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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, 12 March 2009

Spring has sprung!

I was delighted the other day when I opened my garden door and found that the first ever bulbs I have planted had grown. Only one has flowered so far but it really brightened my day to see this cute little daffy

I have been having a hard time of it lately dealing with my depression and this little guy gave me a huge smile. I decided to get into the garden and tidy up and finally sow some seeds I have had (I had to wait till the snow and frost cleared a little before I could plant them). I forgot how much I enjoy working in the garden, even if it is a pitifully small one lol...

When I came in from the garden I found my girls cuddled up on the sofa watching TV, they had been bickering all day so this was a shock. I just had to capture the moment

On the stitching front, I have been focusing on Sister Angels. I love stitching this and don't really want to put it down at night, but even super mums need to sleep!

This is what the finished project will look like, I have the background in the top left done and will be starting on the smaller sister tonight once I get all of the foliage finished behind her. This is the part I have been looking forward too.
I haven't been able to work on jewelry for a while, I just haven't had a creative head on recently but I'm sure once my new meds kick on properly that will change.
For now I need to get my girlie's organised and ready for the daily grind.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Today I need to vent...

I am having a bit of a bad time of it with my depression just now and really am struggling to concentrate on things. I have decided to withdraw from my course and start again next year after a break. This has lifted a huge weight from my shoulders and can relax without feeling guilty that I am not working on assignments.
I have been given different meds to take in a stronger dose to see if this will help, but to be honest there is so much I am stressing about that I find no difference.

So instead of coursework I have been stitching on Sister Angels and collecting a couple of other charts...

I feel as if I am making some progress on this now but there is still a lot of confetti stitches in there, I cant wait to get to a block of colour and have a good run at it lol...

The first chart I got was Angel of Cross Stitch. I have saw so many WIPs of this and fell in love with it everytime I see it,

This will be a huge challenge for me but one I really think I will enjoy.

The second chart is a selfish buy. Usually I buy kits and charts because I like them but with a view to giving them away, this one is for me. I wanted a nice landscape picture for my living room and have struggled to find something I like (I am really fussy lol...), I was browsing the website where I found the landscape for my parents christmas and found this

It is of the five sister in the highlands of Scotland, it was a common sight for my family when I was younger. We went into the highlands for day trips several times a year and loved to picnic in front of sights like this.
Thanks for looking and sorry for the venting x