Monday, 27 December 2010

I am still here!

I apologise for being absent from my blog for much of December. I've been using the holiday season to spend time with family and friends, catch up on the school work and eat far too much of course! I hope you're all having a wonderful festive season and got everything you wanted for Christmas.
I have been stitching quite a lot and will be showing progress as well as a few finished pieces when I return in January. I'm hoping to start an Ornament a Month challenge like the ones I love reading about on fellow blogs. We'll see how that goes.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Little Steps

Yet another busy week of work - both school and my job. I haven't had much time for blogging or stitching which gets me down a little. I can't wait for the Christmas holidays for some time to relax but we've still got another week to go. I'm sure everything will be fine in the end, just got to battle through!
I did manage to finish my first Lizzie*Kate piece this past week, complete with miniature buttons!

I really enjoyed stitching this little beauty and will probably do it again in time for next time. I'm turning this into a pillow when I get a chance, and speaking of pillows, I've started preparing my Twilight pillows . . .

I do all the tacking etc. before Mum gets the sewing machine out to save time. It's an old Singer that used to belong to my grandmother, so I'm only allowed to use it when Mum's around, just in case :) What do you think is the best homemade gift? Home baked things are always good for me, particularly from a friend of mine who made me a special cake just because she thought I was looking a bit down. Thanks Georgina!
On a side note from stitching, my University application was sent off this week so I will hopefully be offered places soon by my chosen Unis. Exciting!
I hope you are all having a lovely (and more productive than me!) week and I'll check in soon.
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