Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy halloween...

We do not usually celebrate Halloween, (but we are interested in ooky spooky stuff), so we decided to throw our nephew a surprise Halloween party tonight. He was definitely taken back when I opened the door with my witch hat on, my attractive witch nose and Tess (my black cat) under my arm.

Have fun if you are celebrating Halloween tonight!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Proud Aunty moment

I am currently stitching on Heather's RR, but won't share a photo until I am done. I am still aiming for the original 1 November deadline (not the extended 1 December deadline), as I have several other stitching comittments I need to get cracking on (Carol's RR, Cheryl's RR and an exchange).

Wedding plans are sucking up the rest of my stitching time - but surely there will come a time when there's nothing left to do but wait for the big day!?

So that this post isn't completely devoid of a photo or something interesting, I thought I would share a proud Aunty moment. Here is a photo of my sister's baby (cropped only to remove my sister's details). Look at that hand reaching out into the darkness, so cool!

Tomorrow is a public holiday, so I'm hoping to relax and actually get some stitchng done. Hope you all had a good weekend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Super mail day...

I recently won Edgar's hobbit style birthday gift-a-way. We all know that Edgar is a very generous person, who spends a lot of time organising RRs and exchanges - so it really shouldn't surprise anyone that on HIS birthday he GIVES a gift!

It arrived today, and was beautifully wrapped...

and inside was a beautifully stitched and finished Pyn Keepe ... (you can click for a clearer view)

Thank you Edgar.... it is eqxuisite, and I love it!

My good fortune/luckiness has definitely continued. On Saturday I went to browse at wedding dresses. I found three possibilities, so decided to try them on. The second one turned out to be THE one! I was definitely worried about finding a dress, so I still can't believe my luck at finding one so quickly. I was encouraged to try on the third dress, but had already fallen in love wth the second one - so that was me set. We have our ceremony and reception venues chosen and booked, and are sussing out photographers now (ones that don't want an arm and a leg).

I don't think I've posted a cat pic in a while (and there's been no time for stitching), so I'll leave you with a photo of Giggsy. I only let him play with the catnip mouse occasionally because at 6.8kg Giggsy is like a baby elephant running around chasing it and he hurtles into things (although hasn't hurt himself yet, luckily). Don't let that sad face fool you, he's one pampered pet!

Have a great week!

Monday, October 06, 2008


I was so excited today when I came home and found a big box sitting on the kitchen bench for me. It was from Neila for the Prairie Schooler exchange.

I really am blown away by her kindness, and all the wonderful gifts - including a beautiful pinkeep (my first), gold pins, fabric, chocolates, gorgeous green scissors, some stunning coloured threads, soap and handcream. Talk about spoilt!

I am afraid I can't find an email address for you Neila to send you a personal thank you, but I am very touched by your generosity. I hope your broken foot is on the mend and not causing you too much pain.

Thank you for all your congratulations on my upcoming wedding. Your good wishes are much appreciated. It is amazing what a good reaction we have had from everyone. I guess people love a wedding!

I love Carol's idea of planning a honeymoon in the UK (Carol's neck of the woods - Kent - is my all time favourite holiday destination), but OH keeps reminding me he has a business to run. Hopefully we might at least get a few days away somewhere after the big day.

Hope your week is off to a great start!