Sunday, 10 March 2013

A Mouse in the House!

First off, I want to thank you for your kind comments and encouragement while I go through this bumpy patch of work?no-work? Oh, there's more and I'll tell you in a minute. Second, even with making little progress on my stitching, I appreciate that I have new followers almost every day. I scratch my head a bit but I do appreciate your interest!

So, no stitching was had at my house this past week. However, I did work A LOT (at my job) so I had the good fortune to bring home this little mouse to my house! Meet Little Ted, my cross stitch mouse! 

I love how his little left shoulder is holding the needle and floss. Actually,doesn't he look like he's doing the boogie-woogie?  He's so gorgeous. Here are a couple of more photos. 

Little Ted comes from the house of "Mouse Droppings", from the hands of Mama Susan! You can see more (and better) photos on Susan's blog. I just love him! Thank you, Susan!

Now, I will show you some watercolour from the book that Little Ted is sitting on in one of the photos above. The book was something someone donated at the library and I got it for 50 cents. It was without a jacket. It's called The Doyle Diary, published in 1978. I haven't read the story but I just liked the illustrations. 

The style of illustration is "old-fashioned", isn't it? I don't think we see much like that anymore. I just love it though! 

So, work - you'll laugh at this as that's all I can do. I found out that I may be cut from the project due to budget reviews. Ahhh, well, if you are scratching your heads, I can't blame you. I will just "go with the flow" and see what happens. I have been working a lot and will again this afternoon. I'll work while I can, and stitch when I can.

It's time change today. I loathe losing the one hour. It takes my body at least one week to adjust to it. Before I go down the path of griping, I'd better end this post! ;-) Thank you for visiting and be careful driving tomorrow - the day after time change, statistically, there are more accidents!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

March Madness

To start this post -  the winner of the February Giveaway is: 

Theresa of Giraffe Crossing

Congrats, Theresa. I will get the charts out in the mail in the next few days.

I've been crazy busy with my new project at work, hence the title of this post. Yes, back to longer days and a bit of working on the weekends (like later today!). Oh well, it's a short term thing. Meanwhile, not much stitching to show this week. However, I am recycling some old stitching photos to show you (cheating, I know).

The above is Dainty Housewren, by Carriage House Samplings, I believe. I just love this design. The one below is The Tulip Sampler, by Examplar from the Heart.

Have you been watching out for the new Nashville releases? There are lots of lovely things! I've ordered the following from Needlecraft Corner. The photos are from her site.

 The photo above is from Plum Street Sampler - Victor and Irina. Love, Love, Love it! I think I just about have the whole series though I've only stitched one (Olga). 

The photo above is from The Scarlett House - Rachel Howell. BEE-UU-Ti-Ful!!! I know it will be awhile till I get a chance to stitch her but I can still hold it in my hands and dream!

I was also pleased to see new designs from La-d-da, Blackbird Designs, Stacy Nash, With thy Needle and Thread, to name just a few! Lucky us! 

I will leave you now with a photo of the hellebore in my garden. They give such nice colour at this time of year! 
Well, that's me for another week. Thanks for your visits and your comments - I really appreciate them and they help keep me posting each week! Take care!