Sunday, 8 February 2015

Making Progress

Hi peeps .... yes I know its late but I have only just got the computer to myself long enough to keep you updated ...lol brews are ready and I am sure there are some cookies hiding in the cupboard if you want a dunker to go with it :)
Well this last week is a wee bit of a blur with being soooo busy with work and getting the room sorted ....I didn't go to Chris's on Tuesday as she was poorly so DH and I went down to the new mouse house to do a bit more on it .... DH painted out the storage room while I was polishing the furniture that we got moved ... luckily with it being empty * for now;)  it was easy to move ....
Saturday saw me tootling round the office supply shop for a pair of matching filing cabinets for under my work top and the nice guys let me have some for a decent price ... they loaded them up in the mouse mobile for me and when I got to the house DD2's fiance (sp) was just pulling up sooo I borrowed his muscles to get them into my room ... well you just have too don't you ...lol 
I pottered around for a couple of hours touching up the paint where we had done some work ... tried out my rocking chair and my new fleece blankie  and thought yes I can see myself falling asleep in this .... and measuring out the gap for the work top and the other big filing cabinet .... must have done a good job as it all fitted together no problem with room to spare woooo hoooo ....
I have taken some progress photos for you as promised and hopefully with a fair wind and good sails I will get my all my craft stuff over this week ... a few boxes at a time in my boot .....then I can at least sort out at my leisure ... 
I was sat stitching on Sally's RR last night doing great when I ran out of the thread for the last couple of words .... agghhhhhh .... what was a girl supposed to do except nip to hobbycraft the next morning to get a thread ....ohhh my they had lots of nice fabric on offer and other stitchy goodies ..... any hooo I digress ... I was sat stitching when I heard a rustling noise ..... I sat very still thinking I was going to see a wee head pop up out of the boxes or something when ..... a butterfly came towards me and landed on my arm .... bearing in mind this is February and it was about 11.00 pm ... well I tried to get it out as it would have killed itself going into the lights and in the process managed to actually get a couple of decent shots when it was still ... (I did manage to get it out btw) still can't believe that it was in my room and obviously been there a wee while as DD2 mentioned at least three weeks ago that one had flown in and actually I didn't believe it to be honest ... whoops .....
I was pottering round the garden today as it was a lovely day , the sun was out and the sky was a pretty blue and I took some photos of the snowdrops in my neighbour's garden and the crocus too ... while I was there my gray doves where in the tree sooo I managed to get a good photo of one of them at any rate ....heheheh 
right I had better pop some photos up for you .... and then I will be off to the land of nod ....
Full moon on Friday night 

atmospheric shot

on my kitchen ceiling

how pretty is it against the fabric

think this is the male of the doves 

ohhhh nooo she's got the camera out again 

crocus 

isn't this lovely 

here you go

looking good if I say so myself 

my treadle machine in place

Sally's RR my bit is from Libero down to aspettati
soooo there you have it folks .... can't wait to get the room fully sorted and in it either for that matter stitching away ....
I shall leave you for now and will catch up with you all again this week .... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx

24 comments:

Margaret said...

Sorry. I'm stopping in my tracks in envy at your crocuses and snowdrops. Sigh. We have way too much snow on the ground for that. Love how the renovations are going too! Hi Bentley!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Your workroom is looking so good. Won't it be great to have everything at hand? I bet you find lots of things you had forgotten about! Irene xxx

Chris said...

So nice to have some warm weather. We had a lovely mild weekend here.
It looks like you are making great progress. I am looking forward to seeing more.
I hope that you and Bentley have a wonderful week!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, your workroom is really coming along nicely now!! I'm so jealous :)

Vickie said...

I marvel every time I spy that fireplace of yours. I would LOVE to see a picture of the outside of the new Mouse House. Please?!

Denise SA said...

Love those spring flowers
Hope you get to have many enjoyable hours in your new room

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You are definitely coming along now. I think that butterfly is a sign of good luck! Love the flowers too. Have a good week.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That butterfly is so sweet! Beautiful stitching progress. Glad to see the moving is going so well! :D

CalamityJr said...

What a wonderful stitching room you'll have soon. Can't wait see your comfy chair in front of the fire...

Linda said...

Your craft room is looking great Mouse. Lovely stitching.

Linda

Rhona said...

What a fantastic work room you have! You didn't quite tell us what else you came home with after being in Hobbycraft.....just the thread was it?!!! :)
Love the crocus and snowdrops....it will be months before we see any here....have to get rid of all the snow first.

Julie said...

Your new craft room is coming together wonderfully. A butterfly symbolises new beginnings and that's exactly what you'll be having in your new home.
Xxx

Maggee said...

Wow--what a beautiful butterfly to visit you--in February!!! Your room is coming along nicely! Love the atmospheric picture, and Bentley! I sure wish I had bulbs coming up... maybe in a couple of years... Must start all over. In flux... sigh... Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

So exciting all the changes to the new Mouse House! How odd to have butterflies out and about.

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

Lovely photos this post. The craft room is looking amazing! I'm thinking we should tunnel under our lounge and build me one too!

Thoeria said...

Your little mouse corner is coming along beautifully Ms Mouse! Youy're certainly not wasting time getting it done!
The moon pic is stunning!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm so excited to see your stitching room finished! where is it in relation to the house?

butterfly said...

Lovely photos , great stitching and your room is looking great , I bet you can't wait to get every thing out , have a happy week.

Andrea said...

Wow Mouse, great photos. Looks like you are going to need lots and lots of crafty items to fill that room. :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Great photos, Mouse! Love the moon and Master Bentley, of course. I'm envious of your flowers, it's still very much winter here. I'm glad I don't have to stitch a sampler in a foreign language--I have trouble enough with English!

Kate said...

Lovely update Mouse - your room is coming on really nicely

Sally said...

Lovely photos Mouse. I bet that butterfly is wishing it hadn't come out!

Your room is coming along very nicely.

Kaisievic said...

Lots of lovely photos of all the beautiful and interesting things in your life, thank you so much for sharing. Your craft room is coming along beautifully.

KimM said...

Wow - you've been busy, busy. Your room is doing along so nicely - can hardly wait to see it in its full glory!!
xxx