Thursday, May 24, 2007

Disaster has struck!

I'm gutted! With all the mayhem trying to pack on the weekend I smashed my Autumn sampler. I went to put it in a box and I heard a crunch - cracked all the glass. So back to the framers it's gone. I was so angry I almost cried.
I'm also gutted because I'm leaving behind my LNS which I love. Kathy and her daughter Michelle, who have taken over the shop, are so friendly and helpful. If you need anything they'll do anything they can to help.
I've finished part of my gift for my SS and wound all my bobbins this week so far. At the moment I'm having to travel 45 mins each way to work on the train so plenty of stitching time.
Anyway I have to go my sis needs the PC.

Moved again!

This year just seems to be getting more and more stressful. Now the plan was to be happily married and settled in Oldham with money to enjoy for a change after paying off all the wedding. Ye right.... instead 2 weeks after our wedding Craig was made redundant. He also decided he wanted to move to Wales so we did last weekend.

At the moment we're homeless, living with my parents while storing our stuff in my gran's garage, and very broke because it took all the money we had to move. Only because his cousin had booked a Luton van to move us and then the day before it turned out he wasn't allowed it cos he had 6 points on his licence. Instead we had to use his van which is quite small to move everything. They did 3 runs back and fore (3 1/2 hours each way) and there's still stuff in our old house. It cost us £200 in petrol.

At least I have a job. I got a transfer to Primark in Cardiff but I couldn't get full time hours and it's taking me 3 hours to get to work and back every day when I only work 4 hours. It's also costing me a day's wage to get there every week so I'm not very impressed. The only positive thing about it is that I've got plenty of stitching time on the train!

We've applied for a house today so hopefully soon we'll be able to set up home again. Saying that I then won't have no telephone or internet access because we can't afford to have them put back on at the moment. We also have no bed, settee or wardrobes because we got rid of ours when we moved into the last house. The 3pc suite wouldn't fit there and needed throwing out anyway. It had fitted wardrobes so we sold ours and his bro (whose house it was) said we could have the bed that was there so we gave ours to a neighbour. (He then changed his mind last week saying the bed was never ours to keep.) My mum is lending us a bed and settee to start us off though.

Anyways, now I think I'm up to date with everything that's happened lately. Except my rabbit Arthur. I'll have to upload my pics of him. He's well cute! I can't at the moment cos my PC is in my gran's garage somewhere with all my pics on it. Never mind.

Now I just need to hope and pray that we get the house we've applied for and that things start looking up.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Project Challenge Update

I totally forgot about this until I was going through some old posts lol! I'm doing well though. So far I've done:

Humphrey's Corner 'Lottie & Lulu Dolly'
SS gift
Alex's bookmark
Jo Verso sampler
Flower Fairy

...only 3 left to go... I'm glad I signed up for this. I've not got anything huge finished but at least I am finishing things for once.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I'm a self confessed serial starter...

I started another project. Yes I know I should hang my head in shame. Well I did do a little bit on my teddy bear stocking but I got real bored with it and so decided to start a totally new project. In all fairness though I've stitched on it nearly every day since and I'm enjoying it so it's going well. It's a Somebunny To Love chart from a magazine. I'm doing it as a birth sampler for my new niece Eva Joan. It's so cute! I also got my Jo Verso and the Flower Fairy back from the framers so here's all my pics:

And yes, I know I have the hoop the wrong way...I remember ages ago one of the group saying they used their hoop this way so I thought I would give it a try. The idea is to keep the stitched area cleaner. It also makes the back more accessible. It's quite good actually - I think I'll use this method again.