February 12, 2007

Hi There Crafting Friends!

Well, after my first posting of 2007, I had to take a few weeks' break because I had to hand in my Dissertation Proposal which meant I was working every weekend on it since mid-January. Now it has been handed in and marked, I am feeling a lot more like getting down to the serious business of Blogging again - I really miss doing my crafts and telling you all about it!! Unfortunately my Seed Sampler has been languishing in my crafts bag unloved :-( and untouched for weeks, but I did some work on it on Sunday, so I only have about 2 hours to complete before its a Happy Dance. So I thought I would put up a photo when that is done, rather than keep adding a photo after only 1 or 2 hours' work!!

In the meantime, I have been buying the Cross Stitcher and World of Cross Stitch to keep in touch with XS and am planning a trip to Olympia with San and her mother in late March which is very exciting. I won £50 prize in the Premium Bonds which is a UK draw we have - the number was one of Mike's which makes it even better - he is looking after me :-) So I have a few funds to splash out on some Stash at Olympia yippeeee!!

It was really cold in UK last week and we had a fair fall of snow on Thursday, so much so that I tried to drive down the hill for a swim at the pool, found that the Leisure Centre was shut then couldn't get back up the hill again as it was so slippery and icy! So I had to park the car in the car park at the bottom of the hill and walk for 2 miles home, which was fun because I could watch all the children playing with snowballs and sliding down the hill on their plastic trays and wooden sleighs - I thought Santa was going to turn up with the presents LOL ;-D

Well, looking forward to being able to show off my Project during my next entry.


Stitch said...

Hi Ali! So good to "see" you again! Wow! That trip to Olympia sounds quite fun. That's the sad thing, there aren't too many crafting/stitchy shows over here in US. :( But do have a great time and get yourself some treats! :)

Can't wait to see the Seed Sampler!


X Stitch X

Heather said...

Great to see you back again Ali, that must have been a sight trying to get back up the hill!!!

Have fun at the show and don't forget to tell us all about the stash you buy when you're there.

Rowyn said...

Enjoy your stitching, now that you've got your 'homework' handed in! Congrats on the win - I'm sure you'll have fun deciding what stash to buy with it! :0)

Lili said...

Great that you are planning to go to the show -and won so you can buy some stash without guilt...
Looking forward to seeing the seeds sampler finished!
Take care.

Isabelle said...

Here you are my friend :) Congrats on turning in that big chunk of work! :)
Can't wait to see the Seed Sampler all done :)

Congrats on that prize, wow!! You'll definitely have love loads of fun at the Olympia.

Take care! *Hugs* :)

Margaret said...

So good to see you again Alison. Congratulations on getting your Dissertation Proposal handed in. What a wonderful feeling that must have been.
Wow what a great prize and what a lovely way to get to spend it!!!
Looking forward to pictures of the finished sampler.

Von said...

I'm so glad to see your entry today and know that you're well, just tremendously busy. Enjoy your time away. :D

Name: Vicki said...

Good luck on your dissertation! And I really envy you winning that money and getting to spend it on stitching stash.!