Sunday, 1 February 2015

Birthday celebrations and some stitching too :)

Yoooo hoooo every one :) hope you are all cosy and warm with the bad weather folks seem to have been experiencing on both sides of the pond .... going to work the other day was a wee bit scary mary as they say .... but I was prepared with my snow boots and change of clothes and food and a blanket on my back seat in case we were stuck at work once I had got there .... 
I must thank every one for the lovely birthday wishes, cards and gifts too ... some decided to go the scenic route first before they got to the mouse house ..lol  Michelle  sent me some lovely fabric from Sparklies  which took ages to get here (mind you it didn't help that the post code was a teeny bit wrong ..) so it was a good job she posted early, as it arrived the day before my big day :) and a couple of cards  from friends  who have known where the mouse house is for years also had the wrong post codes on ... must be catching heheheheheh... good job my postie knows me ...lol 
Jo sent me a beautiful stitched mouse card ... which is on my mantelpiece with my other cards and I haven't photographed it yet .... whoops ...
June sent me a gorgeous stitched needlebook with a wee mouse on it and a bobbin and some scissors on it as well as pink polka dot tin full of goodies and a wee notebook and cards. Chris and Wendy got me a kit of a tall pincushion holder to make and something else that hadn't arrived before my big day and Chris had also knitted me a snood and some matching finger-less gloves which has come in very handy with the weather we have been having in a lovely soft wool ... not photographed either as I wasn't doing a selfie heheheh.... Bev's is an IOU as she has not been well and it wasn't finished .... sooo my birthday is extended wooo hooo .... from the family I got some headphones to go with my boom box I got for Christmas and a lovely flake birthday cake .....  some gorgeous flowers and pennies to spend on something that takes my fancy when I see it :)  Oooo I feel a browse around the internet coming on ...lol
My boss also got me some chocolate and wine for my birthday ... I can share out the chocolate if you want some but the wine is mine hahahah....
OOO the kettle has just boiled ... off to go and make a cuppa for every one ...
here you go and some cookies too ....
Well we have been doing some more to the new mouse house and tomorrow all being well my sink is going to be taken out and popped onto a new work top and re plumbed as the pipe from it is lead .... once that is done I can paint the shelves and after much consideration and consultation with the DH I have decided to paint the fireplace with the proper black paint rather than try and take the old crackled paint off as it is too much of a job to be honest .... and I want to get into my room and get it sorted ....
Apart from DD1's room and the top of the hallway .. all the paper is off the walls and they are ready to be sized before paper going back on .....any one fancy giving me a hand ..lol .. we have had to buy more masonry paint for DH's side of the basement and he has started to paint that today  sooo all in all things are going almost to my schedule ...lol
Stitching wise I have been busy on Sally's RR ... its going slower than normal as I am having to stitch the opposite to the way I normally do ... that and I don't want to make any mistakes(personalize) with it not being mine ... DJ has just done her bit on mine and its up on her blog if you want to bob over and go and have a peep ... its soooo cute :)
And that my dears is all the news from the mouse house this week sooo I will bob up the photos for you :)
From June beautifully wrapped :)

see all the goodies

how gorgeous is that wee needlebook ...

headphones and cake .... yummmmmm

lovely fabric from Michelle

flowers from the DD's :)

Bentley say's Hi

see the door is done ..lol 

looking better 

more the right bright white colour it should be ..lol

Sally's RR :)

from my lovely Boss ....

part of my goodies from Chris and Wendy

had a busy ole day ....
I hope that every one has a wonderful stitchy week and looking forward to bobbing in and saying hi to every one ... may take me a wee while as you have all been rather busy this last week ...lol ... take care one and all and I shall squeak to you all soon :) love mouse xxxxx


30 comments:

Gillie said...

Sally's looks really pretty, save a bit of the flake cake for me please...!

Barb said...

The mouse house is beginning to shape up nicely! Very pretty gifts! Be safe with the weather. Here in Washington State we are just fine-no snow at all.

Margaret said...

I'm so enjoying seeing how the mouse house is getting along. So much fun to see! Lovely b'day gifts too! Bentley is such a cutie. More snow with lots of ice on tap here. Sigh.

Linda said...

Lovely birthday gifts and nice stitching Mouse.

Linda

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What nice presents and lovely stitching! Bentley looks like he has the right idea... : )

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous presents and your house is coming along nicely.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous presents and your house is coming along nicely.

Mylene said...

Lovely gifts received. Goodluck with your house.

Christine said...

Great presents, and the house is coming along really well

butterfly said...

Wow your room is looking great , I bet you can't wait to put all your stitching goodies in there.
Lovely Bentley lookingall nice and cozy .
Glad you had a fab Birthday and some wonderful
gifts .

Thoeria said...

Great gorgeous gifties Ms Mouse :) The room is looking fab!! You must be so excited to get it all done!
As always the young Master Bentley is looking dapper and gallant :)

Cath said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday. If you ever need to stitch something where the stitches are the opposite way to what you would normally do , turn it sideways and stitch as normal.x

Chris said...

Lovely birthday things! It looks like you had a lovely celebration.
So glad that the house renovations are moving along.
Hello Bentley!

Vickie said...

It does appear that your birthday was properly celebrated!
Progress! The new mouse house is really coming along.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things to help you celebrate your special day.

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday! It looks like you got some lovely gifts!

Mii Stitch said...

The Mouse house is going to look fabulous!! Love all the little goodies you've received for your birthday... The Flake cake looks yummy ;)

Mary Ann said...

You received some very lovely birthday gifts--Happy Belated Birthday!! The Mouse House is really shaping up, and I always enjoy the Bentley photos!

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

Seems like you had a lovely Birthday, lots of nice treats and cake too!
If I have to stitch something the opposite way I always rotate the fabric and chart by 90degrees so I can stitch my usual way.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy Birthday, Mouse! Look at all those goodies :D Enjoy!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like a fun birthday to me! Gotta love a celebration that continues. :-)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the door! Lovely gifties! I've never seen a flake cake but Cadbury is the best!

Carol said...

So glad you had such a great birthday!! You received such lovely gifts--hope your coming year is filled with lots of smiles, Mouse :)

Rhona said...

Gorgeous gifts, Mouse! Glad you enjoyed your birthday.

Denise SA said...

Lovely to see the lovely goodies you got for your birthday

Brigitte said...

What a nice haul of birthday presents this is. And some great stitching on the RR.
The rooms are coming along great in your new home, but it's a lot of work. But everything is worth it.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful flowers & birthday gifts!
The mouse house is coming along and looking great! Pretty stitching on RR! You are one very busy mouse:)
love Annette

Maggee said...

The house renovations are coming right along! When do you expect to be moved in all the way? Such lovely Birthday goodies you have received, with more to come! Great! As always, Bentley is quite a dog! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Beautiful gifts ... and cake! Master Bentley looks rather dapper. Your craft room is coming along a treat.
As other ladies have said turn your work 90deg and it's so much easier.

Sally said...

You received lots of lovely gifts Mouse. That cake looks rather delicious!