Sunday, 30 November 2014

Aha, late again!

My goodness. I am sorry once again for another late post. Haha.
The universe is against me blogging at the moment. No sicknesses this week but with the silly season fast approaching I've had less and less time for stitching. Not to say that I haven't done any!

This is a Doctor Who sweater pattern found here. It's in chart form so it was super easy to stitch instead of knit. I can't remember who mentioned this pattern. I think it may have been someone on Floss tube. So thank you to them! haha. I've been stitching it in 'Key West' from Mo's Sale.

I've been working on this instead of the Birth Record because I was dying to use some Mo's silk. haha. Which is bad because I don't need anymore projects with DUCJC2015 coming up. Hopefully this one will be done well before the end of the year.

Speaking of Mo's, I had another order come eh eh.

Ahh...they're all so pretty that I couldn't resist! The left are the regulars and the right are the silks.
The colours in order are: 
Regular - Judy, Hopper, Ursula, Maleficent, Hades, Gaston, Ratcliffe, Frollo, Jafar and Mother Gothel. (Villains!)
Silk - Nonie, Albert, Sea Breeze, Key West, Coal and Lord Grantham.
If you do not have any Mo's in your stash I highly suggest you stock up when her website is up and running. :)

Ok, well to make up for being late I'll show off my son decorating the tree.

He hasn't quite got the hang of it yet but he's trying. haha.

Well that is all for now, thank you for sticking with me as I try and get back on schedule. Haha.
As always, thanks for reading, commenting and following!
Until next time,

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bad, bad Blogger...

I'm baaaack! haha.
I am so sorry to anyone that noticed my disappearance. I missed 2 Friday post :| Oops. haha.
Unfortunately my son came down with bronchitis and we had another hospital visit. Once he was over that he suffered an ear infection and when that was cleared up he had an allergic reaction to mosquito bites. Ahh yeah, Mum life! Touch wood that with the weather getting warmer, we'll see less sickness from my little man.

And if all of that wasn't bad enough, I had a wisdom tooth taken out. Haha. My goodness. Yes, it has been full on around here but we're all doing well now. Unfortunately I didn't get a whole lot of stitching done in this time. I did manage to work on the Birth record though!

See, I got something done. Haha. This is really easy to work on and stitches up really quickly. Hopefully now that things have settled I can get back to work on it. :)

Well, that's all folks. Sorry for going MIA, I'll try not to let it happen again.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until next time,

Friday, 7 November 2014

Stash enhancement at it's finest! and a SAL! or two! And some Giveaways!

Welcome back. Unless it's your first time here, in which case, welcome! :)

Well, I've been waiting a few weeks for some of my S.E.X items to arrive...hahaha. But today I found not one, not two but three packages waiting for me!

One from 123stitch(large), one form Mo's Sale (white) and the last from The European cross stitch company. Here's what I ordered...

Patterns, fabrics and floss for some of my DUCJC2015. And yes, that is a spool of DMC 310. Haha. I know a few people aren't a fan of the coverage but I don't have any problems with it.

My first order from Mo. They are all gorgeous and I don't want to use any of them. Haha.The colours in order are:
Aurora, Pastel(silk), Cinderella, Blue Lagoon, Belle, Jasmine, Tardis, Reed, Snow White, Patronus, Merida and Jade.

Lastly, these are all of the beads for my Chatelaine! So pretty.

It's safe to say that today was a pretty good day. Haha. Over the weekend I shall sort, wind a kit more of my DUCJC2015 starts.

As far as stitching this week I didn't do any. At all. I had withdrawals. Haha. Until this afternoon when the baby sampler kit arrived in my 123stitch order. I had planned to make this a 2015 start but the friend who I am making it for is due in January and with all the starts going on I thought it best to start it now and hopefully get a lot of it done before the end of the year. Here's my start...

Not a lot. Haha. Hopefully you'll all cheer for me and I'll power through it.

As for stitch a longs, I am co hosting a Glendon Place Dessert Series Mandala SAL with Brenda at xStitchHaven. The details are all listed in the link and I hope you can join. If not I'm sure that Brenda and I will enjoy stitching this just the two of us! Haha,

The other SAL is an Aimee Stewart HAED DUCJC2015 stitch a long. haha. It is a facebook group you can join and is for anyone who intends to start an Aimee Stewart pattern during their DUCJC2015 starts.

And finally the give aways! Santa Nancy is at it again with her 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Make sure to enter everyday separately!

Well that is all for tonight, sorry if this post is a bit on the bleh side. My son had a friend stay the night as her parents needed a night off and needless to say I am one tired Mumma right now. Haha.
As always, thank you for reading, commenting and following.
Until next time,

Monday, 3 November 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

 Well, I'm late but atleast I made it! And it's still the 3rd somewhere....right? Haha.
Thank you to Rosey of Ishkabibble for tagging/nominating me for the Around the World blog hop. I was supposed to choose 3 people to pass it on to but I think nearly everyone has done it already so at the bottom I may leave 3 random facts about myself instead. Anyway, on to the questions!

1. What am I working on?
Well as of right now, not a whole lot. Haha. I finished MMMM and then I was working on Mystery Halloween Town for Halloween and now I'm not sure if I should start something or try and finish MHT before the end of the year and add something else to my DUCJC2015 list. Anyway, this is where I am up to with MHT...

So, the short answer...nothing. Haha. Hopefully I'll make up my mind by Friday. ;)

2. How does my work differ to others of it's Genre?

Ugh....probably the fact that I don't have a genre? haha. I go with what I feel. I'm not particularly drawn to one style of Cross stitch and I'll try anything once. If anything I love working with colour. I don't think I'll ever stitch a black and white piece.

3. Why do I create what I do?

I love crafting. I use it as my 'me time'. I suffered post natal depression after the birth of my son. It was brought on mainly to the fact that I wasn't able to give birth to him naturally and I had to have a C - section. Well I struggled after that and I felt like a bit of a failure(not anymore ;)) but  one of the things that calmed me down and made me feel better was crafting. I used to scrapbook but that takes a lot of time and space and after finding Debbie's blog I re-found Cross Stitch. Well since then I haven't been able to stop. haha. I still love it when my son has gone to bed (and the house has been tidied) that I can sit down in silence and pick up my stitching.

4. How does my creating process work?

Haha, well...I sit down with a cup of tea, turn on my handy day-light lamp and get going! ;) Haha. I choose designs that I like whether it's for me or someone else so nothing special really.

Phwew, now that that is done I can tell yo three random facts. Ugh....ok...

1. I love Sailor Moon and Disney Princesses. Haha. I am a big kid at heart and most of the time when I'm stitching I have one of the two going in the background. It's good because I know almost all episodes and movies off by heart now and I don't even need to look up from my stitching!

2. I lived in Katherine in the Northern Territory for six years. and I hated it! It's 3.5 hours from Darwin which makes it very remote. I'm a city girl at heart and the fact that it didn't have a craft store drove me crazy.

3. I have been engaged twice but never married. That sounds so weird. Haha. The first time was to my High School sweet heart but it unfortunately didn't last long distance after I had to move. The second was to my son's father and unfortunately he preferred video games to parenting. Fun. For the time being I have sworn off relationships.

Well that is all. Thank you so much for making it to the bottom. Sorry if I overwhelmed you with information. I would like to add that none of this information was given out to start a pity party for myself. I have come to terms with all of the things I have divulged and maybe I can help someone because of it. :)

Well, thank you once again for reading, commenting and following.
Until next time,