Thursday, 28 June 2012

Lots to report! :-)

Hello there bloggers!

How are you all doing?  All is fine and dandy in my part of the world lol

First of all I have decided to concentrate on my Fairy Grandmother and Universe In A Jar plus a few of my WIP's and UFO's.  More the WIP's and UFO's during the day but as soon as I can when kids settled out will come the big projects :-)  Oh I would be silly to waste the nice lighter nights and not stitch my 'biggies' lol

I completed the two presents for the Nursery teachers and they will be given them tomorrow.  I must take a photo of them before I take them in!!  I have also done lots more on M'Ladys Strawberries and Gone Fishing so I am delighted with myself.  My stitching bug is back in full swing I am pleased to say!!

On the family front .... Cara decided to give Larry the laptop a nice drink of milk but unfortunately Larry was not thirsty and decided he didn't like ilk and stopped working on a permanent basis :-(   oooo my poor poor Larry the Laptop but I decided that with the summer hols coming up I would be a crazy woman not to have a computer for the kids (cos the old,old,very old desk top computer packed in a few weeks ago too!!) so I bought a new Laptop which has been named Larryette by by 16 year old son!!  Yes out stuff gets names lol!!

We had a big change around of bedroom and got Cara a Peppa Pig Toddler bed and Cara is now sharing a room with Katie which they both love!!  Laura and I swapped bedrooms too which I'd great because now Cara is in with Katie when I go to bed I can either stitch or read .... normally sleep lol

Lots of Photos came home from school the last week so I will get a few up on here.  I also got the school reports and I an so proud of my little ones Ryan, Conor, Mark and Katie as they have done so well this year.  Vast improvements in them all not only with their school work but also their social development which reminds me my little Cara has done so well with her social development and has won the hearts of many at the children's school.

The children finish tomorrow for 8 weeks summer holidays and we have lots planned!!  First off the whole of July is covered as I have managed to get them into a Summer Scheme at our local Community Center.  The 3 boys go to one part of the Summer Scheme whilst Katie goes to another but next year when Katie will be able to go to the same one as the boys.  I have the boys going out on trips at separate times with the scheme whilst others stay at the center just so they are not together all the day,every day. Summer Scheme ends at 1.30pm each day so we will have activities planned for the afternoons too!  lets hope the rain stays off!!

Other than all that above (not much lol) I have not been upto much ha ha :-)

Off to the last Craft Club of the school year tomorrow but we have plans for meeting up so we don't escape each other that much!!  My friends are my rock and I would miss them so much if I didn't see them.

Right I think it is time for bed.  I will up load pics asap.  Thanks for reading my ramblings!!

Bye for now,
Happy Crafting,
Take care

Love me xxxxx

Oh P.S  I have taken up a few exchanges on Swap-Bot again ....  lovely  I have missed doing exchanges .... now are there any nice relaxing reliable exchanges going on on blogger? lol

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Debating with myself all afternoon ...

... over what to stitch  ... I will finish off the small things I have at the moment but then ... ???

HELP!

I am deliberating with myself on starting a smaller quicker project and in all honesty so I can actually start and finish something this side of Christmas lol

OR

Get stuck in with my Universe in a Jar HAED and keep going til its done even if my youngest is 21 years old before its finished (that gives me 19 years to finish lol)

OR

Carry on with my Fairy grandmother and do a few Margaret Sherry designs along side her, now I do love Margaret Sherry designs and I have missed them the last few years doing other things.

OR

Do all the above and have some fun regardless if I don't get much finished this year!!

I was even on the HAED site earlier looking at the mini charts and the quick stitch charts.  I'd be daft to start another one .... or would I?  lol :-)

With all that has gone on here I don't know if I should start fresh with my projects. I am now fed up looking at the ones I have on the go and sometimes they remind me certain past times that Id rather forget ... I started afresh with my life and thats taken off 100% in a fantastic new direction .... will my stitching do the same? ....

New life .... new projects with happy thoughts!

oooo what to do, what to do, what to do ...


Saturday nights Stitching

I did a little more on Gone Fishing last night and stitching an ornie for a teacher.

A great night for me :-)  Lets hope tonight is another night with the ol' needle and thread!!

Gone Fishing

Teacher stitching

Saturday, 9 June 2012

I'm back .... I hope!

Good evening bloggers,

Hope you are all well!  Things are great here and we have had a few adventures the last 2 weekends... lots of fun had by all of us.

First though I have found my stitching bug again and whipped up a lovely Knit Chick for my wonderful friend Karen.  She keeps hens at her house (large garden lol) and she is a nutty about knitting as I am about stitching!!  I thought I had taken a photo with my daughters camera but its not on the memory card so either I did it wrong or I didn't take a photo with the camera.  So I have posted a pic I took with my phone!

For Karen's Birthday

Today we had a birthday party for Cara who will be 2 years old on Monday.  Karen and her kiddies came over, Grainne and her kiddies came too then with my kiddies and Laura's boyfriend there was a lovely house full with lots of fun and food too!!

Cara, me (with the cake) and Karen in the background!
Just look at Cara's little face :-)
We had a fantastic time... lots more pics but not yet gone through them all!

Last weekend .... oh wow what a great time we had!  On Saturday we all went to a Jubilee Party at the local Community Centre.  Kids had Ice-cream, bounces on the bouncy castle, hotdogs and lots of other stuff so we decided to have a run around the obstacle course to burn off some of that energy but we ended up at Cranny Fields, were the obstacle course was, for hours!!  We met up with with Karen's eldest (same age as James) so they started kicking a football about then my lot joined in!!  Cara kept running a 1/4 length of the pitch to go and kiss and hug James' leg lol then she ran back to me.  Karen's middle son then came so that was it a full kick about was on.  before I knew it most of the afternoon had gone and it was time for home!  Brilliant, brilliant, did I say brilliant time had by all!!

On Sunday we all piled on down to Karen's house! lol  Totally fun there and her sunroom is amazing so guess where I am spending my summer hols stitching ..... yes glued to a seat in her sunroom lol

Well I guess its time to get the kiddies sorted to be and crack on with some stitching.  At the moment i am whipping up something quick for the school teachers.  Better get a move on as there is just on 4 weeks left til the schools over here finish for summer!!  

The bets are on to me finishing M'Ladys Strawberries before Wimbledon starts again... wonder if I will get it finished .....

My goal by the end of June is to have 5 stitched 'things' for teachers done, M'Ladys Strawberries and Gone Fishing finished.  Fingers crossed!!