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To Facebook or Not

During the last few weeks I've not managed to get a lot of time to stitch thanks to all 3 of the kids being ill - now could they do it all together?? - No! One at a time my lot. Luckily it's only been bad colds but it meant lack of sleep for me. As I didn't want to sit stitching on a night only to find myself frogging the following night I've been sat on FB. Lets just say Farmville and Frontierville have had a hammering ;-) DH isn't a big fan of FB but everytime he goes near the computer he has a quick look to see if my SIL has been on...yes he's found he can actually keep in touch via FB with her! The kids absolutely adore the games. DD prefers Farmville, we have to have the sound effects on (arghh! I hate them!) and she likes to see me feed the "chickens and duckies"  At the minute she's mad on anything Christmas going onto the farm so it's find an animal in parts LOL! The boys however prefer Frontierville, they love seeing the foxes, b

Stitching Catch Up

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I have been stitching since August but not as much as I should have done thanks to other things turning up. In September I was the Calender Girl for my Friendly Stitchers Yahoo Group. This meant that the other ladies in my group sent me stash (as I did to them when it was their turn). I got some wonderful fabrics, scissors and threads so a big thank you to Mouse, Karin, Martina, Ally and Lynda. I have been working on my Sanman Inky Dinky Snowmen and here is the finished product. I decided against making it into a quilted hanging and instead put it on my stitching bag which I took to Harrogate. I also joined in a secret biscornu exchange with FS and here is what  received from Meg. It's absolutely beautiful and I was so touched by the bookmark she included (I'm a big reader and never have enough) And this is what I sent to Jacqueline, minus the gorilla! I've also taken part in a humbug exchange with FS and my humbug went to Julie in Australia. I des

A visit to Scotland

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Where has the time gone since August? As most people know we went off to Southerness in Scotland for our holiday in August, have to say it was absolutely fantastic. The weather was lovely and we spent everyday doing something, not necessarily off camp but the kids were definitely kept amused. There was a soft play area in the main building on camp where the kids spent many an hour playing while DH and I took advantage of the free Wi-Fi to hook up our laptop...couldn't be away from the internet for a whole week now could I?? This last photo of the lighthouse in Southerness was taken in the evening by our 4yr old son Luke with the Panasonic Lumix that he seems to have taken possesion of! Here are some photos of the places we visited.....Sweetheart Abbey (def Luke's favourite place) Mabie Farm Park (only went in for a couple of hours and had to drag the kids out 5hrs later...recommended for anyone with kids!)  Dumfries (lovely little town, the kids loved eating sandwiches w

Stitching Bits & Bobs

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I've not spent a lot of time stitching since my last post due to commitments with the children, end of school term and all that entails. By the time we've finally got them settled in bed and eaten I've just about collapsed on the sofa to watch the news then bed....the joys of parenthood! I do have some stitching to show you though, mostly gifts, exchanges and bits of my SALs. I have been working on a couple of other small projects but can't show them as they're for a very special item for a very special person. Recently I joined in on a biscornu exchange with one of my Yahoo groups. This is the biscornu I sent Susan This is the biscornu that I received from Carla in the same exchange, my DD took a great liking for! Finally here is a photograph of the Spring Needleroll I sent Ally in the May Day exchange with my yahoo group Friendly Stitchers.  I knew I'd taken a photograph but couldn't remember where I'd put it...duh!  It was my first design in th

Too Little Time to Stitch

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I've not had much time to stitch in the last month but what little time I have had the needles have been out. As some of you know we've had a few problems with DS2 but after getting help we're now on the right track so fingers crossed I'll get more time to sit stitching.  Here's the progress so far on my Darcy photostitch. I'm now over halfway there and she seems to be growing fast now. This is a small biscornu I made designed by Carla Rizzie. I used pale green linen with hand dyed threads and beads for the centre and around. It's really tiny when you see it in real life. I recently took part in the May Day Exchange with my stitching group Friendly Stitchers. This is a photo of what I received from Ally. A beautiful card as well as a lovely tin containing tiny scissors, stitch unpick, 2 gold needles and some wonderful threads that I'm saving for a sampler I want to do later in the year.  This has so come in handy when I'm sat waiting for DS1 to