Cross stitch and coffee

My little place to chat about stitching and other things.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

I am a mother of three great kids,3 cats and a Fox Terrier.I own an Embroidery store, and my DH owns a Foundry.We live in house that is over a hundred years old and have a large unruly garden.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Catching up.

I know amazing two post in two days!! But I thought I would take advantage of the first free Monday I have had in the last two months and sneak in a bit of computer time.
It has been quite a productive weekend for me I finally finished the quilt I was making as a wee thank you gift for a friend, I haven't quilted in a while and I ended up having to re-do parts of it which was a bit frustrating but it ended up looking all right,to make the boring stitching of the binding go quicker I decided to rent Greys Anatomy on DVD , for some reason I've never watched this when it has played on TV and now I've sobbed my way through part of season two (they didnt have season 1) this may not have been a wise choice to watch at the moment given the sad week we have had and the fact that actually I cry easily at the best of times.
Most of today has been spent doing much needed cleaning and sorting it is amazing how piles of things appear in odd places around the house and gather dust until I have time to sort them or yell at the owners of said pile to move them.
On the stitching front I am working on Shepards Bush stockings for the kids and now that I have found the charger for the camera I will be able to post a picture of the first one once the camera has charged.
well thats about all I have time for today so Take Care.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Its's been a long time comming.

Well it certainly has been along time between posts but here I am .There have been so many things going on around here lately that blogging has had to go on the back burner for awhile.
I think in my last post I told you DH flew off to England with his Dad and is always the way around here thats when things went wrong DH left on Monday and DS was assaulted on Tuesday this is along and involved story of which I will spare you the details , but it did mean endless trips to different doctors, hospitals and dentists and police station we pressed charges and the matter has been to court and Joseph was awarded damages he hasn't any lasting scars to show except for a chipped tooth.
On an even sadder note DD1s boyfriend Willam lost his mother this week ,she passed away on Monday from Breast Cancer ,her funeral was on Thursday and was truly heart breaking she will be missed by many people .Her time here may have been short but she touched many life's and has inspired me to remember each day is a gift that we need to make the most of.
So as you can tell my time has been a little short of late however we have also had some good things happen as well Joseph got his drivers license on Friday ,he was so excited and even came to pick me up from workand has been driving everywhere ever since lol, and Sarah has been placed in an excelerated English class which is amazing as this child really struggled with english for along time yay Sarah!!!!
Sadly we also had to have my favourite cat Maddison put down he was only five years old but had a liver condition that he had from birth and he had stopped eating it was terrribly sad ,but DD1 Mical has bought her two cats to live here so we now have Moon and Sabana tearing around the house keeping everyone entertained.
I have been trying to catch up with reading everyone elses posts but I am so far behind it is a huge task hopefully I will have a bit more time in the coming week.
Take care.