Saturday, 5 July 2014

A stitchy hat trick :)

Hellooooo every one :) lovely to see you all again ... please pull up your usual chair , grab a brew and a cookie and join in the fun :)
The sun has had his hat on all day today and DH and I have been busy at the new mouse house getting rid of all the rubbish that the previous owners kindly left us !  DH did most of the grafting bless him , I just passed him the light bits and the drinks when required ....
I was going to start on the stripping off the paint from the range but didn't have a glass jar to put the stripper in soooo hopefully I will find something that I can use tomorrow ..... my new craft room is fully empty and ready to start  "operation craft room" .... I have decided to block up the wall where the sash window is as it cannot be repaired which is a real shame but it does give me another wall to have something against .... like a dresser ? I have been perusing Pinterest for ideas for the new room and even DH likes some of them soooo I am on to a winner hehehehe .. I am going to paint all the walls white to maximize the light and also have a mirror on the range to bounce light back into the room .... I am really looking forward to showing you progress photos ....  I do have one of how it looked when we got it and how it looks now ... :)
Well with all the football madness that has been around I have had plenty of time to get some stitching done on an evening as I don't watch much, if at all telly ...lol and so I scored my own hat trick ...lol I managed to get three pieces finished and another almost there and a new start :)  not bad for a wee mouse who works full time ...lol It has helped that the nights are light and long and I have had the back door open to let in the breeze with Master Bentley at my feet stitching to the sounds of the birds chirping and the water splashing into the pond .... 
I finished the May Cottage  Garden Sampling's (have started the February one ;0) finished the tapestry off for one of the service users at work and also finished Rosey by Little House Needleworks  and almost got there with A bushel and a peck by La d da ..... in fact I may do some more on it when I have done on here ..... 
At the moment we are having Tour de France fever  here in Sunny Yorkshire ... there are bikes every where and roads are being closed left right and centre for the big event this weekend .... its been a fabulous day for the riders today so I hope the weather holds out tomorrow ... that I and I want to get some more washing dried ..lol 
Some good news is DH starts his new job next week he is going to be trained as an EMT ... he already is a first aid instructor and done paramedicing in the Army sooo I am sure he will fit right in and tell you to put your own plaster on hahahah... he is looking forward to it :)
I need to get out into our garden hopefully tomorrow as the plants are taking over .. the fatsia plant has grown soooo much and the grape vine has reached over half the garden ... I took a photo to show you ...  it needs a hair cut ...lol 
Other than that life has pootled on and it is rapidly approaching Christmas before we know it ...
I have booked the accommodation for Harrogate and looking forward to going and having a nosy at all the new stuff and may be buy one or two wee things for my new room hehehehe ....and next month DH and I are off on our jolly hols to the Dales ... to a wonderful cottage in the middle of nowhere sooo lots of nice scenery , plenty of stitching time and peace and quiet ... I will take lots of photos as always for you :)
talking of which I will go and find the ones to show you and make another cuppa while I am at it :)
before pictures


real Yorkshire stone floor ...
can't wait for it to be cleaned properly

May's Cottage Garden samplings

all tidied :)


this is being restored back to black and hopefully to work too :)

finished the tapestry 

oooo helloooo 

verbena in my garden 

getting there 

love this blue :)

Rosey finished design by LHN 

my new start ... done more to this no photo ..lol
Sooooo there you have it ... you are all up to date with the mouse house news :)
I have been bobbing over to peeps's blogs when I can ..  we have been having periodic bouts of no internet .... so I shall leave you all now before it decides to cut out again ..lol ... take care and happy stitching and I will see you all again soon :) love mouse xxxxx 

34 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh goodness! How very exciting. I am so glad you thought to take the before pictures. Such hard work!

cucki said...

Wow super beautiful stitches :)
Big hugs x

CalamityJr said...

Ooh, the new mouse house is going to be lovely. Just the difference between the before and the current WIP is great; your finish should be beautiful!
Great job on your stitchy finishes, and A Bushel and a Peck will be completed before you know it! You're making me tired with all you're accomplishing!
Master Bentley is his usual handsome self. Give him an extra rub and hug from me, please!

Jacquie Morris said...

WOW!! What a room! Before photo's are a great thing to take... when its all finished and your busy stitching and creating in your craft room you can look back and go GOSH!! Looks like an amazing space.. cannot wait to see what it will look like when finished :)
Ooooh your stitching is wonderful.. lots of pretty stitches.
Very pleased I popped in today as your post is full of excitement today :) Love it!
Smiles :)
xx

Marilyn said...

Your house projects looks like it's coming along nicely.
Love all of your projects, great progress.
Marilyn

Barb said...

You have lots of work, but I think you new home will be wonderful. I love the details that it is already showing. Plus lots of lovely stitching. As usual, I love seeing dear Mr. Bentley!

Jackie said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with your new craft room! It looks like it's a great size and has some character!

Margaret said...

Oh wow, I can see lots of potential for your mouse house for sure! I'm looking forward to watching the progress! Love your stitching as well! Hello Bentley!

Bianca said...

Congrats on the new mouse house! I can't wait for more update pics. Great progress and finishes on your stitching.

Beth said...

Oh my goodness Michelle! You have lots of 'refurb' work ahead of you. Thankfully you have endless boundless amounts of energy and it sounds as though you have lots of wonderful ideas as well. I have a terrible time imagining how something 'can be' and instead am able only to see 'how it is" so I admire your vision and look forward to seeing your progress photos. As a Yorkshire descendant I've been most proud and following the 1st two legs of the Tour de France. I assume you are off on holiday somewhere in pretty North Yorkshire dales area. That's a place I'd like to explore at some future date. Enjoy!

butterfly said...


Lovley stitching mouse , looks like mouse has been a very busy mouse, love that old black range It took me back to my grandma's house always warm and glowing , I spend some very happy times there.
Wishing you all the happyness in your new home , and have a fab holiday.

Mii Stitch said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. The room has so much potential, I can see why you are all excited. So many beautiful features... the floor will be fantastic.... and everything else really. I can't wait to see the after pictures!! :) Beautiful little crosses as always too.

Christine said...

That room is quite a project! It will be stunning when it's done though.
Lots of lovely stitching there, I have the opposite problem, barely picked up a needle since the football started...

Sarah in Stitches said...

Exciting house news! And congrats on the stitching finishes :D Can't wait to see more!

Maggee said...

Great update as always! A finish, a WIP and a new start. A great variety...the way I like it! Looks like you will be quite busy doing the refurbishing of your new house for a while. I look forward to the progress photos you will take! Hugs!

Parsley said...

Always love your updates and it seems this was a doozy. Passing you a cuppa and a cookie or two wishing you a happy week.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Hoping your work on you're new place goes well. Just keep remembering what it will look like when you are finished.

Rhona said...

That range looks amazing...can't wait to see what you do with your new house Good luck with all the hard work that's involved! Lovely stitching, as always!

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Mouse. That room looks nice all cleaned up but a lot of work. Hugs to Bentley.

Linda

Meari said...

How exciting for you. Looking forward to seeing the after pics.

KimM said...

WOW! How wonderful - can hardly wait to see how things shape up. And your stitching is so pretty. You have been one busy little Mouse ;)
hugs
xxx

Julie said...

Wishing you lots of good times n the new mouse house.
Los of lovely stitching happening, such pretty projects you've been working on.
Have a lovely hols!

Thoeria said...

How absolutely exciting that must be Ms Mouse!! Getting to plan the room and all!! Can't wait to see all the pics you're going to be posting!
And speaking of pics...your stitching is looking real pretty! Great finishes all :) And ofcourse....Master Bentley all handsome and dapper with his usual friendly smile :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

How exciting to finally be able to customize the new Mouse House! I'm glad you thought to take "before" pictures. They always make the "after" ones look incredible. Looking forward to the next update. Have a good week!

Andrea said...

Look at all that space you have to fill in your new craft room. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see all of the progress pics. Lovely stitching. Master Bentley looking super handsome as usual. I did venture up to Holme Moss yesterday to see the TDF, what a day!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely stitches!!!

Carol said...

Lovely to catch up with you, Mouse! Such wonderful history in that new home of yours--I know you'll have fun with the restorations!

rosey175 said...

o I'm glad you took before pictures! It looks so old! Maybe only 100 years is old to an American though! I can't wait to see how you redo the stove and I hope you get it to work.

I am amazed there is a Rosey in stitches, haha. I never see that spelling anywhere so I felt lonely! Your work looks lovely :D

Angela P said...

Lovely finishes Mouse :) I will look forward to seeing your finished renovation, especially that gorgeous fireplace! Have a great week :)

Brigitte said...

What a lot of work it is to renovate a house. But your future craft room already looks very promising and with all your creative ideas it will be a wonderful room when finished.

Such lovely stitching finishes, and that WIP will be finished soon.

Joysze said...

Congrats on the new house and GRRRRR at how the previous owners left it. I can't wait to see how gorgeous it'll be once you and hubby are done with it!!

Awwww, huggles to Bentley... he's so adorable.

Stitching looks AWESOME, as always. :D

I've missed you too! *kissies*

Annette-California said...

Beautiful finishes mouse! Looking forward to seeing your new renovations. love Annette

DJ said...

I'm sorry you have so much work to do on your house, but think about it...you'll have your own personal touches from the basics all the way to the finishes. Can't wait to see what you'll do with the place!! What fun to have new things to decorate your stitchy space! Your stitching as always is amazing! *Hugs*

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