WIPocalpyse 2012

Friday, 23 December 2011

merry christmas all

Well my stitching has been sorely neglected the past few nights, thankfully i am now sorted for Christmas and have four days off work, back for three,then off for another four - bliss. 

I have had a couple of stitchy weekends though, a couple of weekends ago I met up Eileen whom I met through the HAED BB and we had a great wee chat and some lunch up at Largs. She had brought along her various HAEDs to show me and I was drooling over her work - it's so nice to get a chance to see other's pieces in real life, I am in awe of how she manages all her different HAEDs, v impressive lol! 

And just on Saturday there i headed up to Glasgow to see Ally again - a very pleasant afternoon was spent in her company and I was treated to some very delicious sweet potato and carrot soup followed by the now legendary lemon drizzle cake (and very nice it was too!) - as usual though, we chatted all afternoon and didn't produce a stitch, but i did help her decide on what to choose for her Crazy challenge - it was a tough choice but we managed it in the end.

I have managed to sort out my list for Wipocalpyse 2012 - on this page here.

Many thanks for all your comments, there always nice to see - Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

my day

Thanks to Jo for running this online advent calendar. Today is my turn, yay..

I decided to share with you a stocking I completed a couple of years ago for ma wee boy.  I've also made a stocking for his sister and an advent calendar.  Am trying to stay away from ornaments as let's just say that finishing and me do not go together - this year's attempt is now residing in a landfill somewhere in Scotland lol !!.  (the stocking was very wonderfully made up by a dressmaker in town - I know my limits...)

As for traditions, I can't say as such that we have any as a family, but we do enjoy the  traditional
celebrations of eating and.drinking too much and watching Doctor Who of course. 

As a child our family attended midnight mass so we always got to open our presents after that, it was lovely with it being dark and all the christmas lights on, eating chocolate and arguing over who could play their new records first.. 

Now on Christmas Eve me and hubby usually share our presents as we count that as our anniversary of when we first got together and scarily this year will be our 20th together - where does the time go?

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Saturday, 3 December 2011


Been working away on HAED SK Rapunzel this week - finally made it across the page now just keep going down - have signed up for the 2012 HAED sal - I chose Siberian Tiger, so will start this in January ( like I need another HAED start lol! )

Now it is December I'm going to try to make a couple of xmas ornies in the next couple of weeks - but with Christmas fayres and all that coming up, i'll see how i get on.

And in response to my dilemma last week re the mince pies - i'll admit i gave in and had both lol! Just couldn't resist ...

Tonight off to the pictures with the kids to see Hugo - mmm popcorn (and I wonder why my clothes are shrinking?..ha ha)