Friday 30 July 2010

Stitching HD at last :)

I have not been stitching or blogging much lately :) lots of reasons but this is not a post for moaning. I am hoping to be back to normal (if that's possible) soon.

I have finally finished Chris' RR - I have needed the whole six weeks and it's not really a big design. I did the strawberry bowl, the french knots were worrying but I think they look ok :) This RR has just one more place to visit so next posting allour Robin's come home - Dusty, Chris, Lynn, Jaclyn and Tina are you as excited as me??

We're off to the caravan today for 9 days, just me, DH and Ruby until Sunday when DD and her BF join us until Friday. We then have another weekend just us before coming home next Sunday. I'm looking forward to some relaxing time and a chance to catch up on many many things.

Because I have not been stitching I am so far behind with the stitching for the church Christmas tree. I have decided to change Symmetry as I will not get enoughstitched now in time. The new name is 'The Cross Stitch Tree' and I am going to stitch crosses :) It's a very simple chart and I am going to use up lots of my tiny scraps of material, canvas, floss and wool so there will be a variety of sizes.

If you would like to stitch a cross here's the chart (you can edge and back it anyway you like).


Thanks in advances to those who I know will be sending crosses - if you need to contact me my email is

and finally - does anyone fancy joining in a non-stitchy exchange? I thought this would be fun, no stitching panics and enable new online shops :)

Sign up by posting on this thread and by emailing me the following details. I will need:

your blog address
your full name
your postal address
your contact phone number

You will need to go online to ANY stitchy shop and buy £5 worth of goodies for your partner and have the parcel sent straight to them.

All goodies must be ordered by 25th August so that all goodies are received by 1st September

Sign up closes 9am Monday 9th August - all details will be sent that day by 6pm.

I think that's all from me - hopefully I will be back to blogging after my hols AND I'll have some stitchy news :) take care everyone and have fun x x

Sunday 18 July 2010

The Black Dress ...

...was perfect :)

I had a brilliant timeat the school prom - it was such a good atmosphere,a great feeling of togetherness.

The black dress was perfect - and I now know where I'm heading next ;)

This was me and Michael before I went out hee hee

 No stitching news but it's school hols soon so maybe then :)

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Slimming World - on the move again

I'm feeling quite rough at the moment with a summer cold. I came home early yesterday and have decided to stay off today. Hopefully I can rest on the sofa with my stitching :)

I just wanted to blog my SLimming World success - it's taken me 18moths but I have lost 31lb (2 stone 3 pounds). I am so pleased and after a few months of staying at the same weight I am finally loosing again.

It's our school prom next Friday and I have a black dress that I am hoping to wear so if I lose a couple of pounds this week it will be prefect :) positive thoughts :)

This is fat me at bowling Xmas 2009

and this is skinny me on the beach in Wales June 2010

So hopefully the next photo will be me in that black dress next Friday :)

Sunday 4 July 2010

Another month on :)

I'm so slow at the moment in lots of things lol. Lots has been happening - too much to blog in detail so here it is in pictures.

Philippa was nominated for a sport award at her schools equivalent to 'Sport's Personality of the Year' - we had to go posh :)

Then it was her prom night and she looked fabulous :)

Then we had a weekend in France and bought just  few bottles of wine for our wine rack.

And this weekend we've had a new BBQ and made twists for pudding :)

No stitching this month but I am working on my RR.

I hope to be blogging much more soon as we break up for summer in just three weeks :)