Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wedding dress PANIC!

So I went home to Wales on the weekend. Took my wedding dress to my parents house, sorted out the details at the hotel, did a trial run of my hair. All great, no problems. Saturday night I decide let's try my dress on again with all the bits and pieces and it was TOO LONG! Now it fitted perfectly after I'd had it altered so the only thing I can think is that it expanded when it was steamed. Talk about a panic situation! Anyway, thankfully I had planned on wearing flat shoes so all I have to do is go out and buy a new pair but with a heel on them. It all made me very glad that I found out then and not on the day of my wedding!!

Jo Verso

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New finish

I finally did my Jo Verso sampler! I've had this chart for years and I've never got round to stitching it for myself properly. Well, I got the fabric at the show the other week so I started it and it took me no time at all. It's my 6th Project Challenge finish - only 4 to go. Well, I'm getting more finishes done but the no stash rule is totally not working! LOL

Apart from that I've been slowly winding bobbins on the bus to and from places. I'm in the 800s now. I will get them all done eventually! I also started a new project last night. I got two Sunshine Line kits - one baby boy and one baby girl - to do for some new babies. Won't say who not to give it away. I've got 6 weeks to do the baby girl one so I spent most of yesterday evening sorting out the floss and beads. Talk about a difficult job! How on earth are you supposed to distinguish between the colours China Rose, Carmine Rose, Antique Rose and Raspberry??! It was a case of find the symbols on the chart and look at the picture to work it out. I finally did two lengths of thread before crashing out.

Anyway that's about all my stitching news. Not very exciting because I'm spending pretty much the rest of my time doing wedding stuff and packing!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Not enough time and boxes.

Well not only is it 8 weeks to our wedding we are also moving on the 24th February! It's a long story but basically Craig's bro has got back with his partner and so is renting out his house. Being family he asked us first and we don't have to pay a deposit or any rent in advance. Yay!
The house is MUCH nicer! It's about the same size overall with some rooms smaller and others bigger. It has a proper hallway, a fire in the living room, a fitted kitchen, lots of storage space, a SHOWER (I'm SO happy about this!). The garden is still just a back yard but the walls are much higher so it's more secure and enclosed and it has a shed and a decent size rockery. I'm already planning what I'm going to grow there!

So I was doing pretty well packing until I ran out of boxes. The house is a total mess but I've given up caring. Our new house will be tidy and junk free I swear! I'm also still trying to battle with my ironing. I want it all done by the time we move.

I also this weekend acquired a new baby rabbit and 'accessories' - hutch etc. From a friend at our local pub. So excited! I haven't had rabbits since I was in school! We don't have it yet she's looking after it until we move but I'm excited! Wish I could feel the same about the wedding but at the moment it's more worry over will we have enough money for everything?!

Anyway, that's my quick update for now. Better get back to what I was actually supposed to be doing!