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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

I want to say thank you for all of the support after my last post, I am feeling a little better and have an appointment with the doctor after much nagging from hubby.

Yesterday was our fourth wedding anniversary and as a present I got to kit up five sisters (picture in the side bar). I have decided to take a break from the sister angels and work on the five sisters for a while along with a couple of little projects for my mums and hubbys mums birthdays which are only 11 days apart. Once I have stitched the first one I will post pics, just need to wait on more threads before I can finish.

I also plan on stocking up on jewelry wire soon too which could lead to another giveaway on here too. I dont wear a lot of jewelry myself which means anything I make can go to whoever wants it lol...

Thank you again for all of your support

Hugs and happy crafting


Sunday, 12 July 2009

I've been feeling really down the past couple of days, it's like I have taken a huge step backwards. I have lost all motivation to do anything other than sit on my backside. I cant even make it to the doctors because I dont want to take the kids and have them hear me talk about what my true feelings are so I am running low on meds too which is really not good. I have no idea what I am going to when they run out, I already suffer from anxiety attacks from the thought of being without them.

Sorry for the moan, I just needed a place to vent a little.

Hugs xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I haven't vanished...

I have been busy busy busy, decorating, gardening and more gardening. Not the fun type of gardening where you are just pulling out a few rogue weeds, oh no... My front garden isn't very big but you can tell that when the last lady who lived in the the house planted it, it looked stunning. When we moved in though it was obvious that she was unable to tend to it. There was a good variety of shrubs and rose bushes ect and I was hoping to salvage at least some of them but they were all too overgrown so they all had to come out. Boy was that hard work, it took me two days of cutting hacking and digging to get everything out that I did. I have blisters, cuts, scratches and masses of insect bites all aver my hands and arms. My hands are so swollen that I have had to take off my wedding ring until the swelling goes down.
I am going to take the rest of the week off from gardening and hopefully concentrate on the inside of the house. I don't know if I will get anything done tonight my hands are that sore, I cant even hold a needle to do any stitching lol... I think I may have to soak my hands in some icy water today and get stuck into decorating tonight.

I do have an update on my sister angels project. I'm finding this one slow going and I'm not the fastest stitcher as it is so this is definitely going to take a few years to get finished but I still love it. I am going to take a break from this project and work on a few smaller projects.

Anyway, here is a pic of the angels so far...

I am tempted to substitute the krenik threads and use white instead for the wings, not that the kreniks dont add anything extra to the project, I just feel that I need to do something that will speed the process off stitching up a bit lol... The next time I pic this project up I'm going to frog the Kreniks I have used so far and use DMC B5200 to see how it looks.

Hopefully I will have another blog update soon, untill then

Hugs and happy crafting

Lou xx