Sunday, 21 October 2012

Cross stitch blogging world

When i started blogging back in 2007 it really became all about stitching. Wips/ufos/stash/wish lists/exchanges. Now i look back though, im not interested in reading about a chart 'i really wanted' at that time or a wip picture with a few more stitches in it than the last wip picture. Im blogging now for me and my family, to record some memories and im not so bothered about how many comments i can get from cross stitch world. Life has changed!

Saying that however, i am part of a cross stitch world. I love cross stitching and my blog is the best way for me to record my work! I love other cross stitch blogs. I love getting comments. I feel i have 'friends' out there from all this cross stitching blogging malarky. I just like my blog being about other things in life too. That's what i look for in other blogs now too. Im not so interested in the blogs that are purely about stitching with no bits of life thrown in.

What got me thinking about all this was looking through my google reader list this morning and seeing how many bloggers ive followed for years that are not there anymore. Those i find the most intriguing. Where did they go? Are they alright? Its so disappointing to follow someones life for years and then all of a sudden they never post again. You just hope nothing bad has happened. I hate not knowing! Then there are those that used to post so regularly and be so involved in all things cross stitch world and they are now only posting once every few months. Life changes for people, i get that., but i do always wonder what's going on, where they are, what they're doing now. It fascinates me. In my 'favourites' section on google reader, over half of those i subscribe to are now no longer blogging!

So i was blog surfing this morning, looking for some new blogs to follow and found some lovely ones. Hope to go surfing again soon to find some more! Things have changed since 2007! Any suggestions feel free to let me know

Friday, 19 October 2012

A Dipsy party

As predicted, i never did get Aaron's birth sampler finished for his 1st birthday. I have, however, been making good progress recently. These dark nights are good for stitching at least. Maybe by Christmas? HA, i doubt that, ive got their Christmas ornaments to stitch soon. Note to self: pick charts for Christmas ornaments soon!

We had a lovely weekend celebrating our boy's 1st birthday. On his actual birthday, the Friday, we opened pressies in the morning, then when Caleb got home from nursery we went for a quick look around the boat show at the marina and then to Macdonalds for tea. On the Saturday we had his party, which went really well. My house didn't get trashed by the 12 kids + parents. The kids all played great together. He had a teletubbie themed party (actually just Dipsy). He doesn't even watch teletubbies (is it even on anymore?) but ages ago someone gave him a Dipsy toy and a free promotional dvd and he LOVES it. He kisses Dipsy all the time and sits enamoured by the dvd. So a Dispy 1st birthday party it was...i even handmade the party bags but forgot to take a picture of those.
The sheer joy at receiving a new teletubbies dvd
Dipsy cake

Some of the party Food! 

Thank-you Pinterest for this rainbow fruit idea!

As for this 'Palm tree,' it was supposed to be 2 but when i got up in the morning the boys had eaten all but 1 banana, I quite liked it (another pinterest idea) but have now gone off it since my friend with the dirty mind described it as 'a bit phallic' hahahahaha

So we have a quieter weekend ahead this weekend. Matthew normally bikes on a Saturday morning with his friends from church and Caleb has a birthday party in the afternoon. That's about all i think! Hope to squeeze a good long run in seeing as the forecast looks good.

Friday, 12 October 2012

My baby is 1!

Our first picture of Aaron, taken one year ago today! Ive even "scheduled" this post for 12.46pm, his time of birth :-)

Now look at him!

My big, beautiful, cheery, affectionate, lovely, mummy's boy. What a joy this year has been. Love this boy very, very much