Monday, 26 May 2014

Friends :)

Hi every one :) good grief I was just looking earlier and nearly forgot to put the kettle on in my cooooo do you know its almost a month since I last posted .... have you missed me ??? ..lol 
And its my 201th post.... I have had 102,699 page views and 5,819 comments  cooo that's a lot of viewings and nattering 's ..lol and an awful lot of cuppa's hehehehhe ..... 
Sooo what have I been up to you ask .... well ermmmm not much to be honest apart from some stitching .... I've not been any where exciting or done anything extraordinary just been working or snoozing ....more of the first than the last ...lol 
Master Bentley has had a trimble and is enjoying having shorter hair , now he has been having fun, playing in the woods with his friends ...lol .
I have been taking pictures of the flowers in my garden and my next door neighbors ones too ... also had a play with the sepia setting on my camera ....
I have finished my Aprils Daisy by Country Cottage Samplings and started May's .... February's is hopefully on its way to the mouse house  as we squeak :) 
I have done some more on Rosey by LHN , spent three hours on the April Cottage by LHN last Thursday night at Bev's and had to reverse stitch what I had put in and re doo .... and I can't believe it took me that long ...lol I blame all the excess fabric I have to contend with ...that's my excuse and I am sticking to it ...lol
I've started a RAK for some one ... can't say much more as she pops on to here and she might guess soo won't show you either until next week hopefully it will be done and there by then paws crossed ....
The friends bit ..... cast your mind back to January .... yup that's right I have finally finished "Friends are like" by Lizzie * Kate .... I stitched it on 28 count white evenweave with threads I had that were almost near to the colours with a few changes .....  soooo now it is ready to travel on to its next stitcher ... please make sure you mention that you would like to stitch it and you are a good standing member in the blogging world and promise to stitch it a wee bit quicker than moi ( i did put it some where sooo safe it took me ages to find it again ..lol) and I shall draw the name next week and get it on its way :)
then still on friends ....on Face Book on the group the Prim Stitchers  there was a conversation about Tim Holtz pocket watches that some peeps had stitched a wee piece for ... there are some lovely patterns that fit them btw .... I mentioned that I was going to try and get one over here when Nancy *waves a wee paw helloo   ...said keep an eye out for the postie after she asked for my snail mail addy .... she very kindly went and got me not one but two of them .... :) Soooo this week I have been stitching away merrily on 40 count over one and chose some bits from With Thy Needle Valentine pattern  that I got for my birthday and it fitted  ..lol and I made it up  and it hangs in my craft room whooo hooooo ... Thank you once again Nancy :) all I need to do is decide on the other pattern to stitch :)
As I was on a roll with the over one stitching I got all the verse done on the Blue Ribbons Design  "Friendship Blooms" PHEW .... now I can get on with the rest of it now ....
Unfortunately my Hussif  that I made for the Primitive Hare competition didn't get any where as the names were randomly drawn  for the prizes .... there were some gorgeous pieces done and 85 entrants altogether and they were all different interpretations too :) I think she has put the winners on her blog, if not I know they are on her Face Book page :)
okkkk so I will go and put the kettle on again while I gather the photos for you to be nosy at ...lol 
My wee pocket watch :)

hellooo how are you all ??

Start on May by CCS

see that purple line ... that took me the three hours !!!

from here 

to here all done whooo hoooo :)

watching the world go by :)

Friends are like by Lizze*Kate Travelling Pattern finished :)

more done Rosey by LHN

peonies in colour

and now in sepia

watching the birdies 

next doors garden

and again 




next doors 

and again .... gorgeous blue on this one :)

my lovely RAK from Nancy :) 

and we have had some rain ...lol



and finished :)

my wee visitor :)
soooo there you go folks ... a few photos to make up for not seeing you all for awhile  hope you have enjoyed your cuppas and I promise not to be too long till next time :) hope you have a wonderful stitchy week and don't forget about the travelling pattern .... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx

38 comments:

Vickie said...

So glad to hear from you! Your pocket watch is wonderful!

Anne said...

It has been an age!! Lovely photos to ooh and aah over. I adore the pocket watch from Nancy and your finish! It's so teeny it's fabulous!! Give Bentley a good ol' hug and kiss from me. He's the cutest springer ever! I'll have to check out the Primitive Hare winners...your huswife is a winner in my book!! Gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere...so nice to have warmer weather...ahhhh!! Hugs!

Jacquie Morris said...

Hello ...missed you :)Coffee white no sugar please :)
You have been rather busy... and gosh how many posts!!
Ooooh I would love the chance to stitch the Lizzie Kate travelling chart... if possible :) I love your color choices :)
Your WIP stitchings are looking good... pretty colors too. Like your finished April showers... its really pretty.
Talking of color...loving the flower photo's... the cornflower is beautiful.
Thank you for a lovely post :)
Smiles :)

Ali said...

Thanks for the cuppa!! Gorgeous stitching - havent seen the pocket watches before :-) love your April showers stitching xxx Take care xx

Kaisievic said...

Love your pocket watch (saw it on FB) and this was a wonderfully chatty post, which I always love. Great stitching progress, Mouse, and love pics of Bentley and your garden. Could you please put me in the draw for the Travelling Pattern? I am sure it is time it came to Oz for a little while.

Gillie said...

Oh I do like the sepia ones, must have a play and the April showers one too.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love Friendship Blooms and April Showers--so pretty. The flower photos are gorgeous, and Master Bentley is dapper, as always!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes and stitching Mouse. Love the pics of Bentley. Great looking flowers.

Linda

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

My goodness, your pictures are beautiful, Mouse! I love the ones of Bentley. : ) And look at all that stitching!! You put me to shame. You get SO much done!! Your pocket watch is amazing and I had to giggle at the three hour purple line... I totally understand!! Thanks for the cuppa! : )

CalamityJr said...

So glad to hear from you. What great photos! Your stitching is lovely; the April daisies make me want to stitch this series, but I think I'd have to quit work to have enough time, tee hee. Master Bentley is handsome, as always. Cant' wait to see who gets the traveling pattern next.

Angela P said...

Sounds like you have been really busy :) I LOVE your pocket watch finish and now that I've seen it I'm going on a treasure hunt to see if I can get them here :)

I'd actually really like to be a part of a travelling pattern so please put my name down for a chance to be the next stitcher. I started the LK Life's a Stitch one but lost track of it.

Margaret said...

Bentley looks so beautiful in his new do! Very handsome! Love all your stitching too! Beautiful flower pics as well. So good to see a post from you!

Carol said...

You are one busy mouse!! Love the nature photos and that watch finish is adorable! Will definitely have to look for those cases...

Beth said...

Okay that over one stitching is AMAZING Michelle - wow! Congrats on finishing Cottage Garden Sampling's April stitch. I need to get back to working on August - you are going to catch up with me if I am not careful (LOL). Hugs to Bentley and ahh - A dear little British Robin!

butterfly said...

Hi little mouse , I wondered where you were so happy to see you back I really need a cupper , with no kitchen here , ha thats better.
Love all your stitching I love your first stitch how sweet is that, Love all your photos lots of hugs .

Thoeria said...

Oh my Ms Mouse! But you have been a busy little mouse! Gorgeous stitching! The pocket watch is amazing!! Master Bentley looking dapper as always :) Your garden certainly is beautiful.....all those colours!

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..and you are a sweet busy mouse :)
I love your watch so much and the stitching on it so cute..
Can you tell me from where I can get this because I love it so much and I wanted to wear it too..
Thank you xx

cucki said...

Oh yes your stitching is beautiful too and sweet pup ..kisses x

Christine said...

Lots of lovely stitching! The pocket watch is just fabulous. Great garden pics too

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet crosses as always & lovely finishes! You pictures are fantastic! Love the peonies and your little dog is just adorable. The Sepia effect looks fabulous on your furbaby :)

Annette-California said...

I was just thinking of you! So glad to see your wonderful post. WOW you have been one very busy stitching mouse. ALL your wips are great and especially your pocket watch - FANTASTIC!!! Love it! What a happy package from Nancy.
Bentley is adorable! Great photos using the sepia mode.
love Annette

Meari said...

Beautiful stitching... love the watch fob. Sorry to hear you had the froggies visit.

Lovely flowers, too.

Master Bentley is quite the looker, lol.

Julie said...

The pocket watch is such a pretty finish, so sweet.
Lots of lovely blooms in your garden, there is something about a sepia pic that looks so lovely.
Happy Stitching!

Julie said...

The pocket watch is such a pretty finish, so sweet.
Lots of lovely blooms in your garden, there is something about a sepia pic that looks so lovely.
Happy Stitching!

Mary Ann said...

Nice post with lots of photos to ohh and ahh over! Lovely stitching progress--love the wee pocket watch!! Master Bentley is looking very dapper with his new hairdo, and the flower photos are gorgeous!

Maggee said...

Another great post, as always. Lots to see! April is quite lovely--that is a nice series. However, I'm not signing up...I have enough in my stash! Blogging friends are the best! Nancy was so generous to send the watches--and look how you filled one already! I look forward to seeing #2! Spring is definitely here AND there! Though today is going to be 90+ degrees... maybe we have passed into summer now! Hugs!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Can Bentley be more handsome than ever? Your pocket watch is beautiful, and all the garden flowers, too! Stitch away, and enjoy the summer.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! I love that pocket watch finish, it's absolutely perfect :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

You stitching is looking lovely as usual and the pocket watch finish, that's the first I've seen of those.

I'd love to be part of that Lizzie Kate travelling pattern!!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

love the pocket watch!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching, you have been very busy. A wonderful pocket watch finish. Master Bentley looks gorgeous as always. Great flowers and I love seeing a robin at any time of year.

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

Nice to have a good catch-up! The little watch fobs are gorgeous.

It would have been impossible to judge the Prim Hare competition on merit, everything was so beautifully stitched and finished.

Mylene said...

Love the April finish and your WIP's are all coming along great!
Beautiful flower pictures as well as Master Bentley's pics.

Denise SA said...

Beautiful pics as usual. Love your stitching

Heather said...

I love your stitching and your RAK! You sound very busy too!!

Susan said...

Thank you for the wonderful catch up. You have been busy. Love the watch finish and all the other stitching too of course. Your flowers are too pretty, we've been so hot lately that we've lost all of our spring flowers already.

DJ said...

LOVE the pocket watch!! Your stitching as always is amazing! Would love to stitch the traveling pattern!! Give Bentley a pat for me!!

jasmine nile said...

thanks ,,,,,,,,,,,