Monday 13 December 2010

Where have I been?

It seems to me it's becoming quite the habit-not being able to find the time to blog!
Believe me, that is not my desire, but just the pace of life- but I am glad to be fit and well enough to be busy:)

Why is it , that every Christmas there always seems to be something to hang over me (like a headache) which keeps me from enjoying my favourite time of the year to the max? I sooo love stitching all the yummy patterns, but I need to be at peace with myself in order to do so! However this year, a job has been advertised and it is keeping me from sewing-you see, every time I think of stitching, I feel guilty that I should be preparing for an interview.....why is nothing straight forward?

Anyway, it's Monday and for my sanity, I am going to both blog AND stitch!! After entertaining yesterday ALL day, I'm entitled to some 'me' time, but so far it's not going so good! Poor 'son' is off school with his asthma again-we have just returned from the Dr's with yet another antibiotic and 'babe' is all put out and causing a rumpus that her tv has been taken over so early in the day..... but I'm going to post this today!

I'm afraid that I don't have as many finishes as I would like to have:( but maybe next year.....
This is an all wool snowman pillow that I got as a kit from Primitive Gatherings

I think this penny tree mat is a 'Lakeview Primitives' pattern

I am so enjoying punch needle at the minute-simply because it is something you can just pick up and set down as and when. I have seen alot of old sheet music ideas about blogland recently, so decided to use that as the background-unfortunately the camera is not doing it any favours!

Finally, on Saturday evening (after spending all day preparing for guests) I stole an hour in my sewing room and cut out this little wool mitten-the free pattern from the blog hop by Stacy (Buttermilk Basin). My intention is to have it blanket stitched before this night is out:)

I will leave you with a few bits of Christmas decor and hopefully will be back with some more soon.....

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful time of the year and getting time to do all they want to get done. Looks like I will be housebound for this week, so I think I am going to be FORCED into Internet shopping, just hope postie doesn't delay:) Have I time do you think???

Take care,
Shazy x


  1. Well Miss Shazy, I for one, have wondered if you had fallen off the face of the earth! LOL I see you've been busy busy busy once again! You remind me of a little elf ~ always getting so much done in a short amount of time~ LOL

    I have always loved that snowman pillow and it turned out so cute! Love your candle mats too and the punch needle w/the sheet music behind it turned out beautiful!! Love the look of it! Also all your other handmade goodies throughout, but esp. love the quilt you made tossed over the blanket crane! Wow! Love all your Chr. decor too! Am I leaving anything out?? ha

    Have a great Christmas w/your wonderful family and I hope your son is feeling better soon!

    P.S. I will be posting a bunch of my gingerbread real soon so hope you can hop over for a visit. tee hee

    Warm wishes!

  2. It is a busy Time for all it seems. You sure sound very busy but sometime you need to take time out and just settle within yourself.
    Take care

  3. Hi little sis! ;)
    Been thinking about you, hoping you're not getting toooo stressed... Your Christmas decorations are just lovely...(I have that same PG snowman pillow kit...still in the!)Glad you were able to find a teensy bit of time to sew before school closes. I'll write you soon
    Love ya Wendy x

  4. Well this is a treat! Soooo pleased that you got around to posting pics of all your wonderful stitcheries and Christmas decorating!
    LOVE the penny rug candle mat and punch needle!
    But have to sympathise with you - got some kids off sick here too!
    You're so right - nothing is ever straight forward! Hope all is going well with prep for interview.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. What wonderful creations! My favorite is the punch needle snowman and the red/white quilt hanging behind the sofa. Did you make it as well?

    I hope your son is feeling better soon. It's no fun to be ill at Christmastime.

    Take care,

  6. it is nice to hear from you, Shazy!!! I love everything you show us! the mitten is loveeely!!
    you know I am doing some punchneedle as well (first time) but I am hopeless!!! it is difficult!!!!!
    have a great Christmas!!!

  7. Looks like someone loves Primitive Gatherings like I do. Mine maybe a bit of an obsession! Love all your pics. I have so many times almost ordered the snowmen pillow kit. Yours is adorable! Makes me really want to get it!!

  8. Love your wool and stitchery projects! Everything looks nice!

  9. Shazy, My friend Tanya told me about your blog and I am having a great time visiting it!!! Love your decorations!!!
    Hope you and your family have a great holiday!!

    Ellen S

  10. Oh girl, I know what you mean. Time just slips away, especially when there are kids at home! I have to force myself to have "me time" too. I can always look around and see things I should be doing, but sometimes you just have to do something for yourself to keep your sanity.

    The snowman pillow is adorable! I love the colors and patterns that you used on it. The penny tree mat is beautiful, love the colors you used on it, also! All your Christmas displays are prim wonderful!

    I hope you are able to steal a few more hours to yourself before Christmas gets here (it's just always so relaxing to me to be working on something). Have a wonderful week~

  11. The red & white quilt is just wonderful. And, of course, I love the wool projects.