Saturday, 30 January 2010

An update

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes for Caleb. He had a great birthday and a great party. 11 of his little friends turned up with their mummies and daddies. It was chaos! We have some great friends....both new ones and oldies :) On his actual birthday Matthew was off work and we took him to Funworld (a big soft play place that he loves) and had lunch. What a 1st year! A rollercoaster ride.

January has been a busy month what with birthdays and parties and groups starting again and going back to work part-time. Those that are regular readers will know all about my work woes and my horrible, corrupt, manipulative boss. Anyway, changes are ahead (thank goodness) and there may be light at the end of the tunnel in terms of a new job for me! Should know in the next few weeks. It looks like the place i currently work will be shut down and my boss will finally get whats coming to her. Shes got away with a lot in 4 years.

On the stitchy side of life im getting organised. I start so many projects and finish very few. I get bored quickly. After an email from Kathy ive decided to follow her lead and start a rotation. Ive picked 4 projects i'll work on. I'll stitch for 4 days on one and then rotate.

So im gonna work on LHN Fa La La (just cant get this picture to rotate)CCN's The Tea room
Bent Creeks monthly snappers (no wip picture as yet), good old Cirque des Circles which was at this stage last time i updated and finally a 4 day slot for ornaments/gifts. So watch this space to see how it goes!

It's a beautiful day here today. Im hoping to get out for a walk before we go to a birthday party this afternoon (my exercise new years resolution is still being upheld). Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Happy 1st Birthday to my lovely boy!

From this 7lb13oz little boy born at 12.01pm on 18th January 2009
To this one year on!
Happy 1st Birthday to our beautiful smiley gorgeous boy! Love you lots xxxx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Winner and Final Christmas stuff

I asked my husband to pick a number between 1 and 27 and number 17 was his choice! Margaret that's you! You have won my blogiversary competition and i will send you a gift before my next blog birthday! If you could leave me a comment with your email address that'd be great. Thanks everyone else, was fun to find some new blogs too!

Now my third Christmas exchange was with Jill and this beautiful ornament arrived the day before Christmas. It really is stunning. Thanks Jill and for all the other goodies too.
I stitched this one for Jill. A Lizzie Kate freebie
Got a busy week ahead. Monday im working, Tuesday is mum and tots at my church and body combat in the evening, Wednesday im working, Thursday another mums and tots and then Caleb starts his swimming lessons in the afternoon and then Saturday is Caleb's first birthday party so ive got food and decorations to buy, cakes to bake etc etc Busy busy!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

3 years of blogging

I started blogging 3 years yesterday! Ive decided Im going to have a giveaway. Except this time i'll choose only one winner and i promise it wont take 2 years to stitch and send something like my 2008 blogiversary LOL

I was reading my Health and Fitness magazine last night and apparently, according to a 2009 CyberPsychology and Behavior study, blogging increases an individuals wellbeing. So there you go, as a thank-you to everyone who visits for "increasing my wellbeing" i will stitch a wee gift for one lucky person! Just leave a comment :)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Year

My new start for 2010. CCN's The Tea Room. I may have a billion other things on the go but you gotta have a new start for the new year, right?!

New Years Resolutions:
-Body Combat class once a week
-At least 20minutes walking or running or exercise bike every day
-Download and stick to Motivated Moms chore planner
-Eat more fruit and veg
-Floss daily
-Take vitamins daily

Christmas photo 2009
We had a great Christmas with Caleb. He was good fun. His main present was a smart trike and he loves getting pushed around in it. My brother-in-law dressed up as Santa which was funny. Caleb didnt really know what to make of him.
Even more excitment that his first Christmas was a white one. Cant remember our last white Christmas. It was lovely!
So the holidays are nearly over and i return to work 2 days a week starting on Tuesday :( Its going to be a turbulent few months at work with the upcoming merger, and my boss is getting vicious, so im not looking forward to it.

Friday, 1 January 2010


I am going to stitch an ornament for Caleb every Christmas. Here's what i stitched this year. A Prairie Schooler freebie that i first seen on Hazel's blog. I messed up the finishing a bit by not leaving myself enough fabric so it's a bit messy but i like it nevertheless.

I answered these questions last year and it was fun to read them back today so im doing it again....

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Had a baby!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year? I didnt make any last year. This year i am going to make some. Watch this space.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I had Caleb, my niece Elaine was born in August, my friend Emily had Violet in June, Laura had Rebekah in June, Lesley had Benjamin in October

4. Did anyone close to you die? No

5. What countries did you visit? Does England count? Thats as far as we ventured!

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Sleep, more me time, my fitness back!

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory? Without doubt the 18th January...Caleb's arrival day!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Enduring an awful labour to have my baby and surviving the first year of motherhood!

9. What was your biggest failure? Not coping well with the lack of sleep that comes with a new baby

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? A few minor illnesses nothing major

11. What was the best thing you bought? My new netbook maybe

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My DH's...patient, kind, a great father and amazing in those first few months when Caleb was born

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? My boss at work

14. Where did most of your money go? Baby stuff

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Seeing Take That in concert at Hampden

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2009? Take That's "The Circus."

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:happier or sadder? Happier

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Sleeping, definitely sleeping

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worrying

20. How did you spend Christmas? Christmas morning opening pressies just the 3 of us. Down to my mums at 11am to open more pressies and have a great lunch with my sister and her husband there too.

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with? DH, during the days when he's at work

22. Did you fall in love in 2009? Oh yes!

23. How many one night stands in this last year? None

24. What was your favourite TV programme(s)? Felicity, Ugly Betty, 90210, Eastenders

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate might be too strong but my boss' behaviour has shocked and appalled me.

26. What was the best book(s) you read? I read a lot but there isnt one that immediately stands out

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Take That, ny rediscovery LOL

28. What did you want and get? My very own laptop

29. What did you want and not get? An ipod

30. What were your favourite films of this year? I dont watch a lot of films actually so cant immediately think of any particular favourites

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 28 on my birthday and Caleb was only 6 weeks old so that time is all a blur to me!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? More sleep

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Lazy, comfy, PJs LOL

34. What kept you sane? DH, wonderful new friends, old friends, mums and tots groups

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? David Beckham, as always

36. What political issue stirred you the most? I havent been particularly stirred by much, general election in 2010 though that should be interesting!

37. Who did you miss? My bezzas (best friends) who are scattered over the UK now

38. Who was the best new person (people) you met? Caleb, my gorgeous son, Becky one of my new mummy friends

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009 Just how precious life is and how important it is to have faith in God.
I learnt a lot about myself this year...the things i can/cant handle, my strengths, my weaknesses.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
"Show me the way to go home, im tired and i wanna go to bed...."