Friday, August 14, 2009

Mice In My House!.. Want One?

I don't know how, but a whole week has flown right by already, and here it is, another Pink Saturday! Each and every week, Beverly, from How Sweet The Sound, hosts this event, so that each one of us can show and tell whatever we want, however we want, as long as it's PINK! Well.. within reason, of course! Please stop to see her, and a listing of all this week's participants, then visit as many as you can! I know the list is long, but it really is fun to see what pinks people come up with from week to week!

This week, progress on my afghan was stalled due to a shortage of specific colors I needed; so while I wait to make the trip for that, I thought I'd try a cute little crochet pattern I found at Caroline's blog, The Kansas Hooker! See how to make mice like these on her July 30th,'09 post. As I was making the first one in white, I was reminded of the story, "The Country Mouse and The City Mouse". I have a copy of this story in a Little Golden Book.. And look! It just happens to be PINK! Looking through the pages, I just LOVE the illustrations, by Richard Scarry!


Well, the names of the mice in the story are Melissa and Annie. When crocheting my OWN Country Mouse and City Mouse, I felt I wanted to give them my own names. So here are City Mouse, Camille, in her glittery silver, and Country Mouse, Carrie Leigh, in her denim blue! Both have pretty pink ears and pink button noses!

Here they are having tea, in my pink roses tea cups! Then, I served them some snickerdoodle cookies, which I just baked myself, during this past week.


Just slightly behind them is a pink african violet, which I have shown on Pink Saturday before. Do you remember my saying it would probably never flower again? My luck has changed, and Mother Nature must be smiling, as SOMEHOW, I got this plant to flower AGAIN!! Isn't it beautiful? I am SO-ooo proud of myself! My gosh, if this keeps up, I may try my hand at growing roses!

So, this is what I have for my 100th post.. Just a quick little show and tell this week...

Wait a minute! What was that?!.. My WHAT post?

Oh yes!.. Here it is!.. My 100th post! So just for fun, to celebrate my little bloggy milestone, I will give away a crochet mouse today! This is another mouse I made. She is just a little over 4" tall. We'll call her my little Suburban Mouse!.. And her name is Suri!

Now WHERE did I come up with THAT name?! Hmm.. Well, anyways, "cruising" right along here.. If you wouldn't mind a mouse in your house, and would like to take little Suri into your loving home, then a leave a comment here today, and I will enter your name into a drawing! I will leave this drawing open for the weekend only. You have till 11:59 Sunday night to get your comment in. On Monday morning I (or Dear Son) will draw a name, and the winner will be announced that same day. I will do my best to contact you, but you should check back here on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. If I cannot make contact with the winner, a new winner will be chosen on Wednesday.

It's hard to believe I've actually done 100 posts, but I look forward to another 100 more! My sincere thanks to everyone who comes to visit me here. It's been a whole new world, and I've enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people! Thank you Caroline, for sharing your pattern! I had fun making these three little cuties, and I feel certain Dear Daughter is going to still want one! I was thinking of making one for a friend of hers too, so I'll be starting those soon!

Happy Pink Saturday and ((Hugs)) to all! Have a wonderful weekend!.. And one last thing, Please do remember to say a prayer for Amy, and her family. See the praying hands on my right side bar, and click on that for the latest news from Sherry's daughter, Heidi.

48 comments:

I'm Julia said...

Your stitches are so even. When I crochet, it looks like a drunk did it, LOL. Just can't get the tension even, you do it so well.

Happy Pink Saturday :-)
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

MiniMadWoman said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Love the mice . . . all of them! They're so darn cute! You sure do bring a smile to my face with all your crochet lovlies!

Happy to see your African Violet is blooming for you . . . that's quite a triumph . . . they're finicky little creatures!

Have a terrific Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Teresa

Vicki said...

Hi, Tina,
Can I join your little mice for tea and Snickerdoodles? What a cute pattern! Congratulations on your 100th post. I enjoyed my visit with you and thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. Have a blessed weekend. Vicki

She'sSewPretty said...

eek! I never thought I'd say this...but I'd love that little mouse in my house! It's so cute! Happy Pink Saturday Tina!

Leann said...

Happy 100th and congrats! What sweet little mice and I love the vintage storybook too!

Please visit The Old Parsonage anytime, I love visitors!

Enjoy
Leann

Yarnjeannie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I am also looking forward to your next 100 posts as well! Your mice are cute! Great work!

Lisa said...

Oh I so love that book!!! I forgot it was pink!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! Sadly, every Saturday for the past few weeks it has been raining in northern Michigan. So, this day always brings a little sunshine my way. Thanks so much for the treat!

♥Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend♥

Dreamgirl said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
That mouse is so cute!

Happy Pink Saturday!

And your name is in the drawing... I'll do it later tonight! Come by tomorrow and check it out!

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! It is amazing how quickly the posts add up! I love your sweet little mice! Happy Pink Saturday!

Pammy Sue said...

I love your meeses to pieces!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Your mice are cute .... I have tried to learn to crochet but I just can't get the hang of it! Thanks for your visit BTW.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Bensie, Congrats on your 100th post. Mine won't be far off with the posts that I have posted lately. I love the little mouse. I loved that book so as a child, and read it to my grandchildren as well. You are so talented to be able to crochet. I have two left hands.

You may want to come and check out my blog real quick. Things are not good honey. We need prayers, and quickly. Please pray. It is so critical right now. I love you, Sherry

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy PS Beansie! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

OMGosh, your little mouse is too adorable! Great stitching! Beautifully made!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Beverooni said...

Want one? Why yes, of course. They are so cute.

Gracie said...

Hi Bensie
Thank you for your visit today,so sorry I am late in responding...had to work.Love those little suburban mice,and for a mouse,its a good name.
Congrats on your 100Th post,how exciting.
You bet my prayers are with your for Amy.
Hugs to you,chat with you when I return...
Gracie

Susie Jefferson said...

Hi Tina

Panic not - I think the timing is for dial-up, which is always slow. Your blog loads up immediately for me!

Love your meeces to pieces! How sweet! And I love the name of your friend's blog - I know my husband will make some snarky comments, but he has that kind of humour. He's a boy, 'nuff said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100 posts - what a milestone! Give yourself a hug & a kiss from me. So glad you found the blog hints helpful.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

I love the pinks you selected to share with us. Congratulations on 100 posts. That is a milestone. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Neabear said...

I remember that book! The mice you have made are so cute! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I decided I need to follow you, so I am following you now. I crochet now and then too! I need to finish the PLARN bag I had started so I can use it when I grocery shop.

Oh, and thanks for visiting me today.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


These mice are wonderful!


~ Gabriela ~

Katherinellen said...

Hi,
They are so CUTE! Love their name....Youare so talented...Sherry told me about Amy...have prayed and continue to pray....Thanks you for you sweet comments on my Pink Saturday and my Anniversary...So sweet! Happy Pink...Katherienellen

Sares said...

Very cute! It looks as though a great time was had by all the little mousies. Congrats on your 100th and Happy Pink Saturday.

stefanie said...

they are simply adorable!!!!

CC said...

Ooooooooo, I love the mouses.Love,love,love them and I must have one. Please enter me in your drawing, I will give little Suri a great home..she can sit here with me at my desk. I have a small teacup and saucer that is just her size..and we will have great fun.
Happy Pink Saturday..have a wonderful weekend.

Shana said...

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest things! I wouldn't mind those nice in my house!! By the way I am working on my post showing my 2 packages I won from you. I totally realized i didn't post the first one I won from you. But as you know this week has been a a bit crazy with Blaze being so sick. But I did want to enter to win a mouse...lol.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Congrats on 100 post. The mice are just too cute, who wouldn't love having this mouse in their house.
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. LOL..I'm used to the little digital cameras that you just point and shot no real settings changes. But this one has a thousand changes and a zoom. I have been playing all day with it. Even took pictures tonight when we went out to eat. Tried to take pictures of car lights on the interstate lol..need a little more practice.

SmilingSally said...

Cute mice; you do good work. Congratulations on hitting #100!

JJ said...

What a lovely post for your 100th!
Here's to many more.Just love the ears
JJ

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Aren't those mice so adorable! These kind of mice I wouldn't mind in the house LOL Oh but i just won something from you already so I'm sharing the love to others for chances :-)(I haven't received it yet. When it arrives, I will surely tell you :-) )

Congratulations on your 100th post Beansie! That is lots and lots of posts already. :-)

Happy Pink Saturday too!

Li

Sude said...

Congratulations. Your mice are so cute.
Onneksi olkoon. Sinun hiiresi ovat niin ihania, että haluaisin voittaa yhden.

Suzie Button said...

Your mice are so cute! It looks like they had a nice tea party! Happy late PS! Suzie

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Hi Tina - darling little mice, congrats on 100 posts! I'm not really participating, but thought I'd stop by and say "HPS" anyhow. Have a great Sunday!

xJ
MaidenShade.net

June said...

This is a very sad time for me and I loved seeing your meeces. They are wonderful!! I've just never gotten the hang of crocheted toys! Congrats on your 100th post. I always enjoy visiting your blog!

caren said...

You're mice are darling! It seems as if each has a different "snicker" on their face or is that my imagination? I love the book also and never realized the cover was pink!! Congrats on your 100th post and I look forward to the next 100. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh my goodness the little mice are so cute and I looked farther down in your blog and saw the cake, now I am craving some cake.lol...
Have a good Sunday.
Vera

Mermaids of the Lake said...

So cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

These are the cutest little mice I have ever seen. You really do a nice job with your hand work. What an achievement to reach 100 post. I am not sure I will last that long.

Creations from my heart said...

So glad you enjoyed my "Painting Astilbe" post. I'm glad you stopped by. Your mice as so cute. Blessings...Sherry

Michelle said...

Tina-
Very cute crochet mice, and you found a book to match. I love having tea and now I'm craving snickerdooles, how far away are you! Happy PS.

Keri said...

Well, it seems I am joining quite a crowd of "Beansie Fans". And, alas, I barely made it by the 11:59 pm deadline. :) I've just been darn busy this weekend. Hubby's birthday was yesterday, and my sister and daughter had a birthday dinner party for us last night. I also worked, went to church, worked, took the girls shopping for school clothes, worked, delivered some of my "too small" clothes to a friend, worked, and well, I just finished working and thought I'd drop by before heading to bed. I'm actually trying to avoid going to bed, as our air conditioner went out yesterday, and it is so stifling hot and muggy in the house it's almost unbearable. It really makes me appreciate the comfort of the A/C I've grown to love so much. :)

Well, anyway, I'm babbling from weariness. I love your mice, and I have a perfect spot in my office/crochet room for one to perch. I'll keep my fingers crossed. By the way, I haven't heard anything from Caroline in a long time. Since she's a teacher, she's probably getting ready for school to start. But, I was just a little worried and wondered if you had heard from her.

Sleep tight in Beansie world!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cute lil mouse! you did great.. hehehe.. i wish the real mouse as cute as this! anyway congrats on your 100th post!

Sally said...

Congratulations on your 100th post...boy time sure does fly doesn't it?? You just got started around Feb didn't you?? Wow...I'm impressed, you've come a long way baby!! Cute mice...very cute mice!! Sorry to see that your no longer following me :-(

Beansieleigh said...

To Sally... Whoa!.. Hold on there, dear friend!.. Something's not right! I will be RIGHT OVER! We'll just FIX THIS!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

I hope you had a Happy PS! I LOVE your mice! How cute!! Congrats on your 100th post!! Woo-hoo! :)

Hugs,
Sheri

Terri said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Your mice are very cute. I hope you had a great pink Saturday. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too.

dana said...

What a sweet mouse pattern!! Congrats on your 100th post and congrats to the lucky winner of your giveaway! Happy Pink Saturday! Dana

Dana and Daisy said...

Congrats on your 100th post and Happy (belated) pink Saturday!

Dana and Daisy

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hi Tina! Your little mice are too cute! And your granny placemats.. wow. Like someone else said, your stitches are SO even. My grannies never look that "square", LOL!
Beautiful fall colors in your recent post. And I love Peter, Paul and Mary.
Thanks for visiting and I'll see you at the ball!
Nikki