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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday Report

At last blogger and I are friends again ,here is a not so good picture of the quilt i made last week ,it was a kitset and it literally took a hour to piece the top ,I haven't quilted it yet but that will have too wait till I have time to buy the batting for it, and on another happy note the lovely carole from creative poppy sorted out my down loading problems and I now have two cute biscornus to stitch yay.
On the stitching front things are moving slowly along on HOHRH ,I dont know where all the time goes each day but I certainly don't ever seem to have enough of it for stitching, or for catching up on blog reading sigh.
Once again thank you all for your continued prayers for my FIL he goes for his first radiation treatment today ,which is to try and slow the cancer down.I was reflecting this morning on how even when some one has lived to 97(in the case of my grandmother and 80 for my FIL) for those of us left behind it never seems enough I'm not ready too let them go the world seems lonely without my Nana here , my DD named a star for Nana on Saturday so shining down on all of us is the worlds newest star Elizabeth Walton -love you always nana.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why Dosent My Computer Like Me?

Ahhh I seem to have bad computer karma at the moment!!!!!On Saturday I bought some cute biscornu and a couple of other charts from creative poppy and even though I have the required reader I dont seem to be able to download the charts I bought and now for some reason blogger refuses to upload the photo I took of the quilt I made the other day ?
In brighter news I have been catching up with blog reading ,its so nice to read what you have all been up to i also signed up for a couple of swaps on swap-bot one is a yarn and chocolate swap and one is 5 inch quilting fabric squares they both should be fun and I dont need to purchase anything except the chocolate (yum).I am trying to work with things I have in my stash at the moment as it seems to be getting out of control at the moment lol.
Thank you to those of you who have dropped by and left well wishes for my FIL unfortunately on Friday we were told his cancer is inoperable and they they expect he has between two months and a year left.So we are all just coming to terms with this news .
Until next time Take Care.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Meet Miss Bear.

I thought I would introduce you too Miss Bear today,she is my daughters 1 year old Rotty .she is huge already but a real softy,she loves to come over and play with our little foxy Kip ,they are best friends except when she sits on him lol.
I was hoping to share a stitching photo today but I have a new camera and I haven't managed to figure out how to load the photos on the computer yet.I have finally dragged HOHRH which my DH bought for christmas for me not last christmas but the one before ,so I think I really should get going on it!!
Unfortunately my FIL was taken in to hospital this morning as his throat (he has throat cancer) began to bleed uncontrollably , he is alright now and will be transfered to another hospital later today till they decide what to do next, he could really do with your prayers at this time.
Sorry its just a short post again today but take care till next time.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Long Time No Write

Well it has in deed been a very long time between blogs, the last eighteen months have been so busy that I just couldnt find the time to keep up with blogging, but I would like to think that things have settled down a bit now.
So heres a quick up date in November last year I became partner in an embroidery shop which is proving to be great fun ,however it has also been a year of great saddness a dear friend passed away from cancer, my Grandmother spent most of the year in and out of hospital and she passed away on August 23 at 97 years old I cant tell you how much I miss her, and now my Father in law in very ill ,he had throat cancer about 14 years ago and it appears that this has reared its ugly head again ,my DH has taken him for a CAT scan today and we should know if they will be able to operate or not in the next few days.
I hope to be able to catch up on other peoples blogs in the next few days and hope that all is well untill next time take care.