Friday, 27 September 2013


Happy Blogerversary Cathey!

Enjoy your special day Cathey. You are a true inspiration to us all.
Love & Hugs
Lainey xx

Sunday, 22 September 2013


I know it is hard to believe but this sophisticated, gorgeous young woman..oops mood swinging , cranky old witch is going to be 50 on Tuesday...LOL!!!!

Though it hasn't been the greatest year to celebrate my Birthday I am thankful to have such a wonderful husband, children, parents and great friends who shall hopefully keep me around for another 50 years.

As I am hoping my Birthday will be full of surprises the give-away gifts will be a suprise too. All you need to do to enter is come by on TUESDAY and leave me a comment that will make us all smile. It may be a story, an event, a quote anything that that has brought a little piece of happiness, a giggle, some joy to your world.

The biggest smiles that I have seen this year has been on the faces of my DH,son, daughter and everyone who has visited our home in the past week to meet our newest family member. He has settled in really well. From day one he sleeps all night and is eating well but being a puppy he does have a few daily moments of madness where he runs round the room like a sprinter and hasn't caught on yet that humans are not to be chewed. We all love him to bits and can't imagine our life without him now. Here are a few photos of Cupars first week.





I will be back later in the week with my Birthday news, give-away winner and maybe even some stitching. Have a good week. Hugs!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hello Again!

For anyone interested I am still here. Thanks to those of you who hung around for my last up-date way back in July. I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and leave me a comment. Close family health issues and other life problems are still a major concern. Sadly I have very little time for my online friends, groups and stitching. I apologise for not keeping up with everyone.

My stitching is very rarely in my hands these days. If I'm really lucky I will snatch a few hours in a week. I'm way behind on my SAL with Sally and Mouse. Baby gifts and Birthday presents I had hoped to have all done by now are going to be very, very late. I also wanted to do some Halloween charts and have at least made a start on some Christmas stuff but it is just not going to happen soon.  

With life in a mess I sadly took the decision to close StitchedWithLoveExchanges. I am very thankful to all those who took part and helped to keep the group going for so long. I'm proud to say there were 530 packages exchanged all around the World and many new friendships made throughout the term of the group. I was very touched by those who personally took the time to email me. Though it will take me a while to get round to it I will answer each and everyone.

A few weeks ago our DD Heather celebrated her 21st Birthday. She didn't have a party but celebrated with her friends at a nightclub in Glasgow a few days before her Birthday. On her birthday we went out to lunch at the Inn on the Loch and in the evening family and friends visited for a little Birthday tea.   
The following week we had a lovely dinner at my favourite restaurant with family and friends for Heathers 21st and my upcoming 50th in a few weeks time. I'm afraid we didn't get any photos taken that evening that I could share. I have made up a slide-show though of Heathers 21st fingers crossed I hope the link works on here. 

It has been a very long nine weeks but on Saturday we travel to Fife to collect our darling puppy Cupar. Brenda at Lomondhills has kept in touch regularly, shared photos with us and when he was 5 weeks old myself, Ian and Craig got to visit him. As you can see he is just adorable, I dare you not to fall in love with! I will try not to overload you all with pictures in the days and weeks to come but here are a few to get started.

2 Days Old

12 Days Old with his only Brother

5 Weeks Old 

6 Weeks Old with his Brother & Sisters.
Cupar is on the left of each row and in centre photo
with Brenda.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying many happy hours of stitching. I will return in a few weeks time with hopefully some photos and a give-away to celebrate my 50th Birthday. 
Thanks for hanging in there with me.