Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my last post for 2014!
What a year. Where do I start?
I started my blog this year and have to say that I am amazed that anyone decided to read it. Haha. I get giddy when I log on and see that the view counter has gone up or that someone else has decided to follow along with my ramblings. Thank you to all of you out there who read along.

I have big stitchy plans for 2015! I, crazily, joined 5 SALs for 2015! Yes, 5! DUCJC2015, SFS, Glendon Place SAL, Mirabillia SAL and the Aimee Stewart SAL. Phwew. Think I joined enough? Haha. It doesn't seem as crazy when you think that 3 of those will be included in DUCJC as I will start them all in January and work on them throughout the year. The Mirabillia SAL is due to start tomorrow so Sleeping Princess shall be my first new start of the year!

I'm also making a goal to try and post everyday in January for DUCJC. I know, a bit ambitious. You'll have to forgive me if I miss a day here or there. Haha.

Well, before I go, I did promise an update on Belle de Mer but unfortunately I got some money for Christmas and EB games decided to hold a boxing day sale! So after placing my last 123stitch order before SFS I may have picked up a game or two. Haha. Oops. It was nice to have a stitching break before January though ;). Haha.

Well thank you for making it through this text heavy post! I am going to go set up Sleeping Princess so she is ready to go for midnight! haha. Wishing you all the best for 2015!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Welcome to my first bloggy Christmas! :)

Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you all had a great day and that you all got spoiled rotten.
I unfortunately came down with a stomach type virus on Christmas Eve and haven't quite shaken it yet. But besides that, we had a great day. It was just my Sister, my Son and Me Christmas morning which made it very relaxed and fun. Here are a few snaps of my DS getting spoiled. 

Santa was very kind and brought him that...lovely...ride in truck. Unfortunately Santa and his elves ran out of time and left it up to a poor Mummy to set up on Christmas Eve. So with a screw driver, elbow grease and 4 hours it was complete. Never again....haha.
But to apologize, Santa did leave something for me.

How great do these look? They even come with some patterns. Can't wait for some spare time to try them out.
And lastly, onto the stitching front. I did manage a few stitches between holiday madness and being ill. I've finished all of 3815 on Belle de Mer.

Progress! Haha. I'm going to keep working on her through to the new year and see how much I get done. If I manage a fair bit then I may drop her from my DUCJC2015 and add something else I've had my eye on for a while. ;)

Well that is all for tonight. I will have another post before the new year to wrap up my progress on Belle de Mer and set up a little plan for DUCJC. I want to thank everyone for being so friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to meet more of you and read more blogs in 2015.

Thank you for reading, commenting and following!
Until next time,

Friday, 19 December 2014

It's the most busiest time of the yeeeeear!

Yes, I am late yet again. Sorry. Haha. I promise that as soon as Christmas is over we will resume with regular posting. At the moment I have an early blooming terrible two year old and my sister visiting over Christmas. So things have been a little hectic. If I go a little quiet for the rest of December then I apologize in advance but promise to be back in January for DUCJC2015, Mirabilia SAL, Aimee Stewart SAL, Glendon Place Dessert series SAL and SFS. Phwew. Think I joined enough SALs for 2015? Haha.

Well...for now, I have managed some stitching in this craziness. I was experiencing some mojo loss and so I was bad and had a new start. It was supposed to be a DUCJC start but now it will be a WIP. Haha. I started 'Belle de Mer' by Joan Elliot on hand-dyed 28ct evenweave called 'Roseglow' from Sew it all fabric.

So far it's just a little work on her tail but she has me excited for stitching again.
Something else that has me excited is Mo's floss. I've had 2 Mo packages show up in the last couple of weeks.

It's all a bit jumbled but these are the Prince collection and Villain collection. If there is a floss you like then just ask and I could let you know what it is.

Well that is all for now. Sorry about everything being so higgle-dy piggle-dy. Christmas will be over soon. Haha.

Thank you for reading, commenting and following! I can't believe there are 26 followers now! Madness!
Until next time,

Friday, 5 December 2014

Slow Progress...

 What's this? A post on time?
You bet it is! Haha. Hello again and thanks for coming back :)

Life has slowed a little bit this week and thank goodness for that! Unfortunately though, not a lot of cross stitching got done.

See, I got a bit done. Not as much as I would have liked but that's usually how it is.

Instead of stitching I've been doing a lot of sewing. I'm going for a handmade Christmas this year and I've been making cushions and stockings. I don't have any stockings finished yet so no photo but I can show you the cushions.

Aren't they cute? I love the vintage looking Disney prints. :) Pinocchio is for the DS and Bambi is for his friend who we had stay the night a few weeks ago.

Well, that is pretty much it for now. I hope to get more cross stitching done after I've sewn my way through the pile of gifts. Haha.
As always, thank you for reading, commenting and following. It really means a lot to log in and see so many readers. Thank you everyone.
Until next time,

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Giveaway @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place!

Hey guys, just a quick entry to let you know that Thea over at Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place  is holding a huuuuge giveaway to celebrate 300 followers, 3 years, her birthday and Christmas! All in one! Haha. If you are interested in entering then please check out this post here.
Good luck everyone!

Also there will be a blog post tonight....unless the roof collapses...or worse. Haha.

Thanks for reading, commenting and following.
Until tonight,