Saturday, 31 December 2011

To All My Followers...

....Old and new

2011 has gone, but don't be blue

2012 will come... have no fear!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

2012 WIPocalypse Aims

I have spent the last couple of days thinking about the WIPocalypse and what I aim to complete.

Off the top of my head I have 3 HAED, Avarice, Twilight Magic and Flower Bride (storykeep) to do.

I also have a large map on the go... I (shamefully) started this one some time ago and I discovered it during packing to move as a forgotten WIP.

There is a pic of the Titanic - the poster used to advertise atlantic crossings... that needs finishing.

I have some small cute stitches too - Winnie the Pooh, Me to You and so on... I think about 4 of those so I want some finishes there too.

In between I have a ton of Birthday cards to do for an exchange I signed up for.. I think there are about 24 participants in all.

So. It looks like 2012 will be a busy stitchy year for me. I aim to reduce my stash too and my collection of books and magazines. I will start 2013 in some sort of order!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!

From me to you wishing all of you out there reading this the most prosperous of new years too.

A little Christmas fun to share:


1: I prefer breasts to legs.

2: Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.

3: Smother the butter all over the breasts.

4: If I don't undo my trousers, I'll burst!

5: I've never seen a better spread!

6: I fancy a little dark meat for a change.

7: Are you ready for seconds yet?

8: It's a little dry, do you still want to eat it?

9: Just wait your turn, you'll get some!

10: Don't play with your meat!

11: Stuff it up between the legs as far as it will go.

12: Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?

13: I didn't expect everyone to come at the same time!

14: You still have a little bit on your chin.

15: How long will it take after you put it in?

16: You'll know it's ready when it pops up.

17: Just pull the end and wait for the bang.

18: That's the biggest bird I've ever had!

19: I'm so full, I've been gobbling nuts all morning.

20: Wow, I didn't think I could handle all that and still want more!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

My little star!

Victoria was featured in a magazine this month. Cross Stitch Crazy - for their crazy kids slot.

Bless her she was so pleased to see her  name and picture in print! The pic is of her interpretation of a flower basket.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011


I have just asked to be signed up for a WIPocalypse for next year. I have lots of WIPS and this is a great idea to get some completed. Have a look here for more information about it. I will not start any more projects until I have cleared these - or at least I am on the way to clearing them! I will need to do a few small cards for birthdays which I am involved in an exchange for though..... but thats it, no other new starts.

I need to get on with downsizing my stash too. Keep an eye up there ^ on the for sale tab. I have lots of magazines and kits, especially Winnie the Pooh, and I will be listing a few hopefully next week.

I am settling into my house now, and I have pledged to do at least an hour of stitching a night. It helps me to wind down and relax. I picked up Avarice last night although tonight I won't be stitching as I don't feel 100% and there is no sense in stitching when I am not right as knowing me I will end up frogging it.

Off to meet up with my Sis and a couple of friends tomorrow. Last time really before the festive season kicks in properly., I want to dedicate Friday in the house and get prepared for the best Christmas... ever!!

Will post a WIP soon


Saturday, 17 December 2011

What a week!

Ok, so its over a week since I blogged.. but I have been sooo busy!!

The last week has gone thus:

On Monday our house purchase finally completed and we officially own our house... well half of it anyway until the mortgage is paid off.

Tuesday we came and looked again at what we had bought and got very excited. The previous owner called in to see us too and it was lovely to see him. Seems he had had just as many problems with miscommunication as we had.

Wednesday was the big move. Our day started at just after 6. I got the girls off to their schools and the little one to my Sister who was minding her for me then we got cracking!

There were 7 of us altogether moving an entire house load and it took us almost a full day. I stayed at the old house to close it down and when I got to my new home it was all I could do to not sit and sob. There were boxes EVERYWHERE. Not a place to sit. There was a path through the rooms so we could go from room to room but that was all. The kids thought it was great though - camping on mattresses while waiting for new beds really did appeal to them.

We got to bed and had a quiet but uncomfortable night. Lauren decided at 1.30 AM to join Jon and I. We had only just got to sleep and then the fidget midget decided to keep us awake until I eventually had enough after an hour or so and turfed her back to her own bed.

When Thursday broke we got up ready for another busy day. I had aching joints and muscles and my feet were soo painful I thought they were going to disown me! My friend arrived about 10, after the big girls had gone to school and yet again we got started clearing away the mattresses ready for the imminent arrival of our beds. The first one arrived in good time and my friend set about assembling it while Jon and I sorted out the other rooms. Then all hell broke loose when the main beds came. They were placed in and the mess from the packaging was unbelievable. So much!!

Jon went out later that evening and got us a real Christmas tree.

Friday Jon went back to work so it was just me on my own until my Sister came for an hour or so. Just in the nick of time as my Sofas, fridge and freezer arrived too. I spent Friday afternoon assembliing the sofa backs (recliners) and continuing the big put - away.

My new table and chairs arrived with that little lot and today I started their assembly. Whew! The table weighs about 60 kg so its pretty weighty for one. My nephew baby sat for me tonight as I had a little downtime and before we left for the Ice Hockey we turned the table to its right side so thats another job done.

So how are we all doing? Well Lauren is a little unsettled, the big girls are tired and bickering quite alot at the moment and I... well.. I am just shattered. Jon is away in Torquay for a few days working but he will be back over the Christmas Break.

This house truly feels like home already even though we have only been in 4 days. The last house is a distant memory. How easily I forgot it. I was talking to my Sister tonight and it seems an age away.

I can't wait for the work I want doing to be completed in the new year,, I especially cannot wait for the summer.

I am so happy right now.

Oh and the Sheffield Steelers won their match.... 5 - 3! Sorry Fife. Tonight belonged to us.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tiny update.....

We are 6 days away from moving!

Our house contracts were exchanged today and the sale is due to complete on Monday. Cue one very happy family!

We will be spending Christmas in our new home. I can't wait. I am so excited!

Our move won't actually take place until Wednesday even though the house is legally ours from Monday as Jon is away until Monday night then we have a little more to pack here that I can't/won't do. Mainly loft. I won't go up there. Man's domain!

So the next week is shaping up thus:
Tomorrow and Sunday Ice Hockey and packing inbetween times

Monday finish what I can pack
Tuesday Jon and I work together
Wednesday the big move
Thursday Hannah's 10th birthday!

What a busy week! I don't know when I will manage to blog next, but I am sure you all understand. I will try and log in and at least read some. I am sure I will  need to eat at some point so I might be able to look on then.