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

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Family fun and Joan Elliott stitching :D

Hello there!

Once again the kiddies have been down with illness but they seem to have recovered from that thank goodness so we have had quite a bit of relaxation and fun for a change!  Well deserved I would say!! 

I have started stitching on Summer Fairy again and I am hoping to get this finished over the Easter Holidays :)  I do hope so!!  Most of my study is nearly finishes for a few months so its back to stitching :)  I need to catch up with Sal's and get teacher stitching done for June!!  

Summer Fairy as at 18th march
Over the last few weeks I have caught up with my studies and I am nearly completed one course in Autism :)  I also did a free on line course in PR so I can keep myself on the straight and narrow with my PR roll in the schools parents council!  I passed that course with flying colours :D Busy busy busy!!  

On the fun part .... Here are just a few photos :D

Mothers Day gifts for me

Abby trying to escape with my chocolates lol 

Ben in a Bow Tie!!
(Ask James ... lol)

Cara and her bread!!

Cara on a bouncy castle at a friends birthday party

Abby and Katie in a home-made ball pool :)
So as you can see we have just been relaxing and having some fun :)

Spring is here and the weather is so much better than the horrible snow and cold lol  There will be soon lots to do on our house on the hill :)

Have fun and keep safe everyone ... I'll be back soon :)

Love and hugs

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Much done but unfortunately ....

it wasnt stitching :( lol

Hello All!!

How are you all doing?  I hope everyone is fit and healthy and full of fun!!

I am glad to report (touch wood she says slapping her head!!) that everyone here is fit and healthy and full of fun :D  YAY!!!  Katie and Cara are all better now after their tonsillitis!  What a few months we have had here but with luck and sheer determination we will all bounce into Spring with no germs!!

My lovely friend from Stephie's Stitching sent my kiddies a lovely surprise in the post

Chocolate :)
Thank you Stephie :) 

The last week I have been busy with school activities:-

Monday was Parents Council Quiz Night and I must say I had a ball!!  Such a brilliant night out!

Tuesday was Parents Council meeting and lots discussed and much to organise.

Wednesday Katie was singing in the Junior Choir at the High School.

Thursday and Friday I plotted and planned the things that needed doing plus various other activities ... I feel like I just have not stopped!!  But its the weekend now so it is chill out time :)

Katie In Choir Uniform

Friday was Integration Day at the Kiddies school so they wore colours of different countries flags!  It turned out all but Mark had something red on lol!!  Red must be a great colour since many countries have it in the flag!!

Flag Day
Katie just loves this yellow skirt! 

Today Katie Came home with a sticker from the Headmaster :D

A very happy Katie

I seem to be having a Katie day today lol  The others will just not stand still for long enough for a photo lol  

The other day I took Mark for his new glasses and whilst we were waiting (which was a long time) I dared Conor to try on some glasses and let me take a photo to put on Facebook ... He did too lol so I owe him £2 haha ... Now its on my blog I probably owe him another £2 hehehe :P

All a good bit of fun!!

Well here is a photo of me showing off my nice new T-Shirt lol

The caption is right most of the time ...
 but not this week lol
Back to the stitching at the
weekend I think!!

Many of you know I am waiting on an assessment for Ryan for Asperger Syndrome.  The National Autistic Society (NAS) are have National Autism Awareness week 27 March - 2 April.  On 1st April it is Onesie Wednesday ... oh yes I an wearing a onesie to help raise awareness of Autism plus its the day the kiddies finish school half day for Easter half term so I will have to collect them from school wearing a onesie lol lol lol My poor kiddies will want to run and hide haha!!!  Lets hope I raise some good sponsors and raise lots of money for NAS!  I will keep you posted on what I choose to wear 

Well not much else has gone on to report about lol 

Have a great weekend and I will hopefully have had 5 minutes or so to sit and stitch by the end of the weekend lol

Take care
Love me

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Just a quickie!!

Hello all!!

I have been super busy the last week as both Katie and Cara have got/had tonsillitis!!  Cara still seems to be worn out and quite warm but Katie seems to have recovered :)

Cara has twisted my arm to carry on with her mermaid stitching so in between medicine and juice giving I have stitched as much as I can!

I cannot find the photo on the laptop lol!!  Oh dear I seem to have lost my mojo haha!!

I am in the middle of a Uni Course on The Autism Spectrum and I am delighted and totally overwhelmed that I got 100% on my last assignment :)  Oh I need to treat myself to some stitching stash to celebrate :) So pleased with myself  to say the least :D

I hope everyone is OK and keeping out of mischief lol

Have fun and I will get a photo of Cara's mermaid asap!!

Bye for now
Love to you all