Friday, 7 October 2016

Sewing, 5K and back on the road again!!

Good Morning!

All seems to be getting back to normal here now, thank goodness! We now have a new car so fingers crossed that no one decided to try and 'hitch a ride on the back of our car with theirs!!' 

First off I have to 'brag' about Mark and Katie!!  They did a 5K run/walk with the school a few weekends ago!!  They are so pleased with themselves!  It was totally pouring down with rain too!  They were totally drenched.  Shoes took days to dry out lol I am so proud of them!  Since I could not take part after the accident, one of their school assistants said he would take them with him and his dog!  They were leaving last to make sure all the participants had not got lost or fallen ill during the run/walk!!  Mark and Katie didn't mind knowing they were going to be in last as they really wanted to do the run/walk!  It was a fun run/walk so what did it matter!!  They really had a great time walking the dog too! 

Katie coming 'home'

Mark and Ellie the dog coming 'home'

They did it in an hour and 10 mins as they 'went out'
about 20 mins after everyone else
As you can see they are very wet looking lol!!

Still suffering the effects of the whip lash and cant sit and sew for long like I used too but I am sure things will get better in time! 

I spent a few days making this Jelly Roll quilt!  I am delighted with it.  I didn't have one solid piece large enough for the back so I made my own!!  

Quilt Front
Quilt Back

This weekend we have declared a SAS weekend ... Sit And Sew!!  Lets hope that all goes to plan haha  I hope SEW!!  lol

Bye for now
Take care
Love me

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Stitching, sewing, school and a crash!

Good Morning to you all!

The kiddies are all back to school.  Conor has started Secondary school with ease :D  He is really enjoying it! Which I am quite pleased about!!

Conor's First Day
2nd September 2016
Conor and Ryan
Mark, Katie and Cara are back to school too!!  Mark's last year at Primary School! So I feel like I have deja vu the past 3 years lol One boy after the other leaving Primary school!  At least I will have a rest for a few years before it is Katie's turn!!  

Cara, Katie and Mark off to school on 1st September
During the summer I got little chance to do much but I did make a pencil case for Cara!
She is totally delighted with it :D 

Caras pencil case
11 August 2016

We had fun and Ice-cream in the park
24th August 2016

I finished my Joan Elliott SAL and had it framed!
(17th August 2016)

Now back onto Charlie Bear
(as at 20 August 2016)

I am trying to stitch a wee Egyptian hanger for Katie's teacher as their topic this month is all about Egypt but I can sit for very long and craft ... something that would normally take me a couple of days has taken about a 5 days!  A few stitches then I have to put it down and my shoulders, back and arms start to hurt :(  


Well, on 1st September some woman, who was not looking where she was driving, drove straight into the back of me whilst I was waiting to turn right!  I had been there for about 30 seconds and she came flying down the road and smashed straight into the back of me!!  She was NOT looking at the road!! Wonder what she was looking at??  Laura and Abby were in the car too!  Everyone is battered and bruised.  Laura's arm is in a splint.  Lucky nothing is too seriously damaged, except the car has been written off!!  That woman came at us with some speed that's for sure!  

So at the moment we are taking things easy!  Not quite the start to the new school year I had planned!!  

So, with luck I hope to be back to my normal self soon!  I am sore from head to toe!!  

Have fun and Keep Safe!!
Bye for now
Love me

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Time is flying by!!

Hello there!!

Wow where have the weeks gone?  Not a bit of crafting done :(  I shall cross stitch tomorrow I think!! 

The kiddies are all off school now for the summer.  They are not back until September eeeek!!  The children came home with many awards :)  Katie has a fantastic poem written in her book!

Mark received a certificate for
100% attendance in the school year
Ryan with all his certificates
Conor and his leavers gift from
classroom assistance
Katie's 'Make Teacher Angry' poem

They have been busy playing out, at tennis or at Youth Club! Busy busy busy!!

It was my birthday a few weeks ago!  I had a great day :D As part of my birthday present off my mum she sent me my Grandmothers old thimbles!!  Totally fantastic :D  I am delighted!  

All of my presents
My Grandmothers thimbles
Lovely DVD's
Abby pinching my chocolate lol
Flowers off mum and dad
No other news really!!  I need to get some crafting done I think!  I have been too busy watch Tour de France and the Wimbledon ... thank goodness the football has finished haha!! Watching sports then catching up with my chores in the afternoon/evening!

I miss my routine haha

Bye for now

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Just a quickie!! ...

Hello to you all!

I hope everyone is well!  We have been super busy here as it is nearing the end of the school year for my kiddies!  They will have finished for the summer this Thursday,  It is Conor's final days at Primary school so things have been crazy!

Here he is showing off his new PE top for secondary school!!  (excuse the messy background!!)


The back of Conor!
I have managed to make a little bag/case and put a zip onto it ... well in a fashion lol 

A cute bag!
Cara wants me to make her a pencil case for school in September!!  That will be fun!!

I also have bags to make for Teacher gifts so I had better get my skates on as there only a few days left!!

Then when the summer starts we plan to sew and stitch the weeks away :D

Have a fun time crafting!
Bye for now
Love Me

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Golly Gosh!

Hello there bloggers!

Wow it has been a month since my last posting ... naughty me!  Well in my defence (lol) my computer gave up on me so I had to wait til I could get another one!  So ... here I am ... back again to torment and annoy lol

James is now home from Uni for the summer holidays!  The gang is back together again! :D

Yesterday was Cara's 6th Birthday :D She had a brilliant day!  Tomorrow we will have a party in a Kiddies adventure soft ball playground!  That will be fun :D 

I haven't done much cross stitch or sewing other than gifts or things the kiddies have asked for!!  I am in the process of finishing off teacher gifts and I did a few cushions as a birthday present!  I am going to use the covers I did as a practise for my own sofa!  They don't look too bad lol

Practice Cushion
Penguin Cushion for Conor
Apple Cushion
The children also decided they wanted to learn to play Tennis!

So off we went to the Omagh Lawn Tennis Club!

James booked a court for us for an hour on Friday and we had such great fun!!

Katie, Cara and Mark


Well, I must get back to making the teachers end of school year gifts!  The school Summer Holidays start on 30th June!!  Eeeek not much time left lol

Have fun and see you all soon!

Bye for now

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Time flies ...

Hello All,

Wow I can't believe it has been over a week since my last posting in the A-Z Challenge!

I have been crafting and making 'behind the scenes' haha!!  Plus my mum came to visit for 5 days, which was totally fantastic :D  

I got really fed up hunting for stuff that I needed when sewing/making so I went out and bought a few storage boxes, pinched a shelf unit from my bedroom and I now have mine and kiddies sewing stuffs all organised :D

All in the one place!!
Boxes with our pen-pal letters in
Boxes of fabric and wool
Accessories in boxes in between!!

Fab fab fab!!  I just love this layout!

Miss Katie photo-bombed me lol
Cheeky Monkey!
I have started a cushion for Conor but I haven't  got too far though!!  Here is his penguin which will be sewn on ASAP 

Made from felt and hand sewn together
He does need some eyes I think :D

Cara did have a plastic type bag that the school give the children at the start of a new school year, to put their homework in.  Well Cara's got a hole in the bottom!!  So after a few carrier bags that ended up with holes in the bottom I decided to make her a bag.  I think the problem was she kept dragging the bags on the floor, as they where nearly bigger than her, which was why she ended up with holes in the bottom!!  

Pleased with her bag :D

one side

other side
I use two different designs of fabric, which was sent to the girls, by Jean.  I have lined the bag on the inside with iron-on interfacing!!  Lets hope that is strong enough to last until the end of June!!  

Last but not least ... my mum as taught me to knit!!  :D

Me ... Knitting!
Wow weeee ... I never thought I would ever enjoy knitting but I certainly did :D

I had better go and get myself sorted for school run!!

Bye for now,

Love and hugs

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Z is for ... #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge 2016

Z is for ... Zips
Which is something I have yet to try!
But I do have some on order!

Zips are handy little things ... They keep the cold winters wind off you because you can zip up your coat!

They stop the children's homework falling out of their school bag ... well, that's if the kiddies remember to zip their bags up lol 

Just like buttons ... they stop your clothes falling off which could leave you in an embarrassing position if that happened!!!  

I really do hope that you have enjoyed my A-Z Challenge posts.  I have really enjoyed writing my posts and please do pop by again!

Thank you to our hosts over on the A-Z Challenge blog!  Many many thanks for a great 26 days of blogging! 

This weekend, a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend I shall be sewing/stitching/making until my heart can sing no louder lol ... so watch out for the 'show-off' posts of my goodies lol  (or disasters!!) 

Take care