WIPocalpyse 2012

Sunday, 26 July 2009


Okay this is my stitching update - been working on a three day rotation which seems to be suiting me fine:

1. Haed QS Twilight Shimmer- ended up going backwards on this as had used the wrong thread for a piece of it but that is now sorted so back on track

2. Chatelaine - St Pete's. This has been sorely neglected for the past few months but i enjoyed getting it back out - just finishing up part 2.

3. Dimensions Stocking - Santa's nearly on the roof..
4. Ink Circles Bramble Rose - just started this on 32ct white jobelan with Carries Creation Island Breeze
Going to add in my Mirabilia Spring Maiden as well which i will be doing as part of a Mirabilia/L&L sal on Friendly Stitchers.
Right, I'm off to finish painting DD Neve's bedroom - i did the first coat about two months ago so reckon it's about time to get on with it..

Friday, 17 July 2009

a couple of giveaways

a couple of giveaways i have come across recently:

Jolene is having a giveaway with a gorgeous design from la-d-d

Marie is having a birthday giveaway

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

back from hols

Well we made it to Turkey and back - when we got to the airport and we got given our boarding passes i was so exicted, all along i kept thinking this is not real, they are going to turn us away!
The hotel was lush - it was so relaxing, we had a two bedroomed room so plenty of space for us and the kids and the pool area was huge with plenty of gardens and slides to keep the kids occupied. Weather was hot and hot and then a bit hotter.. the only thing wrong was that it was too nice, i'll never be able to afford something like that again! Will just have to keep entering comps and try and win another one lol!
On the stitching front - i did nothing on hols, just caught up on reading.. however since i've been back i've started on Ink Circles Bramble Rose -doing this on 32ct white with Carries Creations Island Breeze - it's such a nice easy stitch which is making a change from my HAED - aah! Was looking at it last night and thought something is just not right, so checked one of the colours and sure enough it was the wrong shade so spent most of last night trying to unpick a patch - so frustrating but glad i noticed now and not after i had done the whole page.. after i have sorted that out though i should be able to get through the rest of the first page easy enough..she says with fingers crossed...

While i was away i received this from Cindy Mae:

Thank you ever so much Cindy, this is very much appreciated.. now i have to nominate 7 others so here goes:
I do love reading everybody's blogs though - it's great keeping up with everyone's goings on and seeing all the fab stitching progress and i appreciate all your comments..