Friday, October 18, 2013


This week my little niece Phoebe witnessed an animal being stolen from a pet store, and told an employee about it. So proud of her - she's only four and a half years old!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I have been thinking of Cathey (aka Pumpkin) and her loved ones a lot this week. I was genuinely saddened to learn of her passing. We shared a few emails back and forwards over the years (about breast cancer and more recently our babies). She was funny and sweet. I, like many others, will miss her presence in blogland but will not forget her.

I was browsing through Pinterest over the weekend, and came across this pumpkin freebie. It seemed very apt to stitch in memory of Cathey. I will finish it as a fob. You can find the chart here

Giggsy's memorial sampler has grown a little. I manage an hour or two most evenings once Annabelle has gone to sleep. Usually she falls asleep around 7pm and she can often sleep for 10 or 11 hours. Such a change from when she first came home - where we had to wake her up every 3 hours to feed her in order for her to gain weight.

As mentioned in my last post I was delighted to win one of Melissa's blogaversary giveaways, and even more delighted when DH came walking in with it yesterday. That was very speedy! Thank you again Melissa. :-)

I'll finish up with a photo of Annabelle, who is now 3 months old. Time flies!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Meg & Giggsy

Thanks for all the comments you left on my last post. I am still very sad about the loss of Giggsy two weeks on, so your kind thoughts are much appreciated.

For a long time I have liked Pineberry Lane's Beloved Companion Memorial sampler. I knew I would stitch it one day for one of my kitty crew, but I seriously didn't think it would be anytime soon.

I managed to get a bit of time on it today while the baby was napping, and along came Meg (Giggsy's sister) and rubbed her head all over Giggsy's sampler. :-) I didn't mind a bit since it was for her brother.

Anyway, here is where I am at -

Annabelle is doing great. She has been smiling lots lately, and on Sunday she smiled at me without me having to prompt her. That was a great moment! She has been away on her first holiday (to New Plymouth to see family) and has grown 5 centimetres in 3 weeks. Yikes! My sister crocheted Annabelle the gorgeous 1920s style hat in this photo (my sister has only taught herself to crochet and managed to produce this!).

I received an email from Melissa at Words and Blooms today to let me know that I had won one of her blogaversary giveaways. Thank you Melissa. It really made my day. If you haven't discovered her blog already, there is lots of sampler and kitty eye candy so go check it out!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Goodbye Giggsy (2004-2013)

We will forever love and miss you.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever - A A Milne