Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Hello there

Here is a lovely giveaway to celebrate the Anniversary of my blog!

I love doing my blog and checking out your blogs too :)

To qualify to be entered for the giveaway please

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Be a blogger
3) Leave a comment on this post :)

Closing date 30th September

Enjoy xxxxxx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Joan Elliott Stitching weekend :)

Hello there!!

Well I had a lovely weekend stitching, drinking coffee, stitching, eatting chocolate, stitching and even more coffee and chocolate lol  well someone has to be a chocolate monster so I figured this weekend it would just have to me haha :)

My happy stitching weekend :)

I just need metallic thread and beads on but i will do that at the end :)

I hope you all had a great weekend

Love me

PS ... keep watching for my fab giveaway .... coming very very soooooon!!!  :) :)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Stitching at last .... plus up and coming Giveaway

Hello all ...

Finally the thread, needle and fabric became one again lol

I am stitching in a Joan Elliott SAL group on Facebook and this is my SAL so far ....

The fabric look a little 'bent' lol

I hope to have a reall good stitch on her tonight!  No other news from here ... all quiet for a change lol

*I will be doing a GIVEAWAY, for old and new followers, over the weekend for my Blogs Anniversary ... Watch this space *

Hapy stitching all

Love Heather

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

First day of school ....


I have just realised that I did not show off my wee Cara on her first day of school last Tuesday!!

Cara ready to leave for school

Cara at her classroom
She had a brilliant first week in school and she was so disappointed that the weekend came around! She was really annoyed with her siblings becasue they thought it was great that there was no school when she wanted to go in lol

She received a sticker on her first day for being so good and helpful with the other children that were a little unsure :) .... well this is what she did with her sticker in the car on the way home ....

She turned Abby into a Ladybird!!
Poor Abby lol!!  Cara thought Abby looked great as a ladybird and Abby really didnt mind at all haha!!

The rest of this week whilst Katie and Cara have been at school have finally managed to finish off their bedroom ...

Cara's bed

Katie's bed

The Book Corner
I think the room ooks fantastic!  Although it does look like Katie has more stuff on herside but its just becasue Cara has the doorway by her bed :)  The girls are delighted!!

Now Laura and I seem to have got back into the swing of school runs etc maybe now I can get back to doing my own things during the day .... Like stitching haha  :)  That would be so fantastic!  The last 3 months or so I have really missed it!  I feel like half a person without my needle and thread in my hand!!

Until next time take care!!

Love and stitching/crafting hugs

Monday, 1 September 2014

Good Monday Morning! (A Big one!!)

Good Morning to you all!

Well today is the first day back at school for Ryan, Conor, Mark and Katie!!  Cara starts her first day tomorrow!  Cara is delighted as she has Laura, Abby and me all to her little self lol!!  It was so odd not waking James up for school!!  He finished his last year of school forever back in June.

Katie, Mark, Conor and Ryan

Mark, Conor and Katie
(The car was parked when photo taken lol)

James did very well in his A-Level exams and has gained a place on an Honors Degree Civil Engineering course at Queens University in Belfast.  He is having a year gap this year so the course starts this time next year!  I am glad becasue I am not too sure if I am ready to let my big (little) boy go yet lol

On the grandaughter front .... Abby is doing amazing :)  She is growing so fast!!!

Buzzy Bee Abby

Abby with Cara's school jumper on lol
Plus one proud mummy Laura :)

On the Stitching front I have sent and received 3 Round Robin Pieces from June's Blog Round Robin
(I need to go through my photos and find all the pictures!!)

So far ...

Sent to and received from Kim

I received this lovely piece from Kim
Send to and received from Catherine

This is the parcel I sent to Catherine

Sent to and received from Grace

Received from Grace

and last but not least from June herself!!

What I received from June

This is what I sent to June

So hopefully now life seems to have returned to normal that the stitching will start to flow again!

I spent the Saturday stitching on a SAL I am doing on Faebook ... a Joan Elliott Mystery Faces SAL so once i have a bit more done I will show you a progress photo!

Have a great day all and be safe!

With love and stitching hugs