Friday, 30 December 2011

A finish! vbg

 I can proudly announce another finish to tick off my to do list and I must say it always gives me a rather large grin of smug self satisfaction that yes,yes after roughly 2 years in the UFO pile I have finally put my mind to it and with shear determination I and I alone have finished something . . . . . . .anyway enough of blowing my own trumpet I have to say it couldn't have been done without one of DH's delicious homemade mince pie's and a lovely cup of tea or perhaps it was several?All I know is new year will me a little less sewing and a little more exercise,as I have to admit I have gained a few extra christmas pounds and sadly no I'm not talking money.
Mmm lovely sweet mince pie with orange flavoured pastry . . . . . . . .I might just have to have one now?

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas 2011

 Our christmas 2011!Well we started it off by doing plenty of christmas baking and Alice and Hamish got well  stuck in and really enjoyed themselves.
 And the result's from there baking didn't last long they were soon scoffed up!We baked cup cakes,mince pies and sausage roll's all this with plenty of assistance from my two little helper's.
 5.15am christmas morning Alice woke the whole house because she said she was just too excited to sleep.
 Hamish was thrilled to bit's with what he got the main thing being Buzz lightyear,it's all he has talked about for months and every time someone has asked him what he want's for christmas the same answer A BIG BUZZ LIGHTYEAR is the reply.So much so that his pre-school teacher said on his last day of term I hope you've got him Buzz lightyear!I have enjoyed the last week off and have made the most of not having to get up in a rush in the morning's on our first morning off we didn't get dressed til gone 10 . . . . .tut!tut!
And I've even done some crafting and will very shortly have a few bit's to show you,and thanks to my lovely neighbour who kindly gave me a big bin bag brimming with wool a week before christmas!I'm already planning a crochet blanket for Hamish and I found just the pattern tonight in blogland.
I hope you've all had a lovely christmas and I wish you all the best for 2012! xx

Monday, 19 December 2011

It's starting to look alot like christmas + some progress!

 Well the kid's broke up from school on friday.And on friday Hamish had his christmas party where he played   party games like pass the parcel,and the above stocking was part of a kit he won.When he came home he said excitedly "I can knit like you now mummy".So today with a little help from me . . . .mainly the stitching actually,we made this stocking together.
 Yesterday I reluctantly trimmed the house and tree with decoration's,I had been putting it off because last year I put it all up far too early and by the time we got to christmas day I was fed up with it all plus the fact that when it came to taking it all down it was very dusty from our solid fuel stove.
 Also the front room is a little on the small side and it mean's re-arranging furniture to make the tree fit,but I can't bear the thought of parting with the tree I just love it!I don't want to replace it with some weedy looking slimline thing!
 Stocking's up in preparation for santa Hamish is just sooo excited and perhap's ever so slightly confused.And despite all my moaning I too can't wait for christmas morning to see his and Alice's face.
 And I've actually managed to get a little crafting done too!In my last week at work I knocked up this little christmas brooch for a colleague.
 And I'm starting my new year's resolution's early by finishing some UFO's,starting with this Michael Powell cross stitch that has been lying around for the last 3 or 4 year's.And in the last 2 day's I must say I am well over half way to finishing!To say that when I picked it up on saturday the white house only had a bit of roof and the top window's done (vbg).
Hopefully I shall have this finished before christmas but I won't make any promises as life often get's in the way of the best made plan's.Not sure what I shall get on with next I have a jelly roll to use and a half started small lap quilt.Oooh and I almost forgot the crochet blanket that has been on going since the summer,which I might add you can see if you check back through my old post's.

Monday, 12 December 2011

A christmas miracle

I wanted to share with you just the best news in the world.My little boy Hamish was born with a hole in his heart and various other problems,today he went for a heart scan to see if the hole had gone?And the answer was a wonderful YES,YES,YES!
This trip to the hospital wasn't of course without trantrum's and flat refusal once we had arrived in the car park not only to not get out of the car but to once prized from the car he then refused to walk and plonked himself down on the ground and screamed as if being murdered!In the end there was nothing for it I picked him up and carried him.He then sat in the waiting room for over an hour as the clinic was running let and whinged I want to go home,but thank's to a very nice and patient visiting dental nurse she eventually managed to coax him out of his shell and actually managed to get a smile out of him.He reluctantly had his scan and was given the all clear YIPPEE!!
Just the best christmas present ever! ;-) 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Another finish!

 I'm on fire at the moment a couple more finishes this week,I can hardly believe it (vbg).I just love these coatser's they are Renee Macintosh design,sadly I won't be keeping them as they are part of a secret santa gift along with the pot holder below.Also another finish for me this week.What to do with myself now?Start something new or look for something else to finish???Believe you me there's plenty of UFO's floating about in my numerous craft corner's and soo many thing's I'd love to be starting too!
Ooooh I'm so excited about the thought of christmas and just yesterday morning Hamish woke me at around 6am and asked me if santa had been and if it had been snowing?Today he asked me "Mummy when is it going to snow?"Sooo many questions from someone so small.And often the questions he ask's I cannot possibly answer or the answer would be far too complicated for him to understand like "Mummy how is metal made?".He is such a little non-stop chatter box at the moment.