Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crafteroo Ornament Exchnage

Just wanted to show you my ornaments i sent to fraggierocks, I have finally managed to upload them.

Fran x

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A new Finish

Well I finally finished my 2010 tree and have it sitting in the living room , hoping to get the rest of the trees up this weekend.

So here she is in all her glory , framed !!

Hope everyone has a nice day

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It has been 13 weeks today since

we lost mum, it still feels like yesterday , i feel empty at the moment and still expect her to be there when we visit. Dad is down at my sisters having a well earned break.

I have finally managed to pick up a needle again and it is this that is slowly helping me get through the days.

I bought a Dimensions gold kit, which i think is just perfect. See pictures below, progress is slow i know it is a bigger piece than i would anticipate but i know that it is something i will always cherish. This will be one piece that i anticipate having professionally framed , so i will probably need recommendations nearer the time.

Anyways here is a link to some progress pics


Saturday, July 17, 2010


Thought i would show you my curtains , I made last weekend. I have loads of fabric and decided that i need to start doing something with it.

After having to buy a new fridge , i thought the kitchen could do with a little brightening up , so out came the sewing machine

Its a little newer than this one lol :)

And i began sewing. I was pleased with the finished results and it detracts from the fact i really should have papered as well :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Schools out for summer!!!

Can't believe Callum and Connor have finished P7 , where does the time go. Monday we had graduation both boys done well . Connor received an award for Excellent citizen and he was well chuffed, couldn't stop smiling for ages. Then we went to gran and papa's to show them their medals and Connors award. Picture overload coming up.

Gran and Papa with Callum and Connor

All of us

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers day

First of all to John the daddy of my boys , thank you so much for our 3 wonderful boys. Hope you have a nice day

And secondly to my own daddy , thank you for being you. Need i say more!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Off walking tonight again

Managed to get out last night, but just round the doors.

Well along the bumpy pavements up and down :) I don't think you appreciate how uneven they are until you are pushing a wheelchair. I got the outleg and maimie got the home run , think we will definitely stick to drumpellier, its flat!!!!!!

Work was constant today , got some good products thought to show tomorrow when i am on the big white birdie down to London.

Off to go walkies.

photo courtesy of

Not quite there yet , but soon , very soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In search of my stitching mojo

If anyone has seen it please send it back :) Haven't stitched since before Christmas , and there is so much stuff I want to do. Working full time , I am so tired at night time by the time the boys are in bed

Started walking again last night, had mum in the wheelchair doing our nature walk round Drumpellier Loch with Maimey. Saw ducks, swans and cynets they were so tiny. Might go again tonight before the rain comes

Note to self remember take camera !!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What to do with kids in the Easter holiday

when it's raining go to the cinema. Now when Kyle was a little younger this wasn't easy , he would get bored really quickly. So we decided he was a little older so he should be fine. Now what to see , Nanny McPhee or How to train your dragon.

So of we went to The Vue cinema in Hamilton, only to find out that they were showing How to train your dragon in 3D. The boys had never seen a 3D film so we decided to go to see this


From the minute you put the specs on it was awesomw, you jumped when things flew out the screen , you amazed at the detail of seeing each blade of grass and most importantly , I loved that Kyle held my hand for most the film so I could protect him from the falling ash or flying dragons. He sat the whole time , result !

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sabina's Square

Here's my square for Jaynes Quilts for Breast Cancer, for Sabina

I hope she likes it i will post a picture when the quilt has been finished by Jayne, who is making this one.

Mothers day gifts

A little late i know but i have just worked out how to download the pictures from the phone lol :)

Starting with me , I got a cat mug and coaster set , flowers, and a cat ornament , can you tell i like cats :)

Here is Tux investigating.

Also got the Lady GaGa CD, quite catchy.

Now for my mum , I hadn't a clue what to get for her this year Christmas , birthday and Mothers day in the space of 3 months. I ended up with a "Natures Angel" lovely ornament , holding a dove. One of those wee cards about mums and guardian angels. It talked about everytime you see a white feather it lets you know your guardian angel is watching over you. So of course had to find a white feather, courtesy of the feather cushions in the couch. :) Do you know how hard it is to get a feather from a cushion when you want one, way harder than when you don't let me tell you. Then finally i baked a cake , Mum is finding foods hard to taste at the moment , so we plumped for carrot and orange cake , with orange drizzle , mmmmmm i have to say it was so moist , even dad tried it!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two posts in March lol

Maybe i have got this blog thing cracked now, only i don't know what to write now lol :)

I am going to look for patterns today to start my breast cancer quilt square , and hopefully make a start on it today, and get my mojo back for stitching.

Wish me luck

I will post my progress


Friday, March 5, 2010

Should I or Shouldn't I

Dilemma Dilemma :)

Jodi Picoult's new book is out , however she has also announced she is coming to Scotland to promote the book. Do I buy the book now , or do i go see her at the Glasgow concert hall and get a signed copy. Decisions Decisions.

She will be at the concert hall at the end of April , but the book is out now aggggghhhh

Can I wait , not sure !!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

As we approach the end of february

It has been a busy month , I really should try and post more frequently. I am on a bit of a stitching slump , as i am soo tired at the moment , hoping to do a square for the quilts for breast cancer to get me back on track , here's hoping.

The boys have had a birthday in February , I can't believe they are 11 already, how time flies.

I tried some sultana and carrot muffins this morning which were very nice, now i must work out how to download my pics from phone to pc :)

Will go and read the manual picture to follow hopefully

Pic as promised


Sunday, January 17, 2010

I can't believe we are over

halfway through January and I have still not posted. On a bit of a stitching slump at the moment so slowly trying to get back into the swing of things.

I am going to sit down and do a list of what i want to do this year and start making a list so i have something to tick off

On the up i have picked up reading again, just finished Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, another page turner.