Monday, 20 August 2012

All things great and small

Hello everybody - hope you all had a great weekend, first up I would like to say hi to my new followers - welcome to my little corner of blogland!
  When I reach 50 followers I will do a giveaway to celebrate my little milestone - so stay tuned!
First up is my Alphabet Girl by LHN - not much progress here, completed border and more of her dress and did her boots - run out of red thread so will continue on with the alphabet and verse...

 ... received my Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch and couldn't resist this little guy by Prairie Schooler - YeoW! :)

Started my All Things Great and Small Chart which has a collection of small designs from 9 designers in memorial of Kris from Norden Crafts - although I am leaving the memorial aspect out of it and making it more about our love for animals and enjoying them as part of our life.  The original chart had a brown coloured background which I wasn't happy about, so I chose this green colour called Bitter Betty Brew from R&R Reproductions and am so far happy with the colour choice .. 3 done 6 to go, had to take 2 photos of it separately as I used my iphone to take the pictures but you get the idea.

My youngest son will be turning one on Friday, it's been a long year with a lot of the time spent in hospital but he's well on the way to being a healthy boy and am looking forward to celebrating his birthday.  The in laws are invited which will be hard for me as they are Taiwanese and well I'm not, even though I have been in Taiwan now for 12 years I still find it hard to relate to the culture and at times find myself rebelling against it!  Naughty me I know!  After I invited them my husband then informed me I would have to cook up an elaborate meal for them wine and all and wait on them and him during their visit - and to make matters worse his parents decided to invite some of their friends along to celebrate as well and we don't even know these people!  More people for me to cook for and take care of!   Of course I wasn't to happy about that and told him he can fire up the barbecue and take care of them himself - I plan to enjoy my sons birthday and make sure he does to!  I know, I know, I can be like this sometimes - rebellious and stubborn!
That's all from me for now - Happiness is Stitching!


  1. I love your WIPs. My dear daughter has difficult in laws so I totally sympathize with you!! Enjoy your little boy, that is what matters!

  2. Hey Amanda.
    I hope the celebration for your son does well. I am sorry that you are going to have to deal with an elaborate event. Living in another culture can be so difficult.
    Your stitching is wonderful. I love all your projects!

  3. Great pieces you are working on. Well, you certainly are in a pickle now aren't you? I hope it goes well. Maybe there is a compromise you and your husband could come up with? I am glad your little son is doing better. :)

  4. Love your WIPs and finishes. The last one with the dogs might be a MUST stitch for me.

  5. Alphabet Girl looks great. Sorry you ran out of floss. The black cat is adorable!

    Good luck with the birthday party. At least it's only one day, right? Hopefully they're not staying overnight.

  6. All your WIP's look great. I just love that PS cat. I hope the party goes well - I'm with you on the spending time with your son and letting the others fend for themselves.

  7. Happy early birthday to your little one! And your pieces look great!

  8. Great stitching. The halloween cat is very cute.

  9. Amanda,
    I am so glad you recieved Jolly Jack,,have fun stitching him..also your wip's are beautiful..and you make sure you enjoy your sons 1st birthday,,it should be a joyous time for you all..

  10. Great WIPs they all look wonderful.
    Happy birthday to your little boy, and so sorry you have had a worrying year , have faith and look forward to a new happy year to come.

  11. Love the Prairie Schooler. Don't remember seeing need to go back and have another look. I like the colors in Alphabet Girl look forward to seeing your progress on this one.

  12. Great projects! Rebel away I say. They are only little once:)