Update coming this weekend full of Knitting and Stitching hopefully.
Life sure does get in the way working full time no. Been in my job 3 yrs on the 14th March Yikes!!!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
I have decided to resurface, although I am about alot on FB, I do actually miss blogging on here.
On the 14th March I started my first job after 16 years of being a stay at Home Mum, it was tough going to start with, but I am now very settled and enjoying the job. I don't do things by half, I went straight into a fulltime job, instead of part time to ease myself into it. Surfice to say, I am so pleased to be earning, and not relying on Benefits anymore, such a relief.
I haven't had any stitchy finishes, since I last posted, I kinda lost my mojo a bit, and had to sell alot of stuff off. I still have a fair few WIPs that need finishing, and I am slowly starting to get back into it. I have worked 2 weekends on the trot on Flowers Of the Orient 3
Above is where I stopped 23 weeks ago, thinking my mojo was back, but it wasn't. As you can see below I have done a fair bit on Flowers of The Orient (3), This is 2 Weekends worth of stitching. The light here isn't great so I'm having to stitch on weekends in the day time.
My evenings are filled with Crocheting and cathcing up on Spread sheets for groups I help run on Facebook.
I am currently working on Baby Blanket called End of the Rainbow, done in Bernat Colours. I only have 4 more colours to do including the Green, then it goes Blue, Purple and White, with a white border, such an easy blanket to make, will definitely be making it again .
Towards the end of December 2016 I decided to Join the #Walk1000miles, and in 2017 I Walked 1020 Miles, in 2018 I walked 1329.85 Miles. Last Year I also signed up to do the Trail Everest Anywhere Challenge, which is counting your elevations on all walks whether it being indoors upand down the stairs or out and baout walking in the lovely Fresh Air. I also help run few groups that are linked to the #walk1000miles Group. One is a weight loss group, ana I look after a spread sheet, to collect everyones weight at the end of every Month. There nowt like keeping me busy
On the 22nd September 2017, I met my amazing new partner called Guy Brindle. On Friday 14th September 2018 we got engaged. He is a full time carer for his parents and currently lives with them in Cornwall. I still live in my 2 bed Flat in Weston Super Mare, the boys are now nearly 19, and have lived with their Dad for almost 3 years. When they were 16, they had the option of staying with Mum or moving in with their Dad, I was sad to see them move out and live with him, but we still keep our alternate weekends, as that's what the boys prefer, and it means we both get to see them equally.
Speaking of my lovely almost 19 yr old boys, they still keep me on my toes. Guy is now doing an Apprenticeship in an Insurance Brokers firm Called Willis Towers Watson, and loving it. He started there back in September 2018, and has been doing really well. He passed his first exam with flying colours. Mark is at College doing a Gaming course at a college called Boomsatsuma, and loving it, he got a disdinction in his first project. He also streams live on You Tube with the games that he plays, and has over 800 subscribers.
They both have girlfriends now. Guy & Letitia will have been together 3 years on the 10th June. Mark & Kiera have been together for 13 months. I love it when the flat is full of teenagers and Mr B. Yes My partner has the same name as my Son and they both have a scar on their chin, in the same place, which is spooky, but we all get on very well. Guy Brindle will now be known as Mr B, as that is what we all refer to him as, and He called me Mrs B. There are no plans to get married at the moment, as he does have his parents to think of, and I won't move to Cornwall due the fact it would be too far away from my parents and my children. God forbid if anything happened to them, I'd be too far away. Where I live is not totally ideal for work, but one day I will have the funds to sort out my finanaces and move closer to work, so that I can walk, rather than drive everywhere. I'm lucky where I live as I have shops on my doorstep, and I am a 20 min walk into town and to the Beach. But to get to work it can take me 45 to over an hours drive at times, depending on the traffic.
Well I had best leave it there, I have a long day tomorrow, working 9am-9pm as we have to host things in the evenings at the office, but I love it, and it's extra well needed money
Good night, god bless, and I am back to stay I have really missed being here, and so sorry for staying away for so long, but as you can probably guess life is very hectic for me at the moment.
I'm just glad to get my stitchy mojo back phew xxxx
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Thank you everyone for the previous comments and messages left for me to look at. I do really appreciate them
Recently I starting applying for jobs, and went for an interview on the 19th February, to my absolute surprise, they offered me the job on Mon 22nd Feb.
I started work yesterday, and I am enjoying it. I am an Operations Support Officer, for the NHS(National Health Service here in the UK). Apologies in advance for not posting much for a while, I don't think much will get done until things settle down with the job. I am hoping things will get there soon enough.
Please be patient, or if you follow me on Facebook, you all notice I'm going to be posting much on there either.
I wil be back to normal eventually, but not just yet.
Take care for now, and I will post something as and when I have something to show.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
On Saturday, I finished January Garnet. She was an absolute dream to stitch, and I enjoyed beading her. Apart from a 2 day break, the bottom section of the dress, took me 2 weeks.
Stitched on Sage 32t Belfast Linen
By Crafty Kitten Fabrics
This next piece is a new wee start, have almost finished this. It is called Song of Spring by Lizzie Kate. I just wanted a small start/finish, so I got Mark to choose, and this is the one he went for.
The next is my Birthday present from my Handsome Boys (Birthday was on the 11th Feb). Season 1 on Law & Order SVU, I love this show, I haven't had the privilege of watching it from the beginning, but I have watched the last 4 series. Just seen that there will be a Series 18 woohooo. Now to slowly collect all the other seasons.
This next piece is called Snow Queen by Mirabilia, I sooooo can't wait to order her on Monday, when funds will have gone one. She is just gorgeous, I have got some fabric in my stash for her already. I will be using 32t Belfast Opal Linen, called Misty Morning by Crafty Kitten.
Thank you for all your lovely previous comments, I really must get this up and running properly. I will try and update once or twice a week xx
Friday, 5 February 2016
Here is a JG update, am working on her day in and day out at the moment. She is coming along nicely, and can't wait to get her finished. Hoping to get this side done by the end of Saturday, then I only have the left side of the dress to do, before I can say I have a Happy dance. Hoping to have her completed by the end of this month.
This next piece is a baby C2C Blanket for a friend who recently had a bay, currently also knitting a couple of cardigans for her too, will add pictures once they are both finished.
This will be the next piece that I intend to finish, once JG is finished. It is called Flowers of the Orient (3). It is roughly half way, so hoping to get this one done next, then I am thinking of having a new start possibly. But not sure what, I have plenty to choose from lol
Thursday, 28 January 2016
I started working on January Garnet this evening, am pleased with progress so far. I am enjoying stitching again at last.
Will be back to stitching her tomorrow morning. I have a list of what order to get all my 16 pieces finished, and after 2/3 finishes, I will choose a new start. My new start once I have finished JG and Oriental Flower (3), will be Oriental Flower (1).
I'm hoping to start blogging properly every day from now on. I love having an online Diary, have missed this xx
Today I have a happy dance, my first finish for 2016. I have finished this within 4 days, I loved stitching on this and now all 4 flowers from this John Clayton's Connections set is finished woohooooo.
Iris - Heritage - John Clayton Connections
Stitched on White 28t Jobelan
This is January Garnet Where I left her back in March 2015 on the 22nd. She will be my next piece to concentrate on until she is finished. Have made a start on her today. I love her, and am looking forward to seeing her finished. I know it's a Crafty Kitten Fabric, I think it's called sage,
I have started stitching on JG today, and is going very well. Hopefully she will be finished by the end of February or soon, I hope xx