Monday, 31 December 2012

Oh How True ....

I intend to write the best seat gripping true life novel ever about

a mother and her 7 wonderful and inspiring children

Get the popcorn at the ready!!!  :-)

Have a Safe and happy journey into 2013 all


Out with the old In with the new!

Just wish to say Happy New Year to you all xxx

Thank you to all my followers and all the lovely comments you leave.  I just love them all. Without you and your kind words my blog wouldn't be a pleasure to do xxx

 Safe passage into 2013

Lots of love


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tatty Teddy ...

Hello all!

Here is the little fella ...

He is a cutie :-)

This is probably my last finish for 2012 .... I hope there will be plenty more finishes in 2013!

I started an AOY (All Our Yesterdays) kit last niht and I have quite a bit done already so I am so delighted with myself

Have a good evening all


Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas Present Finish

Good Evening all

I thought I would just quickly show this off ...

I stitched this for my 'to-be' Son-In-Law for his Christmas present!  He loves it :-)

For 2 nights just after Christmas the kids were with their father so I had a great stitching session once I recovered from all the hard work of Christmas that is!!  I finished the Tatty Teddy kit my mum gave me and now I am stitching an All Our Yesterdays kit.  I will post photos in the morning.

I did try and stitch on my Fairy Grandmother but it was too dull and I struggled to see the holes in the fabric so I think she will be a summer project with good daylight!!  So I am going to go through my stash of smaller kits for now.

Have a great evening

Love me xxxx

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Hope you are all enjoying ....


Hello and Merry Boxing Day to you all!  I hope you all had a great Christmas Day.

My kiddies had a ball opening all their Santa presents.  A fabulous day all round .... Thanks Santa!!

(Lots of photos)

(L-R) Ryan's, Cara's and Katie's Presents

(L-R) Conor's, Laura's and Marks presents
(L-R) Mine and James' presents

Laura, Mark, Conor and Ryan




Cara and Laura

Mark, Conor and Ryan


My Santa Presents :-) 

Laura, Ryan, Mark, Cara and Katie

The children are all made up with what Santa brought from them!  Cara delighted with her Doll House as she always saw this in Asda and would squeal whenever we went in there as she wanted to play with it.  It got so bad in the end we stopped taking her in there lol!!  She imagine her face when she opened the big parcel on Christmas Morning!!  She played with it all day and was the first thing she did this morning when she came down stairs :-)

Ryan did a list for Santa and he must have done a very good list with sensible things on because he got all he asked for :-) One happy chappy there!!

Conor wanted  lots of things but didn't really did know what lol!!  Santa did a good job with a mix of his favorite things.

Mark wanted Hot Wheels and Lego so Santa brought him a mix.

Katie wanted Hello Kitty stuff and that's what she go so she is now one great big Hello Kitty girl!!!

Cara got the Doll House and Peppa Pig stuffs

Laura and James both didn't know what they wanted at all so Santa was sensible and got them a few bits and pieces, books and DVD's and left them a packet of money each lol!! 

I had no clue either so asked for a book and chocs ... I got loads .... Kindle Fire HD, book, DVD, perfume and loads of other goodies!!  I got spoiled with loads of surprises :-)

Enjoy the rest of Boxing Day.

Im off to get a bit of stitching done.  Kids away now until Friday so I am chilled out today.  Once the house was quiet it hit me how worn out I was so I just did nothing lol!!!  Two more full days ahead of me so I hope to get some progress on my WIP's

Bye for now

Love Heather

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Hello fellow bloggers

Great news from my little part of the world!!!

Katie had an hospital appointment today and the hole in her heart has closed!!!

We are totally delighted here.  Having such great news a week before Christmas is brilliant!! xxxx

This morning I managed to get the Christmas shopping done. Just the food shopping to do now and all will be ready for the man in the red coat!!!

When I got home from shopping Laura had a surprise for me.... a kindle fire HD :-)
What a great day today has been!!!!!


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Party with Santa!!!!!

Good Evening bloggers!!

What a fantastic Morning we all had!  We went to party with Santa!!!

Cara and Party food

Katie and Santa

Katie, Mark, Cara and James

Katie, Santa and Mark

Ryan and Santa


L-R Cara, Conor, Katie, Santa, Mark and Ryan (at the back)

Conor is in his Karate suit as the Party was in the Community Center where Conor was having his Karate Lesson!  I had to pinch him from his lesson to receive his present from Santa and then again for a group photo which is why Conor has bare feet!!  At least Conor got good exercise running from room to room lol!!

A brilliant morning had by us all!!

This afternoon Laura, Johnny, James and I got the presents wrapped.  I am going to have a little play on the net then get the rest of my assignment finished then I'm as free as a little birdie til after New Year!!

Have a good weekend all

Love me xxxxx

Oh yeah ... P.S to previous post

Nearly forgot .....

Cara's application for Nursery Sept 2013 has been handed into the school :-)

I cannot believe that she will be of age to start the schools Nursery Unit!

Fingers crossed she gets a place!!!


Friday, 14 December 2012

A catch up post ....

Hello All,

No stitching done this last week as I have been running here, there and everywhere!!

Then in any free time I have been studying and preparing my assignment for my Psychology Open University Course.  This assignment is due in any day now!! Better get my typing fingers on and get it finished off and sent.

I'm not sure if I have said but I have been voted onto the Parents Council at the little children's Primary school ... I am so excited!!  I am Vice Chairperson :-) The children brought a news letter home and there in type on the school letter was my name!!  That made me even more excited!  

I went to a Parents morning at James' school and I am delighted to report that James is doing excellent in his first year of A-Levels.  In fact, and I have the bragging rights lol, James got 100% in his Maths exam!!!   I am just so proud of him.  James is also doing Computers as Physics which he is doing equally as well in both subjects!  His Physics A-Level wasn't taken up in his 'normal' secondary school so he has to travel to another secondary school in the area to do Physics.  So it was very strange going to another secondary school to meet other teachers.  He misses a big chunk of his computer classes which has been 'okayed' by his computer teacher and the teacher is delighted at the extra effort James is putting into the subject to keep up with all work.   

On Tuesday evening the Primary School at the Christmas Concert for year 3-7 and it was just brilliant!  I was so proud once again that Mark, Conor and Ryan did brilliant!  Ryan was on stage playing his recorder and he did very well despite being super nervous beforehand.  I actually shed a few tears as well.  

Over all I am so proud of my children over the last 6 months.  They have shown such courage and strength with the changes in the household since May but also the uncertainty of the previous months before brought. The children have come on leaps and bounds and have settled so much it is like having different children living with me.

I was soooo soooo proud to see them up on the stage singing and playing their little hearts out.  So I am one happy mummy right now!

Over this weekend I hope to get my assignment finished and the last of the presents sorted then I will be back in full stitching mode for the next few weeks. No school runs or running about to do.  Just shut the door and enjoy my children and sewing.  What more can I ask for.  One happy content woman right now, such a big change from 12 months ago .... such a nightmare and thank goodness it is never to be repeated!  Life is brilliant right now.  

Well I had better get my 'homework' done or the kiddies will be grounding me and banning me from the computer lol

A girl cannot be banned from playing out over the holiday period now ha ha ho ho!!

Happy stitching, knitting, crocheting, Card making, Paper Crafting and everything else!!

Lots of love
Me xxxxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Events of the week

Hello all!

How are you all doing?  All great I hope.

To start off, yesterday evening I discovered I had been awarded a blog award to I am over the moon :-)  This makes a great end to a great day ....

The yesterday Morning I helped out at the Year 1 & 2 Christmas play at the school ... well I dished out the mince pies but its a start and I loved doing it.

I also put myself forward for the parents Council a few weeks ago and I have been voted on as Vice Chairperson.  I cannot wait to get stuck in .... anyway back to the Christmas Play ...

My Katie is in Year 1 so she was in the play and she look adorable all dressed up.  

What a cutie she is

Yesterday evening I collected James from school and he did nothing but talk away and it was fantastic.  We went and did the shopping and once home Laura, James and I started to put up the Christmas Decorations but I must say more giggling and joking went on than putting up decorations!!  We had some good fun!!


Our Tree

My Stitching has taken a back seat at the moment as there are lots of things going on with school and Christmas things but by the end of next week I hope to be back with my needle in hand with nothing but Christmas Dinner to plan .... Lets hope my plans go to plan but if they don't then nothing really drastic to fuss over :-)  All school commitments will be done by Tuesday evening so its just myself and Santa to sort out and I've nearly sorted Santa out so he knows what he is delivering here :-)   

Ryan has challenged me to stitch ...

'Time To Stitch' from a recent Cross Stitch Magazine
I have made a small start but will dig into it and have a good stitching session next week on it and knock Ryans socks off with the progress I make!!

Well its bed time for me ...

'See' you all soon

Love me 


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

I've been awarded the Liebster Award

I am really delighted to have received the 'Liebster Award'

Thank you so very much to myfrozensunshine for my reward xxx

What is the Liebster Award?

Liebster is German for 'dearest', and the award is given to up-and-coming blogger s with less than 200 followers who deserve recognition and support to keep them blogging.

Many, many thanks Lesleyanne for the award.  I am so delighted that you chose me :-)

I have awarded the Liebster Award to:-

Miss Linda lee





Here are the rules, if you choose to accept.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2.  Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

3.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.

4.  Nominated 5 blogs, that you enjoy to receive the award, who have less than 200 followers.

5.  Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.

Congratulations and many thanks once again to Lesleyanne for the award xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

What a week!


Well this week has seen myself and a few of the kiddies with heavy colds but also a few things to do.

The most exciting being taking Cara to Open Day at Nursery.  She enjoyed being there to begin with but soon got restless and wanted to go and find her siblings .... oooo so cute of her!  I was amazed because with Katie being in a full day at school now the other children get the bus so we don't do school runs to school and haven't since last June. I am very impressed that Cara actually remembered going to the school!  Way to go Cara, clever girlie for a grand old age of 2!

Here she is in the car waiting to go!!

Take me to Nursery Mummy!!

This weekend sees me getting stuck into an assignment for my Open University Course then doing a bit of stitching :-)

Happy 1st of December all :-)

Take care, lots of love me xxxxxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Last Day for Giveaway

Click this link to Giveaway page

I will be doing the draw for the chat and kit winner later on this evenings ....

If you haven't entered you still have time!!

Good luck all


Asking a favour ...

Hello all!

My 9 year old son Ryan has started his own blog Ryans Arty Blog

I would love it very much if you could take a look, comment and/or become a follower.

He is brilliant at art and craft and I am trying to encourage him to spend more time at it rather than wanting to play on the computer all the time!!

If you don't want too then that's fine.

Thank you so very much


Friday, 23 November 2012

Family, Lizzie*Kate new stash and ISHW update

Good Afternoon Bloggers

My family and I have had a fantastic time over the last 10 days that my parents were staying.

It was so lovely to have them here again and we hope to visit them early next year as my kiddies really want to go to their house ... I hope they leave it standing by the time we go home ha ha :-)

Laura and mum had a blast cooking away ... gorgeous meals and puddings and I think I need to go on a diet now as my clothes don't fit now lol!!!

My little ones really enjoyed pinching Grandad's computer and not letting him use it lol!!

Ryan took my dad out to do some bulb planting and they had great fun!!

Dad and Ryan planing bulbs
Ryan, Mark, Dad, Katie, Conor, Laura, Cara and James
When my dad is over it is tradition that he has his photo taken with Katie   This started when she first had her photo taken and then the next time dad was here Katie remembered so another photo was done so why break the habit of a 'life time' and not take one so ....

Dad and Katie
Brilliant photo!!

Katie just loved having rides home from the school bus stop each day ...

Grandad the 'Taxi Driver'

I treated myself to a little new stash ....

ooooo Lovely lovely new shiny toys for me!

Just love Lizzie*Kate designs and I have stitched a few this year and I think there maybe more to be stitched next year too!!  Really am looking forward to having a wonderful stitching session and updating My Posh Thread list.

I enjoyed my little stitch along on the ISHW members.  Thank you so very much for your company :-)

I decided to stitch the Tatty Teddy kit my mum bought for me and brought it over with her when she visited last weekend :-)

Tatty Teddy kit from mum

Pleased with the good progress I made and I'm really pleased with my little self!!

I hope to get a little more done very soon but I plan to do a little Lizzie*Kate Christmas stitching and other Christmas Stitching over the weekend.  Planning to have lots to show you all come Monday!!

Just in case I get through all my stash I can always read one of my new books ....

Well I had better get up and get food organised for the hoards of children charging through my door in about an hour .... by hoards I mean my own children coming home from school lol!!

Happy stitching all
Take care

Love me xxxx

PS dont forget the giveaway

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hermit Weekend

Hello all

I have just remembered it is Hermit Weekend and since my 5 younger kiddies are staying the night with their father I will have a little stitching session later on this evening.

This afternoon myself, James, Laura and Laura's fiance Johnny are going out for tea with my mum and dad then afterwards coming home as mum wants to watch her TV programmes so we will all do our own thing later on so I will stitch on the Tatty teddy kit mum brought with her for me along with a bag full of kits:-)  I do love Tatty Teddy xxx  The kit is called 'A flower For You'

A picture of the kit I am going to do.

I went to take a photo of all my kits off mum but my memory card wasnt in my camera!!  I have no clue where it is so maybe I need a memory card in my head to remember where my memory card is lol!!

Have a brilliant day all

Dont for get about my kit/chart giveaway

Lots of love 
Me xxxxx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Another giveaway .... Charts and kits

Hi there bloggers!

With my folks being over no stitching or blogging is really getting done so rather than leave my poor little 'ol blog sitting doing nothing I thought I would do another giveaway.

I have been having a sort out of some of my stash and what I probably wont get around to sing for a million years could be someones next project!!

Cricket Kit
Just A Moment 'Old Gardners' Chart

Lily Of The Valley
'Make a Wish' chart
'Mice are Nice' Kit

To enter my Chart and Kit Giveaway all you need to do is:-

1) Be a follower or new follower of my blog
2) post the give-away and link to my blog on your own blog


The draw for the winner will take place on 26th November 2012

Good Luck everyone

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Congratulations to you!  I've sent you an e-mail for your name and address then I will post to you ASAP ... Well done!!!

News from over here .... My mum and dad have arrived for a couple of weeks yippppeeeeeeee!!!!

The children are loving having their Grandparents here!  Katie came home from school and pounced on my dad and never let him go all evening lol! :-)

Mum bought me a Tatty Teddy Kit so I will see if I can get it done before they leave but Im too busy gabbing to stitch!!

Have a great day all!

Shall be doing another giveaway asap :-)

Lots of love from a

Very happy Heather!!!


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Giveaway reminder

Just a quick reminder about the giveaway ....

Original page for giveaway posting ... Giveaway posting
Feel free to enter on this posting or original posting.  Promise I will be checking both :-)

(so sorry it has taken me so long to get the give-away up on my blog!!)

To enter my Little House Needleworks Giveaway all you need to do is:-

1) Be a follower or new follower of my blog
2) post the give-away and link to my blog on your own blog


The draw for the winner will take place on 12th November 2012

Good Luck everyone

Giveaway prize

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

What a day!

Good evening bloggers

Oh today has been a busy crazy day!!  Katie didn't feel well so she was off school.

Ryan couldn't find his glasses when he got up this morning.  He puts them on his bedside table every night but during the night they grew legs and ran off!!  Ryan is as blind as a bat without his glasses so he was off school also.  We turned the house upside down looking for them but no joy at all so off to the optitians for a nw pair.  I thought maybe Ryan had hidden them to stay off school so I banned him from the computer and TV so he didnt strain his eyes but his glasses still didn't 'just tun up' so I guess they are really gone ... walked off in the night!!  How can a pair of specs just vanish?????

Whilst Ryan was off I took him for a hair cut lol I am just a kind mummy!!!  What a treat!!

Then once homework was done, eaten, kitchen cleared up it was not far off bedtime!!

Next week my parents are coming over and I cant wait.  The kids cant either.  We are going to have so much fun!!

No other news to report ... don't forget my giveaway ... comment and follow blog to be in with a chance of winning :-)

That's all from me for now

Happy craftng all


Sunday, 4 November 2012

New creations and Little House Needleworks Give-away

Good afternoon all

Hope everyone is well and full of mischief! lol

How many of you are super organised for Christmas?! Im a little bit organised and have ordered a few presents but that's about it!  Laura and Johnny are away to Argos store to collect what has been reserved. At the minute in between blogging and a few other bits and pieces I am doing an on line order with Hobbycraft. I really must get a move on with everything else.

We discovered the other day that during our garage clear out that we managed to trow all the Christmas decorations out ooops!!  Oh well we can start a fresh with new decorations for our 'new family life'.  New memories to be made :-)

On the stitching front I have been busy with making presents for 2 friends :-)

I made a bright and colourful biscornu for a crafting friend.  My biscornus seem to be a hit at the craft club and have a waiting list lol!!

Biscornu from the side

Biscornu top

Friendship Warms the Heart stitched birthday gift for friend

(so sorry it has taken me so long to get the give-away up on my blog!!)

To enter my Little House Needleworks Giveaway all you need to do is:-

1) Be a follower or new follower of my blog
2) post the give-away and link to my blog on your own blog


The draw for the winner will take place on 12th November 2012

Good Luck everyone

Give-Away Little House Needleworks charts

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Weekend of stitching

Hello there!

What a lovely weekend of stitching I had.  I got the biscobud for a birthday present finished and lots done on my Fairy Grandmother by Lavender and Lace.  Delighted with myself.

Lovely red and green and metallic red hearts biscobud

Birthday Biscobud

I feel like I have made fantastic progress on Fairy Grandmother.  She looks yummy!  I have done quite a bit on her face but the stitches are teeny tiny and I can do about an hour at a time.  The detail is brilliant and i am glad I decided to stitch her face 1 over 1 on the 32 count rather than 2 over 2 with backstitch.  The time and eye strain will be well worth it lol :-)

Fairy Grandmother at the end of 22nd October

Now to stitch a biscornu that a friend has ask for .... Think I could make a business out of the ornies I make lol

Happy stitching and crafting all.

Giveaway for blogoversary coming ASAP :-)

Love me xxxxxx