Friday, 23 December 2011
I have had a couple of stitchy weekends though, a couple of weekends ago I met up Eileen whom I met through the HAED BB and we had a great wee chat and some lunch up at Largs. She had brought along her various HAEDs to show me and I was drooling over her work - it's so nice to get a chance to see other's pieces in real life, I am in awe of how she manages all her different HAEDs, v impressive lol!
And just on Saturday there i headed up to Glasgow to see Ally again - a very pleasant afternoon was spent in her company and I was treated to some very delicious sweet potato and carrot soup followed by the now legendary lemon drizzle cake (and very nice it was too!) - as usual though, we chatted all afternoon and didn't produce a stitch, but i did help her decide on what to choose for her Crazy challenge - it was a tough choice but we managed it in the end.
I have managed to sort out my list for Wipocalpyse 2012 - on this page here.
Many thanks for all your comments, there always nice to see - Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Thanks to Jo for running this online advent calendar. Today is my turn, yay..
I decided to share with you a stocking I completed a couple of years ago for ma wee boy. I've also made a stocking for his sister and an advent calendar. Am trying to stay away from ornaments as let's just say that finishing and me do not go together - this year's attempt is now residing in a landfill somewhere in Scotland lol !!. (the stocking was very wonderfully made up by a dressmaker in town - I know my limits...)
As for traditions, I can't say as such that we have any as a family, but we do enjoy the traditional
celebrations of eating and.drinking too much and watching Doctor Who of course.
As a child our family attended midnight mass so we always got to open our presents after that, it was lovely with it being dark and all the christmas lights on, eating chocolate and arguing over who could play their new records first..
Now on Christmas Eve me and hubby usually share our presents as we count that as our anniversary of when we first got together and scarily this year will be our 20th together - where does the time go?
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Now it is December I'm going to try to make a couple of xmas ornies in the next couple of weeks - but with Christmas fayres and all that coming up, i'll see how i get on.
And in response to my dilemma last week re the mince pies - i'll admit i gave in and had both lol! Just couldn't resist ...
Tonight off to the pictures with the kids to see Hugo - mmm popcorn (and I wonder why my clothes are shrinking?..ha ha)
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Tonight i am back to Rapunzel till the end of the month - this is where I am at just now
However the burning question of the afternoon is...m&s double choc chip cookie or get into the festive spirit with a mince pie? decisions, decisions
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
1. not setting the alarm for 9 whole mornings.
2. having a girly day with my dd Neve
3. painting Neve's room
5. getting the house into some sort of order
6. spending a romantic weekend with my dh Lee - staying at a lighthouse keepers cottage here
So, made it to Berlin and back, it was short but sweet, would really have liked to spend a couple more days there to have a good wander about - the hotel we stayed in was really nice, actually a one bedroom apt, me and Kim (my friend who came with me) were ready just to move in - no kids, no husbands, no cleaning - seemed good to us.. the Bruno Mars gig at night was surprisingly good - lots to sing and dance along to and of course we had to indulge in a few beers (we were in Germany after all).
Stitching wise, managed to get a wee bit done on my Chatelaine White Nights and the Solar System and this weekend i have signed up for International Hermit and StitchWeekend - looking forward to having a look at everyone else's progress, always good to find more blogs i haven't come across yet, you can never have enough blogs to read!
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Ok rant over lol!
I got my needlebook finished for the exchange over on Friendly Stitchers - actually got it finsihed last week but it is still in my car waiting to get posted, sorry Gillie - it will get to you eventually... I am normally terrified of finishing but this wasn't too scary, will post a piccie once i know it has been received.
Got a bit more done on HAED SK Rapunzel - am stitching this on 18ct aida and really loving it, my other HAED is on 25ct linen, so this makes a nice change, not quite as demanding.
this week am back to working on Chatelaine White Nights - aiming to get at least the west gates done but between fat club, book club and Neve's skating, it'll be a bit of squeeze getting much time on it.
Off to Berlin in two days - very excited now!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
The kids went back to school in middle of August and along with that goes all the out of school stuff - Beavers, Guides, swimming, parent association stuff, and Neve is now a full member of the figure skating club which means she can go up to four times a week - I don't think lol, two or three at a push is enough for us! I am all for her practising and doing well at it but i still want her to enjoy it not think of it as a chore.
It's now getting very autumnal here i.e grey clouds, rain, wind - not much different from our summer actually just a bit colder - very dreich as we would say - had to actually give up and stop wearing my sandals and get into shoes - a sad day..
A wee bit of good news
Yesterday I got a letter to say i had won a trip to Berlin to see Bruno Mars in concert - am not too fussy re the Bruno Mars bit but quite excited about seeing a bit of Berlin, although it will be just a wee bit unfortunately as it is only for one night and the flight is quite early coming back, - i shall have to go and learn a wee bit of German as it is pretty non-existent at the moment..
Being a stitcher of course my first thought was - wonder if there are any good LNS in Berlin lol! Does everyone else think like this when they head somewhere new?
A couple of WIP's progesses for you:
So for "Irresitible Gifts to Stitch" - we have Christina in Miami
and for "Christmas Card Ideas" - we have Teejay
i will be in touch for you snail mail address. Hope you both enjoy these.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Will keep this open till 5th Sept - please just leave a comment stating which one you would like and i will draw a name at random - easy peasy!
Please feel free to spread the word around the blogging world.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
still no stitching pictures, will update all my WIPS on my return - been working on the solar system for ds Joe, "I do" and snuck a new start in as well - couldn't resist joining the HAED SK SAL , chose Rapunzel and have managed a couple of hundred stitches on her so far.
also been getting supplies ready for a summer exchanged over on Needlecraft Haven, finally got the right threads though after dunderheid here couldn't even read her own writing and ordered the wrong numbers - duh!
one hour left at work which of course is always the longest hour of the week.
thanks for stopping by and commenting - cheers for now.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Heading up - this looking north up Loch Lomond
Up the top - unfortunately a bit misty
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Not managed to get any stitching done this week, time is just disappearing from me. But we did have the painter in this week and the living room is now a lovely shade of sky blue, so pleased with it, now just need to get some curtains and the pictures etc back up and it'll be all done. Got the kitchen finished off as well - am so pleased with how all the renovations have turned out.
picking up my new car tonight (well new to me car) - so excited. ended up with another Renault scenic as i've been pretty happy with the one we've had. but of course that has meant i've had to sort out all the rubbish that was in my old one and make it somewhat presentable to trade it in - not an easy job!
off for the weekend tomorrow and the weather forecast is absolutely dire - will definitely take my stitching down with me as i reckon we will be stuck indoors for a bit.
right better get ready for work now. thanks all for stopping by.
Friday, 6 May 2011
same old same old. ended up with loads of time off in April between annual leave, easter public holidays and of course the good ole royal wedding (could really do with one of those every year) so it feels like april just disappeared from us. have actually had to work a full five days this week, i'm exhausted lol!
now officially ran out of money so the rest of the house will be on hold for the forseeable. Especially as my car needs a pile of work done on it and it looks like it's going to be going to the big car heaven instead and a new (well new to me) car bought instead - oh the joys!
plan for the weekend
lee working next three nights so telly and stitching is the order of the day. Am loving the new series of Doctor Who, the kids have been pretty freaked out by it - oh the hours of entertainment i can have scaring the pants off them by sneaking up with masks on, great fun ha ha!
right off to catch up on the soaps and have dinner - have a good weekend all