Wednesday, 22 December 2010


I hear you say...yes I know I have been very lax in posting but  I just seem to be needing to catch up on my sleep every time I catch my breath.
There has been the Middle Eastern night at the nephews school with the belly dancer...
and the zumba dancers...
then there was the sister's birthday where we ate too much....and I only remembered to take pics of the food when we were
but the kids enjoyed themselves
and there was cake but it was also halloween so there was dressing up to be done!
Then came the mother type's birthday and I could not for the life of me find my camera by this time so when I get pics off the brothers camera I will post one or two. In amongst all this celebrating there was of course the work thing which just leaves me so tired this time of year...especially after all the little ones have so nicely shared their bugs with you by the sneezing/coughing/spluttering in your face.                                        
And then of course there was the almost being snowed in thing where I had to go to work the night before and sleep in an on-call room pre-empting the phone call in morning that would have started like this  'I cant come in because...
 I have done a little stitching as well but no pics right now, well one little one since I have just tonight finished the stocking I showed earlier...nothing like a deadline to get the creative juices flowing eh???
and with this nice view I bid you goodnight, and hope christmas finds you all well and enjoying the season with family and loved ones.

Friday, 29 October 2010

WHOO HOO...a finish or two!

It's true, I have been off this week. Simply because I need to take the time off or will lose my A/L. I have taken the opportunity to try and stitch as much as my lazy bones will allow me to, as well as popping round to the church to give a hand on wednesday and ending up doing the lunches for my sins..! I finished the red sampler on Monday, but the second finish was the most eagerly awaited one you could say...I have been stitching on it for almost 2 yrs now. All that white got to me, not to mention the sparkly floss that I was using to add glitter to the snow since I decided the stocking was too plain without it. Now to stitch it up and see whether i want to add a nice fluffy cuff or not, I think it might end up a tad too big if I do that let me know what you think.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

PIF and look what I found!

Well I've been wanting to get in on a PIF (Pay It Forward) for the longest I finally did. I was lucky enough to get in on Sally's. So I will be offering to start one at the beginning of 2011. Leave your comment here on this post and between January 1st and December 31st 2011 I will send you out  a little thing stitched by me.

There are no rules...:-)  I will pick three people to send to. I will be happy to post internationally so don't hesitate. I look forward to hearing from you.

In the stitching department I have a little update on a SAL I am participating in through the HDF forum it is a freebie from here and this is my pic

Last but not least, I have been munching on a packet of M&M's at work over the last few days...decided to finish it off at home since it was in my bag...and lo and behold what do i find inside...let me know what you think ;-)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

New and Improved!

Well it seems that windows is kicking us out so here I am on blogger to start a new chapter. All good things must come to an end right!!!? As the name suggests....and the pic shows...I not only have an obsession with stitching, but with the beautiful sandy beaches of my beloved Sierra Leone where I was born and which I have not been to in quite some while. SOON...she promises herself.

Windows will close in March 2011, so for those of you who have not met me there before, you have a few months to see my pics before  they are gone  

Thank you for choosing to read my ramblings and see the pics I have to post, I will return with some soon ;-)