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Monday, 24 December 2007

Damn it - Christmas must be early this year

Okay I admit defeat - Christmas must be early this year. I haven't got the kids Christmas trees ornaments finished and I am suffering from a bit of Christmas overkill so they have been put away before I lost the plot with them lol! So I am back on the rotation and worked a wee bit on my HAED which was a pleasant relief. I will be so pleased when i get page 1 done, only another 48 to go....

Off work next week so planning just to chill out and not do a lot. Have a tiny bit of the hall to paint and then we can go carpet hunting and finally get rid of the pink and paint splattered carpet which is there just now.. oh i hate it, can not wait to see the back of it.

Been overinduling somewhat on the mincepie front and had to go and buy bigger trousers last week, so have been re-enthused to shift a bit of weight for my hols in the summer (well after I have eaten all the rubbish still in the house of course!!) - have added a little ticker so that should keep me on the straight and narrow (i hope)..


Friday, 14 December 2007

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Finished round robin (for lynda)

This is my finished piece for Lynda's rr - it's such a cute book of designs...stitching has had to take a bit of a back seat this week though as been getting presents wrapped to get sent off and the tree put up and my wonderful friend Sharon came and helped me recover my dining room chairs (well when i say helped she actually did most of it!) so I have nice, clean chairs - they have been so horrible for ages and they now look really good...I've got nights out tonight and tomorrow so will hopefully get Joe's christmas tree ornament finished at the weekend and then get them made up next week.
Been buying a bit of stash as well, fabric from Chatelaine St Petersburg so i can get that started in the new year, a couple of little bent creek snappers and Donner and Dasher from Mirabilia - they were just too cute too resist..
Right better go and do some work - just poured diet coke all over my desk, pity it didn't break my pc..

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Fabric for christmas ornaments

omg december already!

Right - have i been hibernating or something as i can not believe it is December already - i think I lost November somewhere. Maybe it is just the fact that the weather is now just a permanent grey from morning to night, the days all just blend into one another - apparently there is a big yellow ball which sits in the sky and keeps us warm but I reckon it's just a rumour cause i certainly haven't seen it here for a while!

As for stitching not a huge amount to report, got a few stitches done on my HAED queen of hearts but been pretty busy this week with one thing and another so progress is a bit slow. However did have a look at some WIP piccies of it on the HAED bulletin board and it is even more gorgeous looking than I thought it would be so that has spurred me on a bit . This week though I am back to the RR which i should hopefully get finished up and away as the post day is 10th December.

Got some backing fabric for christmas ornaments (see pic above)and ordered some faux leather to recover my dining room chairs as for some reason I thought cream chairs would be a good idea with two small children (duh!!). Have enlisted my friends help though as she is quite good with this sort of thing and I'm not..

best thing though this week was going to see Crowded House in Glasgow on Fri night. I've loved them for years so it was great seeing them again - but it was a bit odd as it was all seated and I like to have a good jump about at these things, eventually everyone did get up though - felt like I was at a school assembly to start with..they reckoned they would be back next year as well so will definitely get tickets for that...

Okay going to catch up with The West Wing and stitch on my rr - kids are happy playing (well for now at least!) so should get a bit of peace ..