Friday, August 26, 2016

Back to blogging

For a while now I have wanted to start blogging again - so here I am dipping my toes back in the water.

As Annabelle gets older I am starting to find a little more time to get back to stitching.  At the moment I am working on Merry Christmas, My Deer from Country Cottage Needleworks.  I was lucky enough to win a very generous gift voucher on Sharon's blog back in May and this is one of the designs I purchased with it.

A few days ago I saw the hashtag #nationalparksal on Instagram, which picqued my interest.  A quick search and I found a sneak peek of the National Parks Birthday Club from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, and immediately knew that I was going to sign up.   The first part was released today.  I have the majority of threads required, but still need to decide on the fabric.  Annabelle has already claimed it as her own.  "What is it Mummy?" she asked.  I told her it was a cross stitch chart and she said "Thank you... thank you".  

Annabelle turned 3 in July.  Definitely the fastest three years of my life! She's now going to kindy a few days a week.  The kindy has a farmyard theme, so she even gets to ride the pony and feed the chickens.  Such fun for her.  Three is such a fantastic age, and I love the funny and sweet things she comes out with.  Every time I pick her up from kindy she says "I love to see you Mummy".  I never tire of hearing that.  I always enjoy it when she brings home her creations too - this one last week was quite different than the usual paintings.  A 3D tree!

The weekend is finally here.  Hope you have a stitchy one!