Saturday 30 July 2016

Travelling Pattern , Stitching, Quilting and a walk...

Helllooooo ... soooo sorry to have been away from the computer for so long but life here at the mouse house has been anything but dull ...The kettle has boiled and there are some goodies for you all sooo pull up your comfy chairs and I shall begin :)
Well I have finished the travelling pattern and I really do like how I have done it .. I stitched it on a peice of Polstitches fabric .. colourful clouds I think it is ... along with at least one of the recommended threads ... the rest I winged it by looking at the photo and thinking that'll do I took a photo of it all finished next to the pattern and after uploading it and looking at it realised I had missed a leaf !!!! DOH .... sooo back  out with the threads and the needle and it was promptly fixed :) sooooo if any one would like to be the next person this is sent to please let me know in your comment and I will pick some one next Sunday the 7th August and contact the winner .
Please don't faint but ....... my craft room is finally finished an acceptable I can have visitors now and they can sit and see lots of lovely goodies out heheheheh... there are a couple of bits that need a final sort but Chris came the other night and gave it her seal of approval .... she has bagged the rocking chair when she comes to stitch its only taken me 7 months ... DH couldn't believe that it had actually happened hahahahah
Soooo now the craft room is done (ish) I got out the fabric and my squares for my birthday quilt and I have been working on it ... all the stitched bits are encased in their borders and I have started on the other blocks ... I was cutting and pressing and sewing and pressing today when ouchieeeee ... i hit the iron with my left hand index finger on the back and now I am sporting a wee burn on the finger .. the trials and tribulations of a sewer *sigh ... I gave up then and took Master Bentley out for a pootle before I could do any more damage to myself
I have stitched an exchange peice for over on my group the Friendly Stitchers  and it is all ready to be sent off for my partner Lynda to finish finish ... I can't show it you yet though but I hope that she likes it ... I have also started a christmas ornament "peace on earth " by LHN to go with my others on the fabric so that I can get them finished finished in time for Christmas and the way this year is going it will be here before we know it ...considering it happens at the same time every year you would think we would be organised for it wouldn't you
I have dug out a few must get finished and I am hoping to re start on Celtic Autumn ... I have found my quilting hoop to bob it in as I had started to bead it at the same time as stitching so it makes it difficult putting it on a normal frame due to the possibility of breaking the beads ...
 I took a walk the other weekend to Wentworth and to the Wentworth Woodhouse and dropped into Elsecar and caught the steam trains stoked up :) and as usual took my camera for you to enjoy the snaps .... the following weekend I managed to actually get into the house due to a fayre going on and took some photos inside too... its a beautiful place and I can see why it was used for some of the Jane Austin films. and then I promptly became ill with tonsillitis and was off work for a few days :( told you life was anything but dull around here hahahaha
well I will refill the kettle and find some piccies for you to drool over .... will get the box of tissues ready too heheheh

robin at elsecar

my stitched pieces all finished

closer look

travelling pattern on the box i think it is going to end up on

spot the differences

the three amigos ....

baby pheasant on our back

where I last left off

Donkeys from Blackpool at Wentworth Woodhouse

Bentley enjoying the sunshine

would have loved to be able to have gone on the balcony

there are only the larger three cyngets now :(

smoking train ...

old church at Wentworth

the Square at Wentworth

just love this photo :) 

love this rug from Ikea

I can sit down now ... even got more stitching on show

 I hope you enjoyed looking at the inside of the house photos ... I wish I could have gone onto the balcony but we weren't allowed ... the rooms you see are only part of it there was loads more but they were not accessible on the day .... when I got to Elsecar they had the steam train smoking and it was fun to see it and smell it too ... it was a lovely day out but boy did I know I had pootled a wee bit too much that day ... ho hum ....
well my dears I had better finish now and get ready for my beauty sleep ...I hope every one has a wonderful stitchy week and I shall be bobbing over to see you all asap :) take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx


Sunday 3 July 2016

Flora and Fauna of alsorts :)

Helloooo every one ... hope this finds you all well and enjoying the gorgeous weather we have had today .... for a change we have had sunshine , the kettle has boiled and we have cookies sooo please pull up a comfy chair and enjoy your visit to the mouse house :)
Well from the title I have been been stitching lots of flora and fauna and also been out and about with my camera too ....
It took me an extra two weeks to finish that pesky border  full of wee leaves and flowers and I have now only got to figure out the numerals for the dates ... I am putting 2013 on one side and 2016 on the other .. and then it will be finally done and I can get it washed and sorted to pop it in the frame I bought for it all those years ago .... wish me luck 
As some of you probably remember I mentioned that I had won the chart in a game of Bingo on the Yahoo Littlehouseneedleworks group  many moons ago and feel that it is only right that I pass it on to some one else sooooo if you would like to be considered for this let me know in your comments and I will add you to the mixing pot and draw it a week on Sunday, the 17th of July to allow peeps to see the post :)
I have changed my email addy as well ( the old one is still valid ) but I have bobbed the new one in the side bar if you would like to update your address book with it :) I think it has worked I don't seem to be getting mail demon notices atm ... thank goodness ... hopefully I haven't jinxed it ahhahahaha.
Soooo what else have I been doing ... well I have started to stitch the Travelling Pattern from Butterfly and I have pulled most of the recommended threads and substitued others from looking at the cover photo , I am stitching it on a peice of Polstitches fabric ... colourful clouds and had a wee moment when I thought eeekkk its not going to be wide enough ... but sooo far sooo good .... phew ... I have been doing some more to my room and it is looking better ... I have found my seat hahahahah .... but my lamp bulb has gone .... soo I need to get a new one and its going to £10.00 plus pp as its a specialist one ... need to wait till pay day now ...
Work has been really busy as we have an up and coming inspection so we are trying to make sure everything is as spick and span as it can be .... it won't be perfect but its going to be a lot better than it was due to some bright spark higher up thinking an office can be paperless ermmm nope, nada, no can do in our line of work and this has been proved as I have had to make up about 300 service user files ...... some days I didn't have the energy to stitch when I got home even on the reduced hours ... hence why it has taken so long with that pesky border ...
but now they have been done and I am feeling in a stitchy mood whoo hoooo
My weight loss plan is still working and I am 1/2lb off my 2.5stone award .... I will get it this week , thank you for all your lovely comments about "seeing "me ... don't usually like having my photo taken ....prefer to be at the other side of the lens 
I took a walk today on my own down to the canal which is a hop , skip and a jump away frm the mouse house  as I wanted to see if my wee swans were around and take some photos of them and they were ... it was lovely to see them ... the wee one is still wee , he (she) is much smaller than the others and I am beginning to think that its a white duck / goose rather than a cygnet that is being brought up as a swan ... you can tell more from these latest photos I took today... I even managed to get a robin feeding its young ... the photo is as edgar would say craptastic as I didn't have time to focus just aim and hoped for the best ... it was lovely to see it :) I took lots of piccies of the flora and fauna around too ... we are going to have a bumper crop of blackberries this year with the amout of flowers that are around ...
ok I have refilled the kettle and thought about the photos and really must learn what some of the wild flowers are ...oooo thank you for letting me know about the pied wagtail ... I thought it must be some sort of wagtail from its movements but thought it had been in the wash and its colour had run hahahahahah ....

worker bee on "marshmallow" plant

poppy in my front garden

phil disappearing again

thrush .. taken from a long way away through my window

poppies on the bypass

baby cygnet behind

mummy and baby magpie

baby bluetit

wee violas

blackberry flowers

craptastic photo of a robin feeding its young

baby's sibling look at the difference in the face

he is smaller than a duck

sibing standing up

same robin as earlier telling its little one off

found on the bank of the canal

wild roses

love is in the air

just love the vibrant pink/purple of these flowers

start of the travelling pattern from Butterfly

RR finshed .... Littlehouseneighborhood by LHN

love these :)

mummy magpie nicking the peanuts for her young
Phew didn't realise there were sooo many hahahahahah ..... its now 9.45pm and the light is starting to fade outside .... the sun is setting and the sky is tinged with pink hopefully it will be nice again tomorrow ... I shall leave you all now and wish you all a wonderful stitchy week .. take care my friends one and all ... .. love mouse xxxxxx