Saturday, 4 July 2009

BBQ at Darrens

The Family decended on my DS for a BBQ. What a lovely day, nice catching up with everyone. Well done Darren you did us proud.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Sam's formal pics

These are gorgeous.. I know, I am biased.

Sam and Balls

He loves playing with Balls, look at him here in his ball pool.

WW again

After falling by the wayside last time I joined, my Dr has referred me back. Given my Medical history its hard for me to see the benefits of dieting. mobility is so badly affected now, I figure it will be for my own benefit to lose weight. So here I am with lots of positive thoughts and determination. Wish me well. I have taken a before pic, but until you can see the difference I am keeping it under wraps! lol

Friday, 1 May 2009

My Friendship Quilt from 123stitch

Look what I received in the mail today. A beautiful Friendship Quilt stitched by the Ladies at 123. I am overwelmed that so many stitcher's have me in their thoughts and prayers. The cards and beautiful words written inside brought tears to my eyes. It will help me keep positive in the coming months. I would like to say a special Thank you to.. Top Row...... Leta in Florida..... 'Hug Heart' Eve on the Isle of Man.............Arum lily and lizards. Patsy (Bikermom)....... Beautiful 'Victorian heart with roses Elaine..........heart in shades of pink. 2nd Row...... Suelaguna.....Laugh. Marilyn in Canada........Red heart. Ursula........'We love you' Heart Gerry Henderson....... Believe. 3rd Row..... Mistylynn......'Courage' Heart and rose. Lesley and libby............ Harebells/Bluebells. Vicarcarol.....Koala with Heart. Jacqui Garnett..... delicate pink hearts with beads. 4th Row..... Jane...Cranbery.......Floral heart Gail in London......Teddy with Heart. Our Wee Heather.......curly Heart. Eileen..... Peace Heart with Rose. Last Row.... Valklap......Patchwork Heart. Terri (Gemmanee)....Rainbow Heart. Tracee (Fluffy)... Peace Heart with Dove. Winifred.......Swirly Heart. Back Sue Dreamon (Bristol) Quilt Keep Tricia I have managed to take one Ok'ish pic, but Sue is sending me more. Watch this space. Sue you did a wonderful job of putting the quilt together. Thank you.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Look how Sam has grown.

This was taken on Mothers Day, when my Family took me out for a meal.

Its time I was back!

My life went to He** in a hand basket in Febuary. I have now dusted myself off & trying hard to get back to some sort of normal living. My last CT scan showed that my Lung Cancer was back.. 3 years post op.. Nothing more to be done, so I am just getting on with things. The one good thing is, its a slow growing type, so my Oncologist "Thinks" I should be reasonably well till the end of the year. Plenty more Stitching time to be had then eh!

I have been keeping up with my projects, still stitching The Four Seasons Marolein Bastin & Cirque des Cercles with Wildflowers thread. I will take some pics soon & show my progress.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Feb Stitching Goals

1. Stitch at least a week on MB Good Neighbours
2. Make good progress on Four Seasons
3. Finish Diva's smalls piece4
4. Stitch Scissor Fob
5. Get some hrs in on my Hardhanger piece.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Boo Hoo..

Not lost a thing this week, now to stay positive. Have CT tomorrow, so feeling a tad wound up. If result is not favourable, I have some decisions to make. Send me lots of positive thoughts, I sure need them.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Grandma Irene again!

I looked after Sam yesterday, what a live wire he is. He has just discovered there is life beyond the floor. He like to pull himself up using your trousers or ought else thats handy! lol Here he is, can't miss a photo op.

Quaker progress..

Stitched a couple of nights on this one. I started it in 2006, just hoping I have enough floss to complete the design. Fingers crossed.

On to MB Four Seasons now, I am loving this one.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Struggling tonight...

How to combat emotional eating? I am a tad stressed at the moment, so what do I turn to...Yep, you got it FOOD. No damage done so far, hit the fruit instead! I have my CT scan coming round again on Tuesday. How I hate the waiting. I will take myself to bed now, out of harms way. Send me lots of those positive vibes.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Its Monday again..

I have lost another 3lbs. Whoppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee. Not bad considering I went out for a 3 course meal. I was very lucky to get away with that, lets hope it dosn't show next week!
Had a good week stitching wise. Finished a Mailart & a Hardhanger Biscornu. Pics to follow, as they are for an exchange.
Not long to go before the Crafty Natter stitching get to gether, I am so looking forward to meeting all the Gals. Just imagine a whole day of stitching chatter!!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Week 1 of Weight Loss

I am over the moon, lost 12lbs this week. Now whilst I know this will NOT happen every week, its still a very good start! This was done following the WW programe. Its given me such a boost to carry on. Whooo Hooooooooo

Good Neighbours progress

I am putting this to one side for a bit. Need to get some smalls stitched for exchanges. I have managed to complete the first page & start on the next one.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Fours Seasons rotation finished.

I've put this one away to stitch on PV's Good Neighbours. I enjoyed stitching on this one.
Now Good Neighbours is another matter, lots of 1/4 stitches and back stitching! The chart is Card & opens up to revel 4 pages, not easy to work with. I fancy it will be in bits before its finished. lol

Today is D day..

I am going to take control of my weight in 2009. I have been a serial Yo Yo dieter for years. Now weigh more than ever before. WW meetings are too expensive for me, but I do well on thier weight loss plan, soooo my Sister is going to join me & together we will win! 2 years ago we did really well, Liz lost 5 stone & I lost 4.5 stone.. Sadly we both fell off the wagon & are suffering for it. So wish me well. I have taken a before pic, but its so awful I am not going to post it till I have lost a stone or two. Fo health reasons I really need to make it this time. I am looking at 50lbs loss for my first goal. Then I will go for the next 50lbs. As you can see I have a daunting task ahead. Wish me luck.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Thank you Ladies

For the wonderful welcome to the Blogging world. Kim I fully intend to post pics of Samuel. He is growing like a weed & looks very grown up these days. Last week saw the advent of his 6th tooth! Did I mention he is gorgeous, but then I am biased. Here he is his first Christmas dressed as Santa.

Friday, 2 January 2009

WIP/UFO Good Neighbours Paula Vaughn

I have been stitching this one for ever, or not stitching on it most of the time. I am going to try and devote one week a month to get it finished.

WIP Quaker Sampler

Stitched with NN floss on 28ct Brittany.

WIP How does your Garden grow.

Parts 1 - 8 stitched..