Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hat Number 3 & Some Stitching :-)

Evening all.
Well today was the day, it was our Race For Life & this the part where I get to show you Hat Number 3 that was puchased this week. Here it is:

Isn't it the most wonderful sequined pink sunvisor ever??? They were a whole £2 from Primark & I was well impressed with my bargain puchase. In case you were wondering I'm in pink, number 243. From left to right is 244 Lyn Moore (Cousin & Godmummy), 245 is Tia Moore (Cousin & Goddaughter) & 246 Joanna Fowler (Bestest Mate). Here we are at the end of the race wearing our medals with pride. It was really hot, a whopping 26 degrees so not really that great for jogging so we did a mixture of walking & jogging & finished with a time of 55 minutes. More pictures to be uploaded to Facebook in the next couple of days.

Now for the stitching update. I took with me a little Lizzie*Kate design that I started a couple of months back. It was one of my 4 week rotation peices but since I got into the quilting as well my stitching rotation appears to have gone to pot! Quite fittingly the design is called Peace, Love & A Cure. It was one that I bought at Ally Pally last October & the colours are lovely. I think I have the last progress picture on the right side bar at the moment as a folder cover so you can see how much I managed to get done in the car on the way too & from the Race For Life. I'm quite pleased, hopefully I'll get it back in the rotation & finished up.

Happy Stitching & Good Night :-)

Friday, 21 May 2010

One Week.... Three Hats :-)

Hat Number 1
Earlier in the year my friend Franney & I went to the Sandown Park craft fair & I was lucky enough to be granted a wish of a new hat made by Franney... all I had to do was pick the yarn :-) This week my hat was completed, our Wednesday sewing day saw the final stitches knitted up on my new hat & it was trying it on time...... Perfect... I love it. The colours, the size, everything. It's wonderful, what do you think?

Hat Number 2
This week the weather over here suddenly took a turn for the better, someone switched on summer. Yesterday we saw temperatures of about 25c. I fished out the twins sun hats & sun cream & then went on the hunt for my sun hat. Well I couldn't hunt forever as I was due out, for a picnic in the sunshine. I headed down to town & on route to the picnic bought myself a nice new sunhat.... to start with a picked up a white version but then just as I was about to pay I spotted this version (the photo makes it look lighter than it actually is) & thought it was much more "me". I totally love it & I do believe it will look fabulous when I'm on my holiday next month... yay, just 30 days to go :-)

Hat Number 3
I think you'll just have to wait until after my Race For Life to see hat number 3.

Happy Sunshine Stitching :-)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

My Race For Life & A New Kit :-)

Last week was horrendously busy for me. It was the twins 2nd birthday on Tuesday & just as I was getting them dressed in their lovely party outfits & find that Hannah has the chicken pox :-( nightmare, we have 10 toddlers due in a couple of hours along with their parents. Well lucky enough we had a mixture of party guests that had either A) already had the Pox or B) wanted their little angels to get the Pox so the twins weren't alone. On the plus side Robert got the chicken pox too so after a week of dealing with 2 very unhappy toddlers we are now back to "normal".

Also last week my poorly Aunt lost her battle against cancer & past away. It was a bit of a relief towards the end but obviously still very sad. You may remember that I signed up to the Race For Life this year in the name of my Aunty & it is a shame that she wasn't still with us to see me run that race for her. Less than 2 weeks after her passing & I will be doing my race. It's this Sunday, I hope to do her proud.

I recently bought a nice new cross stitch kit too. "Remember Me" is a wonderful little sampler designed by Diane at Little House Needleworks Exclusively for Elegant Stitch. All proceeds from the sale of this kit go towards research & education in the fight against breast cancer. It's finished into a lovely little cushion which is also part of the kit. Details of the kit can be found here.

Happy Stitching :-)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Christmas Design SAL Update

Here's the latest update of my Christmas Design SAL. I'm pleased with my progress & have been making all the targets I've set myself each month, except maybe this month.... I've left my stitching at my mums :-(

Happy Stitching :-)