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One week, small progress

So last week was ridiculously busy.  We had 2 nights out and a super amount of work to get done.  To top it all off I have relapsed with my super bug and am as sick as a parrot.

As an aside: Who came up with the phrase ‘sick as a parrot’ and what was the parrot sick with to be labelled as such?  Are we to feel sorry for said parrot? Is it contagious? Should we be seeking medical help for the wee fella?

Anyway, although I spent the entire weekend on the couch with my friend the super bug that is trying, and succeeding, to kick my butt again my progress was very slow on Warm My Heart.  I had high hopes that I would have a page finish but due to nap requirements and concentration issues this was not meant to be.  All progress is good progress though right? 🙂

1: Start Point 2: Stitching Buddy 3: Finish Point

The was no knitting for the week and no progress on the Christmas gifts front although I have come up with a bit of an idea for Veronica.

I spent a bit of time in the kitchen this week before I was struck down with the whatever plague this is.  My dad bought me a new book and I bought me a new salad bowl.  Also have taken to lighting candles everywhere at home.  Candles also make things feel so nice and cosy.

This weeks goals are to finish the page on Warm My Heart and get started on Kayla’s elephant.  I also want to get 2 squares finished for my patchwork knitted blanket. If I get a chance I need to scoot into Spotlight for some rings, feathers and gems  and also Bunnings for string for Dreamcatchers.  I don’t know if I will get that far but I have high hopes for the page finish.

Till next week, happy crafting everyone xxx

Christmas List Progression:

  1. Kayla: Elephant cushion – Have both fabric and pattern
  2. Levi: Photo of him with Nana Fay – Must track down a decent photo first up.
  3. Jordyn: Dream catcher – Not started
  4. Veronica: Knitted bunny?
  5. Natalie: Scary Movie cushion – Have pillowcase and waste fabric.  She also wants a small stitch for her favourite band – not started.
  6. Ralph: Stencil art? – Find something
  7. Jamie: Photo with beach boarder – Completed
  8. Dianne: Not a clue – must come up with something. Hot chocolate/sundae basket?
  9. Lunam Family Christmas: Need to make 4 things for the secret santa. Dragon cushion – Have fabric. Dream catcher – Not started.  Spice mix basket – Have jars.  4th gift – Not a clue yet. Stencil art?
  10. Dad & Siblings: Memory stick of Great Grandad’s war diary’s and postcards – Have 6 memory sticks, just need to scan the stuff. Individual boxes with quick note inside to explain what is on the stick.
  11. Tash: Cross stitch photo – Finish it! Not going to happen I feel but worth a shot.
  12. Marie – Hmmmm
  13. Margaret – Hmmmm
  14. The bosses – Some sort of gift basket.  Need a theme


Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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