Monday, 28 July 2014

A stitchers companion

Helllooo again ... I must be on a roll with the blog posts ...lol please grab a chair and a cuppa and join me in another tale from the stitching mouse :)
Well what has been happening at the mouse house this week I hear you think .... ermmm another finish??? ...lol that's right another one .... I put the last stitches into the Stitchers Companion Piece from the Stitchers Journey by BBD on Saturday evening ...when I did this for Lisa (inspired stitcher ) the other year I said to her I wanted to make mine the same into a box finish .... well I have found the box .... hehehe ... I am just hoping that mine will fit as my initial is bigger than the one charted and I had to adjust the pattern to fit ... I will show both finishes so you can compare :)... It is a lovely quick finish and I stitched it on 32 count slightly nutty (sums me up;) Sparklies fabric and with the recommended DMC threads well actually less than they said as I didn't have the right ones in the first place heheheh so I made do and I think it has turned out just fine :)
I had a wee tidy up in the corner of the craft room and rediscovered charts I had forgotten I had got which was nice .... and found some I was looking for as I knew I had them kitted up somewhere but in which archaeological layer I couldn't remember ....lol and pulled one out that I wanted to start which was Dance in the rain by Lizzie *Kate .... I had kitted this up with threads that looked near enough to the colours charted and had some 28 or it could even be 32 count natural fabric that I bought the other year at Harrogate which when I did the floss toss looked nice on it soo that was that .... and now I have got Life stitched ..... although the photo I took yesterday only shows the start of the Li...
and it was too dark to take another when I got back from the sweet shop ...
Talking of which a wee magpie managed to get into the unit (luckily not into the shop itself ) and refused to move  ... until the A team arrived we managed to get it out with a wee bit of persuasion and a fire water bag that's like a giant water pistol ... I didn't want to have to have it removed another way ... sooo pleased the plan ?? worked ...lol 
As I mentioned in an earlier waffle DH and I are off for a few days and the week after I am hoping to go down to Wales to a certain shop there and also do some more work on the new craft room ... as I am fed up of looking at boxes with nothing in them as yet and no where to actually do some finishing of things off ....and my finishing pile is getting bigger ...lol and I am itching to get things finished finished as well as started ...lol and I still haven't got that perfect Welsh Dresser yet WAHHHHHH .... lol 
The weather seems to have cooled down a wee bit at least on the night so its better for sleeping but as I got into my car today after work the temperature read 34 degrees sheesh ... I got those windows down before I got in there and cooked .... and the ride home was delightful as I was back at the mouse house in 25 mins squeeeeee ..... 
I took Master Bentley for his evening pootle last night along the canal and I was stalked by a wee squibble .... he was soo close and as always when I see something this good no camera *sigh ... there was also a wee bird that gave off a loud Tweet Tweet .. it was no bigger than a jenny wren but it sounded sooo big with its call ... it sounded like the wee chicken chicks when they were hungry ... I shall have to try and look up what it may be .... just had a wee look and it may be a Twite ??
Ok I had better put the kettle on again as you will be parched now after reading all this and then will pop the photos up for you :)
brb ....
Stitchers companion for me :)

think I had better trim this its taking over ...lol 

love this :)

my new start from Lizzie *kates Dance in the rain

Finish I did for lisa

box top

finished item ... spot the clue who off :)

nice to see you all again :)
brew up .... had to take Master Bentley for his pootle in the garden.. he likes to make sure I have five mins of fresh air before I go to bed ...lol .... well I had better go and make my snap for tomorrow and tidy the kitchen up of your cups before bed time .... hope you all have a wonderful stitchy week and I shall squeak to you all soon ... take care one and all love mouse xxxxxx

42 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely finish Mouse. I agree with you about the heat its just too much isn't it. Luckily the air conditioning in my car is wonderful its almost like being in the fridge !

Linda said...

Lovely finishes Mouse and cute start.

Linda

gracie said...

Very nice stitching and finish. Hello to Bently

Margaret said...

Love the box finish and the other stitches too! Bentley is adorable -- look at that face!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the boxes! Bentley is adorable!

marly said...

NICE!!! Love Bentley's photos in the prior post.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The Stitcher's Companions look great! Master Bentley is debonair, as usual. It's deliciously cool here in Chicago this week--will try to send some of the refreshing breezes your way!

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Mouse

Marilyn said...

Great finishes.
The box is beautiful!
Marilyn

Annie said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog.
Beautiful stitching and gorgeous Master Bentley!

TinaTx said...

Love the box finish! (Love the design too) your new start looks interesting. Look forward to seeing your progress!

Vickie said...

Slightly nutty, I like that! ;) Your's looks great. Hope it finishes off well on the box top.
Pet Bentley for me. :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful finishes and starts, Mouse! Your box will be beautiful. : )

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Teresa said...

Love the beautiful finish on the box, it inspires me to try it.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What a beautiful finish, Yours will be as stunningly gorgeous!
I love your sweet poochie!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the way your "M" looks! I have my beautiful box on my buffet in the dining room where I see it every morning as I walk through to the kitchen. Can't wait to see yours on your box too!

Barb said...

The box looks great. I do like the large letter on your piece. I think it will look perfect! Please give sweet Mr. Bentley a pat for me.

Annette-California said...

Very beautiful!! Love the color of your thread for your new start.
love Annette
ps here we are having HOT weather, 100+ today 99, beats triple digit:)

Julie said...

Super stitching, the box is beautiful.

stitchersanon said...

Lovely finish Mouse: love the box xx

Maggee said...

OOh what a lovely box to put your Stitcher's Companion on--look forward to seeing it done. Also to seeing the LK piece. So much to do, so little time. Isn't that our favorite mantra? Hugs!

DJ said...

Love the box you made, just lovely!! Your stitching, as always, is amazing! Can't wait to see your new Lizzie Kate take shape! Give Bentley a pat! Enjoy your trip!! *Hugs*

Kate said...

Gorgeous finish Mouse.
"Archealogical layer" - LOL!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching , say hi to Bentley MR Beautiful.

Sally said...

Gorgeous stitching Mouse. I must stitch that Stitchers Companion for myself. I've stitched it twice for gifts, or was it 3 times?! Can't remember now.

Oooh lucky you going to ThAT shop! It's many years since I've been but I was like a kid in a sweety shop!

Hello Mr Bentley!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great finish! The box top you made for Lisa is gorgeous :D

Beth said...

Most clever finish for Lisa! I am like you - spend hours looking for charts, fabric etc that are all 'somewhere'. Need to get organized. Enjoy your holiday in Wales, and stay cool - we have been 92-96f day after day here and it is Too Hot for me!

Denise SA said...

Another lovely finish

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

Lovely post, the two Stitcher's Companion pieces look great. Your box finish is particularly lovely.

Andrea said...

Stitchers Companion looks beautiful and works so well as a box top finish. Enjoy your trip to Wales.

Brigitte said...

That design is so perfect for a box finish with the letter and all. Both boxes are looking gorgeous.
I hope it's not so hot any longer so that you can work on your new craft room without sweating too much.

Karoline said...

Lovely finish Mouse & a nice start on the LK

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. Looking forward to seeing it on the box.

Good start on the LK.