Saturday 12 November 2022

A long over due catch up

 Helooooo everyone's me mouse, in case you had forgotten me .. I am under house arrest atm,  as I have tested positive for Covid last night and this is after my 5th booster last Sunday ... not got a scooby do where I have got it from, so I am not allowed to go to work until I have had two negative tests 24 hours apart from Wednesday ...

I am quite poorly with it too sooo I thought that I would do a long overdue blog post to take my mind of it all and catch you up with the stitching and life of this wee mouse ... so pull up a chair, grab you brew and cookies as this could be a long

I have been busy stitching on quite a few things, Study in Blue by Sue Hillis, What remains is love by Blackbird designs, FFO'd  A Sewing Bee strawberry by Erica Michaels and stitched the companion piece and started on her Stitch all things too. I have made oodles of project bags for Lainey and a birthday gift too for her and more project bags for my friend Lynn and for my 2nd mum Elaine (technically my step mum but we have never called her that). Finished some Christmas/ Birthday gifts that should have gone into the post today, but life has a way of saying nope .... finished off Miss B's blankie and worked on the one for me that I started about 4 years ago ... done an exchange Fall piece as well and then to top it all I have changed jobs and only work Tuesday to Thursday so then on Monday's and Friday's most weeks I munchkin sit, taking them out on walks and to town etc ... I managed to drop on a child's old-fashioned pram for Miss B so just need to make some new covers etc for it and she can then play with it when she is at the mouse house :), she is almost walking on her own fully .. she just needs that bit more confidence, then she will be off ... 

Looking back through my book of day's I have finished 26 items up to press and most of these have not been small projects either ... I think next year I am going to concentrate on some smaller pieces as got loads I want to stitch. I am hoping that What remains gets finished in the next few weeks .... I have almost finished all my Christmas / birthday gifts for around this time of year so feeling glad I have after coming down with the dreaded covid now .....

DD2's wedding is getting ever closer, and I have now got my outfit having lost almost 3.5 stone and counting and will have a fitting early Jan 2023 ... going the full hog of posh frock and hat hahahahah ... bit of a change from tracky bottoms and tee-shirts I tell you ...mind you with two munchkins and two dogs I am never going to be clean, think chocolate, biscuits and mud, we are definitely hands on grandparents.

Miss B admiring the Christmas grotto 

put some stitches in 
the Cottages of the month this week too 

Progress on What remains 

Stitch all things by Erica Michaels 

Munchkin sitting ... feeding the ducks

bought this for small munchkin at a steal ...

Small munchkin is learning to walk 

Box top of Study in Blue by Sue Hillis 

Band to go round box from Study in Blue 

Miss B's blankie finished 

elder munchkin on one of our walks looking for squirrels 

Sewing Bee strawberry FFO'd by Erica Michaels 

another one FFO's finally 

For the Birds Series progress

My exchange piece from my Partner 

Lainey's birthday gift

Stash Haul from small Harrogate show 

my exchange piece to my partner 

Oh Joyous Day finished .. just needs to be framed 

Ok don't think there is much more to add this time apart from thank you for getting this far ... wishing you all lots of stitching time, take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxx