Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A finish , a new start and I've started packing !!!!

Hi every one :) the kettle is on sooo pull up a pew , get comfy and enjoy the post :)
Well I had a finish on New Years day .... frosty flakes got finished and embellished too ... go me .....and I started Joy to the world also by LHN and I am now half way through it .... not tooo shabby a start considering I have been packing stuff away and not just mine either ...lol 
I even have put in another couple of rows to my crochet blanket too .... really enjoying it when I do as you can switch off and don't have to concentrate to much heheheeh
I got my results back and I have got an infection ... well Sherlock I knew that bit ...lol and I have to go for some lung function tests in a couple of weeks as I need to be clear of antibiotics for four weeks and no coughing ... well the cough has died down an awful lot but it is still there a wee bit ...sooo we shall see and I know there is still some infection lurking around ....ho hum .... but otherwise I am loads better phew :)
Well to the packing side of the title .... Ally has moved from the second mouse house last Sunday to her new wee pad nearer her work ... and for some one who only had a one bedroom flat she sure had a lot of stuff ... now she has the wonderful pleasure of unpacking that end now ... hopefully everything survived the journey ok ....and her bookcases are filled again with her favourite reads :) and that her craft corner is coming together ....
And I have been packing my craft room up in readiness to start the short journey to my new craft room ... DD and I have taken some stuff down there already and as the dresser was empty managed to shuffle it forward enough for some one to get round the back and finish the wall off it was lent against... hopefully this weekend we will be able to get some more done and I can take some more piccies for you :) we have been out and about and choosing wallpaper and furniture that will hopefully be purchased ready for the move eg a corner sofa ...sooo I and the DD's will be beavering away striping wallpaper and more than likely my MIL will join in the fun ... there is something satisfying about stripping ... of the wall paper kind heheheheh
I will be brave and show you the photos of the "old" room at the moment ...lol 

In two weeks time as of today I will be entering into my last year of the 40's .... eeekkkk where does the time go ....and I have already received a wonderful present from DJ which is part Christmas and part birthday ... I had a sneak peep before it arrived as I had the choice of how I wanted it to be finished :) well I chose it to be framed as it was only 7x9 design ... welllllll lets just say it arrived in a much bigger box than I thought it would ...lol and it is absolouttteeelyyy gorgeous and all mine ...lol ... DJ found this pattern which I am lead to believe is a Merry mouse one and thought it was just me ... and I have to agree .... and the frame will fit into my new craft room perfectly ..... I will let the photos do the talking .... I haven't opened my card and am saving that for the big day :)
ok doke I need another brew ... I am awfully thirsty today and the boss and I realized at 4.15 that we had only had two brews all day till then ... she rectified it and we had another ...lol
Spring is also showing signs of arriving and I have managed to take some very blurry photos ... not sure if its me or the camera ..lol  more likely to be me .... 
photos on way .....
Frosty flakes by LHN finished and blinged up :)



parcel of goodies
how adorable are those stockings :)

full picture beautifully framed :)

snowdrops signs of spring :)

see told ya I've been packing ..lol 

progress on Joy to the world by LHN


41 comments:

DJ said...

Whew! So glad it arrived safely!! I will wait patiently to see a picture of it hanging in it's new home! Lovely stitching, I wonder how you'll finish them?? I hope you feel better soon!! Wow...lots to pack up there..wish I lived closer so I could help you pack (short for fondle your stash hee hee). Hm...hope the stripping goes well...don't get addicted to that lifestyle now! haha

Gillie said...

Spring.....Spring.....ha, don't you dare mention that word....just got back from snowshoeing...
My sewing area, sadly, looks like yours whether I'm coming, going or staying in one place for a bit....sadly!

Vickie said...

Ack! You LIKE doing wallpaper? No, no, no. No more for me thank you.
My oh my, you have your hands full with that craft room.

Beth said...

I am glad you are FINALLY feeling a bit better! Can't say I've ever had the 'pleasure' of stripping wallpaper, so I'll have to take your word for it. Goodness your craft room is in a state isn't it? It looks an awful lot like mine at present and as I am not going anywhere, what is my excuse? Darling stitch finish too!

marly said...

Last year of your forties? You're still a youngster! Glad you're feeling better.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Mmm stripping wallpaper? I always start off with good heart and high expectations but that fades remarkably quickly. Good luck with that! Lovely projects. Irene xxx

Maggee said...

The forties were okay... :) You are doing some cute stitches that I still need to do! THIS is the year! Your craft room is quite FULL! I am not sure mine would take up that much room, but... then again, it is spread between several rooms in my house. My office, my bedroom, and the family room... maybe... Ack!! Hope that you get to feeling 100% better very soon! Hugs!

Barb said...

Frosty Flakes is just adorable. Glad to hear you are a bit better. Hope the tests will show you are almost there. We must be soul-mates! My DH does not believe there is another person who likes to take off old wallpaper!!! He thought I was absolutely crazy when we took down 40 some rolls of old nasty wall paper!

Angela P said...

I'll look forward to seeing your new craft room. Lovely gift and stitching :) Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better too.

Jacquie Morris said...

Hello sweet mouse... Oh my so sorry your under the weather I do hope you get better soon, sending my smiles to help :)
Your LHN design is glorious... Really special, lovely stitching.
Ooooooh my, lovely gift, wonderful stitched mouse :) I will say happy birthday now as I have a sieve for a brain and well I will have to post something onto you once I can walk again... Sorry no hope of me getting to the post office any time soon :(. Hope you don't mind a belated gift?
Oooh so exciting have g your own craft room... I cannot wait to see your photo's.... And ooooh it's very exciting :)
Happy smiles to you :) xx

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Mouse. That gift from DJ is gorgeous. Just think how organized you'll be when you get into your new craft room.

Linda

Catherine said...

So glad that cough is going away....hoping by the time you read this, it will be all gone! Such a sweet mouse piece ~ perfect for you!! Signs of spring ~ keep sharing them ~ haven't seen any here!

Christine said...

Lovely sewing Mouse, and how wonderful to see the snowdrops peeking through

butterfly said...

What a lovely gift so sweet.
My craft room looks a bit like that since christmas ha.
I need to get in there and tidy up in the Spring I will wait untill it's warmer.
Good to hear you are feeling better .
Beautiful stitching.HUGS

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this little mouse in her rocking chair is looking fantastic. Such a great gift for you. And nice little finish of the LHN piece.
I hope you will soon get completely rid of that infection.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Aww, that's such a sweet gift! Perfect for you too! :D Good luck packing and I really hope that infection goes away soon...

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gift from DJ! Love your framed stitched mouse. One fun thing about packing - you get to see all your treasures. I have been reorganizing my stash but you will have it all done once you get in your new space:)
Hope you feel better soon.
love Annette

Julie said...

What a darling gift, so beautifully stitched just for you.
Leaving your 40's isn't so bad, you can do naughty things and blame your age!!!

CJ said...

Leaving the 40's is not so bad it is the menopause that really sucks. Happy Birthday and happy packing.

CJ

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

What a lovely gift and a nice finish. I love to see snowdrops coming out. They are a favourite flower of mine.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

What a lovely mouse picture!! Won't you miss your old craft room with all it's windows? Spring already? It's only January!!!

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little stitching finish & new start! Absolutely love the fabulous gift you've receive from DJ... So so sweet & so you :)
My, this is a craft room!!! So much stuff!! I'm jealous :)

Margaret said...

I hope that infection goes away -- you've been dealing with this a long time! How exciting about all the packing, both for Ally and for your new sewing room! Oh boy! Can't wait to see pics. Serious pics!! lol! Love the stitching as well!

Kate said...

Glad you are starting to feel better.
Love Frosty and your gift from DJ looks stunning.
Good luck with the work on the house.

Mary Ann said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling a little better! I love your Frosty Flakes finish and the start of Joy to the World!! And, your Merry Mouse gift is adorable!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Yikes your craft room looks like mine after the bomb has gone off! Nice finishes--glad you are feeling better

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love your gift--I love mice and stockings--also love your stitchery that you are working on--
now for the packing and moving--
too much work--but you seem to be happy about it--so go for it!!
smiles, diandmissgracie

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Mouse, you craft room looks like mine only I'm not moving. Seriously, mine looks like a tornado went through there. Can't wait to see the new mouse house studio!

Carol said...

I had to smile when I saw the little mouse rocking by the fire because that was one of my very first projects when I began stitching in the early 80s... Unfortunately, I never finished it :( Yours is darling!!

Happy early birthday, Mouse--I'll be 60 tomorrow so I don't want to hear any whining about turning 49 :) You are still very young!

Karoline said...

Cute finish, congratulations. Your picture from DJ is lovely.

Good luck with the move, sadly my stitching area looks like that most of the time.

Barbi said...

I'll be turning 49 in August, I don't feel my age at all...except of course for my knee that feels 90 some days. Your craft room is going to be wonderful! I have a room that I would love to convert to a craft room but I would need to negotiate with my husband for that. :)

rosey175 said...

o my, your craft room looks like a treasure trove lol! I would think you'd want to stay there forever but your new room is quite fabulous too.

Glad you're on the mend and that the doctors told you what you already knew, hah.

Lovely gift, I think that's a Merry Mouse design too! I got a little booklet of them for free at a thrift store; they're quite adorable.

thegreytail said...

I just love the stitched piece you received! how fantastic is it?!
FF looks ever so sweet and snowdrops! aaaww! I don't remember seeing one in my life before, we call them "bucaneve" (literally snow piercer).

Parsley said...

So glad to catch up with you outside of facebook, Mouse. Good luck with the packing! I really hope you feel better soon.

Andrea said...

Love your Frosty Flakes. A beautiful gift too, so appropriate and it's going to look wonderful on your new craft room wall.

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

What a perfect picture for your new craft room. You certainly have got a lot of packing to do. The problem is for every box you pack, you have to spend an hour browsing the contents first!

Frances N said...

Sorry you've been sick but hope you'll bounce back quickly!
Your stitching photos are lovely!
Enjoy the last of the 40s!!! I'm in the middle of the 50s, and they aren't so bad!!! HA HA
Exciting to move the stitching room--wish I had a nice big space!!! Show us yours when it's done!

Rhona said...

Hope you are on the mend, Mouse. Oh my....your craft room looks like an amazing treasure trove - - how ever do you remember what you have?!!! Love the mouse stitching, it's gorgeous! Please keep showing us pictures of spring, it's the only way I can survive the winters here....minus 22 the other day - no fun at all.

Marie said...

Sorry to hear that you were feeling under the weather.

Wow, packing up your craft room is quite the task! Mine would be overwhelming as well. Good luck organizing it at its new location.

Congrats on your New Years finish. Frosty Flakes is adorable.

Your framed gift is simply wonderful.

Sally said...

Glad you are finally getting to feel better. It seems a lot of people have had the lurgy for a long time. My sister's partner is the same and is having tests etc.

Lovely stitching and ooh packing up your craft room. Not that is going to be quite a job!

Gorgeous gift from DJ :)

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