Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Not The Start I Hoped For....But!!!...

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Ok so it hasn't been quite the start I'd hoped for...

I finally gave in to the Fibromyalgia flare up and admitted defeat....but on the good side things are slowly beginning to improve after lots of resting I'm beginning to get back to what I can cope with...or what I've become used to....

Right that's it, end of me wallowing and feeling sorry for myself....

Here is what I have managed to do....

I have read my 1st book of 2019. That's another 25 to go in The Goodreads Challenge and my husband, daughter and her boyfriend have all joined me in this years challenge.


84 Charing Cross Road


A Few More Books I Plan To Read In 2019


Lovely Yarn Parcels From Loop 


I've made a start on one of my sewing projects for 2019

19 In 19

Peace - Little Sheep Virtue - No.3 


A Year Long Read



I bought this book before Christmas and it is a beautiful seasonal read...with so many interesting facts. Such a treasure of a read. 

I have also started to try and lose some weight....Last year I lost a stone and miraculously it has stayed away...so I have decided to try and lose some more...but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself...I have set up a little weight loss slider on the side of my blog so I can keep an eye on my (if any) progress.

I have joined a class with my mum to try and learn how to knit socks....I'll keep you updated on that too....

Now what else have I done....

Oh yes....As I'm trying to be super duper organised this year I have written out this years 'Christmas List' and get me I've already bought some presents......I've decided this is not 'sad' this is 'organised'....

That's it so far I think...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 6 January 2019

WIPocalpse - 19 In 2019....

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Once again at the start of a new year I have been sorting through all my stitching stash and I have decided to set myself a goal of 19 finishes in 2019.....

I know I tried this last year when I joined in with 

WIPocalypse

18 in 18

and I failed miserably...

I only managed to complete four WIP's...not good!!!...

This time round I have decided not to join any SAL's as I only end up putting myself under pressure. I'm going to just use my little blog to record my progress and see how I get on. Hopefully I will be more focused and actually make a dent in my WIP's this time....Haha!!! 

There are so many projects that I have started to stitch and/or kitted in the past but I never seem to reach the finishing line on anything these days....


Last year I think I was a tad ambitious, so this year I will try to finish more of my smaller projects and see how long it is before I start something new...


Every month I will share the projects I want to finish and show my progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'


Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2019:-

1  The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
The Stargazer - Mirabilia
 Forever Friends - HAED
5  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
6  Peace - Little Sheep Virtue no. 3 - Little House Needleworks
7  Courage - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Little House Needleworks 
8 Faith- Little Sheep Virtue no. 5 - Little House Needleworks 
9  Simplicity - Little Sheep Virtue no. 6 - Little House Needleworks 
10 Patience - Little Sheep Virtue no. 7 - Little House Needleworks 
11 Wisdom - Little Sheep Virtue no. 8 - Little House Needleworks 
12 Friendship - Little Sheep Virtue no. 9 - Little House Needleworks 
13  Kindness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 10 - Little House Needleworks 
14 Gratitude - Little Sheep Virtue no. 11 - Little House Needleworks 
15 Joyfulness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 12 - Little House Needleworks 
16 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
17 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
18 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
19 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread


Ok...so that's my list...I may change it, add things or take things away but for now this is the goal I have set myself....


Here is my starting point for... 

The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace





 
My starting point for...

Dimensions - 
Seashell Treasures



And my starting point for...

The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia



Keeping my fingers crossed that I can do better in 2019...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Happy New Year To You All....

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.....


I know it has been a while since I last posted....Monday 2nd July 2018 to be exact....I'm afraid life takes over sometimes, but I am still here.

And I'm sure nobody has really missed me....


I have decided to see if I can post at least once a week in 2019...So we will see what happens....


No New Year's resolutions for me this year as I'm rubbish at keeping them and always fail miserably.

And I always challenge myself to achieve far too many things..... 

So this year I have set myself fewer challenges and I have less expectations of myself so hopefully I will do better....

Today I have tided up my blog a bit and 'Yes'  I know set myself a few new challenges, but only a few...


Last night we saw in the New Year Year at Louth Town Hall watching one of my husband's favourite bands....

British Sea Power

They were brilliant and we had a fabulous time...


And  first thing this morning we went down to the beach for a walk...to blow off the cobwebs.


Meet Our Very Festive Donkey's



Sea Groynes


Mr T & The Pier


 Pier Framework


Seaside Treasures




We had a lovely walk and then headed home for homemade soup and warm crusty bread...a perfect start to the New Year....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Monday, 2 July 2018

Smalls SAL 2018 - June Check-In...Better Late Than Never!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I'm late again checking in but it's better late than never....It's been another very busy month I'm afraid....

So this is my third time taking part in 




 Hosted by Heather over at the Stitching Lotus

(I think Heather is having a little blogging break as there seems to be no link up showing so I will just post here for my own record)....otherwise I'll forget what I have stitched.


This has been a much better month for me for stitching but this is partly due to the fact that I have had some minor surgery to my feet so have been forced to sit and sew....


I had not one but two finishes in June....


Little House Needleworks

Hot Cocoa



And my second finish was

Little House Needleworks

Little Sheep Virtue - 2 - Love



That's two down, ten to go of these little projects....so I'd better get a wriggle on if I want to finish them this year!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Monday, 25 June 2018

WIPocalypse June 2018 Check-In...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's time for a little catch-up with 

WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

I know I'm late again.....So sorry!

Each month we share the projects we want to finish and show our progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'

Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2018:-

 The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Bluebell - Mirabilia
5  Kitty Cat Row - Bent Creek - Finished
6  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
7  Hope - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Little House Needleworks - Finished
8  Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks - Finished
9  Strawberry Biscornu - Jane Greenoff
10 Mini Owl & The Pussycat - HAED
11 Forever Friends - HAED
12 Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks - Finished
13 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
14 It's Snow Cold - Little House Needleworks
15 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
16 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
17 Jolly Happy Soul - With Thy Needle & Thread
18 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

Four down....Fourteen to go....

So I managed a little more stitching in June but this is partly due to the fact that I have had some minor surgery to my feet so have been forced to sit and sew....Oh Dear!.....now that's a shame!!!...

And I am happy to report that I have managed two more finishes...

YEAH...!!!


 ABC chart from Bent Creek 

Kitty Cat Row - Completed



Little House Needleworks

Hot Cocoa - Completed







Lavender & Lace

The Spirit Of Christmas


Just a few stitches added to this one...



And finally a few stitches added to...

Dimensions

Seashell Treasures



So not a bad month for me....I just need to keep up the momentum...

Question of the month - Tell us what you think the ideal stitching retreat would include?

Well I'm not sure about this as I have never been on a stitching retreat but I imagine it would have to be somewhere with lots of natural light and comfortable chairs. Somewhere to plug in my light and magnifying lamp....the eyes are not what they were.....Plenty of money for more stitching stash, good company and delicious food and drink....I think that would be a start anyway....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening... 



Monday, 18 June 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 - June

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yes I know I'm late in joining in with Jo again from Serendipitous Stitching who hosts Gifted Gorgeousness....but at least I'm here and I have a finished project....Yeah!

This is where you can share the stitching projects which you have been given as a gift or you intend as a gift for someone else....

There are lots of ways to shoehorn a project into Gifted Gorgeousness.....

  • Any chart/kit which was given to you
  • Any chart/kit which you won in a giveaway
  • Any chart/kit which you bought using a voucher given to you/won by you
  • Anything stitched on fabric received in the above ways
  • Anything stitched with floss received in the above ways
  • Anything embellished or finished with items received in the above ways
  • Anything which is intended as a gift or prize for another person
  • Anything else you can somehow shoehorn with word "gift" into!

So here is what I have finally completed...


ABC chart from Bent Creek 

Kitty Cat Row

Ta-Dah...!!!


This is for a friend of mine who loves her feline friends....

A birthday present I think once it has been framed.


So now I need to see what everyone else has been working on for Gifted Gorgeousness.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 27 May 2018

My Chelsea Flower Show 2018...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather.

We arrived back from a wonderful trip to London yesterday. We have had almost a week there and amongst all the things we did we attended The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  The weather behaved yet again for us....and this time we stayed for a rather lovely al la carte meal in one of the restaurants booked in advance by my lovely husband.

I am lucky enough to have been to the show a few times before and I can happily say that it improves each time we go.....

Here are just a few snaps of our visit this year....

















I thought all the gardens were wonderful as always and a feast for the senses. I don't think I had a favourite this year although I did think the Yorkshire Garden was rather special....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


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