Monthly Archives: January 2007

Week commencing 22nd Jan update!


My week has been hectic, but great! As much as I am stressed I am enjoying myself! So here is my weekly update!

Mon 22/1 – was due to go to Knitting Group in the evening but due to bad weather and Si being in London decided to stay home and relax! Did get to gym at 730am though for an hour with personal trainer!

Tues 23/1 – tried to sort out my beauty treatments for the wedding. Isn’t it just annoying that when you mention wedding people up their prices? It is even worse when they do it right under your nose! Needless to say the beautician has not won the right to do my wedding day makeup and I am back looking for someone else! Also went and saw the photographer in the evening. Very productive meeting and really glad we saw him! Chose our package and that is now all sorted and ready to go. Just one more meeting with him in April and we are set!

Wed 24/1 – Ordered the wedding jewellery for bridesmaids in the evening. Took my SIL 2b with me and had a great time. Also got to see my nephew who is just adorable and starting to chat more and more each time I see him! Great evening with future family!

Thur 25/1 – I was in Peterborough sorting out Mom’s outfit for the wedding. Which we managed to do and she is going to look great! I am so proud of her! She will be in cream and chocolate and it really looks good on her, best of all she will be comfortable and that is the main thing! So productive day! Also booked my hen party, we are off to All Fired Up to paint ceramics! Just up my street!

Fri 26/1 – Went to gym at 730am, another session with PT! Quiet day, not much wedding stuff done! Had my nails done again, am really liking them with gel overlays!

Sat 27/1 – What a great day we had today! The vicar who is marrying us came and saw us this morning to discuss the service etc and she is lovely! So that was good, cleared alot of questions for us, which is great! We then went into town and had lunch and then off to football to watch Ipswich v Swansea! Great time, really enjoyed it, made better because we wonb! Just been a really nice day! I did go to gym at 0750am which I am very proud of for a Saturday, but eating not so good today!

Tomorrow, Sunday and we are off for lunch at our reception venue to try out some dishes to decide on our meal for the wedding! Looking forward to that, as we are taking Si’s parents with us and I have pre-booked everything, so should be good! We are also off to visit our bestman and his family, so I will be getting baby cuddles tomorrow as well, always a bonus! I must also wash my car in the morning! So much to do!

So that is my week. Not done much craft stuff this week but fitting it in when I can!

Next week is looking a bit busy as well. Off to Peterborough again on Wednesday for some meetings and going out for an Indian meal with my knitting group on Thursday, which should be good fun! But the best thing next week………………………..

Saturday is the day we have our hair trial and the bridesmaids get to try on their dresses! So look back next Sunday to see how it all went!

Scarf finished


Well I finally finished my multi coloured scarf on Wednesday night, in time to wear to Peterborough on Thursday to show Mom! Very proud of myself and so is my Mom!

Started the baby kit on the train on Thursday. Started with the hat, and have only done about 4 rows but none the less it is started! Mom gave me her advice so far on tension, which I am grateful for! I am enjoying it (4 rows only I know!) but looking forward to watching it progress!

Will post piccies when I have a minute!

Stash purchase


I decided to get the baby set I have been looking at for months! Not that I have any babies to knit for but thought it would be good practice before I stitched adult things!

So the kit has a hat, mittens and booties and the pattern is for cardigans, so going to give them a go once the scarf is done!

Update on my weekend!


Weekend was great!

Saturday, we went and ordered our wedding rings, which is great, as I got exactly what I wanted! We then went and sorted out Si’s outfit so that is all booked and the rest of the men go on the 17th Mar to get measured! Huge relief that that is all sorted now! Si then went to football and I sat home and watched ‘The Break Up’ on Sky and sorted out my threads and started to do some cross stitch.

Calendar of lions update – May backstitch is done, finished off Dec including backstitch and started on Jan.

Sunday – my parents and brother came to visit. But before they arrived Si and I met his sister at a local wedding fair! Very productive as I may have found the wedding jewellery for the bridesmaids so going to have another look at that on Wednesday night. My family then arrived so off to town we went. They decided to buy us most of our dinner set for a wedding presents, which is just so fantastic of them! So they bought everything that was in a set of 6 and added some! So very grateful to them. Went and had lunch in town and they set off back home at about 4pm

I spent the rest of the afternoon tidying my office, as my 6 month clear out was due!

We then spent the evening doing our wedding list at John Lewis online!

So busy weekend but very nice!

Next weekend we are off to sample some dishes to select our wedding breakfast, so have Si’s parents joining us for that!

This week is rather busy as well, off to see the photographer tomorrow night to confirm the package we want, then having to be in Peterborough on Thursday to go outfit shopping with my mom for the wedding. Wednesday we are taking our nephew to get measured for clothing for the wedding as we are dressing him up! In between all that I have gym, my nails need to be done, and an appointment with the beautician to discuss my wedding requirements! So busy week but looking forward to it!

I now see how or why brides suffer from post wedding depression! The last 2/3 months are so busy then you go on honeymoon and come home to calm! Bamm depression!

Oh and we paid the balance on our honeymoon, which is great, very excited about that!

Will hopefully post some x-stitching and knitting piccies soon!

Have a good week and thank you for reading!

Weekly update!


I have added a list to my blog that details the projects I am getting finished in 2007! Have decided I will be starting no new cross stitches till they are done! Likewise with knitting, no new projects will be started till the current ones are done! 2007 is my year for completion! So do keep checking back to see how I am getting on!

Last night I went to my knitting group and had a great time! We are at a new venue and it is so much better than the last one. Lovely chairs and sofa’s, gorgeous hot chocolate and great company what more could a girl ask for! I am still working on my scarf from before Xmas but it is coming on well and nearly finished. Fingers crossed can get that done this weekend as well!

My brother collected his new car today! He is like a kid in a candy store! He got a 6 month old Land Rover Discovery. He loves Land Rovers and has wanted one since we got to the UK, now he has it! It is auto as well and also silver! So him and my parents are coming to visit on Sunday to show me and let me drive it!

Off to a wedding fayre on Sunday as well at some point!

My gym is going well. Mon and Fri, 730am is with my personal trainer, Wed are on my own and I now need to fit in one more day and I will be well chuffed!

Well I will be posting some pictures over the weekend of holiday, x-stitch and knitting projects, so keep checking and have a great weekend!

2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days till the WEDDING!


Well wedding planning is still going well! I can not believe the time we have left, and I just know that it is going to fly by!

Spoke to the lady about wedding makeup this week, and now I have an appointment next week to discuss our requirements and treatments I need! I feel this will be expensive!

We are ordering our wedding bands tomorrow. Last weekend we went and saw options etc and what looks best and this weekend, we are ordering. So excited! Si’s is plain and mine will be 4mm wide with 8 diamonds in it! So happy as I wanted diamonds! Also tried on eternity rings, early I know but needed to make sure they all go eventually!

Saturday, will also see us order the men’s outfits, and look at the bridesmaids dresses, because yes two of the dresses are made! Can’t wait to see them. Just one more to get that should arrive this month. I have my chief in one style and my bridesmaid in another!

As stressful as it is planning the wedding, I am loving every minute of it and can’t wait to see the final day!

Wedding Update


Well we are just 3 months and 2 days away from the big day and I can not believe it!

Going on leave in Dec was wonderful, however I have lost about a month of planning time!

So the update so far :

Invites – got posted 2nd Jan, a little early for an April wedding I know but due to accommodation restrictions had no choice! All seem to be well received and liked, which is good, as my brother did the artwork! So RSVP’s are coming in slowly!

Men’s outfits – we are still to finalise the men’s outfits for the wedding, this is worrying me as we are getting close! So we have an appointment for next Saturday to hopefully get it sorted!

Bridesmaids outfits – the chief bridesmaid outfit should hopefully arrive this month and the the other 2 outfits are being made this month, so that is all go!

Everything seems to coming on well! I have my first dress fitting in March so am frantically trying to lose just a stone before then! Buff Brides gym program starts Monday!

I have started my beauty regime for lovely glowing skin and also a tanning session as I need to keep my tan from hols, topped up!

So things are going well, roll on April!