Sunday, 19 June 2016

Stitching , Gifts , RAK's and some more photos

Helloooooo everyone , I hope this finds you all well and not tooo wet from the amount of rain we have been having this past week ... think the summer is over now hahahaha so please grab your brews and cookies , pull up a chair and chill for a few minutes .....
Well as the title says I have been stitching, one being my RR ... more on that later and I stitched a wee gift for Junes birthday and got it to her on time phew .. I also included some pink gifts as I said to her she was a pink kinda lady I stitched her Needles and Pins pinchusion by Homespun Elegance on pink 28 count evenweave using a threadworks thread in guess what.... pink and green and finished it off with pink ribbon and pink pins .... and I love it soooo much I might have to do the same for me too 
Soooo that pesky RR ... on Tuesday Chris came to the mouse house for a change to get her Master Bentley fix and to see the craft room improvements ( still working on it ... its like the never ending story and I got my RR out ( littlehouseneigbourhood by LHN) and started to carry on with the brown part of the border .... I got to one of the houses and thought hmmmmmm and looked again and said hmmmmm again, I seemed to be one thread out ... yup one wee pesky thread out ..... well I looked and looked and Chris checked too and we both agreed to the spot where it had unfortunately gone whoops ...which was a quarter of the border back !!!!!! .. there was nothing for it but to do reverse stitching ... sooo in between the cuppas and carrot cake I unpicked and started to restitch the border again ... but ....while checking that, I realised I had stitched part of the wording one stitch down in a couple of places ... it was almost like an advert for " mouse should have gone to spec savers " and after I found that I couldn't leave it ... so it had to come out ....and it has now been restitched back in and I am working on the leaves of the border and so far all is well PHEWWWWW ..... When I have finally finished it I will be pulling the threads and fabric for the chart I got from Butterfly last week and will get it stitched toot suite ...
I recieved a lovely surprise in the post the other day .... Kim from is celebrating a big birthday this year too ... and little did I know it, but I was chosen as one of the 60 RAK recepients that she is sending out . She stitched me a gorgeous pinkeep from LHN  one of the sheep virtues series and rouched it beautifully along with some threads and fabric and a journal which was written by her and has some of her gorgeous paintings in it ... 
I realised when I had finished my last post I had missed out photos of the Jane Austin goodies I got and also of James Braxton 
I took a walk down  by the canal the other day and my wee cygnets were there again ... they have grown an awful lot as little ones do but there is a definite difference between the older ones and my wee baby ... he actually doesn't look like the others either with a shorter neck  ...see the photos , the parents don't seem to mind me photo ing them either... which is a good job really 
taken on a walk in the park

this wee bird landed in my back garden any ideaa ?

notice a difference??

A BEEutiful shot

now you can really see a difference  bless his cotton feet

Master Bentley on his walk ...

that pesky RR

drunkenesse stitching


My gorgeous Rak from Kim

I have been organising my fabric

the girls next door having a balleee game

it rained a wee bit can't see my border

My gift for June ... the other goodies are on her blog :)

Mr Darcy ahahahah

James Braxton of  Bargain Hunt Fame

my goodies from the Jane Austin Museum

I found the Makery in Bath .... a few tokens from it

this Lithograph has the words from Pride and Predudice made into a picture

almost back to black

and finished :)

this was in one of the houses at Ryedale Folk Museum
I took a selfie and quite liked it hahahahah
 I forgot to show you the range photos as well so bobbed them up this time ... it is now back to black and looks soooo much better ... I have sorted my fabric out as well and now have it proudly on display and sooo much easier to see and think hmmmm that will work with this that or t'other chart ..... I can even see floor space and my rug coooooo ... will show photo one day 
Ok I had better go and fill the kettle up again as I am sure you will want another one ...
I am getting a lot of mail failure messages from when I have visited your blogs and left a message ... it is saying my email is not verified ... its really weired as I have had the same one for years and had no problem up until a couple of months ago and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it either .. I have looked it up and so has Jo (serendipitus stitching )  and I have changed from chrome to firefox and it still won't do it and I can't find something in plain english that will helppp soooo if any one can direct me in the right direction much appreciated .... it won't let anyone reply from my messages to you either :(
OK I think I have waffled enough for today ..... heheheh and I had better get ready for a mouse nap as its back to work again tomorrow  ya boo hiss hehheh
I shall squeak to you all soon, soooo take care one and all and have a wonderful stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxxx



Beth said...

What a great selfie! Lovely cygnets, and you have a pied wagtail.

Tricia T said...

Jane Austen, baby birds and a selfie ! What a great post!

Ruth said...

Mouse, my dear, you are in danger of making everyone is stitchingland appear on your doorstep. :) We all want a Master Bentley fix...and a cuppa.... and a walk... and a rummage through your stash. LOL

Good luck with your email verification battle--- I fear I'm one of the throw-your-hands-up and walk away sorts.

Unknown said...

Such lovely photos, I adore Bath, cute birds, nice to see you too x

KimM said...

Lovely post, Mouse. Your Jane Austen treasures and those from the Makery are outstanding. So happy you like your gifts. I'd love to be to pop in for a cuppa....I'm sure we'd have so much fun, our faces would hurt from laughing.
He gas

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Lovely post. What kind of bird is that under Master Bentley? Love the range - turned out great!

Vickie said...

Aww, the baby cygnet is precious. The range is awesome. Bath must have been wonderful.

Angela said...

So nice to put a face to a name Mouse, what a lovely post :)

CalamityJr said...

I'm finding it hard to comment on this post - it's all awesome! It's great watching the cygnets grow through your camera lens, your gifts given and received are beautiful, and I'm a sucker for Master Bentley's handsome face. Thanks for sharing!

butterfly said...

Wow beautiful photos , wonderful stitching , love my gifts thank you.
And who is that pretty woman in the last photo.

Carol said...

Lovely photos from your part of the world, Mouse! I am a sucker for any cute animal/bird babies :) So nice to see your latest projects--that fabric organization turned out great and is something I should be doing myself!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It looks like it might be a pied wagtail - they are quite small birds and their tail bobs up and down when they move around.

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

Sorry to hear about the drunken stitching! One thread out is so annoying!
Lovely nature photos once again and a great day out with Jane.

I'm afraid the only solution to your comment problem is to stop using Yahoo. Blogger simply refuses to accept emails from Yahoo people. It's part of their cunning plan to make us all use Gmail.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's a really great selfie! Love your photos of the Jane Austen museum - must visit one day! That fabric you got from the Makery is gorgeous. Enjoy your goodies from Kim! :D

Andrea said...

Wonderful photos. Glad you found the mistake, it would of been so annoying. Great gifts. Love the organisation. It's nice to see you Mouse. :)

It is a pied wagtail. I have just come back from my hols and I saw one of these in the field scurrying about. Don't seem to have the in my part of the country so I had to look it up.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely, chatty post - so loved to catch up on your news - stitchy and otherwise. Great selfie!

Maggee said...

So many wonderful pictures of your adventures in life! They are all so great, but the Lithograph with the words from Pride and Prejudice made me go back and check it out again!! That is too too cool! Good to see Master Bentley and you!! Hugs!

Crazee4books said...

Hello Sweet Mouse,

OOhhh. Look at the rain pitching down in your part of the world!! Oh My
Goodness. Um .... do you think that you could perhaps send some along
to us. We don't mind second hand at all. It's been so hot and so dry here
in our part of Southern Ontario and our gardens don't care for it at all. We
had a bit of rain over night but not much and not nearly enough ... so we're
reduced to begging for handouts. Thank you.

I love your bird pictures. I see that your mystery bird has been identified
as a pied wagtail. Neat. So is the little guy signet a swan or something
else masquerading as a swan? So cute, either way. That other bird with
the red on it's face and yellow on it's wing is gorgeous! Do you know
what it is?

Sorry to hear about all your ... issues .... with LHN Neighbourhood. Borders
are always a pain. But once you've identified a problem it seems you just
have to fix it or it'll haunt you forever. Sigh! Yes, I do speak from
experience. In any case, it's looking wonderful.

My goodness but you got such beautiful things from Kim in the RAK that
she sent to you. How thoughtful. A friendship to treasure forever for

I'm intrigued by the glimpse of your craft room. More please. Love
how you're displaying your fabrics. They do look grand like that.

Love your selfie Mouse. It's so nice to see you.

And enjoyed the pictorial tour of the Jane Austin museum. Mr Darcy is a bit
... um .... more mature then I had imagined him to be. Hmmmm.

Your gift for June is so pretty. Love that variegated thread you used for it.
Bet she's thrilled with it.

By for now Mouse. Take care.

Julie said...

A post filled with lovely things including the selfie of you, that is lovely.
A pretty gift for June and wonderful wildlife you have captured with the camera. Master Bentley does make a wonderful model.
Nice Jane goodies that fell into your bag.