Monday, 8 December 2014

Hello, Hello and hello (tons of family photos!!)

Hello all!

Oh my oh my oh my has it really been over a month since I have been on my blog?  WOW!  My feet haven't  touched the floor for weeks!!  

I have done stitching for exchanges and Round Robins, one of which I am super late with but I have finished and will send out asap ... I will check that people have received then I can show off my stitching :)

Life has been busy with Open University courses, Dr appointments, dentist Appointments and I am now the newly appointed PR for the Parents Council at school :)  So personal life has been quite crazy of late!!  

Plus I had one great big clean up and clear out ready for Christmas and that took about a week!!!  Hey but I can see the floor in the boys bedroom lol :)

Lots done over the last few weeks ... working backwards from present day to weeks ago ...

Our Christmas tree went up yesterday so of course the kiddies and the kittens are totally delighted lol  We have not put too many decorations on the tree just in case Ben and Lily like to play in the tree too much haha!!

Our Christmas tree

I would say Charlie the kitten too but she had a 'bit of an accident' last week.  She managed to sneak out of the front door one evening and never came back for days, which is totally unlike Charlie.  Well, without going into too much detail (cos it is not pretty!!) she came home quite badly injured.  So I spent an awful lot of time at the vets last week (and an awful lot of money!!).  Charlie seems to be recovering slowly.  She has spent quite a lot of time snuggled into me, so much so I really do feel like a cat basket now lol!!  

Last Friday James came home from Liverpool after spending time with his dad.  Conor came with me to the airport ...  I'm surprised the airport didn't send out animal control to capture him lol 

Yes he went to the Airport in
his tiger onesie!!  

Cara is a Reindeer in her school play next week and with a lot of time spent looking for a reindeer costume for her, I eventually found a reindeer onesie and asked her to try it on .... well I could not get it off her again for hours lol

There is a Cara in there
Somewhere lol

Cara also got her first lot of homework from school so she is totally delighted ... I wonder how long that will last lol

Homework Time!!

Mark had homework the other week and he had to make an Egyptian thingy lol  This is the finished result!!  


So of course this then turned into a super mad art class in our kitchen lol ... 

It really does not seem much but it feels like i have not stopped for years and years!!  I am all caught up with Uni courses now until January so I plan to chill and stitch!!  Most of the Christmas shopping is done.  Kiddies go to their fathers for a few days from Boxing Day so I'm not going nuts with food shopping because Laura will be out so it will just be James and I!!!  So long as there is chocolate both of us will be happy haha

On a final note ... it is snowing here!!!  I wonder if I can get the car up the drive way and down the country roads to get the kids to school in the morning!!!  Time will tell ...

Until next time, Stay safe

love and stitching hugs 


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Crazy life ...

Crazy life here for the last month or so!!  

All the kids have had stomach bugs and between them spend over 2 weeks off school!!  

Last week they had a Halloween party at school and they all got dressed up for a party at school!!  Ryan is not one for dressing up so he made his own costume and went as a modern day ghost lol  Conor had to go in his PE kit then change into costume after the PE lesson ... he got home and got changed straight away so I couldn't get a photo haha!!

My laptop was given a drink of juice by one of the kids and is being repaired.  I hope it can be fixed!  i am using Laura's laptop at the moment and all the buttons and short cuts are in different places so Im pressing the wrong buttons and I keep deleting things i have just typed lol  This is my second time of typing out this blog post ooops!!  

This morning we posted our Letters to Santa .... FAB!!!!  

Thats about the highlight of the last 4 weeks!!

Posting letters to Santa

Katie and her cat mask

Katie the Devil Fairy

Cara the cat

Ryan the modern ghost

Mark the Pirate

Robin for Round Robin

Goodies sent with Round Robin


Wednesday, 8 October 2014


FINALLY .... I have managed to get on a computer ... I did try posting the winner from my phone but my phone wasn't playing games ...



Congratulations to you!!!

Please e-mail me your postal name and address ... My e-mail is

Well done to you!!!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Hello there

Here is a lovely giveaway to celebrate the Anniversary of my blog!

I love doing my blog and checking out your blogs too :)

To qualify to be entered for the giveaway please

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Be a blogger
3) Leave a comment on this post :)

Closing date 30th September

Enjoy xxxxxx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Joan Elliott Stitching weekend :)

Hello there!!

Well I had a lovely weekend stitching, drinking coffee, stitching, eatting chocolate, stitching and even more coffee and chocolate lol  well someone has to be a chocolate monster so I figured this weekend it would just have to me haha :)

My happy stitching weekend :)

I just need metallic thread and beads on but i will do that at the end :)

I hope you all had a great weekend

Love me

PS ... keep watching for my fab giveaway .... coming very very soooooon!!!  :) :)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Stitching at last .... plus up and coming Giveaway

Hello all ...

Finally the thread, needle and fabric became one again lol

I am stitching in a Joan Elliott SAL group on Facebook and this is my SAL so far ....

The fabric look a little 'bent' lol

I hope to have a reall good stitch on her tonight!  No other news from here ... all quiet for a change lol

*I will be doing a GIVEAWAY, for old and new followers, over the weekend for my Blogs Anniversary ... Watch this space *

Hapy stitching all

Love Heather

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

First day of school ....


I have just realised that I did not show off my wee Cara on her first day of school last Tuesday!!

Cara ready to leave for school

Cara at her classroom
She had a brilliant first week in school and she was so disappointed that the weekend came around! She was really annoyed with her siblings becasue they thought it was great that there was no school when she wanted to go in lol

She received a sticker on her first day for being so good and helpful with the other children that were a little unsure :) .... well this is what she did with her sticker in the car on the way home ....

She turned Abby into a Ladybird!!
Poor Abby lol!!  Cara thought Abby looked great as a ladybird and Abby really didnt mind at all haha!!

The rest of this week whilst Katie and Cara have been at school have finally managed to finish off their bedroom ...

Cara's bed

Katie's bed

The Book Corner
I think the room ooks fantastic!  Although it does look like Katie has more stuff on herside but its just becasue Cara has the doorway by her bed :)  The girls are delighted!!

Now Laura and I seem to have got back into the swing of school runs etc maybe now I can get back to doing my own things during the day .... Like stitching haha  :)  That would be so fantastic!  The last 3 months or so I have really missed it!  I feel like half a person without my needle and thread in my hand!!

Until next time take care!!

Love and stitching/crafting hugs