Monday, 24 October 2011

Manic weekend

Hello all.....

I’m sorry for not updating yesterday like I normally do. This weekend has been manic. Saturday I was helping at drama group in the morning. In the afternoon we took a family trip to the woods. It was so much fun. Me and Connor collected different colour and shaped leaves and twigs, acorns and a stone. We took Simba with us, it was his first time in a woods. He done amazingly! Was very nervous at first but settled into it very quickly and was soon climbing trees and dragging my partner through the undergrowth.
Steve and Simba

Walking the cat

A spot of tree climbing
Early hours Sunday morning I was woken up by the doorbell ringing. It was very surreal as it took me a few minutes to work out if it was a dream or not. I stumbled downstairs trying to put my dressing gown on the wrong way round while attempting to remove the hair from my eyes. I looked through the spy hole- couldn’t see anything- thought it might of been a dream. Just as I was covering up the spy hole I saw movement. The only thing that crossed my mind is I’m gonna get murdered. My heart was racing. So instead of waking my partner up or going back to bed I opened the door- fast (hoping for the element of surprise). My partners brother was stood there 4:30 in the morning. His partner had gone into labour yay!!!  He dropped his daughter off and she settled to sleep on the sofa. I went back to bed and got a little sleep. Later in the day we did some gluing and sticking the things me and Connor had collected at the woods. Steve’s mum came over for Sunday roast. We took the kids to the park. By about 7pm I ready for bed.
Baby Skye was born weighing 7lbs 12oz. There were complications but mother and baby are doing very well and came home today.
So that’s why I don’t have a decent amount stitching to show but here it is:
Strength first 7 rows done
I have a question for you all:
Do you personalise your charts? When you’re stitching and mess up like I have done a lot on strength do you "frog" it or rip out the bad bit and start again? I quite like knowing that there are little mistakes in my work. It makes it personal to me. If it’s a big mistake I will correct it but otherwise I tend to work around them. In strength there is a whole extra row of stitches which I didn’t notice till I was half way through. I’ve frogged past it and knowing that there’s a whole row of stitches that no one else has done makes it special to me! What about you?


Joysze said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. :)

I never frog unless I absolutely have to. I figured all the mistakes makes a piece 'mine' and also, who could tell? ;)

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the new addition :) and frogging unless it is a dire one .. ie mess the whole chart up etc I tend to fudge round it as lets face it no one is perfect and in a room full of the same stitching at least you will know which one is yours love mouse xxxx

Lizzy said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Krystaline and your sweet encouraging words! Your Strength StoryKeep is Beautiful ~ As for frogging ~ if I catch it in time so that I can find it and fix it, or if it is just glaring up at me I usually have to go back and frog it if I can... it just worries me no end! Although I do like the idea of it being uniquely mine if I just left it alone... I guess it's the notion of making a mistake that worries me ~ Love your family photos ~ Connor is so precious and your sweet kitties... Simba is gorgeous! Blessings always in stitches...