Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Happy New Year

I'm a little early but we go away tomorrow so Happy New Year to everyone x x x

Our Christmas has been quite eventful - Christmas Day my Dad didn't look well, he was struggling with his breathing.We ended up taking him to Accident and Emergency and they have kept him in. He is breathing much much better but is on oxygen. He willbe in until we get back from our trip to Rome - he insists we still go.

When we got back from form the hospital Ruby had tumbled in the garden and hurt her back leg. We had to carry her to bed and saw the emergency vet on Boxing Day. She has pulled her leg and it's probably bruised too. The vet gave her some painkillers and we have to give her more each breakfast. She is staying mainly on her bed but can hop about. This afternoon I took her for a short walk. On the way back she just sat in our road and Urszula and her dog Eddie came out to help encourage her to get up and hop home. She has been out again and seems more confident each tme. The kennels say they are ok to have her still and will give her the painkillers.

So we are still going to Rome tomorrow, although I am a little nervous about everything.

Here are my lovely pressies from my stitchy friends - thanks everyone :)

From Angie
From Karan
From Julie
From Christine
From Brenda
I sat and made all the cards for the Needlecraft Haven Birthday Exchange today- here they are - but who is getting which one LOL
Cards for NH
These are the gifts I stitched for Julie and her grand-daughter Isabelle.

This is the star I stitched for Karan

Here's hoping 2012 is a good one for everyone.


Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas

It was Nick's 50th last Wednesday and I surprised him with tickets for a holiday in Rome - we go next Weds until new Year's Day which means New Year's Eve in Rome. I have kept the secret since June - it's been very difficult at times LOL and now we're both very excited.

We had a great free meal at Cafe Rouge - thanks to my winning their competition. 8 of us had a fabulous time at Leamington Spa - we'd definitely go back again.

Stitching wise I have planned and started my 2012 RR with Needlecraft Haven - it's a chart from Cross Stitch Gold and I'll put up a picture of it when I can but this is my work so far.
RR started 22/12/2011
Needlecraft Haven will be 1 on 31st December, I can't believe it's been a year, it is such a lively place thanks to all the members chat, pictures and our fun and games.

and a fabulous New Year

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas is a coming

The festive season is approaching fast and we have ana dditionalexciting time because DH is 50 on Wednesday. Today we're having a Family Buffet at The Abbey where DS works. I have been extremely lucky an dhave awona meal for 10 at Cafe Rouge - they have managed to get us booked in for Dh's actual birthday in Leamington Spa - fab fab times :)

Needlecraft Haven is a hive of activity, both Christmasy and with new RR's and exchanges being planned for 2012. I'm so grateful to me stitchy friends for making it such a wonderful place to visit - Julie, Karan, Christine, Ursh, Tina, Hazel, Angi, Barb, Barbara, Lindsay, Jaclyn, Dusty, Chris, Elaine, Kate, Sheila, Nicola, Sally, Kell and over 100 more members who pop by - thank you.

These are the ornaments I made for my friends at school

Our trees are up - this is the Friendship Tree that has ornaments, stitched and non-stitched given by friends from all over the world.

I hope everyone is ready for the festive season - enjoy your time with friends and family x x x