Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year & Im Back!!

Good Evening All
A big Happy New Year from me...Hope you all
had a lovely Christmas..can't believe the first week
of January is over already.
Tuesday was back to work & school for us...and OMG thank god
its the
Can't wait for a lie in
Was hoping for a snowy day today in work/school
We had a load of snow thou the nite and then around 6.00am
this morning it started to rain and washed all the snow away
or just made it in to slush...Boo it was off to school/work
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas...we were lucky enough
not to have any germs in the house over Xmas...i think we had
ours lending up to Xmas...which was lucky.
We were suppose of finished for Xmas on the 17th....but due to bad snow
we broke up on the 16th...lucky the kids already had Xmas parties,
concerts,pantomime a extra day off for the Xmas hols it was!
On the 20th sis-in-law went in to hospital to be induced,but
things wasn't happening down below...and then finally
had the baby on Wednesday 22nd Dec by Csection and she
was allowed home with baby Xmas eve.
And here he baby nephew Cameron,isn't he lush!!
This was taken on boxing day up my parents house
where there was 16 of us for boxing day know
chips,cold meat,pickles...yummy!!!

Here are some of my Xmas pressies.....

My Fist attempt at free hand embroidery..and after
reading this fab book by Poppy Treffy...i just had to have a go.
I think this is ok for my first try....

My Lovely mum bought Kirstie for me
and what a lovely book..just wish there
was more projects in there.

And look what my gorgeous hubby got me
A new sewing machine...and its the best.
Its so easy to use..its i can now sew in the evenings
while kids in bed and hubby watching TV...with out him moaning
about the

Its got loads of stitches it can can drop
the feed dog down for free hand motion(what i done
for the cupcake above)its got a zip foot,button foot.
It took me the day after boxing day to have a go..was to scared
at first...but i was so itching to make something..esp using the zip foot
i made a zipped purse(will add pic's soon)which has become
an addiction to me....making zipped
But now Ive run out of
Also had the usuall things...Pj's,slippers,smellies,

Anyway enough of me...I would like to welcome my new
followers....and say a big Hello to anyone
that has popped by to have a nosy...from the birthday swap.
I put my name down to join up in the birthday swap
and i so can't wait to start sending out my first birthday card and gift.

So a Big Happy New New Year
I hope 2011 is going to be a good one for all of us.
I'm hoping to sell my makes online.....more on that again!

So if I'm not back over the weekend..I wish you
all a lovely weekend what ever your doing!

Hugs Clare xx


Kandi said...

Happy New Year! Go you with your freehand sewing, brilliant! That book is on my wish list it looks great.
Little one is cute!
Kandi x

Maz said...

Hi Claire, thanks for the lovel;y message you left on my blog and for osting the photo of your machine, it looks about the same sort of machine that I already have just I cant lower my feed dogs, never mind!
Happy new year.
Maz. x

emma bear forever said...

Happy New Year Claire. Wow to the freehand embroidery, that's gonna be another book to add to the amazon wishlist. Cameron looks a cutie ~ congrats to the whole family on the new arrival x

Jenevieve said...

Happy New Year! Your nephew is lovely! The free embroidery looks great, I'd love to have a go, but I'm always worried I'll wreck my machine! :) x