Monday, 27 September 2010

I have stitched!!!!

LOL I have had a little stitchy session at Hardanger/Stitchy group yesterday, I am so pleased with myself. I have missed the group as it seems to have been such a long time since the last one.
I managed to do more of the outline of the island.

Here is a snippet of some Hardanger, it's not mine as I am just doing the edging for a friend.

Looky what I have purchased from a friend, she makes gorgeous bags, and I just love the colours in this so just had to have it.( I do have a bag addiction lol)

And here is what I got Andy for our anniversary, he's ate most of it now

I am back at work from Friday,will seem strange to be working again.

Anyway thanks for visiting I really appreciate you stopping by. 

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


I have been stalling for a while, I really need to stitch on this, The Isle of Sark. I really do not like stitching on these type of designs, if it were mine it would've been in the bin a long time ago, but it's my MIL's she bought and asked me to stitch it. Over a year ago :0P.

So I am gonna try and do a weekly slot, and you are allowed to shout at me if I don't as I need all the encouragement I can get (LOL)

The only other thing I have touched at the moment is the Winter Mandala, I will update on that another time.
I hope you are all well sending you Hugs if you need them.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Woo hoo stitching!!

I just really need to fill in that last black bit and then on to the colours!! Woo hoo

Just wondered if anyone would like to do a small exchange? email me if you do :0)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Rules for kids

  • Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!  
  • Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
  • Rule 3: You will NOT make £60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
  • Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
  • Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
  • Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
  • Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
  • Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
  • Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
  • Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
  • Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

I am not sure who the Author is, but had to share!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

September already!

Umm kids go back to school next week, hooray! It hasn't been bad just I like having a little me time, maybe I will find my mojo, I mean it wasn't that long ago I stitched everynight, but I think a few comments I saw that other people had put on forums about people who have nothing better to do than stitch all day, it sort of affected me a little. I know I shouldn't worry about what others say, but it did. But instead I just sit and play on the PC all day which to be honest I would rather stitch. Sod the mardy gits.
I miss my stitching! :0(
Today would've been my Dad's birthday, even though he died 20 years ago, I still miss him terribly, and I hate that my kids never got to meet him.

But tomorrow is Dh's birthday he'll be 41,HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY not doing anything as he is at work as usual. I did mention that maybe in future years we make sure he has that day off( and my B'day) and we do something even if it's a picnic somewhere nice. We'll see!!!

Oops sorry I  did do some stitching over the last month a stitch here and there.
I put both pics up so you can see progress

I forgot to add( Thanks Heather) that the car boot went really well, raised about £90 for the Cats Protection, I think I will be doing another soon.

Sharing with you.

I have been browsing blogs and found some really interesting quilting sites that I wanted to share with you.

Penny's hands Hexagon Caddy Tutorial

Pink Penguin  small bag tutorial

Sweet as Cinnamon another quilt blog

Totally Tutorials  Lots of things to make not just quilting