Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A new year

Happy new year to all my blogger readers, thank you for taking an interest in my blog and taking the time to read my posts, I really love and appreciate all your comments that you leave me.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and new years, it sounds like you did from the posts I read.

I am very excited that it is now January, December was a crazy month for me at work and at our house, everything was a bit upside down with our renovations and I finished up work to go onto maternity leave, which still doesn't yet feel real. I still feel like I will be going back to work next week, but I am very excited I won't be. I am now 37 weeks pregnant, so Adrian and I will soon be meeting our little one. I can't wait, it is going to be such an exciting yet I'm sure challenging time. It felt so good to finish up at work, my clients were so generous with giving our baby gifts, very thoughtful. Now that I'm in my late trimester I am glad I finished work when I did as the last week definitely took it out of me. Now I am sorting out things at home, getting the nursery ready and packing my hospital bag and the baby's bag. I always have these ideas to do around the house like cleaning out the kitchen cupboards but my motivation is a little low at the moment, although I did manage to clean out my bedroom cupboard and I gave away 4 bags of clothes to the salvation army. That felt good. :-)
So due to my lack of blogging, that is the reason why. I haven't had time to stitch as much as I would have liked, but I still have something little to show of Achoo.

It doesn't look like I've accomplished much, but I can see a little bit. I am hoping I get some stitching time in before bub arrives, which I am sure I will. I don't set goals at the start of the year for my stitching as I don't like the pressure on myself, but I am sure I will be getting Achoo finished and framed for my parents, and two baby samplers stitched up. I will see how I go of course with a new baby and all. I would also love to dig into my stash and start a new project this year too but I will have to wait and see. There are two projects I have in mind.

I hope you are all getting in some stitching time,
until next time, happy stitching. xx


  1. Happy New Year. Lovely progress on Achoo. I'm sure when the nesting instinct kicks in you will be cleaning the kitchen cupboards lol.

  2. Great progress on Achoo. I'm sure waiting for the new baby is very exciting for you. Enjoy some down time.

  3. Hi! I'm Nia, from Portugal, I'm a new follower :)
    Happy 2011!!!

  4. Happy New Year! Love Achoo!

  5. Hi,
    I blog hopped from Kathy and see you live in Melbourne.. I loved it there, we visited the year before last and hope to again this October.
    Love your stitching I read back a bit.. how lovely to be expecting your first baby. My first is 46 year old but I still remember the awe and joy at holding her for the first time.
    I shall pop back to see how you're doing!