Friday, 6 January 2012

First and long post of 2012!

I'm not one for making resolutions as I don't normally keep them, but I'm really going to try this year to post more often and also to comment. I thought it wasn't going to happen though, I took some pictures and then went to download them on the computer only to find that the camera lead had broken. Thankfully my dear husband fix it for me, so I good to go.
I thought I might start today's post with some pictures of my children as I've never shown any before. These were taken last September when we went on holiday with my parents. First up is Bryn, he is the eldest and will be 9 in March (I can't believe how quick he's growing) and then there is Niamh and she's 5.

The next picture is of my cheeky chappies the twins, Evan (in the orange top) and Noah (in the blue top).
They are currently 2 and a half.

And last but not least is Harriet who turned 1 in December, she really is a happy content child. She's sat on my mum's knee eating chocolate ice cream.

On  a stitching note I finished 'Rosey' by LHN at the beginning of last year. I knew at once that it would be perfect for Harriet as her middle name is Rose and they have matching dark hair.

As I mentioned in my previous post that Ineke was kind enough to lend me her copy of 'Autumn Leaves' by Prairie Schooler. I loved stitching this, although you can't really tell from the picture I did it on Lakeside Linens Vintage Buttercream, it really does give it a rich feeling and complements the DMC colors perfectly.

Finally if your still reading this rather long post (thank you) this is my progress on Lizzie Kate's '6 Fat Men', again I'm using the recommended fabric and threads.

I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and that the weather is being kind to you, and I hope to see you all again soon.


  1. Your kids are adorable, Melanie.
    And your stitching is beautiful. I am glad you loved stitching 'Autumn Leaves'.

  2. Your family is so lovely! I love the pictures are all real life and not staged.Too cute. I am now in love with the Autumn Leaves and you 6 fat men are looking fantastic! Hugs and keep those post coming!

  3. Lovely kids. It's such a precious time when they are that young.
    Love your stitching, it all looks lovely.

  4. Melanie, your kids are gorgeous!!!

    Stitching looks great and good luck with your posts this year. I'm looking forward to reading them.

  5. Your children are adorable! You definitely have your hands full. When do you find the time to stitch????

    Congrats on your two beautiful finishes :o) I have 6 Fat Men ready to go at some point.

  6. Beautiful projects and gorgeous kiddies.

  7. My first visit to your blog and I have enjoyed the photos of your beautiful children and stitching. I look forward to following your posts.