Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Pen-pals for Kiddies

Hi there,

My two youngest Katie (nearly 8 years old) and Cara (5) would each love some pen-pals!!

Any of my regular readers have children/grandchildren or know of children that would love to correspond with either or both of the girls via snail mail post?

I don't mind posting outside of the UK  :)

If so please either leave a comment with e-mail address for me to contact you or drop me a line


Love me

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Totally delighted!! #projectoftheweek

Hello All,

Yesterday my Summer fairy was voted project of the week by the World of Cross Stitching magazine :)

I cannot believe how many lovely comments I got and also all the 'likes'  Totally over the moon!!

I can imagine that you are all getting a bit fed up of looking at the lovely lady lol  

I aim to have her finished asap!!  I am just waiting on more metallic thread to arrive so I can finish her dress off and get more beads on!!

This nomination was a lovely surprise and a nice birthday gift to me lol  Its my 44th Birthday today!!

Wow I am getting old haha

The British Heart Foundation and @YorkshireMOS are doing a giant Heart of Steel and by making a small contribution people can have names engraved on this giant Heat of Steal ... needless to say I am having, with Katie's full agreement, her name engraved on the heart :)  As many of you know she was born with 2 holes in her heart.  One has closed and in August she is due a scan again to check on her progress ... fingers crossed .... anyway click on the link and have a look at this magnificent project being organised by lots of companies!!  Its amazing!!

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Heart of Steel

Bye for now
Love me

Monday, 6 July 2015

We Have ...

B E A D S!!!  (At long last hahaha)  Ok just a few but hey its getting there!!

Summer Fairy as at 05 July 2015
Hi there everyone!

Well as you can see I am on the final run of Joan Elliott's Summer Fairy!!  Phew its been a long time coming!!

I've hunted out a few photos from the last few week ... hope you enjoy them :D

Ryan's very last day and moments of Primary
School. Photo taken just as he was about to
walk through the school gates for the
very last time!
Mark won the Award for
Manners and Conduct
for his year :)  Excellent!
Well done Mark xxx
Mark - Sports day
               Katie Sports Day

Laura and Abby Sports Day!!
Cara Sports day- racing with her shadow lol!!
Walking to school bus stop

My Fav photo :)  My one and only photograph with all
5 kiddies all warning the same green jumpers!!
This was the one and only chance I had as
Ryan in big school next year and last year
Cara was in red Nursery jumper!!

Me after showing off my sticker from the
Headmaster after I 'worked' hard with
the Parents Council at school one Sunday!!
Conor on the plane off to visit
my parents with James!!  

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet into the events of the past few weeks :)

Now time to do some Pen-Pal letters :D  I love snail mail!!  Anyone else enjoy the good old fashion letter through the letter box?  There is nothing like it at all!!

Pen-Pals anyone? lol :D

Bye for now

Love me

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Wow No posts in June!! .... SO BUSY and then a Challenge!!

Well Hello there Strangers!!

Wow I cannot believe I have not posted in a whole month! Well there has been so much going on its unbelievable!

well I shall try and do things in order ...

First of all I passed Uni my course on Understanding the Autism Spectrum :)  I am totally delighted with myself!!

Next, I have been very busy with school stuffs and Parents Council ... Then it was Cara's 5th Birthday :D  A great afternoon once she was home from school :)

We have had sports days and End of Primary school play for Ryan as he will be off to big school in September.  Then End of year leavers night for Ryan's year too ... The list just goes on and on!!  June certainly was a busy month all round!

The children finished school on Tuesday afternoon for the summer holidays.  They have all of July and August off school so I plan on getting a great deal of stitching done in between days out and fun times :)

I did a little stitching for the teachers to go with their end of year presents

Before being stitched into
hanging ornaments

After wards ...
I'd already given 2 of the teachers theirs
as one was leaving and Conor was going away with James

Yesterday we went into the Library and signed up for the Record Breakers Reading Challenge.  I am sure we will have fun taking part!!

At the Library

All signed up for the reading challenge ...
we are wearing yellow wrist bands :)
(I love Katie's face lol)

The rest of the day I picked up my Summer Fairy again .... I am determined to get this piece finished!!  Just metallic thread and beads to go :)

The story so far

You can just see the metallic thread at the top of her wing

That's all for now!!  I will be back very very soon!!
Keep safe and well
Love me

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A lot of everything ... !!!


Oh what fun we have had the past few weeks!!  Really it has just been family life all the way with a little bit of study ... which saw my last assignment being sent in so I am now as free as a little birdie until October!!

Ryan has been on a short (educational) holiday with the school!

Ryan has also been accepted at the secondary school that we chose, the same one his big brother James went too, so we know he will do fantastic there!!

Cara will be turning 5 years old in 2 weeks time so we a busy planning her party!!  She is just way too excited!  

I haven't really done much stitching but I am sure I will get back into the swing of it soon now that all the move and deadlines have been met!!

Back to a normal, less crazy way of life ... (I Hope)  :)

Pictures speak louder than words ... so here are a few family photos .... ooooo speaking of photos the children had their school pictures taken the other week at school and the group on of them is just a treat!!!  I cannot wait to get the big photo of them all!!  

This is just a photo of the proof from the photographers ... It is a little blurry but its still an absolute stunner of a school photos but then again I would say that since they are all my cutie pies lol 

Ryan, Conor, Mark, Katie and Cara
This was my one and only chance to get all 5 of them
together whilst they all wore the same uniform!!


Katie, Mark and Cara


Cara, James and( a little of) Katie!!

Wee Abby being the goal keeper lol
She loves being in the garden

Mummy the hair dresser lol
Katie's hair after a few attempts :)

Mummy's Restaurant
One hungry Cara waiting for tea to cook!!!

Hungry Cat
One of the cats ate Conors Trip letter lol
I thought it was meant to be the dog that ate the homework!!

Now, too sit back and enjoy the month of June as we have a lot of exciting events coming up!!  As you know I am PR for the Parents' Council at the kiddies school, well we have Summer Fete, Year 7 leavers party and play to do and a few other bits and pieces!!  Its a busy happy yet sad month as Ryan spends his last few weeks as a Primary school Boy before big school turns him into a man!!  

Well that's all for now folks ... my bed is calling me lol  It sure does feel good to be finally settled in our little home and all the 'nasty' stuff sorted out :)

See ya soon!!

Love H

Friday, 1 May 2015

So Sorry ....

I have been away for over a month!  Wow no posts from me for a month!!

The reason .... well .... I have moved home :D  YAY!!!

It all happened so very fast!  I have been looking for a long time for a house closer to town and the schools or maybe not quite so far to drive for the school bus!  We were way out in the countryside and totally not practical for us at all plus I got so much hassle from the landlord that I'd had enough of living there!  Then a good friend told me of this house that was up for rent!  

At the time my mum and dad were over for a visit when I went to view the new house!  It was chaos and crazy lol  I went with James to look at the house and providing I could pay the deposit there and then we would be able to rent the house because the owner said that we would be perfect for the house plus she knew how much easier life would be for my family.  I think I also won her over because I was prepared to live in the house for as long as they rented the house!!  I shall not be moved!  I also told her about my previous landlord and asked and made sure that the same thing would not happen here!!  In other words "Don't you do the same things" lol  It was a big hint really but it had to be said!!  It was also brilliant because I got to show mum and dad the house I was moving into before they left to go back to their home :)

So here we are ... all moved in and settled :)  Now back to a nice routine :)  It is so much easier here as the bus stop is a walk away as is the shop and the park!!  Oh we can have a social life with people and not sheep haha lol :D  

On a sad note, I have not been able to do much stitching at all!!  For the next few weeks I will be writing up my last assignment for my University course.  Once that is done and sent I will be like a loon getting the end of school year stitching gifts done!!  WOW I started them in January and I am no where near completed!!  

Monday, 30 March 2015

Another one bites the dust ....


Final assessment sent for one of my Uni courses ... therefore another one complete for ME!!!

So watch this space .... stitch stitch stitch for me all over Easter before my last part of my last course for a while :)  The light is at the end of the tunnel lol

So, first of all I AM GOING to complete Summer Fairy by Joan Elliott :) lol

Happy crafting all!!

Love and hugs