Saturday, 30 August 2014

Words are sometimes not enough ...

Hello fellow bloggers!

Yesterday evening (a few hours ago) I learnt that a wonderful woman, fellow sticher/blogger/Facebooker had passed away.  I havent really followed other peoples posts on FB or the blogs the last while as the children hog all the technology in the home and my energy!!!  lol  

So, in great stitching memory, to a woman I knew a little but felt like I'd known her for years ....

RIP Debbie xxxxx

Over on Linda's blog she has crazy ideas for stitching in Debbie's memory .... well I did say words are not enough!!  

My thoughts are with Debbie's family and Linda's crazy ideas!!

I will be back asap with some actual stitching photos lol until then love to you all.  Keep safe xxxx

Hugs Heather

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Such a long time .... (Lots of photos)

Hello to all my lovely readers,

Oh my I have been away from my blog for such a long time! Where has the time gone??  Who stole my weeks??  lol  It is hard to believe that Baby Abby is 7 weeks today .... 

Abby Having a picnic in the park :)
A nice big cheesy bun she pinched lol

But that means my kiddies have had 7 weeks of the summer holidays off school already .... 2 more weeks to go until school starts again and guess what ... I have hardly done a stitch :(  

I have managed to finish off Abbys birth sampler and complete Round Robin pieces but thats about it!!  Roll on school starting lol

Abbys Birth Sampler

But we have had a good few day out and in particular a beautiful day at the park with a big picnic tea!  We had a ball and again time was lost but whos counting the hours?  Not us!!  lol We have been to the park a few timeas and the kids love it there!!  

Yummy yummy Picnic food :)
(we scoffed the lot too!!)

Cara and Conor

Cara and James

Ryan and James having a climb!

Katie with yummy ice-cream

Laura and Abby

Having a rolling time down a hill!!

Ryan rowing away with mark (red top) and
Conor swinging the day away lol

Laura, Mark and Cara
Katie and Me having a 'selfie' lol

Whilst the children were away at their fathers I decorated Katie and Cara's bedroom .... with the help of Lily! I am waiting on a few bits and pieces to arrive in the post to complete their room but so far so good the girls love their new room!!  cara is now also in a full size bed and she loves it!!

Lily the painting boss!!

Cara and Abby giving Cara's new bed a try!!

I spent yesterday doing school uniform shoping for all 5 children! My purse is now a few hundred pounds lighter :(  The kids and I had a ball going around the shops getting all that they needed!! Cara cannot wait to start school but the teacher she was meant to have has left, Im gutted becasue she is a brilliant teacher and I so hoped Cara would be in her class.  At this moment in time we have no idea who her teacher will be!!  Its a wait and see I guess .... I hate the unknown!!

Today my friend Karen popped in with a lovely surpise for Cara ... A fab knitted hat for her :)
Cara loved the wool that Karen was knitting a blanket and cardi for Abby that Karen decided to knit a hat for her :)  What a lovely friend she is xxxx

Well, I think I have waffled on long enough.  I hope you enjoyed the family photos :)

Happy crafting weekend all 

Love me

PS for all those in my exchange ... I will update who has send/received and for those who have not recevied (myself included) I will be in touch with you asap ... If im not quick at contacting you please e-mail me and let me know you havent received xxxx  Lets hope we all do xxxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Here at last ...

Hello all!

Well I have finally managed to log in and write a quick post!!  Life here is going well but super fast!!  Busy busy busy all day long helping with baby Abby and the school summer holidays! :)  We went for a lovely picnic in the park last week so I must find the photos and post a few!  We had a great time and we were there for hours and hours but it seemed like 5 minutes lol

I have finally managed this weekend to get detailed charted up for Abbys birth sampler so I will work away on that tonight and then I can get it to the framers! 

So far so good!

This week I have been sorting and organising my bedroom and I got a nice new bed too!  Cara is ready for a proper full size bed so she will have my single bed as its only a few months old so I bought a double bed .... for the same price as a single!!  Haha there was a method in my madness ... so I now have a big bed for when we have visitors. Speaking of visitors my mum and dad are coming over very soon so they can use my room rather than moving laura like we did.  So much harder moving Laura out of her room now that Abby is in there and that that would upset Abbys routine!  

The bed sheets I chose are lovely and I got some cushions to accessorise lol  I love typewriters so I really could not resist buying them!

The quilt cover has letters and postcard printed on also with 'Make Do And Mend' sayings on plus ... 'Stitched With Love' printed on which I didnt realise that was on so I was totally made up with my buy!!

I couldnt resist showing off my quilt cover with my TUSAL for this month ... a perfect condination I think!

TUSAL Stitched with love :)
 Last but not least my very slow progress on Summer Fairy

Summer Fairy as at 27 July 2014
I have not really donw much else for the last few weeks!  We have mainly been busy with children lol

Have a great day all

Love me

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lots of Goodies ... (and photos!!)

Hello there!!

Not alot has been going on in my house except for nappy changing, bottle feeds and seeing to 5 other childrens needs as it is the school summner holidays here!! Stitching shall resume on my own projects asap as I am upto date with exchanges and Round Robins!

But whilst you wait for me to actually have some stitching that I can show you here are some photos lol!!

Wednesday was my 43rd Birthday ...  I had a wonderful day and I was spoilt crazy by the children!!  

Birthday Cards

Birthday Presents

My yummy cake!!

My certificate came for passing a University qualification I did a while back.

I can now have Cert Comp Sci (open) after my name!!  How posh am I now? lol  Then I discovered yesterday that I had passed my second University qualification so I can use Cert HE (open) after my name once I receive that certificate ... 

My name will be Miss Heather C.... Cert Comp Sci (open), Cert HE (open), 

Hahaha I'll need a great big line when writing my name lol!!!  I am delighted with myself I will say that.  It might sound big-headed but I did work my little socks off so I think I have earned bragging rights!!!

The other day I was out running a few messages with Cara so we just had to have a quick pit-stop at the park :)

The slide was all she wanted to play on lol  My children amaze me sometimes lol The park was empty and she could have had her pick of anything and everything but no .... the slide was the 'toy' of the day lol

I am very sure that you would love to see a few more photos of my Grandaughter Abby lol

Dreaming of more milk!!

Abby and Auntie Cara

'Driving' Cara's Car lol

A beautiful dimple windy smile
This is just so cute :)

Well folks I think I have waffled on enough for today lol

Happy stitching and keep safe

Too all my wonderful friends

PS - Chris you still haven't claimed your prize from my giveaway xxxx
I have left you a comment on your blog as I cant seem to get a link to your e-mail address!  xxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Lizzie Kate winner is


Congratulations to you!

Please email me your postal address to and I will post your prize ASAP :-)

Thank you to all who took part and for all your lovely wishes to Laura!

Love me

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Gorjuss Exchange and Round Robins

Hello one and all!!

I hope everyone is well!!  I'm sure you can imagine that things have been madness and a complete routine changer in my house but hey ... we're loving it!!  Baby and Laura have settled in and my children just love their little new niece :)

I took part in the Gorjuss Exchange for on Mii Stitches blog and my partner to send too was Justine and I received from Mii ... I am totally delighted because its like my birthday has come 8 days early :)

Fabric Tray with stitched girl, and, note book, shopping bag and coaster
I just love everything!!

New Heights
Fabric tray 
I must say Mii you have done an amazing exchange parcel for me!!  I totally love everything and I also am in admiration of all the hard work you put into my gift!  Wow that background stitching would have taken ages and ages to do!!  Thank you so very very much xxxxx  When is the next exchange? lol

I sent Justine ...

Stitched Hanger, trinket tin, Purse,
Notebook and card

I am in the Round Robin (RR) on June's Blog  and  for Kim I stitched

A lovely pink heart
From Kim I received :-

A gorgeous hat for my girls Katie and Cara
When I have all my stitched pieces from the RR I intend to stitch them together to hang in their bedroom! Katie and Cara are really delighted and super excited!!

Well I had better get another piece for the RR finished to send off!!

Happy Stitching all!!

Lots of love
Me xxxx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

I'm a ...


Laura had a beautiful baby girl this evening :)   ... well I suppose that was really yesterday lol Born 27th June

Abby Jane was born at 5.15pm weighing 6lb 13oz :) She is wonderful xxx

There were only blue blankets left so don't let the colour fool you lol