Sunday, February 06, 2022

One year

 A year ago today you grew your wings and the hole is as big as it was then

Monday, January 31, 2022

Backgammon anyone

 Back in November my very good friend Kate (Sparklies) got chatting to DoodleCraftDesign at Harrogate about model stitching and she recommended me to them

After chatting with Debbie I was sent this to complete for them

I worked on it a little before Christmas but really got stuck in to it a few days into January and at the end of last week thought about taking an update pic

And this week I remembered to take another one

I’ve never played Backgammon in my life but I’m really enjoying stitching this

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The best way to wear a face mask

 While looking after the boys on Wednesday Elliot went in the bag I take with me and discovered a mask he played with it for a while and then I put it on his face because he was trying to work out what it was.

After a minute or so he took it off and played with it again next thing I knew he’d done this with it 🤣

Saturday, January 29, 2022

First finish of 2022

Please excuse the craptastic picture but I had to save this one from a conversation with a friend when i finished him as I was too eager to get him sent off to LQ HQ to meet the deadline to take one once I'd washed and pressed him!

The chart for him is only available for the use of Love Quilts members for the quilts so please don't ask for it

Friday, January 21, 2022

My 2021 review

First of all I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year, may it be a better year for us all (we are still in January so better late than never!)

It's about time I got my act together this month and do my review of 2021 before it gets to the end of the month and I decide it's to late!

I started the year with 29 PHDs

I started 30 new projects and finished 30 projects, 3 of them were ones I started the year with but I ended the year with 31 PHDs due to taking on a model that came to me half done for me finish

In total I did 136,867 stitches over the year with the best month being January with 13,973 stitches.  If you take out August because for some reason I didn't record them that month it works out to an average of 12,442 a month.

My stitching life was pretty good for the year but life in general was shit!

In January my home came within a couple of inches of being flooded thanks to storm Christophe

In February my Dad died from COVID, my Mum spent 3 weeks in hospital with it and I tested positive as well all in the space of 3 days.

The rest of the year included finding a lump(nothing to worry about), starting my menopause, having my car die on the motorway, fighting with the car dealer the new one was bought from, hurting my arm and being unable to lift simple things some days and I'm still having issues with it now and a few other things as well as the normal everyday crap life throws at you!

But we did have a wonderful event take place in the family in March with the arrival of Spencer who is thriving and such a happy little boy with a cheeky smile and adorable giggle

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

Friday, December 24, 2021

December 23 & 24 and a finish

The last 2 gifts of the exchange  

Some fab scissors and fabric

I’ve doing a SAL with a friend and this last weekend we both finished Slightly Dotty Christmas Puddings from Bothy Threads.
I changed the fabric to 30 count murano so it’s slightly smaller than the original 

December 18 - 22

 I had a busy couple of days and didn’t get them opened daily

A lovely little kit that will go fishing with me one day next year and some mini bulldog clips that will be very useful, I had to hide them from fella or they would of vanished

Few more busy days but it means I get to open 3 at once

A couple of kits, love the cottage and will hopefully get it done next year and a bead nabber which is handy when you can’t find the one you have

December 15, 16 & 17

 December 15 had this drawing

And bobbins for the gift, can’t have enough of these

December 16 had a little reindeer

And some highlighters, the kind I love

December 17 drawing

A fabulous smelling candle

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

December 14

Todays drawing

And the contents, it smells divine.
I have to admit that the shop it’s from starting with L is not one I go in so this will be a first for me

And lastly my latest Love Quilts square.
The boy requested reptiles and by the time I got to sign up this was the only chart I had that hadn’t already been claimed!
It’s tribal salamander from White Willow Stitching and I used DMC 115