Friday, April 24, 2009

A Little Penguin

Well I haven't really been doing heaps of stitching lately, just small things really. I have been catching up on some reading instead.

I have just finished up a small robin that I was involved in. This little guy belongs to Doreen and we each had to stitch a letter as per her request. He didn't take me very long to do.
I have also finished stitching an item to include in my Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club partners parcel. Her birthday is some time in May and I want to mail out at the end of April to make sure it gets there on time. Just have to finish it up and off it goes.

We have had a great response to our Lizzie Kate Exchange group as per my previous post. I think at last count we were close to 20 members. We are not going to make this a large group and will have a cut off point, so if you are seriously thinking about joining make sure you get in quick before we close off memberships.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Do You LOVE Lizzie Kate?

Hi all, my dear friend Angela who is a major Lizzie Kate fan, came up with a wonderful idea to start a Lizzie Kate Exchange. I will be helping her along the way as a co-moderator so she can have some time away from it, but it was all her wonderful idea. This will be a fantastic exchange group, Angela has set out some guidelines for the group and some rules on being a member, hop on over to the blog and have a good read through. If you feel you would love to be a part of the group please email Angela with your details (as per the guidelines) and she will send you an invite. Please be assured that we will not be letting just anyone join up, we will check out their blogs (if they have one) and research their involvement in other exchanges to make sure they have done the right thing in the past and carried through with exchanges etc. We want to make this a wonderful exchanging experience for our members and will make sure that all committments are carried through by all. We have also decided to make this a "No Extra's" exchange and all you will be sending is the stitched and finished piece.
So please come on along and visit the blog, have a good read through and join in the fun. We would love to see you there.
Happy Stitching to you all.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I wanted to say Happy Easter to all my stitching friends around the world. Its going to be a hectic weekend for us so I am getting this posted early.
I am all ready and set with just our normal food shopping to get done today. I found a great Easter egg for my son who is a huge dinosaur fan, its one chocolate egg with some plastic model dinosaurs around it, he will just love that one. We usually spend Easter Sunday at home and then head to my parents house after lunch for the Easter egg hunt around the garden, my Mum usually buys my son a toy and has that as the gift at the end of the hunt.
I haven't had much time to do alot of stitching lately, I finished my ASOE Spring ornie and have that ready to mail by deadline, I have also been stitching the gift to include with my Stitching Bloggers Birthday Group recipient.
Kids are now on school holidays for two weeks and I am having the first week off work with my son, so hopefully I might be able to get some extra stitching done in this time. We are planning to go to the Fun Factory on one day and deciding on other places for the rest of the time. My husband is taking the second week off and he has decided on the movies, fishing and swimming, so we are up for a busy couple of weeks. I'm already exhausted thinking about it.
Sorry I dont have anything to show you this post, hopefully soon! Happy Easter one and all!
Until next time, happy stitching and dont be tempted by too much chocolate.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Easter Fun!

I received my wonderful Easter parcel from Angela last week, and have been unable to take a pic due to the camera going walkies.
Angela stitched me a beautiful pillow, and what makes this pillow soo special is that it is Angela's first attempt on the sewing machine. She did an amazing job and my little long pillow looks great in my smalls basket. She also stitched me a fantastic pinkeep with a scissor pocket in the back, which to my surprise also hid a pair of scissors for me, too cute. In my parcel Angela sent a pile of fabric for finishes, a bag load of ribbon, ric rak and tassels and some GAST threads. Thank you Angela, I love what you made for me.

I started work on my ASOE Spring ornie over the weekend and finished the stitching, now just to finish it off.

I havent mentioned much about my weight loss regime for a while, however I am still plodding along. I read an amazing book called The Gabriel Method which talks about losing weight without dieting, you use visualization and take vitamins and other supplements for your body that help to make your body want to be thin. It sounds strange I know, but it actually works, I have lost heaps of cms from all over since putting into action this method and also continuing to go to the gym three times a week and healthier eating (not dieting) is changing my body. Not much has come off the scales as yet, as I had to have some tests done which related to some hormone inbalances which were stopping this from happening, but I have hopefully got that under control and soo far have come down 2.7 kilos. Hopefully now that my hormones are being sorted out the weight will start to drop off aswell. YAY!! If anyone would like some information on this book, please feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to help you. The author is from here in Western Australia, but I know he has travelled to the States promoting his unique methods.

Until next time, happy stitching.