Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Well there's just enough time left in 2011 for a quick recap before 2012!

I joined a lot of exchanges this year, I had a lot of fun for the most part but if I join any this year I can hoonestly say it won't be anywhere near as many.

Not to many finishes for me this year given that most of my stitching went to other people.

My largest project was the birth sampler I stitched in January, I can't count Super Mario cos it's not finished! Next year...maybe...

Best bit of 2011 had to be meeting up with my blogging friends at Harrogate, and making some new ones too :)

So onto 2012, I plan to do as much stitching as humanly possible:

-crazy January challenge (starts tomorrow!! So excited!)
-theme-a-licious 2012 (monthly)
-Lizzie*Kate personal rotation (6 fat men & green flip it series, monthly rotation, one pic a month)
-Lizzie*Kate SAL with Mum (Halloween Rules for me, Christmas by the letter for her)
-TUSAL (4th year running!!)

plus I hope to work through some stash, finish my 4 wips (super mario, santa 10, is it too late & hallow's eve)work through my finishing pile and try and update my blog a little more regularly as for the last two years I've struggled during the summer months.

Wishing my followers all the best for 2012 till next time

xX Fiona Xx

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

hi ho hi ho...

it's back to work I go!

Yes that's it for my Christmas Break (2 whole days) and now it's back to work and the post-christmas sale (well it will be in about 8 hours, gotta sleep first!)

Boxing Day was spent with my maternal grandparents and my uncle and his family, the girlies have grown so much since I saw them last and had great fun opening their gifts, I spent some time playing the new professor layton game for the DS and wished I'd taken my stitching with me!

Hopefully I'll get some stitches in tomorrow, now it really is too late!

Hope those of you who are still on Christmas Break are enjoying every second

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 26 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all!!

& To All A Good Night!!

Lol hope everyone had a truly fantastic Christmas surrounded by friends and family and those people that make life so special.

I should be on again before the new year with photos of Christmas presents & hopefully a finish!

Love Fiona Xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Final Tusal 2011 Update

well here it is, the final TUSAL update for 2011 :(

New threads in the jar from Santa 10 & Is it too late?

Jar has now been emptied for 2012 TUSAL :) Roll on January!

xX Fiona Xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

3 days to go!!! Is it too late??

Lol I was going through my charts for the Crazy January Challenge, making sure I had the nessessary fabrics/threads etc when this lovely design caught my eye and I knew I simply had to start it right away!!

 Luckily I had a couple of extra charts already kitted up so it was fairly simple to replace! So far I've only stitched a little bit of the stocking but as tomorrow is my last day off before Christmas I plan to spend it stitching so I'll upload a photo of my progress then!

xX Fiona Xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Stitchy updates...

Nope I got nothing.... Hopefully this will change today but I'm not holding my breath!!!

xX Fiona Xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas is coming....

Just a quick post because it's late and I need to sleep, just wanted to say that because I couldn't sleep earlier I decided the best, most positive thing I could do was put my tree up!! :D

Earliest I've ever managed to put it up I think!! LOL only presents to wrap and I will officially be ready for Christmas!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

the stockings were hung.....

no I've still not put my tree up...however I can show you my new stocking!! One of the exchanges I entered on the forum was a stocking exchange, here is what I sent:
Design is by Rhona Norrie and can be purchased from her website.

Here is what I received:
I'm planning on stitching the mini kit on Christmas Eve :)

Also Bec finally received my giveaway package, this is what I sent her:
lots of lovely pink things!!

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

better late than never lol

finally got round to posting my stash pics from Harrogate!! Not a bad haul, almost everything off my wish list plus a few extras!

lots of lizzie kates and well just a bit of everything really!!

I also won Kath's PIF giveaway and seeing as we were both at the show I got to pick it up in person!!
I was going to buy this chart myself at the show lol luckily I decided not too and then bumped into Kath who gave me this lovely cushion she had stitched, Mouse kindly did the finishing on it so thank you both very much, I love it!!

Also received my Christmas pressie from new snowman is watching it very :)

My recent 123stitch orders came in last week too...I may have gone overboard slightly....
even more lizzie kates!! Oh well I'm sure I'll stitch them day ;)

Finally I'll leave you with a picture of my sewing machine all dressed up for Christmas

Tomorrow the tree is going up!! :)

xX Fiona Xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Happy December!!

lol finally allowed to get into the festive spirit!! Decorations are going up on Sunday and I can't wait!!

I seem to be getting spam posts from this blog: on my blog feed today but I can't seem to find a way of blocking the content as I am not actually a follower of said blog.

Any ideas anyone?

Today has been spent at work and ordering the threads I need for my January challenges....there were quite a few!! Many thanks to Kath & Michelle for informing me about Patchwork Rabbit, a uk based seller of WDW, CC & GAST threads ;) Much appreciated ladies!!

xX Fiona Xx