Wednesday, 31 January 2007
On a happy note i've just had a text to say my friend (who i had the shower for on saturday) just gave birth to a baby girl called Fiona Esther! :)
Tuesday, 30 January 2007
Now for an explanation. Some people have asked me about the title of my blog. Bezza chezza. When i started this blog i wasnt sure what shape it was going to take. Originally it thought it'd just be for friends and family. I have a group of best friends that ive known for years. We all live in different parts of the country now but continue to meet often. These are the "bezzas" i.e. best friends. I get called bezza chezza sometimes so i called my blog that. However, my blog took on a stitching theme and i decided not to promote it to my friends because none are even remotely interested in stitching! I keep joking that i'll convert them all one day. So there you go, the meaning of bezza chezza.
Talking about stitching....i started the "summer fun" kit last night but im not enjoying it. Ive made a mistake somewhere (the chart is very faint and complex) and i cannot figure out where i went wrong which is so frustrating. I'll come back to it when i feel more motivated for a challenge!
*8pm update - figured out where i went wrong with some help from hubby. Lots of frogging :(
Monday, 29 January 2007
Friday, 26 January 2007
Tomorrow afternoon i am having a baby shower for my friend Lori. She's originally from Arkansas and i felt bad that she'd be missing out on this American tradition so i offered to arrange one for her. She's become one of my good friends in the last year (it's her im giving "nice weather for ducks" to). We don't have baby showers here in the UK. A lot of people think it's bad luck to buy presents for the baby before the baby actually arrives. Isn't that strange? I think it is! I dont think younger people believe any of that now but older generations do! When i told my mum i was having a shower for Lori she was trying to make me wait til after the birth. Just in case!
Anyway, i had to do a lot of research into what happens at these showers. My sister-in-law had a bridal shower for me in Canada so i had a rough idea. A friend in Canada suggested a few things, i got some ideas of the internet and Mercy sent me an email with lots of game suggestions (thanks again Mercy). So i'm just about organised. Im having it at my mums house (she has a LOT more room than we have) and she's helping me with the food. Ive been shopping, i have about 8 games chosen, ive bought prizes and decorations for the room. Now i just have to hope that people actually get into the "baby shower spirit" and that the stupid British reserve doesn't kick in! Its only for 3hours, how bad can it be? I'm nervous though!
On Sunday we're normally busy with church and sunday club so the weekend is going to be over before i know it but hey, i'm not at work and that's the most important thing!!
Wednesday, 24 January 2007
Monday, 22 January 2007
Friday, 19 January 2007
A finish! "Noah's Ark." It's not the best picture but it'll have to do. This is for my sister-in-law who is due her baby soon. Im just waiting for the baby to be born now so i can stitch the name and birth date on before i frame it. The rain drops and the animals eyes are beads. You can't really see from this picture but the beads are a nice touch, especially for the rain drops.
This is the progress i've made on "nice weather for ducks." Hopefully it will be finished soon and i can start stitching some "grown up" pieces!! I have a few lizzie kate and 2 brightneedle designs waiting. I'll have to make a list soon!
Thursday, 18 January 2007
I was tagged by a meme from Zohrah the other day so here goes....6weird things about me (im not sure they're that weird but i'll let you decide that)
1. My favourite food is chips (fries) and gravy
2. I'd quite happily survive on salt and vinegar crisps if they weren't so bad for you
3. One of my ears sticks out a bit more than the other
4. I love sleeping
5. I cry easily
6. I laugh easily
Wednesday, 17 January 2007
I absolutely love the Dollhouse by Brightneedle. I think it is so lovely! I have admired it on other people's blogs and am following blogs of those that are stitching it to see how they're getting on. On Sunday i ordered the chart from a shop in England. I was woken up by the postman knocking at the door to deliver it on Tuesday morning. I was so excited! The chart was all wrapped in beautiful tissue paper with a ribbon around it. I opened it so carefully and you'll never guess what? It was the wrong chart!!! Gutted. They had sent me the Needlework shop by Brightneedle (which is also lovely but not what i was hoping for!) So, i had to send it back to them. Then they phoned today to say Dollhouse wasn't in stock after all and i will have to wait whilst they order it in! Very annoying. It's not like i have time to start it at the moment anyway, so i don't really mind, it was just a bit disappointing! I'm looking forward to starting it though (one day) as it'll be nice to stitch something i really love rather than all the pieces i've been stitching for babies! I have 3 pieces on the go at the moment all for friends/family that are expecting a baby. The pieces are cute but nothing like Dollhouse!
Saturday, 13 January 2007
Our kids club starts again tomorrow. 4 of us were out today visiting our regulars to let them know it was starting again and leafleting new houses (in the pouring rain) to try and get some new kids to come along. Our theme this block is "junior heroes" and ive spent the last few hours cutting out super hero name badges which they can colour and stick safety pins on. Ive attached a photo but it's quite dark. What a way to spend a saturday evening! We always start the first week back after a holiday with a party so i'll have to plan some party games in a minute. After that, i plan to watch a dvd with my hubby and do some more work on my "nice day for ducks" piece which im stitching for a friend's baby. Shes due in 3weeks so need to get moving!
Friday, 12 January 2007
Thursday, 11 January 2007
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
Sunday, 7 January 2007
I finished my cross stitch. It looks really cool. Im very proud of it. I started it a year or so ago, forgot about it and picked it up again at the beginning of the Christmas holidays and got it finished. Its a pressie for someone so i'll wait until i give it to them before i post a picture of it. I went straight to the craft shop (don't laugh!) and bought my next one to start for Becky's baby! I love my new hobby even if im being ridiculed for it by certain friends who shall, for now, remain nameless. Although i must find somewhere cheaper to buy these cross stitches as my local craft shop is a rip off!