Monday, 6 December 2010

It's nearly Christmas!

It's been a few weeks since I last posted, I can't believe where the time is going. I am 33 weeks pregnant now, and only have 3 weeks left of work, it's hard to believe. Christmas is slowly creeping up on me, I've been good with my Christmas shopping for the moment but still have to get a few bits and pieces. It's been reasonably easy this year which is good.
This month is my busiest time of year at work, but because I am in my last trimester and am on my feet most of the day I am trying to take it easier. It doesn't help with the hot weather we are having at the moment, it is hot humid weather and we have been having our air conditoner on to keep us cool. Being heavily pregnant in the heat is no fun! Normally I feel the cold all the time, but now I am always hot without a jacket, even when it's not that hot outside, that's very unlike me. :-)

Unfortunately I've not really had the chance to cross stitch either, as we are in the middle of house renovations getting ready for our new arrival, so our house has been a little bit upside down. My Dad is doing a fantastic job though, I don't know what we would do without him. Adrian and I picked our paint colours for our house now so we are about to start painting this week too which is very exciting.
With all the house work going on I do have a progress pic to show though of Achoo since the last time I posted.

I've been busily trying to scrapbook our photos from our honeymoon too before bub arrives as it was something I really wanted to get done before hand as I knew time would be limited afterwards. I am almost done with that too.
A few weeks ago I found out I was a lucky winner in Veronica's giveaway of her lovely scissor fobs. I won the fob I loved which is called desert rose, the beading is so beautiful and I love the little charm on the end. Thanks so much Veronica, now at least I won't lose my scissors quite so easily. :-)
On Saturday at work I had a client in who loves to cross stitch too, and she knows that I love it too. It was her last appointment with me on Saturday before I have bubby so she bought in a gorgeous present for me. When I unwrapped it this is what I found.

A gorgeous hand stitched baby mobile. Isn't it just gorgeous, I was so touched to receive such a generous gift. I love the gorgeous colours going through the little fish. Alot of work has been put into it and it would have taken her quite a few months to complete. I just love it. I might even hang it on the pram for the baby to look at when we go walking.

Thank you also for your lovely well wishes about Katherine. She is doing well and has started her chemotherapy treatment and so far she is doing ok. It's all very positive news which is fantastic.

I am hoping to get a little bit more stitching done this week, because next week we might be back at Mum and Dad's house for the week as our floorboards are almost done being laid downstaris. So they will need to be sanded and polished before Christmas, and I don't know how much stitching I will get done as I am working quite a few nights that week. At least I don't have any Christmas presents I am stitching for people to be out on a deadline. After Achoo I am going to be starting a birth sampler for my sister. I might even have my little one arrive by then, you never know. I will be lucky to get any stitching done. :-)
I hope you are all well and enjoying the lead up to Christmas.

Happy Stitching x


  1. Achoo is coming along nicely.
    Sounds like the housing reno's are as well :-)
    You have a very clever client - love the mobile
    Hope all goes well with everything. Look forward to reading more of your news soon
    Take care

  2. Wow! That mobile is such a fantastic present!!!

    Glad the renos are going well! This year has just flown. Only 7 weeks to go and you will have a new addition to the family.

    Achoo is looking good. You are getting a lot done.

    There should be a cool change on the way this weekend (fingers crossed) so hopefully that will let us all cool down.

    Nice new layout. Merry Christmas!

  3. That baby mobile is gorgeous. Your baby is sure to love it. Good luck with your preparations for the baby.

  4. The fish mobile is stunning. Lovely progress on Achoo. Glad the renovations are coming along well.

  5. Achoo is looking good :)

    Love the fob you won. It is beautiful.

    What a lovely mobile :)

  6. Oh, your little one will be here before you know it! I'm so happy for you, Belinda :)

    Love the fish mobile--how sweet of your client to make it for you! And aren't Veronica's fobs delightful? I was lucky enough to win one also.

    Take care now...

  7. What a lovely fish mobile! How nice of your client!

    Achoo looks great.

  8. Beautiful baby "fish" mobile, it's so colorful, I am sure it will keep your baby smile. :) Great progress on Achoo. Congrats on the win. That scissor fob is so gorgeous. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.