Monday, 6 December 2010

Latest Creation

Here's the latest sewing project I've been working on. I started on it about 10 weeks ago while I was taking bed rest prior to our little one being born and progress has been slow on finishing it since he arrived.

I wanted a little project to work on while I was sitting around here and at the hospital and what could be better than something for our little one. I've so loved making these cubes because every stitch I take is made with love. Of course baby F came along way before the cubes were finished so I'm doing my best to finish them off at the moment in those peaceful moments when my little darling is asleep.

So now I'm thinking they're going to be a little extra Christmas present for him.

Hopefully now I'm at home being a full time Mummy I will be back to reasonably regular blogging again. I'll see you again soon. x

Monday, 4 October 2010

A Break

So I've only just started with the blog again and I now have to take a break from it. I'm not entirely sure when I will be back. I don't really want to go into details except to say that I am in the process of the biggest creation of my life and that creation is coming a lot lot sooner than it should. I know that we're going to be on a rollacoaster for the next few months.

I really do intend to be back blogging again early next year(I can hear those of you with babies laughing at my optimism!) and wanted to let you know where I've disappeared to again in the mean time.

I will catch up with you all again as soon as I can.

Fiona x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

A fine day out.

Last weekend we enjoyed a fine day out. It had been my Birthday on the Friday so I requested a family day out at the lovely Country Show taking place in Mum and Dad's lovely little town last Saturday. There was me and S, Mum and Dad, and my Sis, Brother in Law and the dear Nephew and Niece. We were able to walk to the showground and were so lucky that the sun shone on us all day.

I love these kind of shows as they still have lovely nostalgic feel to them I think. They're as they've always been. Lots of animals to see, displays, competitions, lovely crafts and yummy food to buy and try. I particularly enjoyed the competition tent. We had to pay a visit in there as Mum had entered one of the flower arranging competitions. Rather ashamed to say that I didn't take a photo of her arrangement! I was too busy snapping the gorgeous blooms pictured at the top of this post. Dahlia's are one of my absolute favourite flowers and I couldn't take my eyes off these displays. I love all the clashing colours. There were some really fabulous creations in the competitions tent. Some of the childrens competitions in particular were amazing and I even caught my soppy Husband with tears in his eyes looking at some of them. Normal behaviour of a father to be I guess.

Of course there was lots of very up to the minute farm equipment on display which dear little nephew H was rather taken with, but my favourite was this dear little vintage tractor.

I very much liked these two ladies. They're kind of quite ugly really but they have the most stunning eyes.

I'm already looking forward to next years show and as it will be my actual Birthday that day next year I can't think of a better place to celebrate.

Well I think it's time I made my first coffee of the day and tried to wake sleepy hubbie with a cup of tea. I've been up for hours and I think it's time he joined me!
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you again next week. x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Making me happy today....

Scumptious pink roses from my very lovely Mummy.

Also, a lovely weekend away with family vistiing a great agricultural and country show, eating lots of yummy food and having lots of laughs. Then returning to our cosy home for a snuggly Sunday evening, chilling out and gearing up for the week ahead, with a bit of hand sewing which is making me very happy at the moment.

Hope you had a lovely early Autumn weekend too. x

Monday, 30 August 2010

One day of sun

We spent six days in Dorset last week. We went to our favourite place, a gorgeous campsite high above Swanage and I was looking forward to it so much. But as ever at the end of August the unpredictable British weather conspired to make it something of a wash out. There were a couple of nights when I thought our tent was literally going to take off and go flying down the hill with us in it! We would have stayed until this weekend but after a particularly bad night on Wednesday and waking to the sound of rain on the canvas yet again, my lovely husband announced that enough was enough and I was more than happy to go with his decision. I have never been so happy to step into our lovely hot shower and snuggle up in our cosy bed on Thursday evening knowing that we were safe from the wind and rain.

We were lucky though that we had one really lovely day of sun and we visited somewhere I have wanted to visit in a long time. The lovely town of Shaftesbury was not a disappointment and the view down Gold Hill was everything I had imagined it to be. There's always a silver lining in every rain cloud.

Friday, 27 August 2010


Is there anyone out there....?

I can't quite believe it's been nearly a year since I last wrote a blog post and I doubt there is anyone out there still dropping by. But I have decided to take the plunge back into blogging again. I feel rather nervous. Like it was my first time writing again. I suppose it may as well be as I'm sure I must have lost every reader I ever had.

Life has been busy this last year and is set to get even more busy towards the end of the year. But in the best way imaginable and I think it is a good time to step back in here again.

So if you are out there reading this, bare with me, I am back and will write a more interesting post in the next few days. I'm so looking forward to chatting with you all again. x


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