Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Crochet Finish & WIP plus Stitchy Finish and WIP

Here are some updates, that I promised I would show you.  As you can see I have a some finishes, one from last year the others are all January finishes and WIPs.

Gigi, Bewitching Pixie, Stitching on 28ct Linen Opal, by Craft Kitten, but can't remember the colour sigh!!!!!  Finished in August 2014
Ana, Bewitching Pixie, Stitched on 32ct Woodland Foxglove Belfast Opal Linen by Crafty Kitten Fabrics, Finished 13 January 2015
This finished large granny square blanket, was the first ever piece of crochet I ever tried, what started out as a small try out granny square, grew into 2 large granny squares joined together to make this blanket for Mark.  He loves it and helps keep him warm in bed on very cold nights.  
This next blanket is called a Cosy Blanket, by Attic 24,  This came in kit for and is a WIP, I am over half way, and Guy is per steering me to get it finished lol.  He loves the colours as do I, the picture is a bit bright compared to the actual blanket, but we love it, and it keeps me warm at night.
 This last pic is of January Garnet, this is where I am up to at the moment, I started her last year as a Thursday Mirabilia SAL with my friend Michelle, who started Buttercup, and has her finished lol.

I have set myself some goals for this year, and that is to not buy any stitchy stash for a while, I think its time to clear my WIPs, seeing as I have 18 of them.  Will update pics another day.  The other is learn more crochet patterns, and see how it goes.  I have the Coastal Ripple blanket waiting in the wings, to do next after Cosy is finished.

Thank you for the lovely welcome back.  I am intend to TRY and keep this up daily.  I know I kept saying that, but I really intend to this time.   I have Guy at home poorly, he has a high temperature and looks very pale, so he was kept home today, hopefully he is back in school tomorrow.  I will have to go and collect Mark later, he has triple games this afternoon, so he will be finishing early.

This morning I watched Maleficent, well all I can say is wow, loved the story line, so much better than the cartoon Disney Story of Sleeping Beauty.  Angelina Jolie, was brilliant as Maleficent.  I would highly recommend this film.

Hugs n' Luv

Kathy xxx

Monday, 26 January 2015

Family and My New Life

Wow is it really 2 yrs since I last blogged opps apologies.

Last year I started to Crochet (after trying for about 20 yrs and failing lol) and made a blanket for Mark, who loves it, it is now on his bed and keeps him warm in this cold english weather.  I have since started a blanket for Guy and it is just over half way,  I will post pictures soon, need to get my camera out.  I will add some of my 2013 finishes to a page and start posting this years finishes as well.  I finished Ana a Bewitching Pixie by Nora Corbett and hoping to stitch and finish the other 4,  I finished Gigi last year.  Both took me roughly a week in total to stitch, they are so quick,  I did make a bo bo tho, Gigi is on 28ct and Ana is on 32 count sigh!!!!!

I have also started knitting again in the last year, I have knitted a couple of jumpers for a friend's son, and now he wants a hat, scarf and glove set lol.  It keeps me busy.

After separating from Ex, we were finally divorced in June 2014, after a 2 yr separation.  It all went well, and we have remained friends ever since.

The boys are growing up so quickly  I cannot believe that they will be 15 this year arghhhhhhhhh lol. Mark wants to become a Mechanical Engineer, which means he has to go to University after he leaves school at 18, as he wants to stay on for 6h form, as does Guy.  Guy wants to follow his dad into IT, and is also thinking about going to University as well.  There talking about going locally so that they can still live at home lol gawd help me ha ha.

I moved to Weston Super Mare back in June 2012, and have been enjoying the flat very much.  But it is now time to move away from here and move nearer the boys schools, so that they can get the buses, and I can finally start working again.  Companies prefer you move before getting a job, as they don't really like you taking time off just to move, so as of today, I am saving up as much as I can, so that we can move nearer to their schools, so I am on a no stash buying resolution, until I have saved up and moved.

We have loved living here, but live has it's downfalls.  The kids friends don't live anywhere near us, and they are all asking for us to move lol.  I was in a relationship for 2 yrs, but he ended it as he has commitment issues, he also lied to me I found out just before Christmas.  So I am better of out of it and I am enjoying being me again.

I left Facebook, Google+, and twitter, they seemed to be taking over my life, and I was also getting fed up of people reporting back to my parents.  Well I decided to cut all that off and get my life back and be me again.  So back to blogging and my Yuku groups.  I'm not sure how often I will blog, but I am hoping to be here most days and posting piccies for all to see.

My profile pic is of me and my boys outside Dunster Castle, last Summer  It was a great day out.  I have also been losing weight.  I was 14st albs and I am now (after gaining quite a bit overt Christmas) 13st 2lbs (I will update my weight loss Journey Blog later.  I want to get down to between 10/11 st  I also dropped a dress size, I was an 18 bordering a 20, but after a year I got down to a 16, I am close to getting into a 14, will take a couple more months but hoping to be in a 12 by the end of this year all being well.

Ahhhhhh soooooo good to be back, and finally getting back to some normality xx

Monday, 18 February 2013

OMG sooo sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Wow it's been 6 months since I posted on here last.  Well alot has happened that's for sure.  I have 2 finishes this yr so will post pics of them first.  Both finished in January this yr
 This first one is Sabrina by Mirabilia
Stitched on Desert Sky by Silkweavers 32 Ct
This nect one is called Xmas Tree 2009 by Nora Corbett
Stitchesd on the recommended fabric 32 ct Linen
Well where do I start, apart from stitching and making a few presents for Xmas, life has certainly changed over the last few months.  In June last year I moved into a lovely 2 bedroomed flat with my boys, and we have now been here almost 9 months.  Three months after we moved here, I met my new partner called Kevin who has a 14 yr old Daughter called Stella and a Staffordshire Terrier Dog called Roxie who is almost 2.  Kevin and I have ben together for 6 months now, he has his own house, so I tend to go there because of Roxie, as I can;t have pets in the flat.  The boys and I now live about 20 mins walk from Weston Super Mare Beach, and we occasionally go down to the sea front for a lovely walk along the promenade, its lovely when the sun shines, but it is very chilly at the moment.  There is a Grand Pier there, and we sometime go on there and the boys enjuoy the rides on it.
Last Year I have a few more finishes, will add them to my 2012 finishes page and start a 2013 page.  HOpe everyone of my blogging friends is well, and apologies for not being here for a few months.  I am settled now, and will get back to some normality at last now that I have decent internet connection.

I mustn't forget to mention I have finally started stitching up the designs I have created, and will hopefully have them up for showing and selling later in the year.  Taken me long enough, but I am finally getting there.  I have 7 designs made up, and the first one is being stitched up at the moment.  Pics will come once I have finished it and made it up, just need to work out how to create the chart into PDF etc.

Take care my friends xx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Red Lady Pirate, Parts 1 of PR Mystery SAL & The Serengeti

This first one is Red Lady Pirate stitched on 32ct Opal called Hendersons Park by Colours of the Outback, I had to frog the reds, but now ready to start playing catch up again
This is also Red Lady Pirate being stitching on a Crafty Kitten Fabric, this RLP is being stitched for myself, so alternating these 2 as I go along.
This is the start of the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL, I am running behind on this one, Part 2 is ready and waiting once I have made a dent in both of the RLPs that I am working on.  I shall be adding the beads at the end I think.
This last piece is called The Serengeti, I am stitching this piece on 28ct Opal Natures Grace by Polstitches Designs, This is Part 1 finished, I have 5 more months to catch up on, on this piece as I want to get this one finished at the right time lol.  Will do some more of this once I have caught up on the Model RLP for Colours of the Outback.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on Pompejian Garden, I still have the bottom Swarovski Fire Opal to add (I did ordersome and they are here now) to it, will do that real soon.  I am missing stitching on it, but I know it is worth it at the end of the day, She is a beauty and once again thank you to you all my stitching family 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Woohooo Pompejian Garden Mandala HD

Here is the finished piece at last, stitched on 32 ct Jobelan, by Polstitches called Cuddles (well I think it's Jobelan lol).  It has taken me 6 yrs on and off, infact it would have been 6 yrs this September, since I bought and started her.  Pomp was lovely to work on, I will miss it, but now I have several others to finish one BAP down, a few more to go phew, including HAEDS.
This is the centre piece all beaded including the Fishes Black eyes, I am not a lover of French knots, so decided to use beads instead for the eyes.
This is one of the corner pieces, I just love how it all came together.  Thanks to everyone for all their support and encouragement in helping me get this finished, it helped me focus since I have moved homes, and now it's time to find something else to work on.  I think Sabrina will be next, followed by a Model for Colours of the Outback, am stitching Red Lady Pirate for her.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Pompejian Garden Stitchy HD, Still got beads to add

Here we go Ladies & Gents, after a good long almost 6yrs of stitching with other things happening in between stitching it, I have finally finished stitching on Pompejian Garden woohoooooo.  Now to tackle the beads, but not til later lol.

I am so chuffed with how this has turned out, and can't wait to get the beads on it, and make it look even more sparkly.

Monday, 25 June 2012

New Home & Stitching

Hi Everyone

Sorry it has been a few weeks since I updated my blog, but having recently moved, and have just got my internet back, I am finally able to get on here again.  I am all organised, just need a sofa, arm chair and some drawers then we are completely settled.  Just going to get some beanbags to tide us over until I can afford the sofa and Arm Chair.

I have done the odd bit of stitching on Pompejian Garden done 5 hours so far on it, got a lot of catching up to do, which I shall try and start in the next couple of days.  I have also worked on Iris by John Clayton, did about 30 mins.  Will post pics tomorrow.

The boys and I have settled into our new home very well, it's just missing a few pieces of furniture, that will be needed, but have to save up to get the pieces I need, as mentioned in the first paragraph.

Hope all my lovely blogger friends are ok, good to be back online, will start looking at blogs real soon, take care my friends.

Pics coming soon of Flat and Stitching