Tuesday, 28 October 2008

A Quiz. About Stitching. Lol.

I got this from my Mum's blog. Thank you, Mum, for giving me something to do!

1, How old were you when you started cross stitching? I think I was about 8/9.

2, Who taught you to cross stitch? My Mum

3, What inspired you to begin cross stitching? My Mum, Haha.

4, What has been your most difficult cross stitch piece? I know it's hardly a huge project, but "The Four Food Groups" - Mum should remember it! Unfortunately I can't find it since I moved!

5, Do you have friends that stitch? Does my Mum count as a friend? I've got a friend here in Northampton, Freya. And my partner Steve.

6, What is your favorite stitched piece? Again, Four Food Groups. But I want to start some new stuff.

7, What is your favorite fabric? Normally 22 - I go cross eye's with anything higher!

8, What is your favorite fiber? I'm guessing by fiber you mean threads? If so, DMC - It's what I grew up with!!

9, What is your favorite needle? A sharp one. I'm not really all that fussed about the make. I'm not as hardcore as my Mum!

10, Do you prefer black & white or colored charts? Black & White, for the same reasons as my Mother lol. They are easier to follow and to highlight. And I grew up with them!

11, How many Works In Progress do you have at this time? Lol, without sounding too pathetic I hope - 2!

12, How many UFO's do you have at this time? Umm, One. Because it's on printed fabric and I'm bored with it!

13, How many cross stitch charts/kits/mags do you own? I don't know. Though again, it's not even a quarter of the amount Mum has!

14, How much fabric do you have in stock at this time? The fabric that is in the projects I own! None other lol.

15, Where is your favorite place to stitch? On the sofa or in an arm chair. Depends where I'm sat at the time!

16, What is your favorite time of day to stitch? Normally in an afternoon, I'm not really with it before that.

17, How many pieces have you stitched in your lifetime? Haven't got a clue but not really that many!

18, Do you give your stitched pieces away? Only as gifts to family and close friends!

19, How many different fibers do you have in stock at this time? Again, only the ones in projects.

20, How many pairs of scissors do you own? Stitching scissors - 1 pair.

21, Do you use stitching enhancers (lights, scroll frames...etc)? Nope.

22,How many pieces that have been stitched but not yet framed or finished off in some other way do you have at this time? One that I can think of - The Four Food Groups!

23, Do you have a craft/stitching room? Nope. Would have if I didn't have Caleb!

24, Why do you stitch? Because I enjoy it and my Mum taught me how to do it quite early in life.

25, What is your most memorable time related to cross stitching? Winning a Trophy for "Please Wipe your Paws" at the Village Show in Weaverham.


Sunday, 26 October 2008

Caleb's first tooth....

.... came through today.

It's just cut through the gum, and you can feel the very top of it, but it's not hugely visible.. You can see where the gum has split though.

Thought I'd post it even though no-one will read it =p



Monday, 13 October 2008

Oh my Gosh!

I counted Caleb's bib's today, just out of curiosity. And I know people say you need a lot of bibs, but I think 40+ is a little excessive, do you? AND I only counted the ones that are clean!! I didn't count the ones that are in the wash, or the one that he was wearing!! Madness I tell you, madness!!


Saturday, 11 October 2008

Random blog just to please my Sister

Caleb is six and a half months old now and boy it's gone so fast. But I love it.
I'm slowly managing to get a social life again, even if it is just meeting friends in town or chatting on MSN. I'm having a Hallowe'en Party. Only my fella's Parent's and the new neighbours. But still, it's a party. I'll enjoy it either way.

I'm only writing another blog because my sister was moaning lol. She wants to write comments for me, but she moans that there is not enough for her to comment on.
Unfortunately I can't post any new pictures - even though I have some awesome ones to show you! Unfortunately they are on the wrong phone as the one that I can connect to the computer broke the other week. And I don't have a cable for the one that has the pictures on!
We took Caleb to feed the ducks again today, and he was sitting in his buggy just staring at them for around 20 minutes! We tried to teach him how to throw the bread too but he was more interested in eating it so we gave up and fed the ducks ourselves! After we'd fed the ducks we walked around the pond where the ducks were (I say pond - it's more of a mini lake) and then went to the play area on the way home. It was remarkably busy, which was not surprising, given the gorgeous weather we had all day today, and we waited so Caleb could go on the swings again, because he loved them so much the last time he was on them. He loved them today too, although at times he looked a little scared too! Oh, we sat him in a tree too. There is a lovely tree at the park that has a beautifully twisted tree, just perfect for climbing but with a few seat like branches, and I have a photo of Steve holding Caleb on the branch so I can take the picture, and it is an amazing picture. The sun is just shining through the leaves behind them and I just love it!!
Anyway, hope this is enough for you Mel, and I shall try to post a little more often!!

So.. Comment me people.

Friday, 10 October 2008


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