Friday, 30 September 2011

Just had to share

A bit more excited now

This is the style of pen that I will have in my garden soon, well a couple of weeks, but it will be taller as this one was shortened to size of over fence or something like that!

Then I will be looking after some puddy cats

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tea and Sympathy please

I have found the perfect hot water bottle & cover for me today.
At Blackpool market found these going cheap, I had admired these at garden centres but they were a bit pricey, but got them at a great price !!
I just have to keep a look out for one with Reece's name on, I did get a blank just in case.


I got back to find Hubby had brought me another (belated) Anniversary gift,
I have been after one of these for ages, a three tiered cake stand for my fruit.
Isn't he the greatest.

As I said I have been to Blackpool today the main reason being that my niece's coach was cancelled so she gave me the money for petrol and I took her and her fella, I also took my DD and my Mum and made a day of it. I am shattered now, all that walking. Had fun though.!! 

Friday, 23 September 2011

Stitching, What's that!

LOL I bet you all thought I had forgotten what stitching was, didn't you.
Well yes I have been trying to get a few blankets done for christmas, and I have even been stitching together the hexagons, (yes I am still plodding on with them.)
But I do have a some bit of stitching to share with you.

this is Sew Red by Istitch, but I just had to use this thread I bought from 21st Century Yarns at the FoQuilts show.For this little freebie.


Look at this pretty pinkeep I received yesterday from Chris, I wasn't expecting anything and this really made my day. You know that feeling you get when you just wanna hug someone, I got that when I opened the parcel.

 And look at the back a dinkiest pair of scissors and pocket to store them in.

Thank you so much Chris, I just adore it all!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Bit excited!! LOL

I have signed up to be a Cat Fosterer for the Cats Protection!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Raising money!

Do you remember the Cats quilt and cushion See Here.
Well on Sunday at the Cat's Protection Open day, they had a Raffle just for the Quilt, as well as other things and the quilt raised £85.50 all on it's own. And total raised on the day was £3865.25.
Isn't that amazing, I haven't taken any photos this year as I was busy harrassing asking people if they would like a raffle ticket

My Mum won a prize in the main Raffle, 2 tickets to see Dick Whittington in December.
And Lucy won the 'Guess how many sweets, she was 2 away from the total

Lots of sweeties!!!

I am still hoping to reach the £200 mark for my sponsored weight loss as well. For the Cats Protection!

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate all your comments!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Old Jeans no more!!

I have been blog hopping.That's where I use the links in people's sidebars to travel to one blog to the next and I came across this fabulous idea on a Craftazine. Thanks to Freebies for Crafters for the link!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Is that my Mojo I see???

Thanks to Carol R's designs I may have found a little mojo, this is one of her freebie called Sew Red, I am doing in some threads I got from the quilt show.

So today I got out Tribal Butterfly determined to finish the outline
and that I did, I am quite proud of myself.

Why have I suddenly started stitching again, maybe because the children went back to school today and I went to a friends house today and we chatted whilst I stitched and she knitted.

Maybe I will manage more progress reports!!

Thank you for stopping by

Hugs Rachael xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

What's in a name?

I have decided to reopen my old blog for my crochet and patchwork. But I need a name for it. Not sure what to go for...any ideas??

I am using the new interface thingy on here so far no problems.

I have purchased a new chart today, naughty I know but I needed a little stitchy pick me up, so I bought Sew Scissors from istitch. and I have the threads that I bought at the quilt show, as she also sent me a couple of freebies as well.
I am hoping that it will bring my stitchy bug back.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sept update

I have managed to stitch a little on Tribal Butterfly.

I have been on Holiday for the past week on the Isle of Wight, we have had a fabulous time.So not much was done, I took wool and hooks as well but they were not touched either, if my free time I have been reading instead must of read over 4 books though LOL.

Here are some of my favourite photos from Isle of Wight and Portsmouth

Thank you for stopping by!!