Sunday, 29 June 2008

It's Holiday Time!

Yaaayyy come happy dance with me. School has finished for summer break until mid August so I will only have to work three days a week. I am so looking forward to all that extra stitching and reading time. I;ve been busy stitching some Lizzie Kates but now need some motivation to finish them off into pillows. I recently bought some lovely fabric and cute buttons from so I guess I have no excuse about getting started.
I also have at long last managed to track down some off the 32 count jobelan I was desperately seeking. Tandem cottage have got some lovely pale green, blue and pink which I will be ordering soon but sadly they don;t have the elusive yellow that I so wanted to stitch my Happy Mooed on. I reckon I might just stitch it on the pale green, I;m sure it will be just as nice. Hope everyone is having a good week-end. Hugs!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Dance show

Well the dance show is over for another year and it was really good. Heather and her friends had great fun. These are a couple of pictures the photographer at the show took. They performed to Barry Manilows American Bandstand in the blue outfit and did hip hop to Missy Elliots Lose Control in the pink outfits. Heather is on the left hand side of the first picture and centre stage in the pink. I can;t believe my baby is nearly sixteen, the years are just flying by.
The rest of my week has been pretty crazy. My mindees have been a real handful, the six year old has been very mouthy, the four year old forgot what the bathroom was for then I had a real scare when the two year old developed some nasty spots that we thought could be meningitis. Thankfully it turned out be either a an allergy or something viral. My hubby and Heather were both unwell so it has been a pretty long stressful week. I just hope as the song says "things can only get better" . Hugs!

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Two small finishes!

I am in a bit of a Lizzie Kate mode just now and these are a couple I have stitched in the past week. I need to stitch a small baby and wedding design before the beginning of July so today I am starting the small design from Lizzie Kates Birth Sampler and then I am going to do Lizzie Kates Just Married. Thankfully they should stitch up quick as I don;t have a lot off free time for stitching this month. June is always rather hectic as it is the end of the school term and I need to attend prizegivings, graduations, sports day, etc and this week I have my daughter Heathers annual dancing display. She has been dancing for 12 years now and we were delighted on Wednesday when it was announced she had won this years seniors best dancer award. This will also be the first year I don;t need to go back-stage and do her make-up, hair and out-fit changes as she is old enough to cope with that by herself now so I will actually get to sit out in the audience and enjoy the show. Hope everyone has a good week. Hugs!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

My Summer Plants!

Thank you so much to everyone for the kind comments on my Girl about Town stitching cube. My nieces party was the day before her birthday so she was waiting until then to open her presents. Hopefully I will hear soon if she liked it. I have no stitchy pictures to post today so I decided to photograph some of the new plants we bought last week for our garden.

We had these two pots and baskets left from last year so we bought a bunch of bedding plants and my hubby filled them. I'm sorry but apart from the Lily I have no idea what the names of the other plants are, I just choose them for their

My favourite flowers in our garden are the roses which grow directly under our front window. I especially like the red one. They have just started to flower and I can;t wait until they are in full bloom. As well as flowers in our garden both my husband and myself enjoy visiting gardens and just recently we have joined the National Trust for Scotland. There are lots of great properties to visit including castles, palaces and country retreats Hopefully we will get round to visiting some in the next few weeks. Hugs!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Cube Finish

I;m glad to have this one finished, just hope my niece likes it. I;ve started stitching on a small Lizzie Kate design called Miracles Happen. I really want to start on Happy Mooed by Barbara Ana but I just can;t find any pale green or pale yellow 32 count evenweave. If there is anyone out there who reads my blog and you have any of this fabric for trade or sale can you please contact me. Hugs!