Friday, 30 March 2012

Liebster Award :D

Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition.
The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster too.
2. Show thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
Massive thank you too XXXstitching

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award too with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.

4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don’t know

So the five blogs I would like to pass the award to are:
The other 2 i was going to award have already been done :(
The 5 random facts...hmmmmmm
1. I used to dance when i was younger, Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Irish/Modern
2. I love playing online games mainly Left4dead2 and Css
3. I love musicals and Disney songs but sound like a cat being strangled when i sing them
4. I would love to see the northern lights
5. I first met my partner in primary school. Over 10 years later we met again through a mutal friend.

Monday, 26 March 2012

My sisters Birthday surprise present FINISHED!!!!

Today is my sisters birthday, which means i can show you what i have been working on. She is really into "My Little Pony" at the moment. She thought this was great and was over the moon. Connor had great fun helping me make this. It has turnt out alot better then i thought, as the last time i tried to make a pillow it turnt out horribly wrong and is still sat in the cuboard. Pattern found here.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Progress on Yule fairy

Here’s a quick pic of “Yule fairy” this has stitched up pretty quick and has been nice to stitch. This is the first 2 rows of the first page. I’m now debating on whether to carry on with the first 2 rows all the way across then I’ll have the full size of it, or should I work page by page? Hmmmm so choices!
I have completed the finishing of my mystery project which was a lot more easier then I thought it would be. Connor helped with the sowing on the front panel and the whole thing was finished in about 2 hours of hand sowing. I can’t wait to get it wrapped up and given to the birthday girl. I hope she will love it.
 I have recently started teaching Connor to cook easy meals, supervised of course. He is really enjoying it and his eating has got a little bit better. So far we have made tuna and pasta, which is just tuna, pasta and salad cream and beans on toast.
I had a great mother’s day got spoilt rotten even if I did have to make my own breakfast! Me and Connor made a present for my mum which she loved it was a little heart shaped box which we put a few sweets in. It was great fun making it with Connor.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


100 posts!
I should have done it days ago as I have loads of pics to update with and some progress on crocheting but I have put off writing this post as I didn’t want to rush it.
So as I have now reached 100 posts I thought it would be good to do a quick round up of what has gone on.
I have finished 4 cross stitch projects and 3 small cross stitch projects. I finished 3 crochet projects. All in all not too bad for me I think. I have started many new projects and stopped to move onto new things. I WILL get them finished at some point....maybe  
In non stitchey things I am pregnant. Connor is only months away from starting primary school. We lost 2 cats and got Simba and Kiki. Kiki had kittens. We have been camping a few times and fishing a few times. Things are getting sorted on mine and Connors healths. So all in all it’s been a good 100 posts.
It’s hard to believe that I have made it to 100 posts. This blog originally started out as a quilting blog where I could track my progress as I started my very first quilt. Some day I will make a quilt. I need to practise sowing first as I have learnt that I can’t use a sewing machine very well.
I plan on updating more in the future I have been kind of slack with posting. So hopefully over the next 100 posts I will get better with that. I also hope to finish more projects....wish me luck!

Thanks for sticking around!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Quick update

Sorry for the lack of posting things have been pretty busy round here.
I finished all the stitching on the mystery present. Now I just need to get it finished and wrapped up.
I have been continuing with the baby blanket I started crocheting. And have lots of ideas about making blankets and cloth nappies. If anyone has any helpful links please pass them my way!
We have had loads of appointments since my last post.
We saw the specialist Anesthetist that will be knocking Connor out when he has his op. He has knocked Connor out before so I was much more relieved after the appointment. Connor will be having his operation within the next 6 weeks!
We had another baby scan. Bubba is cooking nicely but was being a pain and not laying the right the way. The scan became really painful after the sonographer got a little poke happy and heavy handed. We eventually found out that we are expecting a baby girl! Since then I have became an eBay addict and spent a little too much on baby shoes lol.

Connors parents teacher evening went really well. The manager was full of praise. Connor is socializing well and on target with all his goals. One happy mummy!