Friday, 28 December 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012
From Kate to me - love the little chocolate Santa in his stocking (I have to own up though that Santa is no longer with us but was very tasty .. )
- can't wait to get started on it.
Have also realised that we are nearly at the end of our WIPOCALYPSE for 2012 (that has shot by fast!) so will be back after Christmas with a round up of my stitching year..
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
<p dir=ltr>A self explanatory title. All I have to show is a page finish. . So pleased as it makes me think that I will actually have a haed finish one day. Other than that started on a couple of Xmas ornies which I wont show at present..
Off to Harrogate this weekend to meet up with some stitchy friends .. so looking forward to this..I am I'm definite need of a weekend away.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
This is also going to be my pre-IHSW post as well, I have a wee sneaky day off work today as it the kids October holidays this week so planning on some extra stitching time especially as dh Lee is at work, ds Neve is at her friends and ds Joe has a new lego set so I won't see much of him.
During September we got a night away with the family down to Blackpool and spent the day at the Pleasure Beach - Neve and Lee had great fun on all the big rollercoasters including The Big One (though Lee did look a bit shook up when he got off that lol!) but me and Joe took a gentler route and stuck to the more sedate rides . I put my hands up - I am a total wimp when it comes to theme parks! Just looking at some of them makes me feel sick let alone go on them... attempted to see the Illuminations at night but hadn't reckoned on them being quite so popular, had to abandon as we were all pretty tired by then. Definitely fancy going back to Blackpool for a couple of days though next time.
Stitching wise I have been chugging away on my HAED QS Twilight Shimmer and hope to get a page finish this weekend..
I've also been stitching on Part 5 of Chatelaine White Nights - there are 8 buildings to do, so far I've managed 1 and started another - every time I think I am getting somewhere I find another little bit to do, I was hoping to have part 5 finished this year but this not looking realistic at the moment.
As of today
I started a new start as well - Darth Vader Cookies - which is a freebie from here, Dork Stitch. Hope to get this finished up for Christmas for my star wars/lego daft boy. Stitched on gorgeous sparklies "before the storm".
I took part in the first part of the All Hallows Exchange over on the HAED Addiction facebook group - received a couple of charts which I was so pleased with and planning to do it again on halloween.
Mini Sea of Roses
Mini Frost Moon
I am definitely planning a new start in the new year but it's going to be hard to decide what though.
Hope you all have a very stitchy weekend..always appreciate your comments.
Monday, 3 September 2012
|Haed QS Rapunzel Page 1 finished yay!|
|Victoria Sampler Jazz Tuffet Biscornu - finish|
|Chatelaine White Nights in St Petersburg - Part 4 finished and a little start of Part 5|
|Mirabilia - Maidens of the Season Spring|
Sunday, 19 August 2012
I did leave the house at some points though, we did a couple of day trips with the kids. Headed down to The Cocoa Bean Factory which I think the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Chocolate heaven...
Also went over to Edinburgh for the day which was fun but very busy as the festival is on and it was actually hot. Can't remember ever being in Edinburgh before when it was warm...
Looking over to the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill in the distance
As for stitching I finished page 1 of my Haed QS Rapunzel.. feeling very pleased with myself for that as it was one of my goals for this year. I am desperate to start another haed but have decided that can only have three on the go at a time or they will never get done..
Off for my morning walk now, I think a stroll down the beach seems in order. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Finished up at work on Friday there for a couple of weeks, so far so nice - just pottering about and pretty much wall to wall olympic watching going on, this is proving well for stitching time thankfully.
Spent a nice day shopping in Glasgow with dd Neve yesterday - managed not to spend too much money! Planning on painting my bedroom next week (or more likely just buying the paint..) and very excited as getting new bedroom doors fitted over the weekend. We have been in this house for 9 years now and this will be the first time we actually have had a door in every room that you can actually close - it's these little things that make me happy lol!
Leave you with a picture of my mirabilia wip..
Saturday, 21 July 2012
In St Petersburg. Maybe another week to get this part done..
Only this coming week at work and then off for two glorious weeks - not going anywhere fancy, just a few day trips here and there and watching as much of the Olympics as I can. Sounds like a might fine holiday to me.
Here's where I am at with Twilight...
and her is my finished SAL - isn't this is adorable, so summery - thanks to Donna at By the Bay for this fantastic freebie
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Have changed up rotation a little so that I am just concentrating on four different pieces. One week on my chatelaine , one week on mirabilia , one week on smalls and two weeks on my haeds.. these last few days it's been my QS Twilight Shimmer, here's where it's at
Friday, 8 June 2012
The main reason for going was that I had won tickets a good while back for a couple of the attractions there, namely Legoland Discovery Centre and Aerial Extreme, so we booked a couple of cheap nights in a local premier inn and decided to make a stay out of it.
As you can imagine my 8 year old lego daft boy was delighted with the Discovery Centre, but primarily the shop lol.. he couldn't spend his money quickly enough.
after that we took headed to the Aerial Extreme course which is a treetop obstacle course. Now I will hold my hands up and admit I am a total wuss when it comes to these things, and I opted not to take part (I didn't like roundabouts as a child, there is no way you would be getting up on something like that lol!) . DD Neve and DH Lee did decide to go for it, Neve went round as if she was taking a stroll, zipwires the lot - Lee made it round but had a bit of a wobble over the first zipwire - I was trying to film him while not peeing myself laughing .... (which is a bit of a cheek on my part when I wouldn't even try it!) but all in all they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Other than that we visited the shops, ate well, went to see Snow White and The Huntsman and spent loads..
Also last week it had been my DD's P7 prom - a great wee night was had by all..
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
So since my last post I have worked on the following:
HAED QS Siberian Forest
HAED QS Rapunzel
Chatelaine White Nights in St Petersburg
No up to date picture - will do that when next it shows it's face in my rotation.
and started and finished Bent Creek June Zooms (go me, yay!!)
Friday, 25 May 2012
Following IHSW last weekend I had a little finish
Will try my best to actually get this finished up in time so I can hang it up at my work ready for next week.
My dd and I also completed our Midnight Walk for The Ayrshire Hospice and I raised a good wee bit so feeling quite pleased-my legs weren't feeling quite so pleased though come Sunday morning...
For the rest of the month of the month going to concentrate on my HAED QS Siberian Forest. This is where I am starting off from - my plan for this year was to have page 1 of this finished - need to get a bit of a shift on me thinks...
Friday, 18 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
If anyone wants to join me in this please feel free. The more the merrier.