Sunday, 15 February 2015

Wip, Finish & Birthday

The first is an update of my Cosy Blanket, which is almost finished.  I have 14 rows and the border to go, am hoping to have it finished this week, should take me long I hope.  Guy keeps pestering for me to get it done Laugh out loud.  It covers my sofa nicely, but I have Coastal Blanket for the sofa to crack on with when I've finished Cosy.
This next piece was for a Round Robin that I am currently in, with some friends thro Crafty Kitten.  This is for Charlie Hayter's Garden Theme.  I was going to do the butterflies on Queen Mariposa, but I just couldn't afford what I needed to stitch and bead her, so I opted for Sabrina, and her beautiful rose, that she is holding.  Charlie, I sure hope you like what I have done.  Posting it next week.  I just have to wait for Dawn's Halloween Piece.

This is my Birthday Present from My Sis Viki Edwards, I received this lovely surprise in the post, and can't wait to start her, I still need  aloud of the beads and some threads, but I have picked out the fabric, so is almost ready for a new start.  But I must remember no new starts just yet, need to get some wipe finished first.
This last pic is of some beautiful orchids, that my friend Carol gave me, I love orchids, just never had any before.  The Colour is one of my favs.

I also received Marks & Spencers Vouchers from my Parents and my handsome boys, and also a voucher from Sew&so, from my lovely friend Michelle.  Thank you everyone, I had a quiet but productive day, even tho I was a wee bit bored lol.

Hopefully I will have a crochet Happy Dance before the week is out, and a WIP update on January Garnet too.

Thank you for my lovely Birthday wishes, made my day.  The boys are on half term this week, sadly Mark is full of a cold and cough, just hope it clears it up before the boys go to their Dads on Thursday morning.

Have a great week my friends, take care for now

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Piccies coming at the weekend

Hi everyone

Tomorrow I am birthday Girl, and will post some piccies over the coming week/weekend.  I've finished my Bolero Jacket and am currently working on a Round Robin that I am doing thro Crafty Kitten Fabrics.

Still not on FB, been a month now, and still single lol.  Its been a blessing, now I can relax and be myself, hopefully one day Mr Right will arrive, but I am NOT rushing I promise.

Hope everyone one is well

Hugs n' Luv

Monday, 2 February 2015

The last few days of Updates

Update on January Garnet, she is coming along nicely and slowly.  Hoping to have an update of her before the weekend is out
The next pic is of mine and the boys favourite naughty snack, I call it my Crunchie, Peanut, Chocolate slab cake (not that it is cake), it is very delicious.  Next thing to make is Red Velvet Cupcakes and some cookies for the kids 
This next piece is a Bolero Jacket, I am knitting up, I'm half way thro my second sleeve and hoping to have it finished by tonight
An update on Guy's lovely Crochet Blanket, he's pestering me to get it finished, which I am hoping to do over the next couple of weeks.   only have 31 rows to go and the border.
It's been a very quiet weekend of me not feeling to well, but I am feeling a lot better, altho I have frozen shoulder at the moment and have had it for a few weeks now, it is getting better, good job I can still drive, otherwise those kids would not get to school on time lol.

The boys go to their Dads on Thursday night until Monday, when they will be coming home to me after school.  My parents are going to be popping over to see me this coming weekend, to bring me my Birthday pressie, and to bring over some crafty things, that use to be belong to my Grandmother, who is in a home.  Am looking forward to some me time with my parents, we have only done it a couple of times, after I split from ex Hubby, this is the first time in 2 yrs that they have come here, so I can save my pennies on fuel, so that I can move homes.  I will still be in the Somerset area, but nearer to Bristol, as I would like to be nearer to the boys schools. 

Hope everyone had a fab weekend and will post some more updates later in the week, or may have to wait until next week.  Take care my lovely friends 

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