Sunday, 30 October 2016

It's been too long.....

Yes!! A virtual hug to you all as I have missed you!! I am so sorry I have been excuse really, just had a break.  I feel in a much happier place now so am happy and full of smiles to be back 😊

I guess you all want to know what's been happening all this time I have been gone? Not a lot! Ha ha 

I have been stitching away, as I do! You all know I am part of the Hands Across The Sea Sampler team and am one of their model Stitchers....I adore doing this!! I recently finished the MASSIVE project I was working on, oh yes I did!! I can now show you all what I was stitching! I don't actually have possession of it, see its on loan to an amazing sampler shop in USA...The Attic!!! Do you know of this wonderful place? Oh I have only seen photos and it looks like a real Aladdin cave of beautiful things. The Attic has a newsletter that comes out is the link if you want to take a look.... HERE.

Inside the newsletter is my stitching!! 

And the chart too....

It's so surreal seeing what I stitched on a chart and in a newsletter!! This sampler will be on display in the Attic shop all year, wonderful!! Then she will be returned back to me to treasure.

She took me around 3 months to stitch and I loved every minute... 

And yes I have moved onto a new projects for HATS now!! There was a sneak peek a little while ago so I can show you this...

It's a very pretty sampler what I am stitching now and ha ha not even half as big as the last one! This one should be finished soon, it's really interesting as it has eyelet stitch and satin stitch.

I bet your wondering if I have managed to do anything else, I do like to make things for me and friends as you all know.  Been dabbling a little....

I thought seeing as it's almost winter I would knit me a scarf! Hmmmmm maybe not! I am pretty useless! The wool I chose, very soft and I liked the colours.

I tried this, 

Close up...

Did it like it so unpicked it! Crazy right??

Tried this....nope!! You guessed, unpicked!!

Now well I am contemplating! Ha ha I just look at the pretty wool wondering what to do with it!! Ha ha
I am sure it will come to me soon! 

I thought about getting my hair cut, but at the time I could not as I did a rather silly thing.  I was in my wheelchair, somehow my glasses fell off my head and I proceeded to launch myself over the right side of my chair, over the arm to attempt to pick up my glasses.  I mean what was I thinking? Hoping to catch them before they hit the floor? Maybe I thought I had super powers! Lol and WHAM! My ribs made contact with the hard arm on my wheelchair.....I almost passed out with the pain. For some 4 weeks after that I was in agony, I mean screaming agony.  Any movement and boy did I feel it.  We went to A&E to get checked out, they don't x-Ray ribs anymore.  They are only really concerned if I was having trouble breathing, I was not so apparently it was normal to be in that much pain! I could of badly bruised or fractured one or a few ribs! Thankfully now several weeks later I am feeling much better, but still taking things a little slower just to be sure! Anyway....back to the hair cut! Ha ha which I still not had, but want to soon! I found this picture on the web under the search short haircuts! idea who she is? But I like her hair!! 

Yes, I am thinking I would like this look!! 

This year Han and I thought we would have a craft Christmas tree, I mean all these years doing crafts and never put anything on a tree! So this year that's what we are doing! The ornaments will only be things we have made!

I kicked things off by making a little ornament....

Back... Lol do you like the table cloth!?

Close up....

More to follow I think! If your wondering where I found this design it's from a brilliant creative blogger.... bug and go take a look she has lots of things to make! 

I have been keeping my swimming up... I love going to the pool to Bob about, and relax in th steam room.  I still have the lady visit me every couple of weeks to get weighed and I am thrilled with the results! 

At my recent weigh session, last week I lost another 3.8 kg !  So far since end of June this year (2016) I have lost almost 2.5 stone or 35.5 pounds or 16 kg!!! 
Slow, taking each day as it happens.... Go me!! 

Oooooooh.... Check out my new tab under my heading, I am going to place all the beautiful designs I stitch for HATS there 😊 it will become a space to celebrate samplers! 

I think by now I must of bored you all to sleep!? It's been really nice catching up with you all, I will be back soon!! Promise!