Saturday, July 14, 2012

A special homecoming

Well it has been a busy couple of weeks but I have managed to do some kitting up and planning my christmas stitching is underway.  Today I kitted up Joan Elliotts Home is where the heart is to do for 2 family members for their homes for christmas.

I also ordered this little kit from 123stitch this week to do for another family member for christmas as well to hang in their home.

Jacobs Christmas stocking is going to get a workout this week as well as I havent touched it for a while.  Actually I havent touched any stitching for about a week so dont have any updates sorry.  I did have a special homecoming today, dads dogs that I have done for him for his 70th birthday next month, dont they look devine (just ignore my arms at the bottom of the picture)

He is going to love it so much, it almost hurts to let it go, but it is going to look perfect in his home.

So finally, I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was on a weight loss mission, well it is going really well.  I have lost 8.4kgs in 8 weeks and feel so much happier and healthier already.  For those who want to follow my progress I have a facebook page sharing my journey here.  You are welcome to join me here if you have facebook, I would love to see you there

Have a lovely weekend everyone, picks to follow in a few days of Jacobs stocking

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

She's looking good

Well, the weather here is freezing, the only thing I love about winter is getting into my PJ's at the end of the day and lounging in front of the fire stitching or watching trashy tv.  This week and next week are school holidays here in New Zealand which means no work for me and no playcentre for Jacob and I.  I quite like holidays, we dont have to rush around in the morning trying to get out the door, we can lounge around at home and just hang out watching dvds or playing together.  Jacob is still touch and go with his day sleeps but I have managed to get some stitching done recently which I am happy about.  My ladybird fairy is now all stitched, all that is left to do on her now is the backstitching and beading. 

I think she is quite lovely.  I love the firey colours of her skirt.  The backstitching wont take long but I have never done beading on a cross stitch design before so I am a bit nervous about it. 

A short blog this time, as I only updated it a few days ago.  Once ladybird is finished I am going to start my christmas stitching, working on Jacobs stocking and also doing a design for my brother and his wife and kids for their home.  I will post a pic of the pattern next blog

Have a lovely stitchy week :)