Saturday, 23 October 2010

A Few Little Finishes

Have you seen Carol 's blog?

She designs sampler style cross stitch charts some of which she offers for free. I really like them all and when I wanted to make some Christmas ornaments I turned to her 'sew noel'.
And to be a bit thrifty with the fabric I used her alphabet to stitch Jacob to be made into a keyring at a later date.
And using her alphabet from 'sew autumn' I made these two little keyrings for J's friend and his sister - just a bit of fun.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I Won!! Thank you Michelle

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway hosted by Michelle. On my doormat this morning was a lovely tissue wrapped parcel containing linen fabric, needles, threads and lovely charts. Thank you very much Michelle.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

What a Lucky Girl!!

Look! Look! The postman came bearing gifts from my wonderful hubby. I have had a few 'ordeals' lately with a tooth having to be taken out (I'm terrified of dentists) and then I had to have a colonoscopy which was most unpleasant. And all this had to be bourne without Tel with me for comfort and reassurance. And however awful it was... when this turned up I thought 'totally worth it!!' Thank you so much babe xxxx

These are mill hill cross stitch and bead kits. They look really scrummy. Can't wait to have a go.
Then there was this pinkish linen and a gorgeous deep pink thread and a basic hardanger kit. I've always wanted to try hardanger so watch this space. And a polstitches ornament pattern and a note to say the fabric and htreads will follow soon.
I think everyone must know how much I enjoy Lizzie*kate designs and these will go straight in my must do very soon pile!

And then there was a huge piece of batting and all these fat quarters for finishing.

I am so thrilled with all of it. It will certainly keep me busy for a long while.
Terry thank you so much babe. I am bowled over with all of it. And I promise to put it all to very good use

Friday, 8 October 2010

L*K Prayer Connection

I stitched this sunday, monday and today and it has appeared quite quickly I think. Its another Lizzie Kate design and I think it is really sweet :)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A Mad 48 hours

My needle was abandoned on monday in order to collect my lovely Tel from the airport. What a drive! Its about 90 mins from here to Manchester airport and I think every driver out had a deathwish! How J and I arrived in one piece I don't know, but there was Tel waiting for us and free to come home for just 48 hours.

Tuesday was our only 'proper'day with no airport runs and we had lots to get through including collecting Tel's watch which had been sent away by the jeweller for a new battery and had taken almost 6 weeks to sort. This is what Tel has to put up with for having a watch that does everything apart from turn into a liferaft!! We mooched round shops hand in hand and went to kit Tel out for some fly fishing which he hopes to indluge in at christmas.

We also had to visit the school for parents evening and got to sit and listen to how great our lil lad was doing. We have a few things to practice at home to keep the progress coming but couldnt help but admire his neat carefully formed writing. To think he is still only 5!!

I made a casserole for tea and then we headed down to the prom. Tel and J had a bike ride which was the one thing J had asked for while daddy is home and I walked Katy along the sea's edge as it started to get dark. It was a lovely evening.

Mum and dad popped over to drop some bits off at about 9pm and hearing people downstairs, J - who was in bed - reappeared. He was doing his usual trick of climbing on the furniture gatting into silly positions and then 'it' happened. Somehow he sort of somersaulted off a chair and landed cracking his head on the corner of the coffee table. It was one of those falls that you just know is a bad one. He wasnt knocked out and threw himself at me crying. I hugged him and cradled his head and then I realised there was blood everywhere.

I said to Tel we needed to go to hospital and J just started screaming 'I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go'. I was trying to comfort him and hold a cold wet tea towel to his head, Tel was trying to get him dressed and we were all trying to persuade him to go and let a doctor take a look. What a nightmare! It took 20 mins for 4 adults to get one little boy into the car and he was still kicking and screaming. He'd calmed down by the time we reached the hospital but then started being sick which worried me after banging his head.

Still the bleeding had stopped and face with a friendly nurse J gave in and started brightening up. Poor lad, he had split his scalp open and he had to have one nurse hold the split together while a second nurse glued it closed. J was very brave.

We didnt get home til after midnight and then it was an hour before we finally got to sleep.

Yesterday I decided to keep J at home to keep an eye on him and to allow him and Tel some time together before Tel flew away. We took him to the toy shop and chose a present for being brave and then we went to the lovely Dutch Pancake House for lunch.

All too soon it was time to go back to manchester and send Tel back to work. Still, it was an unexpected bonus having him home and I miss him more than ever today.

Still, I have time to sew again now so watch this space x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

L*K I'll get my elves on that

Here you go... I have finally finished the L*K design 'I'll Get My Elves On That!'. It's taken me a week and it hasnt been without its problems. I think I will avoid Wisper thread for a while.

I was unable to get hold of the embelishment pack that matches the design so I had to raid my button box. Consequently Santa has only one button because I didn't have two matching small enough. Plus the star on top of the tree... mine must be bigger than the correct one so I had to place it lower on the tree.

However I fear the worst is yet to come as I am going to attempt to finish this as a flatfold. I need to get hold of some batting to pad it out. This will be my first try at a flatfold and I will be refering to the tutorial given by Angela and she rates it as very advanced. Many thanks to Michelle for pointing me in the right direction.

Thank you very much for all the lovely comments esp about my little darling Katy who is currently snoring away next to me.

And a final snippet of happy news..... Tel is popping home for two days next week!!!! Can't wait to see my gorgeous hubby.

Lucy x


Katy... born 2nd July 2010

Springer x cocker spaniel = SPROCKER spaniel!