Monday, 25 April 2016

Birthday Card

Woohoo! A stitching post!! (just a short one but it has a photo!)

Last week was my mums birthday and I found time to make her a pretty little card... Pattern from The Nutmeg Company.

I think it's very sweet indeed and was a fun stitch to do.  I can't wait to do more stitching over the summer.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Hello there

Wow, it's been SUCH a long time since I last posted!

I wish I could say I've picked up the crafting, got back into it etc etc... the truth is I've done a little but now the nights are dark early, it's pretty difficult once I've done the bedtime routine and the grown ups have had tea... I'm just ready to watch an episode of something interesting on TV (and there is so much good stuff that I enjoy on at the moment...) and then crawl into bed!

However, I have managed to get back into the gym a little, which has helped me feel a lot more like my old self, and we've been out and about doing heaps of toddler groups during the day which is great as Scarlett is really enjoying it now that she's just starting to toddle about with a walker... hooray for giving my back a break!  So at least the crafts are giving way to things that make me feel good and keep her happy!   She is at the moment obsessed with Ducks, and enjoying playing with her Duplo...very dextrous she is too for her age I think, but I'm probably biased.

I'm determined to get back into crafty things as I bought some rubber stamps from one of my local shops last week... they had some cards made up in the window and I just could not resist... I've struggled to get on with rubber stamps in the past but I'm determined this time.

Other than that, just trying to get sorted for Xmas... we are getting there but as usual, November seems far too early and before I know it we are almost at December and I'm nowhere near ready.

Right, I'm off to catch up on all your lovely blog posts!
Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

A little update

Wow - I've just seen how long it is since I last posted... where did the first half of the year go?  Must be time for an update!

All is well here.  I decided that I needed to make more space, so I went about ripping up all my old stitching mags and file the patterns that I thought I might ever stitch...there are way way too many still, but they are all in one folder that I can now flick through - It makes it so much easier to see what I have, and I'm really glad I did it.  It took an age though, especially those magazines where I had to chop the edges off the pages!

I've also got my stitchy bug back a bit - hooray!  Last weekend I was fired up to pick up my large project that must have been sitting untouched for over a year.  I didn't do heaps, but it was great to just sit and work on it - I'm hoping that I'll find time each week to do a bit of one of my projects, especially now that the summer is here and the evenings are lighter.

The baby is no longer a baby but not quite a toddler yet either and she doesn't really seem to be enjoying crawling since she only goes backwards which makes her quite annoyed.  She doesn't like other people at all (attachment issues) and has a real little temper on her when she doesn't get her own way as well...obviously she doesn't get that from me (*ahem*).  She has 2 teeth now and is teething really badly at the moment... she's taken to biting me when I try to get her out of the high chair (little madam!), but I think I've just about managed to make a game out of it now.

Anyway, that's about all the news I have... we continue to walk a lot and sleep a lot but thankfully we have a lovely little routine going now.

I hope you are all ok - I've seen some beautiful stitchy updates and I hope to have some photos of my stitching for you next time.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hello hello :)

Just popping in quickly while the baby is sleeping to wish you all a happy new year! I hope that you have a great 2015.  Here's a Xmas photo of the little one:

We are doing well here, although Scarlett thinks she's 6 months old already, she's growing so big and fast and is already outgrowing most of her 3-6 month clothes.  I can barely remember who that tiny little person was who we first brought home and who didn't fill up half her cot... now we are getting ready to extend it!

Anyway, I hope to check in a bit more regularly as she is now sleeping a few hours at a time in the evening.  Bye for now!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Turtle Trot SAL Update 10

Hello there!!

I dread to think how many blog posts I have to catch up on...feedly says 499+ but I think it's likely to be over 1000, probably way more!

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and warm wishes about our little girl.  She has finally gone to sleep as I sit and have a coffee...usually my coffee goes cold while I give her milk, so I wasn't sure what to do with myself as I had left my book at home.

My apologies that I need to catch up, I'm not sure whether I will read the posts or just clear them and start fresh. As all mums probably know, even with 2 adults there never seems to be time for anything. Any spare moments are spent preparing for the next time the baby needs something or tidying up the bottles left all over the house! Sleeping when the baby sleeps is a myth in our house. She only sleeps during the day when we are pushing her in her buggy for miles and miles. My legs have never been so tired but it's better than listening to the crying when she wants to be walked about.

And therefore, my update this month is that there is no update. Not a single x in any project. But that's ok!  The stitching will still be there when she's not clinging to mum any more and wants to go play by herself, or when I get an offer of a babysitter so I can have a little 'me' time!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Turtle Trot Update 9


Thanks so much for all the comments on our little girl.  It's really hard work and we've all got colds at the moment, but we are getting used to each other now and the sleepless nights haven't been tooooo bad!

Since we have backup from my parents today, I've got 5 minutes to do my SAL update... yay! (it may be the last one this year though... stitching time has been non-existent since baby arrived!)

So here's the one I'd been working on during the middle of August.  Not got very far with it, but done a little bit since I fancied a change of project.  Here is the start of Bluebell Lane, a Derwentwater Design:

Hope you are all well!
Until next time!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

She's Here!

I know, it's Turtle Trot time, and there will be an update on that coming soon.  But first...

Our little girl arrived a couple of weeks ago, weighing 6lb 7oz (it felt like a LOT more, and the birth part was horrendous).  We are calling her Scarlett.  Here are a couple of the first pictures of her.  She eats non stop and so she's a bit plumper now than in these photos.  Although she looks quite big, she's tiny... the little people who have visited so far were asking if she was a doll!

Parenthood is pretty challenging... we are both shattered!  But she has a wide range of farmyard noises that are keeping us laughing through it all.  We adore her.