sure hope you feel better soon sweet Carol. love Annette

Maggie said...

Lovely stitching and prezzies :-)

Hope you feel better very soon x

Christine said...

Glad that you are feeling better.
You've got some great stitching there and the flowers are beautiful

Julie said...

I know so many with kidney stones recently. Glad to read you are on the mend after your little hiccup with them.
Lots of lovely stitching and beautiful flowers and gifts.

Chris said...

Sorry to hear about the kidney stone, I hope that it settles down or leaves soon.
Lovely Mother's Day flowers. Your stitching is looking lovely.
Hugs to you and Bentley!

cucki said...

Glad you are feeling better dear..
Beautiful stitching and great projects..
Big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post with great stitching update ;) Glad you're feeling better now!

Thoeria said...

I can see that you had a lovely Mother's Day there Ms Mouse:) So pleased that you're feeling better! So was this one Walt Jnr? Or Wilhelmina :D Master Bentley looking as dashing as only he can....what a handsome boy!Oh....just had a peek at the PH chart......you're such an evil mouse :D

Gillie said...

Gorgeous flowers, so sorry about the pain, sounds awful. Fingers crossed and prayers for all the house stuff.

stitchersanon said...

Lovely flowers and gorgeous stitching. I adore the slippery slip and would demand google buns if I managed to find the Faraway tree for real lol. Hope you feel better soon x

Rhona said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been well...hope you're on the mend and that those pesky kidney stones (love that you name them!) disappear quickly.
Beautiful stitching and wonderful Mother's Day goodies.

Vickie said...

Oh goodness! I hope Walter and Rolling get out for good. Take good care. Your stitching is really coming along. Such lovely flowers.

Barb said...

Lovely stitching, very nice gifts, and of course, wonderful photos of the very handsome Mr. Bentley!!!!! So happy to hear you feel better. My DD had a kidney stone many years ago, it was NOT fun.

Barb said...

Lovely stitching, very nice gifts, and of course, wonderful photos of the very handsome Mr. Bentley!!!!! So happy to hear you feel better. My DD had a kidney stone many years ago, it was NOT fun.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh dear friend, I'm sorry to hear you've been dealing with that nasty stone. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. Love the Mother's Day goodies and Master Bentley is dashing as always. Have a good week!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish Mouse and lovely stitching on the other pieces.

Linda

Margaret said...

What is it with kidneystones all of a sudden? You are the third blogger I read who has one! Oh my gosh, I hope you don't have much more pain involved. I've heard it's terribly painful. :( I love your January finish and the flowers and the Mother's Day goodies -- everything! Feel better.

Anne said...

Ooouchies...kidney stones are so painful. I hope it will pass soon for you! Wonderful mother's day goodies! Those flowers sure lasted a while!! Love the colours in that bouquet! The CC sampling is beautiful on the pink fabric. Master Bentley is dapper as usual! Give him a snuggle for me! Hugs!!

Andrea said...

Hope that kidney stone has gone. Beautiful flowers. Wonderful WIPs. A gorgeous, posing Master Bentley. :)

Denise SA said...

I would love that picture of the faraway tree too was my favourite book as a child. It was read to me at school and I read it to my kids and grand kids. Sorry about the kidney stone hope your new house is sorted soon
Hugs

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

Hope you are continuing to feel better.

I love the monthly Country Cottage Sampling designs. Do I really need another monthly series? LOL

Looks like you were nicely spoiled on Mother's Day too.

Karoline said...

I hope you are feeling a lot better now. Lovely stitching and your flowers are gorgeous

Stitching Noni said...

Oooh, I feel for you having kidney stones! Ouch!!! I do hope that "Rolling" gets along with "Walter" and they don't fight too much :o)
Love your flowers! And your stitching... and you can't go past the lovely pics of Bentley! :o)
But I did spy a card in the background with a cute Mitzi dog on it! :o)
Hugs xx

Kate said...

Sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell - hope Rolling is behaving himself!
Loving the travelling pattern so far - must get on with mine.

Solstitches said...

It looks as though your family spoiled you on Mother's Day. The flowers are beautiful
Lovely stitching and cute Bentley pics.
I hope you are feeling better. That is such a painful condition.
Margaret

Michelle said...

Hope you feel better soon - love your title a Lizzie Kate design I think! x

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Beth said...

Having had 3 or 4 kidney stones, I TOTALLY understand your pain Michelle. They are no fun at all. It looks as though you were treated semi-royally (as you should have been) on Mothering Sunday. The flowers are lovely. Master Bentley is most handsome. I hope you are feeling much better. Wasn't "January's Snowdrop" a fun stitch. I have it out in a pile of items I'd like to get framed this year.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a pretty finish and pretty WIPs, too! I certainly am glad you're feeling better - kidney stones sound horrendous but like always, you are so good natured, you actually name them. And, you don't give them names like "Killer" or something hateful.
Lovely flowers for Mother's Day - and a happy belated one to you!

Sally said...

I hope your new kidney stone does not cause you any trouble. Hope you are feeling much better.

Lots of lovely photos and stitching :)

Maggee said...

HI there! Hopefully by NOW, your new kidney stone has totally diminished and you are feeling right as rain! So many blogs to catch up on, so I am a wee bit behind... As always, enjoyed your post. Bentley has such an expressive face, doesn't he? A little progress is better than NO progress... your WIP's are looking great! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

I hope that your kidney stones are behaving themselves. Gorgeous, gorgeous stitching Mouse.