Friday, 9 April 2010


So much to look forward to : sunshine, a chilled and relaxing 4-day break, easter eggs and a visit from the Easter Bunny - only he did not come alone - an Easter Bug came too!!!

5am Good Friday Twin 2, having gone to bed the night before perfectly happy and well, was violently sick for a 6 hour duration, followed by myself at 9pm that evening and Twin 1 starting at 2am Saturday morning.  I've never known a bug hit so quickly as this one and it really was a rotten time leaving us exhausted and no appetite for choccie eggs or anything else whatsoever.  DH was an absolute angel and looked after the three of us so well and until Wednesday evening was feeling very lucky that he had escaped it  . . . oh no! no such luck, at midnight the bug paid him a visit too.  DD was away at a Birthday sleepover so thankfully she escaped it but Easter ended up being a non-event and this weekend we shall make up for it!

I've not really been in the mood for sewing after the past week's events but as it was Easter and I'm not a chocolate lover, DH bought me this month's The World of Cross Stitching magazine instead which had a small free kit of Lickle Ted so decided to stitch this.

I didn't like the plain white Aida that came with the kit so substituted it with 28count Cashel Raw Linen and used the DMC threads provided.  As it was only a little design I decided to make it into a pillow and used Mary Engelbreit's Bee fabric for the reverse, added a bee embellishment on the twine at the top and added a plant pot button for the the final touch.

Now I can crack on with 'Cluck, Cluck' ~ this design is such fun to stitch and the blocks of colour are fast and easy to do :

This weekend we have the Decorators in!  After postponing them twice now, last month when my Dad was poorly and last week due to the dreaded Bug, tomorrow they start on DD's bedroom ~ she's waited so long for a revamp and has just chosen some gorgeous Laura Ashley wallpaper and matching paint ~ pink, of course!  Carpets and new furniture will follow in a couple of weeks time so whether she'll ever come out of there again , who knows?  GCSE's are fast approaching and the studying/revision hours are long but she's a good girl and knuckles down and gives 100% so a new bedroom is well deserved!  Her friend's birthday sleepover last weekend was Disney themed and they each dressed up as a character ~ as Stitch is her favourite alien she chose Lilo and here she is complete with flower garlands :

A big thank you to all who have viewed and commented on my last few posts, it's so lovely that you take the time to do so and I really enjoy reading them all.