Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Stitching , Stash and Celebrities :)

Hi every one :) ooooo you had really get a large mug of your favourite brew and get yourself comfy as I take you on a whirlwind tour of this mouse's activities of this  last week ..lol.... soooo are you sitting comfortably ??? then I shall begin ...
Last weekend I took a wee trip in the mouse mobile with DH to see my Dad and Jennifer as it was Jennifer's birthday and we were having a celebratory meal at a local hotel and staying over too .... I decided to make Jennifer a sweet bouquet and spend a few days before making it up and for a first time on my own doing one, I was impressed and so was she ...lol ...
We tootled over on the Sunday and had a fab time that was only marred by some one setting the fire alarm off on Sunday night ....not a good plan .... any hoooo the next day I persuaded DH and my Dad to take a wee trip to Marsh Mill to the lovely Grace and Favour sewing shop with the promise of a cuppa and a cake ...lol ....
I was greeted by the lovely Em who said I must have heard the kettle click ...lol and I spend a wonderful few minutes (well at least half hour) oooing and ahhhing over the new fabrics they had in .... and tried to narrow it down to" not much stash" to buy .... whoops ;) DH and my dad disappeared  into the cafe opposite sooo I was safe to browse some more and add to my pile of goodies .... I have got loads of ideas what to do with the fabric just need some more hours in the day ...lol ... I am even featured on their website under the blog section... *waves a wee paw helllooo  looking forward to another cuppa :) They have a wonderful sewing room opposite the shop where they have classes for all ages and their junior sewer's are fab ... I have seen their work on the FB page they have ... keep up the good work girls :)
I wasn't very well on the Tuesday and ended up having the Wednesday off and I sat feeling sorry for myself while stitching away on the baby sampler and got it finished as the wee chap was born while I was away on holiday ....  I also managed as well that week to make up the "stitchers companion "piece by BBD into a box top very similar to the one I did for Lisa   and I continued to work on "Promise Me " by Lizzie *Kate which I can now say is another happy dance .... I put the last finishing stitches into it last night  yahoooooooo :)
So where does the celebrities come into it? I hear you say ..... you had better get a top up ... I have some cookies too if you want a dunker :)
On Sunday Ally , Chris and I got into the mouse mobile and tootled of to Harrogate for the Stitching and Quilt show held in at the Showground  just before you get into the town ..... we got there bright and early and managed to get a spot right by the door ....  soo we didn't have far to walk to the main entrance ... I noticed a poster on the wall saying that Stuart Hillard (from the Great British Sewing Bee fame) would be at the show that day .... well blow me down with a feather if we didn't bump into him as we went into the show and he recognized me from last Harrogate show  ... well once seen, never forgot heheheheh .... we had a few moments chatting before I promised I would bob over to his book signing later that day and have a look at his new  book that had come out :)
We then went and tootled around the show getting a few bargains and goodies to add to our stash piles again ...lol  we go up and down each aisle so that we don't miss anything and try and remember the inspirations that we have seen and thought oooo I like how they have done that etc etc .... I got to the place where Stuart was doing his book signing and I must have got the only spot when he was free to chat to me for quite a few minuets and show me what he was making while he was there ... I got his new book and he kindly signed it, as well as a few more dyes for doing some more quilting etc ..... Chris and I read his book later that night and I must say that is it a fun and inspiring sewing book full of good tips and hints and Stuarts sense of humor shines throughout the book ... I can't wait to try some of his ideas  and he takes his tea the same as mine ... white no sugar .... heheheh ...
well I had better get some photos added to this post before it gets sooo long you will be here until next time reading it ...lol 
Baby Sampler by Lizzie Kate finished for the wee man

stash from Grace and Favour

stitchers companion by BBD made into a box top

spot the clue it is mine ;)

casting a spell getting further along :)

charity shop find to display my autumnal smalls :)

ohhhh nooo she has the camera out ... look away quick !!!

Promise Me by Lizzie *Kate finished :)

stash from the small Harrogate Show

Stuarts new book 

and signed just for me ...lol

a bit more fabric stash :)

new start . CCS July :)
sooo there you have it folk's another week at the mouse house .... hope you enjoyed your visit and have washed up ...lol I shall be out and about visiting all your blogs this week  so I shall wish you all a wonderful stitching week till I get there .... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxx

35 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Sounds like quite a week! Great new stash!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful job getting Promise Me all done! And the box top is beautiful. It looks like you have lots of fun new stitches to start!!

Jacquie Morris said...

Goodness you have had a lot of fun this week!
Love all your new stash additions... I simply love your sheep fabric its wonderful!
Your stitching is lovely and your finish on the top box is really special.
Enjoyed a nice cup of herbal tea... thank you :)
Have a lovely week ahead...
smiles :)

Cindy said...

Nice stash additions. Love the fabric..

Ann Thompson said...

OHHH,lots of goodies done and collected! I love a good week of shopping and visiting friends and loved ones!!! Sounds like a great week.

Gillie said...

What a lovely day and smashing stitching.

Rhona said...

Sounds like you had a great week! What wonderful stash...love your 'not too much' ....is that even possible?!!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finishes Mouse. Love your new stash.

Linda

Kate said...

Lovely update Mouse, cheered the start to my Wednesday.

butterfly said...

Someone has had a busy week.

Love all your stash and your beautiful stitching .

Hope you are now feeling better .

Wishing you a lovely week hugs.

cucki said...

Love your new stash and very sweet finishes
Big hugs x

gracie said...

So many pretty things...love Promise Me....

Thoeria said...

I love your stash!!I love your stash!!I love your stash!!
Yes I know I said it thrice :D But it really is lovely!
Happy dancing (or rather just jiggling!) with you - I really should get started with Promise me!Hugs to Master Bentley!

Denise SA said...

Glad you had a lovely time and that stash is gorgeous

Mii Stitch said...

You certainly had a busy week :)
I love love love your stash of fabric (the first batch).. and the second one too really and all these new charts... oooh, lovely!!
Have a great week, until your next post xox

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful fabric stash! Congrats on those finishes too :D

Annie said...

Hello Mouse

What a busy week!
Your stitching is looking lovely and your finishes are so sweet.
Lovely stash too.

chickenchupacabra said...

I absolutely love how you finished that box top!!!

Vickie said...

What success on shopping! How fun to get your book signed too. :)

Margaret said...

So cooool! Love hearing about your celebrity experience, and love seeing the stash too! Yum! Lovely stitching too! Hi Bentley! So sweet....

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your pictures - fun to read your blog!

Julie said...

A post full of lovely things, enjoyed it lots!

Brenda A said...

All of your new stash is awesome! :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, you've certainly had a fun week! Love your charity shop find. It's just perfect for your smalls. How about being remembered by a celebrity?! Now that's pretty cool! Your box top turned our superb. I love the little mouse inside. Makes me smile.

Ali said...

Ah gutted I missed a stitchy show - mind you I am on a crafty stash ban but....

Liking the look of Stuarts book. Loving your stitching and all of your goodies xx hugs xx

Beth said...

You've had a busy time of late! Lots of stashing and stitching!

Jo said...

Wow how much stash can you pick up in a short while...i'm jealous LOl! Great stitching, love the box with the stitchers companion.

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

What a great trip, and how lovely to be remembered!
You've bought some lovely fabrics there too, very nice choices.
I like your display of Autumn smalls too. I have a whole lot of finished pieces which need making up into ornies to display.

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Looks as if you will be having a good time with all that fabric and the dies.

Andrea said...

Wow another busy week. Love all of your new fabric and stash. Looking forward to seeing what you create with it all.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a fab week you had! Love all your new stash, and congrats on all your lovely finishes! I particularly like the BBD stitchers companion. I have that chart and it needs to go to the top of my to-do pile. Master Bentley gets more handsome each time! Molly waves a paw.

Kaisievic said...

Great stitchy fun, all around, Mouse. Lovely pics, thanks for sharing.

Mylene said...

Such lovely new stash and cute finishes!

Anne said...

Stuart's book looks like it's a good one and you've got it signed! So cool to have met him! Love all of your stitching, especially the box...I'm fond of box finishes :D Great stash haul too! Lucky gal to have a place like Harrogate to trot off to with your gals!! Hugs to you and Master Bentley!!

Maggee said...

How exciting to meet Stuart before and during the show! You got a nice stash haul Mouse! And even managed to get in some stitching time! Very nice! Hugs!