Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday 25th September 2011

Hello J
Another week has past and only a little progress to show I’m afraid. I was hoping to have half the page finished about 28 squares.
I set aside a chunk of time for it aside, I had all my threads measured out and read to stitch. I had the vital chocolate and coffee ready. But my health took a turn for the worse and I spent all Friday either in bed feeling sorry for myself or being violently sick. Lately I have been having problems digesting food, not all the time, but Friday was a particularly bad day. I wasn’t able to keep plain water down. I slept for hours on end. Saturday I managed to keep most of a small dinner down, but nothing else. By today I was feeling a whole lot better and have been hungry most the day. My fluids are slowly getting to where they should be and I have an appointment in two weeks with my dreaded GP. Hopefully we can stop days like Friday all together. So here is the progress:
You can just about make out the words "Strength" now

Today we went fishing again. I’m starting to really enjoy it. I got a few really good pics. And although there was no fish caught there was a fair few crabs which the kids and my partner was fascinated by.

Cute Crab
Shiney sea

The kittens are doing well and one of them seems to be potty trained.

Too cute!

I want to say thank you for everyone who visits my little blog. I have been meaning to mention it over the last few posts, but I’m so forgetful it’s unreal! There has been over 1000 page views now!!!
So I have decided when I reach 2000 page views I will do a giveaway. I have already started adding to my magical giveaway box. I don’t think it will take long to reach 2000 page views. I am planning on trying to do it in a slightly more fun way then just be a follower and spread the word type thing. I’m not going to give any details away just yet but you’re likely to need your camera.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

wonderful weekend

It’s been a busy week here. The only time I managed to stitch was Friday. My son goes to nursery all day, a full day of craftiness! Doesn’t that sound like heaven? I stitched until I lost feeling in my fingers then I stitched some more. So here’s the progress on “Strength”

As of Friday

It was my birthday on Saturday and I got spoilt rotten. Coffee in bed ,flowers ,amazing presents, homemade birthday cake baked by my wonderful partner who also spent a good 4 hours in the kitchen cooking a amazing Chinese for me and my parents. My partner brought me a fancy camera. My son brought me a case to keep it in. a digital photo frame from the both of them .and a mini sewing machine from my parents. Steve also got Connor the sweetest card, and put his hand prints in it.
Card from connor
Connor showing you a card
My flowers, trying to get a fancy pic of one of the cats sniffing them, this is the best i got lol

The kittens are doing well and driving us mental they are into everything and now have the run of the house. They have even started to play with the cat tree
Cute kitten pic

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Pic heavy update!

Not a lot of stitching has gone on I’m afraid haven’t been too well during the week, and decided instead of trying to fight it I would give in. I even came home from Dream dragons early.
So here is the progress on “strength” not much about 300 stitches of bloody dmc 364 I’m starting to hate this colour! The thing that makes me hate it even more is that I am nowhere near finished with the sodding colour. Please excuse the mess.

Dream dragons are a theatre group that I have been part of for almost 16years. A lot of my family are members are help run it. My granddad is the treasurer and the dame in most shows. My aunt and my dad are on the committee and act too. My mum managed front of house, she used to act but her health has got too bad for it now. It was the first time I had seen many of the members for a good few months so I was hoping for a catch up. I ended up in bed before the rehearsal had even finished. So feel free to have a giggle over some of the performance pics.

My dad as "Toad"
My dad again
My Aunt in the middle and my Grandad as the Dame in Aladin
The Cast in Aladin
For my birthday which is next week my wonderful, absolutely amazing partner brought me a new fancy camera. And today he had finally had enough of the nagging and let me have a play. I have no clue what half the things on there do but it’s amazing. He has rather cruelly put it away till me birthday now.
The kittens are doing well, and can even get out the linen cupboard. A couple of times I have came down to get a drink in the middle of the night and found one trying to make its great escape. Mummy cat doesn’t seem all to bothered about them wandering around the house. She is feeding them fine and cleaning them so I’m wondering if it’s just me being over protective.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Strength and Fishing

It’s been a fairly busy week. I’ve made some progress on “strength” not as much as I had hoped though. I’m thinking of doing all the DMC 645 first as there’s loads of it. It is so much bigger then I originally thought. It’s meant to be a story keep but it’s going to be too big for a normal sized book.

We went fishing on Saturday in Dover. It was the first time me or Connor had ever been. I think I can see the appeal of it. If there was no kids about I would have enjoyed it so much more. I couldn’t relax all day; I was just waiting for one of the kids to end up with a fishing hook caught somewhere. The weather was bright but not extremely hot so I was surprised to find out last night that I had sunburnt. The worse kind of sunburn, uneven- patchy on the back of my legs and shoulders. I hate summer! Me and Steve didn’t catch any fish but Steve’s brother caught a few. 3 of them he kept and the others he put back.
The White Cliffs of Dover
The kittens are doing well and have started to move all over the place. I found one in the hall way last night. They are very vocal too which we like.