Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Giveaway!

Thank you all so very much for the well wishes for my dd and I. She has unfortunately got an awful lot of spots on her forehead which are very visible and I hope that they will all heal up and not cause scarring. I have cut her a fringe to help hide them a bit.

Well, as I said in my last post I keep seeming to win lots of giveaways. I got this through the post yesterday from Dovile in Lithuania:

Dovile's giveaway gift!

It is so beautiful and she sent the most heartwarming card too. I love it Dovile. Thank you so much!

I also won something on Claire (Aimetu's) blog. Not sure what yet. Something she is going to make me. I can't wait to see it. So it has been kind of weird me winning all these giveaways and I have kind of felt so bad about it so I have decided not to enter any more for the time being (just in case!!!) and I have decided to make something to giveaway myself! So this week I have been working on this and have made some fabric covered floss bobbins to match. This is a freebie design which I have been waiting to stitch for some time. I cannot remember who designed it but I love it! I have stitched it on 40 count Newcastle linen using 1 strand of DMC thread. I hope you like it.

freebie stitched on 40 ct newcastle linen April 09


So if you fancy winning then just leave me a comment saying so. I'll leave it open till May 7th so peeps can have a chance. Open to all my readers new and old!

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful week.

Friday, April 17, 2009

More of the nasty pox!

Arghhhhh!!! My little girl has now caught chicken pox which means she will not be going back to school come Monday. Poor thing. She has had a rubbish holiday - not being able to go anywhere. I'm getting fed up too. Oh well, at least it gets it ovre with.

I have been doing a little stitching and making too. I saw these on Tempus Fugit's blog and decided that I would have a go at making them. The first one was a bit messy around the edges but by the fifth one I was getting the hang of them. I think they look quite nice for my first attempt anyway. For anyone that doesn't know what they are, they are bobbins for holding floss or ribbon or trim or lace etc.


I also finished my April Christmas ornie from Prairie Schooler's Cranberry Christmas booklet:

April ornie

I also pulled out A Most Noble Pursuit but haven't done enough to warrant a showing yet!

I have been blessed to win a couple of giveaways recently too. I got these in the post the other day from Monique as her blog anniversary giveaway:

Blog giveaway gift from Monique!

I also won Dovile's giveaway too which is a lovely box and pincushion but have not received that yet but will post a pic when I do.

I think I had better not enter any more giveaways!!

Have a great week. I am blessed to know you.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Can I take a moment to moan?

I don't like moaning in general, it's so miserable for the recipient to have to sit and listen to it but it's my blog and my place to moan right?? It's Easter hols here in the UK and that means two weeks off for the kids at school. So what do I find at the start of the week but red, nasty, poxy sores over my baby boy. Over his bottom, his tummy, his back, his face, his head. Pretty much everywhere. He isn't "covered" in spots but they are everywhere if you know what I mean. So.... chicken pox. We can't go out with him as it's at the contagious stage. DH has been going up and down the country every day so I can't get out and poor Lils can't do much but entertain herself in the house either. What a miserable holiday! My only hope is that he will be fine by next week and Lily doesn't catch it. I don't know if she has had it before. I remember her getting a few poxy looking spots on her ankle but it didn't spread but she has never caught it from contagious peeps since then so I am hoping she will be okay. So I am holding out for next week. I just feel so housebound and bored and miserable.

Anyhow, I have managed to work on my BP this month and have completed three more motifs. My aim is to do ten motifs every three months and that way I will have it finished by the end of the year which will be nice. I am so far on target! Without further ado...


April progress

I have also stitched something for the birthday exchange. I had chosen something but then I changed my mind about it so I hope the recipient likes what I have stitched. I would show it as I don't think the recipient is a blog reader of mine but you can never be too sure can you and also I haven't "finished" it yet. So it may be a while before I can show this one.

So I can now work on something else so I guess it will be th enext ornie for the christmas ornie challenge. I am doing the Cranberry Christmas ornies from PS and I am not "finishing"them till I have stitched them all which in my opinion, looks a bit crap as I post up my pics. But Hey, they'll look good when they are all finished nicely and in the same way. I also need to start my next pif. Unfortunately for my recipients I am doing the same designs so I can't show them till I have stitched them all otherwise the surpise element will be lost.

Okay just a last pic to cheer me up, my lovely children just before I fount the dratted spots! Elijah with his first whole apple ;-)


Have a blessed Easter and don't eat too many eggs!