Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas Stitching

Every year i have a bit of stitching to do on christmas and boxing day, i had'nt realy had chance to think about it this year with so much going on in the run up to christmas so i just grabbed something that had been on my to do list for a while and easy stitch by Little house needleworks, "Winter Wonderland" i started it on christmas day and finished it on boxing day!

but while i was hunting all the bits out i came across last years christmas stitching which is a Sweetheart tree design "Do all things with love" again started christmas day and finished boxing day.

i also found a couple of other designs stitched over the year "Prairie moon" and "Cherry Hill"

Right off to find something else to stitch for the rest of the holiday.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

My finishes

Well while everyone is still in bed and i am rattling round on my own i decided to get all my finishes on here as they will all soon be unwrapped
firstly the stitching

i have been making little free standing christmas decorations, i just love these, think there may be more to come in this style.

we also did a diary exchange at work and this is what i made for claire.....


i also made some more diaries as presents, michelle, polly, colly and sandra received them, only have pictures of sandras and michelles i forgot to take pics of the others before i gave them out!

well i will no doubt be back later with some more, i have just started on a LHN design, Winter Wonderland it has been on my to do list for some time so while it is all quiet i am off to stitch
merry christmas all.


Well its here, just want to wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy and healthy 2009, hope you all have a wonderful day.

look what santa did to my tree!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Here he is again

I won't bore you forever more with my grandson jake, but you have to admit he is so gorgeous....

i promise to bring you some crafty pics tomorrow, as it will be christmas day and all my finishes will have been opened so i can show them off.
but for now here is Jake

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Please may i introduce Baby Jake

born this morning at 2.40am after a 26 hour labour, weighing in at 9lb 9oz, and he is just gorgeous
here he is with mum, well done amee i am so proud of you, you did fantastic girl!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Lots of finishing, nothing to show!

its the same for everyone this time of year is'nt it, i have been working away with lots of finishes but i can't show them off because they have not been received or opened yet, how frustrating! but i am going to show you this, i finished it last night, its a cigar box i found, lovely hard wood, beautiful box just right for having something stuck on it lol, so here it is..... don't think it will be seen by the recipient

i will be adding a lot more finishes in the coming days when they all arrive at their destinations
and or are opened lol.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

My Baby is 21....

Makes you think a bit when your first child gets to 21, it only seems like yesterday and now she is 21 and oh so soon to be a mum herself,
she was feeling a bit down as she did'nt think she could celebrate her 21st birthday with being so pregnant lol....of course you can, so we threw her a surprise 21st birthday party on friday night, she did'nt have a clue, and had a great evening as did those that were partaking in a little tipple lol won't bore you with all the drunken goings on lol but here she is arriving....

and us together, was hoping to get a family photo as i never seem to be able to get them all together very often, maybe a christmas day project for that one then!


Sunday, 7 December 2008

Sunday sunday........

well i am trying to be busy here but have not got too far lol, keep being distracted...trying to get some stitching done and finished and then have decided on another project to get done before christmas, need to get my finger out but first let me tell you about yesterday,

yesterday was the crafty croppers christmas party, we had such a great day with lots of singing and a beetle drive game, lots of yummy food and a goody exchange, which were all fantastic, and the best company possible, thanks to all, and thanks to rachel for my goody exchange, this is what i got...thanks Rachel

then when i got home they were all waiting with an empty tree, so after some messing and a slap round the cheek from Amee this is what we ended up with, well this morning after i had cleared all the mess up they made last night lol

let me explain about the slap round the face i received...i can't stop laughing about it everytime i think about it, we were all in tears lol.... Amee was sorting and hanging decorations on the tree, she picked up a decoration went to walk to the tree, stood on something sharp and came full pelt falling towards me who was sitting on the sofa, now at almost 9 months pregnant she is quite a size lol, anyway the hands came out to save herself still holding a wooden decoration on a string, which swung round at a great rate of knots, (sp) well bloomin fast anyway and slapped me round the face, even her BF could'nt believe the noise it made, Amee ended up a heap on the floor at my feet mortified that she had hit me, thinking i was crying...i think i was in shock, boy did we cry with laughter!

any way i think i need to go and wipe my tears away again and get back to my stitching!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

This week has flown by.....

Where is the time going? christmas is fast approaching , too bloomin fast, and i'm not ready, have been doing well with my shopping but still have some to do, although with leccy bill, gas bill and car tax all to pay this week there won't be much shopping going on!
i have been busy with my christmas crafts though and have finished off 8 tree ornaments as shown in the last post, 3 exchange ornies and 3 diaries, still another 3 diaries to do, now i want to make a couple of ornies for me me thinks!

we are now on the count down to Grandbabies arrival, two weeks today, he is due on the 17th, just playing the waiting game now.....

Saturday, 29 November 2008

This Week.......

this week has been a busy week but it has flown past, work is busy but hopefuly the madness is over for a week give us time to catch our breaths until it all returns and we start all over again.... oh joy lol

crafty wise i have managed to get a few things finished, i can show you some but not others, every year i take part in a 6 person christmas ornie exchange, i make 6 ornies and send them all over the world and then comes back 6 ornies to me, not from the 6 i sent to but from others, i have been doing it for quite a few years and now have a tree full of the most wonderful hand made ornies, i just love it and it is such a joy each year when they come out of hibernation for the christmas season, here are my offerings for this year...i have been making other ornies too but i can't show them just yet!

also this week i have made a christmas 08 mini album, each year i entend to do one but never have so this year i am, a group of us are doing this together, starting on the 15th dec, each week we will get two/three page titles, then you go away, take/find the pics and whatever else you fancy to go with those titles, we don't know what they will be until the beggining of that week, we will go into the new year and just see what we come up with, i'm realy looking forward to it, and i am hoping it will make me take lots more pictures than usual of all things christmas cause we just don't know what the titles will be.

also this week i received the most lovely FQ bundle from Israel and my friend Rachel, it is just gorgeous and so nicely bundled too, just need to find the perfect project for it now.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Thank you Colly

I just had to show you this that i received in the post yesterday for my birthday from my good friend Colly, they are both just gorgeous, thanks Colly.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Lovely Birthday

Well yesterday was my birthday and i had a fantastic day even though i was at work, they do make me feel special there, i had a lovely birthday cake, lots of ballons and pressies, then we went straight from work out for tea, was a bit stuffed by the time i got home but had a great day. so thanks to alex, claire and sadie and tom too although he was'nt there, well is spirit anyway lol

then i also have to say thank you for all the birthday wishes from everyone and to michelle, maggie and patt for my birthday goodies and to everyone else for the cards, it was all lovely.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Crafty Saturday

Woohoo it was crafty saturday yesterday, so i joined the others in the scout hut for the day, Karen was back, we have missed you karen glad to have you back x
after doing two weeks of 65 and 60 hours i needed some me time!

AND i got to play with my new sewing machine, had only had a 5 minute play on it when it first arrived so this was the time to give it a go and this is what i made with it....

the second of the baby quilts i wanted to do and including the freehand quilting, my first attempt and i am pretty pleased with it, hope you can see it there!

now i just need to find some more time to play some more lol

Scrapajack finishes

Thought i would let you see what i actualy did while i was away at the scrapajack retreat,these are the classes....
the theme seemed to be going with "me" a lot, and although you could very easily change them to whatever theme you wanted i decided that seen as i am no where to be found in my scrapping ...mum who's that?... so i stayed with the theme and this is what i ended up with

there were two classes with Tracie......

then we have Rachels class....just love it, well the pic could be a bit better lol

then we did the most wonderful canvas with Sharon, my photo was the wrong orientation of course so i turned my canvas, i am just loving this piece...

we did a mini book with vanessa too but its not finished yet so that will have to follow at a later date,
i have to say how much i enjoyed the classes they were FAB.

well apart from my classes and after all the chatter and laughter i did manage a whole LO by myself, yes a whole ONE lol....

can't wait for the next retreat.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Sweet Treats

Woohoo i have my latest sweet treats to show off, its called Violet something or other, looks like nosegay but i have no idea what that is! any ideas?
i just love it when the post man calls with my fabric, i have them on sub bi-monthly, not that i have used any of them yet lol, i just stroke them !

and another good thing happened today...i have booked on the scrapajack retreat in May, don't think i will ever be able to miss going and spending such quality time with jak and deb, they are just the best, and not forgetting everyone else i have met there, it is just the best 3 days of fun you can have.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Halloween stitching

i just LOVE stitching anything Halloween, well along with Christmas, i love that too and although i have started on that i have nothing to show yet so just my Halloween for now,

firstly my envelope (mail art) which i stitched for my great friend Michelle, and yes it did go in the post and to my delight arrived safe and sound, (and in good condition i hope ) the next day , i was so nervous but i have to say well done the the PO they did's to the next one because i really want to do it again now i have tried it once.

then there is my wall hanging which was for Moll, this was for an exchange that i took part in, and i think she liked that one too, well from her response she did lol

Here we go

well here we go, i am hoping this blog will help me to document my crafting i tend to send things off the their new homes without taking pictures or they end up lost in the mess that is my home never to be seen again so hoping this will help me to remember to take those photo's and maybe even display my work a bit better

here we go with some of my recent finishes

some of you know i am going to be a grandma WOOHOO only 5 more weeks to go, so i have been busy making things for baby jake, firstly i have lined out the crib, this was a carboot find, you know when you have something in your head, just what you want but can't find it well i did fine the wicker crib and this is what i did with it..

then i turned my attention to the big cot, for when he's a little older, and made this quilt, i am also going to make another one, one for his house, one for mine lol and i'm sure there will be more to follow!

i have also been busy making a quilt for our bed not that i think we will need it much with the central heating but it looks good and well i like making them lol

i have a few more pieces to make for christmas so i'm sure my new sewing machine is going to be very busy.