Saturday, 13 February 2016

I'm still around ...lol

Hellooooo every one .... soooo sorry that I have been missing in action and you haven't had your cuppas recently ... I have had lots going on from being unwell to computer dying on us and no communication apart from my phone which I can't do blog posts from ....
now where do I start.... .lol ohhh yes ... grab your cuppas , get comfy and I will begin...
It was my big 50 birthday at the end of January as most of you know and I had a fabulous time with lots of wonderful presents from folks ,DH and the girls bought me a gorgeous Pandora bracelet and also got me the most FABULOUS cake ever ..... and it was as scrumptious as it looked .... my celebrations lasted for a long time as presents came from far and wide  and I also got some more squares for my quilt with more to come too ... good job only got round to sorting out sort of what I want to do hopefully heheheheh
We closed on the old mouse house at the end of January too so now we can move on and do work to the new one .....insert here ...new ....all being well ..lol  my craft room looks like I have not even started to tidy it ... in fact it looks worse hahahha .... I need help (in more ways than one ..lol)
I can now tell you of my secret stitching's too as they have all been received ..... on Friendly Stitchers one of our members little girl became poorly  and we wanted to do something nice for her ... it must of worked as she has come on in leaps and bounds and can't wait to get back to her gymnastics classes ...lol ... some of the group stitched some squares and I made the quilt up in girlie colours which she loves  and it was a hit PHEEEWWWW ... this is one of the reasons  I haven't started on mine yet ....
I also managed to get DJ's presents finally finished and in the post to her and she loves them too ... I stitched her a saying from Lizzie *Kate and made it into a hussif and also did her the thread keeper chart from LHN and made it up with wool felt into a wee bag ... actually quite proud of how that turned out .....
We are doing a smalls challenge over on Friendly Stitchers and I failed to do one in January due to being poorly .. it was almost ready to make up and I missed the last bus home ...hahahha
so far this month not even stitched on one ... I have though stitched on two RR's and working on a third with an exchange piece thrown  in the mix too ....
I haven't even taken many photos either :( ... and there are signs of spring sprouting up every where ....must remedy that asap ... although having just put up the ones I have taken  I take that back hahahah ....
Forgot to mention I went over to Blackpool for the day with DD1 and took Jennifer her Christmas presents over finally .. I quilted a table runner for her to match in with some cushions I got her for the dinning room/ kitchen .... we had a fabulous day going to the amoosements and being blown away with the wind nearly ....the sea was that rough there was foam coming off it onto the prom ....
well I had better get some photos up for you ..lol and make another brew as you must be really thirsty still after all this time ;0)
Quilt for the wee one done in girly colours


DJ's RR


My section

Hussif for DJ



Thread Keeper bag for DJ

Melissa's RR I did the alphabet on the right hand side



It didn't snow on my birthday ..lol

Presents from my friend Amanda

Close up of the wee mouse

From Jo (serendipitous ) think she knows I like tea hahahah

from family

Joke gift from DH and the girls ....


from Sally (thank you )


from Chris and Wendy (there is more but no photo yet)



a wee mouse brooch from Chris and Wendy


My fabulous cake from DH and the girls





Pandora from DH and the girls







for Jennifer

from Lainey (all fixed now)

and again from Lainey

Quilt square from Melissa

from the lovely Butterfly :)

charity shop find :)

from Sally from Friendly Stitchers

From Mylene

went shopping and got some more Pandora stuff to add to my bracelet etc whoops

and I only went in for a new cup honest !!!!!
Soooo there you have it ... all caught up I think ...lol  there are some more presents but I haven't taken a photo yet so will update you all later ..... I will now be able to bob over and see you all ... I have missed coming to see you and will get round to you all asap .... thank you for still being here for me too :)
wishing you all a wonderful stitchy week and I shall squeak to you all again soon :) love mouse xxxxxxx

23 comments:

Vickie said...

WoW! You are very, very well loved dear Mouse. That mouse brooch really stands out as a fantastic gift to me.

KimM said...

What an uplifting post. Happy belated birthday!
xxx

Gillie said...

Looks like you had a great time! Lovely stitching.

Jacquie Morris said...

Belated birthday happy wishes to you :)
Looks like it was a wonderful celebration with many beautiful gifts from all over.
Happy smiles :) xx

Thoeria said...

Looks like someone had a gorgeous time :) LOVE the cake!! The gifts too.....but you know me and cake...lol

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

You were totally and deservedly spoiled!! So many wonderful cards and gifts. I think you might get a few more squares now people are seeing them again. Is there such a thing as an open ended quilt where you just keep adding another row every few months?

I love th tiny mouse brooch the most. It really is adorable. I wish I had a cute nickname so people could send me tiny things LOL

I have decided to have a Birthday Blog Hop this year instead of the Summer one. I just need 50 participants...

Brigitte said...

You were truly spoilt by family and friends. Enjoy all the wonderful gifts.

cucki said...

Happy belated birthday dear
Enjoy the beautiful gifts x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Belated birthday wishes, you got some lovely gifts. I love your pandora bracelet and that little mouse brooch is very cute.
Just wait till it's ten years on and you're celebrating the one starting with 6 - I did this last Saturday and I still can't believe it:-)

Maggee said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! No need to wish that it wa a Happy one, as I can see it was! What lovely gifts you received! I really loved seeing your cake! That was awesome! My oldest daughter's nickname is also Mouse, and she would love to have that cake, no doubt!! Your small quilt is very sweet, and so glad it worked to cheer up and get her back to her gymnastics! You have been busy also, with gifts/projects, and it all looks great! Thanks for taking the time to share it all with us! Hugs!

butterfly said...


What wonderful gifts , stitching and goodies.
And that CAKE wow you just can't eat it , so beautiful.
Hope you are feeling better hugs.

Rhona said...

What beautiful gifts and cards you received, Mouse! Enjoy :)

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts that were sent. What a fabulous cake.
Lovely craftwork you have been doing, lot of lovely gifts for your friends.
Delightful pink quilt for the little one, so pleased to read she is getting well again

Sarah in Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Those are some amazing presents - enjoy all your new goodies. Beautiful stitching and quilting for other people too! :D

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lots of beautiful gifts.

Meari said...

You had a wonderful birthday! Happy Belated 50th Birthday!! Awesome gifts. :)

Mavi. said...

Muchas felicidades, preciosos regalos.
Saludos desde Madrid.

Sally said...

Lots of lovely, well deserved gifts for your big birthday Mouse.

Love the gifts you made. The huswif is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Oh what beautiful gifts. Lots of wonderful stitching nd finishing by yourself and others. A lovely post.

Stitching Noni said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had an amazing 50th Birthday celebration :o) Gorgeous presents! Love your Pandora bracelet... can never have too much Pandora! :o)
Your cake is just gorgeous - way too pretty to cut into :o)
Hugs xx

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy - Glad you had a lovely day Mouse I shall be joining you soon! Is that a Dedication charm I spy on your Pandora Bracelet is looks so like the one I had off hubby on Valentines Day. You had some lovely gifts x

Susan said...

Belated birthday wishes. You have had a busy few weeks. The cake is amazing!! I'd almost hate to cute into it (ALMOST!! LOL)

Annette-California said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mouse!!!
Love all your gifts and that cake - WOW! Glad you had a wonderful birthday. love Annette