Monday, 25 November 2013

monday SAL..... progress of sorts

WEEK 5  of stitching...
So  there has been some slight progress on the haberdashers picture.I did have to do some unpicking, and hope that is the last of the unpicking on this part of the picture.I do hate to unpick, but needs must and if I make an error it will only annoy me until I make it correct.
I have done the beginning parts of the rolls of material and some of the bag which I had done all wrong.
I hadn't been too good last week as I had a throat infection caused by a virus.Some antibiotics and a week later and I am feeling more myself.
I have done some crochet on my crochet project, which I will share with you another day.
I have gained a pound(got weighed today) and that's probably because I didn't follow the weight-watcher diet too closely last week, and did next to no exercise.
So another week and hopefully better results.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Monday SAL Bothy Threads Cut Thru, The Haberdashers.. the progresss...

the finished picture will look like this..

After 4 weeks of stitching...
I am enjoying stitching on this and continuing showing my progress... it has been hard this week as i made a few mistakes on the bag and have miscounted the metalwork next to the lady. Lots of unpulling, but ..sigh I will get there in the end.Meanwhile I have taken a break from the computer as I am am now unwell with a throat infection and infected finger due to a viral infection. Now on the antibiotics which are making me feel tired.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bothy threads have this new design which is going on my wish list for xmas.I am a coffee addict and would like to make this to go on my wall in my kitchen. Isnt it wonderful?

Have had a day doing some more stitching on my SAL Haberdashers, I had made a few mistakes so had to correct them, but slowly I am getting there with it.
Meanwhile it is a good thing to cope with the stress.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Yesterday I had a day of not feeling too well.I recovered enough to go to a charity night , which was a comedy night at The Brickyard ,Romford,Essex.
I wish I could tell you I had a nice evening but the comedians werent funny in the slightest.There was an Elvis impersonator, which may have been the best part of the evening.I had a tiny saucer size plate full of buffet food which wasnt very nice, but it was for a good cause,Crossroads, who provide respite care for me, for Alex,my son. it raised some well deserved funds.
Needless to say I did no stitching...
Today I have received some bad news about a family member so am not going to do any stitching or crochet as I am just thinking of them and the battle they face.
Tomorrow will be another fresh day.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Bothy threads cut thru SAL Monday.. my progress so far..

After 3 weeks of stitching...

The finished picture, what it will look like..

I am enjoying stitching on this.. and am going to do all the cross stitch on it and then do the backstitch.

Here is the link to the progress on the SAL's.......

Sunday, 10 November 2013

A visit and some presents..

 Look what I got.. wool and threads from Jordan, all this for £7
A lovely pink owl necklace

Some thimbles to add to my collection, From Petra, Jordan

Alex wearing the fez from Jordan....

Today I had a lovely visit from my daughter Emma, she came bringing gifts from her holiday to Jordan, to see Taraa.We are delighted with our gifts and I am wearing my necklace, have plans for the wool and the threads and my thimbles have pride of place on my thimble collection.
We had a nice sunday dinner, pork chops, sausages,mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, and yoghurts.
Then we went over to see my parents and then Emma has gone to see my ex, her dad.
So a nice day for us all.So now back to stitching on my SAL cut thru.....:)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Tomorrow i have a visitor coming.. yeah my Emma is coming to lunch....back from her travels to Jordan...Alex and me are so excited especially as she has a gift for us..And I know she went to a Haberdashers shop when she was there...:) I have seen the photos...:)
So today has been a strange day, very wet and rainy,cold. I have been feeling a bit down in the doldrums. I spent most of the day watching Star Wars, its one of  my fave movies...and stitching on the cut thru picture.It is coming on a treat and i cant wait for Monday to come to share it.
This morning I watched The lord mayors show on tv. Next year I really must go and see it as it happens. Here is a link about it.'s_Show

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday again... :)

Me today...:)

Today I took an afternoon off of the usual things and had a nice meal out with my bestie Kathy....
This was taken on our last big adventure, when we went to France for the day on The Shuttle.
Kathy has health problems and a mum who she does the caring for so we often have to wait ages to get together.
When we do we cheer each other up , generally have something nice to eat, and enjoy ourselves. Her mum is in hospital at the moment so I wish her well.
Of course the weather has been awful today, rain, rain and more rain.. and I am glad it is coming to the weeks end.
I have been doing some stitching tonight on my SAL and am looking forward to the time when I can share my progress on Monday..
I am so excited, cos I am going to see my Emma this weekend.... this is a picture of her and her bestie Taraa..
This is another cut thru I am after stitching, I have put it on my wish list!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

a wet and cold day and a surprise in the post...

Look what has come....
Oh yes, doing the happy,happy dance... Its The Wedding Cut Thru,(by Bothy Threads, of course) for a wedding due next year in May.... so I am going to attempt to get both my haberdashers cut thru and my wedding one done as soon as possible...I am so looking forward to stitching on this as well...
It was just the thing to brighten up a very autumnal day here in  wet and cold that even Prince the cat was reluctant to go out.

 This is  Emma (my daughter,in purple) and Taraa(her friend).... in Jordan, looking very glamorous..
 Emma is back tomorrow.. to her boyfriends house and she will be back at Uni next week.

I have done well on my challenge today .. I managed to keep moving,ie getting up every half hour if was sitting for longer than half hour, and got moving, had a busy day with housework.however, I didnt adjust my insulin correctly and had 2 hypos.. not good./...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

November: No Computers/Internet Before Noon

over at they are following a challenge of no computers or internet before noon in November.I am going to try and follow that.As I am a bit of a Facebook junkie and candy crush addict I will see how I cope.I am also going to try not sitting down for longer than 30 mins, this is cos I am trying to be more active in my quest to loose more weight. Not sure how the creating and the stitching and crochet will cope up with that but bear with me.
Yesterday I popped over to see my parents for lunch, and then in the evening went out with the 14 women who I am friends with who I go on a girls holiday weekend every year..we had a nice civilized meal..Actually we go to the same restaurant, once a month and have been for the past 5 or so years.So I didnt get much stitching done .
I did a bit more stitching on my cut thru and am eagerly waiting the delivery of the wedding cut thru.
I did a bit of stitching on a kit given to me by a novice stitcher, caroline..It is  a lighthouse bookmark.This is a picture of the kit.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

national Blog Posting Month

I forgot about this until Dani reminded me,
so here I am today doing another blog post.You have to post every day in November, so here is  me attempting it.
Today was very foggy, cold and damp when I woke up.I just hate these early mornings when I have to get Alex ready for the school bus, and have to get out my cosy bed.
here is Alex he is at our local park, which has deers in an enclosure.He is riding a wooden badger.. very topical at the moment cos the government are trying to reduce the number of badgers by culling them.

here he is again, he had his face painted AGAIN , as a vampire(his favourite look) and very much topical as it was halloween last  week

Today is Guy Fawkes Day, when we celebrate how he failed to blow up Parliament.

It usually means lots of fireworks going off, for at least two weeks so I shall be keeping my cat Prince in as much as possible(he is mental and sometimes wont come in even though he is scared to death)
So today I will be doing more stitching on my cut thru and waiting for the new one to drop through my door, I cant wait...!Until tomorrow...happy creating.. and stay safe. x

Monday, 4 November 2013

half term week..and progress on my cut thru..SALmy progress after a week..

the finished picture(what it will look like)...
my progress after a week of stitching...
As you know I have been stitching on my Cut Thru Haberdashery Picture I am stitching on ..for The Monday SAL on Facebook... this is my progress after last week's stitching, so two weeks worth of work on it. I now have a bit of a picture to show for it.It is the left hand side cabinet with the mouse and books and part of a cat stitched.I must admit I am enjoying this stitch and its lovely seeing it take shape.
I am enjoying seeing the other girls progress with their stitching cut thru designs.
I also found the Cinderella Palace in my stash,I had forgotten I bought it and have also ordered the wedding cut thru for a wedding gift for next year that I am going to  . I am taking a break from crochet for the time being, and concentrating on a bit of stitching now I have my stitching mojo back.
Last week was half term week, we met up with my daughter Emma and she and I had to choose the day of the great storm to meet up, so instead of meeting up at her house, we met at West-field Shopping Centre,in Stratford, and i had to travel by bus(no trains as no electricity due to the storm),so it was 1 and a half hours there and same back, to go 12 miles, on very congested roads.We had a nice lunch at Pizza hut, a visit to lakeland Plastic, and I bought some wool in John Lewis there for making my minions, which is the only present making I intend doing this Xmas.Anyway Emma is still in Jordan, enjoying her break, and enjoyed it so much she extended her trip by a few more days and has changed the day she flies back.
We didnt do much last week, because the weather was so dire, so I stayed in stitched and did the boring housework.I did take Alex to see his Nan and Grandad and he enjoyed that.
I have spent the weekend seeing bands play live,resting,stitching, and enjoying my brief weekend off break while Alex spends time with his father.