Saturday, November 21, 2009

Back into Sewing

Here is my messy handbag , how do I manage to find anything !!!!!

Have been thinking about making a bag organiser for ages, couldn't find a pattern that i liked, so decided to do a "Jordy" bag with pockets inside and out , without handles. I added a key chain to hold my keys and a drawstring for added security as my purse is on inside. It even holds a book on the outside pockets along with a bottle of water and still has loads of empty pockets . I love it !!!!! Here it is inside my current bag

And here is it ready to move into a different bag

I am so pleased with it , hopefully i will be able to find everything when i want it

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just discovered that lillies are posionous to cats!!!

We have had Georgie cat for 14 years and never noticed it before. We know have an inquisitive male kitten who is into everything including lillies so i found out yesterday. Luckily my sister who is a vet was visiting , and she knew exactly what was wrong with him.

Having never been sick before this poor wee kitten was sick while she was here , he was also very lethargic. Because he was sick so soon after , he will be fine , but unfortuneatley no more lillies in my house until he is less nosey!!!!

Here's Georgie and Tux , he is the one on the pillow , I think she is thinking "This is as close as you get".

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Aimee and Hannahs Finished Quilts

Hannahs Quilt 1 of 2

Hannahs quilt 2 of 2

Aimee's Finished Quilt

These were finished by Jayne at Quilts for Breast Cancer.

8 things tagged by Kate

Tagged by little sis Kat :

8 things I am looking forward to:
1. Holidays from work in a few weeks
2. Taking Kyle to school on his first day
3. Spending time with John (hubby) while i am on holiday
4. Niki moving into her new house
5. Starting another cross stitch piece lol :)
6. Connor and Callum going inot big P7
7. Getting John to do all the decorating :)
8. Kat coming over for dinner

8 things I did yesterday:
1. Met 4 of the UK Gladiators okay took there picture but didn't actually speak to them
2. Took the boys to M&D's
3. Watched Kyle go on all the rides at least twice
4. Posted a quilt Square
5. Took pictures off the camera
6. Fell asleep on the couch while trying to stay awake to watch criminal minds
7. Bought Kyles cuddly dog pj's
8. Took awesome pics of my boys ( but then i am biased )

8 things I wish I could do:
1. Have more time to cross stitch
2. Be on a plane longer than an hour and a half
3. Read all the books on the book shelf
4. Win the lottery
5. Buy a place of our own
6. Start my holidays next week :)
7. Swim without panicking when someone takes the bottom of the pool away
8. Gleen all my cross stitch magazines so i just keep what i will stitch

8 TV shows I watch:
1. Greys Anatomy
2. Ghost Whisperer
4. Holby City
5. Casualty
6. ER ( when it was on )
7. Criminal Minds
8. Come Dine With Me

Think i am supposed to tag peole , but i think most of the people i know have already been tagged , will have a think and update


Sunday, May 17, 2009

A square for Hannah

Just finished a sqaure for Jaynes "Breast Cancer Quilts" yahoo group. This is my finished square for Hannah. Hannah is a 10 year old girl from USA who has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, she has underwent surgery this week. Hannah plays in her local soft ball team. Get Well soon Hannah !

Friday, April 17, 2009

Finished Aimees square

All done , a little late but finished all the same. The quilt is being organised by Jayne, and i can't wait to see pictures of it when it is finshed. The theme was Pink and Fairies , I hope she likes it.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Woke up this Easter morning and thought someone had stole my back and left some extra nerves in my back. Wowzer haven't had a really sore back like this for ages , doesn't help that i have the cold as well. I can feel every cough. Bummer!!

Anyways Mum and Dad and Kate( i think ) are coming for tea, Conor helped me go shopping , (thanks Connor), I wouldn't have managed otherwise. When we came home Callum offered to help with some of the preparation (thanks Callum) and ended up browning all the steak and sausages ready for the slow cook. I took some pics and will add them later.

I think we may have a Jamie Oliver in the making

Happy Easter to everyone!


pics as promised

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Finally persuaded Kyle to get his hair cut !!

Have been trying to get Kyle to gethis hair cut he is 4 and "loves his curls". Secretly so does mummy. Anyway thought as he is starting school in august we should try and get him used to going to the barbers.

He was none too please and took a lot of persuading to get it done, thanks to Kathy , we got there in the end. First stared off sitting on my knee then finally progressed to the chair woohoooo result!

See the before and after pics below. He doe love his new hair and was even excited to find out it had changed colour (LOL :) not really long it was fair and when it is short it is light brown)

Well done Kyle , Mummy is really proud of you , you look a proper wee man now.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bowling !!!

My sister is visiting from down south , so we decided as a birthday treat to take the families bowling.
All the kids were really excited including my younger sister who is 24 by the way :). we popped into McDonalds and had something to eat first , then headed across to the bowling.
We had 2 lanes booked to play 2 games.

First mishap , we were given two lanes next to each other, one had finished and one was still to finish. So we started the kids on the empty lane and then proceeded to wait 20 minutes, the other lane was still not finished. We were moved to another lane again same story one lane finished , one lane to finish. Eventually managed to get started and everyone was having a great time.

Bowling alleys are quite noisy what with the bowling and the music , and about 20 minutes into our game we heard a muffled announcement and managed to pick out the words "Fire Exit". My sister went to check and sure enough we all had to make our way to the nearest fire exit. We then waited another 15 minutes outside in the cold , with no explanation and no sign of a fire, to be told we had to hand our bowling shoes back in and that the place was closed. So that was our eventful bowling night.

My sister has to go today and see about a refund, here's hoping shes successful.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Black and White Cat 17.02.09

Thought I should post a motivating update of my black and white cat. I have just purchased a new stitching stand and am slowly getting it set up around me , how did i ever manage without one :)
Now to save up the pennies for a proper light , I have portable one but can't get it close enough.

Happy Birthday Connor

Cannot believe it has been 10 years since i was in the hospital having you , almost to the minute. You have grown into a handsome, loving, and intelligent young man. Hope you have had a great day. Happy Birthday

Love you loads

Mum, Dad, Callum and Kyle

Happy Birthday Callum

Cannot believe it has been 10 years since i was in the hospital having you , almost to the minute. You have grown into a handsome, intelligent, and loving young man. Hope you have had a great day. Happy Birthday

Love you loads

Mum, Dad Connor and Kyle

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Just trying to .........

finish of some of the cross stitch i have started over the past few years. I have enough to last me a lifetime.

This is Black and White Cat by Heritage Stitchcraft.

Hopefully she won't take too long to finish.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Finished my square for Sandria's quilt on the Quilts for Breast Cancer group. Need to find a fairy now for Aimee's square. Not much else happening this weekend , think i have a bug , not feeling too clever. Hopefully will shake it off this week.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Agggggh no stitching for a couple of days

Just got new glasses one eye is a slightly lower prescription, so my eyes are taking a wee while to adjust don't want to strain them anymore.

Guess i will just have to do nothing but relax mmmmmm...........

Hopefully I'll be stitching by the weekend


Got Kyle registered for school today , he starts in August, I can't believe where the time has gone, not so long ago i was holding him in my arms. His latest is "Mummy, I love you all the way to" and then he adds whatever he was doing that day some of them are really funny. Yesterday's was "I love you all the way to your heart and back", I just melted. ( Just like that ice- cream is about to do :) Mummy do you think this will fit in my mouth hmmmmmm maybe not! )

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Thought i would post my work in progress for my square for Jaynes breast cancer quilt group. It will be a bluebird eventually lol :) Still got a little to go , and there will be another round of the pink stitching , with some little motifs. Hope the recipient will like it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Busy Day !!

Eventful morning so far, power cut , opticians and the boys had football this morning.

Power cut was just for a wee while, need new glasses from the opticians, and the boys won their football match, so all in all a good morning. Apart from the fact that it is blowing a gale outside, wind chill factor is definately minus something.

Think we will have a quite house day, and keep warm. Maybe i'll even get some stitching done, here's hoping.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Welcome to my world

Isn't that a title of a song. Anyways......

May I introduce you to one of my new years resolutions, starting a blog. My second resolution will be to update it , hopefully that will be just as sucessfull as the first.