Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stash, stash and more stash

Dont you just love technology....when it works.  I have tried about 4 times in the last 2 weeks to update my blog and my poor computer decided not to play the game.  Finally we bit the bullet and got a new wireless modem, so things are all up and running again :)

The last few weeks have been a little crazy but I have managed to get some stitching in.  My little man has decided that he only needs to have day sleeps about 3 days a week now so I am missing my stitchy time during the day.  I have done some progress on Ladybird, she only has a little bit left on the flowers and leaves on the bottom of the design and then she is ready to backstitch and bead. 

I have had some lovely stitchy stuff arrive lately though which is so exciting.  First off was the lovely DMC thread that I won off Melanies blog when she had her giveaway.  I have never bought any colour variation thread and was so taken with how pretty it was when I received it.  Thank you so much Melanie for your lovely giveaway and for including me.

For those of you who have been following my blog for the last few months you would have seen my Dogs that I recently did for my dads 70th birthday coming up in August.  Last week I found the cats version as a chart and had to get it for me, I love cats :)  So it is in my WIP pile but further down the pile as I have others I need to do first.

Next one that I bought was a double pattern that I have loved for ages called Butterfly Fairies. This has been on my wish list for so long and last week I finally got around to buying it! My love for cats is only superceeded by my love for butterflies!  My goal is to do both of these and hang them in my bedroom, but right now they will have to wait as well for more important projects that need to be completed.  Here they are, aren't they gorgeous

So, there is all my stitchy news.  Sadly I broke my glasses last week (cant even blame it on the 2 year old either, it was all me!!!) and so stitching is having to wait till my new pair arrives this week.  Thankfully my lovely optometrist has given me a pair of contacts to use so that I am not completely blind :)

I hope all my stitchy friends are well and happily stitching.  Once I get the beading and backstitching done on ladybird I will be starting my christmas stitching for my family, including putting more work into Jacobs christmas stocking.  Oh, and there is the new Mira design which is called Dressmakers Daughter which I am going to be stitching for my mum for her 70th birthday next year, yes, she was a dressmaker!!

Ok, big verbal blurb is over, I will leave you all with a couple of photos taken last weekend at our yearly photo shoot that we have done as a family.

Our little man

Hubby and I

Bye lovlies :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Yes people...I am alive!!!!

Hi everyone, yes I know it has been ages since I updated this, I am still around and have been quietly lurking in the background.  Truth be known May was a hard month and my blogging just kind of fell by the wayside.  But here I am, back up to speed, lighter, happier and ready to go!!!!  So let's catch up with what I have been up to.  Be prepared for a long, detailed post!!!!!!

Health wise I had a pretty scary month.  I have had a tiny sore on the inside of my nose for about 2 years now which has never healed (sounds gross I know but we are all friends here so let's share!!!).  I have never done anything about it as it was so tiny and never bothered me.  Anyway last month it grew, very fast and very serverly, to the point that it was tracking up my face.  I went to the doctors and he put me on an antibiotic and cream to try and heal it, but it continued to spread.  I went back and was given a second lot of cream and pills...still spreading.  Another visit to the doctor and a third lot of medication tried.  I was given 4 days with this medication and was told if there was no improvment that I would be admitted to hospital and a biopsy taken to analyse it.  Needless to say, the next 4 days were incredibly stressfull!!!  For the first 2 days nothing changed, day 3 I could breath through my nostril, day 4 I woke up and it was practically gone.  All that is left of it now a week later is a scar that I dont think is going to heal but hey, that's what makeup is for huh :) 

I also in the last month decided to take control of my health and weight and joined Weight Watchers.  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.  I have a 2 year old son that I want to enjoy spending time with and running with and it is hard to do right now with the size I am.  So I bit the bullet and joined and I am LOVING it so much.  I am happy, full of energy, and have lost 3.8 kilos in the first 2 weeks.  Onward and downward, that's my moto now.  My husband actually told me the other day that he is really proud of me for how determined I am and how well I am doing, which is huge for him.  He has also lost half a kilo since I started too so my healthy dinners must be rubbing off on him.  He came home the other day with Mayonaise on his chin so I asked him where he had been....he confessed he had snuck off to Burger King for a feed.....hahahaha.  At least he had it there and didnt bring it home!!!

So anyway, onto stitching over the last month.  I havent done a lot, it has been so busy and stressfull but I am happy to say that the skirt on ladybird is finished. 

My aim is to get the legs and scarf finished over the weekend, will see how we go.  It depends if my 2 boys play the game and give me some quiet mummy time :)

I hope everyones stitching is going well.  I have been checking your blogs off and on but have not had a chance to really catch up on them for ages, so that is my mission this afternoon while the little man has a sleep. 

Happy stitching :)