Saturday, 14 November 2015

I'm Back ....

Hello Hello hello!!  

Oh boy oh boy I have missed my normal life!!  Never again am I moving!!

Total madness and chaos this time around as it wasn't a case of move in and unpack ... the whole place need scrubbing and rooms painted and the whole house needed carpet or flooring of some sort!  

So, not only was it a case of 'hump' the belongings from one house to another, it was then a case of 'hump' the belongings from room to room whilst we decorated and carpeted!!  With a great team of work men, family and friends we soon had this place ship-shape and ready to unpack!!  

My girls modelling the carpet! 

All I can say now is ... Pass me my stitching stash cos I wanna stitch!!  :)  

Speaking of stitching, my mum and dad have sent me over my Christmas present super early ...

I am absolutely delighted :) I have been saving up for one for ages now, but they decided to help Santa out!!  I can't wait to have a proper stitch on 'her', I just need some bigger pieces of fabric rather than just scraps that I have had a play about with :) 

No news really other than unpacking etc!  

Its great to be back :)

Love and hugs me

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Just a quickie ...

Hello everyone!!

It has been a long, hard and very bumpy 'road' the last 4 or 5 weeks ... Not a stitch done ... BUT we finally have a house that we can move into!!

We shall be moving on Tuesday 27th but we will have no internet for a few weeks!!
Why do companies take so long to connect a service??!!  

I will have e-mail on my phone so at least that's something .... for all my pen-pals and Katie's pen-pals we will be in touch asap with our new address :) I have got our mail redirected to our new address so anything that has been posted to us we will get to our new address :D 

I have never felt so stressed and worried in all my life like I have been the past month or so!  The house we are moving into is one we can stay in for many years to come so at least mow we have the security over our heads knowing a landlord cannot make us move!

The kids are so pleased ....

So from all of us to all of you ... see you on the other side

Take Care
Love and hugs

Monday, 14 September 2015

Great kiddies ....


I just had to show you this ...

I was clearing kitchen up last night before bed (I love getting up to a clean and tidy kitchen lol) and spotted this egg that Ryan had left on top of the egg carton haha!!  A great sense of humour he has!

Egg face!!

Says ... 'Ryan was here'
What a boy!! 

Last week at school Katie was awarded Star of the week ... 

My Shinning Star

Jo has pointed out that my Blogoversary isn't yet as the counter is broken!!  I must admit I looked at it the other week and it said 45 days then suddenly it was 15 days!  I did wonder where my weeks had gone but thought nothing of it!!

Well no news ... no luck on a house yet either :(  Can't believe this is happening to us again!!  I just hope we are sorted by Christmas!!

Bye for now
Love me xxxxx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

OOOOO Just realised ....

That it will be my Blogoversary in 15 days time!!!  
OOOOO I think I will organise a give-away :)

Ryan is getting on really well at 'big school' and on Friday he even got the school bus to the main bus depot :)  Great stuff!!  

One more week before James is off to Uni!  I will sure miss that boy!  

There is lots going on here and very little stitching :(  The house we moved into a few months ago has been sold!!!  So here we are again ... house-hunting ... 

Lets hope we are successful in finding a house very soon!!  We feel like a bunch of gypsy's as we have done nothing but move about for the past 2 years!  I'm fed up having to get new address labels printed up lol!!  At least this time it shall be easy moving because when we moved last time I bought a whole load of plastic boxes that fitted under the beds ... All the toys etc are still in the boxes as they make great toy boxes or magazine boxes ... so we are basically packed up and ready to go!!  I love accidental organisation haha!!  

But this week I am going to concentrate on getting James off to Uni before he changes his mind as he doesn't want to leave me with the prospect of moving house on my own but I'm a big girl with loads of lovely friends who will help me :)  

I will keep you posted ... and watch out for my give-away :D

Bye for now
Love me

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

And they're off ...


Hello everyone!

Well, back to school for the kiddies, back to routine and homework !!!  

Ryan started High School yesterday and he was a bag of nerves going in but he came out with a big smile on his face so that's a great sign!!  

First day nerves for my big man!!

It was so strange walking just Conor, Mark, Katie and Cara up for the bus!!  I kept looking behind myself to see if Ryan was behind me lol  He was at home waiting for me to get back for a lift!! James checked him over to make sure he had his tie on right and shirt buttoned up haha  I think he is more of the mother hen!!  The next big milestone in our family is James off to Uni on 19th Septemebr!!  

Conor and Mark

Cara, Katie, Mark and Conor


Getting on the bus!!

One problem the kiddies always have is finding their PE kit bags when everyone's look the same so I hunted down bags that would be easily spotted by them and I ordered these from eBay ... I am totally delighted!!  

Kiddies PE kit bags

I think it is time now to get some stitching done :D  I am currently stitching Cara's mermaid and I Hope to be able to get it finished for her soon!

Have a great day!

love me

Monday, 31 August 2015

I made ...

B A G S!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all well and had a great weekend :)  We have had a lovely weekend, well a lovely few months off the 'norm' of routine ... but I do love routine!  

This is what I made at my beginners sewing machine class!! 

A Lavender Bag

A bag for my Cross Stitch stash

Katie Modelling My Bags

I must say I totally enjoyed my day learning to use a sewing machine :)  I am now saving up for a machine of my own!!  Cara has already started a 'wish list' of goodies she wants made haha!!  She has a lot of trust and faith in my abilities haha!!  

Joan Elliott Stitch A Long with my
Sewing Machine Jar

The last few days have been busy sorting things out for school as the kiddies go back tomorrow :) Ryan  also starts big school tomorrow!!

Uniforms/PE kit/Coats all ready for
There is and will be lots of change going on in this house as James has his date now for Uni, and he moves into his residence on 19th September!!  Life seems to be flying by at the moment!!  

I will post some photos of Ryan in his big school uniform :)... I just hope its not too much of a struggle to get up super earlier tomorrow lol

Have a great week all!

Love me

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

From ....

THIS ...

TO ...

I am totally made up :)  It was more hard work trying to get a photo of her framed than it was stitching her lol The light kept reflecting off the glass!!

Sewing machine course tomorrow .. I cant wait!!  I will let you know how it goes and I just hope I don't come home with the machine sewn to my jeans lol

Love me